Texas A&M University will hold its 1999 Academic Convocation on Oct. 7 at 3 p.m. in the Rudder Theater. This year's convocation will celebrate Texas A&M's academic community, with special emphasis on welcoming new faculty and recognizing others for their contributions to the university. The program features an address by Peter Magrath, president of the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges. Magrath's address, "Serving and Empowering People in the New Millennium," will emphasize that in the 21st century, universities which adapt to changing times and new ideas in order to fulfill their mission of service will be of the greatest benefit to society. A special highlight of this year's event will be a processional of faculty in academic regalia, to the accompaniment of brass fanfares, from the Cushing Library to Rudder Theater.
For additional information, contact Nancy Sawtelle in the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, (409) 845-4016.