PSU's winter commencement not only drew a packed house, but also a global audience. For the first time, commencement was streamed live over the Internet.
According to statistics gathered by OIS, some of the locations where viewers logged on included India, Paraguay, Saudi Arabia, and Argentina. In the U.S., viewers were as close as Pittsburg and as far away as Nevada and California.
"Commencement is a family event," said President Steve Scott. "We love seeing the moms and dads, brothers and sisters, grandparents, aunts and uncles all cheering for their graduate as they step across the stage in John Lance Arena. But not everyone can make it to Pittsburg for commencement and live video streaming is a great way to use modern technology to bring together people for this special event."