Inauguration Schedule

Inaugural Events

Thursday, April 3

11:00 a.m.
The Belle Babb Mansfield Inaugural Forum
Panel Discussion: "Exploring traditional and non-traditional uses of legal education"
Adam Trieschmann Science Hall Auditorium

7:00 p.m.
The Belle Babb Mansfield Inaugural Symposium
Keynote Speaker: Christie Vilsack, L.H.D. H'99
Senior Advisor for International Education, USAID and IWC Honorary Trustee
Chapel Auditorium

Arabella (Belle) Babb Mansfield graduated from Iowa Wesleyan College in 1866. The following year she began studying law with her brother at his law office in Mount Pleasant, and in 1869 Belle sat for the bar exam and became the first woman licensed to practice law in the United States. Belle never practiced law in the traditional sense. Instead, she enjoyed a long and successful career as an educator, public orator, world traveler, art historian and journalist.

Friday, April 4

9:00 a.m.
Tours Available: Campus, P.E.O. & Harlan-Lincoln House

11:00 a.m.
Community Worship Service
First United Methodist Church
309 North Main Street

12:30 p.m.
Donor Recognition Luncheon
By invitation only
Social Hall, John Wesley Holland Student Union

2:30 p.m.
Inauguration Ceremony
Steven E. Titus, J.D., Ph.D., Twenty-Ninth President
Chapel Auditorium

3:30 p.m.
Community Celebration
Social Hall, John Wesley Holland Student Union

For additional information, call the President's Office at 319-385-6204.