Vassar College

Spring Convocation

Convocation Address:

Kenneth R. Livingston
Professor of Psychology

"Notes from Neverland"

April 28, 2010
The Chapel


(All standing)
Prelude in F Major BWV 540
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Gail Archer, college organist

The Convocation Choir
Song of the Open Road
David R. Brunner
Text by Walt Whitman
Christine Howlett, director of choral activities
Caitlin Arias ’13, piano 

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

Remarks and Presentation of the 2010 Banner to the President of the Senior Class
Lee Zalben ’95
Selina Isobel Strasburger, president, Class of 2010
Read text of Lee Zalben's remarks

Remarks and Passing of the Gavel
Caitlin Ly, president, V.S.A.
Mat Leonard, president-elect, V.S.A.
Read text of Mat Leonard's remarks

Convocation Address
Kenneth R. Livingston
Professor of Psychology
Notes from Neverland
Read text of Kenneth R. Livingston's address

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

Prelude and Fugue in D Major BWV 532
Johann Sebastian Bach (1585-1750)
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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