Convocation Schedule Announced

Posted: April 25, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Dave Andrews

Convocation ceremonies for individual academic units will begin Thursday, May 17, at 10 a.m. The following are dates, times, locations and speakers for the convocations. The university’s Commencement for all graduates will be held Saturday, May 19, at 10 a.m. in the Patriot Center.

Thursday, May 17

  • New Century College—10 a.m., Concert Hall. Speaker: Laura Rendón, chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Iowa State University, College of Human Sciences
  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences (undergraduate)—1:30 p.m., Patriot Center. Speaker: Edward Ayers, dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia and president-elect at the University of Richmond
  • College of Science (undergraduate)—2 p.m., Concert Hall. Speaker: Maxine Singer, senior scientific advisor at the Carnegie Academy for Science Education
  • Volgenau School of Information Technology and Engineering—6 p.m., Patriot Center. Speaker: Katherine Clark, former CEO of Landmark Systems Corporation
  • College of Science and College of Humanities and Social Sciences (graduate)—7 p.m., Concert Hall. Speaker: Eric Garland, author and strategic advisor

Friday, May 18

  • College of Health and Human Services—11 a.m., Patriot Center. Speaker: N. Lynn Gerber, professor and director of the Chronic Illness and Disability Center, George Mason University
  • School of Recreation, Health and Tourism—12 p.m., Dewberry Hall. Speaker: Robert Ruhling, professor of Recreation, Health and Tourism, George Mason University
  • College of Visual and Performing Arts—2 p.m., Concert Hall. Performances: Brass of the George Mason University Wind Symphony
  • School of Management—4 p.m., Patriot Center. Speakers: Students John Gallagher, Shawnte Cox and David Ferris
  • School of Public Policy—7 p.m., Concert Hall. Speaker: James Renick, senior vice president for programs and research at the American Council on Education

Saturday, May 19

  • Commencement (all students)—10 a.m., Patriot Center. Speaker: Virginia Gov. Timothy Kaine
  • College of Education and Human Development—2 p.m., Patriot Center. Speaker: Stephanie Lee, senior policy advisor for the National Down Syndrome Society Policy Center
  • School of Law—2 p.m., Concert Hall. Speaker: Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III, federal judge of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution—2:30 p.m., Harris Theater. Speaker: Rep. James Moran (D-Va.)

There will be a student commencement rehearsal on Wednesday, May 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Patriot Center. The rehearsal is recommended; however, attendance is not required.

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