|All day-Oct 23rd||Conference on Habits of the Mind AVERY HALL|
(Friday - Sunday) University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Conference on Habits of the Mind (in honor of Jim Lewis).
|7:30 am-4:30 pm||2011 NEOPA Fall Workshop Central Community College - Columbus|
NEOPA welcomes all office professionals for a jam-packed day including powerful solutions, software executions and listening enjoyment. Minimual registration fee includes continental breakfast and lunch.
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|11:00 am-2:00 pm||Sexual Health Informational Booth NEBRASKA UNION|
Students for Sexual Health will be hosting an informational booth every Friday in the Nebraska Union.
|12:00 pm-1:00 pm||Sister Circle: A Support Group for Women of Color NEBRASKA UNION|
Counseling and Psychological Services at the University Health Center provides a number of support groups throughout the semester on campus. Sister Circle is a support group for women of color and is led by Charlesette Foster.
|12:00 pm-4:00 pm||HIV Testing Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center|
The University Health Center will be offering free and confidential HIV testing. Results in 20 minutes. Sponsored by the University Health Center, OASIS, and Students for Sexual Health.
|12:30 pm-1:20 pm||Sociology Colloquium NEBRASKA UNION|
Lina Traslavina Stover, UNL sociology graduate student, will present "Parental Involvement in High School Education: Variations by Student's Race and Gender"
|2:00 pm-2:50 pm||Geography General Seminar HARDIN HALL|
Katherine Walter, Professor and Co-director of the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will be presenting on the topic "The Center for Digital Research in the Humanities and Geographical Issues in the Humanities."
|3:00 pm-Nov 1st 5:00 pm||Convocations Committee Funding Grants 420 UNIVERSITY TERRACE|
The Convocations Committee is now accepting applications for funding guest speakers during the spring semester. Money is limited and the process is competitive. Grants typically range from $150-$750. The application and guidelines can be found on the Faculty Senate website http://www.unl.edu/asenate/welcome.htm. Applications must be submitted electronically by Nov. 1 to Karen Griffin, Coordinator Faculty Senate (send to firstname.lastname@example.org).
|3:30 pm-5:00 pm|| African American & African Studies 40th Year Celebration ANDREWS HALL|
Lisa B. Thompson from the University of Albany will give a lecture and sign her book "Beyond the Black Lady" after the lecture.
|5:00 pm-8:00 pm||Art and Art History & VAP Open Studios RICHARDS HALL|
The Department of Art and Art History and Visual Artists in Practice will present Open Studios on Friday, Oct. 21 from 5-8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Art studios in Richards Hall and Woods Art Building on the UNL city campus will be open to celebrate the work being created at Nebraska's only Master of Fine Arts in art program. MFA students in the painting and drawing, sculpture, printmaking and ceramics areas will all be showing their work. Additionally, selected undergraduate work will also be on display in Richards Hall with the artists present.
Nineteen graduate students, from Toronto, Ontario, to New Orleans, La., will welcome visitors into their studios to share their work and their creative and artistic processes. The work includes a wide range of contemporary art.
"A highlight of Open Studios is the chance to take home a piece of graduate artwork in the raffle drawing," said VAP President Emma Nishimura.
Raffle tickets will be sold that night for only $1 (or six for $5), and all proceeds will go to the student-run VAP.
VAP is a graduate student organization for MFA candidates in the Department of Art and Art History to foster exchange and community amongst graduate students, the university and Lincoln community at large through student-led initatives, as well as programs and events organized by graduate student leaders.
This year's UNL graduates and undergraduates have received national and international recognition in their brief careers, so far.
"Open Studios is an opportunity to meet these talented artists in a fun and informal way," Nishimura said. "Everyone, no matter what age or artistic background, is welcome."
For more information, call Art and Art History at (402) 472-5522.
|6:30 pm-8:30 pm||Community Leadership Banquet with NSBE NEBRASKA UNION|
The UNL-UNO National Society of Black Engineers hosts a Community Leadership Banquet: Oct. 21, in the Regency Room of UNL's City Campus Union, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Makola M. Abdullah, provost and vice president of Academic Affairs at Florida Memorial University, will speak on the theme: “Striving for Academic Excellence and Being a Positive Role Model.”
Tickets for the event are $5 for students, $7 for non-students, or $40 for a table in advance; $8 for students and $10 for non-students at the door. Please feel free to contact me at 402-554-2564 (email@example.com) or our chapter programs chair Morgan Chatmon at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Finally, the NSBE students are also hosting a fundraising raffle for 2 Husker Football tickets (UNL vs Michigan State on Oct. 29). The drawing will be held at the NSBE Leadership Banquet. The winner does not have to be present to win. Entries are $5 each or two for $8 and can be purchased from a NSBE member or at the event. Funds raised will support travel to the 2012 NSBE National Conference in Pittsburgh.
|7:30 pm-8:30 pm||ExoPlanets Abound City Campus Union|
Wright will discuss the history of the search for planets orbiting other stars, the story of their eventual discovery, and the recent breakthroughs that have allowed us to image and study the atmospheres of these planets around nearby stars.
He also will also discuss the efforts by astronomers and NASA to detect an Earth-like planet that could host liquid water on its surface.
|7:30 pm||Turtle Island Quartet LIED CENTER for PERFORMING ARTS|
This GRAMMY® Award winning ensemble breaks all the rules of the "traditional" string quartet by integrating jazz improvisations and rhythms and including music styles such as bluegrass, classical funk, Latin American, blues and Indian classical. Get ready to hear a new twist on tunes by Coltrane, Davis, Chick Corea, and on occasion, a four-part suite inspired by the music of Jimi Hendrix. The Los Angeles Times calls it "...a sterling example of first-rate jazz music-making."