Top 10 happenings this week for Huskers | April 18-24

Friday, April 16, 2021 Top 10 happenings this week for Huskers | April 18-24

Outdoor Adventures is hosting a Lake Meet-Up on April 21 University of Nebraska-Lincoln students.

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.


Oscar Shorts 2021 at the Ross

April 18– 22  |  Various dates & times  |  Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center

This is your chance to see all of the Oscar nominated short films on the big screen. A perennial hit with audiences around the country (and now the world), don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts in all three categories– animation, live action and documentary. Separate admission is charged for each program at regular Ross admission prices. A festival pass, good for admission to all three programs, will be available at the box office.

Hire Big 10+ Virtual Career Fair

April 20  |  2– 6 p.m.  |  Virtual

This virtual career fair event is open to all enrolled students at member schools of the Hire Big Ten Plus Consortium and recent alumni. Register and sign up for sessions in Handshake. If you have immediate questions or concerns around this event, contact your career center or schedule a virtual career coaching appointment.

Applying to Health Schools 101

April 20  |  4– 5 p.m.  |  Zoom

Learn about the necessary steps in applying to a professional health school and how to submit your best application. This workshop will not cover information about applying to nursing school, radiography programs, or dental hygiene programs.

Everytime I Talk About...

April 20  |  7:30 p.m.  |  Lied Center Virtual Event

Drawing on the poetry of the late poet Lucille Clifton, UNL Poets will celebrate the long history of Black poets bringing often uneasy truths to the heart of America. Curated by Kwame Dawes, the poets, in conversation with music and visual art, will perform their own compositions and selections of poems by Lucille Clifton, whose words continue to resonate in our culture today. This is a FREE virtual event, but registration is required in order to receive the link to watch.

D&I Live at 5: Importance of Allyship

April 21  |  5– 6 p.m.  |  Virtual

Live at 5 is a living-room conversation about how diversity and cultural perspectives shape life decisions and higher education. This session will be hosted by Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion, Dr. Marco Barker.

Lake Meet-Up

April 21  |  5– 7:30 p.m.  |  Outdoor Adventures Center

Looking to for a chance to spend some time paddling on the water or maybe take a dip in a local lake? If so, come join Outdoor Adventures for some time paddling around one of the many lakes in or around Lincoln. OAC staff will have all the gear you need waiting for you– all you need to focus on is meeting some new people and enjoying the lake. The staff will teach you everything you need to know about getting out on the water and having a good time.

Reduce, Reuse, & Cycle

April 22  |  7– 8 p.m.  |  Recreation & Wellness Center MAC Gym

Celebrate the environment on Earth Day. Attend this 50-minute outdoor cycle class at RWC, and wear green to show your support. This class is free for All-Class Pass holders and $10 for non-pass holders. If you wish to attend and are not a pass holder, please contact Fees may apply.

Shon Hopwood: Hope for Redemption

April 23  |  7– 8 p.m.  |  Virtual

Shon Hopwood committed a series of bank robberies when he was in his twenties, went to prison for 11 years, and then found academics and law. He is now an associate professor of law at Georgetown University and an advocate for criminal justice reform. The purpose of this event is to promote the CRC and to give participants hope for redemption and success after challenges.

Round 2: End of the Year Bash

April 24  |  7– 11 p.m.  |  Nebraska Union: Various Rooms

Student Leadership, Involvement, & Community Engagement and Campus NightLife are bringing back the year’s BEST-LOVED EVENTS for a second time to create the biggest and best end-of-the-year bash. Round 2 gives Huskers another chance to enjoy the same laughter and excitement all over again—or to experience it for the first time. Cap off the school year at a FREE party with your Husker friends. Enjoy indoor and outdoor fun including: mini golf, indoor roller skating, laser tag, arcade games, live bingo and food trucks on the Union Plaza.

Party At Mabel Lee: Hosted by Nebraska Relay for Life

April 24  |  1– 6 p.m.  |  Mabel Lee Rec Fields

Relay For Life, is a grass roots, community-based team event focused on benefitting the American Cancer Society. The day will consist of an opening ceremony, survivor/ caregiver walk, luminaria (lantern) ceremony and closing ceremony. Donate or join the relay to raise funds for the cause.

Explore the UNL Student Events Calendar for more great events and activities to enjoy and discover.

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