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Post by Katiedot on Thu Apr 05 2012, 08:27

I don't remember reading this before.

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Longtime local media personality Nick Clooney has been announced as commencement speaker for spring graduation.

By Scott Winfield | News Editor | Published: 03/30/12 3:19pm

Longtime local media personality Nick Clooney has been announced as commencement speaker for spring graduation ceremonies.

On Tuesday, The University of Cincinnati Board of Trustees announced Clooney’s appointment and that he will be receiving an honorary degree from the university.

Clooney, a Northern Kentucky native and father of actor George Clooney, has been a Cincinnati media personality since 1966, when he first appeared as a host on WLW radio.

Among many media accomplishments, he hosted the “Nick Clooney Show,” a morning talk show, on WLWC television in Columbus in 1968. The show was moved to WCPO Channel 9 in Cincinnati from 1969-72 and then continued on WKRC-TV channel 12 from 1973-75.

Clooney also served as a columnist for The Cincinnati Post from 1989 until the Post closed its doors in 2008.

Most recently, Nick and George Clooney were arrested March 16 at the Sudanese embassy in Washington, D.C., for attempting to convince Sudanese president Omar Al-Bashir to stop violence against his own people and to allow humanitarian aid into the country.

The Clooneys also produced hosted a documentary released in 2007 on the conflicts in Darfur, Sudan.

A formal nomination for Clooney to be the 2012 spring commencement speaker was submitted by former president of the UC Foundation Mike Carroll and was submitted to the UC Board of Trustees in 2010.

“A respected journalist who is selfless in his advocacy on behalf of the refugees of Darfur, Nick is a caring and concerned leader who gets the job done – a man of action, well-deserving of our highest honor,” Carroll said in his recommendation to Chairperson of the Honors Committee George Schaefer.

Clooney will speak at spring commencement and graduation June 8-9.

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Post by it's me on Thu Apr 05 2012, 13:00

I'm glad
he will be seen
and so admired Very Happy
from so many offsprings!!!

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Post by MM on Thu Apr 05 2012, 13:28

I work at the University of Cincinnati, so I will volunteer at the Commencement as an assistant.

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Post by it's me on Thu Apr 05 2012, 13:43

good
tell all us!!!!

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Post by melbert on Fri Apr 06 2012, 03:08

Yes MM - take VERY good notes and report back to us!!!

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Post by lucy on Fri Apr 06 2012, 03:40

That man has got a voice, I could listen to him sell anything even de-caf!

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Post by Lakin460 on Fri Apr 06 2012, 04:10

MM wrote:I work at the University of Cincinnati, so I will volunteer at the Commencement as an assistant.



YAAAAAAY!!!! We have a covert operative in the field! Go baby go!

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Post by MM on Wed Apr 11 2012, 18:37

For those of you who would like to see the University of Cincinnati June 2012 commencement ceremony live on June 8-9, here is a link:

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Currently, there is the 2011 Winter Commencement online, which will be replaced by the Spring Commencement when it happens.

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Post by melbert on Wed Apr 11 2012, 19:36

Thanks MM. Please help us remember when it comes closer!

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Post by cindigirl on Mon Apr 16 2012, 20:56

Here's an interesting video of one of Nick Clooney's speeches.




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Post by MM on Wed May 16 2012, 18:08

MM wrote:For those of you who would like to see the University of Cincinnati June 2012 commencement ceremony live on June 8-9, here is a link:

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Currently, there is the 2011 Winter Commencement online, which will be replaced by the Spring Commencement when it happens.

Here are the commencement times:

Friday, June 8: 2:00 pm
Saturday, June 9: 9:00 am and 2pm

These are United States Eastern Daylight Saving TImes. I do not know if people outside the US can see the website.

I do not know what my role will be during the commencement, but I will let you all know when it happens.

George deserves an honorary degree from Northern Kentucky University, since he went there years ago.

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Post by Pari on Wed May 16 2012, 18:46

Regal... I love you

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Post by MM on Mon Jun 04 2012, 15:15

OK, folks, listen up!!

It has been confirmed that Nick Clooney will receive his honorary doctoral degree from the University of Cincinnati at 9:00 am on Saturday, June 9 at the morning ceremony. I have volunteered a an assistant for the two day ceremony, but I do not know what my duties will be, or what hours I will be working.

Here is the link for live streaming video:

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(Broadcasting will start 30 minutes before the actual ceremony, so it would be wise to tune in at that time)

The ceremony on Saturday will be at 9:00 am Eastern Daylight Savings Time USA, so keep that in mind if you want to see it live.


Here is a time zone converter calculator to convert the Cincinnati time to your own local time.

