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Faculty Convocation

Faculty Scholarship Week and
 Twenty-fifth Annual Faculty Convocation
April 16 - 20, 2012

Faculty Scholarship

The University Libraries with the support of the Friends of the Libraries sponsors Faculty Scholarship Week in collaboration with Academic Affairs and Special Events. During the period April 16 – April 20 faculty-authored material will be displayed in the rotunda of the McWherter Library.

Twenty-fifth Annual Faculty Convocation

President Shirley Raines and Provost Ralph Faudree invite you to participate in the Twenty-fifth Annual Faculty Convocation, Friday, April 20, 2012. This annual event honors outstanding faculty by granting the following awards:

  • Alumni Association Distinguished Research Awards;
  • Alumni Association Distinguished Teaching Awards;
  • Alumni Association Distinguished Advising Awards;
  • Thomas W. Briggs Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award;
  • Allen J. Hammond Presidential Service Award; and
  • Williard R. Sparks Eminent Faculty Award.

Award Winners for Faculty Convocation 2012 (click here)






Faculty Scholarship Week

Monday, April 16 - Friday, April 20

12:00 p.m.

McWherter Library Rotunda

Faculty Convocation Assemble and Robe

Friday, April 20

1:30 p.m.

Lobby, Administration Building

Convocation Processional

Friday, April 20

1:45 p.m.

Lobby, Administration Building

Faculty Convocation Ceremony

Friday, April 20

2:00 p.m.

Outdoor Area South of Theatre and Music Buildings


We will leave the Administration Building from the central doors, turn left and process past the fountain. We will then continue north past the McWherter Library and the Art Museum and on directly to the ceremony site located just south of the Theatre and Music Buildings.  A map is accessible at

Order of Procession by Group:
Mace Bearer -- Faculty Senate President
General Faculty
Retired Faculty
Faculty Award Winners (Not on Platform)

  • Vice Presidents
  • Vice Provosts
  • Academic Deans

Platform Party - Led by University Banners

  • Pronouncer
  • Award Recipients
  • Presenters
  • Provost
  • President

Faculty will leave the Convocation site in reverse order following the Platform Party.

There will be a reception in the Lobby of the McWherter Library immediately following the Convocation ceremony.



Regalia Orders:
To commemorate the University's Centennial, the Commencement Office and its vendor will offer regalia for all faculty members at a reduced rate of only $19.12. All orders must be made by the deadline and checks must be made to Graduate Supply House, when you pick up your order.

When you contact us, provide your full name, terminal Degree and institution, height, cap size (range from 20 to 24.5), do you need the regalia for Faculty Convocation, Commencement or both? Have you ordered in the past through our office?

Regalia pick up for Faculty Convocation (this is for those who ordered only for Faculty Convocation or Convocation and Commencement)

Wednesday, April 18th and Thursday, April 19th (8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) from 800 Wilder Tower
Payment via check only (No cash or credit cards)

Note from our vendor: When you place an order, it is your responsibility to pay. No cancellations allowed. Please ensure you will be in attendance to avoid paying for unneeded regalia.


Archive Faculty Convocations:

Faculty Convocation 2011

Faculty Convocation 2010

Faculty Convocation 2009

Faculty Convocation 2008

Faculty Convocation 2007

Faculty Convocation and Faculty Scholarship Week for 2012


Faculty Scholarship Week
April 16 - 20, 2012


Faculty Convocation
April 20, 2012

Map of Processional Route

  Details for U of M Faculty


Contact Us - For additional information please contact Director of Special Events, Susan Elliott at or 901.678.5582.
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