Illustrator, storyteller, film director and exploratory rock climber Jeremy Collins will speak at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5 in the Nebraska Union Auditorium.
The event, sponsored by the University Program Council and the Outdoor Adventures Center, is free for University of Nebraska-Lincoln students with a valid NCard and $5 for faculty, staff and the public.
Collins has helped raise thousands of dollars for various causes and nonprofits, including pediatric brain cancer research, The Access Fund, American Alpine Club, Habitat For Humanity, Causecentric and Water.org. On the rock, Jeremy has pioneered more than 300 new routes in the United States. He has climbed extensively internationally with notable first ascents in Argentina, Venezuela, Canada and China. In his recent book and film “DRAWN: The Art of Ascent,” he tells climbing stories to explore universal ideas of finding purpose and direction.
The University Program Council is a student organization that provides diverse, educational and entertaining programs to enhance the university community. It is the executive body responsible for the implementation of programs and activities funded by student fees.