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Heritage Dinner to honor Moreau

Ashley Charnley | Friday, January 25, 2008

Saint Mary’s Board of Governance will host a Heritage dinner in Stapleton Lounge tonight at 6 to round out its celebration of the third annual Heritage Week.

The week celebrates the history of the College, and tonight’s dinner will honor Father Basil Moreau only days after the first celebration of his feast day since his beatification in 2007.

Student body president Kim Hodges said this year’s dinner will be different from years past. BOG has invited Sisters of the Holy Cross to attend the dinner to tell stories about their experiences at Saint Mary’s, and one of the sisters is going to share her experience from the celebration of Moreau’s beatification.

“The main purpose of the dinner is to bring the Sisters of the Holy Cross, faculty and students to converse and celebrate the heritage of the College,” Hodges said.

BOG is strongly encouraging student patricipation.

“The significance of the dinner is to pass down tradition, pass down themes of who we are as Saint Mary’s women from people who have been pillars at Saint Mary’s College,” Hodges said.

College vice presidents and BOG officials will attend the dinner along with the Sisters of the Holy Cross.

Sodexho, the company in charge of dining hall services, will cater the French-themed meal. The courses will be similar to the dinner Monday in the dining hall that was held for Moreau.

The dinner is open to the public and free of charge, but space is limited. Students interested in attending need to sign up at the front desk of the Student Center.

The dinner will be followed by a sock hop in the Student Center Lounge from 9 p.m. to 11. There will be an ice cream bar at the dance, and free T-shirts will be passed out in honor of Heritage Week.

Another Heritage Week festivity today will be guided tours of Reidinger House, a small building in the center of campus. The building was formerly the location of home economics classes at the College. The tours run from 3 p.m. to 5.

The winners of the scavenger hunt that began Monday will also be announced today and awarded their prize.