October 22 - October 29, 2021

News for Current Undergraduates October 22 - October 29, 2021

October 22


The English Advising Office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.


Please go to Canvas (under Account--> Settings--> MyPlan--> My Success Network--> Kathleen Lacey). The schedule tab will allow you to see what times are available for individual appointments. You can also search for Kathleen Lacey in the MyPLAN Directory. You are also welcome to call 402-472-3871 to schedule an appointment.

Walk-in Hours

No appointment necessary

Zoom drop-in hours are Thursdays from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm and Fridays from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.

To join, follow this link or copy & paste into your browser: https://unl.zoom.us/my/casadvising

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Celebrating Ursula K. Le Guin's 92nd birthday!

On October 21, 2021, it would have been Ursula K. Le Guin's 92nd birthday. In her honor, here are some interesting articles from LitHub!

Emily Temple: A new literary prize in honor of Ursula K. Le Guin will recognize “realists of a larger reality.”

Emily Temple: An ode to the glorious ’70s cover art of the books of Ursula K. Le Guin.

Vanessa Willoughby: This 1998 advice from Ursula K. Le Guin about gender-neutral language is still relevant. 

Department of English Announcements and Events

Free screening of THE GREEN KNIGHT

Date: Oct. 25, 2021
Time: 6:00 pm–8:30 pm
Location: Burnett Hall, Room 110

Join the Medieval and Renaissance Studies program for a free screening of the 2021 film, The Green Knight and optional talkback to follow the film (with Prof. Stage of MRST and the English department).

An epic fantasy adventure based on the timeless Arthurian legend, The Green Knight tells the story of Sir Gawain (Dev Patel), King Arthur’s reckless and headstrong nephew, who embarks on a daring quest to confront the eponymous Green Knight, a gigantic emerald-skinned stranger and tester of men. Gawain contends with ghosts, giants, thieves, and schemers in what becomes a deeper journey to define his character and prove his worth in the eyes of his family and kingdom by facing the ultimate challenger. From visionary filmmaker David Lowery comes a fresh and bold spin on a classic tale from the knights of the round table.

We invite you to talk about your own thoughts after watching in the discussion period as we think through the critical moves the film makes and its overall aesthetics, adaptation approach, and composition.

Free for students, faculty, and staff (entry with safer community app).


Joy Castro book launch, FLIGHT RISK

Date: Nov. 1, 2021
Time: 6:30 pm–8:00 pm
Location: Francie & Finch, 130 S. 13th Street

Joy Castro, Willa Cather Professor of English and Ethnic Studies at UNL, reads from FLIGHT RISK, a “deftly intelligent literary thriller—beautifully written yet a real page-turner” (S. J. Watson). Castro is the award-winning author of the post-Katrina New Orleans literary thrillers Hell or High Water, which received the Nebraska Book Award, and Nearer Home; the story collection How Winter Began; the memoir The Truth Book; and the essay collection Island of Bones, which received the International Latino Book Award.

Cartoons & the Queer Aesthetic: A discussion of LGBTQ+ graphic novels/memoirs and the history of queer comics

Date: Nov. 3, 2021
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Andrews Hall, Bailey Library

In this discussion and visual presentation, UNL English professors James Brunton and Timothy Schaffert trace the evolution of queer content in comics, and the role of comics in queer activism and visibility. In addition, Brunton will discuss his graphic/novel-in-progress From the Neck Up, and Schaffert will discuss his research on pioneering gay cartoonists Matt Baker and Steve Abbott.

University Announcements and Events

Nebraska Rep: ShakesFear

The Nebraska Repertory Theatre presents ShakesFear, an immersive theatrical experience.

“By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes.”

Enter the demented mind of William Shakespeare. Go on harrowing journey to recover one of Shakespeare’s lost plays. To escape a spell cast by the Weird Sisters, you’ll have to confront a murderous king, meddling fairies, ghastly ghosts and a bloody butcher with an appetite for blood!

This immersive theatrical experience is not recommended for children under 13 or the faint of heart.

Performances are in the Studio Theatre, 1st floor of the Temple Building.

For a complete list of showtimes and tickets, visit https://nebraskarep.org. There are multiple start times available on each date.

UNL Nebraska Ambassadors Forum: Africa’s Role in the Contemporary World

Date: Oct. 26, 2021
Time: 10:00 am–11:30 am
Location: Nebraska Union, Platte River Room

Register for the “UNL Nebraska Ambassador Forum: Africa’s Role in the Contemporary World,” to learn from distinguished diplomats and experts about the impacts of climate change in Africa’s economic development and agriculture, as well as the potential challenges and solutions to improve Africa’s economy, environment, peace and security.

More information about the ambassadors and event topics may be found at https://neambassadorsforum.com.

In accordance with current campus policy, masks will be required for the duration of the event.

RSVP at https://go.unl.edu/unlambassadors

In-person participation will be capped at the first 70 registrants. If you are no longer able to participate in the event, please email globalstrategies@unl.edu so that those on the waitlist may be contacted.

