'Tis the Season

Thursday, December 15, 2011

I'm writing today from Chicago where I am meeting with alumni, some recent, others from as far back as 1939. Here and wherever I go these days the first topic of conversation is our wonderful holiday card video, which today surpassed one million views on YouTube!

In this season of warmth, joy, and cheer, it has been remarkable to hear from so many alums and friends from all over the world who were touched by it.

My sincere thanks to Professor David Meyers, Kathy Romey, and the talented singers and staff at the School of Music who partnered with us to spread good cheer this holiday season. I hope this is the first of many future collaborations with the School of Music.

I'd also like to take a moment to highlight and thank our Strategic Communications team who dreamed up the idea and made it a reality.

This project embodies the creativity, energy, and talent that reside at the Carlson School and the University of Minnesota. Like so many viewers have commented, this video makes me proud to be a Gopher!