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If you are a student interested in joining a FIG for Spring 2015, please sign up and FYE will be in touch once topics are announced!

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Spring 2015 Topics and Meeting Times


Love Beyonce? With an overarching goal of personal branding this FIG will gather through a shared common interest to apply Beyonce themes into lessons for first year success.  We hope to see you on January 21st at 4:30 pm.

Body Positive

This FIG will promote self-love and positive body image through activities, videos, discussions, and information sharing. Students of all identities are welcome to join this empowering space!  The first meeting is scheduled for January 22nd at 2:00 pm.

College Recess

Miss playing games like kickball and knock-out? Join this FIG to relive your recess memories and make UNO's campus your very own playground. Students will participate in a variety of recreational sports and activities, from the classics, like kickball, to trendy new activities, like AcroYoga. Participants will also learn about the student organizations on campus that also share a similar interest. The name of the game is physical wellness, and all levels of athleticism, or lack thereof, may join!  Our first meeting is scheduled for January 22nd at 4:00 pm.

Intercultural Conversations

Join the Intensive English Language Program for a weekly conversation meetup to learn about others cultures, languages, and ideas. Participants will meet students representing more than 25 countries!  Our first meeting will take place on January 22nd at 2:30 pm.

People & Places: Experiential Learning in Mapping Uptown New Orleans

Interested in community service and learning more about NoLa? Students will be introduced to key concepts on service learning theory and practice. The WhoData project and the UNO Applied Geographic Information Systems (GIS) students will demonstrate how service learning can be used for community mapping and advocacy.  See you on January 21st at 12:30 pm for our first meeting!

Speak Your Mind!

The Department of Political Science is leading a FIG for discussing/debating some salient political issues, one issue per session. Students will choose the topic prior to each meeting. One or two Political Science faculty will moderate each session. The format is an open-ended forum for free-wheeling discussion. Learn about today's major political issues. Sharpen your own arguments. Hear other students' points of view. Share ideas for solving society's problems!  Our introductory meeting will take place on January 20th at 3:30 pm.

Please email Nicole Ralston at for further information!