Commencement speakers tough to catch

Excerpt from the Peoria Journal Star:

Even though its students are on winter break, the Knox College staff is gearing up for the 2008 commencement ceremonies.

But the one piece they don’t have in place just yet is the commencement speaker.

In the past, Knox students have pulled out some truly gangbusting speakers, including presidential hopeful and U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., in 2005; TV’s “Comedy Central” talk show host Stephen Colbert in 2006; and former president Bill Clinton in 2007. And that list leaves some wondering who the Class of 2008 will bring to campus.

The process of choosing the speaker, which began in June with the senior class presenting its “wish list” to administrators, can take months.