DSU Holds Sweater Day to Honor Mr. Rogers

Monday, 10 March 2008, Written by Jona Schmidt

The Dakota State University community celebrated "sweater day" in honor of the late Fred Rogers, host of the children's show "Mr. Rogers Neighborhood," whose trademark garb was the sweater. Faculty and staff gathered in the DSU marketplace for a group photo.

The campus also collected new and gently used sweaters that will be donated to charity. "We would like our DSU neighbors to not only wear a sweater in tribute to Rogers and the values he promoted, but also to donate their extras to needy neighbors who don't have one to keep them warm in the cold weather," said Ethelle Bean, Director of the Karl E. Mundt Library.

Rogers, who would have been 80 on March 20, passed away due to cancer in 2003.

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