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PHOTO GALLERY: MU Student Center dedication

Friday, October 22, 2010 | 6:48 p.m. CDT; updated 1:32 p.m. CDT, Saturday, October 23, 2010
Students sign a banner for the time capsule on Friday. The banner will be placed with the time capsule, which will be opened in 50 years.

The MU Student Center dedication was a two-day event open to the public. A tailgate kicked off the event, and an estimated 1,500 to 2,000 people ate original burgers from The Shack, a formerly popular student hangout. Throughout the day Friday, several dedications took place in the new center. Students could leave their mark in a time capsule that is set to be opened in 2060, and the Traditions Lounge on the center's upper level was a hot spot for black and gold fans.

Mort Walker, center, poses for pictures after the Student Center dedication on Friday. Walker attended the dedication before a book signing Friday evening.
From left, Brian Kirn, Paige Sommerer and Sheldon Price lead the audience in singing the Alma Mater at the end of the dedication ceremony. All three are current MU students.
Chancellor Brady Deaton speaks at the Student Center dedication on Friday. The ceremony was part of a two-day event to dedicate the new Student Center during MU's 99th Homecoming weekend.
A student's drawing on the time capsule banner will be viewed in 2060 when the capsule is opened.
Students sign a banner for the time capsule on Friday. The banner was placed outside the student center, and everyone who walked by was encouraged to sign.
A photo frame donated by nursing students for the Student Center time capsule sits on display at the dedication on Friday. Student organizations from every area of campus donated items to be placed in the time capsule. The capsule is located on the south side of the Student Center, and the Student Union Programming Board plans to open the capsule in 2060.
MU sophomore Whitley Crawford bites into a Shack burger outside of the Student Center on Friday. The Shack Burger was the staple of the former student hangout, The Shack.
Do Mundo’s kitchen worker Jacob Petty flips Shack Burger patties on Friday in commemoration of the opening of a new section of the Student Center. The burgers, along with pulled pork sandwiches, were available to students for free as a taste of the past. The Shack Burger was the staple of the former student hangout, The Shack. The Shack closed in 1984, and was consumed by a fire in 1988. The Reynolds Alumni Center now sits on the former site of the Shack.

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