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Convocation Speakers

(in order of appearance)

Photo of Jewelnel Davis

Jewelnel Davis
University Chaplain and Director of Earl Hall

Photo of Judith Shapiro
Judith Shapiro
President, Barnard College

Photo of Syreeta McFadden
Syreeta McFadden
Columbia College '97

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George Rupp
President, Columbia University

Photo of Susan Oren
Susan Oren
Associate Jewish Chaplain

Earl Hall





Annual University Convocation Service to Be Held Tuesday




It is our pleasure to invite you to the 1996-97 University Convocation service inaugurating this academic year. With the entering Undergraduate Class of 2000 joining us this term, there are many issues that face this University and our society as a whole. It is in these opening activities that we invite your participation as the faculty, staff and administrators with a sense of celebration for all that awaits this community.

  President George Rupp will deliver this year's main address along with President Judith Shapiro of Barnard College offering opening remarks and Columbia College Student President Syreeta McFadden delivering thoughts from a student's perspective. We ask you to encourage your colleagues and students to gather at:

St. Paul's Chapel
Tuesday, September 3, 1996
5:00 p.m.

  The tradition of the University Convocation invites all at Columbia and Barnard to begin the year in this reflective moment as we inaugurate our individual and collective work. The event is informal and we will not robe. Please join us following the service for a reception outside the chapel. We look forward to your presence at this gathering.

  Thank you, and we wish you well in this new year.

Sincerely yours,

Jewelnel Davis
University Chaplain and
Director of Earl Hall.

H. Scott Matheney
Presbyterian/UCC Chaplain
Associate Director, Earl Hall

  

Program

PRELUDE
Trumpet Sonata in D Major
Pomposo
Adagio
Presto
Henry Purcell
RINGING OF THE CHAPEL BELL
SALUTATORYJewelnel Davis
University Chaplain
OPENING REMARKSJudith Shapiro
President, Barnard College
STUDENT REFLECTIONSyreeta McFadden
Columbia College '97
INTRODUCTION OF SPEAKERKatrina Kershner
School of General Studies '98
CONVOCATION ADDRESSGeorge Rupp
President, Columbia University
INTERLUDE
Meditation of St. Gregory
Alan Hovhaness
ALMA MATER
Stand Columbia!      Austria
Mother, stay'd on rock eternal,
  Crown'd and set upon a height,
Glorified by Light supernal
  In thy radiance we see light,
Torch thy children's lamps to kindle,
  Beacon-star to cheer and guide,
Stand, Columbia! Alma Mater
  Through the storms of Time abide!
Stand, Columbia! Alma Mater
  Through the storms of Time abide!

Honor, love, and veneration
  Crown forevermore the brow!
Many a grateful generation
  Hail thee as we hail thee now!
Till the lordly Hudson seaward
  Cease to roll his heaving tide,
Stand, Columbia! Alma Mater
  Through the storms of Time abide!
Stand, Columbia! Alma Mater
  Through the storms of Time abide!
--Gilbert Oakley Ward, 1902
VALEDICTORYSusan Oren
Associate Jewish Chaplain
POSTLUDE
Trumpet Voluntary in D MajorJohn Stanley


Susan Radcliff, Trumpeteer
George Stauffer, University Organist




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