I spent an important hour with our class stewards yesterday. It was a survey covering everything from the Bicentennial Anniversary to the D.Ed.Min in Hong Kong. There was some interest in the news story about voting registration that appeared on NPR yesterday morning. It was lovely to see so many friends back home.
Home is, of course, the heart of the convocation experience. For our Academic Convocation, we will honor five giants in their field. The liturgy will classic; the music will be special; and the Faculty will process. It is a lovely moment when the existing community connects with a wider community to celebrate our VTS connection. Do please come to the service tonight.
As guests gather, I do want to alert all our guests to some important news. Yesterday Nathan Neufer on the grounds staff found a Black Widow Spider near a bench, which was in front of Addison. Perhaps it is the humidity and the moisture, but we do need to be alert to our surroundings. Before taking a seat do check. Please be safe and careful as you enjoy the warm weather and the campus.
The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D Dean and President