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February 12, 2020

Kathy’s Point: Celebrating Your Husker Pride

February Brings Opportunities to Connect, Glow Big Red
Kathy’s Point: Celebrating Your Husker Pride
Dean Kathy Farrell and Master of Arts in Intercollegiate Athletics Administration student Emilia Frizzi of Verona, New Jersey, discuss her program and the changing weather.

Snow arrived in Nebraska full force in early February following a 63 degree Super Bowl Sunday. Heavy coats, stocking caps and snow boots are once again a necessity as we put our short sleeves and shorts to the back of the drawer. This weather also means students stay in the building for longer durations to study and connect with friends and more people walk through our 240,000-square-foot building rather than around it.

Many of you helped support the construction of the new Howard L. Hawks Hall. It was built by alumni for future alumni to provide a place for students to learn, study, eat and gain valuable experiences. The building was also needed to serve as a hub for all our stakeholders, including all our volunteers from the business community who came to campus to conduct practice interviews with more than 400 students in our PrEP III Internship and Job Search Strategies (BSAD 333) course earlier this month.

This month’s newsletter tells the story of a student who is preparing to lead the future of business, two faculty members who are driving discovery through their research and an alum who is creating opportunities for others. I also wanted to share a new way for alumni to connect with students and each other, an annual event where you can show your Husker pride from anywhere in the world and two new opportunities to come back to campus to expand on your skills and your networks.

Join Husker Connect and share your wisdom and experience with a Husker student. With more than 4,000 students who can join as well, we need your help, and soon they will be reaching out to alumni just like you through Husker Connect. The new online platform also allows you to connect with other alumni and professionals. 
  • 1. Join Husker Connect 
  • 2. Create your profile - you can use Facebook or LinkedIn
  • 3. Browse the network
  • 4. If you have any questions, contact Lauren Stehlik in the Business Career Center
LIGHT IT. FLY IT. WEAR IT. GIVE IT. You can celebrate the 2020 Glow Big Red campaign from anywhere in the world! Wear your Husker gear, light up your office or house in red, fly a Husker flag or banner and give back in the 24 Hours of Husker Giving campaign.
  • Every gift matters – We must receive 250 gifts to unlock a $2,000 bonus for the N Business Start Something Fund. We appreciate the bonus provided by an anonymous donor and CoB alum Dennis Kern of Carlsbad, California.
  • Gifts of $60 or more receive a Husker stocking cap.
  • Help us defend our 2019 first-place finish amongst the university’s colleges for number of donors and total amount given from our generous College of Business donors.
For more information on Glow Big Red, view this short video.

Expanding on your skills by attending our Power Lunches in Lincoln. Topics include Operational Excellence, Communicating Change, Navigating the Complexities of Diversity and Inclusion, Effective Board Management Strategies and Improving Employee Referral Programs. Cost is $54 (or $49 if register for 2 or more) and includes lunch and parking validation. Registration closes at midnight prior to the date of each power lunch. For more details and registration, please visit:

Do not miss Women Lead 2020 on Friday, March 6 at Nebraska Innovation Campus. This partnership between the College of Business and College of Law at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, features women in law, business, government and philanthropy including women judges, mayors, CEOs, professors and more from across the country sharing insights about advancing their professions. The opening keynote, Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, CEO of Feeding America, speaks on the conference theme, “Claim Your Power.” This conference is open to everyone interested in the advancement of women, so join us to share in robust discussions. Learn more about conference details, speakers and registration at:

I look forward to celebrating Glow Big Red with all of you and hearing your stories as you get Husker Connected.

Dean Kathy Farrell