|2008 Founders Day tickets now on sale|
The 2008 Founders Day banquet will be held Thursday, Feb. 28. Because this year’s event will serve as the opening event to UND’s Quasquicentennial celebration, it will be held at the Alerus Center with a reception beginning at 5:45 p.m. and banquet at 6:30 p.m. Displays depicting the “From Tradition to Tomorrow” theme will be open at 5:30 p.m. so guests should arrive early.
This year’s Founders Day banquet will be something special. There will be more than 20 historic exhibits including the original charter of the University, first issue of the Dakota Student, first issue of the UND yearbook, and the world’s smallest book from UND’s Special Collections at the Chester Fritz Library. Also on display will be pieces from the UND art collection and interactive exhibits from a variety of campus units. Negotiations are currently under way for a couple of surprise displays, too – things you won’t want to miss.
Musical entertainment will be provided during the reception by the jazz duo of John Behling and Matt Strand. In the UND Founders Day tradition, retirees, 25-year honorees, and department and faculty award winners will be recognized during the banquet. The 125th anniversary Founders Day video will also be shown for the first time at the banquet.
Family members of Vernon Squires, first dean of Arts and Sciences, will be in attendance as well as the granddaughter and great granddaughter of George Walsh, author of the bill establishing the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks. Both families will be introduced throughout the evening. Join us in welcoming them back to campus!
Banquet tickets for the Founders Day event are only $20 each and must be reserved by Tuesday, Feb. 19, by contacting Terri Machart in the Office of the Vice President for Student and Outreach Services at 777-2724 or by e-mail at email@example.com. Or, you can print out a registration form at http://sos.und.edu/foundersday/foundersday2008_r3.pdf and mail it to Terri at Stop 7140. Parking is free at the Alerus Center.
-- Dawn Botsford, Events Coordinator, Office of Ceremonies and Special Events, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-6393