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2013 Commencement Convocation program

May  20, 2013

Sunday, May 19, 2013

3 p.m.

i wireless Center, Moline, Illinois


Augustana Symphonic Band, James M. Lambrecht Conductor

Festmarsch from “Tannhäuser” Richard Wagner, transcribed by Robert W. Rumbelow

Invocation, Kristen Glass Perez, college chaplain


Augustana Choir, Jon Hurty Conductor

Schönster Herr Jesu arranged by F. Melius Christiansen


Fair are the meadows, fairer the woodlands, Robed in flow’rs
of blooming spring: Jesus is fairer, Jesus is purer, He makes our
sorrowing spirit sing. Beautiful Savior! Lord of the nations!
Son of God and Maria’s son! I will love you, I will honor you,
My soul, joy and Crown!

Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal Alice Parker

By the Mighty Mississippi Jack Rasley

Welcoming Remarks

Steven C. Bahls, president

Introduction of Commencement Speaker

Kim M. Brunner, chairman of the board of trustees


The Honorable Thomas L. Kilbride, chief justice, Illinois Supreme Court

From the Class of 2013, Remarks on Behalf of the Graduating Class

Moselle Singh

Presentation of Class Gift

Matthew Mordini

Concert Piece

Augustana Symphonic Band, Danzón No. 2, Arturo Márquez, transcribed by Oliver Nickel

Conferring of the Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree

The Honorable Thomas L. Kilbride, chief justice of the Illinois Supreme Court
Degree presented by Christopher Whitt, professor of political science

Don Wooten, founder and former general manager, Augustana Public Radio
Degree presented by Wendy Hilton-Morrow, professor of communication Studies

Kim M. Brunner, ahairman of the Augustana College Board of Trustees
Degree presented by Randall Hengst, professor of education

Retiring Faculty

Recognition by Pareena Lawrence, vice president of academic affairs, dean of the college

Thomas Mayer, professor of history
Norman Moline, professor of geography
Larry Scott, professor of Scandinavian
Patricia Shea, assistant professor of education
Kim Vivian, professor of German

Honor Classes

Steven C. Bahls, president

Presentation and Recognition of Candidates for Baccalaureate Degree

(See list of Candidates)

Steven C. Bahls, president
Pareena Lawrence, vice president of academic affairs, dean of the college
Kristin Douglas, assistant dean
Liesl A. Fowler, registrar


Kristen Glass Perez, college chaplain


Augustana Symphonic Band, Coronation March Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, transcribed by John Boyd

College Marshal

Randall Hengst, Faculty Senate chair

Flag Bearers

Chase Matzinger
Kierra Smith


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