First-Year Interest Groups (FIGs)

First Year Interest Groups

All FIGs (listed below) will meet at their designated locations below in the Earl K. Long Library.

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Spring 2014 Topics and Meeting Times

Games & Gaming

Come join in the fun as the members of the Games and Gaming FIG take a break from the stress and studying and play some games! We have board games and card games and are open to suggestions for what others want to play. Bring your favorite games and ideas.

Meeting: Tuesday's at 5 PM in Library 125. Interested but can't make the meeting? Email Melanie Bopp at for more info!

Journaling Circle FIG: Journaling for Reflection & Self Exploration

Need some you-time? Would you love the opportunity to take an hour a week to reflect? In this FIG, each week will bring a different style of journaling, reflection prompt, or self-exploration activity. All you need to bring is an open mind and your journal!

Meeting: Thursday's at 12:30 pm in the Student Success Center, Library 101. Please contact Cat Polivoda at for more information!


Are you a political junkie? Do you prefer C-SPAN viewing to World of Warcraft? Are you asking not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country? Consider a career in politics! Election campaigns, policy issue lobbying, grassroots organizing and administrative agency work are all different career paths within politics and public administration. Come explore what these jobs are like in the real world and find out which ones appeal to you. Hear from UNO alumni and others who have made a living working in different public service roles and at different levels of government. Meet others of all political stripes in this non-partisan group.

First Meeting: Thursday's at 12:30 pm in ADA-1004A. Interested but can't make the first meeting? Email: Mallory Moore at for more info!


Please email Nicole Ralston at for further FIG information!