CU-Boulder Alumni, Colleges, To Hold Commencement Events

Published: May 4, 1997

Special commencement activities will be held by the University of Colorado at Boulder Alumni Association and several schools and colleges in addition to the main commencement exercises on May 16 at 9:30 a.m. in Folsom Stadium.

Graduates of the class of 1947 and earlier will attend the Golden Anniversary Reunion May 15-17, including the main commencement ceremony and luncheon with an address by President John C. Buechner. A banquet, also on May 16, will be addressed by Colorado Supreme Court Justice Luis D. Rovira, a CU graduate in 1948 and 1950. Class of 1947 graduate George Kaub will emcee.

Returning alumni will attend miniclasses taught by Professor Tom Landauer of psychology on “The Trouble with Computers,” historian Silvia Pettem on the evolution of Boulder, and Professor Dennis Van Gerven of anthropology on life in ancient Sudan.

Following is a schedule of special events in the schools and colleges to honor the graduates, their families and guests.

•May 15 at 3 p.m. in Macky Auditorium, School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The speaker will be Bob Palmer, long-time Denver newscaster and a 1960 journalism graduate. Palmer will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters degree on May 16.

•May 15 at 3 p.m. in Grusin Music Hall, College of Music recognitio ceremony for music graduates. The speaker will be Professor Emeritus F. Wayne Scott, a CU alumnus, long-time faculty member, pianist and performer of American popular music.

•May 15 at 5 p.m. in the Coors Events/Conference Center, College of Business and Administration. The speaker will be Peter Behrendt, chairman of the board of Exabyte Corp., a Boulder-based company that makes computer data storage products. The title of his talk will be “Now What?”

•May 15 at 7 p.m. in Macky Auditorium, College of Engineering and Applied Science. The Engineering Recognition Ceremony address will be given by James McAnally, president of Lockheed Martin Astronautics Group and a 1959 electrical engineering graduate.

•May 16 at 2 p.m. in Chautauqua Auditorium, School of Law. The Honorary Order of the Coif will be presented to Marvin Wolf, a 1954 law graduate and executive in the oil and gas exploration industry for more than 50 years. The main speaker will be author and naturalist Terry Tempest Williams, the Shirley Sutton Thomas Visiting Professor of English at the University of Utah.

•May 16 in the Education Courtyard following the main commencement exercises, School of Education recognition ceremony for education graduates.

•May 16 in Koenig Alumni Center following the main commencement exercises, Graduate School reception for doctoral graduates.

For information on Golden Anniversary Reunion activities call Linda Wolvington at (303) 492-3712. For information on recognition ceremonies call the individual schools and colleges.