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Class of 2010 Prepares for Sunday's Commencement; Sunny Skies are Forecast

Class of 2010 Prepares for Sunday's Commencement; Sunny Skies are Forecast

May 21, 2010

Also: Link to Live Webcast; Commencement Information; Pre-Order the 2010 Commencement DVD; Photo Galleries 1 & 2

CommRehearse 2010-1.jpgMay 21, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — Fifty-one hours before they will process across the DePauw campus to Holton Memorial Quadrangle and receive their diplomas, members of the University's Class of 2010 gathered at that site for a rehearsal for Sunday's 171st annual commencement.  Skies were overcast and more rain is expected today and tonight.  But dry conditions and a significant warm-up are in the forecast for the next two days.  CommRehearse 2010-2.jpgThe prediction for Sunday is for sunshine and a high of 88 degrees with no precipitation.

You'll find the latest weather forecast by clicking here.

A total of 485 students are expected to participate in the ceremony, which is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. (in the event of rain, it will be indoors to the Lilly Center).

This afternoon, DePauw President Brian W. Casey is hosting a celebration for the graduating class at his residence, The Elms.  Tomorrow night, members of the Class of 2010 and their families will enjoy "DePauw Under the Stars" on East College lawn (the rain location is the Walden Inn Social Center).  Sunday, a multi-faith baccalaureate service will begin at 9:15 a.m at Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church.

Scientist and conservationist Wallace J. Nichols will present the principal address at Sunday's commencement ceremony.  Dr. Nichols and Brian Lamb, the chief executive officer of C-SPAN, will receive honorary CommRehearse 2010-3.jpgdoctoral degrees at the event.

For a third consecutive year, the graduation ceremonies will be webcast live.  By clicking this link, you'll be able to access a video and audio feed of the complete program.

A higher-quality, permanent video of DePauw's 2010 commencement is available via a limited edition commemorative DVD, which is available for pre-order.  The disc, which is professionally replicated, will include footage of each graduate receiving their DePauw diploma as well as a range of bonus materials -- including clips of Ubben Lecturers such as Tony Blair, Karl Rove and Howard Dean, and F.W. de Klerk; "Monon Memories" of the last four battles for the Monon Bell; footage of the women's basketball team capturing the national championship; and vintage film from the DePauw Archives. Orders are now being accepted at $19.95 for the first disc; additional DVDs sent to the same address will be $8 each (7% sales tax will be added to Indiana orders). An online order form is available here; you can learn more about the disc in this article.

Graduating seniors, their parents and other visitors can access comprehensive information on Sunday's commencement by clicking here.