Senior moments

Mary Butkus

Seniors enjoyed an entire week of fun in the days leading up to Commencement, including the Chancellor’s Dinner at America’s Center Ballroom May 16, where 1,200 seniors enjoyed a reception, dinner, and awards ceremony before attending the Senior Gala, also held at America’s Center. The dinner, hosted by Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton, included remarks by James E. McLeod, vice chancellor for students and dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, and Alex Kiles, senior class president. Kiles was joined on stage by other class officers to present the chancellor with a few gifts, including a “Teach me how to donate” cap for his participation in the senior class video on alumni giving. A few days earlier, 276 seniors attempted to break into the Guinness Book of World Records May 12 by “spooning” on Franics Field (below). It wasn’t quite the record-shattering event the organizers hoped for, but it wasn’t for lack of effort among the class. The spooning record-attempt was part of the freshman floor reunion. Other events included a float trip and a bus trip to a winery. Photo below by David Kilper.