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We have included the attached campus announcement once again to provide you all with the general overview of this important annual event. We strongly encourage you to distribute/forward this attached announcement to encourage all campus faculty and staff to attend the Freshman Convocation. You may also wish to visit the website at http://www.csun.edu/nso/convocation/. In addition, the following specifics may help you to clarify both your role and meeting location in preparation for the event.
Our Freshman Convocation 2012 will be held on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. on the Oviatt Library Lawn. A historical summary is also attached for your interest.
Important information fo rthose who will need Academic Regalia -- We have been confirming regalia orders for all of the Deans, Associate Deans, Department Chairs, Platform Party and Staff Marshals. If you wish to confirm your regalia order, please either email firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone her at x2393. She will need your highest degree earned and at what University as well as your height.
Additional Information for:
As indicated in my email to you earlier; you are a member of the Platform Party. We ask that you meet at 5:00 pm in Oviatt Library, Room 102 (just to the left as you enter the Library). If you have regalia ordered for your use, it will be waiting for you. If you have your own regalia, we ask that you bring it with you and to be robed no later than 5:15. A walk-through for the Convocation Platform Party processional will be conducted at 5:30 pm. Light refreshments will be available. We will ask that you remain in Oviatt 102 or the Library Lobby for Platform Party line up at 5:55.
Dr. Dianne F. Harrison
Mr. Stephen Stepanek
Mr. Dennis DeYoung
Alumni Association President
Ms. Sydni Powell
Associated Students President, student speaker
Ms. Chitra Divakaruni
Keynote Speaker, author "One Amazing Thing"
Mr. Rick Evans
Executive Director, University Corporation
Dr. Harry Hellenbrand
Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs
Dr. William Watkins
Vice President, Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Mr. Tom McCarron
Vice President, Administration & Finance
Ms. Hilary Baker
Vice President for Information Technology
Dr. Vance Petersen
Vice President for University Advancement
Dr. Barbara Gross
Chief of Staff, President's Office
Dr. Mark Stover
Dean, Oviatt Library
Ms. Joyce Feucht-Haviar
Dean, Tseng College
Dr. Dan Hosken
Associate Dean, Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication
Dr. William Jennings
Dean, College of Business and Economics
Dr. Michael Spagna
Dean, Michael D. Eisner College of Education and Macebearer
Dr. S. K. Ramesh
Dean, College of Engineering and Computer Science
Dr. Sylvia Alva
Dean, College of Health and Human Development
Dr. Elizabeth Say
Dean, College of Humanities
Dr. Jerry Stinner
Dean, College of Science and Mathematics
Dr. Stella Theodoulou
Dean, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
The robing room for the Processional will be the Bianchi Planetarium which will be open at 5:00pm. This gathering will include the Associate Deans, Department Chairs and Program Chairs, New and other interested faculty, Student and Academic Affairs Administration, and Continuing Student Leaders. This is a great opportunity to reconnect with colleagues and to meet new faculty and staff members of the campus. We ask that you do not leave valuables in the Planetarium so please leave purses, etc. in your campus offices.
We ask that you serve as Marshals for the Processional and to meet beginning at 5:00 pm in the Bianchi Planetarium. If you have regalia ordered for your use, it will be waiting for you. If you have your own regalia, we ask that you bring it with you and to be robed no later than 5:30. You will lead the line from the Planetarium to the Oviatt Lawn using the campus Mini-maces beginning at 5:40. (No prior rehearsal will be necessary; you will be escorted by members of the SD&IP staff.)
We ask that you march in the front of the processional, just behind the Associate Dean Marshals, symbolically representing all of the campus departments and programs. If you have regalia ordered for your use, it will be waiting for you. If you have your own regalia, we ask that you bring it with you and to be robed no later than 5:30.
We ask that you march in the front of the processional directly behind the department chairs symbolically representing all of the campus departments and administrative offices. If you have regalia ordered for your use, it will be waiting for you. If you have your own regalia, we ask that you bring it with you and to be robed no later than 5:30.
We are attempting to encourage interested faculty to participate in a number of ways so please help us to spread the word to our faculty:
March with the Freshmen! If you are teaching a University 100 class, courses with high freshman participation, or if you desire to experience the event from the perspective of the freshmen, please meet beginning at 5:00 in Matador Square (East University Drive and Matador Walk)
Walk in the Processional with faculty, staff, continuing students and alumni, please come to the Bianchi Planetarium beginning at 5:00. Faculty who have regalia are free to wear it; faculty are not required to wear regalia to participate in the processional.
Just attend the event and to watch the processional, please come to the Oviatt Lawn prior to 6:00 pm. Once freshman guests are seated, the remaining chairs will be available for guest seating once the event begins. Please note that seating is on an as available basis and all guests are welcome to watch from the Sierra Quad Lawn. Please encourage all to attend!
Our keynote speaker, author Chitra Divakaruni will lead an informal discussion of her book “One Amazing Thing” at 4:00 pm in the Oviatt Library Presentation Room. She will also be signing copies of her book at the reception following the Convocation.
The Convocation Program will begin at 6:00 pm and is expected to end at approximately 7:15 with a reception on the Oviatt Library South Portico to follow with refreshments and entertainment. All are welcome to attend.
Should you wish to have more information on this event, please do not hesitate to call me at x2393 or email@example.com. The committee looks forward to a memorable event. We look forward to seeing you there on September 6th!