OASIS invites campus to explore diverse cultures

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
OASIS invites campus to explore diverse cultures

Polynesian torch dancer at University of Nebraska-Lincoln OASIS Kickoff event on Aug. 27, 2017.

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 on Saturday, Aug. 27. Each fall the Office of Academic Success and Intercultural Services (OASIS) hosts an event at the start of the semester to share different cultural experiences with students.

For many first-year students, the kickoff may be a first touch with a culture different from their own. The program serves as an introduction to cultural awareness and inclusion that OASIS hopes will be a continued part of each students’ education at the university.

Between dance performances, OASIS showcased many of the services they provide students and promoted additional cultural activities planned for the academic year.

One of the events highlighted was the upcoming Fiesta on the Green, Sept. 14 from 5-9 p.m., when OASIS invites the campus community to learn about the Latinx culture. Student organizations will host backyard games and a lotería (a Spanish game similar to bingo) on the Nebraska Union Plaza in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. A taco truck, aguas frescas and a Venezuelan performance also are planned.

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