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Installation Ceremony

The Installation Ceremony 

The Chapel Chimes
Lawrence Archbold, professor of music
and Enid and Henry Woodward College Organist 

Inauguration Fanfare
“Fanfare on the Carleton Alma Mater” by Ronald Rodman
“Entrata Festiva” by Flor Peeters
Lynn Deichert, senior lecturer in trumpet, trumpet
Daniel Bergeson, director of auxiliary services & special projects, trumpet
Gwen Anderson, lecturer in French horn, horn
Ron Rodman, professor of music and director of the Carleton symphony band, trombone 

Academic Procession

John Schott, James Woodward Strong Professor of the Liberal Arts and the College Marshal
President Steven G. Poskanzer and Jack Eugster, Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Trustees Emeriti
Former Presidents of Carleton College
Platform Party
Delegates from Colleges, Universities, and Educational Organizations
Faculty Emeriti
Associate Professors
Assistant Professors
Administrative Officers 

“The Experience of Growing Up” by Howard Thurman
Carolyn Fure-Slocum ’82, chaplain

Jack Eugster ’67, chair, Board of Trustees 

David Anderson, president, St. Olaf College
Dana Wright ’95, president, Carleton Alumni Council
Michael Hemesath, professor of economics and president, Carleton faculty
Jinai Bharucha ’11, president, Carleton Student Association 

Inauguration Address
Hugo Sonnenschein, president emeritus
and distinguished service professor
University of Chicago 

Installation of Steven G. Poskanzer
Jack Eugster ’67, chair, Board of Trustees 

Presentation of the Insignia of the Office
Jack Eugster ’67, chair, Board of Trustees 

Steven Poskanzer 

The Alma Mater
“Carleton, Our Alma Mater”
Air: “Officer of the Day” by R.B. Hall

Selection from “Tintern Abbey” by William Wordsworth
Carolyn Fure-Slocum ’82, chaplain 

Grand Prelude in E-flat Major
by Johann Sebastian Bach
Lawrence Archbold, organ 

The Academic Procession

The Carleton academic procession is led by the College Marshal – the faculty member who has held the rank of professor longest time.  The members of the faculty march in order of seniority with ranks, beginning with faculty emeriti.  For inaugurations, the delegates representing other colleges, universities, and educational organizations march in order of the year in which their institution was founded.

The pageantry and dress of the academic procession have been inherited from the medieval universities of the 11th and 12th centuries where academic life began, first in the church then in the guilds.  The teaching guild was the guild of the Master of Arts.  The Bachelor was the apprentice of the Master, and the dress was the outward sign of privilege and responsibilities.

Principal features of academic dress are the gown, the cap, and the hood.  Early it became necessary for universities to set rules to preserve the dignity and the meaning of the academic dress.  Two English universities, Oxford and Cambridge, are particularly noted for the development of the authentic costume, which has changed only slightly through the centuries.

The gown originated in the 12th century.  While the flowing gown originally may have been worn as protection against the chill of unheated buildings, today it has become symbolic of the democracy of scholarship, for it covers any dress of rank or social standing underneath.  Gowns vary in the trimming and the design of the sleeves.  The doctoral gown has velvet facings down the front and three velvet chevrons on the bell-shaped sleeves.  These velvet trimmings may be black or the prescribed color of the academic area.  The master’s gown has oblong sleeves while the bachelor’s gown has long pointed sleeves.  Neither has trimming.  The bachelor’s gown is always worn closed; the master’s and doctoral gown may be worn open or closed.

When Roman law freed a slave, he won the privilege of wearing a cap.  The academic cap is a sign of freedom of scholarship as well as responsibility and dignity.  Old poetry records the cap of scholarship as square to symbolize the book.  The color of the tassel denotes the discipline.  The square black mortarboard is the recommended cap, although some schools have adopted other styles.  Doctors may wear a velvet cap with a gold tassel.

The hood identifies the level of the degree, the school that granted it, and the academic area.  The silk lining of the hood is the color or colors of the college or university, while the color of the edging of the hood represents the degree.

The mace carried by the College Marshal was designed by Alfred Hyslop, a Carleton art professor for 40 years and one of the Art Department’s original and most influential members.  He was the College Marshal for many years and designed the mace as a gift to the College upon his retirement in 1963.  The design is based on the College seal.

