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President’s Opening Convocation marks start of Rockford University’s 167th Academic Year

Thursday, August 15, 2013  
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For immediate release – 8/23/13
Contact: Director of Communications Rita Elliott, 815-226-3374

President HeadRockford, Ill., – The 2013-2014 Rockford University academic year will formally begin with a traditional convocation that will take place on Friday, August 23, at 12 p.m., Maddox Theatre in the Rockford University Clark Arts Center. The formal opening convocation event has been held annually since 1851. This event includes an academic procession of faculty in traditional robes depicting their rank, with stoles representing their respective alma maters and degrees. Remarks at the event will be given by President Robert L. Head, Ph.D.

The event is free and open to the public however tickets are required. Clark Arts Center is accessible. For more information, contact the Rockford University Box Office at 815-226-4100.

The talk is part of the University’s Forum Series. To see the Fall 2013 series line-up visit:


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