Mardi Gras Lunch leads the can't-miss events for Feb. 28–March 2

Friday, February 25, 2022 Mardi Gras Lunch leads the can't-miss events for Feb. 28–March 2

New Orleans-style BBQ Shrimp [photo | The Food Channel]

We combed through the campus calendars to draw your attention to wonderful events happening this week. Here are six upcoming events for every Husker.

Race and the Media

February 28  |  2:30 to 3:45 p.m.  |  Nebraska Union, Centennial Room

Hosted by UNL's College of Journalism and Mass Communications, a group of invited panelists will speak on their experience in the media industry, including magazine production, advertising and public relations, photojournalism, and newspaper media.

After short presentations from each panelist, attendees will have a chance to ask questions and engage in a moderated discussion.

Free & open to the public.


Mardi Gras Lunch

March 1  |  11 to 3:30 p.m.  |  East Campus Dining Center, inside the Nebraska East Union

Enjoy traditional New Orleans-style cooking and cuisine at a tasty lunchtime meal celebrating Mardi Gras.

Menu items will include Chicken and Andouille Gumbo; New Orleans-style BBQ Shrimp; Collard Greens; Mini King Cakes; and the famous Beignets, as well as additional selections.

This meal is included in the meal plan. View guest prices


Nebraska Unify Challenge

Three options - March 1, 3 & 5 & Online

Hosted by the Huskers Vote Coalition, the Nebraska Unify Challenge is a live, one-to-one, online video conversation program that connects pairs of Nebraskans across political, ideological, geographic and other divides.

The Challenge is designed to be more than a surface-level conversation. It’ll be a discussion that emphasizes listening, dialogue, and collective problem-solving. Participants may be paired with someone who votes differently, who has a different background, or who lives in a different part of our state.


Tryphena Yeboah Poetry Reading & Discussion

March 1  |  6:30 to 8 p.m.  |  Zoom

Tryphena Yeboah is the author of the chapbook “A Mouthful of Home,” selected by the New-Generation African Poets series.

Originally from Ghana, she currently lives in Lincoln and is a doctoral student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her stories have appeared in Narrative Magazine and Commonwealth Writers, among others.

RSVP now to receive an email with the Zoom link. This event is free and open to the public.


Battle of the Food Scientists Contest

March 2  |  5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  |  Food Innovation Center, Nebraska Innovation Campus

Teams of 2-4 food science students are competing to prepare the best food products within specific parameters set by the contest. Each contest will have a surprise, whether it's a mystery ingredient, a recipe with missing measurements, a food safety test, or preparing the product according to the standard of identity. The fun is in the challenge.

Teams will develop a dog treat in the competition's first round and a human food treat in the second round.

Free for all students to attend and cheer on the competitors.


Noel Miller

March 2  |  7:30 p.m.  |  Great Plains Room, Nebraska East Union

Catch this speaker presented by UPC Nebraska. Noel Miller’s biting one-liners and topical social commentary have made him a force to be reckoned with in the comedy world. Between directing, touring, podcasting, music and streaming, Noel’s rise has been nothing short of meteoric.

In addition to starring in popular YouTube series That’s Cringe, and comedy duo + podcast Tiny Meat Gang with fellow comedian Cody Ko, Noel has created successful series on his own including his format around hit British Reality show Love Island. His broad reach has landed him deals with companies such as SeatGeek and Old Spice, as well as solo comedy gigs across the country.  View additional event info.

Free for UNL students with Event Pass.


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