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Kids Explore Fine Arts during BC Camp

Jul 18, 2014

For the seventh year in a row, Bluefield College hosted its Summer Fine Arts Camp, July 14-18, for local kids, ages four to 13.

Dental School Project Suspended

Jun 30, 2014

The proposed dental school project between Bluefield College and Tazewell County has been put on hold until the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission determines whether it will fund the venture.

Forbes.com Article Defends BC ROI

May 29, 2014

In a Forbes.com article, writer Susan Adams asks the question, "Are colleges listed in PayScale.com's rankings really the worst return on investment?" Find the answer in her full feature here.

Hope for Human Service Providers

May 22, 2014

More than 70 local human service providers, who dedicate their lives to the health and welfare of others, had the tables turned on them, Friday, May 16, when Bluefield College hosted the group on campus for a daylong conference designed to support and strengthen their efforts.

125 Seniors Receive Diplomas

May 13, 2014

One hundred twenty-five Bluefield College seniors accepted diplomas, Saturday, May 3, during the school’s 92nd Annual Spring Commencement, which also featured the presentation of a Student Leadership Award, a Distinguished Faculty Award, and an Honorary Doctorate.

Apartment Complex Construction Begins

May 9, 2014

Workers are moving dirt, laying foundations and building, again, on the campus of Bluefield College in the wake of the BC Board of Trustees’ approval of the construction of a new apartment complex, a response to the continued growth of the school’s residential population.

BC Honors Local Journalists

May 8, 2014

Bluefield College paid tribute to the work of local journalists during its 15th Annual Media Appreciation Day, April 30, which featured remarks from Associated Baptist Press News-Herald editor Robert Dilday and the presentation of two $1,000 Shott Excellence in Media Awards.

Trustees Approve Advisory Council

May 5, 2014

Members of the Bluefield College Board of Trustees gathered on campus, April 4-5, and during the two-day spring session the Board created a new advisory council, discussed shared governance, elected new officers, and approved faculty promotions.

BC to Honor Local Journalists

Apr 18, 2014

Bluefield College will pay tribute to the work of local journalists during its 15th Annual Media Appreciation Day, Wednesday, April 30 -- an event that will include remarks from Associated Baptist Press News-Herald editor Robert Dilday and the presentation of a Shott Excellence-in-Media Award to ...

BC Celebrates Appalachian Culture

Apr 15, 2014

As part of its annual "Celebration of Appalachia," Bluefield College hosted its Third Annual Appalachian Festival, Saturday, April 12, featuring bluegrass music, artisan and food merchants, book sales and signings, art exhibits, and a host of other family fun.

Global Education Week with Doc Greenberg's Jazz

Mar 28, 2014

Bluefield College will host a weeklong series of lectures, presentations, workshops, readings, films and concerts, Monday, March 31 through Saturday, April 5, designed to increase global cultural awareness and to “bring the world to BC students and the community.”

BC Denounces Flawed Atlantic Article

Mar 27, 2014

A recent article posted on TheAtlantic.com claims certain colleges are a waste of money, but a quick look at the author’s research methods and the data used to draw the conclusions shows that the story, itself, is a big waste of time.

BC Earns Military Friendly Distinction

Mar 14, 2014

Bluefield College has been selected as a top military-friendly school by Military Advanced Education (MAE).

Bluefield College Heading Back to AAC

Mar 3, 2014

It’s Homecoming at Bluefield College, but the BC family is not celebrating the return of former students to campus, but instead the return of the college’s intercollegiate athletic teams to a friendly and familiar place -- the Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC).

Winter Blast Features Snow Fun and Faith

Jan 31, 2014

Three hundred fifty-five youth from across the region stormed the campus of Bluefield College, January 18-19, for the school’s two-day extreme winter worship weekend known as Winter Blast.

2012-2013: A Year-in-Review

Jan 9, 2014

The unveiling of plans for a new dental school was just one of several milestones that marked the 2012-2013 academic year. Read more in BC's Year-in-Review.

Golfers' Challenge Earns $42K for Students

Dec 19, 2013

Bluefield College recently hosted its 12th Annual Golfers’ Challenge at Fincastle on the Mountain in Bluefield, Virginia, and local golf enthusiasts who participated and supported the project helped the school bring in $42,296 for student-athletes.

