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Join in the celebration as the Class of 2024 gets ready to graduate. 的 2024 Commencement ceremony will be held Saturday, 5月11日上午10点.m. at the Tony’s Pizza 事件 Center in downtown Salina. All graduates are required to RSVP with 吉尔科斯特 截止到4月15日.  All guests should be seated by 9:45 a.m. More information for guests can be found below.

研究生的结局!

Mabee竞技场
4月10日
11 a.m. 到1p.m.

在日历上做记号! All spring 2024 Graduates are expected to attend the 研究生的结局.  Your cap 和 gown 和 other on-campus resources will all be in one convenient place to assist you as you plan for the special day.

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先锋大厅,前台阶
5月10日上午10:30.m.

This year’s class photo will be taken on the front steps of Pioneer Hall on Friday, 5月10日上午10:45.m., immediately before the 学士学位的服务. 请制定参加计划.

学士学位的服务

Click here to stream the 学士学位的服务!

University United Methodist Church
5月10日11点.m.

的 processional will begin from the front steps of Pioneer Hall after the class photo.

毕业生与家庭野餐

Student Activities Center 和 Patio
5月10日中午

RSVP for this special graduate 和 family event is required to (电子邮件保护) 4月15日前.

护理别针仪式

Mabee竞技场
5月10日下午6点.m.

的 Nurses’ Pinning Ceremony will be streamed live online at the 我校体育视频门户. Students receiving their pins should be seated by 5:45 p.m.

Commencement Processional 和 Marching Order

All graduates 和 faculty should enter the south arena doors 和 must report to the concourse area of the Tony’s Pizza 事件 Center by 9:15 a.m. to form the lines of march for the processional. 早上八点半开门. A marching order will be available during the line-up for Commencement.

Commencement Photos 和 More

To better allow families to enjoy the commencement ceremony 和 ensure the safety of all guests in the arena, a professional photographer will take the photos of all graduates as they cross the stage. All graduates will be able to download these 和 other photos from the event free of charge in the days following graduation. Specific instructions will be made available on the main graduation page 和 KWU social media outlets as soon as possible.

2024年毕业典礼演讲嘉宾

Jernard B. 伯克斯、B.A. ’90

Jernard Burks, of Los Angeles, will celebrate 40 years of acting in 2024. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 的atre in 1990 from KWU, Burks studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City 和 with the late Broadway director Gene Frankel at Frankel’s acting studio.

One of Burks’ first professional plays was the off-Broadway show 俄瑞斯忒斯 蒂娜·兰道导演. His first major film role came in 1994 in the acclaimed film 穿蓝裙子的魔鬼 with two-time Oscar winner Denzel Washington.

He has been featured in several box-office hits such as 《幸运28》, Four Brothers, Bringing Down the House, Starsky & 厨白云石是我的名字, 等.

在戏剧的世界里, Burks had the honor of working with two-time Pulitzer Prize playwright August Wilson in the play 七个吉他. He has worked in regional theatres in the U.S., including Seattle Rep, Hartford Stage 和 the Alley 的atre.

He has numerous television credits 和 can be seen in a new show called 如何孤独地死去.

As a writer, Burks developed a play called 蓝调之王, based on the life of blues great B.B. King, which had its workshop premiere at 的atre Salina in 2013.

在大学期间, Burks was named Honorable Mention All-American 和 three-time First Team All-Conference as a defensive tackle in football. He was inducted into the KWU Jerry Jones Athletic Hall of Fame in 2007.

Burks was onstage in numerous KWU theatre productions 和 was a regional finalist for the Irene Ryan 的atre Scholarship for a graduate program. Burks also won several speech tournament awards while at KWU, competing against Division 1 schools.

Burks has come back to Salina often to perform at 的atre Salina in conjunction with KWU 和 the city of Salina. In 2004 he 和 his late wife, Carla, were part of Salina’s production of 钢琴课.

In 2012 Burks returned to Salina to perform in Wilson’s play 栅栏. 的 Salina NAACP gave him an award that year as the guest speaker for the annual Freedom Fund Luncheon.

Burks is a widower 和 the proud father of his son, Jason.

著名的事件

学士学位的服务

University United Methodist Church
5月10日11点.m.

A streaming link will be available on the main Commencement page, as well as through KWU’s social media channels.

护理别针仪式

Mabee竞技场
5月10日下午6点.m.

的 护理别针仪式 will be streamed live.

毕业典礼

Tony’s Pizza 事件 Center Arena
5月11日上午10点.m.

Join in the celebration as the Class of 2024 gets ready to graduate.

学生毕业

KWU student with president at graduation

嘉宾毕业典礼

Student with family members at graduation