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Faculty in the News Department of English Announcements and Events University Announcements and Events Literary News Film News Other Announcements

Faculty in the News

Department of English Announcements and Events

Book Release Celebration for Julia Schleck’s CONFLICTING CLAIMS TO EAST INDIA COMPANY WEALTH, 1600-1650

Date: May 2,  2024

Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: Francie & Finch Bookshop

The event will include a conversation between Drs. Schleck and Stage about the new book, “Conflicting Claims to East India Company Wealth, 1600-1650: Reading Debates over Risk and Reward” (Amsterdam UP, 2024), catered hors d’oeuvres, and a cocktail served by the department chair.

Centered on moral critiques of wealth and the unequal distribution of risks and rewards in the lengthy voyages required by the East Indies trade, this book examines the debates surrounding England’s earliest global trading ventures. Arguments over the staggering loss of lives and national resources and struggles over control of the new trade in luxuries reveal the forging of rationales justifying the new capitalist inequalities. Yet Company servants traveling abroad to conduct the risky trade resisted this newly coalescing social formation through strategic disobedience to their masters’ will, controlling information and promoting ignorance when it served their financial and sexual purposes. “Conflicting Claims to East India Company Wealth, 1600–1650” interrogates the forces that shaped England’s earliest forays into capitalist imperialism by tracing the battles over corporate control of men’s finances, marriages, and bare survival at the dawn of its global trade.

Poetry with Brandon Som

Date: May 7, 2024

Time: Starts at 5:30 pm

Location: Nebraska Union Room: Swanson Auditorium

Brandon Som follows up his award-winning debut with TRIPAS, a collection of poems built out of a multicultural, multigenerational childhood home. In this book — a finalist for the National Book Award 2023 — he celebrates his Chicana grandmother, who worked nights on the assembly line at Motorola, and his Chinese American father and grandparents, who ran the family corner store.

Brandon Som is a Chicano and Chinese American poet. In addition to TRIPAS, he is the author of THE TRIBUTE HORSE, which won the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. He lives on the unceded land of the Kumeyaay Nation and is an associate professor of literature and creative writing at University of California, San Diego.

University Announcements and Events

Loeffel Meat Shoppe Grand Re-Opening Celebration

Date: May 3, 2024

Time: 11:00 am - 5:30 pm

Location: Loeffel Meat Shoppe

The Loeffel Meat Shoppe at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will be hosting a grand re-opening celebration event on May 3rd from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. There will be recipe samples, along with demonstrations by Nebraska Extension on food safety, knife care, and proper knife usage in the home kitchen from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., along with store sales and giveaways.

Additional Public Info:
There will be recipe samples, along with demonstrations by Nebraska Extension on food safety, knife care, and proper knife usage in the home kitchen from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Diversity Celebration

Date: May 3, 2024

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Nebraska Union Room: Centennial Ballroom

Celebrate the diversity of our campus through cultural booths, performances, and food. Cultural clothes encouraged! The event is free for all!

Additional Public Info:
Doors open at 5:30 PM!

The Big Event

Date: May 4, 2024

Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm


An annual single-day-of-service benefiting local nonprofits and residents in the greater Lincoln community. A minimum of 500 Huskers are needed to help complete the projects.

Service projects will include assisting residents at a private properties and residences (ex. painting walls; cleaning garages; and raking leaves); cleaning up at local parks; and volunteering at nonprofit organizations.

Individual students as well as student clubs and organizations (RSOs) can sign up to volunteer.

Volunteers will be notified of their project assignments before the event date.

**Full details about the volunteer signup and the day’s schedule to be announced soon.**

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The Big Event is organized annually by the Association of Students of the University of Nebraska (ASUN). Since 2006, more than 37,500 students at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln have completed 1,687,500 volunteer hours during The Big Event.

Pronouns 101

Date: May 9, 2024

Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Location: Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center Room: Ubuntu

Increase your knowledge regarding pronouns and transgender identities using inclusive language. Attendees will practice pronouns and learn tips and tricks to increase comfort using inclusive language and gender-inclusive pronouns.

Professional Development Series

Emerging Media Arts Senior Capstone Showcase and Nebbys Screening

Date: May 9, 2024

Time: Starts at 5:00 pm

Location: Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts

Join us for our Spring 2024 Capstone Showcase and Nebbys Screening! From 5-7 p.m. Emerging Media Arts students will present their Capstone projects. At 7:30 p.m. we will convene at the The Ross across the street from the Carson Center to watch screen-based work submitted for the Nebbys. Immediately following, we will head back to the Carson Center for a casual reception where you can meet and mingle with EMA students and faculty. We hope to see you there!

Seats are limited for the Nebbys screening! Please let us know you’re attending so we can save your seats!

