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A little sweat at commencement is sweet reminder of journey just taken

May 16, 2011

Associate Professor Lehnhof

Kent Lehnhof, Ph.D., associate professor of English, has published a personal essay about that rite of passage schools undergo this time of year – the commencement ceremony.

Recalling his first commencement as a faculty member in borrowed regalia, Lehnof writes: “When commencement day came, I dutifully donned my inherited attire, signed in with the events staff, and took my place in the faculty lineup. I was overcome with foreboding. I felt like the Sean Penn character in Dead Man Walking.”

To read the entire essay, visit the Chronicle of Higher Education website.

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