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Caldwell University will celebrate Founder’s Day on Wed. March 26 to remember Mother Joseph Dunn, O.P., who began Caldwell University in 1939 and served as its first president of the board of trustees.

The Founder’s Day Mass will be celebrated by Chaplain Father Al Berner in the Student Center gym at noon.

After Mass, administration, faculty and staff who have served the college for 5, 10, 15, 20, 30 and 35 years will receive an anniversary service award. Spring athletes and tutors will receive a special blessing. Employees are invited to wear red, one of the college’s colors. A complimentary luncheon will be held afterwards with a sparkling cider toast and cake cutting to mark the college’s recent achievement of university status.

Guest speaker Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., D.D., vicar general and moderator of the curia for the Archdiocese of Newark, will present on “Evangelization in the 21st Century” at 4 p.m. in the Alumni Theatre. The lecture is open to the public. A reception will follow.

Bishop da Cunha is a member of the Vocationist Fathers. Among the many positions he has held, he was a pastor at St. Nicholas Parish in Palisades Park, N.J. He was ordained a bishop in 2003 and was appointed vicar for evangelization for the Archdiocese in 2005. For further information, contact Father Al Berner and 973-618-3660 or

Other Founder’s Day activities include: a breakfast for commuters, which will be handed out in the parking lot from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Cougar softball games at 2:30 and 4:30 p.m., free cookie handout from 6 to 7 p.m. in Werner hall, MOJO bingo in the Cougar Den at 9:30 p.m.