Serio Serving the Underserved

Dec 19, 2013

The Bluefield College School of Dental Medicine, scheduled to open in the fall of 2016, claims as part of its mission the task of bringing dental care and improved oral health to residents of southwest Virginia and Central Appalachia who traditionally have not had access to dental services.

Second Semester Set for Master's Program

Dec 13, 2013

Bluefield College will begin its second-ever semester for its master of arts in education (MAEd) program on January 13, 2014. Registration for the spring ‘14 term is running now through the first day of classes, but as leaders in the School of Education prepare for the new term, they do so with ...

BC Signs Pact with School of Law

Dec 13, 2013

Students in Bluefield College’s criminal justice program now have easier access to law school, thanks to a new pact with the Appalachian School of Law in Grundy, Virginia.

School of Nursing Earns Accreditation

Dec 11, 2013

Bluefield College’s School of Nursing has received a nationally coveted stamp of approval. Following a nearly yearlong process of evaluation, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) has granted the school full accreditation for its RN-to-BSN program.

School Violence and Campus Safety

Nov 22, 2013

At a time when school shootings are unfortunately more common and safety on a college campus a greater priority than ever before, a recent presentation on school violence and campus safety at Bluefield College was more than fitting and well received by students and administrators.

BC Celebrates Baptist Heritage Day

Nov 21, 2013

The Baptist General Association of Virginia (BGAV) began in limited fashion in 1823 as a result of the research of two teens from Bedford County studying the needs of Baptist churches in Virginia and the ways in which believers could support congregations across the state.

Credit Bureau Gives BC Scholarships

Nov 14, 2013

Students at Bluefield College are continuing to get vital financial aid, thanks to the longstanding generosity of the Credit Bureau of the Virginias Foundation.

Runners Sprint for BC Scholarships

Nov 5, 2013

Nearly 100 runners and walkers took part in Bluefield College’s Sixth Annual Jason Elswick Memorial Scholarship 5K Challenge, September 7, with Nick Whited of Bluefield, Virginia, earning the overall best time of the day at 17:58.

BC Ranked Among Top Colleges in South

Sep 24, 2013

Bluefield College has been ranked among the Top Tier Colleges in the South in U.S. News and World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges: 2014,” thanks in large part to its personal attention to students, quality of incoming freshmen, and generous financial aid.

BC Slates Christian Emphasis Week

Sep 19, 2013

Bluefield College will host its 22nd Annual Duremdes Christian Emphasis Week, September 25-27, featuring the challenging messages of pastor Clayton King and inspirational music of worship leader Robbie Alderman.

News of BC Dental School's Aid Spreads

Sep 13, 2013

While the dentist might be a dreaded visit for some, it turns out other people in Southwest Virginia aren't going at all.

BC Kicks off Year with President's Convo

Sep 13, 2013

Bluefield College ceremoniously kicked off its 2013-2014 academic year with the pomp and circumstance of its annual President’s Convocation, August 28, featuring a special presentation from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) and a keynote address from ACTA vice president Dr. ...

BC One of 22 Schools to Get ACTA 'A' Rating

Aug 28, 2013

Bluefield College has achieved something only one other college in Virginia has achieved. In fact, BC has reached a milestone that only two percent of colleges in America are celebrating today.

BC Earns National Award for Service

Aug 8, 2013

For the sixth year in a row, Bluefield College has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for its exemplary service efforts.

Brazilian Students Visit Bluefield College

Jul 24, 2013

Students from Brazil are learning firsthand what it’s like to attend college in America. More specifically, they’re learning what it’s like to attend Bluefield College in southwest Virginia, thanks to BC’s summer study exchange program with English Extreme, a language school in southeast ...

BC Board Talks Dental School, Promotions

Jul 12, 2013

The Bluefield College Board of Trustees recently convened on campus for its annual spring business meetings, which included a tour of the proposed School of Dental Medicine, promotions for BC faculty, and recognition for new and retiring trustees.

Kids Explore Fine Arts during BC Camp (2013)

Jul 11, 2013

When local secondary school systems aren’t able to fund the fine arts, Bluefield College steps in with its Fine Arts Community School (FACS). When students can’t fit music, art or theatre into their already full schedule of courses, BC’s FACS Summer Fine Arts Camp provides the means.

