Latino Leadership Symposia

November 8, 2016

Free Yourself:

Breaking the Shackles of Oppression

The Latino Leadership Symposium is part of NEBRASKA’s annual diversity leadership symposia series designed to enhance college access and leadership development. The series’ theme this year is Free Yourself: Breaking the Shackles of Oppression.

Students who are nominated to attend will celebrate the opportunities and discuss the challenges of Latino culture. Students will attend sessions designed to address community-related issues and create a plan of action to address these issues. Additionally, attending this event will qualify students to be considered for the NEBRASKA Emerging Leaders tuition scholarship, worth $2,000 and renewable for four academic years.

If you have a guest attending under the age of 18, please have them fill out the forms below and bring them with you the day of your visit.

The attire for the event is business casual. Please dress accordingly.

Cost: $5/person*—Sorry, no refunds. Cost includes lunch and t-shirt.

*FEE WAIVER MAY BE APPROVED FOR STUDENTS ON FREE OR REDUCED LUNCH AT SCHOOL

Keynote Speaker

Juan Cangas

Juan Cangas has spent most of his life pursuing one question: “Why do some people succeed in life while others fail?” Juan had to find his own motivation to succeed as a young Latino teen wrestling with the challenges of life. His drive to overcome barriers and desire to make his mother proud helped him become the first person in his family to attend college.

Juan is an authority in youth leadership development, with over 7 years of experience inspiring students from all walks of life. He helped found the THRIVE Leadership Club (2011), an organization whose mission is to help unite and equip students from different cultures (Nepal, Karen, Somalia, Latin America, etc.) and empower them to become servant leaders in their communities. He utilizes his life experiences and crazy humor to help inspire and coach students every single day. Through Juan’s mentorship and teachings, his students have a better opportunity to not only graduate high school, but to also be the type of teens you’d like your own son or daughter to hang out with.

Juan’s mission is to be an outrageous and passionate man who delivers a message of hope and determination wherever he goes. He does this through speaking and facilitating powerful workshops throughout the nation.

Schedule

Seniors
Time Event
8:15 a.m.

Registration and Check-in

Check-in will begin at 8:15 a.m. in the City Campus Union Bookstore. At check-in, we will validate your parking and give you the necessary materials for your day ahead.

9:00 a.m.

Welcome to NEBRASKA

Dr. Amber Williams, Director of Admissions
Keynote Speaker: Juan Cangas — University of Nebraska–Lincoln Alumni, Avenue Scholar Talent Advisor, CoolSpeak Speaker

10:15 a.m.

Community Engagement Panel

Successful leaders understand and educate themselves on the ever-changing issues and perspectives within their communities. Regardless of your experiences and knowledge, you should remain committed to challenging yourself to think critically about issues from all angles. This panel will engage community members to explore topics from your perspective and through the lens of others in the community.

11:15 a.m.

The Role of Leadership in Activism

Leaders must be able to identify issues and define obstacles in order to find solutions and create positive change. Learn how to develop a clear vision, move your ideas into action and find your voice to create that change.

12:15 p.m.

Lunch and Tour of Traditional Residence Hall

Enjoy lunch in one of our on-campus dining halls—the cost will be covered in your $5 registration fee. Following lunch, enjoy a tour of one of the university’s traditional residence halls and see for yourself where you could be living next year.

1:10 p.m.

Academic Information Fair

The academic information fair will be an opportunity to learn more about different colleges, programs, and majors offered at NEBRASKA.

1:45 p.m.

Next Steps at NEBRASKA

Learn how to be a Husker. Admissions staff will discuss your application, enrollment deposit, housing options, and New Student Enrollment.

2:00 p.m.

Closing Keynote

Keynote Speaker: Juan Cangas — University of Nebraska–Lincoln Alumni, Avenue Scholar Talent Advisor, CoolSpeak Speaker

2:30 p.m.

Bus Dismissal

Students are excused. Those who traveled by bus will be dismissed according to their transportation groups.

Juniors
Time Event
8:15 a.m.

Registration and Check-in

Check-in will begin at 8:15 a.m. in the City Campus Union Bookstore. At check-in, we will validate your parking and give you the necessary materials for your day ahead.

9:00 a.m.

Welcome to NEBRASKA

Dr. Amber Williams, Director of Admissions
Keynote Speaker: Juan Cangas — University of Nebraska–Lincoln Alumni, Avenue Scholar Talent Advisor, CoolSpeak Speaker

10:15 a.m.

Community Engagement Panel

Successful leaders understand and educate themselves on the ever-changing issues and perspectives within their communities. Regardless of your experiences and knowledge, you should remain committed to challenging yourself to think critically about issues from all angles. This panel will engage community members to explore topics from your perspective and through the lens of others in the community.

11:15 a.m.

The Role of Leadership in Activism

Leaders must be able to identify issues and define obstacles in order to find solutions and create positive change. Learn how to develop a clear vision, move your ideas into action and find your voice to create that change.

12:15 p.m.

Lunch

Enjoy lunch in one of our on-campus dining halls—the cost will be covered in your $5 registration fee.

1:10 p.m.

City Campus Tour

Experience what life is like as a student at NEBRASKA. Walking will be involved during the City Campus Tour, so we recommend wearing comfortable shoes.

1:45 p.m.

Next Steps at NEBRASKA

Admissions staff will review the application process, important deadlines, and answer questions.

2:00 p.m.

Closing Keynote

Keynote Speaker: Juan Cangas — University of Nebraska–Lincoln Alumni, Avenue Scholar Talent Advisor, CoolSpeak Speaker

2:30 p.m.

Bus Dismissal

Students are excused. Those who traveled by bus will be dismissed according to their transportation groups.

Sophomores & First-year Students
Time Event
8:15 a.m.

Registration and Check-in

Check-in will begin at 8:15 a.m. in the City Campus Union Bookstore. At check-in, we will validate your parking and give you the necessary materials for your day ahead.

9:00 a.m.

Welcome to NEBRASKA

Dr. Amber Williams, Director of Admissions
Keynote Speaker: Juan Cangas — University of Nebraska–Lincoln Alumni, Avenue Scholar Talent Advisor, CoolSpeak Speaker

10:15 a.m.

Community Engagement Panel

Successful leaders understand and educate themselves on the ever-changing issues and perspectives within their communities. Regardless of your experiences and knowledge, you should remain committed to challenging yourself to think critically about issues from all angles. This panel will engage community members to explore topics from your perspective and through the lens of others in the community.

11:15 a.m.

Lunch

Enjoy lunch in one of our on-campus dining halls—the cost will be covered in your $5 registration fee.

12:15 p.m.

The Role of Leadership in Activism

Leaders must be able to identify issues and define obstacles in order to find solutions and create positive change. Learn how to develop a clear vision, move your ideas into action and find your voice to create that change.

1:10 p.m.

Know How to Go

Everything you need to know to successfully navigate through the application process. Learn what it takes to become an admitted NEBRASKA student through an interactive activity.

1:45 p.m.

Next Steps at NEBRASKA

Admissions staff will review the application process, important deadlines, and answer questions.

2:00 p.m.

Closing Keynote

Keynote Speaker: Juan Cangas — University of Nebraska–Lincoln Alumni, Avenue Scholar Talent Advisor, CoolSpeak Speaker

2:30 p.m.

Bus Dismissal

Students are excused. Those who traveled by bus will be dismissed according to their transportation groups.

Check-In & Registration