* WHO :* Actor, WVU alumnus David Selby

* WHAT :* Selby, speaker at WVU ’s 135 th Commencement ceremony Sunday (May 16), will be available to speak informally with reporters on Friday about his career and his formative years in Morgantown attending public schools and WVU . Selby’s career spans stage, television and film. He has starred onFalcon CrestandDark Shadowsand made guest appearances onAlly McBeal,Touched by an AngelandThe Waltons.He is the author of two books of poetry Happenstance and My Mother’s Autumn as well as In and Out of the Shadows, a soft cover book with nearly 300 rare photographs of Selby thoughout his career.

* WHEN :* 2:30 p.m., Friday, May 14

* WHERE :* Lobby of Elizabeth Moore Hall, WVU ’s Downtown Campus

* PARKING :* Reporters should park in Area 9 of the Mountainlair parking garage and display their WVU media pass.

* NOTE FOR SUNDAY :

Limited seating will be available on press row near the Coliseum’s Blue Gate for working media attending Sunday’s commencement. Broadcast reporters requiring a mult box can go to the Coliseum floor near the Red Gate/tunnel entrance.

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