Bluefield University in the News

BC THEATRE PLAY TO FEATURE ALUMNI

by | Jan 13, 2017

Bluefield College Theatre will present Doubt: A Parable by John Patrick Shandley, Thursday, January 26 through Sunday, January 29, featuring BC Theatre alumni.

The performances will begin at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Friday and Saturday, January 26-28, and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, January 29, all inside BC’s Harman Chapel Auditorium. Admission for each performance will be $10 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. Members of the BC family will be admitted for free.

Written in 2005 and winner of a Pulitzer Prize, a Tony award and a Drama Desk award, Doubt is set in St. Nicholas Middle School in the Bronx in 1964. The Sisters of Charity are the teachers and school administrators. The principal is the iron-willed Sister Aloysius Beauvier. She becomes convinced that the parish priest Father Brendan Flynn is a sexual predator, pursuing the adolescent boys of St. Nicholas and is determined to drive him out of the school.

But, Sister Beauvier’s suspicions are based on no tangible evidence and the struggle between the priest and nun threaten to tear the school and the parish apart. The resulting story becomes a “courtroom drama” not set in a courtroom as the two principal characters proceed to try to prove the righteousness of their respective cases. Due to the sensitivity of the subject matter of this play, it is not recommended for children.

The Bluefield College Theatre presentation of Doubt is an alumni showcase production featuring BC Theatre graduates and faculty. Theatre professor Rebecca McCoy-Reese plays the role of Sister Beauvier. Other previous BC Theatre roles by McCoy-Reese include Amanda in The Glass Menagerie and Golde in Fiddler on the Roof. Theatre alumnus Bobby Hall plays Father Flynn. Hall’s previous roles include Huckleberry Finn in Big River, Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors, and Tom in Glass Menagerie. Sister James, the principal’s protégé, is played by theatre alumna Jennifer Bohannan, who has been seen as the White Witch in Chronicles of Narnia and Elvira in Blithe Spirit. Mrs. Miller, the mother of a St. Nicholas student, is played by Amanda Buchanan, who recently appeared in the 4 Pals production of The Eleventh Hour. Doubt is directed by Bluefield College Theatre professor and artistic director Charles M. Reese.

“This is one of the most intense plays we have ever staged at BC,” said Reese. “It deals not only with the controversy of sexual predation in the church, but it also looks at what happens when opposing forces become so entrenched in their beliefs — and suspicions — that they cease to communicate.”

For more information about this or other spring ’17 Bluefield College plays, contact the BC Theatre Department by email at [email protected] or by phone at 276-326-4244 or 276-326-4213.

Bluefield University

[email protected]276.326.4212

Do I only apply once?

  • No. Students must apply each academic year for the fall semester and submit the necessary documents.

Do I have to take the classes specified in the Associate's Degree tracks as they are listed on the information sheet?

  • No. Students may take any of the courses that are offered in a given term.

Where do I find the textbook listing, and where do I purchase the books?

  • Log in to myBU, and under the "Student" tab, you will find a list of the textbooks required (if any) for each course. Students are responsible for purchasing their own textbooks.

How long is a semester?

  • Our semesters are divided into two 8-week terms.

Is there an orientation?

  • Yes. Students can attend an orientation session that explains how to access courses, how to register for classes, and answers other questions.

Where can I find a course description?

Does the student need to take the SAT or ACT in order to take Dual Enrollment classes?

  • No. If a student decides to study at BU full time, BU is currently test-optional for the 2021-2022 admissions cycle.

Are the classes live? Do students need to log in and participate at certain times?

  • Classes are offered online, so a student can log-on and study at their convenience and their own pace. Students have assignments due each week; you can complete your assignments at any point in time before the deadline.

Does an Early College student need to come to campus for anything?

  • No. However, we would love to have you visit our campus if you are interested in continuing with traditional on-campus study. Students who complete their associate's degree have the option to walk at our commencement ceremony.

Are Early College students able to receive Financial Aid?

  • No. However, Early College courses are very affordable compared to other options. The cost for an online Dual Enrollment course is $100 per credit hour.

How do transferring credits work?

  • Each College or University completes a transcript review in order to decide which courses transfer. Sticking to general education classes generally makes transferring credits simple. All Early College courses at Bluefield University are general education classes that should transfer to another accredited institution.

Is an Early College student considered, and treated, as a transfer student when they become a full-time college student if they have earned enough credits to be a Junior?

  • No. Since they have not graduated from high school, they are considered a first-time college student regardless of how many credits transfer. However, by transferring credits when they enroll as a full-time student, they will have to take fewer classes to receive their bachelor's degree, which shortens the length of time to earn the degree.

Can I speak to someone if I have more questions?

  • Yes. Please contact the Office of Admissions by email or you can call them at 276.326.4231

 

Meet our core Counseling faculty

Dr. Challen Mabry

Assistant Professor of Counseling

Dr. Kristen Moran

Associate Professor of Counseling

Brandy Smith

Assistant Professor of Education & Counseling,
Director of the Master of Arts in Counseling Program,
Title IX Confidential Counselor