civic engagement

Participants in the Mandela Fellows program sort donations to the Homeless Prevention Center.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Mandela Fellows say Nebraska fosters a culture of giving

On a warm Friday afternoon, eight fellows visiting Nebraska through the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders volunteered to sort goods at the Homeless Prevention Center as part of the Civic Leadership Institute. The Office of International Engagement, in collaboration with the College of Education and Human Sciences, the College of Journalism and the Center for Civic Engagement, provides leadership for the Institute.

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Franco's List recipients, spring 2017
Friday, April 21, 2017
43 students honored for character and civic engagement

A combined ceremony on Thursday, April 19, recognized positive achievements for students named to ‘Franco’s List’ and those who earned certificates and service awards through the Center for Civic Engagement. At the event the Character Council debuted two new distinctions, the Sam Foltz Award and the Franco Fund Scholarship.

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University of Nebraska-Lincoln Big Red Talk with Tyler Riewer of charity:water
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Tyler Riewer of charity:water kicks off Big Red Talks

On Tuesday, March 28, Tyler Riewer, Brand Content Lead at charity:water, spoke to Nebraska students and campus community members about the influence that activities outside classroom played in his professional experiences.

A 2004 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Riewer worked in the advertising field for eight years. While working in Portland, charity:water, a nonprofit dedicated to providing clean water to people in need, reached out to ask him to join their team.

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Contestants slice bread
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.

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Students share their thoughts with politicians at the Night of Listening at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Students share their hopes for the future at the Night of Listening

On Tuesday, Feb. 21, students shared their visions for the future with local representatives at Night of Listening, an event sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement, ASUN, the Office of Academic Success and Intercultural Services and the College of Arts and Sciences. City Councilpersons Leirion Gaylor-Baird, Carl Eskridge and Jane Raybould were in attendance along with State Sens. John Lowe, Adam Morfeld and Anna Wishart. Sen. Ben Sasse’s outreach coordinator Ryan Broker spoke on his behalf.

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Night of Listening flyer
Sunday, February 12, 2017
Center for Civic Engagement to host Night of Listening
This upcoming event will create an environment where recognized student organizations (RSOs) and students can share their political hopes and visions with public officials and one another.

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Monday, January 23, 2017
MLK Week encourages reflection and rallying

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln recently celebrated Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy and reflected upon the role of his dream in America today. Multiple events in January called upon the university community to perpetuate social justice through education and meaningful conversations.

Keynote Speaker: Ryan Mack

On Wednesday, Jan. 18, students, faculty and staff gathered in the Nebraska Union auditorium for the MLK Week Chancellor’s Program.

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Franco's List recipients for fall 2016
Monday, November 21, 2016
Recipients of Franco's List and Give Back. Big. Awards Announced

Franco's List

On Friday, Nov. 18, the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Juan N. Franco and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Character Council awarded 30 students with the Franco’s List distinction. Staff, faculty, and friends and family of the recipients were in attendance as guest speaker Dr. Ann Koopman opened the ceremony with inspirational quotations. Koopman thanked the students for making a positive impact on campus and in the community. 

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Students load donation barrels to give back to the Lincoln community
Monday, November 14, 2016
Dare to Care Encourages Students to Collect Food for the Lincoln Community

This November, the Center for Civic Engagement hosted its 12th Dare to Care food drive. Donations to Dare to Care benefit not only the Food Bank of Lincoln, but also OpeN Shelf the current resource for Nebraska students who do not have money to purchase food and other goods. 

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Friday, October 14, 2016
ASUN Helps Students Register to Vote

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