Activities you shouldn't miss | March 29-April 3

Friday, March 26, 2021 Activities you shouldn't miss | March 29-April 3

Spring Breakout will be be happening March 29, 2021 on the Nebraska Union outside plaza at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

COVID-19 Safety: For in-person events, students should be prepared to show their “Access Granted” status in the Safer Community app as part of the check-in process. Each person must wear a face covering and appropriate physical distancing is required throughout the event. Hand sanitizer is available. You should not attend an in-person event if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms.


Spring Breakout

March 29 | 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. | Nebraska Union Plaza & Green Space

Shake off winter and jump into spring. Play and relax in the sunshine at a midday festival with free games, music and prizes. There will be 300 free t-shirts for participants. Enjoy a coloring station, soccer kick, inflatable bowling, bubble station, bag toss and hopscotch, basketball shootout, football toss and Well-being and self-care activities. Music will be provided by DeWayne.

The Gender Qualification Gap: Why Women Still Have To Be Better than Men to Win Elected Office

March 29 | 11:30 a.m.– 12:45 p.m. | Zoom

The 2020 election cycle was a benchmark year for women political candidates, with women setting new records in state legislatures, in Congress, and of course, the first woman and woman of color to be elected vice president. Yet, women’s under-representation persists at every level of elected office in the U.S. This talk examines how the perception of political leadership through the lens of masculinity poses gendered obstacles for women running for elected office, and explains what women have to do to overcome these challenges to win elected office.

Kayak Pool Session

March 30 | 2 to 4 p.m. | Campus Recreation Center Pool

Come spend your afternoon paddling in the indoor pool with Outdoor Adventures. These Pool Sessions are welcome to all skill levels and interests, and staff will provide quality instruction to help develop your paddling skills. This is a great way to get ready for more advanced paddling experiences. The Campus Rec pool is an indoor pool that is heated to a comfortable temperature year round.

Diversity and Inclusion in Action: Student Perspectives

March 30 | 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. | Zoom

The ASUN committee of Diversity and Inclusion is hosting the second “Diversity and Inclusion in Action: Student Perspectives” Forum. There will be a fruitful dialogue surrounding equity on campus, to listen and include all students in sharing their opinions on recurring experiences around the arena of diversity, inclusion and equity. Students will also get the opportunity at this forum to share concerns regarding diversity and inclusion that they want University Administration to address.

JGMC Open House

March 31 | 1 to 3 p.m. | Jakcie Gaughan Multicultural Center

Stop by the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center (JGMC) for an Open House. There will be a variety of fun activities throughout the building for students and the UNL community. Step away from studying and work for a moment to engage in fun activities. Hate Will Never Win T-Shirts will also be given out– be sure to bring your NCard. All are welcome.

Igniting Inclusive Dialogue with Emmanuel Acho

March 31 | 5:45 to 7:15 p.m. | Zoom

Emmanuel Acho is a New York Times Bestselling Author and the Host of “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man”. His groundbreaking online series to drive meaningful dialogue around racial insensitivity and ignorance launched in June 2020 with more than 80 million views to date. Emmanuel is a Fox Sports Analyst and television personality. He co-hosts “Speak for Yourself” on FS1, and he has a Master’s Degree in Sports Psychology from the University of Texas. Participants who RSVP will receive the webinar link the afternoon of Monday, March 29.

Career Meetup: Human Services / Nonprofit / Social Justice

March 31 | 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. | Zoom

A Meet Up is a more relaxed, low-pressure way to connect and learn from professionals in fields of interest. From this Meet Up you will gain insight and ideas about how to better prepare for the field while making valuable connections. This Meet Up will have professionals from Human Services, Nonprofit, and Social Justice pathways. Review the bios for each professional and come with questions to ask during the Meet Up. Dress code is casual.

Ice Cream Bike Ride

April 1 | 5 to 7 p.m. | Outdoor Adventures Center

Get out and enjoy Lincoln by bicycle and enjoy some ice cream. This is a fun, casual group ride to get to know your fellow students and learn more about the Outdoor Adventures program over a cup or cone. You don’t need a bike or any prior experience as the OAC provides the rental and instruction on how to ride. Explore a few trail options for the quickest and most enjoyable commute between City and East Campus. Get a little fresh ice cream as a reward for the work and enjoy your treat in the East Campus Arboretum.

Pop Culture Trivia: Sex Assault Awareness

April 1 | 7 p.m. | Zoom

See how much you know about sexual assault awareness through trivia about TV shows, music, movies and news that involve consent. You can play individually or as a team with friends! Registration to participate is required.

IGNITE with Charlie Fink

April 2 | 12:30 to 1:50 p.m. | Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts Room 101

Charlie Fink, Forbes columnist and author of “Remote Collaboration, Virtual Conferences and the Future of Work,” will be talking about “building the metaverse, emphasizing the role of user generated content in VR.” He teaches XR at Chapman University Film School in Orange, California. Fink is a consultant to some of the leading companies in the XR (AR/VR) world. As a 28-year-old junior executive at Disney, Fink famously came up with the idea for “The Lion King.” In the 1990s, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of VR pioneer, Virtual World Entertainment. Variety calls him “XR’s explainer-in-chief.” This event is free and open to the public and accessible at this link.

**CANCELED** Earthstock Drive-in Movie: The Lorax and WALL-E

April 2 | 8 to 11:30 p.m. | Parking Lot 52 at Bob Devaney Sports Center

**Sorry, this event is canceled due to high winds in the weather forecast. The event will not be rescheduled.**

A double-feature showing of the films "The Lorax" based on a book by Dr. Suess and Pixar's "WALL-E". This free event is for UNL students only. The films will be projected onto a specially-constructed outdoor screen while viewers enjoy the films' sights and sounds from inside their vehicles. Popcorn will be available.

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Septet with Wynton Marsalis: The Democracy! Suite

April 3 | 7:30 p.m. | Lied Center Virtual Event

Trumpeter/composer Wynton Marsalis will lead the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Septet in a FREE virtual concert. Led by Marsalis and featuring seven of jazz’s finest soloists, the concert’s unique repertoire celebrates jazz’s embodiment of freedom and democracy. The evening will feature The Democracy Suite, a new Marsalis composition written during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis as a response to the political, social, and economic struggles facing our nation. This is a FREE virtual event, but registration is required to receive the link to watch.

Explore the UNL Student Events Calendar for more great events and activities to enjoy and discover.

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