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FRIDAYS WITH FRED: Worth a thousand words

May 12, 2011 at 4:16 pm

Like the class of 2011, Fridays with Fred will be absent from campus for the summer after this week; unlike Sunday's graduates, the feature will return in August. Happy hiatus!

Below, some scenes of Commencement exercises past:

 

Under the sword lifted high,
There is hell making you tremble;
But go ahead,
And you have the land of bliss

 - Miyamoto Musashi (1584-1645)

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An enthusiastic Bachelor of Canine Studies (BCS) leads the faculty procession at Commencement in 1982.

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Student Randy Roberts rejoices as President Martha Peterson looks on during Commencement 1981.

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Graduating seniors gathered on the Indian Mounds in 1931 for the short-lived Commencement tradition of passing a peace pipe.

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The Commencement line at the intersection of College and Emerson streets in 1952 as captured by famed Beloit photographer, Ray Metzker, class of 1953.

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