Updated: September 19, 2013 11:26PM
SOUTH BEND (AP) — The University of Notre Dame will kick off the 50th anniversary of its Hesburgh Library with a ceremony Friday.
The 13-story, 210-feet tall building was the largest college library in the world when it opened in 1963 and is named in honor of the Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, a 96-year-old priest and president emeritus after leading the university for 35 years.
The current university president, the Rev. John Jenkins, is scheduled to speak at the event 4 p.m. Friday. It will be held immediately before a pep rally for the Notre Dame-Michigan State football game.
The library features a mosaic known popularly as “Touchdown Jesus” because it depicts Jesus with his arms raised heavenward.