Judson’s Founders’ Day to Celebrate the “Legacy of Learning” Begun by the Late Dr. Harm A. Weber
(Elgin, IL – October 13, 2010) The public is invited to celebrate the “Legacy of Learning” created by the late Dr. Harm A. Weber, who was chancellor and served for 22 years as president of Judson, during Judson’s Founders’ Day celebrations to be held Friday, October 22, on the Elgin campus (1151 N. State St.). [Due to construction, two main exit ramps for I-90 will be blocked on Friday, October 22. Please see the road map below indicating the closures and the best alternative route.]
Founders’ Day events that are free and open to the public include a 9 a.m. dedication of the Center for Science and Mathematics, followed by a 10 a.m. Convocation featuring friends, followers and family members of Dr. Weber. Judson’s Founders’ Day luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. in the Betty Lindner Commons and will showcase reflections on the legacies of leadership, academics and faith that continue at Judson. Reservations for the events can be made until Wednesday, October 20 as long as seats are available.
The convocation will remember Dr. Weber’s legacy as a founding member of Judson’s Board of Trustees and former president of Judson from 1969 through December 1991. He passed away on April 27 at the age of 83. Speaking during the convocation will be Drs. Robert and Betty Lindner, longtime Judson supporters who built close connections to Judson when Dr. Weber was president; Rev. D. Scott Johnston, a trustee and friend of Dr. Weber; and Rev. Matthew Weber, son of Dr. Weber and senior pastor to the First Baptist Church in Park Ridge, Ill.
Judson’s Founders’ Day Luncheon will feature a panel of speakers. Kevin Noe, a 1979 alumni and current trustee from Colorado Springs, Co., will speak about the Legacy of Leadership that continues today at Judson. Judson Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Dale Simmons of Elgin will speak about Judson’s academic legacy. Finally, Marian Schwebemeyer, a 2010 alumni and current student in Judson’s Masters of Arts in Organizational Leadership, will reflect on the Legacy of Faith found at the university. Special music will be provided by acclaimed pianist Huntley Brown, a 1988 alumni and resident of Aurora, Ill., and musician Jeorge Holmes, a 1989 alumni and resident of Elgin, Ill.
The luncheon also will honor Rev. Peter Borzeka of Lewistown, Ill., in absentia, as this year's recipient of the Golden Eagle Award. Borzeka received the award in a special ceremony held in his home July 19. He will be unable to attend the Founders’ Day events due to health concerns.
For more information about Founders’ Day, visit JudsonU.edu/foundersday or call 847-628-1119.
Access to Campus During Construction
|Due to construction, the I-90 West exit to Route 31 South and the Route 31 North exit to I-90 West (denoted by the red x's) will be closed on Friday, October 22. The best alternative route for those heading west on I-90 is to take the Route 31 North exit, and turn around at Tollgate Rd, which will be the first traffic light after exiting to Route 31. Those heading east on I-90 to exit at Route 31 South will still be able to do so.