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BC Slates Five Open House Events

Prospective college students are invited to explore not only a career, but also their calling by attending at least one of five Winter and Spring Open House events at Bluefield College, February 21, February 22, March 26, April 5 and April 13-14.

Chris Shoemaker

March 14, 2014

 

 

A private Christian college located in the scenic Appalachian Mountains of southwest Virginia and surrounded by activity and stunning natural beauty, Bluefield College is dedicated to helping students explore, find, nurture, and live their passion. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and ranked among the Top 50 Colleges in the South by U.S. News and World Report, BC’s academic and co-curricular programs are designed to transform students’ lives by integrating liberal arts with career-oriented studies and service to God and the community. Prospective students and their families can learn more about Bluefield College during the five Winter and Spring Open House events.

 

Music Showcase: Friday, February 21

The Bluefield College Music Department will host the first of the five BC Open House events with a Music Showcase, designed for students considering a college major or extracurricular activity in music. The Music Showcase will provide an in-depth look at BC’s Music Department through actual classroom sessions, interaction with current students and faculty, auditions for music scholarships, and a performance by the BC Jazz Band.

 

“We are the premier music program in southwest Virginia, and we encourage prospective students to come and see for yourself,” said Bryant Moxley, head of the BC Department of Music. “The Music Showcase is the best possible event for any aspiring music student If you are a student with the desire to major in music performance, church music, instrumental or vocal music education, or if you’re a student who plans on majoring in some other subject, but you’d still like to participate in one of our nine music ensembles, including our new Athletic Band, then this event is for you.”

 

The Bluefield College Department of Music is well known for its quality instruction and performance and its music ministry at home and abroad. Some of the department’s recent distinctions include musical performances in New York at Carnegie Hall in 2006 and 2008, the Lincoln Center in 2011, and the historic Bruton Parish Episcopal Church in Colonial Williamsburg in 2012; the creation of an instrumental music program in 2008 and an athletic band in 2012; music mission trips to Italy in 2009 and Austria and the Czech Republic in 2010; and the development of a partnership for international study with the Asian Christian College of Music in India in 2011.

 

Registration for the Music Showcase will begin at 8:30 a.m., and the day’s activities will conclude with a concert featuring BC’s student choral and instrumental groups. Prospective students may also stay overnight and participate in the full activities of Winter Open House for all prospective students the next day, Saturday, February 22.

 

Winter Open House: Saturday, February 22

Bluefield College will host a Winter Open House for all prospective students, Saturday, February 22, featuring campus tours, admissions and financial information sessions, interaction with current students and faculty, and lunch in BC’s dining hall.

 

Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m., followed by a welcome session and an Organizations and Academics Fair showcasing the college’s nearly 40 academic offerings, including business, teacher education, communications, exercise and sports science, criminal justice, forensic science, behavioral science, Christian studies, fine arts, and the most recent additions in graphic communication and special education. In addition, the Fair will showcase the school’s service, academic, outdoor, athletic and other student organizations, as well as BC’s 16 intercollegiate sports teams, including men’s baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis and volleyball; women’s basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball; and co-ed cheerleading.

 

Following the Fair, prospective students and their families will take part in tours of the BC campus, including the school’s newest residence hall, East River Hall, a modern living-learning facility; the dining hall, which recently underwent a quarter million dollar transformation; a video conferencing facility that connects the school to academic environments around the world; 10 computer labs and 21 “SMART” classrooms with high-tech presentation devices; and a recently renovated Student Activities Center featuring a Coffeehouse setting and the Quick Shott Cafe.

 

Prospective students also will have the opportunity to interact with current students, faculty and staff during a BC360 session, featuring a Q&A panel. After lunch, guests are invited to take part in individual family financial aid sessions or in music scholarship auditions.

 

Spring Admitted Student Open House: Wednesday, March 26

Designed specifically for students who have already been admitted to BC, the Spring Admitted Student Day is more than the typical BC Open House. In addition to the usual campus tours and information sessions, Spring Admitted Student Day will feature a variety of opportunities for prospective students to experience the same activities and events current students are experiencing.

 

Scheduled right in the middle of the week so prospective students can get a real feel for what it’s like to be a BC student, the Spring Admitted Student Day will allow prospects the opportunity to attend actual BC classes, worship in the school’s weekly chapel service, and hang out with current Bluefield College students and professors.

 

As with all Open House events, the admitted students will also participate in campus tour showcasing the school’s newest residence hall, East River Hall, a modern living-learning facility; the dining hall, which recently underwent a quarter million dollar transformation; a video conferencing facility that connects the school to academic environments around the world; 10 computer labs and 21 “SMART” classrooms with high-tech presentation devices; and a recently renovated Student Activities Center featuring a Coffeehouse setting and the Quick Shott Cafe.

 

After lunch with current students, the Admitted Student Open House will conclude with a financial aid workshop for prospects and their families.

 


Spring Open House: Saturday, April 5

Bluefield College will host aSpring Open House for prospective students, Saturday, April 5, featuring campus tours, admissions and financial information sessions, interaction with current students and faculty, and lunch in BC’s dining hall.

 

Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m., followed by a welcome session and an Organizations and Academics Fair showcasing the college’s nearly 40 academic offerings, including business, teacher education, communications, exercise and sports science, criminal justice, forensic science, behavioral science, Christian studies, fine arts, and the most recent additions in graphic communication and special education. In addition, the Fair will showcase the school’s service, academic, outdoor, athletic and other student organizations, as well as BC’s 16 intercollegiate sports teams, including men’s baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis and volleyball; women’s basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball; and co-ed cheerleading.

 

Following the Fair, prospective students and their families will take part in tours of the BC campus, including the school’s newest residence hall, East River Hall, a modern living-learning facility; the dining hall, which recently underwent a quarter million dollar transformation; a video conferencing facility that connects the school to academic environments around the world; 10 computer labs and 21 “SMART” classrooms with high-tech presentation devices; and a recently renovated Student Activities Center featuring a Coffeehouse setting and the Quick Shott Cafe.

 

Prospective students also will have the opportunity to interact with current students, faculty and staff during a BC360 session, featuring a Q&A panel. After lunch, guests are invited to take part in individual family financial aid sessions or in music scholarship auditions.

 

Night on the Hill: Sunday and Monday, April 13-14

BC’s final Open House event of the spring will give high school seniors an exclusive opportunity to enjoy an overnight, two-day experience on campus. BC’straditional Night on the Hill, Sunday and Monday, April 13-14, will featuremore than the average Open House with two full days of exposure to life as a student on the BC campus.

 

In addition to the usual campus tours and information sessions, Night on the Hill will include an overnight stay in a residence hall with a current BC student, along with plenty of opportunities to hang out and take part student life with current students. After the overnight stay on Sunday, Night on the Hill guests will attend actual BC classes on Monday to get an ever better idea of what it’s like to be a student at Bluefield.

 

For registration or cost information regarding any of Bluefield College’s five Winter and Spring Open House events, please contact admissions counselor Sierra Hoover by email at or by phone at 276-326-4216.

 

 

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