The staff in the office of Student Life is working hard to prepare for commencement: soon-to-be graduates are coming by to pick up their cap and gowns, requesting additional graduation tickets, etc. Much of the work taking place yesterday and today involves setting up the Kern Center's Ice Arena, where the ceremony will commence. The rotating stage is in place, the seating is established, the lighting and sound system is in production--it's quite a process, to prepare for such a ceremony. And the work is worth it: graduating from MSOE is a true accomplishment, and I'm proud of our university for honoring our grads with a splendid commencement.

Though the entire team has contributed to graduation preparation, I'd like to give a "shout out" to Sonya, Rick, Nick, and Kayla for all they have done to ensure a successful ceremony. Good work.