Monday, August 22, 2011
As the new academic year begins, I hope you will make plans to join the entire University community for the MavsMeet Convocation. This is our seventh annual new student convocation, and it promises to be our best yet.
We urge you to join us at 4 p.m. this Wednesday, Aug. 24, in Texas Hall.
Our featured speaker this year is award-winning filmmaker Ya’Ke Smith, assistant professor in the Department of Art and Art History in the College of Liberal Arts. Dr. Pamela Jansma, dean of the College of Science, will serve as emcee.
Immediately following MavsMeet, I encourage you to join the platform party for a faculty and staff reception at the University Club in Davis Hall. Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.
Please join the festivities, help get our students off on the right foot, and start the new academic year in grand style. I hope you’ll be able to make it.
James D. Spaniolo