Mortarboards and Messages

In a fast-changing world of both fad and fashion, the timeless “mortarboard” seems to defy both pomp and circumstance, becoming a message board for everything from the more humorous to the most inspiring!

While many grads thanked their families, some opted for something a bit more unique. One West Virginia University’s College of Education grad chose to salute the children’s classic, “The Little Engine That Could!”

And did you know that Bible verses are also popular with grads? Jeremiah 29:11 is a favorite: “I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord.” A University of California forensic science grad’s mortarboard creatively quoted Luke 1:37: “With God nothing is impossible,” and from the same university a mortarboard paraphrased Proverbs 31:25: “And she laughs without fear at the future!”

Share

More Book Minute Features

December 11, 2017

The Wyman Fragment

A fragment may be just a small piece, but in the case of the Wyman fragment, dating from the third century, a highly significant piece. It’s a glimpse...
December 06, 2017

Read the Book: A New Year’s Resolution

It’s that time of year when we start thinking about losing weight, working out, and generally making decisions to—uh—make better decisions? “New Year’...
December 18, 2017

R.C. Sproul

Sproul founded Ligonier Ministries in 1971, as an international Christian education center for Reformed theology, producing hundreds of lectures, vide...