Alumni Convocation

Alumni Convocation Schedule

2018 Alumni Convocation
Schedule Overview

Monday, October 8

6:00 p.m. - Alumni Reunion Classes and Class Stewards Reception
(Scott Lounge)
6:30 p.m. - Alumni Reunion Classes and Class Stewards Dinner

Tuesday, October 9

7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. - Registration (Welcome Center)
Continental Breakfast available.                                               
8:00 a.m. -  Holy Eucharist 
The Rev. Melody Knowles, Ph.D., Celebrant
The Rev. Mark Jefferson, Preacher 
(Immanuel Chapel)

9:30 a.m. - Buses depart for off-site Visit to Dadian Gallery
Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC

Noon - Buses arrive back on campus from gallery visit

12:00-1:15 p.m. - Lunch served in the Refectory

1:00-1:40 p.m. - Artists’ Talk: Singing the Lord's Song in a Strange Land
Art by Heidi Christensen ‘07 and Margaret Adams Parker (VTS Adjunct Instructor, 1991-present)

2:00 p.m. - Opening Plenary Session with Keynoter Brian ClarkeArchitectural Artist, Stained Glass Artist, and Painter
Art and ‘Sacred’ Space
(Immanuel Chapel)

3:45-4:15 p.m. - Alumni Association Business Meeting
(Multipurpose Room, lower level of Addison)

4:15-5:00 p.m. - Opportunity for small group conversations

Book signing opportunity for A Man Called Mark: The Life of Bishop Mark Dyer, with Amy Dyer and author Tom Linthicum 
(lower level of Addison)

5:15 p.m. - Academic Convocation Evensong with Sermon and
Awarding of Honorary Degrees                                                                 
Preacher:  AAEC President, the Rev. Ginny Wilder, ‘12
(Immanuel Chapel)

6:00 p.m. - Convocation Reception with heavy hors-d'oeuvres

Wednesday, October 10
8:00 -11:00 a.m. - Registration (Addison Academic Center)
Continental Breakfast available.

8:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist with the Celebration of the Naming of The Rev. Pauli Murray Apartment Building
(Immanuel Chapel and Pauli Murray Building)

9:30 a.m. - Concurrent Sessions:
  • Art for our Sanctuaries: Theological, Pastoral, and Practical Considerations with Peggy Parker, VTS Adjunct Instructor

  • Allan Rohan Crite: A discussion of the artist and his artwork on display in the Bishop Payne Library with members of the Bishop Payne Library Staff, and the African American Episcopal Historical Collection staff

  • A Man Called Mark: The Life of Bishop Mark Dyer with Amy Dyer and Tom Linthicum.  Hear from author Tom Linthicum and Amy Dyer about the book and the life of Bishop Dyer.
10:45 a.m. - Break

11:00 a.m. - Closing Plenary with Kiki McGrath, Curator, Dadian Gallery
Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC
Embodied Theology: Art and Praxis
(Immanuel Chapel)

12:30 p.m. - Convocation Adjournment /Lunch

1:00 p.m. - VTS Forum with Dean Robert Willis, Canterbury Cathedral
Sponsored by FOCCUS: Friends of Canterbury Cathedral in the U.S.
(Lettie Pate Evans Meeting Room, lower level of Addison)
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