Alec Rome is a New Student Enrollment leader and a broadcast production major with a minor in psychology from Omaha, Nebraska.

What does being a Husker mean to you?

It means that I’m proud to be from here, I have a grit that is unmatched to other places, and an attitude that I can carry with me wherever I go. Being a Husker is a unique, special experience that connects so many people from different backgrounds, locations and career fields.

What is your favorite thing about Lincoln?

This city has so many different spots, styles, vibes, etc. Everyone can find a home here in this city. There are great places to eat with friends, parks…


A scoop of chocolate chips is set aside for a recipe
A scoop of chocolate chips is set aside for a recipe

All our classes and campus tours have left us craving some serious summer eats! And what could be better than some Husker-approved cuisines? We pulled together 10 of our favorite, fast and tasty feasts from UNL Food.

1. Strawberry Smoothie & Freezer Pop

We all know Nebraska summers can get pretty hot — so when we need to cool down, we turn to freezer pops. These yummy and nutritious pops only need yogurt, strawberries and banana… it doesn’t get much more simple than that!

Recipe here.


Luiza Benvenuti is a New Student Enrollment leader and a psychology major with minors in Global Leadership and Communication Studies from Brusque, Santa Catarina, Brazil.

What is your best advice to a new college student?

Be open-minded to experience new people and explore not only your career path but also who you are and who you want to be in the future.

What is your favorite thing about Lincoln?

Honestly, I love the sunsets here and the fact that the weather is so different every time, it makes every day a new experience!

Luiza smiles for a photo
Luiza smiles for a photo

Name a person who has helped you be successful at UNL.

Tracy Lungrin, the Director of the Career Services office, has helped me on many occasions to prepare for interviews and provide support while I…


While every month should be National Ice Cream month, July’s hot temperatures make it the perfect month to celebrate with a scoop or two. Check out some local favorites close enough to walk to from campus, or a quick drive or bus ride away.

A scoop of chocolate ice cream held outside the UNL Dairy Store
A scoop of chocolate ice cream held outside the UNL Dairy Store
UNL Dairy Store

Dairy Store

IYKYK. The Dairy Store has over 100 flavors on rotation and has been serving premium handmade dairy products as part of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln since 1917. Stop by for a scoop on a warm summer night and be sure to take a walk around East Campus. …


Clare Frances Kennedy is a New Student Enrollment leader and a communication studies and women’s and gender studies major from Nashville, Tennessee.

What are your tips for adjusting to something new?

My biggest tip for adjusting to something new is to take everything one day at a time! It’s so easy to get overwhelmed by new stressors and experiences, but taking things day by day can help you really enjoy new experiences as they present themselves and make everything feel more manageable!

Clare Frances holds two thumbs up and smiles for the camera in downtown Lincoln
Clare Frances holds two thumbs up and smiles for the camera in downtown Lincoln

Talk about an impactful/memorable experience you’ve had as a Husker.

One of the most memorable experiences I’ve had in college is getting tapped into Mortar Board during a weekly speech and debate team meeting this past spring…


For Pride Month, we’re featuring students who are making an impact on campus and beyond. This week, meet Harrison Lloyd, an international business-economics and accounting major from Pflugerville, Texas. As the president of Pride in Business and through his other involvements, Harrison is creating inclusive spaces on campus.

You talk about being passionate about building inclusive environments for people to connect with others. Has this been something you’ve always been passionate about or is there a particular experience that has inspired that passion even more?

Thanks for the great question. My passion for building inclusive environments for people to connect with others began after leaving high school and starting college. Growing up in Pflugerville, Texas (a suburb of Austin) allowed me to go to a pretty inclusive and diverse high school. I did not feel pressured to…


A group of new Huskers touches Archie the mammoth’s paw for good luck outside of Morrill Hall.
A group of new Huskers touches Archie the mammoth’s paw for good luck outside of Morrill Hall.

Hello Future Huskers!

I remember being you. Worried about whether or not I could handle all the things university life would throw at me. Like many of you, I’m an out-of-state student who left everyone I knew behind and felt like the world was shifting beneath my feet. I was, honestly, terrified, although I completely put up a brave face for my family and friends. But I got some good advice and it’s advice I’m going to pass on to you.

Join up.

I went to every football game, found forever friends in my Honors dorm, joined a sorority, and…


By Sophia Deras, civil engineering major with a minor in geology

Sophia Deras transfers her solution in a Chem 109 lab to determine absorption spectra and best wavelengths in different food dyes.
Sophia Deras transfers her solution in a Chem 109 lab to determine absorption spectra and best wavelengths in different food dyes.

I’d imagine I had a similar introduction into the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) world as a lot of other engineering majors. I loved my multiplication worksheets, built the most structurally sound lego towers I could, and tried my hardest to read A Brief History of Time in middle school. My dad was delighted to have a child that he could share his interests with, and so I had the privilege of soldering his projects and scrubbing his new computer parts with toothbrushes from a young age. …


Taylor smiles for a photo near the windows of the College of Business’ Hawks Hall
Taylor smiles for a photo near the windows of the College of Business’ Hawks Hall

For Pride Month, we’re featuring students who are making an impact on campus and beyond. This week, meet Taylor Jarvis, an accounting major with minors in economics and political science from Lincoln, Nebraska. As the ASUN Internal Vice President, she’s using her leadership position to advocate for others.

In your interview with the Daily Nebraskan earlier this year, you touched on how homophobic situations you’ve confronted helped you connect with other marginalized groups. Can you talk a little bit more about that?

The most intense homophobia that I’ve experienced occurred during Pride Month of 2020. The homophobia that I experienced felt all-consuming for several weeks and deeply affected my mental state in a negative way. My experience showed me how isolating and draining it feels when individuals have to advocate for themselves alone; when…


Erika works on a computer in the College of Business
Erika works on a computer in the College of Business

At Nebraska, we don’t rest on our strengths — we stretch them. And through the Clifton Strengths Institute, students do just that by discovering and developing their natural talents and determining how they can build them for success. Sit down with management major Erika Casarin to learn how the institute is helping students maximize their talent and prepare for the future.

How would you explain The Clifton Strengths Institute to someone outside the College of Business community?

The Clifton Strengths Institute (CSI) is a community of individuals who value the power of strengths. We are a proponent for personal growth and development by using the Clifton Strengths Assessment, an online tool that helps you discover what…

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