WKU will confer degrees to more than 1,300 graduates in two ceremonies during its Fall 2012 Commencement on Dec. 15 at Diddle Arena.
In morning and afternoon ceremonies of its 172nd Commencement, WKU will confer 78 associates degrees, 928 baccalaureate degrees, 18 undergraduate certificates, 316 master’s degrees and nine doctor of education degrees.
The 9:30 a.m. ceremony will include graduate and undergraduate degree candidates in the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, Gordon Ford College of Business and Potter College of Arts & Letters. The 2 p.m. ceremony will include graduate and undergraduate degree candidates in the College of Health and Human Services, University College and Ogden College of Science and Engineering. (More: Read about Ed.D. graduates)
WKU President Gary Ransdell will deliver remarks at both ceremonies. The ceremonies also will include the parade of international flags, recognition of honor graduates and the commissioning of seven Army ROTC graduates as second lieutenants. Each graduate also will be given a Class of 2012 WKU red towel to wave at the end of the ceremony.
The commencement ceremonies will be broadcast live by WKYU-PBS and webcast live on WKU Sports.tv streaming video available at www.wkusports.com.
DVDs of the ceremonies are available for $35 each and can be ordered at the commencement ceremony. Orders after Dec. 15 can be placed at http://www.wkyupbs.org and inquiries should be make to WKYU-PBS at (800) 599-2424. For more about Commencement photography, video and webcast, visit
WKU-Glasgow Graduand Dec. 6
WKU-Glasgow will host its third Graduand Recognition program at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Plaza Theatre, 115 E. Main St. in Glasgow.
Graduand is a term of status referring to a student who has completed his or her studies at the university, but not yet graduated in a formal ceremony. The program, which is a precursor to the official WKU commencement, will recognize WKU-Glasgow students who have completed all requirements for December graduation.
Each WKU-Glasgow student will be given a Glasgow City Tartan stole as they are recognized on stage. The stole, worn around the neck at commencement ceremonies in Bowling Green, will signify the graduates’ affiliation with WKU’s Glasgow Campus.
Most directly connected with Scotland, the origins of tartan can be traced to the British Isles. For centuries, the tartan has been used to set apart various Scottish clans and families. The design is Glasgow tartan and is associated with the Scottish heritage of Glasgow, Ky.
Other Commencement events
- International Graduation Reception, 5 p.m. Dec. 13 at Kentucky Museum.
- Army ROTC Commissioning, 4 p.m. Dec. 14 at Mass Media and Technology Hall Auditorium.
- Outstanding Black Graduates Recognition Ceremony, 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at Downing University Center Auditorium.
Contact: Registrar’s Office, (270) 745-3351.