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Baseball exec to speak at ceremony
About 1,100graduates expected at Devaney
By iony Moses
In early March, die University of
Nebraska-Lincoln prints a diploma
for every senior who applies for a
degree, whether they pass their finals
or not. »•'
About 2,000 students are expect
ed to get their diplomas in May; the
rest will be destroyed. i
Earl Hawkey, director of registra
tions and records, said about 1,100 of
the diplomas will be awarded at the
commencement ceremony Saturday
at the Bob Devaney Sports Center.
Graduates participating in the
ceremony are asked to be at the
indoor track area by 8:30 a.m. They
are required to wear caps and gowns.
The Devaney Center will open
between 8 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. to the
general public. Hawkey expects most
people will arrive between 8:30 a.m.
and 9 a.m.
Admission tickets are not
The processional will begin at 9
a.m., and the ceremony will begin at
“It’s a very traditional ceremony,”
Following the opening and
national anthem, Joel Schafer,
ASUN president, will address the
commencement crowd during the
Chancellor James Moeser and
University of Nebraska President
Dennis Smith will speak during the
welcome and introductions.
Gene Budig will deliver the com
“It’s always good to come home,”
Budig is currently the senior
adviser to the commissioner of major *
“I am pleased to have the current
arrangement, which keeps me
involved in the game I love,” he said.
Budig is also the former chancel
lor of the IJniversity of Kansas and
former campus chief executive offi
cer at the University of West Virginia
and Illinois State University.
He received three degrees from
UNL and was once a professor at
Budig will be teaching a class at
Princeton University next year on the
business and ethics of professional
sports, in addition to publishing a
book dealing with the economic
complexities of professional sports.
Budig was chosen by the chan
•eellor’s office to speak.
"He has* deep roots in the
Nebraska community,” said Herb
Howe, associate to the chancellor.
The ceremony should last until
noon, depending on the length of the
Graduates who do not attend the
commencement ceremony have
Graduates report to indoor track area using north
or south entrances marked “pool track area.’
Ceremony starts. Commencement address will be
given by Gene A. Budig, senior advisor to the
commission of Major League Baseball.
Commencement ends. Return caps and gowns to
west side of track area.
three options for how they receive
their diplomas. They can:
■ Pick them up Saturday in the
Diploma Room in the Devaney
Center between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m.;
■ Request to receive the diplo
mas by mail;
■ Pick them up at the Graduation
Services Office, 109 Canfield
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