President’s Opening Convocation marks start of Academic Year
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
For immediate release – 8/20/14
Contact: Director of Communications Rita Elliott, 815-226-3374
Rockford, Ill., – The 2013-2014 Rockford University academic year will formally begin with
the President’s Opening Convocation on Friday, August 21, at 12 p.m., Maddox Theatre in the Rockford University Clark Arts Center, 5050 East State Street, Rockford. 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 Opening Convocation is also marks the start of the University’s Fall Forum Series. 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.
To see the entire Fall 2014 series line-up visit: http://www.rockford.edu/? ForumSeries