Save the date: Leath's annual address is Sept. 10

President Steven Leath will share his priorities for the 2015-16 academic year during his annual address scheduled for Thursday evening, Sept. 10 (7 p.m., Memorial Union Great Hall). Refreshments will be available beginning at 6:30 p.m.

And while officially it's back to school on Monday, several colleges will launch the semester yet this week with opening events for their faculty and staff. Here's a quick summary of college and university-wide events to kick off the new academic year.

College events

  • Human Sciences convocation and breakfast for faculty and staff, Thursday, Aug. 20 (7:45-11 a.m., Reiman Ballroom, Alumni Center)
  • Business faculty and staff family picnic, Friday, Aug. 21 (6 p.m., Big Bluestem Shelter, Moore Memorial Park)
  • Design welcome reception for faculty and staff, Monday, Aug. 24 (6-8 p.m., King Pavilion, College of Design)
  • Veterinary Medicine convocation, Wednesday, Aug. 26 (8 a.m., 2226 Vet Med), breakfast served at 7:30 a.m.
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences convocation and awards ceremony, Thursday, Sept. 10 (3:30 p.m., MU Sun Room), reception follows
  • Engineering convocation, Tuesday, Sept. 15 (3-5 p.m., Howe auditorium)
  • Agriculture and Life Sciences convocation, Tuesday, Sept. 22 (4:10 p.m., MU Sun Room), reception follows

University events

  • Fanfare concert, featuring music department faculty members, Sunday, Aug. 30 (3-4:30 p.m., Tye Hall, Music Building), free admission
  • President Steven Leath's annual address, Thursday, Sept. 10 (7 p.m., MU Great Hall), refreshments available at 6:30 p.m.
  • University faculty and staff awards ceremony, Monday, Sept. 21 (3:30 p.m., MU Great Hall), reception follows