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Merrill Student Benjamin Barr Named Student Speaker

Benjamin Barr

Benjamin Barr
Winter 2013 Student Speaker

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Merrill College senior Benjamin Barr has been named student speaker for the winter commencement exercise on Sunday, Dec. 22.

Barr says he’s excited about starting his career as a sports journalist. He covered and broadcast Maryland sports throughout his college career with WMUC Sports, Maryland’s student-run sports radio station. He also served as co-sports director and external affairs director during his tenure. In addition, he covered Maryland sports for Terps TV and the Maryland men’s ice hockey club.

Povich Sports Center Director George Solomon says, “Ben Barr’s enthusiasm  for sports  broadcasting will carry him to the top of as  many mountains he wishes to climb.”

Ben interned for Washington, D.C. stations WTOP, 106.7 The Fan, and NBC4, as well as Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia. He covered the Capitals, Wizard, Nationals, and Orioles for WTOP.  As an intern at 106.7 The Fan, he researched statistics and screened calls for the “Holden and Danny” talk show.  At NBC4 he did some anchoring and produced highlights. He also logged highlights and covered the Philadelphia Union for Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia.

Ben currently produces and screens calls for game broadcasts on Federal News Radio.

The Philip Merrill College of Journalism Commencement Exercise takes place in the Gildenhorn Recital Hall of the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center on Sunday, December 22 at 1 p.m.

UMTV Announces Commencement Broadcast Schedule

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – UMTV, the University of Maryland’s cable television channel operated by the Philip Merrill College of Journalism will broadcast a total of four commencement ceremonies Sunday, May 19 and Monday, May 20. UMTV can be seen in Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties. A long-standing tradition, UMTV will broadcast the Main Commencement ceremony on May 19 starting at approximately 12:15 with the procession of graduates into the Comcast Center.

The ceremony begins at 1pm and features Oriole Hall-of-Fame Baseball Player Cal Ripken, Jr. as the speaker. UMTV will also replay the Main Commencement ceremony a number of times over the next few weeks. As in the past, the ceremony will also be streamed. All the streams are archived for future viewing at the same URLs.

The commencement exercises will also be fed by fiber to the AVOC switch in Washington, D.C. For more information media should contact:

Tiffany Warnock
Encompass Digital Media

For more information about the Main Commencement exercise at the University of Maryland, please contact University Communications at 301-405-4076.

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