September 23 - September 30


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Mon, Oct 17 & Tues, Oct 18: NO CLASS. FALL BREAK.

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Department of English Announcements and Events University Announcements and Events Literary News Film News

Department of English Announcements and Events

Sheldon hosting ‘Poetry in the Galleries’ Sept. 29

“Poetry in the Galleries,” a reading of original poetry inspired by art, will be held at Sheldon Museum of Art at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 29.

Silent Film Night: The Blot

Date: Sep. 29, 2022
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Andrews Hall, Room 117

Second in the Fall 2022 Silent Film Series: a free screening of Lois Weber’s 1921 drama, THE BLOT.

Before the film, there will be a brief introduction from Dr. Michael Page of the Department of English and Film Studies program.

For a complete list of Silent Film Nights this semester, visit the link below.

African Poetry Book Fund + Prairie Schooner Book Fair

Date: Oct. 5, 2022
Time: 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Location: Andrews Hall, Bailey Library (Room 229)

Join the African Poetry Book Fund and Prairie Schooner for a fall book fair on Wednesday, October 5 on UNL’s City Campus.

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

Date: Oct. 5, 2022
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Andrews Hall, Bailey Library (Room 229)

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: New and Selected Poems.”

“Unholy Heart” includes generous selections from each of Grace’s previous books of poetry, plus a sampling of new poems. Grace has long been known for the wide range of both her subject matter and poetic styles, from the biblical persona poems of “The Women at the Well,” to the explorations of visual art in “Beholding Eye,” to the intersections of personal history and pop culture in “Retreats and Recognitions” and “Nowhere All At Once,” and to the postmodern fragmentations in “MEAN/TIME.” Along with these selections, Grace incorporates her most elegiac work yet.

Poetry Reading: Dipika Mukherjee

Date: Oct. 6, 2022
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Andrews Hall, Bailey Library (Room 229)

With wonder, empathy, and even rage, DIALECT OF DISTANT HARBORS summons a shared humanity to examine issues of illness and family. As the world recovers from a global pandemic and the failure of modern government, these poems are incantations to our connections to the human family—whether in Asia, Europe, or the United States.

“Mukherjee’s latest poetry collection is a penetrating, intercontinental, and reflective sheaf of poems on aging, illness, faith, and family written in a keen diasporic music. Mukherjee is skilled in various poetic forms. Her vision is clear and her sensory awareness of the stuff of human experience is stunning. As she says, ‘sometimes the third eye is a camera, / sometimes a fist to the heart.’”—Maya Marshall

Dipika Mukherjee is the author of two novels, SHAMBALA JUNCTION and ODE TO BROKEN THINGS, and a short story collection, RULES OF DESIRE. She has published two books of poetry, THE PALIMPSEST OF EXILE and THE THIRD GLASS OF WINE. She teaches at the Graham School at the University of Chicago, as well as StoryStudio Chicago.

The event is sponsored by UNL’s Institute for Ethnic Studies and the Creative Writing Program of the Department of English.

No Name Reading Series

Date: Oct. 7, 2022
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Crescent Moon Coffee
140 N. 8th St.
Lincoln NE 68508

The best in poetry and prose from graduate student writers in the Department of English.

University Announcements and Events

Rainbow Ball

Date: Sep. 23, 2022
Time: 8:00 pm
Location: Willa Cather Dining Complex, Red Cloud Room

An LGBTQA+-inclusive homecoming event where students can express themselves how they want and dance with who they want. Whether you want to dance or simply socialize, there is something for everyone. Entry fee is $5 for UNL students.


Date: Sep. 24, 2022
Time: 7:30 pm–10:00 pm
Location: Meier Commons

Come join RHA on the Meier Commons outside the student union for an outdoor film for the entire family! We will have free popcorn, drinks, & prizes and a 20 foot screen like you are at an outdoor theater! Bring your own blankets and chairs and join us for a fantastic evening. Rain/inclement weather location will be held in Willa Cather Dining Complex in the Red Cloud Suite.

Nonprofit in Residence

Date: Sep. 26-30, 2022
Time: 11:00 am–1:00 pm
Location: Nebraska Union, 1st floor - outside the NCard Office

The Nonprofit in Residence program enables UNL students to have volunteer and career conversations with nonprofits. Students can learn about industries, internships, and volunteer positions.


