MSU Moorhead will award degrees to 940 students during its spring commencement program Friday, May 15 in the university’s Nemzek Fieldhouse and will be broadcast live for the first time in the school’s history Friday, May 15 on WDAY’Z Xtra.

It will also be streamed live online 

The College of Education & Human Services, College of Science, Health & the Environment, and Graduate Studies will participate in the 10 a.m. ceremony. The College of Arts, Media & Communication, College of Business & Innovation, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, and Graduate Studies will participate in the 2 p.m. ceremony.

“Commencement is one of our most meaningful ceremonies so we thought we should share it with the greater community,” said Denise Gorsline, dean of the university college. “Not only will we broadcast both the 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. commencement ceremonies in their entireties, but we will also have hour-long pre-commencement programs with interviews, student videos and other content that will be anchored by MSUM alumna Lane Zyvoloski.”

Zyvoloski, a 2013 mass communication/media studies graduate, is WDAY’s First News anchor and producer.

Viewers can also expect live tweeting using hashtag #MSUM2015.

EmilyBeck_8217 copyEmily Beck, a 2006 film studies graduate and the executive director of the Fargo Theatre Management Corp., will be the commencement speaker at both ceremonies.

Beck joined Fargo Theatre Management Corp., as a film programmer and assumed leadership of the Fargo Theatre in 2011. As executive director, she completed a successful capital campaign for the Theatre’s transition to digital exhibition, participated in the United Way’s “35 Under 35” women’s leadership program, and served as a mentor for the Barry Foundation’s “Philanthropy and Youth” program.  She was selected as MSUM’s 2013 Outstanding Young Alumni.

Parking will be open in all university lots on commencement day. Lots will not be ticketed the day of the ceremony. Street parking will be available as posted. Driving directions to campus.

Watch the ceremonies online