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We are so looking forward to connecting with you!

CPACS Collective

Welcome to the First-Ever CPACS Collective e-Newsletter! 

Welcome to the CPACS Collective. After a hiatus from paper newsletters, we decided to use this format to reconnect with you. The College is teeming with activity and overflowing with accomplishments. Below you will read about the achievements of our students and alumni. You will also see our high rankings, the opportunities we offer students, and data resources we offer to everyone. Maybe most important, read about how our emergency management student Alyssa Spartz helped respond to the devastating flooding that hit the state earlier this year. This is the essence of CPACS: to engage students in social problems and empower them to solve them. With students like her, I am optimistic about our future.

And you may wonder where the name for this newsletter came from. We did it in classic CPACS fashion. At our holiday faculty-staff luncheon, we put ballots on each table, people talked and cast their ballots and this was the run-away winner. It is a good choice because the definition of the word is: “done by people acting as a group.” That’s what we do, and that is the only way to make progress.

John Bartle, CPACS Dean


UNO Online Criminal Justice Program Ranked Nation's Best

U.S. News & World Report’s new rankings name the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s online criminology and criminal justice graduate program the nation’s No. 1 program of its kind. 


CPACS Graduate Programs Ranked Among Best in Field

The new rankings place UNO’s overall public administration programming tied at No. 25 in the nation. Several specialty public administration areas were also ranked highly.


Increased Enrollments, Unbeatable Retention 

The College of Public Affairs and Community Service has had another outstanding year for the record books. 


UNO Tapped by Jet Linx and Southwest for Pilot Pathways Program 

This fall, Southwest Airlines launched a new career program in partnership with Jet Linx Aviation and the University of Nebraska at Omaha, along with three other universities and five industry partners.



Governing Website Now Live via CPAR

The UNO Center for Public Affairs Research (CPAR) is working with Governing Magazine to offer compelling insights from sources you trust.


Emergency Management Senior Helps Restore Flood-Ravaged Fairgrounds

When the University of Nebraska put out a call searching for students to assist in flood recovery efforts, Alyssa Spartz didn’t hesitate.


Urban Studies Grad’s New Book is a Captivating Story of Resilience

Garry Clark’s journey from Washington D.C. to Fremont ran through the University of Nebraska at Omaha.


Flying Mavericks Once Again Finish in the Top 10 at National Competition

UNO's Flying Mavericks earn ninth place overall in a national aviation competition against some of the nation's top collegiate aviators.
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