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October 12, 2012

Weather disrupts Ashford commencement celebration

CLINTON — Weather is again disrupting Ashford University graduation ceremonies.

Strong thunderstorms are supposed to be in the area today, and on Friday, Ashford officials announced that festivities scheduled for today at Ashford University Field would be moved to the university’s campus, 400 N. Bluff Blvd.

During the spring commencement ceremony, strong winds damaged the bleachers at the university’s soccer field, forcing thousands of graduates and guests to move to the campus without much notice.

Ashford University President Elizabeth Tice said safety was the biggest factor in moving the ceremonies before the possible storm strikes.

“In anticipation of the weekend’s events, our commencement planning committee has been monitoring the weather forecast for Clinton all week,” Tice said. “To ensure the safety and the best experience for our many graduates and their families who have traveled to Clinton, we have made the decision to move the commencement celebration events indoors to various locations on campus.”

The fireworks display that was to conclude the celebration at Ashford University Field has been canceled.

The commencement celebration begins at 2 p.m. and guests are asked to park at Ashford University Field and ride the shuttle buses, as parking is limited on campus. Ashford staff will be available to direct visitors to the various new event locations.

The events already scheduled to be held on campus — a master hooding ceremony at 1 p.m. and an honor student recognition event at 3:30 p.m. — are not affected by the change of plans due to the weather, and both Kehl Arena events will go on as planned in the Durgin Educational Center on campus.

Ashford University’s commencement ceremony, set for 1 p.m. on Sunday, at the iWireless Center in Moline, Ill., will remain as scheduled.

 

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