March 3 - March 10, 2023

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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.

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Mon, Mar 6: Summer registration begins.


Thru Fri, Apr 21: All course withdrawals noted with grade of “W” on academic record.


March 13 - March 16 (although more like March 10 - March 18, if you include weekends) is UNL's SPRING BREAK!!!

If you already have plans - GREAT, AWESOME, SPECTACULAR - have so much fun and be safe!!!

If not, please read ahead for some suggestions from your newsletter editor (and please keep in mind that some of the editor's ideas of fun are akin to your elderly grandmother)

  • Pick up a new hobby or return to one you've missed: I love knitting but I never have time to do it, so I'm excited to work on the scarf sitting in the back of my closet! Or you could go hiking (explore that nature!), cook a Michelin star five course meal (and order guilt-free takeout if you accidentally burn it), or go shopping (thirfting and retail therapy are both acceptable hobbies in this house)!
  • Binge a new show: Shadow & Bone Season TWO is coming out Thursday, March 16!!! My roommates have it marked on our official calendar because it is a national holiday for us. (More Ben Barnes content? YES PLEASE.) Watch a new show, catch up on old shows, or (if you're feeling adventurous) hit a movie theatre! The Grand Theatre downtown has $5 movie tickets on Tuesday nights or you can visit The Ross anytime and see indie movies for $5 with your NCard!!
  • Pick up some hours at work: Listen, life is expensive out there and you gotta get that bag! 
  • TAKE A NAP: I don't know about you, but I'm about SEVEN YEARS behind on sleep, so I'm taking full advantage of the break to make up for lost sleep

Whatever you choose to do during Spring Break (even if it is Absolutely Nothing) enjoy it and make sure you're drinking water!

Department of English Announcements and Events

Free screening of Round House Theatre’s THE TEMPEST

Date: Mar. 9, 2023
Time: 6:00 pm
Andrews Hall: Room 117

The UNL Medieval and Renaissance Studies program has arranged a free screening of the Round House Theatre’s (in association with the Folger Theatre) adaptation of The Tempest. This innovative production was created by Aaron Posner and Teller (of Penn and Teller) and, as a result, plays up the magic elements of The Tempest. The show is about two hours and 30 minutes, and we’ll have time for discussion afterward for anyone who wants to stay.

This event is free and open to all students and faculty.

University Announcements and Events

First Friday at Sheldon Museum of Art

Date: Mar. 3, 2023
Time: 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
Sheldon Museum of Art

Start your weekend off with First Friday at Sheldon. This month we’re collaborating with UNL’s LGBTQA+ Center. Make your own identity collage inspired by the Prism LGBTQA+ & Allied Learning Community’s identity journals on view in the Great Hall.

There will also be a Lavender Closet pop-up. The Lavender Closet Clothing Exchange seeks to provide all UNL students with free and discreet access to identity affirming clothing and accessories. Non-UNL students are welcome as well, with a suggested one item donation per one item taken. Learn more at

The museum is open until 7 p.m. Admission is free.


Date: Mar. 3, 2023
Time: 7:30 pm–9:00 pm
Lied Center for Performing Arts

R.E.S.P.E.C.T is an electrifying tribute celebrating the music of the legendary Aretha Franklin. This concert experience takes audiences on a journey of love, tragedy, courage, and triumph. Starring a live band and supreme vocalists, come experience a night of music by one of the greatest artists of all time.

The concert features all your favorite hits in one evening, including “Natural Woman,” “Think,” “I Knew You Were Waiting for Me,” “Chain of Fools,” “Respect,” and many more. You’ll be out of your seat and dancing in the aisles as you lose yourself in the music that inspired a generation.

Roller Skate Revival

Date: Mar. 4-5, 2023
Nebraska Union, Centennial Room

A two-day weekend event for free skating and music as the Nebraska Union’s Centennial Room is transformed into an indoor roller skate rink.

7 to 10 p.m. March 4

1 to 4 p.m. March 5

This is a first-come, first-served activity. 100 pairs of roller skates will be available for checkout. Each pair will be disinfected between users. Students can bring their own roller skates and rollerblades, too.

FREE for UNL students only with Event Pass.