The President’s Medal

The Carleton presidential medallion worn today is the official symbol of office.  It was created in 1987 by art professor Timothy Lloyd for the inauguration of Carleton’s ninth president, Stephen R. Lewis Jr. and will be worn by each succeeding president.

In designing the medallion, Professor Lloyd looked to history for a symbol that would reflect academic traditions and their ecclesiastical origins, and also illustrate Carleton’s strengths in a meaningful and contemporary way.

The medallion uses traditional and modern metals, such as silver, gold, and anodized blue titanium, to symbolize Carleton’s colors, maize and blue.  The circle of the central element represents four areas of discipline:  the humanities, arts and literature, natural sciences, and social sciences.  The center circle and its division into four parts is central to the academic focus at Carleton.  While the four are divided, they are also fused again into a whole circle to represent the wholeness of knowledge.

The Platform Party

David Anderson became president of St. Olaf College in 2006, the eleventh president of the college since it was founded in 1874.  A native of La Crosse, Wisconsin, Anderson received his B.A. in English from St. Olaf and his Ph.D. in English from Boston College.  Before coming to St. Olaf, Anderson served as provost and professor of English at Denison University.

Jinai Bharucha ’11 is president of the Carleton Student Association, having previously served as vice president.  She had also served as a CSA senator and chaired the CSA Budget Committee, as well as being a member of the College Budget Committee.  Originally from Rochester, Minnesota, Bharucha is a senior majoring in political science.

Jack Eugster ’67, is chair of the Carleton Board of Trustees.  Majoring in chemistry while at Carleton, Eugster later earned an MBA from Stanford University.  Eugster was chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Musicland Stores Corporation, non-executive chairman of Shopko Stores Inc., and executive vice president and director of The Gap Stores before his retirement in 2001.  He is chairman of the board of directors for the Minnesota Orchestral Association and was on the board of overseers for the Carlson School of Management of the University of Minnesota.  Since 1992 he has been a member of Carleton’s Board of Trustees and became chairman of the board in 2008.

Carolyn Fure-Slocum ’82 has served as chaplain at Carleton since 1997.  Previously, she worked as a rural community organizer in southern Minnesota.  She graduated from the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California, in 1991, and then moved to Iowa City, where she served as a campus minister at the University of Iowa and as associate pastor at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).  She is ordained in the United Church of Christ.

Michael Hemesath is president of the Carleton faculty.  As professor of economics, Hemesath teaches international trade, health economics, and the economics of the former Soviet Union.  He has been active in incorporating the case method of teaching into several of his classes.  He has published research comparing attitudes towards markets in the U.S., Russia, and China.  He is also interested in economics education in the former Soviet Union.  Hemesath is deeply committed to off-campus studies programs, having directed three Associated Colleges of the Midwest programs in Krasnodor, Russia, and he has been faculty director for Carleton’s Economcis Seminar at Cambridge University five times.  He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University.

Hugo Sonnenschein is President Emeritus and Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago, where he teaches an undergraduate course in game theory and a graduate course in microeconomic theory.  He served as President of the University of Chicago from 1993 to 2000, during which time Steve Poskanzer served as his chief of staff.  Previous positions include provost of Princeton University and dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania.  He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Purdue University.

Dana Wright ’95 is president of the Carleton Alumni Association.  She received her M.S. degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and is currently the special projects coordinator for the Office of Diversity at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Presidents of the College

James W. Strong, 1870-1903
William H. Sallmon, 1903-1908
Donald J. Cowling, 1909-1945
Laurence M. Gould, 1945-1962
John W. Nason, 1962-1971
Howard R. Swearer, 1971-1977
Robert H. Edwards, 1977-1986
David H. Porter, 1986-1987
Stephen R. Lewis Jr., 1987-2002
Robert A. Oden Jr., 2002-2010

Inauguration Committee

Clara Hardy, committee chair, professor and chair of classical languages
Cindy Blaha, professor of physics and astronomy
Elsie Eslinger ’92, associate vice president and chief of staff to the president
Derek Fried ’93, alumni annual fund chair
Joe Hargis, associate vice president for external relations
Michael Hemesath, professor of economics and president of the faculty
Morgan Holmes ’11, student
Gary O’Brien P’08, ’10, '14 trustee
Noel Ponder, campus scheduling coordinator
Kerry Raadt, director of events
Ronald Rodman, professor of music
Naja Shabazz ’05, assistant director of alumni affairs
Melissa Thomas, special events associate
Sarah Titus, assistant professor of geology

