The RC academic year 2011-12 will kick off on Monday, Aug. 22, with Opening Sessions. All faculty and employees are expected to be in attendance.

The morning will start with breakfast at 8:30 a.m. in the RC Theatre and will be followed by a devotional, remarks by the administration team and others, and a keynote presentation by Dr. Gary Selby, director of the Pepperdine University Center for Faith and Learning.

Thoughts also¬†will focus on this year’s theme, “The God of Life,” based upon John 10:10: “I have come that they may have life, and have it abundantly.”

A community barbecue will be served from noon until 1:30 p.m. on the campus lawn on the west side of the Associates Campus Center. Faculty will also have sessions on Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning.