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Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle to speak at GSU graduation
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    Georgia's Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle will address graduates Saturday during Georgia Southern University’s spring 2007 commencement at Paulson Stadium.
    Cagle will speak to about 2,344 graduates during the 9 a.m. ceremony, said GSU spokesperson Loretta Brandon.
     Cagle, who attended GSU,  is the first Republican ever elected to the state’s second highest office.
    In 1994, at 28, he was elected to the Georgia State Senate and served prominent roles including chairman of the Finance Committee.
    Cagle serves as vice chair of the One Georgia Authority, vice chair of the Georgia State Finance and Investment Commission, and on the executive committee of the Republican Lt. Governor’s Association.
    Graduation is a large event, so graduates and their friends and families are urged to arrive early.
    “As families come to celebrate with their graduates, traffic and parking near the University is a challenge on commencement day,” said Georgia Southern Registrar Michael Deal, who oversees the day’s festivities. “We encourage everyone attending commencement to be on campus by 8 a.m., to park in the lots across campus, and to use the university’s shuttle bus to move from the parking lots to Paulson Stadium."
    The graduates include 1,855 undergraduates and 489 graduate students. Among the undergraduates, 55 percent are female.    Although the graduates come from 25 different states, 94.7 percent are native Georgians.
     Georgia Southern’s student radio station, WVGS-FM 91.9 “The Buzz,” will provide ongoing traffic and parking information in the hours before and after the ceremony, Brandon said.
    "WVGS will be broadcasting updates on traffic and parking to help people get where they need to go,”  Deal said.
    In the event of rain, the ceremonies will take place in Hanner Field House at 9 a.m., noon, 3 p.m., and 6 p.m., Brandon said.
    The commencement ceremony will be Webcast on, the University’s Web site.
    Additional information about commencement is available on the University Spotlight at
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