Join the Lawrence Community for its 2022-2023 Convocation series.

Watch the Matriculation Convocation on Youtube on Friday, September 16 at 12:30 p.m.

President Laurie Carter

Time to Shine

Friday, September 16, 2022

12:30 p.m.


Prelude in C Major, BWV 547
J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
Daniel Schwandt, university organist

Procession of the Faculty*

Cortège, op. 171, no. 9
Cécile Chaminade (1857-1944)
Daniel Schwandt, university organist
Julie McQuinn, associate professor of music and faculty marshal

Welcome Week Musical Selection

Hine ma tov
arr. Neil Ginsberg (b. 1969)
Welcome Week Choir
Directed by Stephen Sieck, associate professor of music and co-director of Choral Studies and Phillip Swan, associate professor of music and co-director of Choral Studies
Rebecca Reynolds, flute

Land Acknowledgement 

Brigetta Miller ’89, associate professor of music

Welcome, Announcement of the 2022-2023 Convocation Series and Introduction of President Laurie Carter

Madera Allan, associate professor of Spanish and chair of the Public Events Committee


"Time to Shine"
President Laurie Carter

Closing Words

Linda Morgan-Clement
Julie Esch Hurvis Dean of Spiritual and Religious Life and Chaplain to the University


Fanfare and Chorale
Calvin Fuller (b. 1943)
Daniel Schwandt, university organist

*Please stand for the processional and the recessional

President Laurie Carter
Laurie A. Carter most recently served as president of Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania, where her tenure focused on prioritizing student success, telling the university’s story, building a relationship with the community, enhancing overall quality, and strengthening diversity and inclusion. Her extensive leadership experience in higher education also extends to Eastern Kentucky University and The Juilliard School.

Learn more about President Carter

An American Sign Language interpreter will be available on the stage.

Please refrain from talking during all musical selections.

As a courtesy to the artists and to those in attendance, please be aware that sounds such as whispering and the rustling of programs and cellophane wrappers are magnified in the hall.

Please turn off all cell phones, pagers and other electronic devices during convocations. Convocations may not be recorded, photographed or broadcast without the written consent of the speaker and Lawrence University.

Upcoming Convocations:

Friday, January 27, 2023, 12:30 p.m.
Anthony Jack, sociologist, assistant professor of education at Harvard University and author of The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges are Failing Disadvantaged Students

Friday, May 26, 2023, 12:30 p.m.
Honors Convocation
Madera Allan, associate professor of Spanish
Connie Kassor, associate professor of Religious Studies