Vassar College

Spring Convocation

Convocation Address:

Jonathan Chenette
Professor of Music and Dean of the College

"Becoming Prairie"

April 27, 2011
The Chapel


(All standing)
Ein Feste Burg ist unser Gott
Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Gail Archer, college organist

The Convocation Choir
Randall Thompson (1899-1984)
Christine Howlett, director of choral activities

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

Remarks and Presentation of the 2011 Banner to the President of the Senior Class
Sesquicentennial Co-chairs
Susan Donahue Kuretsky ’63, Professor of Art on the Sarah G. Blanding Chair
John S. Milhaly ’74, Senior Director of Regional Programs, Office of Alumnae/i Affairs and Development
Maureen Elizabeth “Moe” Byrne, president, Class of 2011

Remarks and Passing of the Gavel
Mathew Leonard ’11, president, V.S.A.
Tanay Tatum ’12, president-elect, V.S.A.

Convocation Address
Jonathan Chenette
Professor of Music and Dean of the College
Becoming Prairie
Read text of Jonathan Chenette's address

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

Prelude and Fugue on BACH
Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
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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