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Ron Sharp, Dean of the Faculty and Professor of English, delivered the Spring Convocation address, "Sitting on a Bench," April 30, 2008


April 30, 2008 at 3:30pm in The Chapel


(All standing)
Sonata in G Major: Allegro maestoso
Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
Gail Archer, college organist

The Convocation Choir

“i thank You God for most this amazing day”
Eric Whitacre
Text by e.e. cummings
Christine Howlett, director of choral activities


Catharine Bond Hill, president, Vassar College
Read text of President Hill's remarks

Remarks and Presentation of the 2008 Banner to the President of the Senior Class

Matthew Kavanagh ’01
Colin Sanders, president, Class of 2008


Sam Charner ’08, president, V.S.A.
Read text of Sam Charner's remarks

Convocation Address

Ronald A. Sharp, Dean of the Faculty and Professor of English
Sitting on a Bench
Read text of Dean Sharp's address

The Convocation Choir and Community

Gaudeamus Igitur, Arr. Geer/Bartholomew


Praeludium in G Minor  
Dieterich Buxtehude (1637-1707)
Gail Archer, college organist

Immediately following convocation, the bell atop Main will be ready for you to ring. Line up on the fifth floor of Main.

Posted by Office of Communications Wednesday, April 23, 2008