Global Affairs is hosting an open house for the new Global Education Center located in Louise Pound Hall. The event, which is open to faculty, staff and students, is 4 to 6 p.m. Feb. 8. Remarks begin at 5:15 p.m.
The 20,000-square-foot space within historic Pound Hall aligns the university’s goals to expand experiential learning and take on global challenges. It unites, for the first time, the five units of Global Affairs: Global Experiences, International Student and Scholar Services, Global Safety and Security, Programs in English as a Second Language, and Global Partnerships and Initiatives.
Announced in February 2021, Forward Together, Nebraska’s first institutional strategy to support global engagement and education opportunities at the university, called for a hub for global initiatives. The renovated space includes an interactive gallery highlighting works with a focus on global grand challenges, unit offices, state-of-art classrooms, and shared spaces for collaboration and connection.
The open house kicks off at 4 p.m. with light refreshments and staff on-hand to guide casual tours and answer questions. Remarks will be delivered at 5:15 p.m. by Kathy Ankerson, executive vice chancellor; Josh Davis, chief of staff and associate to the chancellor; and Maegan Stevens-Liska, interim assistant vice chancellor for global affairs.