Thursday, March 27, 2014

Celebrate Saint Mary’s heritage at Founders’ Day April 1

Saint Mary’s will present awards to two educators, a staff member, a Lasallian educator and two outstanding seniors at its Founders’ Day celebration Tuesday, April 1.

Presidential Awards for Outstanding Merit will be presented to two area educators: Lillie Pang, principal of Hale School in Minneapolis; and Stephen Murray, assistant principal and dean of students at Aquinas High School in La Crosse. Both were chosen because of their exemplary service to public and private education.

Dr. Richard Tristano, professor of history, will receive the Distinguished Lasallian Educator award. These awards are given by Lasallian institutions in the North American-Toronto Region of the De La Salle Christian Brothers to honor contributions and commitment to the Lasallian mission of education.

Donny Nadeau, sports information director, will receive the Bishop Patrick Heffron Award for Service to the University. Nadeau, a 1985 alum of Saint Mary’s, has served as sports information director for more than 19 years. His work has earned recognition at both the conference and national levels. Heffron Award winners are chosen because they have contributed positively to the life of the university, have demonstrated a long-term commitment to the values of the university, and have been models of the Lasallian spirit in their interactions with colleagues and students.

The Outstanding Male and Female Senior awards will be presented to students who have demonstrated the ideals of scholarship, character, leadership and service. Above all, these men and women have shown genuine concern for meeting the needs of others. The following students are finalists for the 2014 Outstanding Senior awards: Females, Lisa Obasi, Abigail Osborne, Amy Spitzmueller, Marilyn Yennie, Katherine Zuzek; Males, Miles Dunna, Dylan Ethen, Evan Shockley, John Soucheray, Matthew Traxler.

Below is the truncated schedule for the day.

• 7:45 to 9 a.m. classes meet 7:45 to 8:35 a.m.
• 8:10 to 9 a.m. classes meet 8:05 to 8:35 a.m.
• 8:50 to 10:30 a.m. classes meet 8:30 to 9:35 a.m.
• 9:15 to 10:05 a.m. classes meet 8:45 to 9:15 a.m.
• 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. classes meet 8:45 to 9:35 a.m.
• 10:45 to 11:35 a.m. classes meet 9:45 to 10:15 a.m.
• 10:45 a.m. to noon classes meet 9:45 to 10:35 a.m.
• 12:15 to 1:05 p.m. classes meet 3:20 to 3:50 p.m.
• 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. classes meet 3:20 to 4:10 p.m.
• 1:45 to 2:35 p.m. classes meet 4:20 to 4:50 p.m.
• 1:45 to 3 p.m. classes meet 4:20 to 5:10 p.m.
• 1:45 to 3:25 p.m. classes meet 4:20 to 5:25 p.m.

Classes that have starting times after 3 p.m. start at 5:35 p.m. and end at the discretion of the instructor. Labs meet 60 percent of the scheduled lab time.