The Arts and Sciences Associate Deans and I recently met with the Arts and Sciences Student Advisory Board. We went to Lazzari’s here in downtown Lincoln to enjoy some pizza. It was a good opportunity to talk with students about what the board has been doing and what the students have been up to as we close in on the end of the semester. We talked about what students are thinking about applying for graduate and professional schools, what courses they plan to take next semester, and some of their favorite courses they’ve already taken. I also got the chance to talk about my own undergraduate experience and how I took a number of philosophy courses as a synergistic counterpoint to my math courses.
We had a great night. I like doing events like this as they remind me of why I got into the university business in the first place. Universities are here primarily for the students. All else flows from that.
The picture above is of the deans with the SAB. As you can see the SAB is a pretty large group. They serve as a valuable sounding board for the Dean's Office. They also hold a number of events to promote the college to students and faculty. They are a very cohesive group of students whose majors are representative of the diversity and excellence in the college.