Caring Cardinals

Posted On: 2022-02-17

We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say It’s not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem. Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes.”

– Fred Rogers

Mr. Rogers got it right, didn’t he?  Never more than now, it seems, we need to share responsibility for each other, our community, and our world. The people that do so are the real heroes because they are working to help others.  It’s seems like such a small thing – helping others – but it makes all the difference in our lives, the lives of our friends and families, and the lives of everyone in our community.  So, let’s all be heroes today.  We don’t need super powers or a fancy cape.  We just need to smile at someone, laugh with someone, hold a door open for someone, share a compliment with someone…you get the idea.

This week, I want to call out one caring Cardinal and highlight an event about caring.

  • Today, the Winona campus dining venues are hosting an event called “Delightful” that is all about spreading kindness. In the dining hall, they’ll be offering a bracelet bar where students can make bracelets with encouraging phrases to give to one another, kindness cards on the tables, a “get a treat, give a treat” station and a student choice menu. In the Cardinal Club we’ll be giving away shareable coupons. How awesome is all of that?!  Make a bracelet for someone and be a hero.
  • Hats off to Jordan Keeley.  Jordan, a senior goalie on the women’s hockey team, was just named one of the five finalists for the 2022 Hockey Humanitarian Award. Jordan is a true hero leading the Green Bandana Project on campus, raising funds for the Taylor Richmond Benefit Dance, volunteering as a coach for the Winona Youth Hockey Association summer program, walking dogs for the Winona Area Humane Society, etc.  Way to go Jordan!  Thanks for making our community a better place.