Inauguration of John David Dawson, 17th President of Earlham College

John "David" Dawson, Next President of Earlham College

On Saturday, October 15, Earlham will conduct a ceremony that will focus on the Quaker value of simplicity, as the college inaugurates John David Dawson as its 17th president. Dignitaries from other colleges, Earlham board members and alumni join current faculty, staff and students in a day filled with celebration and reflection. The inauguration will include a variety of events across campus.

First Non-Quaker to Serve as Earlham’s President

David Dawson is the first non-Quaker to serve as Earlham’s president in its history. However, having come from a Quaker college prior to accepting his position as President of Earlham College, he brings much experience to the table. The actual inauguration is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. in the Wellness Center Performance Gym.

“Playing For Change”

Playing For Change Performs at Inauguration Celebration

Included in this day of celebration will be the performance of a well known international musical group which focuses on peace called “Playing For Change” at 8:30 p.m. in the Wellness Center Performance Gym. (You can see two videos of the group on by searching “Playing For Change”).
Tickets are needed for the inauguration as well as the special concert in the evening. You can register online for the inauguration ceremony and get tickets for the show at the Box Office in Runyan Center on campus.

Change Is Coming- Video (Coming To Richmond Next Weekend)

This youtube video was posted on Facebook by Lynn Knight from Earlham College Events.  The group, Playing For Change, can be seen next weekend, Saturday during the inauguration weekend for the new Earlham president.  Visit the box office at Earlham College SOON if you want tickets.  They are 10.00/adults and 8.00 for students and seniors.

“Playing For Change” Coming To Earlham College October 15, 2011

Tickets are now available for Playing For Change, an  international musical group that has been featured on PBS and is a unique combination of music from all over the world.  See the video below for a sample of what you will enjoy at Earlham during Inauguration Weekend.

Location: Performance Gymnasium, Athletics and Wellness Center. You can pick up tickets (10.00/adult and 8.00 students and seniors) at the box office at Earlham College, Runyan Center.  The performance will be on Saturday, October 15, at 8:30 p.m. in the performance gym in the wellness center.

The video below is described as “Musicians from around the world perform an amazing rendition of “Stand By Me” in the new PBS special PLAYING FOR CHANGE: PEACE THROUGH MUSIC.”   You won’t want to miss this!