Join the Lawrence Community for its 2021-2022 Convocation series.

Watch the Honors Convocation on Youtube on Friday, May 27 at 12:30 p.m.

Charles Austin Segrest Door to Remain: Community in Poetry's Threshold Friday, May 27, 2022

Honors Convocation Program

Friday, May 27, 2022
12:30 p.m.


Praeludium in E minor - Nicolaus Bruhns (1665-1697)
Daniel Schwandt
University Organist

Procession of the Faculty*

Prelude in F Major - Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel (1805-1847)
Daniel Schwandt
University Organist

Recognition of Students Elected to Honor Societies and Recipients of Awards and Prizes

Laurie A. Carter
Lawrence University President

Musical Selection

Splinter - Marc Mellits (b. 1966)
VI. River Birch
IV. Black Ash
VIII. Red Pine

Emily Zuniga, oboe
Georgia Chau, clarinet
Melanie Shefchik, alto saxophone
Jazzlyn Timper, bass clarinet
Nate Scott, bassoon

Introduction of Professor Charles Austin Segrest

Catherine Kodat
Provost and Dean of the Faculty


"Door to Remain: Community in Poetry's Threshold"
Charles Austin Segrest
Assistant Professor of English
Recipient of the 2022 Faculty Convocation Award


Trumpet Tune in C Major - David N. Johnson (1922-1987)
Daniel Schwandt
University Organist

*Please stand for the processional and the recessional

Charles Austin Segrest
Austin Segrest teaches classes in poetry writing and literature, as well as First-Year Studies. He is the author of the poetry collection, Door to Remain (UNT Press, 2022), winner of the Vassar Miller Poetry Prize. His poetry can be found in POETRY, Ploughshares, The Threepenny Review, The Yale Review, Ecotone, The Common, New England Review, and many other journals. His poetry criticism appears in APR, Poetry Northwest, 32 Poems, Southern Humanities Review, and Pleiades

An American Sign Language interpreter will be available and located near 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.