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Tradition of illumination

Members of the Eckerd College Class of 2018 participate in a responsive reading of the Litany of Commitment during the  Ceremony of Lights in McArthur Gymnasium at Eckerd College, Friday, 8/8/2014. The ceremony, a longstanding Eckerd College tradition for incoming freshmen and their families,  marks the reception of the Class of  2018. The ceremony is always on the first day of Autumn Term, the three-week session designed to introduce new students to the realities of college life and their liberal arts education. A procession of bag pipes and remarks by President Donald R. Eastman III and others led up to the lighting ceremony where faculty members first lit their candle from the Lamp of Knowledge at the front of the stage, then went  through the audience lighting candles,  symbolizing the spread of knowledge from the faculty to the students.  CHERIE DIEZ   |   Times

CHERIE DIEZ | Times

Members of the Eckerd College Class of 2018 participate in a responsive reading of the Litany of Commitment during the Ceremony of Lights in McArthur Gymnasium at Eckerd College, Friday, 8/8/2014. The ceremony, a longstanding Eckerd College tradition for incoming freshmen and their families, marks the reception of the Class of 2018. The ceremony is always on the first day of Autumn Term, the three-week session designed to introduce new students to the realities of college life and their liberal arts education. A procession of bag pipes and remarks by President Donald R. Eastman III and others led up to the lighting ceremony where faculty members first lit their candle from the Lamp of Knowledge at the front of the stage, then went through the audience lighting candles, symbolizing the spread of knowledge from the faculty to the students. CHERIE DIEZ | Times

CHERIE DIEZ | Times

Members of Eckerd College's Class of 2018 participate Friday in the traditional Ceremony of Lights at the St. Petersburg campus. The ceremony, a long-standing practice for incoming Eckerd freshmen and their families, marks the reception of the class. It is always on the first day of the autumn term, a three-week session designed to introduce new students to the realities of college life and their liberal arts education. During the ceremony, faculty members light their candles from a lamp at the front of the stage and then go through the audience lighting others' candles, symbolizing the spread of knowledge from the faculty to the students. College president Donald Eastman also spoke.

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