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President and Provost invite campus to Founders Day celebration

President Roderick J. McDavis and Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit cordially invite you to join them for the 2011 Founders Day Commemoration celebrating Ohio University’s distinguished faculty, national award-winning scholars and more than two centuries of academic excellence.

The celebration will be held Thursday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Baker University Center Theater. Please arrive to be seated by 6:50 p.m.
All are invited to wear an item of green on Founders Day as a reflection of our shared pride in Ohio University’s past, present and future.

The event will commence with a welcome by McDavis at 7 p.m., followed at 7:15 p.m. by a video presentation produced by students in the Honors Tutorial College. This video features students and faculty who represent the remarkable achievements taking place at Ohio University.

This will be followed by the Founders Day Concert featuring School of Music faculty members Michael Carrera on cello and William Averill on piano at 7:30 p.m.

OHIO community members are also invited to the Distinguished Professor Lecture on Friday, Feb. 18 at 7:30 in the Margaret M. Walter Hall Rotunda. Please arrive to be seated by 7:30 p.m.
Charles Smith, 2010 Distinguished Professor, from the School of Theater, will give his lecture titled “Helen Keller, Aliens, and WikiLeaks: How Theatre Helps Define Our Place in the World.”

To view the invitation please click here (PDF).

Accessibility for Founders Day

Anyone needing a sign language interpreter or any other accommodation for effective communication for the Founders Day celebrations should contact Caitlin Barnhardt at (740)593-4004 by 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 14.