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Weekend of Gratitude

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Join us for a special weekend to celebrate the mission of St. Ambrose, and let us thank you for your loyal and generous support.

Your giving enriches the lives of others!


President's Club Dinner
6 p.m., Rogalski Center Ballroom
Enjoy a delicious dinner and the fine company of fellow President's Club members. Learn more about St. Ambrose today from current students and a Campus Update from Sister Joan, and hear about the impact of a St. Ambrose education from recent grad and President's Club member Mary Schechinger '13.


Campus Tours
10 a.m., depart from Rogalski Center, east entrance
Campus looks different from when you were a student? Have you seen the Bee Hive? Come for a campus tour to see today's campus. While there may be a new library, dorms and class rooms - you will also find it's still your St. Ambrose.

Get To Know Your Patron Saint!
Lecture by Rev. Bud Grant, PhD
11 a.m. - Noon, McCarthy Hall
We all know St. Ambrose of Milan is our Patron saint - but what do we know of him and his times? Rev. Robert "Bud" Grant, PhD, a professor of theology and director of SAU's Academy for the Study of Saint Ambrose of Milan, who was recently inducted into a prestigious Italian research center dedicated to the university's patron saint will introduce you to one of the most influential ecclesiastical figures of the 4th century and show how his impact is reflected in our mission.

Fighting Bees football vs. University of St. Francis (Ill.)
1 p.m., Brady Street Stadium
This weekend, the St. Ambrose Fighting Bees (3-5, 2-3) football team will take on the University of St. Francis Fighting Saints (4-5, 1-4). After a tough two-point loss to the Saints in Joliet last year, the Bees look to avenge that loss on the last home game of the 2014 season. RSVP and pick up your rally towel at the dinner on Friday night!


10:30 a.m., Christ the King Chapel

Sunday Brunch
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Cosgrove Dining Room
Experience campus dining at its best! Sit down with some students, have a delicious brunch at Cosgrove Cafeteria and learn more about today's Ambrosians. Free to President's Club members

Fall Invitational Student Recital
3 p.m., Madsen Hall, rm 125 of the Galvin Fine Arts Center
Come hear a wonderful showcase of talented SAU music students, specifically chosen by their instructors to play or sing at this special event in Madsen Hall. The hall is recently renovated and is now an ideal space for chamber music and recitals. Free and open to the public (but we would still like to know if you are thinking of going!)

Questions? Suggestions? Contact Margaret Babbitt at 563-333-6287 or to RSVP for any and all events!