Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Irvine Valley College Commencement

Friends!
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Check out the pics on IVC's Facebook Page
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The students were happy, natch
Evidently, I'm the last soul alive without an iPhone


Erwin & Craig





The campus looked great, especially when the sun poked through the clouds,
as it did intermittently 
These posies were near the podium where all the speechifyin' occurred
Some of the usual suspects, happily doing their jobs
Again, the sun shone only intermittently, making things hard for shutterbugs
The start of the parade of Toga People

Is it just me or do others find that students get better looking each year?
It's good to be alive against a backdrop of blueness and clouds
Blue, it must be said, looks better than red. Lucked out there.
As always, I noticed the little kids in the audience, invariably enjoying the inexplicable large
and colorful weirdness of the goings on


Where there is sun, there are shadows
IVC President Glenn Roquemore spouted his usual factoids
Trustee David Lang, coughin' up a hairball, I guess
The crowd almost seemed vast. It was big, anyway
Lots of cops around, keepin' the peace
A vast, complicated sky
Trustee TJ Prendergast
His daughter was out there, somewhere
IVC Police Chief Will Glen

You really need sun for shots like these
A little sun appeared
UCI Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky
He advised students to be nice
He noted the failures of niceness of such noisy characters as Mr. Trump and the late Justice Scalia
I wonder if the Trumpsters in the audience were peeved?
If they did anything foul or coarse, I sure didn't notice it. Thanks.

Little kids are almost as good as pups and kittens, photo-wise



Again: the sky was vast and intimidating


Teacher of the Year, Rebecca Beck
Her brief address was much admired: pithy and perfect
A moment of bluster











Often, the photographer is only tolerated




Had something actually happened? Did I miss it?
























This felt like a protest, but it wasn't, of course




Big Time scholar on campus





The residue of celebratory exploding streamer projection

Golden minute

One of Mark's students
Smiley colleagues. Good colleagues.


I was too busy lookin' for images to notice what this was all about


More goldenness


"With that beard, you look pretty academic," said someone.
"It's as Academic as he's ever gonna get," I added
Mark, in his own way, is an éminence grise


Goldenness


I don't care what anybody says, I like our Biz Quonset
Meanwhile, over at BSTIC, geometry was on display
Over at SSC: fake brick
Looking down on some cafeteria action 

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Commencement is always good. This one seemed better somehow.

Anonymous said...

You can't help but feel happy for them.

Anonymous said...

Great visuals Roy. Much better coverage than Brittny BamRam provided on the IVC facebook page. What a joke. A short video and several pics.

Anonymous said...

I see Roy's got some pics of little Bambi Ram yucking it up. How 'bout that, she goes 'round snap'n a few pics at some events and now all of a sudden she an expert New Media and Marketing Specialist, range 138! WOW...

Anonymous said...

it's the tight dresses and Jimmy Choo's!

Anonymous said...

Great photos as always.

Anonymous said...

Can we please stop making gender related comments about Diane and Brittany? They may be problematic but this is inappropriate and hurtful.

Roy Bauer said...

I agree, 4:03. If you've got a point, make it. Don't shoot yourself in the foot by mixing in untoward remarks (about dresses and such). Get a fuckin' clue.

Anonymous said...

There is more than a little irony in the fact that some folks are hatin' in their comments despite Roy's recognition of Chermerinsky's plea fto be nice. Thanks to Roy for reminding the troglodyte faction to either have a point or go away. Of course that statement is about to draw the ire of said troglodytes as Pollyanna-ish - oh well, it's tough to put a damper on what is always a great day, so I'll take the heat with a grain of salt and a smile. Thanks for the pics, I look forward to this post every year.

Anonymous said...

Great photos!

Anonymous said...

Who said anything about diane?

Anonymous said...

@4:19: Untoward remarks? Coming from you?

Anonymous said...

Didnt see oaks at commencement... probably busy polishing her crown.

Anonymous said...

Really Roy, you don't think the way BR dresses is inappropriate? Incredibly tight and see through clothing, 6" f-me pumps? Her attire is embarrassing. She is now one of the more visible people on this campus and represents YOU at events on and off campus. Great message to send the community and students. As her boss, DO needs to reel her in. On the other hand, she does reflect the "haves" and "haves not" culture on this campus.

Anonymous said...

Wearing see through clothing at work is unacceptable unless the job requires it...

Anonymous said...

I'm appalled at the comments that are being made on this blog regarding our colleagues. You can certainly have an opinion regarding the worthiness of people receiving promotions but the nasty, sexist and immature tone coming from some of you is more appropriate for a high school locker room than an institution of higher education. If you want your criticisms of college policy or administrators to be taken seriously please speak and act like mature adults and not like jealous and petty adolescents.

Roy Bauer said...

7:32, I couldn't agree more.

Anonymous said...

I don't have a problem with 8:39a.m.'s comments. Wearing inappropriate clothing at a college is unacceptable.
It is inappropriate for people like 7:32p.m. telling others what opinion we can have or not have. Freedom of Speech.
Interesting that there are a number of pics on this photo essay of pretty female students. Didn't see any pictures of obese female students.

Anonymous said...

Did anyone notice the big blunder in the commencement program. It lists President Jemal to give the greetings Trustee Prendergast gave the greetings. Way to go Oaks and her crew!

Anonymous said...

Wow 7:32 and Roy. You have clearly misunderstood the point that was being made. I guess you a very happy with the way BR & DO ptesent themselves as reps for the college. Definitely not jealous. More annoyed and embarrassed by their behavior.

Anonymous said...

Speaking for myself, I distinguish between remarks of the "tight dresses and Jimmy Choo's!" kind from those simply suggesting that some employees dress inappropriately and should know better. It's a matter of tone mostly.
7:57, simply describing others' speech as objectionable does not violate their speech rights. Get a fuckin' clue. --Roy B

Anonymous said...

1:23 pm- You may have an Ear but not any eyes. Yes, she was there with her staff.

Anonymous said...

Haahaaha. Nope. Not there.

Anonymous said...

I don't see any pictures of Brittany? What's everyone talking about?

Anonymous said...

B-Ram is seen in 3 photos. 2 with Chemerinski and 1 yucking it up behind trustee Wright.

Anonymous said...

F U Roy! Fucking hypocrite!

Anonymous said...

Very good 1:23pm, "Polishing her crown". I could not agree more.

She used to be a cooperative and enjoyable-to-work-with colleague as was the Publications Office, no longer, - hammering, top down, - an incredulous belief in knowing more than faculty experts? 'Queen Oaks' is aggressively protected regardless of conduct by the Prez, - IVC has become more Orwellian by the day. I hear she may even pick (decree?) the flavor of cake for receptions, - she thinks that's all we should eat?

Thank you very much Dave 'Benedict Arnold' Lang and the rest of the Board.

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