Lunchtime was spent at Hubby's parents' home with one of his favorite cousins, who has two Masters Degrees (one from SMU and one from Princeton) and is at SMU working on his Doctorate, now.
Hubby's Mom, Dad, and brother were all at graduation Sunday morning, plus some of our friends. The speeches were excellent. The University's emphasis is on a Western Civ. and Humanities education. The Valedictorian was a Physics major. He was funnnnny! He made references to the "Just Man" who is 729 times happier than the Unjust Man (Plato's Republic, and it was assumed that most people would know the reference...Our oldest son did!), to The Aeneid (He said something like, "Let's face it, The Aeneid is really overrated..."). There were also two references to the Ubiquity of the Eliptic, LOL.
Our oldest son took notes on the Valedictorian's speech
Dr. Louise Cowan made reference to Athena and others...Ha!
Some of the Senior Projects were:
The Blueprint For Big Brother: Educating for Control in THE REPUBLIC and Leviathan
Moral Weakness, Virtue and Grace in Plato and St. Augustine
Doctoral Theses were:
Philosophy and Law: An Interpretation of Plato's MINOS
Constancy as the Ground for Pursuing Truth and Beauty in Jane Austen's MANSFIELD PARK
The brass quintet was a nice touch, and after the closing prayer, the bells in the bell tower peeled loudly.
Doesn't that just sound fun? Hubster's Dad was impressed that some schools and Universities are still teaching kids how to think and reason :-). He didn't think schools like that existed anymore.
I said, "That is one of the main reasons that we homeschool."