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May 10, 2007

'Virtually' entire world can view Purdue commencement

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Some 24,000 people will converge on Purdue University's campus this weekend for commencement ceremonies, however, they won't be the only ones who can watch the event.

Purdue officials, aware that many graduating students have family or friends serving in the military or who are unable to come to campus, have set up a Webcast of the commencement ceremonies. Anyone will be able to access the Webcast and view any of the four graduations live.

Those tuning in must have Windows Media Player. The Web address for those with high-speed Internet connections is accessible at mms://streamer.ics.purdue.edu/grad2007. The Web address for those with slow-speed connections is mms://video.dis.purdue.edu/grad2007.

The ceremonies also can be seen locally on Insight cable, Channel 5.

Graduation ceremonies are set for 8 p.m. Friday, May 11 for the School of Management and College of Technology; 9:30 a.m. Saturday (May 12) for the College of Engineering, College of Education and School of Veterinary Medicine; 2:30 p.m. Saturday (May 12) for the colleges of Liberal Arts and Science; and 9:30 a.m. Sunday (May 13) for the colleges of Agriculture, Consumer and Family Sciences, and Pharmacy, Nursing and Health Sciences.

Writer: Jim Bush (765) 494-2077, jsbush@purdue.edu

Source: Steve Tally, Information Technology at Purdue media contact, (765) 494-9809, tally@purdue.edu

Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096; purduenews@purdue.edu

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