Monday: Sep. 26
The Nebraska AIDS Project
Nebraska Aids Project leads the community in the fight to overcome HIV/AIDS and its stigma through education, supportive services and advocacy.. Visit this booth to learn how you can volunteer at this nonprofit organization.

Contact to volunteer: TJ Kling

Tuesday: Sep. 27
Matt Talbot Kitchen and Outreach
Matt Talbot Kitchen and Outreach is a dedicated an united front of staff and volunteers who help the homeless find possibilities when things seem impossible. Visit this booth to learn how you can volunteer at this nonprofit organization.

Contact to volunteer: Victoria Oneil

Wednesday: Sep. 28
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lincoln
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lincoln exists to bring awareness to the importance of mentoring and change the lives of youths we serve in Lincoln, Nebraska. Visit this booth to learn how you can volunteer at this nonprofit organization.

Contact to volunteer: Kyle Bishop Kyle Bishop,

Thursday: Sep. 29
Lighthouse is an afterschool program that offers middle and high school aged-youth academic support, evening meals, and enrichment/recreational activities. Visit this booth to learn how you can volunteer at this nonprofit organization.

Contact to Learn more: Alex Hughes

Friday: Sep. 30
Pryecto Cultural
Pryecto Cultural works to increase cultural awareness by providing enjoyable and significant educational performances and sporting events, and to expand the diversity of our audience. Visit this booth to learn how you can volunteer at this nonprofit organization.

Contact to volunteer: Juan Rodriquez

2022 State of Our University Address

Date: Sep. 28, 2022
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Lied Center for Performing Arts

Annual State of Our University Address delivered by Chancellor Ronnie Green. The speech outlines campus momentum and the direction for the new academic year. Event is free and open to the public.

The State of our University Address is part of a celebratory day on campus.

Prior to the speech, the university will hold its annual Celebration of Service for employees. Rick Alloway, professor of broadcasting, will serve as emcee. Awards recognize employees who have worked at the university in five-year increments up to 55 years. Employees can pick up service awards in the Lied Commons Starting at 8:30 a.m. Doors to the Lied Center auditorium open at 9:30 a.m. for Celebration of Service seating.

Following the speech, an all-employee picnic will be offered on R Street (between 12th and 13th streets). Food provided by University Dining Services.

Learn more

Queer People of Color Social

Date: Sep. 28, 2022
Time: 3:00 pm–4:00 pm
Location: Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center, Ubuntu Room

This event will provide a space to recognize queer people of color and connect them to a greater network of community. Following a speaker and short formal program, a casual mixer will be held with light refreshments available.

Welcome to the NO CRAM ZONE

Date: Sep. 28, 2022
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Love Library South, Room 221

Learn to effectively prepare for exams while keeping up in other classes.

A Clear and Steady Eye: Storytelling and Our Shared History

Date: Sep. 28, 2022
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Lied Center for Performing Arts

Best selling author Candice Millard will deliver the 2022 Governor’s Lecture in the Humanities, presented by Humanities Nebraska (HN) in partnership with the E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues.

Candice Millard’s talk will touch on her four New York Times best sellers: “The River of Doubt,” “Destiny of the Republic,” “Hero of the Empire,” and “River of the Gods.” Her first book, “The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey,” was also a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection and a Book Sense Pick. It won the William Rockhill Nelson Award and was a finalist for the Quill Awards.

Her second book about President James Garfield, “Destiny of the Republic: A Tail of Madness, Medicine and Murder of a President,” won the Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime, the One Book One Lincoln Award, and the Kansas Notable Book Award. Millard’s “Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape and the Making of Winston Churchill,” was named Amazon’s number one history book of 2016.

Her most recent book, “River of the Gods: Genius, Courage, and Betrayal in the Search for the Source of the Nile” is already a top ten New York Times best seller. Focused on English explorers Richard Burton and John Hanning Speke, Millard tells a story of courage and adventure, set against the backdrop of the race to exploit Africa by the colonial powers. This book also profiles Sidi Mubarak Bombay, their formerly enslaved local guide. Without Bombay and men like him, who led, carried, and protected the expedition, neither Englishman would have come close to the headwaters of the Nile, or perhaps even survived.

