Convocation

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Convocation kicks off the new academic year — and kicks class spirit into high gear.

CONVOCATION

September 7, 2020

11:00 a.m.

Presented Live Via Zoom

PROCESSIONAL
The Five College West African Music Ensemble

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
Kijua Sanders-McMurtry

Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer

WELCOME
Karena Strella ’90

Chair of the Mount Holyoke College Board of Trustees

ADDRESS
Sonya Stephens

President

REMARKS
Olivia Aguilar

Leslie and Sarah Miller Director of the Miller Worley Center
for the Environment and Associate Professor of Environmental Studies

MUSICAL PERFORMANCE
Goodnight Song” by K. Fitzgerald, H. Johnson, and J. Spriggs, Class of 1917

Mount Holyoke Convocation Choir
Rachel Feldman, Visiting Lecturer in Music and Visiting Director of Choral Studies

GREETINGS
Wendy Rua,’94, Staff Council Representative

Maya Sopory,’22, President, Student Government Association

CLOSING
Sonya Stephens

“ALMA MATER”
Mount Holyoke Choir

Lyrics by Gertrude Brady Murphy, Class of 1914
Music by Gladys Pratt, Class of 1914

RECESSIONAL
The Five College West African Music Ensemble

 

ALMA MATER

Oh Mount Holyoke we pay thee devotion,

In the fervor of youth that is strong.

The courage of right is thy garland,

Our lives, Alma Mater, thy song.

So from east and from west now we gather,

And united in firm love to thee,

All years are as one, and their loyal pledge,

Mount Holyoke forever shall be,

Mount Holyoke forever shall be.

 

Thro’ the heart of a new day’s endeavor,

Breathes the life of the old days that live,

For what thou hast given we honor,

But we love thee for what we can give.

So when soft in a whisper thou callest,

For the treasures unlocked by thy key,

Our achievements, our hopes, and our glorious faith

Shall answer, Mount Holyoke, to thee,

Shall answer, Mount Holyoke, to thee.

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Monday, September 7 at 11:00am

Virtual Event
Event Type

Deadlines & Important Dates

Event Topic

Community

Event Audience

Students, Faculty, Staff

Tags

Sophomore Re-Orientation, FALL-2020

Website

https://www.mtholyoke.edu/convocation

Cost

free

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YingXuan Bian

YingXuan Bian left a positive review 9/6/2020

Really nice! Photo, Acapella, African drum!

Rebecca Beauchamp

Rebecca Beauchamp left a positive review 9/6/2020

I loved it! Please stream post covid MHC events as well. I have one additional message I hoped to see but didn't: please remind white women to check in with their black friends and other WOC friends, and expat friends, to support them more in this time. We care, but sometimes we need to have things spelled out for us. Maybe young people now are more worldly and don't need to hear it. If they do, please remind them.

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