Volume 52, No. 32
155th Commencement more than just Monday
by Michael Terrazas
The chairs will soon fill the Quad, the robes will soon come off their hangers, and the bagpipes will soon sound. Emory's 155th Commencement is a week away.
University faculty and staff who plan to attend the ceremony should take special note that the general procession will begin promptly at 8 a.m.--a half-hour earlier than in years past. Chief Marshal Ray DuVarney will lead the delegation of deans, faculty, administrators, trustees, students and honored guests to the stage next to Pitts Library.
Former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell will deliver this year's Commencement address and receive an honorary Emory degree along with Linda Aiken, Leila Denmark, Claus Halle, Rex Nettleford and Anna Schwarz.
Again in 2000, the Parking Office encourages all faculty and staff to park at Emory West on May 15 to ease traffic along Clifton Road. Those taking advantage of the free parking and shuttle service from Emory West will also be treated to free Cokes, orange juice and the chance to win gift certificates to Key Lime Pie Spa and Outback and Longhorn restaurants. Shuttles will run every 10 minutes to the main campus.
But graduation time means more than just the main Commencement ceremony. Beginning later this week, individual schools and organizations will hold events to honor departing students, faculty and others. A partial list of these events includes:
Thursday, May 11
Friday, May 12
Saturday, May 13
Sunday, May 14
Following the general Commencement on May 15, individual school ceremonies will take place at the following times and locations:
Theology: 9:45 a.m. Glenn Auditorium.
Allied Health Professions: 9:45 a.m. WHSCAB Auditorium.
Emory College: 9:45 a.m. Quadrangle.
Business: 10 a.m. P.E. Center.
Graduate School: 10:15 a.m. Church School Building Amphitheater.
Nursing: 10:30 a.m. Anatomy and Physiology courtyard.
Law: 10:30 a.m. Gambrell Hall south lawn.
Public Health: 11 a.m. Grace Crum Rollins Building.
Medicine: 11:30 a.m. Glenn Auditorium.
For more information, visit the Emory Commencement 2000 website at www.emory.edu/ COMMENCEMENT/COMMENCEMENT2000/index.html.