Schools and universities across the country are grappling with the idea of opening up the doors to students come fall, but early reports indicate some problematic obstacles, causing many to postpone in-person classes and remain remote.
In a sea of graduates donned in caps and gowns, only a few truly stand out. You notice the brightly-colored cords, draping stoles, and distinctive medallions, but what do they mean? What did the graduate do to earn those? We’re taking a look at a few of the more widely-known honors and the meaning behind them.
Despite it being the end of July, graduation season is still going strong and will be straight through the rest of 2020 due to COVID19 derailing spring plans (is 2020 over yet?!). Traditions are pretty much out the window for the Class of 2020, but that doesn’t mean certain aspects of the ceremony need to change, like the music!
Commencement ceremonies hold a lot of tradition, and we’ve previously discussed a few of them, including the history of the attire right down to why graduates toss part of that attire in the air. But there’s one little, yet defining tradition that happens right before the caps fly in the air: the turning of the tassel.
The weekend of Father’s Day in June is traditionally a popular time for high school graduation ceremonies nationwide. It’s only fitting that the two be lumped together as a way to honor both the graduate and one of the role models who played a part in guiding him/her to the finish line.
We’ve all heard it, the song that’s synonymous with commencement ceremonies. You’re probably singing it in your head right now. "Pomp and Circumstance," better known as “the graduation song” has been heard at the start of graduation ceremonies for decades -- but how did it come to be?
With the threat of Coronavirus still a reality, high schools and universities around the country have made quick and creative changes to commencement ceremonies so seniors can celebrate their much-deserved accomplishments. June marks one of the busiest months for graduations, so we’re taking a look at The Class of 2020: As Seen in Pictures. Click the images for full stories.
The honor society, Kappa Mu Epsilon, was founded in 1931 by Dr. Emily Kathryn Wyant for the sole purpose of promoting mathematics excellence for undergraduate students and to “develop an appreciation for the beauty in mathematics.”
Founded in 1949 at Michigan State University, Sigma Lambda Chi “offers students the opportunity to be recognized locally and internationally for their academic accomplishments as a construction major.”
It’s Inauguration Day, an important moment in American history. The United States has a new president and vice president in Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Kamala D. Harris who were both sworn in this morning at the US Capitol. But, before this team embarked on their journey to the White House, they were students! Both President Biden and Vice President Harris were active students at their colleges and members of campus organizations. In honor of today, we’re taking a look at two of those organizations: Omicron Delta Kappa and Alpha Kappa Alpha.
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