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BYU plans Commencement Exercises April 21-22

Elder Earl C. Tingey to conduct

Elder Earl C. Tingey of the Presidency of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will speak and conduct at Brigham Young University's April 2005 Commencement Exercises Thursday, April 21, at 4 p.m. in the Marriott Center.

Also speaking at the exercises will be BYU President Cecil O. Samuelson, BYU Alumni Association President Carr C. Krueger and Shuei Chen Valerie Woo, a senior from Singapore who will be graduating with University Honors in economics.

Both KBYU-TV (Channel 11) and KBYU-FM (89.1) will broadcast the Commencement Exercises live.

The Brigham Young University Singers under the direction of Ronald Staheli will perform during the exercises.

The academic processional to the Marriott Center for graduates, representatives of the BYU administration, faculty and staff will leave the Abraham Smoot Building parking areas on Thursday at 3:30 p.m.

The Army ROTC program will commission five graduating students Thursday, April 21, at 10 a.m. in the south auditorium of the Harold B. Lee Library. The Air Force ROTC program will commission 20 graduating students Friday, April 22, at 3:30 p.m. in the Varsity Theater in the Wilkinson Student Center.

Most campus offices will close on Thursday at 2:30 p.m.

President Samuelson will also host a reception for graduates and their parents in the BYU Museum of Art Friday, April 22, from 9 to 11 a.m.

College convocation assignments for Friday are as follows:

8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.:

  • Humanities in the Marriott Center.

  • David O McKay School of Education in the Smith Fieldhouse.

  • Kennedy Center for International Studies in the Joseph Smith Building auditorium.

  • Physical and Mathematical Sciences in the Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom.

  • Fine Arts and Communications (Communications) in the de Jong Concert Hall.

  • School of Technology in the Provo Tabernacle. 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.:

  • Family, Home and Social Sciences (Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology) in the Marriott Center.

  • Engineering in the Smith Fieldhouse.

  • Nursing in the Joseph Smith Building auditorium.

  • Fine Arts and Communications (Visual Arts) in the de Jong Concert Hall. 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.:

  • Marriott School of Management in the Marriott Center.

  • Health and Human Performance in the Smith Fieldhouse.

  • School of Social Work in the Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom.

  • Fine Arts and Communications (Music, Theatre, Media Arts, Music/Dance/Theatre) in the de Jong Concert Hall.

  • Law School in the Provo Tabernacle. 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.:

  • Biology and Agriculture in the Marriott Center.

  • Family Life in the Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom. Elder Tingey was named a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ on Dec. 5, 1990. Previous to his call as a member of the Presidency of the Seventy, he was president of the Utah South Area and a member of the presidency of the Africa Area of the Church.

    Before his call to be a General Authority, he was legal counsel for the Kennecott Corporation. He served as a corporate attorney for major companies for more than 25 years.

    Active in the community, Elder Tingey served as president of the Great Salt Lake Council, Boy Scouts of America, and is a recipient of the BSA Silver Beaver Award. He has also served as a bishop, mission president (Australia Sydney Mission) and Regional Representative.

    For more information, visit BYU's Graduation Web site at saas.byu.edu/depts/graduation/.

    Writer: James McCoy

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