Delegates from Colleges, Universities and Educational Organizations

The following delegates were selected by their institutions to represent them at the installation ceremony:

Harvard University, 1636
Rodney D. Hardy, MA

Yale University, 1701
Camilla Madson, MBA

University of Pennsylvania, 1740
Elizabeth J. Ciner, PhD

Washington and Lee University, 1749
David Braun, BA

Dickinson College, 1773
Robert Worthington, MA

Franklin & Marshall College, 1787
J. Samuel Houser, PhD
Secretary of the College

Hamilton College, 1793
John Roger Paas, PhD

The University of North Carolina, 1793
Suzanne Mitchell, BA

Williams College, 1793
Stephen R. Lewis, Jr., PhD

Union College, 1795
Robert Howe, MD

Middlebury College, 1800
Stacy Beckwith, PhD

University of Michigan, 1817
Charles Poskanzer, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Health, Emeritus

Amherst College, 1821
Richard Noer, PhD

Kenyon College, 1824
Kathryn Brechler Lake, AAS
Assistant to the President; Assistant Secretary to the Board and Corporation

Furman University, 1826
Kimberly Bass, MA

State University of New York – New Paltz, 1828
Don Christian, PhD
Interim President

Wesleyan University, 1831
Roger Jackson, PhD

Kalamazoo College, 1833
Jeffrey Pellegrom, BA

Oberlin College, 1833
Clara Hardy, PhD

Knox College, 1837
Roger Taylor, JD

Grinnell College, 1846
Raynard Kington, PhD

Ripon College, 1851
George Wittler, PhD
William Harley Barber Distinguished Professor of Biology

Monmouth College, 1853
Jon Kruse, PhD

Hamline University, 1854
Linda Hanson, EdD

Lake Forest College, 1857
Jeffrey Sundberg, PhD
Chair, Department of Economics and Business

St. John’s University, 1857
Scott Johnson, PhD
Professor of Political Science

Augustana College, 1860
Sarah Horowitz, MA
Special Collections Librarian

Luther College, 1861
William Craft, PhD
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College

Gustavus Adolphus College, 1862
John Clementson, PhD
Associate Provost and Dean of the Faculty

Swarthmore College, 1864
Betsey Buckheit, JD

Augsburg College, 1869
Paul Pribbenow, PhD

Wellesley College, 1870
Kathleen Galotti, PhD

Bethel University, 1871
James Barnes, EdD

State University of New York - Geneseo, 1871
Heather Klopchin, MFA

Doane College, 1872
Jonathan Brand, JD

Colorado College, 1874
Andrea Nixon, PhD

Macalester College, 1874
Kathleen Murray, PhD
Provost and Dean of the Faculty

St. Olaf College, 1874
David R. Anderson, PhD

Bryn Mawr College, 1885
Cheryl Bailey, MD

University of St. Thomas, 1885
Dennis Dease, PhD

Minnesota State University-Moorhead, 1887
Roland Barden, PhD
President Emeritus

Nebraska Wesleyan University, 1887
Frederik Ohles, PhD

Pomona College, 1887
Bart Clarke, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine

Barnard College, 1889
Barbara Cohen, BA

University of Chicago, 1890
Hugo Sonnenschein, PhD
President Emeritus and Distinguished Service Professor

Concordia College, 1891
Margaret O'Leary, PhD

Concordia University, 1893
Robert Holst, PhD

William Mitchell College of Law, 1900
Eric Janus, JD
President and Dean

St. Catherine University, 1905
Brian Bruess, PhD
Vice President of Enrollment Management and Dean of Students

The College of St. Scholastica, 1912
Beth Dornholdt, EdD

Rice University, 1912
Richard Zansitis, JD
Vice President and General Counsel

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, 1912
James M. Bedtke, MBA
Vice President of the College

College of Saint Benedict, 1913
MaryAnn Baenninger, PhD

Scripps College, 1926
Kathryn Hood Pluhar, BA
Trustee and Alumna

Claremont McKenna College, 1946
Stephen Armstrong, MM

Minnesota Private College Council, 1948
Paul Cerkvenik, JD

State University of South Florida, 1956
Judy Genshaft, PhD

Associated Colleges of the Midwest, 1958
Christopher Welna, PhD

United Theological Seminary, 1962
Mary McNamara, MDiv