9 events this week for Huskers to get involved

Tuesday, September 6, 2022 9 events this week for Huskers to get involved

Nika King

Here are nine activities that may grab your interest this week. For even more student-focused events, view the Student Events calendar.

Bike Fest

September 7  |  10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  |  Nebraska Union Memorial Plaza

Celebrate biking as a sustainable and affordable mode of transportation with a variety of community and campus organizations. Enjoy a bike-powered smoothie machine, a mobile bike shop, and sustainability organizations. Students will learn about bicycle resources and amenities, both on campus and around Lincoln.

  • hosted by Outdoor Adventures


JGMC Open House

September 7  |  12 to 2 p.m.  |  Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center

Explore the JGMC and meet the OASIS staff as well as learn about the services available to students.

  • hosted by Office of Academic Success and Intercultural Services (OASIS)


Nika King

September 7  |  7:30 p.m.  | Nebraska Union Swanson Auditorium

Actress, comedian, write, and mental health advocate Nika King stars as Leslie Bennett, on the Emmy-winning HBO series, EUPHORIA, opposite her television daughters, Zendaya and Storm Reid. In this role, King pulls from her early life watching family members battle addiction and triumphantly overcoming. It is from that resolve and resilience that King offers a dramatic perspective and newfound depth in this character.

In her new lecture presentation, King tackles the subject of mental health, looking at depression, anxiety, and the possible ultimate collapse to alcohol and drugs for self-medication. She will share personal stories of how she has introduced exercise, a healthy diet and meditation to her daily activities, and discuss with brutal honesty what we all can do to achieve mental happiness.

Free for UNL students with Event Pass.

  • hosted by UPC Nebraska


Campus Safety Fair

September 8  |  11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  |  Nebraska Union Memorial Plaza

Visit and talk with the numerous campus offices & resources that keep our campus community safe. Students can speak with individuals and receive information about mental health; property safety; consent; healthy relationships; alcohol safety; hazing prevention; and fire safety.

  • hosted by Center for Advocacy, Response, and Education (CARE)


Student Insurance 101

September 8  |  11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  | Nebraska Union Ballroom
September 8  |  5:30 to 6:30 p.m.  | Nebraska Union Ballroom

Eat free pizza and learn all about the university’s student health insurance plan, including how health insurance works in the U.S.; enrollment deadlines, premium rates and other important details; how to save money by using the plan at the University Health Center; and what you need to know if you’re automatically enrolled and more.

You can also attend virtually via Zoom. Register in advance to receive the link.

  • hosted by University Health Center


Basics Barre

September 8  |  5 p.m.  | Campus Rec Center, Combative Arts Room

This workshop will help participants understand the basics of Barre and the purpose of the format as a form of exercise and physical training. Learn about proper body alignment, increasing intensity, and mental strength.

Limit space - Register in advance for this free class.

  • hosted by Campus Recreation


Open REACH Training for Students

September 9  |  11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  |  University Health Center, Room 126

Suicide prevention is a shared campus responsibility. REACH is an interactive 90-minute training designed to help the university community prevent suicide by teaching faculty, staff and students how to: recognize warning signs; engage with empathy; ask directly about suicide; communicate hope; help suicidal individuals to access care and treatment.

Participants who attend the full 90-minute training will receive a certificate and a REACH lapel pin. Register to participate.

  • hosted by hosted by Big Red Resilience & Well-being



September 9  |  6:30 p.m.  |  Nebraska Union, Platte River Room

LIFE IN LINCOLN is a weekly series every Friday evening for UNL students to gather and enjoy a nearby activity or tour to sample and learn about the local Lincoln culture, neighborhoods, and people.

This evening's Meet & Greet is the official kickoff and orientation to the LIFE IN LINCOLN series. Join the LIL host Reshell R. for a relaxed social hour with other Huskers. Light refreshments will be serve and attendees will have a chance to meet-and-mingle with each other.

  • hosted by Campus Leadership, Involvement, & Community Engagement; International Student & Scholar Office (ISSO)


Sober Tailgate

September 10  |  3:30 to 6:30 p.m.  |  Meier Common

Celebrate Husker football with the Collegiate Recovery Community and enjoy food, alcohol-free beverages, and yard games. Sober tailgates are open to UNL students in recovery, those who are sober-curious, and anyone interested in an alcohol-free tailgate experience.

  • hosted by Big Red Resilience & Well-being; Collegiate Recovery Community


9/11 Memorial

September 12  |  8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  |  Meier Common

In the heart of city campus, American flags will be displayed in the green space to observe the 9/11 anniversary. Students and the university community are welcome to visit throughout the day for quiet reflection and commemoration.

  • hosted by ASUN Student Government; Military and Veteran Success Center; Student Veterans of America UNL Chapter; and Student Leadership, Involvement, & Community Engagement


Updated September 7, 2022 at 9:08 a.m.

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