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FIJI is ready for business

The Lambda Nu Chapter opened its doors today and around 45 guys moved in to a safe (fire sprinklers, new fire alarm, etc) and modern (blazing fast wireless internet, air condition) chapter home.  Undergraduates, along with their parents,were very thankful for generosity of the graduate brothers.

I didn’t get very many pictures today – as I was helping check student in — sorry – we’ll have more photos coming in the next few weeks after we get everything done.


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Carpet, doors, and trim – the chapter house is starting to look like a home.  The next two weeks are going to be a flurry of activity to finish by August 17.  This week carpet is being installed in the hallways of the 1931 building and in the rooms of the 1964 addition.   The living room and housemother’s floors are being sanded and finished.

New solid core doors are being installed throughout the house.   A master-key system will be installed that will allow the house corporation to have a single key that will open all doors.  Each student’s key will unlock their study and assigned sleeping room door.

Next week’s highlights include firing up the air conditioner for the first time, installing the wireless internet system and rest of the finishes. FIJI is hosting all the UNL fraternity and sorority house corporations next week during the greek house tour.

If you haven’t done so already — mark your calendar and plan to attend Pig Dinner on Friday, October 7, 2011.  The chapter house dedication ceremony will take place on Friday at 4.30 p.m. with the 106th Norris Pig Dinner starting at 7. This year’s keynote address will be by the Honorable J. Robert Kerrey (Nebraska 1965), Former United States Senator and Governor of Nebraska.

Painting starts in the kitchen.  The kitchen will get a new stove and refrigerator.

The old ice room will house a new residential refrigerator, microwave and new ice machine.  Late plates and extra food will be stored in this room for guys to have access to in the evening.  The kitchen will remained locked when the cook is not present.

The 1964 stairwell has been painted and new railing installed.  Code requires new railings in both the 1964 and 1931 stairwells.

New hallway carpet in the 3rd floor of the 1931 building.

New doors have been installed.

The 3rd floor bathroom in the 1964 addition is ready for its final finishes.

New main electrical service panel — this feeds each of the subpanels on each floor.

All of the heating and cooling plumbing was redone.  The boiler room ceiling is almost fully covered in insulted pipes.

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Let the construction begin!

Welcome Graduate Brothers to Lambda Nu House Corporation’s construction blog!  We will use this to post project updates. Feel free to send this page on!  A special thank you to all the Graduate Brothers who have donated to make this $1.6 million renovation of our chapter house possible. 

We have had a few questions about what this project will include – here is a brief overview:  interior fire sprinklers, new fire alarm, new electrical distribution system, new heating and air condition, new windows, new bathrooms and a new suite style room layout. 

While we have had over 200 graduate brothers donate to this project – we still are in the process of raising money for the project.   If you are interested in donating, please email pgd@unl.edu.

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