I know I’m not alone when I say I’m looking forward to the first Nebraska football game on Saturday.
Construction around campus reminds me that we have some great projects on the horizon.
There’s almost an entire academic year to look forward to.
But most immediately, I’m looking forward to the chancellor’s State of the University address on Thursday. I hear it’s going to be very forward-looking. The address is always important because it sets tone for the year. In the past couple of years, it has been about how we need to do more with less. But I feel like we are in a more positive place now.
It’s also the Chancellor’s first State of the University address since we’ve moved into the Big Ten Conference. That excitement is beginning to filter down to people. I saw it earlier this month at the New Student Convocation and at graduation. I got to see the happy reactions of students as they were told they are the first group of our graduates to receive a Big Ten diploma.
I know people understand that joining the Big Ten is big, but I don’t think everyone knows just how big it is yet. It’s going to be huge.