Felician University to Honor Dr. Seuss’ Birthday

Rutherford and Lodi, NJ – February 28, 2019 – Felician University will celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday on Saturday, March 2, with the Education Club and the Dean of Felician’s School of Education reading from Dr. Seuss’ books to children of alumni, faculty/staff, and neighborhood residents at the Rutherford Dining Hall from 12 noon to 12:45 p.m. Seuss gifts and refreshments will be provided.

“We are celebrating Dr. Seuss’ 110 th birthday because of his incredible impact on millions of people,” says Stephanie McGowan, Dean of the School of Education. “In the middle of all his ridiculous characters and constant fun, Dr. Seuss always managed to find playful ways to teach children wonderful lessons, ranging from standing up for your needs and desires, to placing value on everyone’s life, no matter how different."

Other community events on the Felician campus on Saturday include pre-game ceremonies recognizing Felician senior players at their last home game (against Georgian Court University). The Women’s Basketball game starts at 1:00 p.m. and the Men’s game begins at 3:30 p.m. Youth basketball teams and contests for all will occur during half times of both games.

About Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel) was born on March 2, 1904, in Springfield, Massachusetts.Throughout his career, cartoonist and writer Dr. Seuss published over 60 books. His children's books like The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham were some of his most famous works. He won numerous awards for his work, including the 1984 Pulitzer Prize, an Academy Award, three Emmys and three Grammys.

About Felician University

Felician University, with campuses in Rutherford and Lodi, NJ, is a Catholic Franciscan University, founded in 1942 and sponsored by the Felician Sisters. Felician offers’ Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral programs in the Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Nursing. Felician has been ranked as the #3 Private University in New Jersey for Return on Investment (ROI) by payscale.com and reported 100% of its 2017 graduates surveyed are either employed or in graduate school within 6 months of graduation.