Middlebury

Inaugural Address

Ronald D. Liebowitz delivered the following in inaugural address on October 10, 2004.

Thank you for all those warm greetings.

The Value of Discomfort

Baccalaureate Address to the Class of 2007
May 26, 2007, Mead Memorial Chapel

Good afternoon. On behalf of the faculty and staff of the College, I extend a warm welcome to the parents and families of our graduating seniors, and of course to members of the class of 2007, as well.

Baccalaureate Address

Baccalaureate Address to the Class of 2006
May 27, 2006, Mead Chapel

Good afternoon! On behalf of the College, I extend a warm welcome to the members of the Class of 2006, to their parents, siblings, grandparents, and friends as we gather here to celebrate an important milestone in our students' lives.

Make for Yourself a Teacher

Baccalaureate Address to the Class of 2005
May 21, 2005, Mead Chapel

The title of today's baccalaureate address, "Make for Yourself a Teacher," refers to a profound and enduring component of the human experience—the role that students and teachers play in the process of learning. The phrase comes from the Mishna, which is the body of Jewish religious law used and preserved in oral form until it was codified in the year 200.

Reflections on "Work Hard, Play Hard"

Baccalaureate Address to the Class of 2008
May 24, 2008, Mead Memorial Chapel

Convocation 2007

President Ronald D. Liebowitz delivered this address to the Class of 2011 on September 9, 2007.

Welcome! I trust your first week on campus has gone well. From everything I have heard, our move-in, registration, First Year Seminar meetings, commons meetings, placement exams, and all of the other beginning-of-the-year activities that we somehow manage to fold into your orientation went smoothly, and many people deserve a lot of credit for helping to make our orientation such a success.

September 12, 2004: Convocation Address

President Ronald D. Liebowitz delivered this address to the Class of 2009 on September 12, 2004.

Welcome! I trust your first week on campus has gone well. From everything I have heard, it has ... and tomorrow, you will officially begin a new phase of your lives.

Those of you who went on MOO trips, I hope all the mosquito bites have stopped itching. And for those of you who didn't go on the MOO trips, I hope those mosquito bites have stopped itching, too.

February Celebration Address 2006.5

President Ronald D. Liebowitz delivered this address on February 3, 2007.

February Celebration Address 2008.5

President Ronald D. Liebowitz delivered this address on January 31, 2009.

Good morning. It’s a pleasure to welcome, once again, all who have come to celebrate the achievements of the class of 2008.5 to Mead Chapel. I am delighted to have the opportunity to address you today—to help see many of you off—as you make your way from college to the next phase of your life.

Addresses & Statements

Convocation Address

Each year President Liebowitz delivers a convocation address to the incoming class, describing the opportunities they will encounter and encouraging them to take best advantage of them.

February Celebration Address 2008.5

President Ronald D. Liebowitz delivered this address on January 31, 2009.

Good morning. It’s a pleasure to welcome, once again, all who have come to celebrate the achievements of the class of 2008.5 to Mead Chapel. I am delighted to have the opportunity to address you today—to help see many of you off—as you make your way from college to the next phase of your life.

February Celebration Address 2006.5

President Ronald D. Liebowitz delivered this address on February 3, 2007.

Make for Yourself a Teacher

Baccalaureate Address to the Class of 2005
May 21, 2005, Mead Chapel

The title of today's baccalaureate address, "Make for Yourself a Teacher," refers to a profound and enduring component of the human experience—the role that students and teachers play in the process of learning. The phrase comes from the Mishna, which is the body of Jewish religious law used and preserved in oral form until it was codified in the year 200.

Baccalaureate Address

Baccalaureate Address to the Class of 2006
May 27, 2006, Mead Chapel

Good afternoon! On behalf of the College, I extend a warm welcome to the members of the Class of 2006, to their parents, siblings, grandparents, and friends as we gather here to celebrate an important milestone in our students' lives.

The Value of Discomfort

Baccalaureate Address to the Class of 2007
May 26, 2007, Mead Memorial Chapel

Good afternoon. On behalf of the faculty and staff of the College, I extend a warm welcome to the parents and families of our graduating seniors, and of course to members of the class of 2007, as well.

Reflections on "Work Hard, Play Hard"

Baccalaureate Address to the Class of 2008
May 24, 2008, Mead Memorial Chapel

September 12, 2004: Convocation Address

President Ronald D. Liebowitz delivered this address to the Class of 2009 on September 12, 2004.

Welcome! I trust your first week on campus has gone well. From everything I have heard, it has ... and tomorrow, you will officially begin a new phase of your lives.

Those of you who went on MOO trips, I hope all the mosquito bites have stopped itching. And for those of you who didn't go on the MOO trips, I hope those mosquito bites have stopped itching, too.

Convocation 2007

President Ronald D. Liebowitz delivered this address to the Class of 2011 on September 9, 2007.

Welcome! I trust your first week on campus has gone well. From everything I have heard, our move-in, registration, First Year Seminar meetings, commons meetings, placement exams, and all of the other beginning-of-the-year activities that we somehow manage to fold into your orientation went smoothly, and many people deserve a lot of credit for helping to make our orientation such a success.

Inaugural Address

Ronald D. Liebowitz delivered the following in inaugural address on October 10, 2004.

Thank you for all those warm greetings.