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Can the U.S. Constitution withstand the rancor and division of the contemporary American political landscape?  This question will be the focus of a public Constitution Day event at Bellevue University on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  The event will be held in the Margre H. Durham Student Center, 1008 Bruin Blvd., in the Quiet Lounge.  The event is free and open to the public.  Attendees will be able to share their views and hear from a group of panelists with firsthand perspective, including Rep. Don Bacon; former Rep. Brad Ashford; and former Rep. Lee Terry.

Rick Galusha, event coordinator and Program Director of the University’s Kirkpatrick Signature Series, was a guest on KIOS' "Live & Local."  He chatted about the necessity of civility to maintain a democratic society, as well as discussing the program and the Constitution itself.

More information about this event can be found at https://news.bellevue.edu/bellevue-university-to-host-constitution-day-panel-discussion-on-september-15/

Bellevue University opened a brand new center dedicated to supporting the Latino students' academic journey, both personally and professionally.  It’s called El Camino Latino Center.

Gina Ponce, Director, Latino Community Outreach/El Camino Latino Center joined Mike Hogan on the “Live & Local” program to talk about the center, which will be home to seven businesses and organizations.  University partners and employers will have their offices inside the center, with hopes that their presence and easy accessibility will provide internships, resources, and eventually jobs for students.

The Center will have an open house on August 19 from 4 to 6:30 p.m.  More information can be found at https://news.bellevue.edu/bellevue-universitys-el-camino-latino-center-to-hold-open-house-august-19/

Bellevue University is hosting a Young Nebraska Scientists Camp June 7-11 for 9th through 12th graders. The camp is focused on viruses and bacteria and features hands-on engaging activities.  

Dr. John Kyndt joined Mike Hogan on “Live & Local” to discuss this first of its kind camp and all the various technology the kids will get to use while attending.

Throughout the camp, participants will do things like collect soil samples for local tallgrass prairie sites; learn bioinformatics approaches to analyze microbial meta-genomics sequencing data; analyze how the immune system recognizes and responds to viruses; purify DNA from soil samples; run DNA sequencing and interpret results; set up experiments to stimulate cells with molecules that might be found in viruses; and experience field excursions involving modern laboratory techniques.

More information can be found at https://yns.nebraska.edu/camps/hs-viruses-and-bacteria.

Bellevue, NE has been recently been designated as an official “Bee City USA,” which means it has a plan and is committed to creating and enhancing pollinator habitats on public and private land.  Bees are a big deal in terms of the overall ecosystem and they’ve been threatened lately.  Notably, with this designation Bellevue becomes the first city in Nebraska to achieve the Bee City USA designation for its work.  To give some context, there are about 133 Bee City USAs across the country.

Tyler Moore is a biology professor at Bellevue University and he joined Mike Hogan for a two-part “Live & Local” chat about bees, their short and long term impacts on the environment, and how small steps made by each of us can help these important pollinators thrive in our communities.

For more information, go to the website https://beecityusa.org/.

The 2020 U.S. Census is entering the home stretch and the Bellevue University Library is hosting an event and offering free assistance to those who need help completing the 2020 U.S. Census.  

The community event will be held Thursday, September 10, 3:30-5:30 p.m., outside the front entrance of the Freeman Lozier Library located at 1028 Bruin Boulevard, Bellevue, Nebraska, 68005.  Staff from the U.S. Census and Bellevue University will be on hand to answer questions or assist individuals.  Accessible parking is available and a ramp is available for those who need it.  Additional parking is available south of the Bellevue University Durham Administration Building.  Face masks must be worn (and will be available, if necessary) and physical distancing will be observed.

Allie O’Connor, Document Delivery Specialist at BU, is heading up the census event that’s happening on campus.  She takes a moment out of her busy day to chat with Mike Hogan on KIOS-FM.

More information can be found at https://blogs.bellevue.edu/library/index.php/2020/09/cooperative-event-between-2020-census-and-bellevue-university-library/

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has told Bellevue University and other schools that it intends to disapprove the enrollment of new GI Bill students. The VA said Monday the schools have given erroneous, deceptive or misleading information to prospective students. The sanction wouldn't affect current GI Bill students. The university says the VA warning stems from a state allegation that school promotional material misled prospective students about the accreditation status for its Bachelor of Science in nursing program.

