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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. 18-19

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa will confer more than 1,400 degrees at winter commencement exercises Friday and Saturday, Dec. 18 and 19, 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. 18, 7:30 p.m., at Hancher Auditorium. Number of degree candidates: 425. Degrees will be conferred by David Skorton, vice president for research.

Business Administration, Saturday, Dec. 19, 9 a.m., at Hancher Auditorium. Number of degree candidates: 155. Degrees will be conferred by Phillip E. Jones, vice president for student services.

Liberal Arts and Education, Saturday, Dec. 19, 10 a.m., at Carver Hawkeye Arena. Number of degree candidates: 735. President Mary Sue Coleman will confer degrees.

Engineering, Saturday, Dec. 19, noon, Clapp Recital Hall. Number of degree candidates: 47. Provost Jon Whitmore will confer degrees.

Nursing, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2 p.m., at Hancher Auditorium. Number of degree candidates: 75. Degrees will be conferred by Ann Rhodes, vice president for university relations.

Graduates and guests with physical disabilities who need special accommodations for the event may call (319) 335-0228.

12/4/98