BVU offers ACES Events to the public

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Learn about the traditions of Buena Vista University and the threats of binge drinking to young people, at upcoming ACES events at BVU(Academic and Cultural Events Series). All of the following events are open to the public and free of charge.

On Monday, Sept. 24, from 4 - 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the Science Center Room 126 and Tuesday, Sept. 25, 7 - 8 p.m. at Science Center Room 126 at program will be presented entitled "Beavers Forever - How Will You Leave Your Mark? "

How much do you know about Buena Vista University? How did the mascot come to be the "Beavers"? What 1956 event nearly caused Buena Vista to close its doors? Why should freshman be thankful they don't have to wear beanies? What items were offered to faculty in the 1930's in place of their salaries? Where do tuition dollars go? What is the endowment and how is it used? How was BVU molded into the university where students live and learn today? All of these questions and more will be answered in this multi-media presentation showcasing the history and traditions of BVU.

Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 8 - 9 p.m. at Schaller Memorial Chapel at program called "Happy Hour Comedy!" will be presented.

Hailed by the Los Angeles Daily News as "the most important comedian in the country today" Bernie McGrenahan's 'Happy Hour' tour is impacting high school and college students across America. ABC, NBC, FOX and CBS cover this powerful speaker's tour which addresses the number one substance abuse problem on college campuses today, high-risk drinking. After opening Happy Hour with his hilarious stand-up comedy show, Bernie shares the facts of how his college party got 'out of control'. He reveals how his "social drinking" escalated to "high-risk" drinking rapidly, and the consequences that followed. He encourages students to avoid excessive consumption, motivating them to follow a more healthy and productive way of life. Bernie addresses the social norm of how much alcohol students actually drink, acknowledging that most students of legal drinking age do consume alcohol moderately and responsibly. Happy Hour is comedy...with a message. It inspires students to achieve their dreams by dealing with life's obstacles in a positive way. Happy Hour brings a motivating, uplifting and poignant message not only to students, but also to individuals of the community. This website is full of television stories, newspaper articles, and letters of praise that all focus on Happy Hour Comedy and how powerful the program is.

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