One hundred years ago, plans for a teaching college in northwest Ohio were set into motion. On Friday and Saturday (May 7 and 8), BGSU will mark its 267th graduation. A total of 2,288 diplomas will be awarded, including 360 degrees granted through the Graduate College.
Speaking will be 2009 Master Teacher Heath Diehl, graduating senior Ochuko Evwaraye of Dayton, state Rep. Randy Gardner, graduati: ng senior Jamie Hoke of Bowling Green, Traci Holland, a wife, mother and graduating senior from Perrysburg, and Timothy Smith, special assistant to President Carol Cartwright.
Four separate graduation ceremonies will take place in Anderson Arena. The Graduate College ceremony is at 7 p.m. on Friday. The College of Arts and Sciences kicks things off at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday. Students in the colleges of Business Administration, Health and Human Services and Technology will have their commencement at 1 p.m., and the ceremony for graduates of the colleges of Education and Human Development and Musical Arts begins at 4:30 p.m.
BGSU's Firelands' commencement will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Cedar Point Center Auditorium.
Don't miss the party
All faculty are invited to a "Celebration of BGSU Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching" from 2-3:30 p.m. tomorrow (May 6) in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.
Hosted by the Board of Trustees, President Carol Cartwright and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Ken Borland, the reception is being held in appreciation for faculty's contributions that earned BGSU its 11th-place ranking for undergraduate teaching in the 2009-10 edition of U.S.News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges."
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Online career help available for students
In the past seven months, more than 500 BGSU students have used "FOCUS II: Career and Educational Planning Solutions," an online guidance system, to assess their interests, skills, work values and personality and to investigate suitable occupations and majors, through various self-assessment inventories.
The most popular self-exploration assessments were Work Interest, Personality, Skills and Values. Based on users' self-assessment results, FOCUS generates customized lists of occupational prospects along with links to detailed descriptions of job duties, skill and knowledge requirements, working conditions, training, job outlook and earnings, suggested work experiences and sources of additional information.
Street closing announced
Until 8 p.m. tonight (May 5), East Merry Avenue between North College Drive and Thurstin Avenue will be accessible only to students and families moving out of Offenhauer and McDonald residence halls. This portion of the road has been closed to all other traffic to assist students with their move and ensure safety.
Access to this section of East Merry will also be limited to residents who are moving out between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday (May 6 and 7).
Staff from Parking Services will be on site to assist with traffic flow.
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