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University of Iowa News Release

April 22, 2005

Graduate College Commencement Moves To Carver-Hawkeye Arena May 14

The University of Iowa Graduate College will hold its spring 2005 commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 14, at 3 p.m. at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. This change from the college's traditional graduation schedule was made to allow more people to attend the ceremony. The change was made months ago, but some university calendars contain incorrect information because they were printed before the new date was finalized.

In the past, the ceremony had been held at Hancher Auditorium and graduates were allowed a limited number of tickets for friends and family members. Graduate College officials sought a larger space for the ceremony so graduates could invite as many guests as they wanted.

The ceremony will be webcast live and can be accessed using this link starting at 3 p.m. May 14:  http://matrix.its.uiowa.edu/ramgen/broadcast/20041217-gradcomm.rm. Real Player (http://www.real.com) is required to view the webcast.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Geraghty Kenyon, 319-384-0011, mary-kenyon@uiowa.edu.