Kudos to the many people who made Heritage Week 2008 a success!

Kudos to the many people who made Heritage Week 2008 a success!

Many thanks to all the students, faculty and staff who participated in our fifth annual Heritage Week – Opening Doors … of minds, hearts and spirits – and who made it a rousing success!

It would be impossible to thank everyone, but I would be remiss if I did not thank Father Jim Notebaart and Alexander Tylevich for going above and beyond their roles as liturgical designer and artist for our chapel renovation. If you missed their HW presentation on the renovation, titled “Opening Spiritual Doors,” you will find a link to it here.

Thank you to:

  • Emcees of our St. Paul and Minneapolis receptions, Ron Bennett and Tom Rochon.
  • Victoria Young and her art history students for their insightful look into the work of Emmanuel Masqueray and for their cogent poster session.
  • Brian Dusbiber and his committee for the execution of an outstanding ecumenical prayer breakfast.
  • Nathan Knoll and the wonderful Concert Choir for the beautiful music (in formal regalia yet!) at both of our receptions.
  • STAR for providing desserts.
  • Ron Riley and all of his staff and Jess Walczak and his staff for their impeccable judgment and tireless work to provide for all of our needs during what was already a busy and stressful week
  • Bill Kirchgessner and Sarah Klomp for providing wonderful promotional materials.
  • Facilities and Physical Plant staff who time and again met our many needs with alacrity.
  • Those in Minneapolis for their always courteous assistance, including Josh Corteau, Gene Binfa, Marti King, Sara Walczak and Sharon Fischer.
  • Jerry Sweeney, David McKitterick and their catering staffs for the suggestions and execution of terrific reception buffets
  • Bulletin Today staff for its terrific coverage!
  • Corrine Carvalho and the LuAnn Dummer Center for Women for their well-received displays and presentation in honor of the 30th anniversary of co-education at the university. It was great fun to hear the stories about co-education from some of our alums!

Above all, thanks must go to our Heritage Week Committee, the creative individuals whose assistance makes the planning and execution of Heritage Week seem easy.

This year’s Heritage Week Committee includes: Jerry Anderley, Bob Steigauf (alumni rep.), Birdie Cunningham, Phyllis Dykhuizen, Tonia Jones, Anne Kenne, Jese Ledbetter, Bob Reed, Steve Uhls, Mary Wimer, Jim Winterer, Victoria Young, Corrine Carvalho and Helen Hunter. All of these people helped with the various preparations for this event, from ideas for the theme, to hiding the treasure and writing the clues, to digging up old photos, and to finding students to put up posters and make banners. What a great group!

Finally, my appreciation to Father Dennis Dease, president, for his support for these events, his participation in the two receptions, and ultimately – for paying the bills!