Conversations, cooking, and cranes highlight this week's featured events

Monday, March 25, 2024 Conversations, cooking, and cranes highlight this week's featured events

Student watches the sandhill cranes migrating at Platte River Valley.

Join conversations about consent, women's voting rights, and trans visibility; Learn to prepare a salmon sushi bake and protein bowls; and take a trip to watch the migration of sandhill cranes. Keep reading for the featured events March 25-29.

Student Research Days

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 25-29 | East Campus Dining Center

Student Research Days is a weeklong celebration highlighting student research at UNL. Students will present their research and creative work to the larger UNL community at various poster sessions and a Research Slam on March 28. There will also be two guest speaker sessions, featuring panelists from a variety of backgrounds that will discuss career options.

Explore the full schedule of events.

Night of Listening: Votes For Women: A History

4 to 5 p.m. March 25 | Nebraska Union Chimney Rock

Learn about the Women’s Suffrage movement and the 19th amendment that guaranteed women the right to vote. Attendees will also dialogue current voting rights and current issues related to women and civic engagement.

Speakers include:

  • Dianne Bystrom, Director of Communications for the Nebraska League of Women Voters.
  • Rachel Gibson, Vice President-action for the Nebraska League of Women Voters

RSVP for this event and submit questions for speakers.

Conversations About Consent

5:30 to 6:30 p.m. March 26 | Louise Pound Hall, Room 124

What is consent? Garner skills to communicate and withdraw consent, gain self-efficacy in safely navigating sexual consent, and learn how to expand conversations about relationship boundaries.

FREE and open to all UNL students.

Register in advance for this workshop.

Late Night Dish It Up: Transgender Day of Visibility

6 to 7:30 p.m. March 26 | Jackie Gaugan Multicultural Center, OASIS Lounge

March 31 is Transgender (Trans) Day of Visibility, an annual, internationally celebrated holiday dedicated to transgender people. The celebration honors the work they’ve done, the losses they’ve endured, and the successes they’ve achieved. Join us to learn ways to celebrate and find community.

Dish it Up is an interactive conversation where individuals can share their personal views, learn from others and engage in civil discussions concerning current events, topics affecting students’ lives, UNL, and national/international happenings.

Fitness-on-the-Go Yoga

3 to 4 p.m. March 27 | Nebraska East Union, Great Plains Room A

Campus Rec is bringing fitness classes directly to you, eliminating the commute to recreation facilities, and making fitness more accessible and convenient for everyone. Join this FREE yoga class for your mind and body.

All equipment is provided. Register in advance for this class.

Killers of the Flower Moon Roundtable Discussion

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 27 | Nebraska Union, Regency A

A discussion of the film moderated by Dr. Katrina Jagodinsky with Dr. Angel Hinzo, UNL Assistant Professor of History and Ethnic Studies; Anne Gregory, UNL History Ph.D. student; Jordana Bass, Vision Maker Media Project Coordinator; and Renee Sans Souci, Community Educator.

National Nutrition Month Cooking Demo

11 a.m. to 12 p.m. March 29 | University Health Center, First Floor Kitchen

Join the three registered dietitians for the UNL campus to learn how to prepare a salmon sushi bake and protein bowls. Not only will you leave with new recipes in your cooking repertoire, but you’ll also learn practical tips and tricks in the kitchen.

This event is FREE, however, registration is required and is limited to 10 attendees.

Register by March 25.

Crane Migration Bird Viewing

3 to 11 p.m. March 30 | Outdoor Adventures Center

The arrival of hundreds of thousands of migratory Sandhill Cranes on Nebraska’s Platte River is one of the greatest wildlife spectacles on the continent. Join Outdoor Adventures for a day of hiking and guided bird-watching to experience the awe-inspiring scene of more than 80 percent of the world’s Sandhill Crane population converging on the Platte River Valley. Viewing the cranes is recommended for any bucket list of things to do in Nebraska.

Cost is $55 for students and includes a lesson from a nature guide, two hours of access to an up-close bird viewing blind, transportation, and dinner.

Sign up by March 26.


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