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Gov. Warner To Speak At U.Va. Class Ring Ceremony

October 17, 2005 --

Who:         Virginia Gov. Mark R. Warner

What:        Keynote Address at U.Va. Class of 2007 Ring Ceremony

When:       Friday, Oct. 21, 5 p.m.

Where:     The Lawn (Rain Site: University Hall)          

Virginia Gov. Mark R. Warner will deliver the keynote address at the University of Virginia’s Class of 2007 Ring Ceremony, to be held on the Lawn on Friday, Oct. 21, at 5 p.m.(Rain site: University Hall.)

U.Va.’s Ring Ceremony is an annual event held in conjunction with Fall Convocation and Family Weekend. During this year’s ceremony, members of the Class of 2007 will receive their class rings, formalizing the custom of U.Va. students wearing their class rings beginning in their third year of study. 

In addition to Gov. Warner’s remarks, the event also will include a talk about the meaning of the class ring by Brian Albrecht, chairman of the Ring Ceremony Planning Committee, and remarks by Ross Baird, president of the Class of 2007.

For more information, contact: Ross Baird at (404) 281-1254.

Other notable activities taking place on Oct. 21:

Fall Convocation — At 2 p.m. in University Hall, President John T. Casteen III will present intermediate honors to members of the Class of 2007 during Fall Convocation, a program that recognizes undergraduate students for their academic excellence and that pays tribute to the recipient of the Thomas Jefferson Award, the University’s highest honor. Mark Edmundson, the Daniels Family NEH – Distinguished Teaching Professor, will deliver the Convocation address. To learn more about Fall Convocation, visit www.virginia.edu/majorevents/convocation.html.

Family Weekend — This annual event, which takes place this year on Oct. 21-23, provides families with an opportunity to visit U.Va. and participate in a variety of activities. A complete Family Weekend schedule can be found online by visiting www.virginia.edu/familyweekend/sched_2005.html.

Contact: Kathleen Valenzi, (434) 924-6857

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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