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Commencement 2004    

May 14, 2004
Vol. 28, No. 16

KU remembers Emily Taylor
Roberts named vice provost for research
Derritt chosen as university registrar
History, economics to be focus of faculty bus tour
Forum honors KU debate, features former winners
Chancellor chat
High-tech history
Clinton to give 1st Dole Lecture
Bush meets with education professor to discuss literacy

2004 employees of the year honored
KU, higher education see positive results from Legislature
Segregation scene
Book shelf
KU First


Alumni earn KU’s highest honor
Professors to receive teaching awards

Outstanding students to carry banners
Grad school ceremony fetes students, faculty
9 graduating seniors win chancellor’s awards
Commencement events
Dinner to thank retiring employees
Graduation glee
Grad students give awards to mentors
Mother, daughter make graduation family affair



Current jobs

In memory

KU people

News in brief

Web works


Contact Us

KU Faculty & Staff


UR homepage

KU homepage

Oread Deadline Schedule





Commencement events

Saturday, May 15

2 to 4 p.m. Nontraditional student graduation and scholarship recipient reception. Jayhawk Room, Kansas Union.
Friday, May 21

3:30 to 5 p.m. Reception for graduating international students. Kansas Room, Kansas Union. Refreshments follow, Malott Room. Co-sponsors: International Programs, International Student and Scholar Services, Phi Beta Delta.

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. School of Business recognition for bachelor’s degree candidates and hooding for master’s degree candidates. Lied Center. Please note: This is a change in the previously scheduled time for this event.


Saturday, May 22

8:30 a.m. School of Journalism graduate recognition and master’s degree hooding ceremony. Lied Center. Reception follows.

8:30 to 10 a.m. Reception for chancellor’s student awards recipients. Kansas Room, Kansas Union.

9 a.m. School of Allied Health recognition ceremony. Memorial Hall, 600 N. Seventh St., Kansas City, Kan.

10 to 11 a.m. College Graduate Division master’s hooding. Crafton-Preyer Theatre, Murphy Hall.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. KU Visitor Center open at 1502 Iowa St.

10:30 a.m. School of Fine Arts convocation. Lied Center.

10:30 a.m. to noon. School of Allied Health and School of Graduate Studies brunch for graduates and families. Murphy Courtyard, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, Kan.

11 a.m. School of Nursing recognition ceremony. Memorial Hall, 600 N. Seventh St., Kansas City, Kan.

11 a.m. to noon. Phi Beta Kappa initiation. Woodruff Auditorium, Kansas Union.

Noon. Phi Beta Kappa initiates reception. Big 12 Room, Kansas Union.
12:30 to 2 p.m. School of Nursing brunch for graduates and families. Murphy Courtyard, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, Kan.

1 to 3 p.m. Program and reception for graduating seniors who have completed the University Honors Program and for graduating University Scholars, Crafton-Preyer Theatre, Murphy Hall.

1 to 3 p.m. School of Education convocation. Lied Center. Tickets at

1 to 3 p.m. School of Medicine graduation brunch for graduates and families. Murphy courtyard, the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.

4 p.m. Graduate School doctoral hooding. Lied Center.

6 p.m. Multicultural graduation banquet. Kansas Union ballroom.
6 to 7:30 p.m. School of Pharmacy senior recognition and hooding. Crafton-Preyer Theatre, Murphy Hall. Reception follows, Murphy courtyard.

7 p.m. School of Medicine hooding and awards. Lied Center.

7 to 9 p.m. Division of Biological Sciences recognition of honors, awards, and graduating seniors ceremony. Woodruff Auditorium, Kansas Union. Reception follows, Big 12 Room.

Sunday, May 23

8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Memorial Drive closed to traffic. (Parking ban begins at midnight Saturday.)

8 a.m. School of Engineering recognition and awards ceremony. Lied Center. Reception following at Oliver Hall.

9 to 11 a.m. Environmental Studies Program graduate recognition and honors reception. Environmental Studies office, 45 Snow Hall.

9:30 a.m. Department of Human Development and Family Life recognition for bachelor’s degree recipients. Courtyard between Dole and Haworth halls.

9:30 a.m. Department of Math graduation celebration. Brunch and recognition ceremony. 120 Snow Hall.

9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Speech-language-hearing undergraduate and graduate recognition ceremony. 110 Budig Hall. Reception follows, Wescoe Hall patio.

10 to 11 a.m. Bachelor of Social Welfare recognition. Woodruff Auditorium, Kansas Union.

10 to 11:15 a.m. School of Law hooding. Lied Center. Brunch follows, Green Hall lawn. Tickets required for both events.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. KU Visitor Center open at 1502 Iowa St.

10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Class of 2004 commencement lunch. Chancellor’s residence, 1532 Lilac Lane. Program begins at 11:30 a.m.

11 a.m. to noon. College of Liberal Arts and Sciences recognition for students graduating with distinction and highest distinction. Crafton-Preyer Theatre, Murphy Hall.

11:30 a.m. School of Architecture and Urban Design Commencement celebration. Kansas Union ballroom.

Noon to 1:15 p.m. School of Social Welfare hooding for M.S.W. candidates. Lied Center.

2 p.m. Commencement participants assemble on Memorial Drive.
2:30 p.m. Commencement procession begins.

Monday, May 24

10 a.m. to noon. Joint Service commissioning ceremony. Kansas Union ballroom. Reception follows.


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