The ‘Sounds of the Centennial’ and an inspiring message from a leading educator will mark the historic occasion tomorrow (Nov. 9), when the University community gathers for the Centennial Academic Convocation.
Led by a procession of more than 200 faculty members in their academic regalia, the 100th anniversary event will begin at 2:30 p.m. in Anderson Arena. President Carol Cartwright will preside over the academic ceremony; Larry Weiss, BGSU Centennial Anniversary Commission co-chair, will serve as master of ceremonies.
BGSU alumnus Staff Sgt. Ryan Nowlin, now the staff arranger for the United States Marine Corps Band, will return to campus to conduct the BGSU Wind Symphony in his winning composition “Fanfare: Sounds of the Centennial.”
Ron Clark, best-selling author of The Essential 55: An Award-winning Educator's Rules for Discovering the Successful Student in Every Child and the 2000 Disney American Teacher of the Year, will give the keynote address.
The date of the convocation almost matches the day (Nov. 10) the city of Bowling Green was selected as the site of the University; Nov. 10 is also the official birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Be there to join in the singing of the alma mater and other important academic traditions as we celebrate the importance of teaching and learning in this centennial year.