diversity and inclusivity

UNL LGBTQA+ Resource Center volunteers helped guide attendees around the Nebraska Union during the day-long institute
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals Visits UNL

On July 22 the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals in partnership with the UNL LGBTQA+ Resource Center hosted a one-day national conference at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. More than one hundred attendees from as far as Massachusetts, California and Georgia joined together to discuss best practices for serving LGBTQ student populations.

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Students assist with 2015 income taxes through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program
Friday, August 19, 2016
$1.9 Million in Grants and Sponsorships Fund Student Affairs Programs

Six departments and more than 16 programs in the Division of Student Affairs benefitted from $1,914,646 in grant and sponsorship funds during the 2016 calendar year.

"We are excited to report how successful some of our departments have been in their efforts to gain financial assistance. Most of these funds go directly to help our students,” said Vice Chancellor Juan N. Franco.

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Students participate in OASIS Dish It Up session at UNL on July 15, 2016
Monday, July 18, 2016
UNL Community Dishes on Building Community & Creating Action

Approximately 50 students, staff and faculty gathered Friday, July 15 at noon to discuss the epidemic of recent tragedies across the country. Kevin Reese, program coordinator in the Office for Academic Success and Intercultural Services, began the event by promoting open conversation without arguments, respectful conversation and engaging with one another. An officer with the Lincoln Police Department was also present.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Q&A with Charlie Foster
Interim Director of the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center and Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs for Diversity and Inclusion

Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself.

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Students present at the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center
Monday, June 6, 2016
Making Strides: Increasing Minority Student Graduation Rates

In March the University of Nebraska-Lincoln was recognized by The Education Trust for its 10-point reduction in the achievement gap between white and black students between 2003 and 2013. At the same time, UNL increased the overall graduation rate by 4.5 percent. While there is room for continued improvement, this great feat should be celebrated and studied to examine how to further close the achievement gap for minority students.

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Student Mohammed Al Abdullah
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Never Forget to Smile, Nebraska
By Mohammed Al Abdullah

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International students and family members visit with a cowboy to learn how the rodeo events work.
Thursday, June 2, 2016
International Students Visit the UNL Rodeo

Cowboy hats, chaps, boots and roping gear commonly are seen around the state of Nebraska thanks to the dominant agriculture scene. However, these artifacts and the entire rodeo concept are unfamiliar to many international students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Kappa Alpha Psi Eta Chapter at Aaron Douglas Luncheon 2016
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Celebrating 100 Years of Brotherhood

Smiles, hearty laughter and stories of the good old days flowed freely when members of Kappa Alpha Psi gathered to celebrate the 100th birthday of the Eta Chapter at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

“It’s like a second homecoming – though UNL has their homecoming in the fall, it’s like that second homecoming for the individuals and they just made a big weekend out of it,” said Alfonzo Cooper, a graduate advisor to the Kappa Alpha Psi chapter at UNL.

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Speaker Trina Tram at UNL
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Appreciating Asian Pacific American Heritage

The month of April marked the celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. To commemorate the event, the Office of Academic Support and Intercultural Services (OASIS) co-sponsored art and cultural speakers, a talent show and a samurai dinner event.

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Student Brianna Ridenour
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Student Spotlight: Middle of Nowhere to Middle of Everything
By Brianna Ridenour

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