URI to webcast undergraduate commencement

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WRIU radio station to broadcast ceremonies


KINGSTON, R.I.—May 18, 2010—Wherever you and your computer may roam this coming Sunday, May 23 you can catch the University of Rhode Island undergraduate commencement ceremonies.


URI will once again webcast the ceremonies live from the Quadrangle. The action begins at 12:15 p.m. when members of the 50th class reunion step off.


Just go to the University’s homepage www.uri.edu to connect. The link will remain active for a couple of weeks and then will be archived and placed on URI’s YouTube channel, which is accessible from the homepage.


Listeners also have the option to tune their radio dial to WRIU, 90.3 FM to hear the excitement.


Dave Lavallee of Wakefield, assistant director of URI’s Department of Communications and Marketing, will provide commencement commentary.


Lavallee earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism from URI in 1979 and was a newspaper reporter for 13 years before joining URI in 1994. He was a reporter and photographer at The Manchester Evening Herald in Connecticut and The Woonsocket Call. After earning his master’s degree at URI in 1987, he worked at The Newport Daily News as a reporter, editor and photographer where he was honored by the Associated Press and Rhode Island Press Association for breaking news coverage and news analysis. He has hosted or co-hosted the commencement show for five years.


In case of rain, the ceremonies will be web cast live from the Ryan Center at URI.