|Faculty, staff invited to academic convocation with Phil Jackson|
The University of North Dakota community is invited to attend two major events Monday, Aug. 25, in celebration of the 125th anniversary of the UND.
Phil Jackson ('67), UND alum and coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, will be presented an honorary Doctor of Letters degree at the UND opening academic convocation at 2 p.m. Aug. 25, at the Chester Fritz Auditorium. The academic convocation serves as the official opening of the 2008-09 academic year, and will be a special time for faculty and staff to hear from Jackson and see him presented with this academic honor.
Convocation literally means "coming together" and serves as a formal start to the academic calendar. Jackson will provide a short keynote address to assembled students and members of the campus community. There is no charge for the event, and seats are on a first come, first served basis. UND faculty and staff wishing to process in regalia should contact the Office of Ceremonies and Special Events at 777-2724.
Later that afternoon, Jackson will engage in an informal conversation with the community during a "Great Conversation." The event, which begins at 5 p.m. at the Chester Fritz Auditorium, is open to the public, and will feature a question and answer session with Jackson, moderated by Vice President for Student and Outreach Services Robert Boyd.
If you'd like to submit a question to ask Phil Jackson, you can fill out the form at http://www2.und.edu/our/125th/events.html .
For more information on this and other UND 125th events, visit our Web site at 125.und.edu.
-- Benjamin Klipfel, Marketing Coordinator, 125th Anniversary, firstname.lastname@example.org, 7-0857