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Google executive to address the search economy

Anyone searching for information about Google can find it Tuesday (April 3) at the University.

BGSU will host Grady Burnett, head of online sales and operation in the company’s Ann Arbor, Mich., office, for a 4 p.m. talk on “Google and the Search Economy” in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union Theater.

Speaking as part of BGSU’s Tech Trends series, Burnett will focus on Google’s technologies, products and people; how it’s leveraging technology to benefit business, and its Michigan operations, including profiles of customers and how they have successfully used Google AdWords. The presentation is free and open to the public.

In his job, Burnett is responsible for hiring, customer service, account management and sales efforts supporting the AdWords advertising program. He previously worked at Google’s Mountain View, Calif., headquarters as manager of the national agency team, which oversees the company’s relationships with advertising agencies, search engine marketing consultancies and resellers.

Burnett is a University of Michigan graduate and holds a master of business administration degree from the Harvard School of Business. Before joining Google, he was vice president of agency sales at DoubleClick, Inc.

The Tech Trends series is an exploration of issues and trends in technology teaching and learning. Sponsors are BGSU’s Information Technology Committee and the offices of the Executive Vice President and the Chief Information Officer.

OPERS, social security representatives to share information

Ohio Public Employees Retirement System members are reminded that OPERS representatives will be on campus April 24-26 for individual interviews to review personal retirement accounts. Also, on April 25, a social security representative, along with an OPERS representative, will provide retirement information at two general information sessions.

If you are interested in attending an information session or scheduling a personal interview with an OPERS representative, contact Diana Shamp at 2-2115 or Rochelle Meyer at 2-8421 no later than Friday (April 6).

Philosophy department’s Great Debates series moves off campus

The philosophy department will host the next event in its Great Debates series from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday (April 4) at the Wood County District Public Library on North Main Street. The question under debate is “Should the Government Guarantee Minimal Health Care Benefits for All?”

The speakers include Dr. George Agich, director of the BG Experience, and philosophy graduate assistants Katherine Erbeznik, Peter Jaworski and Noah Levin.

For more information, email Ian Young at

April 2, 2007