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Our Keynote Speaker, Steve Lopez author of this year's freshman common reading, The Soloist, will be holding a discussion on the book from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the Presentation Room of the Oviatt Library. Contact Cheryl Spector, Director, Academic First Year Experiences if you are interested in this special presentation.
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.
Additional Information for:
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. (Note: we are attempting to confirm a walk through for the Convocation Platform Party at 5:15) 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. Note: The lobby will have an exhibit on "Working", designed by committee member Susanna Eng to compliment the reading. (Note: an additional email that will cover all of the remaining Platform party members will also be sent; pardon the duplication.)
We ask that you serve as Marshals for the Processional and to meet beginning at 5:00 pm in the Grand Salon of the University Student Union. 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. You will lead the line from the Grand Salon to the Oviatt Lawn using the campus Mini-maces beginning at 5:40. (No prior rehearsal will be necessary)
We ask that you march in the front of the processional 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 5:15.
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 5:15.
The robing room for the Processional will be the Grand Salon of the USU from 4:45 to 5:40. This year in addition to Associate Deans, Department Chairs and Program Chairs, Student and Academic Affairs Administration, Continuing Student Leaders, alumni members of the Presidents Associates will be joining in the event. 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 Grand Salon so please leave purses, etc in your campus offices.
We are attempting to encourage interested faculty to participate in a number of ways sp 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 Grand Salon of the USU 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!
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!