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Press information for December 2011 Commencement

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University of Nevada, Reno awards nearly 1,550 degrees this fall; new choral director to conduct musicians as they entertain graduates and guests prior to ceremony

The University of Nevada, Reno invites media to our December Commencement ceremony scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 10 at Lawlor Events Center on campus.

The University’s December Commencement will confer 1,547 degrees and certificates; 1,101 bachelor’s degrees and 446 advanced degrees or certificates (master’s and doctoral degrees and education specialist certificates) will be awarded.

  • Processional time: The processional will begin at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 10 at Lawlor Events Center. Paul Torkelson, new director of choral activities at the University and an esteemed choral conductor and educator, will conduct members from the symphonic choir and chamber chorale as they perform before the ceremony.
  • Press badges and media relations: If you plan to attend, please call Natalie Savidge at 775-336-9923 to obtain a press badge or if you need other assistance.
  • Parking for media: Media parking is available in the first row of the Lawlor Events Center’s parking meters, south of the building. Public parking is available in the West Stadium Parking Complex, directly north of Lawlor Events Center.
  • Media-staging area: A media-staging area with mult-box access will be available, stage left, near the podium.

For more information about the University of Nevada, Reno’s Winter Commencement and tips for attending, click here.

For directions and a campus map, visit www.unr.edu/tour. For prior news releases, visit http://newsroom.unr.edu/.

Nevada’s land-grant university founded in 1874, the University of Nevada, Reno has an enrollment of 18,000 students and is ranked in the top tier of the nation’s best universities. Part of the Nevada System of Higher Education, the University has the system’s largest research program and is home to the state’s medical school. With outreach and education programs in all Nevada counties and with one of the nation’s largest study-abroad consortiums, the University extends across the state and around the world. For more information, visit www.unr.edu.

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