Schedule

Wednesday, September 15, 1999

UT Birthday Celebration

11:50 a.m. • Main Mall

Members of The University community and guests will pause at the Tower to join in the festivities—brief remarks, celebratory music, the pageantry of the large Texas flag being unfurled off the Main Building, birthday cake, and more. Coordinated by the Texas Exes Student Chapter.

State of The University Address

1:30 p.m. • Jessen Auditorium, Homer P. Rainey Hall

President Faulkner will present his second annual State of The University Address, an assessment of The University at its 116th anniversary and an outline of plans and prospects for the institution in the early years of the new millennium.

Symposium: The Open Tower

2:00 p.m. • Jessen Auditorium, Homer P. Rainey Hall

Not just an edifice, the Tower is a symbol of The University and what we want The University to be. Immediately following Dr. Faulkner’s State of The University Address, a panel of faculty, staff, students, and alumni will celebrate The University’s 116th birthday with reflections on the Tower’s real and symbolic past and share their hopes for its future.

Moderator
Dr. Teresa A. Sullivan
Vice President and Dean of Graduate Studies

Panelists
Dr. Susana Alemán
Assistant Dean • School of Law

Dr. Michael L. Benedikt
Roland Gommel Roessner Centennial Professor in Architecture

Dr. Rosa A. Eberly
Assistant Professor • Department of Rhetoric and Composition

Dr. Kenneth E. Foote
Professor of Geography

Reactors
Mr. John S. Chase, FAIA
President and Chief Executive Officer
John S. Chase, F.A.I.A., Architect, Inc. Houston, Texas
M.Arch '52*Distinguished Alumnus Award Recipient, 1992
Chairman of the Ex-Students' Association

Ms. Denise Gobert, Doctoral Candidate
Department of Health Education and Kinesiology

Ms. Sharon Yeh, Senior
Chemical Engineering Honors and Plan II Honors Program

Guests are invited to a reception following the symposium.

Tower Concert Program

South Steps of the Main Building
Wednesday, September 15, 1999
7:00 p.m.

University of Texas Chamber Singers, Craig Hella Johnson, Director
University of Texas Wind Ensemble, Jerry F. Junkin, Director
Tom Anderson, Carilloneur

CARILLON CONCERT

TOWER CONCERT

Camelot Fanfare     arr. John Edmonds
Trumpeters from UIL Region 18 and Members of the Longhorn Band

King Heinrich's Call from Lohengrin     Richard Wagner, arr. John Bourgeois*

Simple Gifts     arr. by Larry Fleming

WELCOMING REMARKS BY DR. FAULKNER
Southern Harmony     Donald Grantham**
     The Midnight Cry
          Reading selected from R. L. Batts Dedication of Buildings at the Fiftieth Anniversary of
          the University of Texas.
April 29, 1933.
     Wondrous Love
          Reflections on "What the Tower Means to Me" by members of the graduating class of 1999.
     Exhilaration
          Impressions on "What the Tower Symbolizes to Me" by members of the incoming class of 1999.
     The Soldier's Return
DRAWING FOR THE INAUGURAL TOWER TOUR
Country Gardens     Percy Grainger
     Brad Kent, conductor

The Merry King     Percy Grainger

A Gaelic Blessing     John Rutter

Worthy to Be Praised     Byron J. Smith

REOPENING OF THE TOWER OBSERVATION DECK***
The Eyes of Texas     arr. Jerry Bilik

The Battle Hymn of the Republic     arr. Peter Wilhouskey

The Eyes of Texas     arr: Randol Alan Bass

CARILLON CONCERT

*This evening's performance is the World Premier of this arrangment by Col. John Bourgeois, Director Emeritus of the United States Marine Corp Band.

**Dr. Grantham is Professor of Music and Head of the Division of Theory and Composition in the School of Music.

***Members of the audience chosen in the drawing and selected representatives from the UT Community will join Dr. Faulkner atop the Tower for the Ceremonial First Public Tour of the Tower Observation Deck. Those in attendance at the concert will be able to share the view from the top through the camera lens as images are projected onto the screens next to the stage.


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Updated 15 September 1999
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