News in brief, Dec. 1

Fall commencement ceremony scheduled for Dec. 14

December graduates will walk across the stage Dec. 14 in the fall 2014 commencement ceremony.

Check-in time for graduates is 1:30 p.m. The ceremony begins at 2 p.m. in Charles Koch Arena.

Professional photographers will be at the ceremony to take photos of graduates. Photo proofs and price sheets will be emailed to graduates a few weeks after the ceremony. Those wishing to order photos over the phone are asked to call Grad Images at 1-800-261-2576, or visit their website,

Because parking at commencement is not reserved, the university encourages carpooling. Attendees may park in either the green or yellow parking lots near Koch Arena.

The ceremony will be streamed live online. Visit and click on “Live Commencement Streaming” in the sidebar on the left-hand side of the page.

Karaoke at the RSC Monday

Students wanting to blow off a little finals stress with music can do so at Shocker Sports Grill & Lanes today.

“Finals Frenzy: Karaoke” takes place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The event is to help relieve students from the stresses of finals.

For more information, contact Student Involvement at 978-3022, or email [email protected].

Ulrich Spa Getaway on Tuesday, Wednesday

Students experiencing finals stress have a chance for some rest and relaxation at the Ulrich Museum of Art.

The Ulrich Spa Getaway takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

Students can relax away stress with hand and neck massages, soothing tunes, hot teas and refreshments provided by the Ulrich Museum.

The Spa Getaway is open to the WSU community and is free to WSU students.

For more information, call 978-3664, or email [email protected].

12 Days of Christmas sales begins today

The 12 Days of Christmas sale at the University Bookstore kicks off today.

The sale will go until Dec. 13. A new sale is added every day.

In addition, the bookstore is offering free shipping in honor of Cyber Monday. Use the code CYBERWU on the bookstore’s website,

The bookstore is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.

—TJ Rigg