May 7, 2001
Full slate of activities pack weekend
By Eric Rangus firstname.lastname@example.org
Four years of work, sometimes more. Tens of thousands of dollars of investment, sometimes much, much more, all comes to fruition on one weekend.
Festivities for Emorys Commencement 2001 begin Thursday night,
May 10, and peak with the main ceremony on the Quadrangle, Monday, May
14, at 8 a.m. In between and even after (with the individual school ceremonies
that come later Monday morning), the campus will bustle with excited activity.
Interesting vignettes can be found all over campus.
For instance, the nursing school will hold its annual Woodruff Tea for
faculty, alumni, graduates and their families in its new building for
the first time. And Rep. Dan Miller (R-Fla.) MBA 65 will speak at
the business school awards ceremony Saturday at Glenn Auditorium, where
his son Daniel will be receiving an MBA.
Five are better
President Bill Chace added Lipstadt to the program early last month after
students expressed dissatisfaction when the original schedule did not
include a single keynote speaker.
Following the main ceremony, graduates and their families will scatter
across campus for their individual school ceremonies.
school shows off
This year, the nursing schools 61 undergraduate and 55 graduate
degree recipients will be the first class to receive its diplomas on nursing
school grounds. Previous ceremonies were held at the Anatomy/Physiology
That was one of the issues when planning our courtyard, said
Brenda Hascall, assistant director for academic affairs and services for
the nursing school. It was designed so that we could have our diploma
ceremony in our own backyard. There will be seating for 1,100, and
overflow seating will be available in the nursing school auditorium.
at Emory West
As in previous years, Director of Parking and Community Services Bill
Collier strongly suggested arriving on campus as early as possible.
President and Dr. JoAn Chace will host their annual open house at 11:30
a.m. on Saturday, May 12. Guests can meet Emorys deans and senior
administrators, as well as the Chaces, and tour the presidents residence.
Shuttle service to Lullwater will be available.
The full list of Commence-ment activities is detailed below. Information
also is available on the Commencement website at www.emory.edu/COMMENCEMENT.
The website also contains the Commencement inclement weather plan.
FRIDAY, MAY 11
Oxford College Baccalaureate
Service: 78:30 p.m. Oxford Old Church. Reception to follow.
Nursing School Pinning
Ceremony: 1 p.m. Glenn Auditorium, 404-727-7977.
Beta Gamma Sigma
Induction Ceremony: 23 p.m. Business school auditorium.
Nursing School Woodruff
Tea: 3 p.m. Nursing school building. 404-727-7977.
Business School Awards
Ceremony: 35 p.m. Glenn Auditorium. U.S. Rep. Dan Miller
(R-Fla.) 65 MBA, keynote speaker. 404-727-6644.
Business School BBA
Reception: 57 p.m. Houston Mill House. 404-727-8106.
Law School Hooding
Ceremony: 57 p.m. Gambrell Hall south lawn, reception
SUNDAY, MAY 13
10:45 a.m.: Dobbs Center. Shuttle service will be available to the Presidents
Open House and to the Fishburne and Michael Street decks. 404-727-6407.
Open House: 11:30 a.m.1:30 p.m. Lullwater House. Shuttle
service available to Fishburne and Michael Street decks.
School of Public
Health Reception: 24 p.m. Rita Anne Rollins Room, Grace
Crum Rollins Building. 404-727-3739.
Emory College Honors
Ceremony: 2:30 p.m. Glenn Auditorium, reception to follow on
the lawn. 404-727-6069.
School of Medicine: 35 p.m. WHSCAB Plaza. 404-727-5655.
Service of Sending
Forth, School of Theology: 4 p.m. Cannon Chapel, reception
to follow in Brooks Commons. 404-727-6153.
Business School Evening
MBA Reception: 46 p.m. Park Tavern restaurant. 404-727-4477.
Business School Full-time
MBA Reception: 57 p.m. Houston Mill House. 404-727-4477.
6 p.m. The King of Instruments Meets the Instrument of Kings.
Glenn Auditorium. Timothy Albrecht, organ, and Mark Hughes, trumpet, performing.
MONDAY, MAY 14
8 a.m. Quadrangle. Following the main Commencement ceremony, individual
school ceremonies will take place across campus.
Allied Health Professions:
9:45 a.m. WHSCAB Auditorium. Reception follow on the WHSCAB plaza.
9:45 a.m. Quadrangle.
9:45 a.m. Glenn Auditorium.
a.m. P.E. Center. Reception to follow in the Jenkins Courtyard of the
10:15 a.m. Church School Building Amphitheater. Reception to follow in
the Church School Building.
a.m. Gambrell Hall. Reception to follow on Gambrells west terrace.
10:30 a.m. School of Nursing Building. Reception to follow.
10:30 a.m. Rollins Plaza. Reception to follow in the Rollins Building.
Theology: 11:30 a.m. Glenn Auditorium. Reception prior to the ceremony (immediately following the Quadrangle ceremony) will be held in Brooks Commons at Cannon Chapel.