Global, cultural, and alumni themes accent the campus activities happening Sept. 26-Oct. 2

Sunday, September 25, 2022 Global, cultural, and alumni themes accent the campus activities happening Sept. 26-Oct. 2

Katori Shinto-Ryu

Hail Varsity and Go Big Red! In addition to the week-long festivities and revelry accompanying the annual Homecoming Week, we found eight more events and activities to engage you. For even more student-focused events, view the Student Events calendar.

Unify Challenge: College Bowl

September 27, 28, 29  |  Two times daily  |  Online

UNL students are joining thousands of students across 40+ college campus to show the nation how small conversations can make a big difference in our country.

The Unify Challenge College Bowl is a guided video conversation with a student from another university who’s different from you. Together, the two of you will talk through a survey about big goals for our country.

You’ll cover topics like mental health; climate change; policing; student loans; and immigration. No prep needed.

Unable to participate on these dates? More sessions are happening October 4, 5, and 6.

  • hosted by Huskers Vote Coalition


Queer People of Color Social

September 28  |  3 to 4 p.m.  |  Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center, Ubuntu Room

Following a speaker and short program, join a casual mixer with light refreshments to connect and network with others within the campus community.

  • hosted by LGBTQA+ Center


Huskers Abroad 101

September 28 & 29  |  3:30 to 4 p.m.  |  Louise Pound Hall, Room 137

Take the first steps toward your global experience with a 30-minute interactive workshop that will jump start your planning. The discussion includes experience types; funding; a timeline for planning your experience; and thinking through your goals.

Unable to participate on these dates? Sessions are offered every Wednesday and Thursday at 3:30 p.m.

  • hosted by Global Experiences


E.N. Thompson Forum & Governor’s Lecture in the Humanities: A Clear and Steady Eye: Storytelling and Our Shared History

September 28  |  7:30 p.m.  |  Lied Center for Performing Arts

Bestselling author Candice Millard will deliver the 2022 Governor’s Lecture in the Humanities, presented by Humanities Nebraska (HN) in partnership with the E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues.

Millard’s talk will touch on her four New York Times best sellers: “The River of Doubt,” “Destiny of the Republic,” “Hero of the Empire,” and “River of the Gods.” Her first book, “The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey,” was also a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection and a Book Sense Pick. It won the William Rockhill Nelson Award and was a finalist for the Quill Awards.

  • hosted by E.N. Thompson Forum


Pilates & Lattes

September 29  |  8 a.m.  |  Campus Rec Center, Fitness Room

Strengthen yourself with a fun and energizing 50-minute Pilates class, followed by a sweet latte coffee brewed up by the Wellness Team.

Preregistration required. Secure your spot with the Mindbody App or online.

  • hosted by Campus Recreation


Multicultural Social

September 29  |  5 to 7 p.m.  |  Wick Alumni Association

Distinguished alumni from the university’s nine colleges will be recognized by the Chancellor’s Commission on the Status of People of Color, followed by a networking social with appetizers and refreshments.

Alumni, faculty, staff, students and members of the Husker community are welcome to attend this free event. Casual attire is recommended. Preregistration required.

  • hosted by Chancellor’s Commission on the Status of People of Color; Nebraska Alumni Association; and Alumni of Color Network


Katori Shinto-Ryu

September 30  |  12 to 1 p.m.  |  Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center, Room 302

Learn about the ancient Japanese martial art Katori Shinto-Ryu from Stephen Foster. The session will give information about the art as well as allow attendees to learn the next steps in joining the practice.

  • hosted by Kawasaki Reading Room


Wiffle Ball Tournament

September 30 & October 2

A two-day intramural sports tournament, beginning on Friday and finishing on Sunday. Open league play, so teams can be formed with any UNL students. Winners will be awarded intramural championship t-shirts. Entry fee is $25 per team and preregistration is required by 5 p.m. September 29.

  • hosted by Campus Recreation


Updated September 25, 2022 at 2:30 p.m.

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