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President’s Opening Convocation marks start of 2011-2012 Academic Year

Tuesday, August 16, 2011  
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For immediate release – 8/16/11
Contact: Director of Communications Rita Elliott, 815-226-3374

Rockford, Ill., – The 2011-2012  Rockford College academic year will formally begin with a traditional convocation that will take place on Friday, August 26, at 12 p.m., in Maddox Theatre in the Rockford College Clark Arts Center. The 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 College Box Office at 815-226-4100.

The talk is part of the college’s Forum Series. To see the Fall 2011 series line-up visit:
http://www.rockford.edu/?ForumSeries.


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