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Faculty Convocation

 Faculty Scholarship Week and
Twenty-second Annual Faculty Convocation

April 22 - 29, 2009
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Faculty Scholarship

The University Libraries with the support of the Friends of the Libraries sponsors Faculty Scholarship Week in collaboration with Academic Affairs and Special Events. During the period April 22 – April 28 faculty-authored material will be displayed in the rotunda of the McWherter Library, and the material will be moved to the Rose Theatre for display during Convocation ceremonies.

Twenty-second Annual Faculty Convocation

President Shirley Raines and Provost Ralph Faudree invite you to participate in the Twenty-second Annual Faculty Convocation, Wednesday, April 29, 2009. This annual event honors outstanding faculty by granting the following awards:

  • Alumni Association Distinguished Research Awards;
  • Alumni Association Distinguished Teaching Awards;
  • Alumni Association Distinguished Advising Awards;
  • Thomas W. Briggs Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award;
  • Allen J. Hammond Presidential Service Award; and
  • Williard R. Sparks Eminent Faculty Award.

Award Winners for Faculty Convocation 2009 (click here)






Faculty Scholarship Week

Wednesday, April 22 - Wednesday April 29

12:00 p.m.

McWherter Library Rotunda

Faculty Convocation Assemble and Robe

Wednesday, April 29

1:30 p.m.

Lobby, Communication & Fine Arts Building

Convocation Processional

Wednesday, April 29

1:45 p.m.

Lobby, Communication & Fine Arts Building

Faculty Convocation Ceremony

Wednesday, April 29

2:00 p.m.

Rose Theatre


Procession Route:
Leave the Lobby of Communication and Fine Arts Building at 1:45 p.m., proceed south to the McWherter Library, continue south, circle to the west side of the fountain in the Student Activities Plaza and proceeds to the south entrance of the Rose Theatre.
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Order of Procession by Group:
Mace Bearer -- Faculty Senate President
General Faculty
Retired Faculty
Faculty Award Winners (Not on Platform)
  • Vice Presidents
  • Vice Provosts
  • Academic Deans
Platform Party - Led by University Banners
  • Pronouncer
  • Award Recipients
  • Presenters
  • Provost
  • President

Faculty will leave the Rose Theatre in reverse order following the Platform Party.

There will be a reception in the Lobby of the Rose Theatre immediately following the Convocation ceremony.


Regalia Orders:
Faculty members who wish to rent regalia for Faculty Convocation should contact the Commencement Office, 678-5547 or email to place orders for regalia. If you plan to use the regalia for Commencement on May 9, 2009, there will be only one charge for both occasions. The deadline for placing regalia orders is Friday, March 27, 2009.

Regalia pick up:
Regalia for Faculty Convocation will be available for pick-up in the Commencement Office, 500 Wilder Tower Monday, April 27, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Tuesday, April 28, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; and Wednesday, April 29, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Regalia Return:
Regalia for the platform party (award winners, announcers and presenters) will be returned to the Green Room, Rose Theatre.  Faculty participating in Convocation only will return regalia to the Commencement Office, 500 Wilder Tower. Faculty participating in Convocation and Commencement will return regalia on the Ground Level, FedEx Forum on May 9, 2009. For more information, please visit:


Archive Faculty Convocations:

Faculty Convocation 2008

Faculty Convocation 2007

Faculty Convocation and Faculty Scholarship Week for 2010

Faculty Scholarship Week
April 19-23, 2010

Faculty Convocation
April 23, 2010

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