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Inside Iowa State
May 1, 1998

Graduation slate announced

by Anne Dolan

Spring commencement activities will be held next weekend, May 8-9.

An estimated 280 master's candidates and 95 Ph.D. candidates will receive degrees during an 8 p.m. ceremony Friday, May 8, at C.Y. Stephens. Psychology professor Gary Wells, one of this country's top experts on eyewitness identification in criminal investigations, will give the address.

At a noon ceremony Saturday, May 9, also in Stephens, 100 new veterinarians will receive their D.V.M. diplomas at the College of Veterinary Medicine's annual ceremony. Mary Beth Leininger, a veterinarian from Plymouth, Mich., and immediate past-president of the American Veterinary Medical Association, will give the address. Leininger was on campus last fall to lead a workshop at Vet Med's Visions in Veterinary Medicine conference.

At 2 p.m. Saturday, undergraduate students -- about 2,100 of them this semester -- will be honored at the undergraduate commencement ceremony. Federico Mayor, director-general of UNESCO (United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization) and Spain's former minister for education and science, will give the address.

Mayor also will receive an honorary degree from Iowa State during the ceremony. He is being honored for his achievements as a biochemist and his efforts to promote peace in the Middle East and throughout the world. He first visited campus in 1993, when UNESCO and the university jointly established the International Institute of Theoretical and Applied Physics on campus. IITAP fosters world peace through sharing scientific advances.

Tickets are not needed for any of the ceremonies.

ISU colleges again will recognize their graduating students at receptions either Friday evening or Saturday morning.

Spring semester '98
May 8-9

Friday, May 8

Saturday, May 9

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