Wednesday, September 15, 1999
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Teresa A. Sullivan
Vice President and Dean of Graduate Studies
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
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.
Camelot Fanfare arr. John EdmondsWELCOMING REMARKS BY DR. FAULKNER
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
Southern Harmony Donald Grantham**DRAWING FOR THE INAUGURAL TOWER TOUR
The Midnight Cry
Reading selected from R. L. Batts Dedication of Buildings at the Fiftieth Anniversary of
the University of Texas. April 29, 1933.
Reflections on "What the Tower Means to Me" by members of the graduating class of 1999.
Impressions on "What the Tower Symbolizes to Me" by members of the incoming class of 1999.
The Soldier's Return
Country Gardens Percy GraingerREOPENING OF THE TOWER OBSERVATION DECK***
Brad Kent, conductor
The Merry King Percy Grainger
A Gaelic Blessing John Rutter
Worthy to Be Praised Byron J. Smith
The Eyes of Texas arr. Jerry BilikCARILLON CONCERT
The Battle Hymn of the Republic arr. Peter Wilhouskey
The Eyes of Texas arr: Randol Alan Bass
*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.