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UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
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Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
Winter Commencement Set
for Dec. 20 at UW-Eau Claire
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MAILED: Dec. 5, 1997

EAU CLAIRE -- Winter commencement exercises for 654 students at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will be held Saturday, Dec. 20, in Zorn Arena.
Candidates in the College of Arts and Sciences and candidates for master's degrees in all schools and colleges will receive degrees during a 9:30 a.m. ceremony. Candidates from the College of Business and College of Professional Studies will receive degrees during the 2 p.m. ceremony.
A total of 619 students are candidates for bachelor's degrees, including 268 from the College of Arts and Sciences, 198 from the College of Professional Studies, and 153 from the College of Business. Candidates from the College of Professional Studies include 104 from the School of Education, 49 from the School of Human Sciences and Services, and 45 from the School of Nursing. A total of 35 students are candidates for master's degrees.
Chancellor Larry Schnack will preside over the ceremonies and confer degrees. Provost/Vice Chancellor Marjorie Smelstor will present the candidates. Deans of the colleges will present the diplomas.
Kevin M. Gatzlaff, president of the UW-Eau Claire Student Body, will deliver the "Charge to the Class" at both ceremonies. Gatzlaff, Rochester, Minn., will give a speech titled "All the Answers."
Jennifer L. Schobert, a candidate for a bachelor of arts degree from Marshall, will deliver the "Response From the Class" during the morning ceremony. Her speech is titled "A Campus Tour."
Jennifer M. Sunstrom, a candidate for a bachelor of arts degree from Appleton, will deliver the "Response From the Class" during the afternoon ceremony. Her speech is titled "Enjoying the Journey."
William Benson, professor emeritus of art who is retiring at the end of the fall semester, will be honored during the ceremony.
Susan M. Harrison, chair of the University Senate, will serve as commencement marshal.
Leading the national anthem and "University Alma Mater" during the morning ceremony will be Matthew R. Beck, a candidate for a bachelor of music degree from Shoreview, Minn. Heather L. Storlie, a candidate for a bachelor of music degree from Farmington, Minn., will lead the national anthem and "University Alma Mater" during the afternoon ceremony.
The University Wind Ensemble, conducted by Nobuyoshi Yasuda, will lead the prelude, processional and recessional.
Kenneth D. Loomis, assistant professor of communication and journalism, will announce the candidates' names at the morning ceremony, and Daniel J. Perkins, professor of communication and journalism, will announce the names during the afternoon ceremony.
A reception for graduates and guests will follow each ceremony in the Spruce-Tamarack Rooms of Davies Center.

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UWEC [Administrative Offices] [News Bureau]

Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield 218
(715) 836-4741
newsbur@uwec.edu

Updated: Dec. 5, 1997