Attend First Gen Celebration Week events

First Generation Nebraska
First Generation Nebraska

In honor of National First Gen Celebration Week, First Generation Nebraska is presenting a series of events Nov. 8-12.

First Gen Fair
Monday, Nov. 8
11 AM–1 PM
City Campus Union — The Crib
Open to students, faculty, and staff

Departments from all over campus will have booths highlighting their resources for first gen students. Join us for games, interactive activities, and photo opportunities meant to promote first gen visibility and develop our community on campus. Snag First Gen t-shirts and swag items!

First Gen Reading Club Discussion
Tuesday, Nov. 9
4–5 PM
Open to faculty and staff

What distinguishes first generation students from continuing generation students? As part of creating an equitable and diverse university, how do we include and support first generation students? The First Gen Nebraska Reading Club is for university faculty and staff interested in these issues.

Hosted by: Carmen Kelle, Dr. Eric French, and Dr. Ann Koopmann
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Share a Meal
Wednesday, Nov. 10
11 AM–1 PM
East Campus Union Cafe
Open to students, faculty, and staff

No RSVP required. Pop in and enjoy a free meal while connecting with peers and fellow first gen students. This is an opportunity to low-key network with those who have come before you.

A Conversation with Mekita Rivas
Thursday, Nov. 11
5:45–7 PM
City Campus Union — Swanson Auditorium
Open to students, faculty, and staff

Mekita Rivas is a contributing editor at Cosmopolitan and Bustle. Her writing has been published in The New York Times, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, InStyle, Glamour, Refinery29, among others. She's currently based in Washington, D.C., and regularly covers culture, style, and politics. In 2012, she graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she studied journalism and English.

Supported by First Generation Nebraska, College of Journalism and Mass Communications, and the William H. Thompson Scholars