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May 16, 2005
Contact: Mary Jane Dunlap, University Relations, (785) 864-8853.

KU announces names of more than 4,500 spring 2005 candidates for degrees

LAWRENCE -- The names of more than 4,500 candidates for degrees at the University of Kansas this spring -- representing 101 Kansas counties, 46 states and more than 50 countries -- have been announced by the KU registrar.

KU's Class of 2005 numbers more than 6,600, including more than 2,125 who completed degree work last summer and fall. Because KU conducts only one formal commencement ceremony each year, many of these candidates for degrees will return Sunday, May 22, for the university's 133rd commencement procession into Memorial Stadium. More than 4,000 members of the Class of 2005 are expected to participate.

Faculty and candidates for degrees will assemble about 2 p.m. along Memorial Drive for the procession, which begins at 2:30 p.m. The program begins about 3:30 p.m. In case of inclement weather, participants should call the KU Information Center, (785) 864-3506, or listen to local radio and television stations to learn the exact time of the commencement ceremony. Commencement information and an up-to-date schedule of events also are available online at www.commencement.ku.edu.

Graduates are listed online by home county and state at www.news.ku.edu/2005/may/16/directory.shtml. Students' names are in the following format: Parent Hometown Student's name, degree or degrees, major, level, gender, parent names, high school information (when available).

Of 105 Kansas counties, 101 are represented. There are no graduates from these counties: Gray, Logan, Stanton and Wallace. There are graduates hailing from 46 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and from 51countries.

KU offers about 75 undergraduate and 165 graduate degrees. To facilitate listing of degrees, abbreviations for the more common ones are used with the major or majors when applicable. If no major is listed, the name of the major is in the name of the degree.

The degree key below is used in abbreviating names of degrees :

BA-bachelor of arts
BAE-bachelor of art education
BGS-bachelor of general studies
BFA-bachelor of fine arts
BM- bachelor of music
BME-bachelor of music education
BSB-bachelor of science in business
BSE-bachelor of science in education
BSJ-bachelor of science in journalism
BSN-bachelor of science in nursing
BSW-bachelor of social work
CFR-certificate of fellowship or residency
DE-doctor of engineering
DMA-doctor of musical arts
EdD-doctor of education
EDS-specialist in education
JD-juris doctor (doctor of laws)
MA-master of arts
MAIS (MAS)-master of accounting and information systems
MAR-master of architecture
MBA-master of business administration
MD-doctor of medicine
ME-master of engineering
MME-master of music education
MFA-master of fine arts
MHAMS-master of historical administration and museum studies
MHD-master of human development
MHS-master of health service administration
MM-master of music
MOT-master of occupational therapy
MPA-master of public administration
MPH-master of public health
MS-master of science
MSE-master of science in education
MSW-master of social work
MUP-master of urban planning
PD-doctor of pharmacy
PhD-doctor of philosophy

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