The St. Thomas campus community is asked to welcome the visiting organizations that will make the university’s St. Paul campus their home this week.
The organizations will bring music, lacrosse, basketball and an independent living skills transition program to campus. They are:
- Sounds of Hope Ltd.
For the fifth year in a row, the Minnesota-based Sounds of Hope Ltd. will make UST its summer home. This organization produces an annual Songs of Hope project for girls and boys from around the globe. More than a summer camp, Songs of Hope joins young people from many countries. For six weeks, these dynamic communities of young people live and rehearse together to create a music concert that culminates in a nationally recognized concert tour featuring songs and dances from the countries and cultures of the performers. They will reside in John Paul II residence hall. For more information visit Sounds of Hope.
- St. Paul Public Schools Summer Transition Program
St. Paul Public Schools hosts its annual Summer Transition Program again on campus beginning on Saturday, June 18, for one week. Twenty-five recent high school graduates with vision impairments will learn skills for independent living such as cooking, laundry, using public transportation, computer skills and looking at career choices. They will reside in Flynn Hall.
- Homegrown Lacrosse
Homegrown Lacrosse will host its 2011 Men's Summer League on Palmer Field on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. The league provides current and post-collegiate lacrosse players an opportunity to stay involved with the sport of lacrosse in a competitive, yet enjoyable lacrosse environment.
- Inner City All-Star Classic Basketball
On Sunday, June 19, Schoenecker Arena will host the Inner City All-Star Classic Basketball finals. Featuring some of Minnesota’s finest 2011 graduating athletes, the girls game tips off at 3 p.m. and the boys game follows at 5 p.m. Tickets are $7 to $10; doors open at 2:15 p.m.
For more information regarding these groups call Dan Taylor in Conference and Event Services, (651) 962-6671.