Schedule of Events

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Credo in Us:
A Celebration of the Fine Arts at Mills
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Mills College Art Museum

Experience a one-of-a-kind performance of experimental music and contemporary dance that is quintessentially Mills featuring a specially commissioned dance by award-winning choreographer Molissa Fenley '75 and her dance troupe. Credo in Us, by avant-garde composer John Cage, is a lively mix of jazz, blues, and percussion accompanied by live radio and a DJ. Before the performance, explore the open studios of our MFA students and see the cutting-edge visual arts being created at Mills every day. A dessert reception follows with President DeCoudreaux.

This event is free and open to the public.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Installation/Convocation Ceremony
9:45 am to 12:00 pm
Holmgren Meadow

The installation of Mills' 13th president will be combined with our annual celebration of the start of the academic year—Convocation. Join members of the Mills community, delegates from colleges across the country, and distinguished visitors as Alecia A. DeCoudreaux assumes her position as president of Mills College.

Community Lunch
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
President's Meadow

Enjoy a celebratory lunch after the ceremony with President DeCoudreaux, students, faculty, staff, alumnae/i, Trustees, distinguished visitors, friends of the College, and Family Weekend guests.

Mobilizing Change: Educating a New Generation of Women Leaders
Panel Discussion
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Littlefield Concert Hall

As women surpass men in the attainment of undergraduate and graduate degrees and become more than 50 percent of today's workforce, are we finally poised to break the glass ceiling and achieve equality in position and pay? Attend a fascinating discussion on these critical trends and what impact they have on women and society as a whole moderated by award-winning journalist and KGO radio business reporter Lynn Jimenez. This event is free and open to the public.