News You Can Use 3-8-11


By Compiled by Michael Wunder, News Editor

Student Elections are March 8

Get out the vote!  Students can vote online or at four polling places around campus this Tuesday: in Arts and Sciences, in Mammel Hall, the Library and the MBSC.  Polls are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Living With HIV/AIDS is Focus of March 10 Lecture

Maverick Productions will host “Does HIV Look Like Me?” – a lecture by Chelsea Gulden – at noon Thursday, March 10, in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room. 

“Gulden attended college but didn’t live the typical college life. The development of life-long friendships, involvement in sororities and attending parties were not part of her college experience. Instead, she attended classes, worked to pay the bills and played wife to a man who was her love, her life and her world – and who would bring heartbreak to her life,” according to the press release. 

The free event is co-presented by the Women’s Resource Center at UNO.


Project Interfaith Presents Three-Part Program Exploring Buddhism in America

Project Interfaith, an outreach program of the UNO College of Public Affairs and Community Service, will present a three-part program featuring Sumi Loundon Kim, author and chaplain for the Buddhist Community at Duke University, March 15 through March 16. Kim is the author of two anthologies about the lives of young Buddhists in the West: Blue Jean Buddha and The Buddha’s Apprentices.

Project Interfaith will offer the following programs as part of this series:


Community Conversation on Buddhism in America:

Sumi Loundon Kim, will present an evening Community Conversation on Buddhism in America at the UNO Thompson Alumni Center on Tuesday, March 15 at 7 p.m.

In her talk, “Blue Jean Buddha: Tracing the Generations of Buddhism in America,” Kim explores the interplay between Buddhism and American culture through the narrative of four generations in her family.

She will explore how young Buddhists in America have drawn from and diverge from the Baby-Boom Buddhist generation, as well as what the trends in American Buddhism indicate about its future. This program is open to the public and is sponsored by the Nebraska Humanities Council, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, the Nebraska Zen Center, Metropolitan Community College, Tinh Tam and UNO CPACS.


Mindfulness Meditation for Beginners:

                This 45-minute workshop introduces the practice of connecting to the present-moment experience through silent, seated meditation on the breath. All are welcome to attend this workshop hosted by Sumi Loundon Kim at the UNO Thompson Alumni Center on March 16 at 7:30 a.m. This program is sponsored by Project Interfaith, the Nebraska Zen Center, Tinh Tam and UNO CPACS.


High School Program on Buddhism in America:

 High school students of world religions classes are invited to join Sumi Loundon Kim for a special presentation of “Blue Jean Buddha: Tracing the Generations of Buddhism in America” at the Joslyn Art Museum’s Witherspoon Concert Hall on March 16, at 10:15 a.m. This presentation is open only to high school groups that register in advance. This program is co-sponsored by the Nebraska Humanities Council, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, Project Interfaith and the Central High School Foundation


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