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Nearly 700 to receive diplomas at winter commencement

December 12, 2011

University of Wisconsin-Stout will hold its winter commencement Saturday, Dec. 17, at Johnson Fieldhouse. A total of 669 students will receive degrees, including 119 graduate degrees.

Ceremonies will begin at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. The morning ceremony will be for graduates from the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; College of Management; and Graduate School. The 2 p.m. ceremony will be for graduates from the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences; College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; and Graduate School.

This is the first time UW-Stout has had two ceremonies for winter commencement.

UW-Stout Chancellor Charles W. Sorensen will address the graduates, confer degrees and present diplomas. UW-Stout Provost Julie Furst-Bowe will preside over the ceremonies. Mark Parsons, vice chancellor for University Advancement and Marketing, will welcome the graduates into the Stout Alumni Association.

Music will be provided by the university band, directed by Aaron Durst. Choral selections will be performed by the Stout Symphonic Singers, directed by Patrick Liebergen.
Doors open 45 minutes before each ceremony. Graduates should arrive no less than 45 minutes before their ceremony. Each program is expected to last from 1½ to 2 hours.

Receptions will immediately follow in room 50 of the Sports and Fitness Center. All graduates and guests are welcome.

Tickets are required for ages 3 and older. Graduates each will receive five tickets. Additional tickets are available for both ceremonies and may be picked up in room 140A of the Vocational Rehabilitation Building, 221 10th Ave. E., or at Johnson Fieldhouse prior to the ceremony.

The ceremony also can be viewed on a closed circuit projection screen in room 110 of Jarvis Hall Science Wing, 410 10th Ave. E., or via live feed from the UW-Stout commencement website, www.uwstout.edu/commencement.
Parking will be available in any UW-Stout lot.

For more information, go to the website or contact Commencement Coordinator Tiffani Taggart at 715-232-2793 or commencement@uwstout.edu.


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