First-Year Interest Groups


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If you are a student interested in joining a FIG for Spring 2015, please contact Nicole Ralston.

Spring 2015 Topics and Meeting Times

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!  Please contact Cat Polivolda for more information!

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!  Join us on Wednesday, March 4th at 3:00 pm in the Student Success Center, Library 101.  Contact Tonia Salas for more information!

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!  All meetings occur in the International Center, Room 133.  For more information, please contact LaTesha Charbonnet Gonzalez.

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.  For more information regarding the next meeting, please contact Michelle Thompson.

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!  For more information regarding the next meeting, please contact Christine Day.

Please email Nicole Ralston at for further information!