By Amanda Allie

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday to MU.

Madonna University plans to celebrate its 75th birthday in many ways, so be prepared to mark your calendar. Although many celebratory events have already taken place, such as the Alumni & Friends Reception in May, many are still in the future.

The next event will occur Friday, July 13. The festivities will take place in the Franciscan Center, where a wine tasting will be held. All details, including a time, have not been released, but be sure to check out for more information.

After the wine tasting comes the anniversary bash. From noon to 2:30 Saturday, Sept. 22 attendees should arrive at the main campus. Everyone is welcome, and many family-friendly activities will be offered. There will also be entertainment, food, games, prizes, and a cake walk. Call (734) 432-5421 for more information.

A little further down the road, Madonna will take the opportunity to celebrate its anniversary religiously. On Saturday, November 18th, participants will meet at the Central Convent Chapel for the 75th Anniversary Closing Liturgy. The liturgy will feature a mass led by Reverend Allen H. Vigneron. To RSVP, call (734) 432-5589.

Moving onto the colder months, winter will call for a warm 75th birthday dinner. On Monday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. dinner-goers will dine at the Italian-American Banquet & Conference Center. Alumni awards will be given, and of course, a tasty meal will be served. To reserve a spot at the dinner table, call (734) 432-5811.

To add to the excitement of the upcoming anniversary, the Alumni Office recently installed more than 20 new bricks in the Path of Madonna. Alumni from all over the world and right across the street are placing orders, and interested people can have an opportunity to place an order today.

The bricks are 8” by 8” and are currently available at the anniversary rate of $75. Purchase one for yourself, your mentor, or a loved one.

Ordering is easy and can be done online at The money collected from your purchase will aid the Madonna University Annual Fund, which supports the university’s pressing needs.



Madonna 75th celebration continues