Friday, April 19, 2019FitBox at East Campus Rec to provide equipment for outdoor exercise
A new piece of outdoor equipment at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Recreation and Wellness Center on East Campus may look like a box, but Kelsey Whittaker said it’s much more than just storage. Whittaker, interim assistant director for fitness, said the FitBox is approximately 10 feet by 10 feet and includes items that attach to the container and holds items for use on the new turf area outside the Rec building.
Monday, March 11, 2019Outdoor Adventures Center plans spring break trip to Gulf of California
For Lauren Petersen, leaving a legacy at her school meant establishing a new spring break trip through the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Outdoor Adventures Center to kayak in the Gulf of California. The political science major will lead five students with minimal sea kayaking experience for six days to explore nature. This is the first time the Outdoor Adventures Center has traveled needing passports in over 10 years.
Thursday, January 31, 2019Grant expands university’s suicide prevention program
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is using a federal award to strengthen mental health services and suicide prevention programming on campus. Announced in December, the three-year, $300,000 Garrett Lee Smith Suicide Prevention grant will help Nebraska officials develop a program to address student concerns, providing consistent mental health and suicide screening options.
Thursday, January 10, 2019Harper Dining Center expands allergen-friendly program
The Harper Dining Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is limiting its ingredients to meet an increasing need. The dining center started offering allergen-friendly food full time at the start of the semester, after staff received positive feedback from the 8 Plus program testing.
Thursday, November 15, 2018Commuter and Transfer Week aims to build community
JD McCown, a graduate student and primary organizer for the week’s events, said commuter students can feel welcome on campus through various events during Transfer and Commuter Week, organized by the Office of Academic Success and Intercultural Services.
Friday, November 2, 2018Campus pantry sees growth, impact nearly two years after opening
Now a vital resource for 80 students a week, Huskers Helping Huskers Pantry+ was established after university leaders uncovered a surprising statistic: one in three Nebraska students regularly worry about not having enough food to eat.