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Opening Celebration 2012

Release date: August 29, 2012

Goucher College will hold Opening Celebration, its annual community-wide gathering to start the new academic year, on Wednesday, August 29, starting at 4 p.m. on the Winslow Great Lawn.

This year Goucher is focusing on the theme "Global-Local, Sustaining the Connection." This theme, which is so clearly complemented by Goucher's academic and co-curricular programming, will be reflected in remarks given by Chaplain Cynthia Terry, President Sanford J. Ungar, Associate Director of Community-Based Learning Lindsay Johnson '05, and the student speaker, as well as in the gift that will be given to all new students.

First-year and transfer students will be given a keychain bearing one of Goucher's five community principles that was handcrafted by participants in Kidzpositive, a nonprofit organization that strives to improve the lives of HIV-positive children and their families in southern Africa.

Click here to see a short video about how these beaded keychains provide income for more than 100 southern African women affected by HIV/AIDS.

In addition to the more formal ceremony, Opening Celebration includes a community dinner; live music; outdoor games; and an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to come together and connect in an informal setting.