To the Jaguar Nation:
Monday is an important day in the history of our great university. It marks the celebration of our 134th year as an institution. This annual celebration focuses on many years of struggle that this university has endured along with the outstanding contributions from our students and faculty.
I encourage our students, faculty, staff and alumni to attend at least one of the events we have planned.
Our university has a legacy of producing students who have challenged the norms to make this city, state, nation and world a better place. Please help us celebrate them and our list of heroes, from Joseph H. Clark to Dr. Dolores Spikes to the 10 graduates who have become generals in the U.S. military.
We have a Prayer Breakfast at 8 a.m., in the Smith-Brown Union, the Lab School's pilgrimage to the Clark grave site at 10 a.m., and Founders' Day Convocation at 11 in the Smith-Brown Union, and a reception kicking off an art exhibit in the Visual Arts Gallery in Frank Hayden Hall at 6 p.m.
Again, I urge you to show your support for as many events as you can attend.
Join me on Saturday at the F.G. Clark Activity Center for one of the biggest days in sports on the Baton Rouge campus. Coach Sandy Pugh and the SU Women's Basketball Team face Texas Southern University for the SWAC regular season championship.
The game starts at 3 p.m. We need you in the Mini Dome to show your support for a team that has fought through great adversity to reach this deciding game. The Men's team, already the SWAC regular season champs and the number one seed in the SWAC tournament tip-off around 5:30 p.m.
For both teams, it will be the seniors' last game on this campus. Their perseverance and sacrifice deserves our support. Let's pack the Mini Dome with a large student body representation to make our fans watching the game on Cox Sports Television proud to be Jaguars!
Also, the SU baseball team plays Arkansas-Pine Bluff at noon and 3 p.m. Saturday at Lee-Hines Field.
Quite a day of sports on 'the Bluff.'