Something great..

January 19, 2010

If you’ve ever wondered what it feels like to be a part of something greater than yourself, you’ve come to the right place to catch a glimpse.  The UNL SIFE team is comprised of some of the most talented individuals on campus.  They are driven and compassionate, creative and diverse. Above all, SIFE students understand the importance of teamwork.  Without each other, we realize that we are nothing. We know that it takes contributions from every member, officer, and executive for our projects to succeed.  Accountability and trust are valued, because they act as the glue that binds us together.

The beginning of a new semester allows us an opportunity to improve beyond what we thought was possible.  It’s a chance to take the initiative to try something new.  It’s an opportunity to help a teammate out.  But, most of all, it’s the perfect time to strengthen our relationships and the bonds that hold them together.  Go forth, and strive to be counted on.  🙂


Help for Haiti aids all

January 19, 2010

As college students we’re expected to drink cheap beer and scrounge up the remnants of our paychecks to pay for rent. We’re expected to only pay attention to our classes, love lives and the job prospects we may or may not have.

However, recently we were called to think about more than the world we have created for ourselves at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  The earthquake that hit Haiti had a ripple effect around the world.

This past week, the UNL SIFE team donated $500 to relief efforts through the Red Cross. The amount is not the point. There are thousands of people and organizations all over making donations in multiple denominations.

Last week we weren’t just college students, we were global citizens choosing to support one another.  Our social conscious was expanded.

Most of us can’t leave UNL to help those in Haiti. Many of us will give in other ways: plunging into our wallets to make donations , rearranging our spring break trips or others of us are now simply more informed about Haiti.  At SIFE we’ve decided to give the rest of the donations we receive from our Let’s Can Hunger Project this semester to Haiti water and food relief.  Hopefully, the three upcoming events this semester: Campus Can Stack, the Food Drive competition between four colleges and the Casino night will all go to good use.

If you or someone you know would like to donate to Haiti relief check out these suggestions or for more information about relief efforts check out National Public Radio’s continuing coverage.

Ready for a new semester!

January 10, 2010

Hello world! UNL SIFE is excited to begin a new semester. We are looking forward to doing great things so be on the lookout for some exciting news!

SIFE Banner

December 1, 2009

Hey! Thanks to the hard work of the marketing and design teams, we have a great banner being display this week in the Union Plaza. Check it out:

Lindsey Dykman – Internal Vice President

November 17, 2009

Hey there!  My name is Lindsey, and I’m the Internal Vice President for the UNL SIFE team.  You may have already gotten to know me as “Director of Talent Acquisition,” but I thought I would take a few minutes to introduce myself again.

What’s my major, and why is it funny?

If you had asked me five years ago what I didn’t want to study in college, I would have said, “I REALLY REALLY hope I’m not required to take an economics class.”  Little did I know it would become not only my major, but one of the few true loves of my life.

Where do I come from?

My hometown is located in western Nebraska, not far from the Colorado border to the south and the Wyoming border to the west.  I drive home very infrequently, so my trips there are invaluable.  Thanksgiving break will mark my first time back this year.

While I’m home, I love to sit and play the piano for hours.  I also enjoy fresh air, dirt roads, and long walks in the country.

What has SIFE done for me?

I became a member of UNL SIFE at the start of the 08-09 Spring semester.  After becoming involved in several projects, I realized that SIFE was an organization that would allow me to truly make a difference in both my community and my world.  It wasn’t all about building my resume anymore…it was about impacting people’s lives.

I finished out the remainder of last year as a member of multiple project teams, but I also applied for a leadership position as an officer.  Thankfully, I was appointed Director of Talent Acquisition and given the opportunity to reach out to students through recruitment.  At present, I am serving as the Internal VP.  I’m just beginning to get my feet on the ground, and I’m loving every minute of it.

Thanks a lot for checking out our team website.  The opportunities in SIFE are endless, and I encourage you to take an active role in becoming involved.  Cheers!

UNL Surplus Consulting update

November 17, 2009

Hey everyone! I just wanted to do a quick update about the project. Things are going well with the us consulting UNL Surplus. We have a great team and I know we will keep this business strong and grow it even more.

UNL SIFE Creative Team Promotion Posters

October 26, 2009