Thursday, August 7, 2014  
BGSU to hold summer commencement | New York Voices perform Saturday


Ernest Novak '69
The University will honor its summer graduates on Saturday (Aug. 9) during a commencement ceremony at 9 a.m. on the University Hall lawn. Among the 1,016 diplomas to be awarded are 51 associate, 545 bachelor's, 302 master's and 34 doctoral degrees.

The graduates range in age from 18 to 64. The youngest is receiving an associate degree and the oldest a master's degree. There are also 77 international students representing 26 countries.

The commencement speaker is 1969 graduate Ernest Novak. After receiving his Master of Accountancy from BGSU, he spent 34 years at the prominent firm Ernst & Young, retiring as managing partner of the Cleveland office. He remains active in the business community, serving on the board of directors for three Fortune 1000 companies. The BGSU accounting department has named Novak an "Alumnus of the Year" in recognition of his successful career in public accounting.

Head football coach Dino Babers addresses the midyear "town-gown" meeting of the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce and the University. Also attending the July 30 event in the Stroh Center was Rep. Randy Gardner (R - District 2).


Chris Venable, an academic adviser for the College of Health and Human Services, was selected to receive a graduate student scholarship to attend the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Annual Conference.

Venable, who is also a graduate student in the College Student Personnel program, is one of four recipients nationwide chosen for the award to attend the conference in Minneapolis in October. At the conference he hopes "to learn best practices and look for ways to connect student development theory to my practice as an adviser."

He also anticipates the NACADA Annual Conference may help enrich his personal philosophy of academic advising by allowing him to talk with other professionals and find additional resources for his independent study reading list. His job as an academic adviser has provided valuable experience, he said, and confirmed "that advising is the perfect way to utilize my talents and fulfill my desire to help students grow in a one-on-one setting."

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The vocal jazz ensemble New York Voices performs Saturday in the Donnell Theatre.

The University Choral Society is holding open auditions in preparation for its upcoming season of performances.

A delegation from China West Normal University visited BGSU July 31 as part of their tour to see firsthand how U.S. universities organize and manage their programs.

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