2008 Baccalaureate
posted by: William D. Adams <president@colby.edu>, on: Sun, May 25, 2008


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In his baccalaureate address to the Class of 2008 Saturday, President William Adams confessed to harboring a lifelong desire to be Tom Waits and eight-years longing to enter the Mr. Colby contest. In the 20-minute talk, which was a hit with students and parents, Adams praised the soon-to-be grads for being "smart, engaged, articulate, thoughtful, and able to think critically and creatively... the most valuable attributes in any kind of work."

Total Time: 44:54

0:00
Invocation
Reverend Ronald E. Morrell, Sr., Protestant Chaplain

1:20
Musical Selection | Duet from Act II, "Cosi fan tutte" for soprano and tenor, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1759-1791)
Dori M. Smith '08, soprano
Robert D. Underwood-Halpern '08, tenor
Emily A. Wolf '10, piano

6:35
Reading | "Eagle Poem" by Joy Harjo
Patrician A. Onion, Professor of English

8:05
Musical Selection | "Mariner's Waltz" by Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
arranged and reharmonized by David und Davidson
Avram J. David '08, guitar
John H. Davidson '08, drums
Carl Dimow, music associate, guitar

13:20
Responsive Reading | "I'm nobody! Who are you?" by Emily Dickinson and "The Last Bargain" by Rabindranath Tagore
Cristian Vesa '08, Class Marshal

15:25
Baccalaureate Address
William D. Adams, President

41:25
Anthem | "America," text by Samuel Francis Smith (1808-1895)

43:30
Benediction
Brother Rex Anthony Norris, SSF, Campus Catholic Minister

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