Monday, March 27, 2017
Nebraska Greek members show higher retention and graduation rates
A 2016 report from the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln shows Greek members possess higher first-year retention and graduation rates than their peers.
Incoming students who joined sororities in fall 2015 were retained at the university at 90.98 percent, a rate 7.88 percentage points higher than the female campus average for the same period. Similarly, the retention for men who joined fraternities was 88.95 percent, 7.65 points higher than the male campus average.
Friday, March 24, 2017
Blogs share the story of wellness
No matter the subject, students seek resources to help them make informed decisions –that’s why several departments in Student Affairs have taken to blogging. The online platform easily allows departments to share personal stories, tips and tricks directly with Nebraska students.
The blog topics vary, but together the stories promote a campus-wide culture grounded in a multi-dimensional model of wellness.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Used shoe drive through April 28
Students, faculty, staff, and the community are invited to drop off used athletic shoes and soccer shoes at the three campus recreation facilities – Rec & Wellness Center, Outdoor Adventures Center, and Campus Rec Center – from March 1 to April 28. Collection boxes are located in the atrium of each building.
Monday, March 13, 2017
Dinner in a Nebraska Home connects international students with university employees
Fifty-seven University of Nebraska-Lincoln faculty and staff members invited 117 international students into their homes as a part of a program called Dinner in a Nebraska Home. The program, sponsored by Student Engagement, strives to introduce international students to an aspect of daily life in Nebraska by connecting the students with university employees.
Monday, March 13, 2017
Student cooking competition inspires delectable dishes
On Mar. 10, Campus NightLife hosted Foodie Fest, an event that combined a “Chopped” cooking competition with meal preparation demonstrations from Dining Services and a food drive for the Huskers Helping Huskers Pantry+.
Four teams competed in the cooking competition. At the start of the three rounds, hosts gave team members four ingredients to include in the dish they created. Campus NightLife also provided other ingredients. Teams had to create an idea for their dish, cook and plate it within the 30-minute time limit.
Monday, March 13, 2017
InvAsian showcases talents, celebrates diversity
Nebraska students and others from surrounding campuses joined the members of Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority, Inc. for InvAsian Under the Sea on Saturday, March 11. The sold-out talent show featured dance groups, singers, instrumentalists and strollers.
Sigma Psi Zeta required each of the 13 performers to submit a video audition to compete. Performers came not only from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln but from the University of Iowa, the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) and the community as well.
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Our Nebraska celebrates inclusion
Our Nebraska, a series of events held March 6-10, gave students from all backgrounds the opportunity to discuss what it means to be diverse and how to create an inclusive campus and community.
Previously known as the Empowerment Forum, Our Nebraska offered events throughout an entire week rather than in a concentrated day-long seminar. Activities were sponsored by Student Affairs and the Office of Academic Support and Intercultural Services (OASIS) with co-sponsorship from the Diversity Council.
Friday, March 10, 2017
Survey and Slices creates fun environment for Campus Climate Survey
On Feb. 28, the LGBTQA+ Resource Center hosted Survey and Slices, a fun, low-stress event where 30 students enjoyed free pizza as they completed the Center’s online Campus Climate Survey.
The survey, which consists of 150 questions and takes 30 minutes to complete, gives university staff and faculty a better understanding of how the campus climate affects LGBTQA+ students.
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Two student affairs staff members' quilts displayed in museum show
As part of the 8th Annual UNL Employee and Retiree Quilt Show, two staff members from the Division of Student Affairs have their works on display. Kathlene Bateman, clerical assistant in University Housing, submitted three quilts, and Debbie Hendricks, executive secretary in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, submitted two quilts.
Bateman's first quilt is “Sunshine,” a quilt she made while taking a class at the Calico House in Lincoln. She noted that during the class she fell in love with quilting.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Healthy Husker giveaways promote wellness
As Daylight Saving Time neared, the University Health Center’s Healthy Huskers educated students at the Nebraska Union Tuesday, March 7, about the importance of developing healthy sleep habits.
Over the lunch hour, students had one-on-one conversations with peers about ways to get a better night’s sleep and gave away about 100 free sleep kits, which included light-blocking sleep masks, herbal tea, earplugs, a sleep survey and more.