Friday, March 19, 2021 Events you shouldn't miss this week | March 22-27
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.
Women of Color in STEM Career Panel
March 23 | 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. | Zoom
University Career Services in collaboration with student leaders at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln invite students, faculty, staff, and alumni to attend a panel session and discussion about current issues facing women of color in STEM fields. The panelists and students will discuss their unique experiences as women in fields of study that are predominantly white and male.
Navigating College in a Fat Body
March 23 | 6 to 7 p.m. | Zoom
An educational workshop that serves as an opportunity to discuss fat-shaming, body positivity and women's empowerment, and to recognize areas institutions can improve in to make the campus more inclusive for all body types.
Lincoln City Council Candidate Panel
March 23 | 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. | Nebraska Union Ballroom + Zoom
ASUN will be co-hosting a panel of Lincoln City Council candidates in partnership with UNL Young Democrats and UNL College Republicans. All questions to candidates will be those provided by students, either in their RSVP submission or via a live form on the night of the event.
HIV Testing with the Nebraska AIDS Project
March 24 | 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. | Nebraska Union Room 338
Free anonymous and confidential HIV testing with same day results. All people 13 years or older are eligible to be tested. Anyone who is sexually active should be tested annually for HIV.
Mountain Biking at Branched Oak Lake
March 24 | 4:30 to 8 p.m. | meet at Outdoor Adventures Center
If you love spending time on the trails and want to take your biking to the next level, this is the trip for you. OAC staff will teach you the basics of mountain biking, so no prior experience is required to “shred it” at local biking spots. Only 15 miles northwest of Lincoln, Branched Oak Lake covers 1780 acres. The State Recreation area is a great opportunity for camping, boating and mountain biking.
Global Café: Horses, Folklore & Globalization in Morocco
March 24 | 5 to 6 p.m. | Zoom
In North Africa since the 1300s, tbourida, or gunpowder games and other equestrian activities were historically used in tribal raids, celebrations for circumcisions, weddings and saint’s day celebrations or moussems. Surrounding these special events, markets, storytelling, music, feasts, and popular entertainment became part of a greater celebration lasting a few days. These festivals have had to accommodate Morocco’s growing international tourism industry. Through ethnographic interviews and participant-observation, Dr. Talley discusses how these “glocal” equestrian festivals work to balance local popular culture and the demands of global popular entertainment.
Top O’ The Mornin’ Cycle & Brunch
March 25 | 6 to 7:15 a.m. | Recreation & Wellness Center (East Campus)
Join in on a fun St. Patrick’s Day-themed cycle class taught by Miriam, followed by a delicious brunch provided by Wellness and Nutrition. This event is free for All-Class Pass holders and $15 for non-pass holders. If you wish to attend and are not a pass holder, please contact Annalisa Mazza, Group Fitness Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Fees may apply.
Applying to Law Schools 101
March 25 | 4 to 5 p.m. | Zoom
Learn about the application process for law school and how to prepare to submit your best application. This seminar will cover topics like the timeline for applying, researching law schools, the components of the application (including the LSAT, personal statement, etc.) and more.
Late Night Dish It Up: Rise of Hate Crimes Against Asians
March 25 | 7 p.m. | Zoom
Join OASIS for a conversation about Anti-Asian Violence with Asian student leaders and faculty. Dish It Up is a safe space for students, staff, and faculty to share their personal views, engage in civil discussion, and learn from others. Speakers will be Christina W. Yao, Anh Le and Jackson Wu-Pong.
Brain on Fire: Susannah Cahalan
March 25 | 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. | Zoom
UPC Nebraska is pleased to offer a UNL student-exclusive Zoom session with journalist and New York Times bestselling author Susannah Cahalan. With a story that is part science, part human interest, award-winning writer Susannah Cahalan has gained worldwide attention for turning her journalistic gaze on herself to reveal her personal battle to regain her mind, body and self, while expertly uncovering valuable insight into the human brain.
E-Sports: Rocket League Tournament
March 26 | 5 p.m. | Campus Recreation Center
Enjoy playing and competing in a high-powered hybrid of arcade-style soccer and vehicular mayhem with easy-to-understand controls and fluid, physics-driven competition. Register for this FREE event in the Intramural Sports office at the Campus Recreation Center.
Overnight Bike Camping
March 27– 28 | 5 p.m. to 11 a.m. | Outdoor Adventures Center
If you need an adventurous weekend getaway or have ever wanted to learn the basics of bike touring, join this bike camping overnight trip. This tour will equip you with the basic skills needed to plan your own cycling adventures. The zero-emissions trip departs from the Outdoor Adventures Center and takes riders along a crushed limestone trail to one of Nebraska’s tranquil state recreation areas. Participants will carry food and camping gear on their bikes during this truly self-contained overnight ride.
Outdoor Film Night "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse"
March 27 | 8 to 10:30 p.m. | Neihardt Hall
The Residence Hall Association will be hosting an outdoor movie night showing "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse." This event is open to all students. There will be a check-in table at the event for anyone wishing to join in. The event will take place outside Neihardt Residence Hall, and students should bring their own chairs or blankets as well as a face mask.