The April 11 episode of The Daily Nebraskan's daily news podcast, Your Morning on Campus.
Mia Everding: Good morning and welcome to The Daily Nebraskan’s daily news podcast. It is Thursday, April 11. Your weather for today is cloudy with a high of 68 and a low of 45.
I am assistant news editor Mia Everding, and this is Your Morning on Campus.
In today’s news, we hear about a group workout in Memorial Stadium, a celebration of life for a former residence director and a student who is looking forward to her performance at an upcoming drag show.
Here to guide us through today’s top stories is news reporter Grace Gorenflo. First, tell me about this first-ever stadium workout.
Grace Gorenflo: Campus Recreation hosted its first stadium group workout in Memorial Stadium on Wednesday evening. Each of four instructors led a 25-minute workout from a stage in the endzone. Sarah Lewis, the Campus Rec’s group fitness coordinator, said about 75 people attended overall, but they came and went throughout the two hours.
The night started with kickboxing, followed by a cardio dance workout, a total body tone and a barre class. Lewis said Campus Rec definitely wants to host a stadium workout again, but probably won’t do more than one a year since it can be difficult to reserve the stadium.
Amber O’Shea, a graduate student in educational studies, was so motivated by the idea of a stadium workout that she endured the whole two hours for her second workout after having a baby in February. She said she was nervous, but the supportive instructors and community atmosphere helped.
Everding: Next, what will this celebration of life look like on Friday?
Gorenflo: UNL’s Residence Life will host a celebration of life for Erron Reynolds on April 12 from 6 p.m to 7 p.m in the University Suites multipurpose room. Reynolds, who served as the residence director for Schramm Hall, died suddenly in Dec. 2018 after a medical emergency. Prior to the celebration, Reynolds will be one of the staff honored at the Red Memorial, an annual event remembering and celebrating the lives of students, faculty, staff and alumni who died during the current academic year. The celebration will be a time for staff, students and friends to gather and share memories of Erron, according to Jeanne Keyser, assistant director for UNL Residence Life. A facilitator will lead a time of recognition for Reynolds beginning at 6:30 pm, when participants can share about the impact he had on their lives. Keyser said she thinks Reynolds made the UNL campus community better for everyone and helped many of those around him become better people.
Everding: Finally, tell me more about this student who’s participating in a drag show.
Gorenflo: Tessa Faust is excited for her second on-stage performance at Friday’s Royal Drag Show as Maximum DJ. She is a junior classics and religious studies major who is also a peer minister at the Lutheran Center, but says she is comfortable doing both. Her pastor, Adam White attended last year and said he is mystified by church members who would not be okay with supporting the drag show. He said his job is to walk with people. Plus, he said “If Jesus were here, I think Jesus would go to drag shows.”
Everding: Alright, thank you to everyone for tuning in to today’s podcast on Thursday, April 11. Be sure to check out dailynebraskan.com for more on these stories and even more UNL news. Tune in tomorrow and enjoy your morning on campus.