Sustainability and exploration are themes of this week's top events

Friday, February 16, 2024 Sustainability and exploration are themes of this week's top events

Jedidiah Jenkins will speak at Adventure and Authenticity on February 23, 2024.

Menstrual Product Distribution

12:30 to 2:30 p.m. February 19 and 23 | Nebraska Union

12:30 to 2:30 p.m. February 21 | Nebraska East Union

A three-day event for individuals to learn about and receive free reusable menstrual products from the Gender and Sexuality Center and Code Red.

Engage with the energetic staff and students about sustainable products.

*Free menstrual cups, reusable pads, and period underwear while supplies last.

STI Testing

3 to 5 p.m. February 20 | Nebraska Union, Room 338

Free, anonymous, and confidential testing for HIV, chlamydia, and gonorrhea with same-day results. All people 13 years or older are eligible to be tested. Anyone sexually active should be tested.

Testing is provided by professionals with the Nebraska AIDS Project (NAP).

Nebraska Women's Basketball

vs. Northwestern 8 p.m. February 20 | Pinnacle Bank Arena

vs. Minnesota 4 p.m. February 24 | Pinnacle Bank Arena

After that incredible defeat over Iowa, you only have two more chances to see the Nebraska Women’s Basketball team at home. Take advantage of your free student ticket and watch Nebraska take on Big Ten opponents Northwestern and Minnesota.

Mueller Planetarium Night at Morrill Hall

6 to 7:15 p.m. February 21 | Morrill Hall, Mueller Planetarium

Immerse yourself in the deepest depths of the ocean and into the stars of the vast universe. Planetarium Night provides the opportunity to experience a new form of learning like no other.

On this special night, there are two screenings: DEEP (32 min) and THE DARK MATTER MYSTERY (39 min).

This event is FREE and open to UNL students, faculty, and staff with Event Pass. Arrive early. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Upcycling for the Future

5 to 8 p.m. February 21 | Nebraska Union, Ballroom

Learn skills to upcycle clothing and help minimize cloth waste. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about mending, hemming, and adapting clothing for future wear and/or create something entirely new out of the material.

Refreshments will be provided, and attendees are encouraged to bring any items they are wanting to upcycle to the event.

Open SARV Workshop

12 to 1:30 p.m. February 22 | Nebraska East Union, Prairie Suite

Engage in conversation with fellow Huskers in a safe and inclusive environment while increasing a shared sense of responsibility and community. Facilitated by trained undergraduate Huskers CARE Peer Educators, SARV workshops are designed to help undergraduate students:

  • Gain awareness of and increase understanding of sexual assault and relationship violence.
  • Learn about programs and resources available on campus and in the community.
  • Be empowered to become active in daily life through the prevention of power-based violence by knowing how to intervene.

Register in advance for this workshop.

If you are unable to make this event but still want to complete SARV training, view additional upcoming workshop dates.

"Trust Me"

5:30 p.m. February 22 | Sheldon Museum of Art

In today’s information landscape, how do you know whom—and what—you can trust? Watch the award-winning, feature-length documentary “Trust Me,” which explores how media technology is influencing society and what we can do about it.

A Q&A with Rosemary Smith, filmmaker and managing director of the non-partisan Getting Better Foundation, follows.

Admission is free.

Adventure and Authenticity

6 to 8 p.m. February 23 | Nebraska Union, Swanson Auditorium

Part of the Beyond Adventure speaker series sponsored by the Outdoor Adventures program, Jedidiah Jenkins will be sharing his story of journeys through nature, inspiring them to not only appreciate their surroundings more but also to believe that a life defined by a sense of wonder and fulfillment is possible if one is willing to take a risk.

Admission is free.

Flatland Climbing Competition

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. February 24 | Outdoor Adventures Center

Connect with climbers from around the Midwest at the Annual Flatland Climbing Festival. Enjoy the atmosphere and possibly win some sweet gear from local vendors. Even if you don't climb, everyone is encouraged to come be a part of this event.

The Flatland Climbing competition is open to all climbers with three different levels to compete: Recreational (5.6-5.9), Intermediate (5.10-5.11a), or Advanced (5.11+). Divisions are gender expansive, male, or female.


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