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CONTACT: STEVE PARROTT
5 Old Capitol
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-0557; fax (319) 335-0558
e-mail:steven-parrott@uiowa.edu

Release: Immediate

UI winter commencement exercises set for Dec. 19-20

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa will confer about 1,460 degrees at winter commencement exercises to be held Friday and Saturday, Dec. 19 and 20, following the end of the fall academic session.

Ceremonies will be held for the Graduate College and the Colleges of Business Administration, Liberal Arts, Education, Engineering and Nursing. The ceremonies are open to the public. Seats are not reserved and tickets are not necessary for admission. Doors will be open one hour before each ceremony.

The schedule of ceremonies is:

Graduate College, Friday, Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m., at Hancher Auditorium. Number of degree candidates: 718. Degrees will be conferred by UI President Mary Sue Coleman.

Business Administration, Saturday, Dec. 20, 9 a.m., at Hancher Auditorium. Number of degree candidates: 138. Degrees will be conferred by Phillip E. Jones, UI vice president for student services.

Liberal Arts and Education, Saturday, Dec. 20, 10 a.m., at Carver Hawkeye Arena. Number of degree candidates: 718. Coleman will confer degrees.

Engineering, Saturday, Dec. 20, noon, Clapp Recital Hall. Number of degree candidates: 64. David J. Skorton, UI vice president for research, will confer degrees.

Nursing, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2 p.m., at Hancher Auditorium. Number of degree candidates: 71. Degrees will be conferred by UI Provost Jon Whitmore.

Graduates and guests with physical disabilities who need special accommodations for the event may call Kim Painter, assistant registrar, at (319) 335-0224.

12/9/97