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Show your support for Nick and George Clooney by watching this honored event.

P.S. There will also be a ceremony on Friday, June 8 at 2:00 pm (Cincinnati time), and on Saturday, June 9 at 2:00 pm (Cincinnati time). Nick Clooney will receive his degree at the Saturday morning ceremony at 9:00 am.

Nick Clooney will be speaking at all three ceremonies, but will officially receive his honorary degree at the June 9 morning ceremony.


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Post by melbert on Mon Jun 04 2012, 15:50

Thanks MM!!!!!

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Post by it's me on Mon Jun 04 2012, 15:53

WOW!!!
Complimenti!!! Very Happy

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Post by MM on Mon Jun 04 2012, 17:05

Love your graduation picture, It's me!!

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Post by it's me on Mon Jun 04 2012, 17:09

thanks MM Smile

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Post by MM on Tue Jun 05 2012, 17:30

I have received word from the commencement coordinator that I will have the honored task of making sure that the undergraduate students will be in their proper formations so that they will receive their respective diplomas in order. We will have the biggest graduating class in the history of the University of Cincinnati, so it is very important that the students will be in order (I will be with a team of six other people, so it will be a massive task, indeed). In 1995, I received two bachelor degrees from the University of Cincinnati from the Evening College/Business Administration Division, so I will relive that wonderful day again (truly, it was one of the best days of my life)

GO BEARCATS!!!

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Post by melbert on Wed Jun 06 2012, 02:59

Yay MM!!! Tell Nick that all his COH fans are very proud of him!!!

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Post by Joanna on Wed Jun 06 2012, 17:22

Have a great day MM on Saturday ! Hello!

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Post by MM on Wed Jun 06 2012, 17:39

Thanks ladies. It is probably a good thing that I will not be directing students to the stage to receive their diplomas, because the guest speaker always sits on the stage during the ceremony. I would not be able to focus on my job. LOL!!

Note: Please check my above link, as items have been changed.

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Post by MM on Thu Jun 07 2012, 19:49

ALERT!!!

[Fire up your computers for the University of Cincinnati Commencement tomorrow starting at 1:30 PM Cincinnati time, Nick Clooney will be the speaker at the ceremony. See my postings in the topic above for details.

Thanks and have a great day!!

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Post by Joanna on Thu Jun 07 2012, 20:34

Oi, you! Hello!

For those of us across the pond.....
a link to a recorded video would be very much appreciated Coolio

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Post by MM on Thu Jun 07 2012, 21:03

For those of you who may not be able to see it live, here is the link:

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It is the same link that is used for the live broadcast. After the ceremony, it will be up for a few days on the website. It cannot be copied, however.

Countdown until tomorrow!!

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Post by melbert on Fri Jun 08 2012, 02:17

Thanks MM!!!!

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Post by Joanna on Fri Jun 08 2012, 09:49

Thank you MM.

Have a great day with lots of happy memories.

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Post by Joanna on Fri Jun 08 2012, 20:39

Was that you MM in the centre aisle, near the front,
with short grey hair ?

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Post by MM on Fri Jun 08 2012, 21:53

Joanna wrote:Was that you MM in the centre aisle, near the front,
with short grey hair ?

No, I was working in my office on Friday afternoon. I will be working on Saturday morning and afternoon in the gymnasium, getting the students ready to march into the arena (playing the part of the sheep dog corralling the sheep). I will not be in sight of a camera

BTW, I am 5 feet, 10 inches tall, with short dark hair cut in the manner of Christiane Amanpour. I weigh about 270 pounds. I am a tall, fat broad. Look at the link called, "MM Meets Nick and Nina," and you will see me in my natural state (with a curly cut)

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Post by Joanna on Fri Jun 08 2012, 22:25

Ah yes I remember MM.... LOL

A very attractive sheep dog too Thumbs up!
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Post by melbert on Sat Jun 09 2012, 15:15

I LLLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVVVVVEEEEEEEEEEEEE NICK CLOONEY!

OMFE! He was amazing! Congrats Nick!!!!!!!!!!!!! And THANK YOU MM for connecting us!

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Post by MM on Sun Jun 10 2012, 00:01

I just got back from commencement. I was on duty for ten hours straight, with a 30 minute lunch break.

I was able to get some long distance shots of NIck on stage, but I will not post them, since you cannot see where he is.

SInce I was a staff volunteer, I was able to be in the arena area, but there was tight police security for the president's party (this is the president of the University of Cincinnati, not President Obama). The party was whisked away in several sets of elevators, so I was unable to get any close-up shots of Nick. Only police security was allowed near the president's party. However, the party had a private wine and cheese party in the Faculty Club.