BroadCAST Webinar w/ Dr. Dan Bird, Musician-Author-Educator

Date: Mar. 9, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm–1:00 pm

Born in Alabama and raised in Nebraska and Iowa, Dr. Dan Bird toured the Midwest for 12 years with the seminal Omaha rock band The Jacks and recorded the classic 1985 album, In Danger. He was inducted into the Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2019 and the Nebraska Performing Arts Hall of Fame in 2020. Also an educator, Dan earned his doctorate from the University of Nebraska in Education and spent over 20 years teaching and serving as technology trainer for the largest school district in Nebraska. The author of 2 books on spirituality from Ozark Mountain Publishing, Dan resides in Omaha, NE with his Kathie. His music can be heard at, and he actively performs with his music duo, The Bird-Mann Project.
BroadCAST, the webinar interview series of the UNL Center for Academic Success & Transition, features conversations about life, education and the value of the liberal arts between CAST Senior Program Coordinator Dan Hutt and highly successful guests from diverse backgrounds.

Ajijaak on Turtle Island: Cranes in North America

Date: Mar. 9, 2023
Time: 7:00 pm–8:30 pm
Lied Center for Performing Arts

Travel with the cranes as they migrate across Turtle Island. Nebraska’s favorite bird takes center stage in this larger-than-life production featuring live music, dance, and many of the finest puppets in the world. The story features Native American/Indigenous artists, music, language, and culture with puppets created by the Jim Henson Creature Shop (creator of the Muppets). This family-friendly show will inspire you with an incredibly beautiful production created in NYC with inspiration from Nebraska and the North American crane migration.

“Deer, buffalo and coyote came to life on stage, as cranes and butterflies soared overhead.”
- Lincoln Journal Star

EDIT Women’s History Month Celebration

Date: Mar. 10, 2023
Time: 5:30 pm–7:30 pm
Lied Center for Performing Arts

Celebrating the contributions of women in a variety of fields and roles within the UNL campus and Lincoln community.

Students, staff, and faculty will be publicly recognized with the annual ‘Women of Courage, Character, and Commitment” awards. Nominations can be submitted until Feb. 20, 2023:

** Further event details will be announced soon. **

Additional info:

LIFE IN LINCOLN: Mana Games Cafe

Date: Mar. 10, 2023
Time: 6:30 pm
Meet in The Crib

A weekly series every Friday evening for UNL students to gather and enjoy a nearby activity or tour to sample and learn about the local Lincoln culture, neighborhoods, and people.

Meet in the Nebraska Union at 6:30 p.m. each Friday and the group will depart together for the final destination. A facilitator/guide will meet the group and lead the evening’s activity.

FREE to attend. Open to all UNL students with Event Pass.

Board Games at Mana Games Café in the Haymarket District.

Mana Games is a gaming café in the Haymarket’s historic Creamery Building featuring a huge library of board games, RPG manuals, and gaming accessories. You can grab a quick bite and a great cup of coffee while you connect with other gamers. Website:

Game & entry fee will be covered; students will be responsible for their own food & drink.

Free Skate Night

Date: Mar. 10, 2023
Time: 8:00 pm–11:00 pm
John Breslow Ice Hockey Center

UNL students can ice skate for free on select Fridays/Saturdays.

Free for UNL students with their NCard. Skate rental is available for $3 per pair.

Literary News

BookTok is Good, Actually

Leigh Stein Wonders Why More Book People Don’t Embrace the Publishing Juggernaut

By Leigh Stein | February 13, 2023

“Does It Hurt?” is an emotional shipwreck

By Kayla Doll | February 28, 2023

On the Evolution of the World’s Oldest Encyclopedia

Simon Garfield Considers the Encyclopaedia Britannica, Then and Now

By Simon Garfield | March 1, 2023

March’s Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books

By Natalie Zutter | March 1, 2023

BookTok sensation BUNNY is headed to the silver screen.

By Dan Sheehan | March 3, 2023 

An army of Prince Harries is intimidating shoppers.

By Janet Manley | March 3, 2023 

Film News

‘Stranger Things’ Stage Play ‘The First Shadow’ to Open in London’s West End This Year

By Ellise Shafer | March 1, 2023

Chris Pine Reveals What Really Happened With “Spit-Gate” and Explains Those ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ Memes

By Hilary Lewis | March 1, 2023

Here’s What’s New on Amazon Prime Video in March 2023

From limited series “Daisy Jones & The Six” to “Top Gun: Maverick

Dessi Gomez | March 1, 2023

Here are the greatest mustaches in the history of (literary) film and TV.

By Dan Sheehan | March 1, 2023