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2014 Commencement DVD Now at Factory, Will Ship Soon

2014 Commencement DVD Now at Factory, Will Ship Soon

May 23, 2014

Order Commencement DVD

Those who have pre-ordered the DVD of DePauw University's 175th commencement exercises, which took place Sunday, will be receiving their discs soon, and copies of the limited edition project are still available for purchase.  The master arrived at the replicator in New Jersey today and production is now under way.  The DVD should ship in about two weeks two weeks. (at right: the front cover of the DVD package)

The four camera shoot of the program features crystal clear audio and footage of each graduate receiving their DePauw diploma.  Also included on the 2014 commencement disc are campus highlights of the past four years (ranging from clips of the opening convocation at which the Class of 2014 was welcomed to DePauw by President Brian Casey, the opening of Eli's Books/Starbucks on the square, the women's basketball team's 2013 national championship, and montages of Ubben Lecturers such as Bill Clinton, Jane Goodall, Rebecca Skloot, Ron Paul and Martin Luther King III); "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.  All told, there's more than 5 hours to watch.

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.

This is the 34th DVD that DePauw has produced.  Past projects include 17 Monon Bell Classics (1977, 1993, 1994 and 2000-13), some of which remain available here (supplies are very limited of the 2002, 2007 and 2010 DVDs; the 2004 and 2006 discs are sold out). Also available are DVDs of the 2002-13 commencement ceremonies via this link.

Kal Penn, actor and former White House official, presented the primary address at Sunday's ceremony, where 506 diplomas were awarded.  Read more in this summary.