Her essays have also appeared in the New York Times Book Review, Washington Post Book World, the Guardian, National Geographic and TIME.

Cornstock Festival

Date: Sep. 30, 2022
Time: 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
Location: Memorial Stadium Parking Lot

Enjoy food trucks, a Ferris wheel, games for adults and children, a balloon artist, and more. You can get in the Husker spirit while enjoying live music and performances from Nebraska students during the Jester Competition.

Homecoming Parade

Date: Sep. 30, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm

Come celebrate a “Husker Throwback” with a Homecoming parade that will end near East Memorial Stadium. Watch student organizations, community groups, homecoming royalty, the Cornhusker Marching Band and some special guests as they perform in our annual parade. Participants will include floats, golf carts, balloons, performances, and more!

The Lincoln community, alumni, and friends of the university are all invited to watch along the parade route, which stretches down Vine Street up to East Memorial Stadium. Stay after the parade to grab some food and watch performances at the Cornstock Festival!

Student organizations can sign up online to participate.

Husker Passport Giveaway Deadline

 Date: Oct. 1, 2022

The Global Experiences Office, in partnership with the UNL Passport Office, and the Institute of International Education (IIE) will be giving away 125 passports to University of Nebraska-Lincoln students. Recipients of the Husker Passport Giveaway will have the cost of obtaining a passport covered by the program. The deadline is October 1st at 11:59pm. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and you are strongly encouraged to apply early for priority consideration.

Diana Krall

Date: Oct. 2, 2022
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Lied Center for Performing Arts

Diana Krall is a jazz legend, holding the distinction of being the only jazz singer to have eight albums debut at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums chart. To date, her albums have garnered two Grammy® Awards, ten Juno® Awards and have also earned nine gold, three platinum and seven multi-platinum albums. Her album When I Look in Your Eyes spent an unprecedented 52 weeks at the #1 position on the Billboard Jazz chart, and her notable collaborations have included Tony Bennett, Barbara Streisand, and Paul McCartney.

Krall’s unique artistry transcends any single musical style and has made her one of the most recognizable artists of our time. As The New York Times recently noted Krall possesses, “A voice at once cool and sultry, wielded with a rhythmic sophistication.”

CAS Inquire: “Partisan Polarization and The Need For Civic Respect”

Date: Oct. 4, 2022
Time: 5:30 pm–6:30 pm
Location: Nebraska Union, Swanson Auditorium

Elizabeth Theiss-Morse’s talk will address respect as a cardinal virtue of democratic citizenship. While most Americans say they believe in civic respect, they do not practice this respect. Giving people civic respect means engaging with the other side’s ideas, rather than simply assuming political opponents are ignorant or stereotyping them based on their vote. At its core, civic respect is about accepting pluralism.

Theiss-Morse is Willa Cather Professor in the Department of Political Science.

Additional Public Info:
Webinar ID: 990 3637 1172

Pride in the Workplace

Date: Oct. 5, 2022
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.

The free event provides space for students and alumni to connect and talk about how to enter the workforce authentically while finding employers who value and support LGBTQA+ employees.

Event Schedule:
3-4:15 p.m. - Casual panel discussions cover topics like navigating the job search, interviewing and career growth.
4:15 p.m. - Networking tips from a career coach.
4:30 p.m. - Networking reception between students and alumni.
5-6 p.m. - Cocktail reception for alumni, allies and friends ages 21+. Appetizers and refreshments will be available.

Students should RSVP on Handshake by Oct. 4 and can attend as their schedule allows. Learn more at: University staff and faculty can RSVP by Oct. 4 through the Nebraska Alumni Association at:

Pride in the Workplace is coordinated by the Nebraska Alumni Association, LGBTQA+ Center, University Career Services and Pride in Business student organization with support from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, College of Business and Pride Alumni Network.

“We Are All Related” (Mitakuye’ Oyasin) Conference

Date: Oct. 6, 2022 – Oct. 7, 2022
Location: Nebraska East Union

Discussion and presentations from Indigenous speakers and faculty from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln covering a variety of topics including:

• Sustainability
• Climate
• Water
• Mental Health

Registration required.

