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Faculty Convocation

Faculty Scholarship Week and
 Twenty-fourth Annual Faculty Convocation
April 4 - 8, 2011

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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 4 – April 7 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-fourth Annual Faculty Convocation

President Shirley Raines and Provost Ralph Faudree invite you to participate in the Twenty-fourth Annual Faculty Convocation, Friday, April 8, 2011. 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 2011 (click here)






Faculty Scholarship Week

Monday, April 4 -Thursday, April 8


McWherter Library Rotunda

Faculty Convocation Assemble and Robe

Friday, April 8

1:30 p.m.

Lobby, Communication & Fine Arts Building

Convocation Processional

Friday, April 8

1:45 p.m.

Lobby, Communication & Fine Arts Building

Faculty Convocation Ceremony

Friday, April 8

2:00 p.m.

Rose Theatre


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 7, 2011, there will be only one charge for both occasions. The deadline for placing regalia orders is Friday, March 18, 2011.

Regalia pick up:
Regalia for Faculty Convocation will be available for pick-up in the Commencement Office, 500 Wilder Tower Wednesday and Thursday, April 6 and 7, 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 7, 2011. For more information, please visit:


Archive Faculty Convocations:

Faculty Convocation 2010

Faculty Convocation 2009

Faculty Convocation 2008

Faculty Convocation 2007

Faculty Convocation and Faculty Scholarship Week for 2011

Faculty Scholarship Week
April 4-8, 2011

Faculty Convocation
April 8, 2011

Map of Processional Route

Details for U of M Faculty

Contact Us - For additional information please contact Director of Special Events, Susan Elliott at or 901.678.5582.
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