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Thursday, February 16, 2017
Register to attend Our Nebraska
Formerly known as the Empowerment Forum, Our Nebraska is a week-long celebration of inclusion. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to register to attend events throughout the week of March 6-10, 2017.

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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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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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2017 Nebraska Outstanding Student Leadership Award finalists, not pictured: Angela Mercurio
Monday, April 24, 2017
Beier, Lofdahl and Mercurio named outstanding student leaders
2017 Outstanding Student Leadership Award finalists. (Top left: Eastin Allgood, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Juan N. Franco, Taylor Lofdahl. Bottom left: Brianna Ridenour, Olivia Beier, Tiffany Truong. Not pictured: Angela Mercurio.)

Olivia Beier of Omaha, Taylor Lofdahl of Omaha and Angela Mercurio of Kitchener, Ontario, Canada received the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s 2017 Outstanding Student Leadership Awards.

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Students educate peers during Eating Disorders Awareness Week
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Awareness events start conversation about eating disorders

The Healthy Outlook Peer Educators, University Health Center, Women’s Center and several other campus organizations collaborated to create a series of events celebrating Eating Disorder Awareness Week February 27 through March 6.

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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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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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Healthy Huskers pass out sleep kits
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.

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Outdoor Adventure Center Coordinator Todd Grier introduces the concept of risk management at the Feb. 14 RSO workshop
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
RSO workshops provide student groups with tools for success

Student Involvement hosted recognized student organization (RSO) workshops on risk management, motivation and inspiration, civil discourse and navigating the Student Organization Financial Services (SOFS).

Director of Risk Management and Insured Benefits Gayle Schanou, Outdoor Adventure Center Coordinator Todd Grier and Coordinator of Fraternity Life Jon Gayer led the risk management workshop on Feb. 14. The presenters discussed perceived risk and how to be prepared for unexpected situations.

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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.

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