'Dreams Realized' events celebrate campaign success

The campus community is invited to help celebrate the success of the $146 million Building Dreams Centennial fundraising campaign. Activities and special events are planned April 24 and 25 to commemorate the University’s historic accomplishment. The campaign, which ended Dec. 31, 2008, surpassed its goal by more than $26 million.

A campaign gala, “Dreams Realized,” will be held April 25 in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom, Bowen-Thompson Student Union. The black-tie-optional event will start at 6 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar, followed by dinner, a program and dancing to music by Hepcat Revival.

Tickets to attend the gala are $45 per person. RSVP to or 2-2424.

The first of several events tied to the campaign celebration will be the Sebo Series in Entrepreneurship: “Creating Your Marketing in a Changing World,” on Friday, April 24. On Saturday, April 25, activities include presentations on entrepreneurship and the arts, and tours of the Sebo Center, all from 11 a.m. to noon; the Wolfe Center for the Arts groundbreaking ceremony, from 1:30-2:15 p.m.; the spring Falcon football game at 2:30 p.m., and a cabaret theatre production, also at 2:30 p.m. Additional details are available at

April 6, 2009