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Faculty Convocation 2007

Faculty Scholarship Week and
Twentieth Annual Faculty Convocation

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April 15 - 19, 2007

Faculty Scholarship Week: The Friends of the University Libraries are proud to sponsor Faculty Scholarship Week, April 15-19, in collaboration with University Library staff as well as Academic Affairs and Special Events. Noon activities are planned in the McWherter Rotunda to include readings, panels, and book signings, as well as a display of faculty work. ( Read More)

Calendar of Events





Faculty Scholarship Week ( see event calendar )

Sun-Thurs, April 15 - 19

12:00 p.m.

McWherter Rotunda

Faculty Convocation Assemble and Robe

Thurs, April 19

1:30 p.m.

Lobby, College of Communications & Fine Arts

Convocation Processional

Thurs, April 19

1:45 p.m.

Lobby, College of Communications & Fine Arts

Faculty Convocation Ceremony

Thurs, April 19

2:00 p.m.

Rose Theatre

Twentieth Annual Faculty Convocation

President Shirley C. Raines and Provost Ralph Faudree invite you to participate in the Twentieth Annual Faculty Procession and Convocation to be held on Thursday, April 19, 2007 with key speaker Dr. David Evans, 2007 recipient of Willard R. Sparks Eminent Faculty Award.

This annual event honors outstanding faculty members by granting the following awards: Alumni Association Distinguished Research Awards, Alumni Association Distinguished Teaching Awards, Alumni Association Distinguished Advising Awards, and Thomas W. Briggs Foundation Excellence in Teaching Awards, Allen J. Hammond Presidential Service Award, and Willard R. Sparks Eminent Faculty Award. ( View the names of award winners for 2007 )

Faculty will assemble at 1:30 pm to don regalia and line up for the procession from the College of Communications and Fine Arts to the Rose Theatre where the ceremony will be begin at 2:00 p.m.

2007 AWARD WINNERS ONLY, please click here for detailed information.

Faculty Convocation Details

Regalia: Faculty members who wish to rent regalia for Faculty Convocation should call or email the Commencement Office before Wednesday, April 11, 2007 to place their order. The rental charges are listed on the Commencement website under �Faculty Information� ( . If you plan to use the regalia for Commencement on May 5, 2007, there will be only one charge for both occasions.

Rental regalia pick up: Commencement Office, 5th Floor, Wilder Tower, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm on the day of Faculty Convocation,

Drop off: Rose Theatre after the program.

Please note that, unless you are an award winner or presenter, it is not necessary to wear regalia to participate. Information regarding regalia for 2007 award winners can be found in the link above.

Time: 1:30pm, April 19, meet in the Lobby of the College of Communication at Fine Arts Building to assemble for the processional. (The times for award winners and presenters can be found in the link above.)

Procession Route: Leave the Art Museum Lobby of the College of Communication and Fine Arts Building, proceed south past the McWherter Library, Pause the Processional to pick up the Library Banner and the members of the McWherter Library Staff, proceed south, Circle to the west side of the fountain in the Student Activities Plaza, Proceed west, south and east around the fountain to the Rose Theatre south entrance. View map

Recession: Faculty will leave the Rose Theatre the same way that they entered.

Reception: A reception will be in the lobby of the Rose Theatre immediately following the ceremony.

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