On Wednesday, September 6, 2017, incoming first-year students will participate in Husker Dialogues, a diversity and inclusion event facilitated by more than 370 faculty, staff, and student conversation guides.
Husker Dialogues is designed to introduce first-year students to tools they can use to engage in meaningful conversations to help create an inclusive Husker community.
After participation in last year's event:
- 87% of participating students agreed they were more aware of diversity in the campus community.
- 82% of participating students felt more included in the campus community.
- 84% of participating students felt more confident in their ability to discuss issues regarding diversity and inclusion.
Husker Dialogues Event Surveys, 2016
Husker Dialogues made me question the way I look at and think about different cultures. It made me realize that I need to be more open minded about my thoughts and actions toward others of different races and cultures around campus.
I thought that it was a great experience. I really liked talking to other students about how they feel on different areas of diversity and culture. It was nice being able to have a conversation relating to those topics, in a way that didn’t cause any conflict, which I feel is extremely important.
It was a safe environment to talk about issues that aren’t usually talked about in normal day to day conversations. The Husker Dialogues opened up my eyes to how truly diverse the University of Nebraska actually is.comments from university of Nebraska-Lincoln Students
To ensure the success of this event, we need over 370 individuals to volunteer as conversation guides. If you possess excellent interpersonal communication skills and want to work toward creating a welcoming environment for all Nebraska students, we need your help!
As a conversation guide, you will be expected to complete an in-person training session this spring.
Husker Dialogues Cards
Husker Dialogues card decks are available to faculty, staff and students. The questions and prompts on each card are intended to stimulate dialogue that provides an opportunity that makes discussing these issues increasingly less difficult.
Sample guides with activities to help facilitate conversations in a group setting are available. If you are interested in obtaining additional decks of the Husker Dialogues cards, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Event Date & Time||Event Name||Department/Organization Sponsoring||Location|
|Saturday, Aug. 26 at 8 p.m.||International Festival||UPC & Cultural Ambassadors||Nebraska Union Greenspace|
|Sunday, Aug. 27 from 3-5 p.m.||OASIS Kickoff||OASIS||Nebraska Union Plaza|
|Thursday, Sept. 7 at 4:30 p.m.||Faculty/Staff Mixer with Diverse Students||OASIS||Nebraska Union, Heritage Room|
|Friday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m.||Multicultural Greek Stroll Off||OASIS||Nebraska Union, Centennial Room|
|Thursday, Sept. 14 from 5-9 p.m.||Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration: Fiesta on the Green||OASIS||Nebraska Union Plaza|
|Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m.||Ken E. Nwadike, Jr. – The Free Hugs Project||UPC & OASIS||Nebraska Union, Centennial Room|
|Thursday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m.||Carlotta Walls - Member of the Little Rock Nine||UPC||Nebraska Union, Auditorium|
|Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m.||“Before the Flood” Film & Panel||UPC||The Ross|
|Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 12 p.m.||Latino Leadership Symposium||OASIS||JGMC, OASIS Student Lounge|
|Thursday, Nov. 2 at TBA||Kevin Hines – Suicide Survivor & Activist||UPC||Nebraska Union, Auditorium|
|Thursday, Nov. 2 at TBA||Dia de los Muertos||OASIS||TBA|
|Tuesday, Nov. 7 at TBA||Native American Heritage Month: Dream Catcher Workshop||OASIS||JGMC, Unity Room|
|Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 12 p.m.||Black Leadership Symposium||OASIS||JGMC, OASIS Lounge|
|Tuesday, Nov. 14 at TBA||Native American Heritage Month: Cherokee Basket Weaving Workshop||OASIS||JGMC, Unity Room|
|Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 12 p.m.||Native American Leadership Symposium||OASIS||JGMC, OASIS Lounge|
|Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 12 p.m.||Asian American Leadership Symposium||OASIS||JGMC, OASIS Student Lounge|
|Every Tuesday at Noon||Dish It Up||OASIS/JGMC||JGMC, OASIS Student Lounge|
|first friday of every month at noon||Lunch & Learn||OASIS/JGMC||JGMC, OASIS Student Lounge|
|tuesdays 3-4 p.m. & fridays 1-2 p.m.||Coffee Talks: Conversations Between International & Domestic Students||Student Involvement||Nebraska Union, Raised Area Across from Subway|