Open REACH Training

Date: Oct. 26, 2021
Time: 3:30 pm–5:00 pm
Location: West Stadium, Multipurpose Room

Big Red Resilience & Well-Being offers REACH© trainings for university- and student-affiliated organizations, departments, colleges and programs. The training is designed to last 90 minutes and cannot be shortened. Participants will learn key signs to watch for and how to help a friend or loved one seek the help they need. Those who finish the 90-minute training will receive a certificate and lapel pin verifying their completion of the program.

Nebraska Community of Learners – Understanding Diversity through Education (#NCLUDE)

Date: Oct. 27, 2021
Time: 11:00 am–1:00 pm

#NCLUDE is an opportunity for participants to contribute to ongoing resources related to inclusive excellence and to connect the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to the expanded community. Each session will present opportunities for individuals to be guest presenters, topic facilitators and provide workshops to promote dialogue that highlights the importance and the power of inclusion.

The Nebraska Community of Learners — Understanding Diversity through Education, will host its first meeting for the academic year on October 27th. For this session, a panel of members from the Non-binary gender values steering committee will discuss Executive Memorandum No. 40, the university of Nebraska system’s new policy on chosen names and gender identity.

#NCLUDE is a space to talk candidly about inclusive excellence being a part of our everyday interactions.
Sign up to join the conversation at:

2021 State of Diversity

Date: Oct. 28, 2021
Time: 9:00 am–12:30 pm

“The University of Nebraska is a public, land-grant institution with campuses and programs across the State that reside on the past, present, and future homelands of the Pawnee, Ponca, Oto-Missouria, Omaha, Dakota, Lakota, Arapaho, Cheyenne, Kaw Peoples, and Winnebago, as well as the relocated Ho-Chunk, Iowa, and Sac and Fox Peoples.” – Learn More on Recognizing the Land

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion provides vision, leadership, and advocacy in fostering an inclusive, equitable, and welcoming campus central to the land-grant mission of UNL; leads and facilitates the development of institutional policies, protocols, and practices intended to create a more equitable, and inclusive campus culture; and utilizes an inclusive excellence framework to foster an engaged, creative, and innovative learning environment for all.

Since 2019, the State of Diversity has featured historical and key data, reporting, and updates on initiatives and efforts designed to inform, equip, and engage the campus community on diversity-related trends and issues at the University. Through updates delivered by the Vice Chancellor of Diversity and Inclusion and featuring national thought-leaders, sharing expertise and pathways forward for inclusive excellence at Nebraska, the State of Diversity is open to all members of the campus community.

The State of Diversity 2021 will feature several diversity leaders across the nation in a panel conversation designed to educate and inform campus on pressing diversity issues and perspectives on building equity across institutions of higher learning.

This year’s event will be hosted in a hybrid format, allowing participation across channels.


Halloween at the Centers

Date: Oct. 28, 2021
Time: 10:00 am–4:00 pm
Location: Nebraska Union, 3rd Floor

Come pick-up treats to celebrate Halloween with the Women’s and LGBTQA+ Centers!

Nightmare at East Campus

Date: Oct. 28, 2021
Time: 7:00 pm–10:00 pm
Nebraska East Union

Enjoy a fun-static night of indoor Halloween-themed activities and treats, all in one location. Wear a favorite costume and bring your crew for:

• Costume Contest
• Laser Tag
• Pumpkin Painting
• Hayrack Ride
• Bowling
• Photo Booth

Free for UNL Students with Event Pass.

CEO Action D&I Conversations with Chancellor Green

Date: Oct. 29, 2021
Time: 12:00 pm–1:00 pm

Take part in this important conversation hosted by Vice Chancellor Marco Barker and Chancellor Ronnie Green. This is an opportunity to hear updates on topics of racial equality, equity and inclusion at Nebraska. All are welcome!


Night of the Living Drag Show

Date: Oct. 29, 2021
Time: 8:00 pm–10:00 pm
Location: Nebraska Union, Centennial Room

Join us and our amazing student performers for our annual Halloween Drag Show! This show is a fundraiser to help support student travel to conferences and to aid the Student Support Fund. Come in costumes and be ready to be amazed!

STI Testing with the Nebraska AIDS Project

Date: Nov. 3, 2021
Time: 3:00 pm–5:30 pm
Location: Nebraska Union, Room 338

Free, anonymous and confidential HIV testing with same-day results. All people 13 years or older are eligible to be tested. Anyone who is sexually active should be tested annually for HIV.

Literary News

Here are the finalists for the 2021 Cundill History Prize.

By Snigdha Koirala | October 20, 2021


How Do You Find a Book When You Can’t Remember the Title or the Author?

Marina Luz Mines on the Language We Use to Describe Forgotten Literature

By Marina Luz | October 21, 2021


Film News

Netflix’s New Red Notice Trailer Gives Us Ryan Reynolds, Dwayne Johnson & Gal Gadot As Globetrotting Art Thieves

By Sophie Butcher | Oct 21, 2021


Tom Holland Is Nathan Drake In The Uncharted Movie Trailer

By Ben Travis | Oct 21, 2021