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Presidential Inauguration

The Inauguration of Mary Karsten Surridge

North Park University’s 10th President

On Friday, February 15, 2019, President Mary Karsten Surridge will be formally installed as North Park’s 10th President. Throughout the week of Feb. 12–16, 2019, North Park University will celebrate the inauguration.

The entire North Park community—student, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends—are invited to share in this historic, campus-wide event.

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Schedule of Events 

Watch this page throughout the weeks ahead for updates and news of additional events.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019:

  • All-Campus Worship Service — Anderson Chapel, 10:30 am
  • All-Campus Lunch — Campus Gymnasium, 11:45 am
  • Academic Symposium, Enlightened Hearts, Warmed Intellects — Hamming Hall, 1:30 pm
  • North Park Women’s Basketball vs Elmhurst College — Campus Gymnasium, 7:00 pm

Thursday, February 14:

  • Showcase of the Arts — Anderson Chapel, 7:30 pm

Friday, February 15:

  • Presidential Inauguration Ceremony — Campus Gymnasium, 2 pm