College unearths time capsule, bids farewell to building at #LINKBASH party

College unearths time capsule, bids farewell to building at #LINKBASH party

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  • Students gather outside the Scott Engineering Center Link before the time capsule is unearthed.
    Students gather outside the Scott Engineering Center Link before the time capsule is unearthed.
  • Father Bill Holoubek, a 1989 agricultural engineering alum, joins two members of the Engineering Student Advisory Board (eSAB) in pulling up the time capsule from the site where it had rested since being buried in 1987.
    Father Bill Holoubek, a 1989 agricultural engineering alum, joins two members of the Engineering Student Advisory Board (eSAB) in pulling up the time capsule from the site where it had rested since being buried in 1987.
  • Father Bill Holoubek (left) and College of Engineering Dean Lance C. Pérez spend a moment with the time capsule before it was relocated to a temporary home.
    Father Bill Holoubek (left) and College of Engineering Dean Lance C. Pérez spend a moment with the time capsule before it was relocated to a temporary home.
  • More than 200 students, faculty and staff participated in #LINKBASH on Thursday, Sept. 19.
    More than 200 students, faculty and staff participated in #LINKBASH on Thursday, Sept. 19.
  • More than 90 boxes of pizza arrive in Nebraska Hall to feed the more than 200 who attended #LINKBASH.
    More than 90 boxes of pizza arrive in Nebraska Hall to feed the more than 200 who attended #LINKBASH.
  • The former offices of the Department of Civil Engineering were the home to the paint and powder tossing.
    The former offices of the Department of Civil Engineering were the home to the paint and powder tossing.
  • The walls, floors and columns in the former Civil Engineering offices are adorned with paint, powder, streamers and confetti after #LINKBASH, Thursday, Sept. 19.
    The walls, floors and columns in the former Civil Engineering offices are adorned with paint, powder, streamers and confetti after #LINKBASH, Thursday, Sept. 19.
  • A group of students shows off their messy faces and t-shirts after spending time in the former Civil Engineering offices.
    A group of students shows off their messy faces and t-shirts after spending time in the former Civil Engineering offices.
  • Students show off their shirts shortly after #LINKBASH activities began.
    Students show off their shirts shortly after #LINKBASH activities began.
  • Some of the students' shirts and skin more closely resembled abstract art after #LINKBASH.
    Some of the students' shirts and skin more closely resembled abstract art after #LINKBASH.
  • Not even painted toe nails were protected from the paint that was used during #LINKBASH.
    Not even painted toe nails were protected from the paint that was used during #LINKBASH.

Students, faculty and staff painted the old Civil Engineering offices (and each other) during #LINKBASH, a farewell party for The Link on Sept. 19.
Students, faculty and staff painted the old Civil Engineering offices (and each other) during #LINKBASH, a farewell party for The Link on Sept. 19.

Thursday, Sept. 19, was a big day for the College of Engineering, linking the past (pun intended) to the future at #LINKBASH as we bid farewell to the Link - the building that connected Scott Engineering Center and Nebraska Hall. More than 200 students, faculty and staff took part.

The Link will be razed as part of Phase 1 of the College's building and expansion project.

Because of the upcoming demolition, a time capsule buried in 1987 to celebrate the 75th Engineering Week was unearthed so it could be moved to a temporary home in the College.

Father Bill Holoubek, a 1989 agricultural engineering graduate and manager of the student project team 32 years ago, returned to join Dean Lance C. Perez, College faculty, staff and students (including members of the Engineering Student Advisory Board) in witnessing the event.

Later, things got a little messy as we enjoyed pizza and "decorated" the old Civil Engineering offices and each other with paint-dipped sponges and colored powder. Let's just say those free white t-shirts that were given out to commemorate the event ended up looking more like tie-dyed classics.

Enjoy our gallery of photos (above) or check out the galleries on the College of Engineering’s Facebook page.

If you have photos of your own from the event, please share them on Facebook or Instagram with #LINKBASH.





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