Inaugural Ceremony

Brass Quintet: “Gloria”
from Lord Nelson Mass, arr. Walter Barnes
George Moose ’66
Keith A. Jantzen ’80
Iris Mackenzie: “Wild Geese” by Mary Oliver (2004)
From the Students
Eva Hill ’22
From the Faculty
Vida Praitis
From the Alumni
Lester Alemán ’07
From the Staff
Sarah Smith
From the Community
Julie Gosselink
Roman Mackenzie: Two Old English Riddles, Exeter Book
author unknown (late 10th century),
trans. Craig Williamson in A Feast of Creatures (2011)
Choral Selection
Grinnell Singers: “Hold Fast to Dreams”
Written by Langston Hughes; Music by Joel Thompson
Conductor: John Rommereim; Pianist: Marlys Grimm
Oliver Mackenzie: Excerpts from Gaston Bachelard
Poetics of Space (1964), trans. Maria Jolas from La poétique de l’espace (1958)
Investiture of the President
Michael Kahn ’74
The President’s Response
Anne F. Harris
The Inaugural Address
Anne F. Harris: “The Future of a Shared Past”
Trish Fitzgibbons Anderson ’80
Brass Quintet: “Humanitas et Veritas”
composed by John Rommereim

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