The Wilds

Step into the world of The Wilds – a new mixed reality performance experience where movement instantly becomes music as emerging technology allows dancers to create an immersive journey of sound, light, and visual media in real time. Part mythology, part utopian vision, The Wilds fuses live dancers with motion capture technology and real-time animation inspiring a profound bond of a shared, collective experience.

“Extraordinary movement…the body becomes the most versatile of instruments, playing the music of an invisible dimension.”
– LA Weekly

Nebraska Forum on Digital Humanities

Date: Oct. 6, 2022 – Oct. 7, 2022
Time: 10:00 am–7:00 pm
Dinsdale Family Learning Commons, Stock Seed Farms Classroom

Scholarly discussion of digital legal projects and tools focused on histories of slavery and freedom-making, colonialism and anti-imperialism, and civil rights claims.

First Friday at Sheldon Museum of Art

Date: Oct. 7, 2022
Time: 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
Location: Sheldon Museum of Art

Start your weekend off with First Friday at Sheldon. Explore the fall semester exhibitions, socialize, and participate in creative activities. The museum is open until 7 p.m.

Admission is free.

LIFE IN LINCOLN: First Friday Artwalk

Date: Oct. 7, 2022
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Nebraska Union, 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.

First Friday Artwalk in downtown Lincoln.
Students will join Lincoln’s monthly art event and visit art galleries in downtown area. This lively walking tour will drop into several galleries to enjoy an eclectic array of art - sculpture, painting, photography, weaving, and more - by emerging and local artisans.

Bingo Night

Date: Oct. 7, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Nebraska Union, Swanson Auditorium

Play for free to win amazing prize packages at a huge one-night game. It’s not video bingo, virtual bingo, or even paper-and-dauber-style bingo…this is gonna be CLASSIC BINGO w/ the sliding-window bingo cards you mighta played at family reunions, church picnics, the local VFW hall, or community center.

There’s space and cards for HUNDREDS of Huskers to play in this town-hall auditorium. Bring friends and snacks and get ready to listen for your numbers to be called, anticipating the moment the silence might be broken by someone yelling BINGO!

ADDED BONUS: Husker Football is playing at Rutgers this night. The televised game will be shown on a big screen while everyone plays Bingo.

• GIFT BASKETS: Throughout the evening, four (4) large gift baskets with assorted prize items will be given away to attendees.
• GRAND PRIZE: Nintendo Switch. Winners of the individual BINGO games will be entered into a drawing for this prize. The more games you win, the more chances you have to win the grand prize.

This event is FREE for UNL students with Event Pass.

Literary News

Was It Ever Possible For One Person To Read Every Book Ever Written (in English)?

By Randall Munroe | September 13, 2022

Randall Munroe Provides a Serious Answer To a Very Hypothetical Literary Question

Abundant Joy: 9 Black Diasporic Voices Imagine a Better World

By Natasha Marin | September 15, 2022

Natasha Marin Asked a Hundred Black Diasporic Voices About Power, Love, and Safety

A Brief History of Calling Women Witches

By Eleanor Herman | September 19, 2022

Eleanor Herman on the Patriarchy’s Timeless Demonization of Powerful Women

The Ultimate Fall 2022 Books Preview

By Emily Temple | September 21, 2022

The Difficulty of Writing About Male Intimacy

By Michael Pedersen | September 22, 2022

Michael Pedersen on Male Friendship and Vulnerability

Film News

‘Heartstopper’ Adds 4 Actors to Cast as Season 2 Filming Begins

By Jolie Lash | September 22, 2022

The newcomers join returning cast members Kit Connor and Joe Locke

Netflix Tudum Fan Event to Feature Sneak Peek at ‘Shadow & Bone’ Season 2, ‘Bridgerton’ Queen Charlotte Spinoff

Jolie Lash | September 22, 2022

The latest details on what to expect at Saturday’s global event

'Dragstravaganza' Trailer: Huluween Presents a Goulish and Glamorous Drag Variety Special

By Hilary Remley | September 22, 2022

Join Monét X Change and Ginger Minj on a trip into another dimension and a variety special filled with campy, vampy drag performances.

The Highs and Lows of the Toronto International Film Festival’s Literary Offerings

By Ryan Coleman | September 23, 2022

Ryan Coleman Previews Women Talking, Emily, The Wonder, Causeway, and Catherine, Called Birdy