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February 28, 2017

Formerly called the Empowerment Forum, Our Nebraska is a week of free events provided by Student Affairs and the Diversity Council. Our Nebraska seeks to encourage students to learn about themselves and to become stronger leaders though diversity and social justice education. 

Activities include a slam poetry performance, discussions and event a presentation by Coach MIke Riley. To top it off, students who attend all events will be entered in a drawing for a $250 gift card! Learn more and register to attend>>

On Feb. 23, students, staff and faculty gathered in the Ross Van Brunt Visitor’s Center for Office of Academic Success and Intercultural Services' A Love Affair Gala. The gala, free for students, was a celebration of Black History Month and the various dimensions of love.  Read more>>

On Friday, February 17, more than 50 staff members from various departments in the Division of Student Affairs gathered in the Nebraska Union third floor hallway for Franco Friday. This town hall style event began last spring to encourage staff to connect with colleagues beyond their department and to provide staff with a venue to get questions answered by Juan Franco, vice chancellor for student affairs. Read more>>

On Friday, Feb. 24, more than 142 fraternity and sorority leaders attended the second Greek leadership symposium of the semester. The Greek leadership symposia occur three times per semester and educate chapter leaders on a variety of topics with the hopes that leaders will disseminate information to their peers. Read more>>

On Tuesday, Feb. 21, students shared their visions for the future with local representatives at Night of Listening, an event sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement, ASUN, OASIS and the College of Arts and Sciences. First, representatives spoke about the policies they are working to implement. After, leaders from Recognized Student Organizations (RSOs) shared their organization’s thoughts, ideas and concerns with the politicians. Read more>>

In the fall of 2015, Autumn Branch and Andrea Fulgiam planned and participated in the peaceful protests at the University of Missouri that included a list of demands from "Concerned Student 1950." On Feb. 21, these activists visited Nebraska to share their tips on how to be an activist. Read more>>

Four Nebraska students received the William N. Wasson Student Leadership and Academic AWard presented by NIRSA, the national association for campus recreation leadership. Nebraska leads the nation with 78 recipients since the award's inception in 1993. Read more>>

Big Red Talks, a new speaker series designed to showcase the formative impact of experiences outside the classroom will debut on March 28 with speaker Tyler Riewer (UNL '04). Riewer will share his story from beginnings on the UNL campus to his work worldwide as the Brand Content Lead for charity:water. Read more>>

This award recognizes the outstanding efforts to create an inclusive, respectful and safe climate for members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Each year the award honors a student, and a faculty or staff member. Nominees may also be organizations or departments. Nominations are due on March 17. Read more>>

Easily add the much-loved Nebraska N to your e-signature. A new site in the University Communications toolbox makes it easy to create a professional e-signature. Simply enter your UNL username, adjust the information to your liking, and copy and paste into your email client. Try it out>>

Mar. 2-6 | Our Nebraska
             Formerly known as the Empowerment Forum, this week-long celebration
             of inclusion offers events each day. View schedule and register to attend. 
Mar. 21 | Professional Development: Procrastination & Motivation
             1:30-2:30 p.m., Nebraska Union Heritage Room
             Presented by First-Year Experience & Transition Programs 
Employees must have supervisor's permission to attend any professional development activity during regular work hours.

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