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University of Dayton Convocation 2008


Presiding Daniel J. Curran President of the University Tim Wilbers, University Marshal, Department of Music

Processional R. Alan Kimbrough, Director, Pre-Law Program

Welcoming Remarks Bree Quinn, Academic Integration and Engagement Executive

Invocation Fr. Paul Marshall, Rector

National Anthem Jessica Cole, Student, Music Therapy

President’s Comments President Daniel J. Curran

Recognition of New Faculty Joseph E. Saliba, Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Educational Affairs

Challenges of Academic Engagement School of Education and Allied Professions - Thomas J. Lasley, II, Dean Eric Krissek, Student, Adolescent to Young Adult Education and Mathematics School of Engineering - Malcolm W. Daniels, Interim Dean Gordon Schweitzer, Student, Mechanical Engineering College of Arts and Sciences - Paul H. Benson, Dean Caryl NuĂąez, Student, Political Science School of Business Administration - Matthew D. Shank, Dean Katie Sunday, Student, International Business and Marketing

SGA Welcome and Explanation of the Honor Code Emi Hurlburt, President, Student Government Association

Pinning Ceremony President Daniel J. Curran Interim Provost Joseph E. Saliba

School Anthem Jacquelyn Schneider, Student, Music Education and Vocal Performance

Recessional R. Alan Kimbrough, Director, Pre-Law Program


The University of Dayton Academic Honor Code: A Commitment to Academic Integrity I understand that as a student of the University of Dayton, I am a member of our academic and social community, I recognize the importance of my education and the value of experiencing life in such an integrated community, I believe that the value of my education and degree is critically dependent upon the academic integrity of the university community, and so In order to maintain our academic integrity, I pledge to: Complete all assignments and examinations by the guidelines given to me by my instructors, Avoid plagiarism and any other form of misrepresenting someone else’s work as my own Adhere to the Standards of Conduct as outlined in the Academic Honor Code. In doing this, I hold myself and my community to a higher standard of excellence, and set an example for my peers to follow.


Academic Costumes The tradition of academic costumes dates all the way back to the middle ages. In America, academic costume follows a uniform code drawn up by a special commission in 1895. The code has three main parts: caps, gowns and hoods. The tassel on each cap may be black, colored or gold. Black can mean any degree, while a color will signify the degree that faculty member was granted. A gold tassel signifies doctors or governing officials of an institution. The gowns are usually black and come in three different styles: bachelor’s, master’s and doctor’s. The gowns get more elaborate with each level of degree. The hood alone signifies the level of degree, the faculty in which it was given and the institution which awarded it. Again, the hoods get more elaborate with each level of degree. The colored trimming identifies the subject of the degree awarded. The institution which awarded the degree is indicated by the colored lining. Those with a degree awarded by the University of Dayton, get hoods lined with cardinal red silk crossed by a Columbia blue chevron. The colors most often seen in a University of Dayton procession are: White Arts, Letters, Humanities

Pink Music

Drab Commerce, Accountancy, Business

Apricot Nursing

Light Blue Education Orange Engineering Brown Fine Arts Purple Law Lemon Library Science

Dark Blue Philosophy Sage Green Physical Education Golden Yellow Science Scarlet Theology

University of Dayton Convocation 2008  
University of Dayton Convocation 2008  

College of Arts and Sciences - Paul H. Benson, Dean Caryl Nuñez, Student, Political Science The University of Dayton Academic Honor Code: A...

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