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Lighting Our Path -- Candlelight CeremonyNew Student OrientationBloomfield CollegeAugust 26, 2013

Congratulations!

At the end of this ceremony, you will be officially a Bloomfield College student!

No cell phone use.

Use caution with the lighted candles.

Some Basic Requests

Lets give a big thanks to:Center for Student Leadership & EngagementOrientation Planning CommitteeOrientation Leaders

And of course, a big thank you to all new Bloomfield College students!

So what is the Candlelight Ceremony All About?

From one light, we will share light

By sharing light, we will see that we are one, united to each other.

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What is light?

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Visible light(commonly referred to simply aslight) iselectromagnetic radiationthat isvisibleto thehuman eye, and is responsible for the sense ofsight.

One of the fundamentalconstantsof nature is that visible light travels at 186,282 miles per second in a vacuum.

Light also is the opposite of darkness.

Light also represents hope

Hope for our future

Hope for the worlds nations

Hope for our planet

Hope for all living things

And hope for each new day when we are faced with challenges

Life of Pi

The Basic Story

The Challenge

How to Live with Richard Parker

Life with Richard Parker

What is your story?

How Strong is your faith to survive?

Never lose hope!

Candle Lighting

To laugh is to risk appearing a fool. To weep is to risk appearing sentimental. To reach out for another is to risk involvement. To expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self. To place your ideas, your dreams before the crowd is to risk their loss. To love is to risk not being loved in return. To live is to risk dying. To hope is to risk despair. To try is to risk failure.

But the risk must be taken, because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing. The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, and is nothing. You may avoid suffering and sorrow, but you simply cannot learn, feel, change, grow, love, and live. Chained by your convictions, you are enchained and you have forfeited your freedom. Only a person who risks is free. ~Author Unknown Inspirational Moment

Congratulations to All New Bloomfield College Students!

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