I totally enjoyed Nick's commencement speech. My favorite part was about the "roughage speech," given by the doctor. For those of you who saw the commencement, what parts did you all like? Lets' share our stories, here.


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Post by melbert on Sun Jun 10 2012, 00:32

Oh MM, I so enjoyed his whole speech! I loved the very beginning where they showed the little video. When he started his talk, he spoke about what his obituary would look like. "Nick Clooney, brother of the wonderful Rosemary Clooney, father of the Oscar winning actor, director George Clooney, died today". (sorry, those aren't the exact words, but CRS is bad today). But he had serious notes and hilarious parts. Really nothing about his family, not even Nina, Ada or the kids. But, it really was wonderful! Thanks again MM for letting us know about this. I'm so glad I got to see it!

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Post by LornaDoone on Sun Jun 10 2012, 04:19

Still haven't found the transcript of his speech nor video but here is some info which includes a snippet and his picture...

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Post by MM on Sun Jun 10 2012, 11:28

LornaDoone wrote:Still haven't found the transcript of his speech nor video but here is some info which includes a snippet and his picture...

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LD, here is the link:

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Since the live broadcast is over, you will need to wait for the video, which should be up and running in 1-2 weeks. I will let you all know when this will happen.


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Post by MM on Sun Jun 10 2012, 11:36

melbert wrote:Oh MM, I so enjoyed his whole speech! I loved the very beginning where they showed the little video. When he started his talk, he spoke about what his obituary would look like. "Nick Clooney, brother of the wonderful Rosemary Clooney, father of the Oscar winning actor, director George Clooney, died today". (sorry, those aren't the exact words, but CRS is bad today). But he had serious notes and hilarious parts. Really nothing about his family, not even Nina, Ada or the kids. But, it really was wonderful! Thanks again MM for letting us know about this. I'm so glad I got to see it!

I liked that video also, although I have seen it before on various shows about Nick/George Clooney. If you saw the photos of Nick when he was younger, he almost looks like George's twin brother.

I talked with some of the young (22-24 years old) graduating students, and some thought that Nick was George's uncle, or much older brother. I explained that Nick was George's father, because I am a native Cincinnatian, and I saw the Nick Clooney phenomenon while I was growing up here. Many were shocked at how much Nick resembled George in these older photos and videos.

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Post by it's me on Sun Jun 10 2012, 11:42

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Post by LornaDoone on Sun Jun 10 2012, 22:22

Thanks MM. I followed Nick's newspaper columns until the paper went out of biz and I really enjoyed his commentary there, so the speech was probably pretty awesome as well as insightful!

Looking forward to the video.

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Post by MM on Tue Jun 19 2012, 20:08

OK, here is the latest update on UC's 2012 Commencement:

The website has a link for archived commencement ceremony viewing. The 2012 link should be up by 6/20/2012. If it is not up and running by that date, just give it a bit more time.

Here is the link:

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Also, here is a copy of the letter of thanks sent by the the University of Cincinnati President to all the Commencement volunteers:

Sent on behalf of President Williams:

Dear Commencement Volunteers,

Our three Commencement exercises on Friday and Saturday were very much appreciated by the families attending, and I want you to know how grateful I am for your hard work to make these ceremonies so special for our graduates. The Honorary Degree and Award for Excellence recipients and their special guests indicated to me how impressed they are with our ceremonies and the joyful atmosphere you provide.

Thank you again for your work on Commencement.

Sincerely,


President Gregory H. Williams

Well, you all know who one of the Honorary Degree recipients was, correct? It was Nick Clooney. He is so awesome, isn't he? Coolio

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Post by Cinderella on Tue Jun 19 2012, 20:36

Yay!!!! cheers

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Post by melbert on Tue Jun 19 2012, 21:28

Yay MM!!! You did us proud!

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Post by MM on Thu Jun 21 2012, 17:09

LATEST NEWS ON UC's 2012 COMMENCEMENT:The website has a link for archived commencement ceremony viewing. It is now up and running. Here is the link:

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Click on the links in the upper right-hand side for the Commencement. You will see all three ceremonies. This is your ONLY CHANCE to see it, so, do it as soon as possible.

Anyone with a broadband connection anywhere in the world can see this video, so our friends in all parts of the world can tune in to enjoy.


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Post by Atalante on Thu Jun 21 2012, 17:50

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Post by melbert on Fri Jun 22 2012, 01:47

Thanks MM! You da bomb!!!!! Give Flowers

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Post by Katiedot on Sun Jun 24 2012, 17:58

Great stuff MM. Glad to see you enjoyed the day and thanks for sharing.

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