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May 9, 2005

RSU-TV To Air Tape-Delayed Commencement

RSU-TV will air twice this month a tape-delayed broadcasting of Rogers State University's recent commencement ceremony.

The taped broadcast of the commencement ceremony is scheduled to air at 9 p.m., Saturday, May 14, and 9 p.m., Wednesday, 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 was held Saturday, May 7, at the Claremore Expo Center.

The university conferred degrees upon more than 400 students, including more than 125 bachelor's degree candidates, from its three campuses and RSU Online. This was the university's largest graduating class in recent history, topping last year's class by more than 10 percent. The number of RSU students graduating with bachelor's degrees this year increased by more than 35 percent increase compared with last year's total. This event marks the fourth year RSU has graduated bachelor degree candidates since being accredited as a four-year university in August 2000.

The ceremony was taped as a service to area residents and family members who were unable to attend the ceremony.

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.