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UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
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Winter Commencement Set
For Dec. 19 at UW-Eau Claire
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MAILED: Dec. 9, 1998

EAU CLAIRE — Winter commencement exercises for 701 students at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will be held Saturday, Dec. 19, in Zorn Arena.
Candidates in the College of Business and College of Professional Studies will receive degrees during a 9:30 a.m. ceremony. Candidates from the College of Arts and Sciences and candidates for master's degrees will receive degrees during the 2 p.m. ceremony.
A total of 630 students are candidates for bachelor's degrees in December and another 21 students are candidates for bachelor's degrees at the end of the January Winterim session. All candidates for degrees will participate in the December commencement exercises.
Of the candidates for bachelor's degrees, 281 are from the College of Arts and Sciences, 207 are from the College of Professional Studies and 163 are from the College of Business. Candidates from the College of Professional Studies include 122 from the School of Education, 49 from the School of Human Sciences and Services and 36 from the School of Nursing. A total of 50 students are candidates for master's degrees.
Chancellor Donald Mash will preside over the ceremonies and confer degrees. Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor Thomas Miller will present the candidates. Deans of the colleges will present the diplomas.
Greg Conderman, associate professor of special education and the recipient of the 1998 Excellence in Teaching Award, will deliver the "Charge to the Class" at both ceremonies. His speech will be titled "Living with Purpose."
April Anderson, a candidate for a bachelor of arts degree from Winona, Minn., will deliver the "Response From the Class" during the morning ceremony. Her speech is titled "The Intersection."
Tara White, a candidate for a bachelor of arts degree from Marshall, will deliver the "Response From the Class" during the afternoon ceremony. Her speech is titled "Out of This Spotlight and On to a New Stage."
Susan 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 Annelies Slack, a candidate for a bachelor of music education degree from Park Falls. Nicole Harper, a candidate for a bachelor of music degree from Chippewa Falls, will lead the national anthem during the afternoon ceremony. Heather Broadwater McCornack, a candidate for a bachelor of arts degree from Winona, Minn., will lead the "University Alma Mater" during the afternoon ceremony.
The University Symphony Band, conducted by Rodney Hudson, will provide the music for the ceremony.
Terrence L. Chmielewski, associate professor of communication and journalism, will announce the candidates' names at the morning ceremony. John Rohr Myers, senior lecturer of communication and journalism and chair of the history department, will announce the candidates' names during the afternoon ceremony.
A reception for graduates and guests will follow each ceremony in the Spruce-Tamarack Room 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. 10, 1998