Brueggeman center postpones open house

Newly renovated house along residential mall to be home to visiting scholars, meeting place for dialogue | April 6, 2004

The Edward B. Brueggeman center for dialogue is resheduling the open house it had planned for Saturday, April 17, and Sunday, April 18, to showcase its newly renovated building.

A new date will be announced later for the event, designed to display improvements made to convert the home into a center. The house was the longtime home of professor emeritus of economics Joseph Link, and to highlight some of the center's work.

"The amount of work that has gone into the transformation of the old Link house is extraordinary, and the results are equally extraordinary," says James Buchanan, director for the Brueggeman Center.

The center is dedicated to providing space and opportunity for dialogue about the critical issues of our age. It is founded upon the belief that whatever the answers might be to our most pressing questions, the path begins with dialogue.

The building’s first floor serves as an office, reading room and meeting place, while the second floor is a residence for visiting scholars.

Link, who died early last year and donated the house to the University, bought the 1920 Tudor-style residence in the early 1950s. Over the years, it has served as the site of numerous social gatherings, hosting such guests as actress Loretta Young, Vice President Hubert Humphrey and Jesuit Superior General Pedro Arrupe, S.J. It is located at 3853 Ledgewood Drive along what is now Xavier’s residential mall. Directions to the center can be found on its web site or by calling 513 745-3922.

"We are extremely appreciative of the University’s generosity and commitment to the center," says Buchanan. "We hope that people will stop by not only to see the facility but to talk about ways to become involved in the work of the center."

This event is free and open to the public.