All events are in Central time unless specified.

Wednesday, October 5

Grand Challenges RFP Launch

Date: Time: 8:00 am–10:00 am Location: Dinsdale Family Learning Commons
Join the Grand Challenges team for coffee and donuts to learn more about the seven thematic areas and informally discuss how your research, scholarship or creative activity intersects with the themes. This event also offers opportunities to network …

African Poetry Book Fund + Prairie Schooner Book Fair

Date: Time: 10:00 am–3:00 pm Location: Andrews Hall
Join the African Poetry Book Fund and Prairie Schooner for a fall book fair on Wednesday, October 5 on UNL’s City Campus, featuring a book signing event by APBF chapbook authors Tryphena Yeboah and Rasaq Malik.
This event originated in Department of English.

Drug Take Back Day

Turn in your unused or expired prescription medications!

Date: Time: 10:00 am–4:00 pm Location: Nebraska Union
Students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to drop off expired or unused medications. Take a spin on the Wellness Wheel and answer a prescription drug trivia question to get an entry into the raffle!
This event originated in Big Red Resilience & Well-being.

Employer in Residence - Arbor Day Foundtion

In-Person Informational Booth | HLH South Lobby

Date: Time: 11:00 am–1:00 pm Location: Hawks Hall | College of Business
Employer Information: As one of the world’s largest conservation organizations, the Arbor Day Foundation inspires people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees. We help others understand and use trees as a solution to global issues like air quality, …
This event originated in Business Career Center.

Federal policy and the protection of Indigenous Women: A discussion of the Violence Against Women Act

October Brown Bag

Date: Time: 12:00 pm–1:00 pm Location: Remote - Zoom
The 2013 VAWA reauthorization acknowledged colonization and was the federal government’s first step in the decolonization process. It restored tribal jurisdiction over some VAWA crimes, but there are still gaps regarding the protection of Native …
This event originated in Ethics.

Preparing your CV, resume and cover letter

Date: Time: 12:00 pm–1:00 pm Location: Zoom
This workshop will help you prepare your job documents (CV or resume, and cover letter). This session will serve as an introduction to these materials and help you understand what to include and how to format them.
This event originated in Graduate Studies Dates.

Pride in the Workplace

Date: Time: 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Location: Wick Alumni Center
LGBTQA+ students, UNL faculty and staff, and all who value inclusion are invited to Pride in the Workplace, Wednesday, October 5, 3-6 p.m. at the Wick Alumni Center, 1520 R Street.
This event originated in College of Business.

Open REACH Training for Staff and Faculty

Suicide Prevention Training

Date: Time: 3:30 pm–5:00 pm Location: University Health Center
Suicide prevention is a shared campus responsibility. Join the REACH movement by attending suicide prevention training!
This event originated in Big Red Resilience & Well-being.

Ace/Aro Affinity Hour

Date: Time: 5:00 pm–6:00 pm Location: Nebraska Union
Sponsored by Spectrum UNL and the LGBTQA+ Center, Ace/Aro affinity hour is a designated space for the asexual and aromantic community on campus to gather around similar or shared experiences. We respectfully ask that only those who identify as …
This event originated in LGBQTA+ Center & Women’s Center.

Grace Bauer, reading from “Unholy Heart: New and Selected Poems”

Date: Time: 5:00 pm Location: Andrews Hall
Poet Grace Bauer taught poetry in the UNL Creative Writing Program for 26 years, and she was one of the most influential mentors in the English Department. We will celebrate Grace on Oct 5, and she will read from her most recent book: “Unholy Heart …
This event originated in Department of English.

Subterranean Homework Blues

Critical Thinking

Date: Time: 5:00 pm Location: Love Library South
Dig into concepts and learn how to ask deeper-level questions beyond names, dates, and places.

Ongoing Events

History of Institute of Ethnic Studies at Nebraska

Date: Time: All Day Location: Love Library South
A new exhibit in Love Library highlights the 50-year history of the Institute of Ethnic Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
This event originated in Libraries.


Date: Time: All Day Location: this is an observance not an event
Celebration of African-American culture, culminating in a communal feast called Karamu. Created by activist Maulana Karenga.

National 4-H Week


Date: Time: All Day Location: Nation-wide
National 4-H Week is October 2 - 8. This year, we’re celebrating Opportunity4All! Take advantage of this week to highlight the remarkable 4-H youth in your community and showcase the incredible experiences that 4-H offers young people. Join the …
This event originated in 4-H Youth Development Calendar.

Yom Kippur

Holy Day

Date: Time: All Day Location: This is not an event, but an observance
Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the year in Judaism. A celebration of atonement and repentance. Begins the evening of Tuesday, October 4th; ending on the evening of Wednesday, October 5th.

Hispanic Heritage Month

Date: Time: All Day Location: This is in observance and not an event on campus.
This month corresponds with Mexican Independence Day, which is celebrated on September 16, and recognizes the revolution in 1810 that ended Spanish dictatorship.

LGBT History Month

Date: Time: All Day Location: This is in observance and not an event on campus.
A U.S. observance started in 1994 to recognize lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history and the history of the gay rights movement.

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Date: Time: All Day Location: This is in observance and not an event on campus.
This observance was launched in 1945 when Congress declared the first week in October as “National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week.” In 1998, the week was extended to a month and renamed. The annual event draws attention to employment …