September 12, 2018

Nebraska Business Celebrates Community, New Mission for B-Week

Nebraska Business Celebrates Community, New Mission for B-Week
Dean Kathy Farrell checking out Nebraska Business T-shirts at the Traditions Tailgate.
As one of the long-standing traditions, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business celebrates Business Week (B-Week) September 17-20. The Nebraska Business Student Advisory Board coordinates the week, originating in 1921 as BizAd Day, bringing the Nebraska Business community together through various activities and events. Sponsored by Union Pacific and the College of Business, the events are open to business students, faculty, staff and alumni.

The week’s events include:
  • Social Media Photo Booth – Monday, September 17, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in HLH 231. Students can pose for a free professional headshot to use for their social media accounts.
  • Student Organization Fair – Tuesday, September 18, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Henrickson Family Atrium. Students can discover student organizations to join and get involved.
  • Traditions Tailgate – Wednesday, September 19, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Lower Level Courtyard. Alumni, faculty, staff and students can stop by the Traditions Tailgate where there will be games, music and food, served on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Global Immersion Fair – Wednesday, September 19, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Henrickson Family Atrium. Learn more about the study abroad programs offered in the college.
  • Nebraska Business Breakfast – Thursday, September 20, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Henrickson Family Atrium. The Nebraska Business community are invited to enjoy pancakes over conversation. Pancakes will be served on a first-come, first-serve basis.
As president of the Nebraska Business Student Advisory Board, Luke Schnacker, a senior economics and finance major, looks forward to hosting the week. The Topeka, Kansas native said, “This B-Week, we hope to provide students with the chance to find new opportunities within the College of Business, whether it is a study abroad experience, a student organization or making a new connection. We also hope to recognize students, staff, and faculty for all of the hard work they put in to make the College of Business such a great space on campus.”

Students can receive a free professional headshot on Monday, September 17 in HLH 231.
Students can receive a free professional headshot on Monday, September 17 in HLH 231.
One of the main highlights of this year’s B-Week is the unveiling of the college’s brand new strategic plan. From the plan came the college’s new mission statement, “Together, we drive discovery, create opportunity, and empower individuals to lead the future of business. We are Nebraska Business.” Alongside the new mission are five guiding principles, “Challenge Yourself, Be Inclusive, Ask Bold Questions, Look to the Future and Make It Matter.”

With help from the Academic Leadership Association as an external facilitator, Dr. Kathy Farrell, James Jr. and Susan Stuart Endowed Dean of the College of Business, along with nearly 50 other various faculty, staff, students, alumni, business partners and university representatives gathered this spring to figure out a way to achieve the next level of excellence for the college. The strategic planning process, mission statement and guiding principles will be displayed in the Henrickson Family Atrium during B-Week to view, along with postcards available to take with the mission statement and guiding principles featured on them.

“We feel B-Week is an important tradition as it is a way to celebrate the study of business, the hard work of our students and to recognize the contributions faculty and staff make towards our academic and professional pursuits,” said Schnacker.

To view the schedule online and learn which events feature free giveaways, visit: