Monday, April 29, 2013
Move will allow students to become more involved in community churches.
Bob Jones University's Sunday morning worship services, a tradition since 1947, are coming to an end. The Christian university said it will cease the services in order to allow students to become more involved in community churches, WYFF reported. "They gain the opportunity to be part of a local church which is an incredible part of their spiritual growth, and, an incredible opportunity for them to minister as well as them being a part of that local congregation," Dr. Gary Weier explained to WYFF. Original article here.
Abby Chetta and Evan Brondyke have been named to the National Christian College Athletic Association's Academic All American team.
Two students at Bob Jones University have received national academic honors Abby Chetta, a junior orchestral performance major from Greenville and Evan Brondyke, a junior Health, Fitness and Recreation major from Rocky Mount, N.C., were named to the National Christian College Athletic Association’s (NCCAA) Academic All American team. “I’m proud of the efforts of Abby and Evan and am pleased the NCCAA honored two of our basketball players,” said Neal Ring, BJU athletic director. “They are solid leaders – both in the classroom and on the court. I look forward to great things from both of them next season.” Chetta and Brondyke are part of a select few student-athletes from across the country to be honored as Academic All Americans. Both are …
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Classic tragedy will be performed May 1-2.
Bob Jones University (BJU) will present one of William Shakespeare’s best known tragedies, “Macbeth,” in Rodeheaver Auditorium at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, and at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Thursday, May 2. Directed by Ron Pyle, the production features Philip Eoute as Macbeth and Shawn MacDonald as Lady Macbeth. “Macbeth” is the last of Shakespeare’s four great tragedies and one of his shortest, most concentrated plays. A drama of vaulting ambition and overpowering conscience, it moves swiftly and inexorably from the mysterious opening appearance of the three witches on a foggy heath to Macbeth’s final desperate encounter with his nemesis, Macduff, on the battlefield. Last performed at BJU in 2003, “Macbeth” will be performed for the eleventh time…
Saturday, April 6, 2013
The cross country team will begin competition in the fall.
Saturday, April 6
Bob Jones University announced Friday the appointment of Landon and Katie Bright to lead the new intercollegiate cross country program. The cross country team will begin competing this fall as a member of the National Christian Collegiate Athletic Association (NCCAA). "Landon and Katie bring a high level of expertise in cross country," said Bruins' Athletics Director Neal Ring. "Landon presented a very proactive approach in building this program and included a strong spiritual component that fit exactly with what we stand for in our approach to athletics." Landon Bright currently serves as assistant coach of cross country and track and field at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. As an athlete, Bright was an NAIA All-American at …
Friday, April 5, 2013
April 20 event gives prospective students and their families a firsthand look at life at Bob Jones University.
Bob Jones University invites prospective students and their families to see what BJU offers college students and experience campus life April 20. This special Saturday event will provide high school students the opportunity to see first-hand student life at Bob Jones University. The day begins at 11:30 with check-in at the Welcome Center and lunch in the dining common. Following lunch, participants will join current students, faculty and administration for a tour of the campus. There will be an opportunity to see BJU students as they work in their labs, interact with our faculty and observe a Bruins soccer scrimmage. There will also be a multimedia presentation highlighting the spiritual, academic, cultural and extracurricular …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Peter Waldschmidt named 2013 Greenville County Economic Development Ambassador.
The Greenville Area Development Corporation, the non-profit entity responsible for helping drive economic growth in Greenville County, has named a Bob Jones University graduate as the 2013 Greenville County Economic Development Ambassador. GADC noted Waldschmidt’s leadership in the Greenville community for supporting the advancement of several programs including TEDxGreenville, NEXT Innovation Center and InternGreenville.com. Governor Nikki Haley recognized Waldschmidt, along with ambassadors from all 46 South Carolina counties, during Industry Appreciation Week ceremonies at the State House in Columbia. The new Greenville Ambassador currently serves as the CEO of Gnoso Inc., a software product company he founded. He also co-founded …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Joseph Bartosch was charged with soliciting prostitution in another state in the 1990's.
Bob Jones University has suspended a cabinet officer after it was discovered he had been charged more than two decades ago with soliciting prostitution in another state, WYFF reports. Joseph Bartosch reportedly confirmed to the school that he had been charged in 1991 with soliciting prostitution in another state. Bartosch was hired by BJU in 2007. Bartosch's suspension is indefinite.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Timothy Renner, who graduated from Bob Jones last year, gets 2nd Place honor at Opheous National Musical Competition.
A 2012 graduate of Bob Jones University received honors at a national vocal competition. Timothy Renner, received 2nd place in the young artist division of The Orpheous National Music Competition for Young Artists. The competition, sponsored by the Middle Tennessee Choral Society, was held on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tenn. The competition features a student division (19-24) and a young artist division (25-30) and awards a total of $17,700 across both divisions. Renner was awarded the $2,500 2nd place prize in the young artist division of the contest. The Woodbridge, Va. resident received his degree Music Education in 2010 and his masters in Church Music in 2012 from Bob Jones University. He is …
Monday, March 11, 2013
Band will no longer perform at BJU in April.
The United States Army Field Band and Soldier Chorus announced Monday the cancellation of a scheduled trip to BJU in April. The 65-member band founded in 1957, had been scheduled to perform in a free ticketed event at Davis Field House at Bob Jones University on April 6. BJU officials said the the university had received word that the U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers Chorus had cancelled its entire spring tour. As the premier touring musical representative of the United States Army, the Field Band has forged its stellar reputation through thousands of miles of travel each year throughout the nation and abroad for its performances.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Conference will be held March 17-22.
Bob Jones University will hold its annual Bible Conference March 17 through March 22. Hundreds of guests from the Greenville community and around the country are expected to join the university family for the week. Services will be held daily at 10 a.m., 1:30 and 7 p.m. except for March. 21, when services will be at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. This year’s speakers include: Dr. Hantz Bernard of Bibles International, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Dr. Dan Dickerson of Calvary Baptist Church, Midland, Mich.; Dr. David McIlveen of Sandown Road Free Presbyterian Church, Belfast, Northern Ireland; Dr. Kevin Schaal of Northwest Valley Baptist Church, Glendale, Ariz.; Dr. Will Senn of Tri-City Baptist Church, Westminster, Colo.; Dr. Clarence Sexton, Temple …