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October 4, 2016
Data from three Student Affairs departments shows consistent increases in first-year student retention and graduation rates when compared with University of Nebraska-Lincoln peers who did not participate in the program or service. Learn more about the programs from Student Support ServicesServices for Students with Disabilities and the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life.

Last spring Student Involvement began testing a new program to help international students practice their English while connecting with domestic students. After four successful meetings in April, it was clear that Coffee Talks were a success. Now the program is offered twice per week. Conversations run the gamut from planning fall break getaways around the Midwest to discussing traditional festivals and foods from students’ home countries. All students, staff and faculty are invited and encouraged to stop by to chat. Read more>>

Like many campus entities, Conference Services, a department within University Housing, needed to update an existing website into the 4.1 template in the fall of 2015. However, the team also knew the current website wasn’t meeting their clients’ needs. Rather than roll forward their current website and frustrations, the team committed to fresh thinking and a redesign.  Read more>>

Due to early extensive planning, a third attempt for Pi Alpha Chi, a local sorority founded on Catholic values, to join the Nebraska Panhellenic Association proved successful in September. Read more>>

Do you know a Nebraska student who deserves recognition for making a difference on campus or in the community? The Character Council is seeking nominations for Franco’s List, a public recognition for students of integrity. Nominations are open through Oct. 28. Dr. Franco will award the selected students at a ceremony on Nov. 18. Nominate a student today!


The University Health Center hosted Physical Therapy & You, an event to build awareness for physical therapy and the services provided at the University Health Center. As part of Physical Therapy Month, the event encouraged students to try new exercises with the help of therapists. Read more>>

At the second Free Skate Night of the semester held Friday, Oct. 7, more than 200 Nebraska students celebrated the end of the week with an evening of ice skating at the Breslow Center. Some attendees were Free Skate Night regulars and were familiar with ice skating; for others, it was their first experience on skates. Read more>>

Do you know a student who would make a great addition to the New Student Enrollment team? Let them know you think they should apply. Students who are orientation leaders regularly practice job skills like problems solving, communication and teamwork —making it the ultimate internship.  Applications are due Nov. 10. View criteria>>

In anticipation of the November election, the Associated Students at the University of Nebraska (ASUN) Government Liaison Committee is helping students register to vote. For in-state students, the registration deadline of Oct. 21 is quickly approaching. Read more>>
Since Oct. 8, the Women’s Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has been celebrating the UNL Week Without Violence. The center joined efforts with both on- and off-campus organizations to spread awareness of different forms of violence and make a stand against abuse. Read more>>
Through Give Back. Big., the Center for Civic Engagement provides monetary support to Nebraska students and organizations who want to make a difference but do not have enough financial resources to execute their plans. All students are invited to submit an application that details how the award of $1,000 will make an impact. Applications are due Oct. 21. Read more>>
Bring Your Kids to the Greek Street Trick or Treat
Greek Street Trick-or-Treat
On Friday, Oct. 28, the fraternities and sororities at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will host the annual Greek Street Trick or Treat event. You are invited to bring your children to campus to show off their costumes and collect candy from the Greek community. Maps of participating houses will be available in the Nebraska Union. Event runs from 6-7:30 p.m.

 

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