Video of Opening Convocation Now Available

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Video of the 88th Opening Convocation is now available for viewing. The Aug. 30 service at Duke Chapel was the first worship service of the academic year for students, faculty and staff.

Dean Richard B. Hays preached at the convocation service, which began with an academic procession of the faculty and selected senior administrative staff. The service also included a blessing of new faculty and staff, and a welcoming to the entering class of students.

Scott Himel D'12 and Sanetta Ponton D'12, co-coordinators of the Divinity Student Council, served as liturgist and lector, respectively. Wesley Brown, associate dean for external relations, also served as liturgist.

Note: The choir enters at 07:30, and the sermon begins at 26:05.