Locals Benefit from BC Mission Camp

Jul 11, 2013

“For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing.” That’s the Biblical mantra from the scriptures of Corinthians that Bluefield College has adopted for its summer 2013 missions and ministry camps, designed to make a meaningful difference in ...

BC Pays Tribute to Donors

Jun 10, 2013

For the development of a new nursing program, for the creation of a new master’s degree in education, for the progress of a new intercollegiate football team, for the launch of a new dental school, and for the many other ways in which donors are helping prepare innovative learners and ...

BC Accord to Provide Ministry Training

Jun 6, 2013

Bluefield College is partnering with the Christian Leaders Link and The Network for Theological Education to train and better equip ministers and laypersons for more effective ministry and leadership in their churches and communities.

New Opportunities for Appalachian Women (06-13)

Jun 4, 2013

Nine Bluefield College students participated in a graduation ceremony on campus, Saturday, June 1, but the students were not typical BC students, and the ceremony not your typical pomp and circumstance.

Tobacco Commission Supports BC Dental School

Jun 4, 2013

The Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission has approved a $150,000 grant to support the development of the Bluefield College School of Dental Medicine.

BC to Name New Head Football Coach

May 28, 2013

Bluefield College has secured a new head coach to lead its football program and will introduce the new coach to the campus community, media and community at-large during a press conference and reception, Friday, May 31 at 10 a.m.

Communication Studio Now State-of-the-Art

May 21, 2013

Bluefield College’s communication studio is now state-of-the-art, thanks to more than $30,000 invested into improvements and upgrades to the facility.

Seniors Celebrate 91st Spring Commencement

May 10, 2013

One hundred twenty-two Bluefield College seniors accepted diplomas during the school’s 91st Annual Spring Commencement, May 4, outside in the campus quad on a chilly spring day against the backdrop of the majestic East River Mountain.

BC Honors Local Journalists (2013)

May 9, 2013

Bluefield College paid tribute to the work of local journalists during its 14th Annual Media Appreciation Day, April 23, which featured remarks from Roanoke Times senior editor Dwayne Yancey and the presentation of a $1,000 award for excellence in media.

Jeb Bush Speaks at Bluefield College

May 1, 2013

Former Florida governor and potential 2016 U.S. presidential candidate Jeb Bush spoke on the campus of Bluefield College, April 16, as part of the Shott Lecture Series, sponsored by the Hugh I. Shott, Jr. Foundation.

BC's 91st Annual Spring Commencement

Apr 30, 2013

One hundred twenty-two Bluefield College seniors will accept diplomas during the school’s 91st Annual Spring Commencement, Saturday, May 4 at 10 a.m., outside in the campus quad against the backdrop of the majestic East River Mountain.

BC Festival Celebrates Appalachia

Apr 30, 2013

Bluegrass music, arts and crafts, storytelling, homemade cuisine, books and sport demonstrations were just a handful of the items and activities on display when Bluefield College hosted its daylong Appalachian Festival, Saturday, April 13.

Graham Shares Message of Hope at BC

Apr 24, 2013

Broken hearts and challenging times and a God that is ready to help us through it all were the topics of discussion offered by author and speaker Ruth Graham, daughter of the legendary evangelist Billy Graham, when she visited the campus of Bluefield College in Bluefield, Virginia, April 10-11, as ...

Serio Dubbed Dean of BC Dental School

Apr 22, 2013

Bluefield College, a private Christian college in southwest Virginia, has named the inaugural dean for its School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Francis G. Serio, a professor of dentistry and associate dean for clinical affairs from East Carolina University, who has served in various academic fields ...

Live Broadcast of Jeb Bush Lecture at BC

Apr 15, 2013

Two-term Florida governor Jeb Bush will speak at 11:00 a.m. inside Bluefield College’s Dome Gymnasium, Tuesday, April 16 at 11 a.m. with the event being broadcast live online at www.bluefield.edu/bushlive.

BC to Host 14th Media Appreciation Day

Apr 15, 2013

Bluefield College will recognize local journalists during its 14th Annual Media Appreciation Day, Tuesday, April 23 -- an event that will include the presentation of $1,000 Shott Excellence-in-Media Award.