THIS WEEK: Condoms, Cookies & Consent and 7 more can't-miss events

Cookies, Condoms, & Consent is Feb. 21
Cookies, Condoms, & Consent is Feb. 21

We sifted through the campus calendars and activities to curate an excellent list of events.

Here are EIGHT great happenings happening Feb 21–28, 2023.


Mardi Gras Lunch
11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. February 21
East Campus Dining Center

Mardi Gras Dinner
4:30 to 8:30 p.m. February 21
Abel Dining Center

Jambalaya, gumbo, red beans, collards greens, and seafood mac & cheese are a few of the delicious Cajun- and New Orleans-style dishes you can enjoy. Selections vary by location, so view complete menus at

These meal events are included with meal plans. Guest prices for individuals with a meal plan.


Condoms, Cookies & Consent
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. February 21
Nebraska Union, Ballroom


Interact with lots of games and activities and enjoy snacks, giveaways, and prizes as you also explore consent, relationships, and sexual health.

Bring your friends, a date, and your roommates and pals for a fun night to remember.


Procrastinators Unite…Tomorrow
5 to 6 p.m. February 22
Love Library South, Room 221

It's only the fifth week of the spring semester. You still have time to kick procrastination to the curb and develop study strategies to finish the semester strong.

Join the Center for Academic Success and Transition (CAST) team for a free 1-hour workshop to learn tips and skills for igniting your personal motivation for achieving academic success.


Don’t Stress your Heart!
12 to 1 p.m. February 24
Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center, OASIS Lounge

Get serious about relieving stress in your daily life - from school, work, relationships, and more - so your HEART stays healthy.

Drop by this free midday event to learn the risk factors affecting your heart health – and you'll walk away with a free heart stress ball and a chance to win other prizes.

This event is part of the annual student-focused Love Your Heart Week.


Jack of All Trades: From Neuroscientist to Rock Climber with Wendy Beio
7 to 8 p.m. February 24
Nebraska Union, Platte River Room

Part of the BEYOND ADVENTURE SPEAKER SERIES, sponsored by Outdoor Adventures and Joel and Patti Meyer.

Each speaker in this series comes to UNL to share their story about finding the outdoors and how it has challenged and transformed their life. Historically, the pursuit of the outdoors has been hard to access for many. The stories told here share that struggle and provide empowerment to seek the outdoors.

Wendy Beio’s love of rock climbing, entrepreneurship, and community led her to co-create Lincoln’s newest climbing gym. Wendy shares her story of confronting imposter syndrome, activating leadership, and figuring out her next move.

The keynote speaker event is FREE for students, faculty, staff, and the community.


Talent Showcase + Karaoke Night
7 p.m. February 24
Nebraska Union, Swanson Auditorium

Get on stage and show off your special performance talents for all students to enjoy. Sing, dance, juggle, perform magic, contort, perform comedy or a monologue, play an instrument - the list can go on and on. Use this chance to entertain and have fun.

• Email by 4 p.m. Feb. 22 to secure a performance spot. Describe your talent and performance in the message.
• Performers are required to bring their own supplies and instruments.
• All acts must be in compliance with the University’s Student Code of Conduct.
• Each act should be around 5 minutes in length.

In between talent acts, audience members can sing karaoke for the audience.

FREE for UNL students with Event Pass.


HuskerThon 2023
10:30 a.m. to 11:55 p.m. February 25
Nebraska Union, Centennial Room

It's the 13.1-hour “Dance Marathon” for UNL students and the kids being treated at Children’s Hospital Omaha to come together for a BIG DAY of dancing in celebration of all the funds they have raised to fight childhood illnesses.

Attendees will enjoy a children’s talent show, crafts and activities for all ages, and even shaving heads for the kids to give families and children affected to have a day without the worries associated with their numerous stays in the hospital.

To date, UNL Dance Marathon has raised over $1.3 million for Children’s Hospital Omaha.


Powder up: Is coffee protein powder, greens powder and others safe?
5 to 5:30 p.m. February 28

During this free 30-minute webinar, the registered dietitian with University Health Center will answer common questions about powder supplements, including which ones are actually effective and worth the money as well as share tips on how to choose the right one for you.

Pre-registration is required.