As the sun was at its highest, mid-day on August 28, President Bart Patterson cooled down with the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The challenge took place in front of an excited crowd of faculty, staff and students at the Liberal Arts & Sciences (LAS) building. Doing the honors of dumping the ice was Scotty the Scorpion and NSSA President David Cortez-Lopez, who each poured a full bucket of ice on President Patterson's head.
President Patterson accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from the Chair of the NSHE Board of Regents, Kevin Page, and Regent Cedric Crear. President Patterson in turn challenged NSC Provost Dr. Erika Beck and NSC Foundation Chair David Grant to complete the challenge next. The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge took place after the popular Lunch with Leaders event, held in the Marydean Martin Library, which gave students an opportunity to sit down and chat with NSC's leadership.
Lunch with Leaders was part of a multi-day Welcome Week celebration, which began on Monday, August 25. Monday and Tuesday featured Ask Me Booths in both the Dawson and LAS lobbies and the Basic and Water II building. From 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day, new students were welcomed to NSC and invited to ask questions of their peers, faculty and staff.
A Breakfast with the Director of Financial Aid event also took place on Tuesday, August 26 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. in the Dawson building. Wednesday's Get Involved Fair in the Dawson building allowed students a chance to learn more about the clubs and activities on campus. Welcome Week concluded with the Lunch with Leaders event, immediately followed by the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
Welcome Week was a huge success this year, said Business Manager & Student Activities Advisor Jerica Turek. Every year, it gets bigger and better.
Nevada State Student Alliance (NSSA) members say this was a great way to kick off the new school year, and they look forward to future student life events.
View President Patterson's Ice Bucket Challenge video.