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Faculty Convocation 2008

Faculty Scholarship Week and
Twenty-first Annual Faculty Convocation

April 16 - 23, 2008

Faculty Scholarship Week: The Friends of the University Libraries are proud to sponsor Faculty Scholarship Week, April 16 - 23, 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.

Calendar of Events (more details)





Faculty Scholarship Week

Sat-Wed, April 16 - 23

12:00 p.m.

McWherter Rotunda

Faculty Convocation Assemble and Robe

Wed, April 23

1:30 p.m.

Lobby, College of Communications & Fine Arts

Convocation Processional

Wed, April 23

1:45 p.m.

Lobby, College of Communications & Fine Arts

Faculty Convocation Ceremony

Wed, April 23

2:00 p.m.

Rose Theatre

Twenty-first Annual Faculty Convocation

President Shirley C. Raines and Provost Ralph Faudree invite you to participate in the Twenty-first Annual Faculty Procession and Convocation to be held on Wednesday, April 23, 2008 with key speaker Dr. Ralph Albanese, 2008 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 2008)

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.

2008 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 IMMEDIATELY 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 3, 2008, there will be only one charge for both occasions.

Rental regalia pick up: Commencement Office, 5th Floor, Wilder Tower, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday and Tuesday April 21-22. On the day of Faculty Convocation, April 23, Regalia may be picked up from 8:30 a.m. to NOON from the commencement Office.

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 2008 award winners can be found in the link above.

Time: 1:30pm, April 23, 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.


Archive Faculty Convocations:

Faculty Convocation 2007

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