Come Celebrate the LSC Birthday

Wishing the Lory Student Center a Happy Birthday!

In honor of the LSC’s “Big 56” April 18, the Lory Student Center Governing Board will host a birthday celebration from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, on the Plaza near the LSC East Entrance. Free cake will handed out by members of the LSC Governing Board on a first-come, first-served basis. With a total of 12 large cakes from catering, a Banner Signing Station for students to write what they love about the LSC, lots of balloons, and the Directors of the LSC Governing Board handing out free LSC swag – the celebration will be hard to miss!

“The ‘Big 56’ represents another year of serving students; we are celebrating our students and all we’ve accomplished at the LSC this year. The celebration is done annually, usually around mid-April, as a pick-me-up for students,” Olivia Hirota, Director of Marketing for the LSC Governing Board, said.

“We definitely encourage all our directors and students to come celebrate. Robert Peters and Lance Wright, the Business Services and Campus Activities directors respectively, are standing in for Executive Director Mike Ellis [who is at Semester at Sea] and will be on the plaza at 1:30 p.m. for the main cake cutting. That will be the only decorated cake, and it’s really symbolic to have them there. Its also important for students to see who their leadership is,” Hirota said.

There also will be applications available for students who would like to get involved in or join the Governing Board. Events like the LSC Birthday and the building expos are some of the ways the Governing Board connects with the students and lets them know about resources available to them. The Lory Student Center was first located in Johnson Hall (1936-62) and known as the Student Union; the original Student Center was conceived on a drawing board in 1955 in response to quickly rising enrollments and the changing requirements of an influx of students.

Today, the LSC now sees up to 45,000 visitors each day, and was ranked on of the top 10 student centers in the nation by the New York Times. It continues to grow and serve students, so come celebrate another successful year with the building and LSC community.

About the Lory Student Center

The Lory Student Center is proud to foster an environment that honors and respects all members of the University community, and creates a friendly, inviting destination for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and guests. We are proud to be the gathering place for the campus community, and to offer vibrant social, educational, recreational, and cultural activities that stimulate discussion and debate.