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“Welcome the Spring” Ceremony at Franklin Pierce University

April 4, 2014

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A “Welcome the Spring” ceremony will be held at Franklin Pierce University’s Medicine Wheel, located at the edge of Pearly Pond facing Peterson Manor on the Rindge campus, on April 25 at 12 p.m. Renowned Native American flutist Joseph FireCrow will share his music and stories during the hour-long ceremony. In the event of rain, the event will be relocated to Spagnuolo Hall. This event is free and open to the public; parking is free and readily available.

“The natural beauty of the flute evokes very powerful emotions,” says Joseph FireCrow. “The traditional flute is social, not ceremonial, in nature and should always be treated with that in mind and spirit.” FireCrow is a Cheyenne flutist and one of the top three Native American flute players in the world today. He has been releasing albums since 1992 and was nominated for a Grammy in 2001 for his album Cheyenne Nation. In 2003, FireCrow received the Native American Music Award’s “Song Writer of the Year” and in 2006 its “Flutist of the Year” award.

This ceremony of music, storytelling, and reflection is sponsored by the ALANA (African, Latino/ae, Asian, and Native American) diversity group with the Center for Spiritual Life at Franklin Pierce University.



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Franklin Pierce University is a regionally accredited university grounded in the liberal arts, with a focus on personal attention and high-quality instruction. The University consists of the College at Rindge and the College of Graduate & Professional Studies with locations in Arizona and throughout New Hampshire. Degrees are offered through the doctoral level. The institutional mission embraces an education that matters: one that achieves academic success through the integration of liberal arts and professional programs. Our community of educators and learners creates an environment that fosters intellectual curiosity and encourages experiential and applied learning. A Franklin Pierce experience enables each student to discover and fulfill his or her own unique potential. We prepare students to become confident, knowledgeable individuals and leaders of conscience.

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