First Year Experience: “People and Places: A SLICE of WhoData”

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!

Body Positive FIG: 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!

Beyhive: 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.

People & Places: Experiential Learning in Mapping Uptown New Orleans: The Service Learning and Institutional Community Engagement (SLICE) Office & Students of the UNO Applied Geographic Information Systems (GIS) course will demonstrate how neighborhood data can be turned into maps.  FIG Students will be introduced to key concepts in service learning and actively participate in a public participation GIS mapping project with in the Black Pearl neighborhood.

Intercultural Conversations: Join the Intensive English Language Program for a weekly conversation meetup to learn about other cultures, languages, and ideas. Participants will meet students representing more than 25 countries!

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!”

If you have further questions, please email Nicole Ralston at

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