Convocation Calligraphy

Convocation Ceremony

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at the Nalanda Events Center
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Convocation is Naropa's traditional ceremony, occurring once a year in the beginning of the fall semester, during which we come together as students and teachers to celebrate the start of another academic year. During convocation, we create and join a community that welcomes each moment whole-heartedly with beginner's mind, so that we might gently wake each other up, all year long.

Lhasang: John Weber // Administrative Specialist, School of the Arts

Welcome: Matt Peterson // Director of Student Life & Title IX Coordinator

Bow and Invocation: Zvi Ish Shalom // Assistant Professor, Humanities and Interdisciplinary Studies

Welcome to the Year: Janet M. Cramer // Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs

Welcome from the President: Charles G. Lief // President

Contemplative Education and CACE: Judith Simmer-Brown // Professor, Humanities and Interdisciplinary Studies

Spontaneous Poem: J'Lyn Chapman // Visiting Instructor, Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics

Introduction of New Faculty: Barbara Dilley // Core Faculty, School of the Arts

Formal Opening of the Academic Year: Charles G. Lief // President