Events Celebrating our Lasallian Heritage

Published on March 28th, 2014 | by SMUMN

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De La Salle Week schedule announced

Saint Mary’s has celebrated Founders’ Day for many years to commemorate its founding in 1912. It has been a time of celebration and recognition of individuals within the Lasallian community.

With so much to celebrate about our Lasallian history and mission, the annual day of celebration has been expanded to become De La Salle Week.

Students, staff and faculty members are invited to a week of participation in these opportunities for learning, reflection, discussion and connection with others.

SUNDAY, MARCH 30

10:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. — Opening liturgy, Saint Thomas More Chapel, refreshments served after Mass

3 p.m. — SMU Concert Band, Page Theatre. The Concert Band and Wind Ensemble will present a concert in celebration of “Music in our Schools Month”

MONDAY, MARCH 31
“Faith in the Presence of God”

7:30 a.m. — Donuts on the first floor of Saint Mary’s Hall

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Lasallian Luncheon for faculty and staff, President’s Room, Toner Student Center: “Experiencing the Reign of God: the Ecology of the Lasallian Spirituality and Doing Justice” with Brother Ernest Miller, FSC. RSVP to richmond@smumn.edu or Ext. 1643.

12:10 p.m. — Liturgy in Saint Thomas More Chapel

5:30 p.m. — Dine with the Divine for students at Saint Mary’s Press: “Experiencing the Reign of God: the Ecology of the Lasallian Spirituality and Doing Justice” with Brother Ernest Miller, FSC. RSVP in Campus Ministry

TUESDAY, APRIL 1 – FOUNDERS’ DAY
“Quality Education”

7:30 a.m. — Donuts on the first floor of Saint Mary’s Hall

10:45 a.m. — Founders’ Day Liturgy, Saint Thomas More Chapel with the Most Rev. John M. Quinn, Bishop of the Diocese of Winona, celebrant

1:15 p.m. — Convocation in Page Theatre including the presentations of:

  • Presidential Awards for Outstanding Merit
  • Distinguished Lasallian Educator Award
  • Bishop Patrick Heffron Award for Service to the University
  • Outstanding Senior Awards

Live streaming of the events are available.

3 p.m. — Convocation reception, Hall of Fame Room

5 to 6 p.m. — Hunger Banquet, President’s Room, Toner Student Center. At this interactive event, the place where you sit and the meal that you eat are determined by the luck of the draw, just as in real life some of us are born into relative prosperity and others into poverty.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2
“Inclusive Community”

7:30 a.m. — Donuts on the first floor of Saint Mary’s Hall

12:10 p.m. — Liturgy in Saint Thomas More Chapel

4:45 p.m. — Interfaith prayer experience for students, faculty and staff, Toner Student Center lounge. Sponsored by the International Center and the Office of Campus Ministry, this event will include sacred texts, reflections and prayers from a variety of faith traditions.

7:30 p.m. — Sustainability Forum Series, “SMU Solar Initiative,” Damien Commons, Watters Hall. The team behind the Saint Mary’s solar panel initiative will explain the details behind this renewable energy project. Come to learn about solar panels and the benefit of sustainability.

THURSDAY, APRIL 3
“Respect for All Persons”

11:45 a.m. — Lasallian Luncheon for faculty and staff, Toner Student Center, Room 9 with presentation at noon. Students will reflect on their experiences from the SOUL mission trip to India and the Holy Land pilgrimage. Hear how the Lasallian mission is lived across the globe. Lunch is provided. RSVPs richmond@smumn.edu or Ext. 1643.

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Jerusalem

8 to 9 p.m. — India and Holy Land trip presentations for students, Toner Student Center lounge. Students will reflect on their experiences of the SOUL mission trip to India and the Holy Land pilgrimage. Free T-shirts to the first 50 students. Grab a snack and support international mission-inspired programs at SMU.

9 p.m. — Open mic night, Toner Student Center Lounge

FRIDAY, APRIL 4
“Concern for the Poor and Social Justice”

7:30 to 10 a.m. — Fair Trade Friday, first floor Saint Mary’s Hall, hosted by the Peace and Justice Club; donations to benefit Christ the Teacher Institute for Education in Nairobi.

12:10 p.m. — Liturgy in Saint Thomas More Chapel

7:30 p.m. — SMU jazz ensemble, Page Theatre

Lenten retreat Friday and Saturday evenings — Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary. This OCM-sponsored retreat for all students is a great opportunity to deepen your relationship with God. The retreat will draw on some of the themes and techniques of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. Contact Eric Styles in the Office of Campus Ministry for more information. Register online.

SATURDAY, APRIL 5
“Concern for God’s Creation”

1 to 4 p.m. —  Volunteer outdoors. Contribute to the removal of invasive species on campus and allow native floral to flourish. Join Patrick Sweet and others in removing the Oriental Bittersweet from the bluffs. Contact pksweet11@smumn.edu to sign up.

3 p.m. — Music Department recital, Figliulo Recital Hall.

7:30 p.m. — Earth Rally, Room B of the Toner Student Center. Plant vegetables and microgreens to get your garden started. Organic snacks and refreshments will be served.

Lenten retreat Friday and Saturday evenings — Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary. This OCM-sponsored retreat for all students is a great opportunity to deepen your relationship with God. The retreat will draw on some of the themes and techniques of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. Contact Eric Styles in the Office of Campus Ministry for more information. Register online.

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