NESC celebrates new academic year with ice cream social St. Thomas Newsroom August 20, 2009 To celebrate the start of another academic year, the Nonexempt Staff Council (NESC) will host a Staff Fall Kickoff Ice Cream Social on Thursday, Aug. 27. All staff are invited. On the St. Paul campus, the social will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the lower quad (rain location: first-floor floor atrium by Room 155, Murray-Herrick Campus Center). On the Minneapolis campus the social will be held on the plaza outside Terrence Murphy Hall (rain location: Terrence Murphy Hall auditorium). Staff members should watch their e-mail or mailbox for a coupon that must be brought to the social to claim an ice cream treat. Supplies will be limited, and ice cream will be distributed first-come, first-served to staff members with a coupon.