Founders Day banquet tickets should be purchased by Feb. 19

Tickets for the 2008 UND Founders Day banquet are now on sale. This year's event will be held Thursday, Feb. 28, in the Alerus Center Ballroom. The pre-banquet social with musical entertainment will begin at 5:45 p.m. with dinner starting at 6:30 p.m.

The annual Founders Day banquet commemorates the founding of UND in 1883, and this year's theme, “From Tradition to Tomorrow,” will focus on the 125th Anniversary of the university. Displays, historic artifacts, and posters will provide an interesting walk through UND’s history. Faculty and staff with 25 years of service to UND will be honored along with retired and retiring faculty and staff with 15 or more years of service to the University. Awards for outstanding teaching, research, service, and advising will be presented to faculty members and departments.

Tickets for the banquet can be purchased through the campus mail until Feb. 19. UND employees have received a flyer describing the Founders Day celebration and the ticket purchase procedure. This information is also available under the Founders Day link at Please use the order form from that flyer to purchase your tickets. Departments may reserve tables by using the order form or by calling the number listed on the flyer. Tables seat 10 guests. Tickets are $20 each, and should be purchased by Tuesday, Feb. 19.

Please call Terri Machart in the Vice President for Student and Outreach Services Office at 777-2724 if you have questions.
-- Dawn Botsford, Events Coordinator, Office of Ceremonies and Special Events,, 777-6393