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Jan. 14, 2015

Nesquik Snack Attack
As a part of the Winter Welcome Back, the Nesquik Bunny stopped by the Chess Plaza on Jan. 14 to dance battle with students such as Tou-Te Tsai, an accounting graduate student. Nesquik representatives distrubuted cases of Girl Scout Cookie-flavored Nesquik.

Jan. 15, 2015

Karaoke in The Pub
On the night of Jan. 15, Radio UTD hosted their biannual karaoke event in The Pub. As always, singers with all levels of experience came out to demonstrate their vocal abilities. Tyler Reed, arts and technology freshman, was one of many who brought some moves.

McDermott Library Extended Hours Celebration
In honor of McDermott Library’s new 24/5 schedule, students explored the library from top to bottom for a scavenger hunt, caricature artist, customized stress balls, free coffee and more. This celebration was sponsored by Eugene McDermott Library and Student Government.

SUAAB Variety Comedy Show feat. John Crist
SUAAB’s comedy show, featuring comedian John Crist, was the biggest campus event on Jan. 15. Students piled into the Clark Center to be entertained by Crist’s onstage antics. Sisters from Kappa Alpha Theta joined the comedian in an impromptu photo shoot following the show.

Jan. 16, 2015

Lone Star Fiesta
On Jan. 16, International Student Services welcomed new international students coming to UTD in spring 2015 with a midday fiesta in the Galaxy Rooms. Students learned about Texas culture, enjoyed Tex-Mex food and danced country western style. Dancers moseyed to country music alongside line dancing coaches Richard Rogers and Terrie Campbell.

Jan. 21, 2015

Candy Skulls Face Painting
Before World Cinema’s showing of The Book of Life on Jan. 21, students joined the Intercultural Programs and SUAAB for face painting and cultural exposure in the Clark Center. Artists transformed the moviegoers’ faces into sugar skulls, a traditional part of the Day of the Dead celebration in Mexico.