The University of St. Thomas

October 2011 First Friday Speaker Series

Event Description

  Ted Mondale serves as chair of the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission, the government entity that manages the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, which serves as the current home of the Minnesota Vikings, and a host of many collegiate and youth sporting events and family activities.

Mondale was previously chair of the Metropolitan Council. Under his leadership, the council undertook several key initiatives, including the Hiawatha light rail line, which was awarded the best new start award from the Federal Transit Administration. He also served two terms in the Minnesota State Senate. Two of the laws he chief-authored have won national “best of” awards from the Ford Foundation and Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, and the Environmental Protection Agency. He currently serves on the board of Housing Link and the Advisory Board of the Friends of the Mississippi River.

Join us as he provides an update to the stadium discussions, as well as his perspective on the impact of collegiate athletic facilities on our region.

SPONSOR YOUNG ALUMNI: The Alumni Association is offering a new opportunity for alumni to share the First Friday Speaker Series experience and sponsor young alumni – specifically, undergraduate alumni of the last three years – to attend. Sponsors do not  have to attend the event themselves, and they can sponsor any number of young alumni they choose. Sponsored young alumni will be chosen and seated randomly from among respondents to a monthly young-alumni call for attendees.

Cost is $25
Register by clicking the registration button above by Sunday, October 2.

PARKING: Surface lot parking is available.
SHUTTLE: A free shuttle will depart at 11:30 a.m. from the St. Thomas Minneapolis campus on the corner of Harmon Pl. and 10th St. The shuttle will return to the campus immediately following the luncheon.

Contact Information
UST Alumni Association
(651) 962-6430
Date & Location
Date: 10/7/2011
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Location: Nicollet Island Pavilion
40 Power Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401

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