6:00 p.m. on the Oviatt Library Lawn
Thursday, September 6, 2012
- The keynote speaker will be Chitra Divakaruni, author of One Amazing Thing (this year’s Freshman Common Reading).
- Chitra Divakaruni will also be talking more informally with faculty and staff (only) that afternoon in Oviatt Library's Ferman Presentation Room.
- Your presence as a faculty member will encourage your students to attend, too.
- Attending Convocation will demonstrate to your students that your interest in their intellectual progress extends beyond class meeting times.
- Freshman Convocation is an opportunity to welcome students formally to CSUN's intellectual community.
- You can show your students that learning occurs everywhere, all the time, out of class, and well after graduation (yours!).
- You will help inspire your students with a love of learning.
- Convocation offers you the opportunity to show your students some of the connections between different academic disciplines (those relevant to this year’s book include linguistics, geography, sociology, geology, music, history, creative writing, astronomy, English, child & adolescent development, and more).
- Attending Freshman Convocation lets you celebrate the start of the academic year with other members of the campus community.
- Your students will not have another opportunity to experience the pomp and circumstance of commencement until they graduate (may it come to pass!).
Join President Dianne Harrison, your faculty colleagues, campus staff, continuing students, alumni, and other members of the CSUN community as we welcome CSUN’s new freshmen. For more information: http://www.csun.edu/nso/convocation/
Save a space on your syllabus for Freshman Convocation!