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2013 Commencement DVD Now Being Manufactured

2013 Commencement DVD Now Being Manufactured

May 23, 2013

The DVD of DePauw University's 174th commencement exercises, which also includes an array of features from the Class of 2013's time on campus, arrived at the factory today and is now being replicated. The disc, which is being manufactured in limited quantities, should ship in two weeks. (at right: the front cover of the DVD package)

Orders are being accepted at $19.95 for the first disc; additional DVDs sent to the same address are $8 each (7% sales tax will be added to Indiana orders). An online order form is available here.

The four camera shoot of Sunday's event includes footage of each graduate receiving their DePauw diploma.  Also included on the 2013 commencement disc are campus highlights of the past four years (ranging from clips of the opening convocation at which the Class of 2013 was welcomed to DePauw by President Brian Casey, the opening of Eli's Books/Starbucks on the square, the kickoff of DePauw's 175th anniversary celebration, and montages of Ubben Lecturers such as Bill Clinton, F.W. de Klerk, Jane Goodall, Rebecca Skloot and Karl Rove and Howard Dean); "Monon Memories" of the last four football battles with Wabash College for the prized Monon Bell; a commencement photo gallery which includes hundreds of images; and vintage film from the DePauw Archives.  

LGL 0842This is the 32nd DVD that DePauw has produced.  Past projects include 15 Monon Bell Classics (1977, 1994 and 2000-12), some of which remain available here (supplies are very limited of the 2002, 2007 and 2010 DVDs; the 2006 disc is sold out). Also available are DVDs of the 2002-12 commencement ceremonies via this link.

Elisa Villanueva Beard, co-chief executive officer of Teach For America and 1998 graduate of DePauw University, presented the primary address at Sunday's ceremony, where 571 diplomas were awarded.  Read more in this summary.