Live Web Streaming Allows Family to Share Graduation Moment
20 December, 2004 — Family and friends were able to view the
graduation ceremonies Saturday, December 18, live from their home computers through LIVE web streaming hosted by
Event Connection. Following the December 18, 2004
Graduation exercises, the video will be archived on Event Connection's servers for On-Demand viewing until
11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 27, 2004. After on-demand hosting expires, the streaming media will no longer
be available. Through a link available on the JSU website,
the graduation ceremonies will be archived for one week after commencement.
Connie E. Brown, along with Jason Cole, became the first two graduates from the new GIS concentration in the
Department of Physical and Earth Sciences. Ms. Brown's son was able to view the ceremony live via web streaming from
Brisbane, Australia where he is a senior at the University of Queensland.
Ms. Brown's two other children were in attendance at the ceremony. Her daughter is currently enrolled at JSU and
her other son attends GSCC. Ms. Brown has demonstrated her commitment to life-long learning through home schooling
her children and then having them move on to higher education in the public system just as she has.
Ms. Brown was especially appreciative of the opportunity to share an important milestone in her life with all
her family, even though they were far apart. Ms. Brown expressed her appreciation for the live coverage through an e-mail to President Meehan. She wrote,
"I wanted to let you know that it meant so much to both of us that he could 'attend' my graduation."
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