Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Fritz to speak at women in science luncheon

The Association for Women in Science will hold its next Paths to Success lunch on March 5. These events give attendees the chance to connect with colleagues, discuss issues related to promoting and nurturing STEM diversity at the university, and hear from a successful woman on her path to success.

Sherilyn Fritz, George Holmes Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and Biological Sciences, will be the featured speaker in in the East Campus Union Prairie Suite from 12 - 1:30 p.m.

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Monday, February 10, 2020

Film screenings offered in February for Black History Month

Two Indie Lens Pop-Up films, "Decade of Fire" and "The First Rainbow Coalition," will be screened at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in February in observance of Black History Month.

“Decade of Fire” will be screened at 6 p.m. Feb. 11 and “The First Rainbow Coalition” will be screened at 6 p.m. Feb. 18. Both screenings will be at the Beadle Center. A community discussion will follow each screening.

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Monday, February 10, 2020

Inclusive process guided development of N2025 plan

After more than 30 listening sessions, 422 comments received and hundreds of hours poring over each word and detail, the committee chosen to write the University of Nebraska–Lincoln's N2025 Strategic Plan has reached its finish line.

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Friday, February 7, 2020

Florence retirement reception is Feb. 10

A retirement reception for Marthaellen Florence, director of community engagement for NET, is 3 to 5 p.m. Feb. 10 at the NET Building, 1800 N. 33rd St.

Florence has served 44 years with Nebraska's Public Broadcasting System. She is leaving the university to pursue her passion for teaching as she joins the faculty of the Center for Leadership Development at the Federal Executive Institute base in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Huskers pledge to prioritize diversity, inclusion

“I pledge to check my bias, speak up for others and show up for all.”

That simple phrase was the focus, and promise, of Huskers who gathered at the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts Feb. 5 for the CEO Action Diversity and Inclusion Pledge.

Students, faculty and staff were able to sign the pledge via several computers set up in the Carson Center. Afterward, they received a pledge card and could take celebratory photos with Herbie Husker.

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Friday, January 31, 2020

In-house counselors boost mental health access for students

On a busy college schedule, it can be tough for students to make time for their mental health.

But what if a counseling office was just a short walk away from their dorm room or dining hall?

That premise is being put to the test this year through the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s new Counselor-in-Residence program, which places trained mental health professionals directly inside of residence halls across campus.

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Huskers have opportunity to take diversity, inclusion pledge

Huskers have the chance to stand with Chancellor Ronnie Green in support of diversity and inclusion.

On Feb. 5, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln will host a CEO Action Diversity and Inclusion Pledge event from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts. The event — which is open to students, faculty and staff — will allow individuals to digitally sign the CEO Action pledge, receive a commemorative pledge card and take a photo with the chancellor.

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Friday, January 24, 2020

Student-led project aims to curtail mental health stigma

As a New Student Enrollment orientation leader, Jared Long stood in front of a group of incoming undergrads and shared a troubling statistic — a third of all college students are struggling with mental health at any one time.

Researchers say that number is on the rise. The 2018-2019 Healthy Minds Study, which uses a nationwide sample of college students, found that 36% struggle with depression and 14% have had suicidal thoughts. Nearly one in three reported anxiety disorder.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Huskers challenged to become guardians of MLK's legacy

Life is often defined by individual perspective, but can be shaped by a willingness to stand up and look beyond the superficial.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Shavers honored for focus on expanding diversity, inclusion

Growing up in segregated Little Rock, Arkansas, Anna Shavers found lifelong inspiration in the marches and rallies of Martin Luther King Jr.

It was the last speech that King gave before he died, “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop,” that left the deepest impression on her — one that would later motivate her to pursue a career in higher education and dedicate herself to the success of others.

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