UVA facilities management preps the lawn for final exercises
Preparations are well underway for this weekend's commencement celebrations at the University of Virginia. UVA facilities management is spending the week getting the lawn prepared for thousands of guests.
The class of 2013 is the first class to graduate on the newly renovated lawn turf, and crews say they're working hard to make the setting just right.
"There's a lot that goes into setting up for graduation, from the ramps being put in, all the fencing and stakes being put in, so you have a pretty tight schedule to get the mowing done," said Chris Ward, UVA turf supervisor.
Set up will continue all week, as the university rolls out ramps and thousands of chairs for graduates and families.
Saturday's valedictory exercises feature keynote speaker Stephen Colbert, and former U.S. Senator Jim Webb will speak at Sunday's final exercises.
Ed joined the NBC29 news team in May, 2011. A Charlotte, NC, native, he graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with degrees in journalism and political science.Full Story
Ed joined the NBC29 news team in May, 2011. A Charlotte, NC, native, he graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with degrees in journalism and political science. Email/Follow on Twitter/ Full Story
Sign Up for Email Alerts
Sign up to receive NBC29 news and weather updates in your inbox daily.
Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:41 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:41:14 GMT
Saturday August 03: Alexis Murphy left her home in Shipman, Virginia on Saturday evening, reportedly headed for Lynchburg. She tweeted "Burg Bound" to her twitter followers at 3:04 p.m. Saturday. According toFull Story
A timeline of events in the search for Alexis Murphy.Full Story