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UWRF fall commencement to be held Dec. 18 at Knowles

December 9, 2011

UW-River Falls will hold its fall commencement at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 18, in the Robert P. Knowles Physical Education and Recreation Center. Some 424 bachelor’s and master’s degree recipients are expected to participate.

A commencement concert by the River Falls Brass begins at 1:30 p.m. The commencement address will be delivered by the 2011 UWRF Distinguished Teacher Karl P. Peterson, professor of chemistry, speaking on “Core Values of a Distinguished Teacher.” Also recognized will be the recipients of the Outstanding Service Award, the highest honor given to an individual or organization outside of UWRF. This year, four deserving honorees are recipients of the award: Ag Star Financial Services; Wanda Brown and Phyllis Goldin; and Trudy Popenhagen of Xcel Energy.

Degrees will be conferred by Chancellor Dean Van Galen and presenting candidates for degrees are: Fernando Delgado, provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs; Bradley Caskey, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; Dale Gallenberg, dean of the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences; Glenn Potts, dean of the College of Business and Economics; Larry Solberg, dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies; and Michael D. Miller, associate vice chancellor for Academic Affairs and Graduate Studies.

The ceremony can be viewed live on the Internet at