Video Note: Presentation of Candidates begins around 47:00 (use video player slider to fast-forward)
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Saturday, May 11, 2013
All friends and family are invited to both the reception and ceremony.
Lysaker Gymnasium, Sports Center
The doors to Lysaker Gymnasium will open at approximately 1:00 p.m.
2013 Commencement Program
These events are open to the public; no tickets are required.
There is no limit to the number of guests each graduate may have. All friends and family are invited to both the reception and ceremony.
Order of Events
Order of Events
Chancellor Fred E. Wood presiding
A Touch of Brass
The audience will rise for the processional and remain standing for the National Anthem.
|Processional “Pomp and Circumstance” by Edward Elgar||A Touch of Brass
The processional is led by the Mace-Bearer, William Peterson. The procession includes
|“The Star Spangled Banner” by Francis Scott Key||A Touch of Brass
Sung by the audience, led by degree candidate Brooke Hamilton.
Everyone may be seated.
|"100 Years" by John Ondrasik
||U of M, Crookston Choir
Directed by George French, Associate Professor of Music and Theater
|Welcome||Fred E. Wood, Ph.D., Chancellor|
|Greetings from the University of Minnesota Administration||Arlene Carney, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs, University of Minnesota System
|Greetings from the University of Minnesota Board of Regents||The Honorable John Frobenius
University of Minnesota Board of Regents
||Kevin J. Kopischke, EdD, Class of 1972
President, Alexandria Technical and Community College
|Presentation of Candidates||Thomas Baldwin, Ed.D.
Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs
|Introduction of Candidates||Lynnette Mullins, M.Ed.
Assistant Professor, Liberal Arts and Education Department
|Conferring of Degrees||The Honorable John Frobenius|
|Congratulatory Remarks from the Alumni Association||Karl Syverson, Class of 2010
President, University of Minnesota, Crookston Alumni Association
|Speaking for the Student Body||Adam Switzer
Crookston Student Association President
|Passing of the Torch||Adam Switzer to Alexmai Addo
Crookston Student Association President-Elect
|"If We Hold On Together" by James Horner and Will Jennings
||U of M, Crookston Choir|
|Closing Comments||Fred E. Wood, Ph.D.|
The audience will rise for the Minnesota Hymn and remain standing for the recessional.
|"Hail! Minnesota"||Sung by the audience
(words on inside of back cover of program)
|Recessional||A Touch of Brass|
The audience is requested to remain in their seats
until the recessional has left the gymnasium.
Live Video Stream
Live Video Stream
The University of Minnesota Crookston 2013 Commencement will be streamed LIVE via the web. The ceremony will also be available to download and view after May 11, 2013.
A professional photographer will be available to photograph graduates again this year. The photographer will take a posed photo of the graduate singly, and with family and friends, before the May 2013 commencement ceremony. All graduates are encouraged to have a posed photograph taken on Saturday, May 11, 2013 in 107 Sahlstrom Conference Center between 10:00 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. It only takes a short time. The only thing they need is your name and mailing address to take your photo. There is NO obligation to order any photos.
About four days after the UMC Graduation Ceremony, you will be able to view and place your order online. Simply go to their website: www.imagebji.com. Click on "View your photos" and then click on your event link. Any graduate, parent or relative can go on the site to view proofs and place an order. Image Photography has many different portrait products you may order from their site. You may choose from a printable CD, a single print, two image composites or single image composite with digital mat with your name and the University of Minnesota Crookston logo. You may call Image Photography with questions or orders at 218-751-8308.
Information sheets and sample photos are available for viewing in the UMC Bookstore located in Sargeant Student Center.
Please note: audience members should avoid crowding the stage or aisle ways throughout the ceremony.
If you have family members attending the May 11, 2013 ceremony who use wheelchairs, walkers, scooters, canes, or cannot climb bleacher stairs, you are encouraged to arrange for accessible floor seating. A graduate may request to have up to THREE seats reserved for family members, but if you don’t need them, please leave them for others who do.
Reserved seating will be opened at 1:00 and held until 1:45 at which time persons without tickets may be seated in the area.
To request reserved seating, email your name (graduate), the number of reserved seats needed, and a campus or home address where tickets can be sent to Laurie Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 218-281-8587 by April 20.
Tickets for reserved seating will be sent out to the campus or specified address on or before May 7.