Vassar College

Fall Convocation

Convocation Address:

Robert K. Brigham
Shirley Ecker Boskey Professor of History and International Relations
Read convocation address

"Sea Change"

September 3, 2008
3:30pm
The Chapel

Program

Processional
Sonata in Eb minor, Op. 65, Allegro moderato
Horatio Parker (1863-1919)
Gail Archer, college organist

The Convocation Choir
Sure on this Shining Night
Morten Lauridsen
Text by James Agee
Christine Howlett, director of choral activities

Welcome
Catharine Hill, president, Vassar College
Read remarks

Remarks

James A. Kelly ’09, president, V.S.A.
Read remarks

Convocation Address
Sea Change
Robert K. Brigham, Shirley Ecker Boskey Professor of History and International Relations
Read commencement address

The Convocation Choir and Community
Gaudeamus Igitur, Arr. Geer/Bartholomew

Recessional
Sonata in Eb minor, Op. 65, Scherzo allegretto
Horatio Parker (1863-1919)
Gail Archer, college organist

About Convocation

Twice a year, in the fall and spring, the college community gathers in the chapel to hear from the president of the college, the president of the Vassar Student Association, and a special speaker who is usually a member of the faculty. The faculty and seniors dress in their academic robes. Fall Convocation is the official opening of the academic year at Vassar.

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Vassar College is a highly selective, coeducational, independent, residential liberal arts college founded in 1861.

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