Articles from category: Campus News
Aug 29, 2014
Bluefield College ceremoniously kicked off its 2014-2015 academic year with the pomp and circumstance of its annual President’s Convocation and Founders’ Day Celebration, Wednesday, August 27, featuring recognition for new BC students, special music, and a keynote address from Dr. David ...
Aug 15, 2014
Women from Appalachia who haven’t had access to higher education or whose circumstances have left them in poverty, shame or some other financial or personal predicament often feel asense of hopelessness about the future.
Aug 1, 2014
Kids love bugs and frogs, getting outdoors and blowing up things, and Bluefield College used those interests to teach local youth the marvels of math and science through a summer Math-Science Camp, June 23-26.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.”
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.
Mar 14, 2014
Bluefield College has been selected as a top military-friendly school by Military Advanced Education (MAE).
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. ...
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...