UNMC’s CultureFest will celebrate ‘Nebraska Treasures’

UNMC will celebrate its annual CultureFest event today (May 25) from noon to 2 p.m. at the Ruth and Bill Scott Student Plaza.

CultureFest is UNMC’s annual celebration of culture, inclusion and diversity, filled with interactive booths, food and entertainment. This year’s theme of “Nebraska Treasures” will celebrate all things Nebraska, including some widely known and little-known gems.

“After three years, we are very thankful for the opportunity to have CultureFest return and share joy with our colleagues and friends as we celebrate diversity and learn more about Nebraska culture,” said Linda Cunningham, associate director of UNMC Human Resources.

Starting at 11 a.m., food trucks will be on site offering lunch for sale. Several event food and beverage stations will offer free samples of products created in Nebraska, including Runza, Arby’s, Sodexo and Hiland Dairy ice cream.

Event programming will begin at noon with singer Dani Cleveland, who will open with the Nebraska State Song, followed by a special presentation recognizing notable Nebraskans who have made significant contributions to the state, including UNMC’s own Kyle Meyer, PhD, dean of the UNMC College of Allied Health Professions, and Sasha Shillcutt, MD, PhD, a professor in the UNMC Department of Anesthesiology and a cardiac anesthesiologist with Nebraska Medicine.

Additional programming will include a performance by The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Scarlet Dancers and presentations by the Florence Mill, Nebraska’s oldest Nebraska business, and Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.

In addition to the in-person event, employees can compete in an online scavenger hunt to win prizes and find out more about the contributions of the many vendors participating in the event. Answers must be submitted no later than 5 p.m., today.

If interested in planning next year’s event, sign-up here