ACES, the Academic & Cultural Events Series at BVU, is designed to enrich the learning experience. There are three kinds of ACES events – cultural, scholarly and student life. Students must attend a specified number and mixture of these events each semester. ACES is included on the BVU transcript and is graded as a pass/fail.
Cultural events feature performances by touring groups or individuals. These could be theatre, vocal, dance or instrumental. Some of the past cultural events included – the Vienna Boys Choir, Rockapella, Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors” and The Cashore Marionettes. These events are often open to the public and require a ticket.
Scholarly events are lectures or discussions on topics that relate to the different schools and majors at BVU. Also included in this category are performances by the BVU music and theatre departments. All of these events are open to the public, and some require a ticket for admission.
Student life events are programs related to wellness and the campus experience. They cover topics varying to drug and alcohol abuse and relationship issues to stress management and financial literacy. These sessions are a little more casual than the other two categories, but equally as valuable.