What are the Nebbys?
The Nebbys (short for Nebraska) are the annual screening and awards celebrating the achievements, talents, and course work of Emerging Media Arts majors. The Nebbys portion of this event will showcase screen-based work submitted for consideration. Awards will be distributed at the Johnny Carson School of Theatre & Film end-of-year banquet.

This event is free and open to the public.

Mother’s Day Brunch on the Roof

Date: May 12, 2024

Time: 10:30 am – 2:00 pm

Location: The Scarlet Hotel | The Barred Owl

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a delicious brunch buffet on the rooftop, surrounded by great food, drinks, and beautiful views!

Join us at the lovely Barred Owl location for a special celebration in honor of all the amazing moms out there. Treat your mom to a delicious meal with a stunning view from the rooftop. It’s the perfect way to show your appreciation and spend quality time together. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable experience!

Adult: $87.82
Child: $22.58
Children 1-5 years old: FREE

To make a reservation, visit:

Towel Drive

Date(s): May 13, 2024 – May 26, 2024

Time: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Location: The Mill Coffee & Bistro

Nebraska Innovation Campus is a proud partner for the annual “Towel Drive” event. Organized by Don’t Panic Labs and People’s City Mission, the event aims to collect towels for people in need. Towels are always in short supply and this two-week donation drive serves a vital need.

From May 13-26, NIC Partners and the Lincoln community are encouraged to bring towels to The Mill Coffee & Bistro between 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. New or used towels in any condition and of any size will be accepted. The towels will be used at the People’s City Mission shelter in Lincoln.

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Last Bowling Day of Spring Semester

Date: May 16, 2024

Time: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: Nebraska East Union Room: Husker Bowling Center

As the spring semester draws to a close, so does the Husker Bowling Center. May 16, 2024 is the last day to enjoy bowling prior to the center’s annual summer closedown.

Bowling is FREE for UNL students during regular open hours. Shoe rental is included.
Reserve lane times at

Husker Bowling Center is closed May 17–August 16; it will reopen for daily bowling on August 17, 2024.

College of Architecture’s 50th Anniversary Gala

Date: May 17, 2024

Time: 5:00 pm

Location: Embassy Suites

We are excited to invite our alumni and friends to the College of Architecture’s 50th Anniversary Gala taking place on May 17 at the Embassy Suites in Lincoln. The festivities will commence at 5 p.m., with a cocktail hour, followed by an awards ceremony and culminating in a grand gala celebration.

Register TODAY at . We have early bird pricing for those who register by March 30! Hurry, those early bird tickets are not just limited by time but also capacity.

Of course, we are looking for your help to spread the word and encourage your peers to attend. Who knows, maybe there will be an award for the class with the largest turnout. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Event Agenda
5 p.m. Registration/Check-In
5 – 7:30 p.m. Alumni & Friends Cocktail Hour
6 – 7:15 p.m. Graduation Ceremony
7:30 – 9 p.m. Gala Celebration

Location: Embassy Suites Lincoln 1040 P St. Lincoln, NE 68508
Note: Our graduates will have a separate registration process that is forthcoming.

Literary News

Khadijah Queen on the Value of Intimacy and Self-Care for Someone on the Asexual Spectrum

By Khadijah Queen | May 2, 2024

Leah Hunt-Hendrix and Astra Taylor on Solidarity, Change, and Our Interconnected World

By Fiction Non Fiction | May 2, 2024

Paul Auster has died at age 77

By Jonny Diamond | May 1, 2024, 8:28am

Film News

Zhang Yimou Receives Lifetime Honor at Udine, Talks Talent Development and Perseverance: ‘I Doubt That I’ve Made My Best Possible Film Yet’

By Patrick Frater | May 2, 2024

Andrew Haigh To Direct Leonardo Da Vinci Film For Universal

By Matt Grobar | May 2, 2024

Box Office Preview: ‘The Fall Guy’ Eyes $30 Million-Plus Debut as Summer Movie Season Revs Up

By Brent Lang | April 30, 2024

Chris Stuckmann’s Horror Movie ‘Shelby Oaks’ Adds Genre Specialist Mike Flanagan To Team

By Andreas Wiseman | May 1, 2024

Other Announcements

Horticulture Club Spring Plant Sale

Date: May 3, 2024

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Teaching Greenhouse West

Spring is here, and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Horticulture Club’s annual spring bedding plant sale is May 2–4. The club has a great selection of plants this year, including a variety of ornamental flowers and foliage plants, hanging baskets, herbs, vegetables and more.

As always, come early for the best selection!

