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Larry MacIntyre
University Communications

Last modified: Wednesday, December 16, 2009

MEDIA ADVISORY REMINDER: Credentials needed for Saturday's commencement address by U.S. Secretary of Defense

Dec. 17, 2009

Reminder to editors: Credentials are required for media who will cover Indiana University Bloomington's 180th Commencement on Dec. 19 (Saturday), where the Honorable Robert M. Gates, U.S. Secretary of Defense, will deliver the commencement address.

Credentials will be issued only to working members of the media. Please fill out the attached form for your newspaper, magazine, radio station or television station. List the names and assignments of those who will use the passes.

Arrangements have been made to accommodate electronic media, although we also encourage you to take advantage of the event broadcast on the IU Video-Link. The ceremony will be streamed live at

To secure credentials, complete the form and return it to Susan Williams at the IU Office of University Communications. You can do so by e-mailing a completed version of the attached form to or by faxing it to 812-856-4265.

The deadline for credential requests is noon on Friday (Dec. 18). We reserve the right to limit the number of passes issued to any one organization. Call 812-855-8773 if you have questions.

Due to security procedures, media are asked to arrive by 9 a.m. -- and no later than 9:30 a.m. -- in the west lobby of IU Assembly Hall. Parking for media will be available through Gate 4 on 17th Street and along the west drive of the building for marked media trucks. Media should not use any other entrances.

No cameras or other recording equipment will be allowed inside Assembly Hall after 9:30 a.m.

Only those who have submitted written requests will receive credentials. Please be prepared to show identification when you pick up the passes.

A news release issued on Dec. 10 -- available online at -- provides complete information about the ceremony.





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