May 8, 2003

RSU-TV To Air Tape-Delayed Commencement

RSU-TV will air a tape-delayed broadcasting of Rogers State University's May 10th commencement ceremony.

The taped broadcast of the commencement ceremony is scheduled to air at 9 p.m., Wednesday, May 14 and 7 p.m., Sunday, May 18. RSU-TV broadcasts on UHF channel 35, Claremore and Tulsa cable channel 19, and more than 70 cable systems in northeastern Oklahoma and southern Kansas.

RSU's commencement will be held at 4 p.m., Saturday, May 10, at the Claremore Expo Center.

The university expects to confer degrees to more than 285 students, including 56 bachelor's degree candidates, from its three campuses and RSU Online during the ceremony. This will be the second year that RSU has graduated bachelor degree candidates since it was accredited as a four-year university in August 2000.

Rep. Jari Askins of Duncan will serve as the commencement speaker.

Station officials said the taped broadcast is a service to area residents and family members who are unable to attend the ceremony, in addition to providing a permanent record of the event.

As the only full-powered public television station licensed to a university in Oklahoma, RSU-TV provides educational, cultural and general interest programming to an audience of 1.2 million viewers in northeastern Oklahoma, Kansas and Arkansas.