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Students color pages from the Women's Center.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
New student leadership retreat to focus on inclusive leadership
The retreat entitled Leadership OutLOUD: Building Confident Leaders and Vocal Advocates will take place October 20-21, 2017. Applications are due Oct. 6.

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Delta Sigma Theta and Sigma Lambda Beta at University of Nebraska-Lincoln win the Stroll Off competition.
Monday, September 11, 2017
Delta Sigma Theta and Sigma Lambda Beta earn Stroll Off top honors
Hosted by the Office of Academic Success and Intercultural Services (OASIS) in conjunction with the National Pan-Hellenic Council and Multicultural Greek Councils at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, this year’s event included three fraternities and three sororities competing for recognition plaques and a cash prize.

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Polynesian torch dancer at University of Nebraska-Lincoln OASIS Kickoff event on Aug. 27, 2017.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
OASIS invites campus to explore diverse cultures
Hawaiian flora, a flaming torch and Polynesian dancers may seem unlikely in Nebraska, but that’s exactly what attendees experienced at the OASIS Kickoff event

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Native American dancer performs on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln green space at the UNITE powwow.
Monday, April 24, 2017
UNITE powwow honors graduates and celebrates traditions

On Saturday, April 22 the University of Nebraska Inter-Tribal Exchange (UNITE) hosted a powwow on the Nebraska Union green space to honor graduates. Hundreds of community members and Nebraska affiliates gathered to watch traditional dances and socialize.

“Not only are powwows a social gathering but [they’re] also a celebration,” said Angelica Solomon, treasure of UNITE. “We invite graduates of all levels to come out and celebrate their accomplishment.”

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DJs battle it out while the crowd moves to the music.
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Battle of the DJs brings nightlife atmosphere to campus

On Tuesday, April 11, the Office of Academic Support and Intercultural Services (OASIS) hosted Battle of the DJs in the Centennial Room in the Nebraska Union as part of the JGMC/OASIS Week festivities.

Students danced, played games, enjoyed food and socialized while DJ Mengistu and the UNL DJ Club played and mixed tracks. The evening also included a performance from the UNL Hip Hop Dance Club.

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Student looks at photo in Mandala Lounge
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Mandala Lounge unveiling kicks off JGMC & OASIS Week

On Monday, April 10, staff at the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center unveiled new canvas prints in the Mandala Lounge during the JGMC & OASIS Open House event.

A snapshot of the original culture center of 1950 flanks the left side of the gallery while photos from events like Lunar New Year, Dish It Up, the step show and InvAsian tell the story of the building and its associated programs. An image from the construction of the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center in 2009 completes the symmetrical pattern.

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Mitchell Strong, Jr. speaks at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Friday, April 7, 2017
Courage to Persist workshop provides keys to success

On Thursday, April 6, Student Support Services (SSS) and the Office of Academic Success and Intercultural Services (OASIS) hosted The Courage to Persist, a workshop focused on how to overcome adversity to be successful.

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Korean fan dance
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.

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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.

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Autumn Branch and Andrea Fulgiam shared their experiences with Mizzou's Concerned Student 1950 protest with Nebraska students in the OASIS Student Lounge.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
How to be an activist: Tips from organizers of Mizzou’s Concerned Student 1950 protest

On Tuesday, Feb. 21, Autumn Branch and Andrea Fulgiam shared their experiences with Mizzou's Concerned Student 1950 protest.

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