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The Shawnee News-Star
  • SGU window campaign continues

  • SGU promotes campaign to finish windows.
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  • St. Gregory’s University is promoting a unique Christmas gift option. Individuals who contribute $900 to the Benedictine Hall Windows Campaign can name a window in the historical campus building to honor a special person on his or her Christmas list.
     
    Replacing the 312 windows in Benedictine Hall is part of the next phase of work planned for the iconic building, which celebrates its centennial year in 2015. Donors have already sponsored 170 windows as memorials and commemorations or to have their own names recognized for their generosity.
     
    The rebuilding of the four historical turrets destroyed in the November 2011 earthquake has just been completed and the construction of a new grand entrance staircase is underway. In keeping with Benedictine Hall’s status as a federally approved National Historic Landmark, the new energy efficient windows must also be designed in keeping with the building’s historical nature. Wewoka Window Works, a company that specializes in historically correct window replacement and repair, will build the windows.
     
    A certificate commemorating the Christmas gift of a named Benedictine Hall window is available for donors to present to the recipient of their gift. Or, St. Gregory’s will mail the certificate and an explanatory letter to the gift recipient on the donor’s behalf.
     
    For more information or to make arrangements for a Christmas window gift, please call Alicia Ryan in St. Gregory’s Development Department at (405) 878-5420.
     
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