The Gala President’s Concert will kick-off the installation ceremonies, starting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Baldwin Auditorium. President Paino will speak briefly at this special performance, which is free and open to everyone. As part of the installation ceremonies on Friday, there will be a dedication of the new University sculpture “The Dance” at 1 p.m., near the fountain, east of the Student Union Building.
The Installation Ceremony will take place at 2:30 p.m. Friday in Baldwin Auditorium. It will be immediately followed by a reception on the Quadrangle. A full day of events is set for Saturday, starting at 8 a.m. with the 5K Celebration Run/1 Mile Walk with President Paino and his wife Kelly. The run begins and ends at Stokes Stadium and travels through campus and downtown Kirksville. The University and Kirksville Community Band Fest Celebration will happen from 7-10 p.m. Saturday at the Kirksville Armory.