Vassar College

Fall Convocation

September 2, 2009
3:30pm
The Chapel

Convocation Address

Jeffrey R. Walker
Professor of Earth Science

The Local

Program

Processional

Sonata III: Allegro: Con moto maestoso
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Gail Archer, college organist

Convocation Address

The Local

Jeffrey R. Walker
Professor of Earth Science
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Remarks

Caitlin Ashton Ly, ’10, president, V.S.A.
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Welcome

Catharine Bond Hill, president, Vassar College
Read remarks

The Convocation Choir

Living in a Holy City
Words and music by Stephen Hatfield
Christine Howlett, director of choral activities

The Convocation Choir and Community

Gaudeamus Igitur, Arr. Geer/Bartholomew
Christine Howlett, director of choral activities

Recessional

Komm Heiliger Geist
BWV 651
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
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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