The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s weeklong celebration of its 150th anniversary opens with a student-led conversation with Sen. Ben Sasse.
The Charter Week event, “Why Don’t We Get Along? How Huskers Can Change the Future: A Student-led Conversation with Sen. Ben Sasse,” is 5:30 p.m., Feb. 11 at the Coliseum. The presentation is primarily for students. Some 1,500 tickets are available for students with a valid NCard, an additional 200 tickets are reserved for faculty and staff.
Tickets are available at the welcome desks in the City and Nebraska East unions. A valid NCard is needed to receive a ticket and for admission into the event.
The event will include a panel discussion between Sasse and three Huskers — Hunter Traynor, senior political science major; Grace Chambers, junior sociology major; and Kamryn Sannicks, a junior political science major and member of the Nebraska National Guard and UNL’s Army ROTC program. The panel will be facilitated by Patrice McMahon, director and chair of the University Honors program.
Sasse will also participate in a question and answer session with students attending the event. Ushers will distribute and gather notecards to record questions. The submitted questions will be curated before being asked.
Opening and closing remarks will be made by Chancellor Ronnie Green. Refreshments and pizza will be provided.
During his campus visit Sasse will also meet with a variety of student leaders from the Chancellor’s Leadership Class, Office of Academic Support and Intercultural Services and the Association of Students of the University of Nebraska.
For more information about Sasse’s visit and the overall Charter Week schedule, click here.