Convocation will take place on Tuesday, August 28, 2018, at 4 p.m. in Leffler Chapel. Convocation is the annual official opening ceremony for the academic year. Those recognized include: 2018-19 first-year students, faculty members who have been promoted and/or tenured (listed below) effective in the 2018-19 academic year, faculty award winners of the Kreider Prize for Teaching Excellence, the Ranck Prize for Research Excellence, and emergent scholars recognized at a celebration luncheon in March 2018.

Faculty Recognized for the 2018-19 academic year:

Ranck Prize for Research Excellence - professor April Kelly-Woessner (lecture presented March 28, 2018)

Kreider Prize for Teaching Excellence - professor Kurt DeGoede (lecture scheduled October 11, 2018)

Brenda Read-Daily — promoted to associate professor of engineering and tenured

Dmitriy Krichevskiy — promoted to associate professor of economics and tenured

Matthew Telleen — promoted to associate professor of communications and tenured

Oya Ozkanca — College professor of International Studies

Sylvia Morra — emeritus recognition