Thursday, May 2, from 9am to 4pm
Friday, May 3, from 9am to 4pm
Saturday, May 4, from 9am to 1pm, or until sold out

Located at the Teaching Greenhouse West on East Campus
3850 Center Dr., Lincoln, NE

Open to the public.
Cash, card, and check accepted.

Everyone is encouraged to bring a cardboard box or old tray to carry plants in while you shop. The club will send out a plant list closer to the sale.

For questions, please contact, or check out @unlhortclub on social media for updates!

Range Management Club Native Plant Sale

Date: May 3, 2024

Time: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location: Teaching Greenhouse East

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Range Management Club is holding a native plant sale May 2 to 4 from Noon to 3 p.m. at the Teaching Greenhouse East on Nebraska East Campus.

The club will be selling a variety of native perennial plants. Grasses are $2.50 and wildflowers are $3.

This sale is open to the public. Cash or card are accepted.

Students in Range Management Club have a passion for understanding and sharing the art and science of range management. The club provides a space where students can network, learn more about native rangelands and the species that inhabit them, and engage in conversation about such topics as plant identification, range ecology, conservation and stewardship of working lands.

Help support the club by attending the native plant sale!

First Friday at Sheldon Museum of Art

Date: May 3, 2024

Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: Sheldon Museum of Art

Bring your friends to an end-of-the-semester celebration organized by the Sheldon Student Advisory Board. Enjoy churros from Papi Churros LNK, make a friendship bracelet, and explore the galleries.

Admission is free.

First Friday at the Great Plains Art Museum

Date: May 3, 2024

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: Great Plains Art Museum

The museum is open late on First Friday, May 3 from 5-7 p.m. with light refreshments, two exhibitions, and an art activity inspired by our RARE AIR exhibition.

On view:
(Re)Connected: Elizabeth Rubendall Artist-in-Residence Angela Two Stars
March 1–July 20, 2024

The Great Plains Art Museum’s 2024 Elizabeth Rubendall Artist in Residence is Angela Two Stars, a multidisciplinary visual artist, public artist, and curator. By reconnecting with the Dakota language and her ancestral homelands, Angela addresses healing from historical, intergenerational, and personal traumas in her recent work. About this exhibition, she writes: “Through personal, vulnerable installations and performances, “(Re)Connected” boldly addresses issues that have caused the traumas endured by Native women but also highlights their strength, beauty, and resilience, as well as their roles as leaders, caretakers, life-givers, and protectors of all their relations.”

Sarah Kaizar: RARE AIR
January 23–May 4, 2024
This family friendly art exhibition features original gouache and ink artwork from the book “RARE AIR: Endangered Birds, Bats, Butterflies, and Bees.” Authored by Philadelphia-based illustrator and designer Sarah Kaizar, and featuring writings by A. Scott Meiser, “RARE AIR” focuses on diminishing flighted species and citizen science. The exhibition, which shares the book’s stories and research, features striking visuals and interactive elements that connect visitors of all ages to the diversity of our ecosystems and the extraordinary creatures that populate them. Kaizar’s work enables audiences to recognize and appreciate the winged species that share our world and offers strategies—big and small—to slow or reverse the threats that face them.

De-Stress Fest

Dates: May 7th - May 10th, 2024

Location (for all events): Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center Room: OASIS Lounge

Day 1: Candle Making & Aroma Therapy
Date: May 7, 2024
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Day 2: International Night/Color & Creative Writing
Date: May 8, 2024
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Day 3: Minute To Win It Tournament
Date: May 9, 2024
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Day 4: Grab & Go Breakfast
Date: May 10, 2024
Time: 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Retro Gaming

Date: May 9, 2024

Time: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Location: Love Library South Room: 224 - Witt Room

Drop-in, de-stress and play retro video games. All students are welcome—novice and expert gamers.

Multiple computer stations with your choice of PC and console games, everything from LSD: Dream Emulator to Dr. Mario and more from

Play solo, with friends, or face off against a pro library staffer at a game of their choosing. Freshly popped popcorn will be served.

Spring 2024 Open Studios

Date: May 10, 2024

Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts

Join us for an evening of exploration and experimentation as students from the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts share their projects from the Spring 2024 semester at an Open Studios event from 5 pm - 8 pm CT on Friday, May 10, 2024.

Check back for timed performance information.

This event is free and open to the public.

Questions? Please contact us at

UNL Clay, Print and Photo Club Sale

Date: May 11, 2024

Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location: Richards Hall Room: 118 & 112

The UNL Clay, Print and Photo Club is hosting a sale in Richards Hall. This is a chance to purchase a piece of work and to expand your art collection. Admission to the sale is free and open to the public. Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted at both sales.

The club sale is open Friday, May 10th from 9am-6pm and Saturday, May 11th from 9am-5pm.