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quarterly meeting on June 6

The Latino-American Commission will host a Quarterly Meeting on Saturday, June 6, 2015.
The meeting will take place at the historic Ferguson House located at 700 S. 16th Street in Lincoln, Nebraska.
The meeting will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and is open to the public. Time will be allocated for public comments within the first hour of the meeting. We encourage those wishing to speak to call our office ahead of time, in effort to provide better accommodations.

The agenda for the Quarterly Meeting will be kept concurrent and made available for public inspection at the Commission's office. For further information, please contact us at (402) 471-2791.


latina summer academy

The College of Saint Mary in Omaha is currently accepting applications for the 14th Annual Latina Summer Academy to be held June 21 to June 26, 2015, and the 2nd Annual African / African American Summer Academy to be held July 12 to July 17, 2015.

The Summer Academies are five-day educational symposiums whose goal is to enhance a young woman's self-esteem, provide an in-depth view of higher education, and motivate them to opt for a college education. CSM faculty and bilingual staff will closely supervise students.

This year's theme for both Academies is CSI @ CSM with a focus on forensic science. Students will stay in the residence halls, learn about forensic science in morning classes, have lunches with community leaders, go on educational field trips, journaling, use technology to document projects, and engage in healthy outdoor activities such as swimming, self-defense training, and Zumba.

The Latina and African American Summer Academies will begin on a Sunday afternoon and end Friday evening with a family picnic and graduation. The deadline to register for the Latina Summer Academy is May 15. The deadline to register for the African / African American Summer Academy is June 15.

What is the College of Saint Mary?
The College of Saint Mary (CSM) is a private all-girls
Catholic university dedicated to the education of women. Students will explore math and science career possibilities, board in the college dormitory and experience college life while still in high school.

What are the eligibility requirements?

To be eligible, the applicants to the Latina Summer Academy must be a female high school student of Hispanic descent entering the 10th or 11th grade.

For more information on the Latina Summer Academy, contact Kayla Johnson at 402-399-2410 or email

For information in Spanish, contact Patricia Saavedra at 402-399-2406 or email

Applicants to the African / African American Summer Academy must be female African or African American high school students entering the 10th or 11th grade.

For more information on the African / African American Summer Academy, contact Diane Proulx at 402-399-2456 or email

To enter, complete and mail the application form along with a $25 registration fee. Make checks payable to the College of Saint Mary. Participants in the Academy will also become eligible for a special college scholarship to the College.

Printer-friendly copy of the Latina Summer Academy application in English and Spanish.

Printer-friendly copy of the African / African American Summer Academy application.

To apply online, fill out the application below and either mail-in the $25 registration fee or arrange payment with the organizers.

Apply online to the Latina Summer Academy.

Apply online to the African / African American Summer Academy.


The State of Nebraska Governor's Office has released a list of current and upcoming openings on Boards and Commissions that are appointed by the Governor.

If interested, please complete the online application prior to the end of the month of their deadlines. Upcoming Deadlines:

April 2015:

  1. Capitol Commission
  2. Historical Records Advisory Board
  3. Professional Practices Commission
  4. ServeNebraska


May 2015:

  1. Dry Bean Commission
  2. Liquor Control Commission
  3. Motor Vehicle Industry Licensing Board
  4. State College System Board of Trustees - Student Representatives


June 2015:

  1. Accountability & Disclosure Commission
  2. Corn Development, Utilization & Marketing Board
  3. Environmental Quality Council
  4. Nebraska Exchange Stakeholder Commission
  5. Grape & Winery Board
  6. Commission on Housing & Homelessness
  7. Commission on Industrial Relations
  8. Nebraska Library Commission
  9. Commission on Problem Gambling
  10. Wheat Development, Utilization & Marketing Board
  11. Women's Health Initiative Advisory Council
  12. Nebraska Youth Council

For a printer-friendly copy, click here. For a list of Board positions that are open due to resignations or unfilled positions, click here. To apply for a position, click here.

If you have questions about requirements for any of the Boards or Commissions listed please contact Kathleen Dolezal at 402-471-1971 or email:

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