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Dr. Franco enjoys hosting his last Franco Friday networking event for staff members.
Friday, April 21, 2017
Staff celebrate the last Franco Friday

On Friday, April 21, the last Franco Friday networking event took place at the Recreation and Wellness Center on East Campus. Prior to the event, Student Affairs Staff Council members encouraged City Campus employees to take the bus to East Campus to broaden their campus knowledge.

The event took place in the new test kitchen where Campus Recreation offered Scooter’s coffee and fruit and yogurt parfaits to attendees.

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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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The newly remodeled Georgian Suite
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Remodeled Georgian Suite open for reservations

The newly remodeled Georgian Suite offers a capacity of 125, expanding the Nebraska Unions room offerings on City Campus. 

A remodel began in the summer 2016 and was completed this earlier this spring. The red drapes, dark tones and chandelier lighting synonymous with the older decor were replaced with lighter modern finishes and that match look of other newly renovated spaces like the Big Ten Room and Colonial Room.

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University of Nebraska-Lincoln Greek Weekend 2017
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Greek Weekend filled with activities, friendly competition

From Friday, April 7 to Monday, April 10, sororities and fraternities participated in Greek Weekend. Groups of chapters called triads worked together to try and win Greek Weekend bragging rights.

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Staff from University Housing moves into new offices this week.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
University Housing moves to new office location

University Housing will be moving this week to their new office location on the third floor of the new Willa S. Cather Dining Complex at 530 N. 17th Street.

Departments will complete their move on Wed., April 13, however the office is open for business starting Monday, April 10. Those needing to come to the new location should enter the building at the south atrium entry and take the elevator to third floor.

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Mortar Board and Innocents members at Nebraska
Sunday, April 9, 2017
Ivy Day tradition endures

On Saturday, April 8, the Innocents Society and the Black Masque Chapter of Mortar Board recognized new members, outgoing members and undergraduate scholarship recipients at the Champions Club before planting the ceremonial ivy on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus as part of the annual Ivy Day celebration.

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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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Daryl Swanson Campus Life Impact Award 2017, Hope IV Us
Friday, April 7, 2017
Student achievements applauded at Student Impact Awards

On Thursday, April 6, Student Involvement honored outstanding contributions and efforts by Recognized Student Organizations (RSOs), RSO leaders and advisors at the Student Impact Awards.

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Margaret Silhasek accepts the Outstanding Leadership Award from the National Collegiate Water Ski Association.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Silhasek awarded as outstanding leader by National Collegiate Water Ski Association

Margaret Silhasek, a member of the Nebraska Water Ski Club and senior broadcasting and economics double-major from Byron, Minn., received the National Collegiate Water Ski Association (NCWSA)’s female Outstanding Leadership Award at the USA Water Ski awards banquet in Lakeland, FL.

In addition to her passion for competitive water skiing, Silhasek is president of the Nebraska Sport Club Council, writes for the National Collegiate Water Ski Association (NCWSA) website, and is the secretary of for the NCWSA’s Great Plains Conference.

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