Bellevue University will present “Women of Government,” a luncheon event designed to support and develop aspiring public servants, on Thursday, Dec. 5, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., in the John B. Muller Administrative Services Building, 812 Bruin Blvd., Bellevue, NE 68005.

The “Women of Government” event features a panel of four female public officials from the Omaha metropolitan area: Rita Sanders, District Representative for U.S. Congressman Jeff Fortenberry; Rosalyn Cotton, Chair, Nebraska Board of Parole; Diane Battiato, Douglas County Assessor/Register of Deeds; and Michelle Andahl, Sarpy County Election Commissioner.

According to Gina Ponce, Bellevue University’s Director of Latino Community Outreach, the panel discussion and luncheon is an opportunity for attendees to be inspired and to learn how, specifically, the panelists started and have sustained their involvement in public service and government roles. 

Gina stops by to chat with Mike Hogan "Live & Local" on KIOS-FM about the program, this specific installment, and the good that happens when women have the chance to learn from mentors.

Attendees can register by calling 402-293-2000 by December 2nd.

BELLEVUE, Nebraska – Bellevue University, one of the nation’s leaders in preparing students for lifelong success with career-relevant knowledge and skills, recently launched a new 100% online applied Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) degree program that addresses both modern organizational needs and real life challenges faced by students seeking doctoral-level education.

Dr. Julia Cronin-Gilmore, Program Director for the DBA (Doctorate of Business Administration) program and a Professor in the Bellevue University College of Business, chats with Mike Hogan about the creation of the new program and the effect it can have on a single career and for local companies.

More information can be found at https://www.bellevue.edu/degrees/doctoral/business-administration-dba/

Bellevue University College of Business is hosting a free public workshop on “Managing the Multigenerational Workforce” on Monday, May 13, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on their campus.  A light lunch is included for attendees.

The workshop will feature a panel of local experts from the fields of law, academia, human resources and business, who will discuss strategies that employers of all sizes can use to manage the diverse different generations that are found in today’s workplaces.  There are currently four very different groups:

·         Baby Boomers

·         Gen X

·         Millennials, or Gen Y

·         Gen Z

Angie Longe, who is an Associate Professor and Program Director in our College of Business, stops by the KIOS studios to chat "Live & Local" with Mike Hogan about the event and how to bridge the communication gap between the generations.  

More information can be found at https://bellevue.libcal.com/event/5240844

April 15 will be here before you know it, which is why Bellevue University has teamed up again with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program and the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Tax Care for the Elderly to offer free basic tax filing assistance.

The assistance will be available on Saturdays April 6, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Saturday.  The volunteers will meet with clients at the Freeman Lozier Library on the Bellevue University campus.  The library is located at 1028 Bruin Blvd. in Bellevue, Nebraska.  Free parking is available in campus lots near the library.

Associate Professor in the College of Business, Heidi Deden, stops by the KIOS -FM studios to chat with Mike Hogan about the program and the rewarding experience of helping others.  More information can be found at http://www.bellevue.edu/about/media-relations/stories/2019-01-offer-free-tax-filing-help

A new garden project, which will get under way this spring, is part of a planned larger outdoor sustainability lab for Bellevue University.  The funds that the University receives through the grant will be matched by the Bellevue community.

Dr. Tyler Moore, an Assistant Science professor, will be heading up the project.  He stoppd by the KIOS studios to chat with Mike Hogan about the project and about how native plants enhance not only the landscape, but also life here in the community.   He also discusses how the community can get involved as volunteers in the project.

More information can be found at https://sciencecenter.bellevue.edu

Bellevue University will welcome Blake Martin – a franchise owner himself and an expert at helping prospective franchise owners – as its keynote speaker for the College of Business Speaker Series event scheduled for Wednesday, December 5, noon to 1 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public and will be held in the John B. Muller Administrative Services Building at 812 Bruin Boulevard in Bellevue, Nebraska.

Associate Professor from the College of Business, Merrill Johnson, stops by the KIOS studios to chat with Mike Hogan about the program.  More information can be found at: 

http://www.bellevue.edu/about/media-relations/stories/2018-10-franchising-expert-to-help