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Presidential Inauguration

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The Inauguration of President Christine Riordan

Adelphi is a modern, world-class metropolitan University. Founded in Brooklyn in 1896, Adelphi was one of the first coeducational institutions of higher education in New York State; in 1929, it became the first private coeducational institution of higher education on Long Island. Since then, more than 100,000 students have earned an Adelphi degree, leaving their mark on the University and the world beyond.

We are beginning the next chapter of the Adelphi story, and we invite you to join us to be part of it.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

1:00 p.m.
Center for Recreation and Sports
Campbell Lounges
A History of Adelphi University book reading by Adelphi faculty member Jennifer Fleischner, Ph.D.
7:00 p.m. 
Thomas Dixon Lovely Ballroom
Ruth S. Harley University Center

Capitol Steps, with opening act Paws and Rewind
(Admission is free but reservations are required.)

The Capitol Steps began as a group of U.S. Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. Since they began, the Capitol Steps has recorded over 30 albums, including its latest, Mock the Vote. The group has been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC and PBS, and can be heard twice a year on NPR (National Public Radio) stations nationwide during its Politics Takes a Holiday radio specials.

This year we are very pleased that Paws and Rewind, Adelphi’s student a cappella group, will be the opening act for the Capitol Steps.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

All Day
Lobby of Swirbul Library
Levermore’s Heirs: The Past Presidents of Adelphi exhibit
All Day
Across Campus on all Digital Signage

Defining the Modern University Through Scholarly and Creative Works: A Showcase of Student and Faculty Works

It is a tradition to share the research activity taking place across the academy. However, through this digital showcase, we are able to share research and creative works in an innovative way using dynamic digital tools.

A dynamic digital display of current faculty and student research will appear on all digital signage across the campus for the duration of inauguration weekend, and is also available to view online. It offers an overview of how today’s faculty and students—often collaborating together—are tackling current research challenges, and it raises awareness of the forward-looking activities taking place in our classrooms, studios and labs. This showcase illustrates to visitors, as well as our campus community, the ways Adelphi is defining what it means to be a modern metropolitan university engaged with local, regional, national and international issues. 

7:00 p.m.
Concert Hall, Performing Arts Center

Students Take the Stage: An Evening of Cross-Cultural Performances
Performances by Adelphi students

Friday, March 11, 2016

9:00 a.m.
Center for Recreation and Sports
Doors open
10:00 a.m.
Center for Recreation and Sports
Inauguration procession and ceremony begin
12:00 p.m.
Center for Recreation and Sports
Post-ceremony reception

Saturday, March 12, 2016

7:00 p.m.
The Garden City Hotel
President’s Gala

For further information, please contact:

Presidential Inauguration Committee
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