Vassar College

Spring Convocation

Convocation Address:

Elisabeth Cardonne-Arlyck
Pittsburgh Endowment Professor of French

"Far From Algeria"

April 29, 2009
The Chapel


(All standing)
Sonata I in F Minor: Allegro maestoso
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Gail Archer, college organist

The Convocation Choir
Lodovico Viadana (c. 1560-1627)
Christine Howlett, director of choral activities

Catharine Hill, president, Vassar College
Read text of President Hill's remarks

Remarks and Presentation of the 2009 Banner to the President of the Senior Class
Bronwen Pardes ’95
Luis Gabriel Hoyos, president, Class of 2009
Read text of Bronwen Pardes' remarks

James A. Kelly, President, V.S.A.
Read text of James A. Kelly's remarks

Convocation Address
Elisabeth Cardonne-Arlyck, Pittsburgh Endowment Professor of French
“Far From Algeria”
Read text of Elisabeth Cardonne-Arlyck's address

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

Sonata I in F Minor: Finale
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Gail Archer, college organist

Immediately following convocation, the bell atop Main will be ready for you to ring.
Line up on the fifth floor of Main.

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.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations or information on accessibility should contact Campus Activities, (845) 437–5370. Without sufficient notice, appropriate space and/or assistance may not be available.

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

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