Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Rededication Day.

Haag, Kimlinger and Trzaska and another plaque to the wall

Founder's Week commenced with "Rededication Day.” Once again, Stedsmen gathered to rededicate the Rededication of the Rededication of… the Dedication of the Gregorian. Originally called the Sorin Society Room, it was forgotten and lost for a number of years. Rediscovered in the early 2000’s when a fake wall was removed, the mural was restored at great cost. Painted by Luigi Gregori- the artist who painted the University's Basilica and Main Building- the room was dedicated to his memory in 2006.

This year’s Rededication saw a dramatic reading from Theodor Geisel, Dr. Seuss, and his Green Eggs and Ham, by Hall Senator, Chris Scott, a phone call from California with Frank Spesia, past Resident Assistant, dialing in and sharing a moving story about his memory of the room as well as a reading of past resident from 1893. With Vice Presidents Kimlinger and Lupo present, President Trzaska cut the ceremonial ribbon, opening the room up again. And thanks to Dan Riley and there was a musical fanfare via a portable Jambox as the ceremonial ribbon was cut.

On the Rededication, Spesia said, “I love the Greg, and I love Steds. It was an honor being able to contribute to Founder’s Week in such a personal and valuable way. I'd like to give a shout out to Fr. Ralph for his mentorship and steady hand at the helm of S.S. Steds, and to my Mom for reading this blog every day even though I have already graduated!”

Thanks indeed... and may the Founder continue to smile on all of you!

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