Both students and faculty of Saint Mary’s will celebrate Heritage Week this week in order to honor the College’s history.
“Saint Mary’s College is rich in tradition,” Katrina Mesina, Student Government Association (SGA) chief of staff, said. “Heritage Week celebrates the past and educates the women of Saint Mary’s about the roots of their college.”
SGA will be sponsoring several events this week, including tea at the Reidinger House, a weeklong scavenger hunt, a s’mores bar and the annual Heritage Dinner.
Planning for Heritage Week began last August. Mesina and Mission Chair Emma Hoffman have been working with Archives, Sodexho and other SGA members in order to uphold traditional events and create new ones.
A select group of students were selected to attend tea at the Reidinger House Tuesday.
The annual Heritage Dinner will be in Stapleton Lounge at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Students will have an opportunity to dine with nuns from Augusta Hall.
A new event that has been added to this year’s celebration is the s’mores bar. The event will be held in Haggar Hall Friday evening and is free for students.
Also new to Heritage Week is the scavenger hunt. Throughout the week, SGA will be e-mailing scavenger hunt clues to all students and faculty daily. Answer sheets are available throughout campus.
At the end of the week, the grand prize winner will receive a free semester meal plan, and other high scoring participants will be awarded gift cards to the bookstore.
“Heritage Week is the unique opportunity to truly find your place in Saint Mary’s past, present and future,” Jenny Hoffman, SGA president, said.