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Legislative Commitments Prevent McCaskill’s Commencement Remarks

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG, MO (Dec. 11, 2009) – With critical discussion regarding health care reform expected to continue through this weekend at the nation’s capital, U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill will be unable to present keynote remarks at UCM ’s 2009 fall commencement ceremonies.

The Democrat from Missouri was slated to speak during undergraduate ceremonies set for 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12 in the Multipurpose Building. As McCaskill fulfills her commitment to Missourians in addressing health care issues, UCM President Aaron Podolefsky will present commencement remarks on Saturday.

Commencement weekend begins this evening, Friday, Dec. 11, with the graduate commencement ceremony at 7 p.m. in the Multipurpose Building.  Special remarks during the graduate ceremony include “Reflections on Graduate Education at UCM” by Judith Knipmeyer, candidate for Education Specialist in Human Services/Professional Counseling, and “Opportunities and Challenges” by Julie Carman, candidate for the Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree. A reception will take place for graduate students and their families from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the same location.