Opening Dinner Celebrating 50 Years Salzburg Program

Photos by Christof Brandauer

In early September the 50th group of students from the University of Portland has come to study in Salzburg.
Thus the Salzburg Program has been celebrating its 50th anniversary with a number of joyful gatherings and pleasant events.
A great number of visitors from the US, University of Portland administrators and donors, members of the board of regents and many former Salzburg students have joined this year’s group of students and faculty and staff members on ground to celebrate this delightful occasion.

With inspiring music in the background the event started in the Franciscan church with an uplifting celebration of mass.

Mass Celebration at the FranziskanerkircheMass Celebration at the Franziskanerkirche

Mass Celebration at the Franziskanerkirche

Celebrating Mass at the FranzikanerkircheCelebrating Mass at the Franzikanerkirche

Celebrating Mass at the Franzikanerkirche

Concelebration of the Holy MassConcelebration of the Holy Mass

Concelebration of the Holy Mass

 

The rest of the afternoon and evening of that day were spent at the traditional restaurant Stieglkeller at the foot of the fortress Hohensalzburg .

Stiegl Terrace with Dome in the BackgroundStiegl Terrace with Dome in the Background

Stiegl Terrace with Dome in the Background

Gathering at the Stiegl Terrace with Gaisberg in the BackgroundGathering at the Stiegl Terrace with Gaisberg in the Background

Gathering at the Stiegl Terrace with Gaisberg in the Background

 

There, students were introduced to their professors and enjoyed the opening dinner for their academic year 2013-2014 in Salzburg.
All guests had the chance to meet with old and new acquaintances and friends, have good conversations, and catch up with old times.

Happy GatheringHappy Gathering

Happy Gathering

Students Getting to Know The DirectorStudents Getting to Know The Director

Students Getting to Know The Director

Meet and Greet before DinnerMeet and Greet before Dinner

Meet and Greet before Dinner

 

Inside the restaurant the whole party shared a nice dinner and the exchange of great memories continued.

Dinner Celebration at the Gasthaus StieglDinner Celebration at the Gasthaus Stiegl

Dinner Celebration at the Gasthaus Stiegl

Exchange of Nice MemoriesExchange of Nice Memories

Exchange of Nice Memories

 

The various groups of guests were introduced to each other and to the students.
Eventually, the Salzburg faculty and staff members and the Zöhrer family were honored for their many years of service and friendship to the University of Portland.

Honoring the Salzburg Faculty and Staff MembersHonoring the Salzburg Faculty and Staff Members

Honoring the Salzburg Faculty and Staff Members

The President honors the Zöhrer FamilyThe President honors the Zöhrer Family

The President honors the Zöhrer Family