Mavs on the Green encourages student involvement


By Kaitlin Vickers, Contributor

On Sept. 25, Maverick Productions put on a showing of “22 Jump Street” in the pep bowl for all University of Nebraska at Omaha students. The event was a big hit among many and close to 300 people showed up.
The event coordinator of “Mavs on the Green,” Heba Elbard, put a lot of time and effort into making sure everything turned out like it was supposed to. The bugs were a problem in the pep bowl so a few Mav Pro members took off to Walmart to purchase bug spray.
It was advertised that the first 300 people to show up would receive free Auntie Anne’s pretzels; pop and popcorn were served to everyone who attended.
“I liked that they had snacks and drinks, which is my favorite because I love food and there was a really good turn out,” Kamisha Duncan said.
The response to the evening was the same among all of the students who attended: it was a big hit and they can not wait until Maverick Productions puts on its next event.
Maverick Productions is the programming board for UNO. Commonly known as MavPro, this organization supports student development and provides an opportunity for in-depth student involvement- including social, educational, entertaining, leadership, governance and recreational opportunities.
Student participating in programming are positively impacted by obtaining an increased awareness of diversity of UNO’s community and by exercising and improving skills necessary to become effective citizens and leaders. The core values of MavPro are collaboration, accountability, respect, diligence, innovation and opportunity.
Maverick Productions strives to be the premier event planning student organization at UNO, consistently seeking new and innovative ways to program for students. Maverick Productions endeavors to offer a well-rounded student experience, providing opportunities for growth and development.
The movie “22 Jump Street” is the sequel to “21 Jump Street”, featuring Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill. On opening night, “22 Jump Street” brought in $57,071,445
The next event that MavPro will host is “Yoga and Yogurt” on Oct. 3rd from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. There will be free yoga in Caniglia Field followed by free yogurt. Because this corresponds with Breast Cancer Awareness month, students are encouraged to bring the Yoplait Yogurt pink lids to be donated.