BJU Public Relations

The official PR blog for Bob Jones University

Congratulations, Dr. Eidson!

Tim Eidson 2GREENVILLE, S.C. (September 23, 2014) – Dr. Tim Eidson, a 1992 pre-med graduate of Bob Jones University, was recently named Pediatrician of the Year by the Tennessee Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Congratulations to Dr. Eidson on this momentous accomplishment!

An Evening with Emile Pandolfi at Bob Jones Unviersity

GREENVILLE, S.C. (September 22, 2014) — WBJU IQ Radio invites you to join them for an evening of music and laughter with world renowned pianist, Emile Pandolfi on Friday, October 17 at 8 p.m. in Rodeheaver Auditorium on the campus of Bob Jones University. Pandolfi will perform an exciting program of Broadway hits, movie themes and some Pandolfi originals. Pandolfi has a “passion for music, for beauty, for the communication of emotion, for life.” Beyond that, Pandolfi is an expert entertainer and comedian who engages the audience with impeccably timed comedic bursts. This is an evening you will not forget.

This concert is sponsored by WBJU IQ Radio, the student radio station of the Department of Journalism & Mass Communication at BJU, streaming fresh instrumental music to help listeners study, work, and relax.

Tickets are currently on sale online and at the Rodeheaver Auditorium box office M-F 12pm-5pm or by calling (864) 770-1372.  BJU Student tickets are $10, while General admission is $20 in advance. Tickets are $25 the day of the show.

A portion of the proceeds from the event will allow the station to acquire much needed computer and streaming applications that will allow IQ Radio to better serve its audience.

BJU Choirs Celebrate the 200th Anniversary of our National Anthem

GREENVILLE, S.C. (September 16, 2014) – The combined BJU choirs celebrate the 200th anniversary of our National Anthem in an arrangement by Chris Gilliam (BJU grad and former music faculty)!

Bill Blount to Speak at JMC Forum

BlountGREENVILLE, S.C. (September 15, 2014) – The Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) department at Bob Jones University will host their first Media Forum of the semester on Tuesday, September 16 at 5 p.m. in FA 101 with guest speaker, Mr. Bill Blount. Blount is Chairman of the National Religious Broadcasters Association and Founder of Blount Communications in Derry, New Hampshire. He is a well sought after speaker with a passion to reach the lost for Christ around the world. The stated goal of his media organization is, “To use mass media to help the people of New England enter into and develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.” His role as Chairman of NRB positions him to make a profound impact for Christ in the world through mass media and we know his talk will both encourage and inspire you.  Blount is a 1976 graduate of the Radio & Television Broadcasting program at BJU.

Attorney Butch Bowers to Speak at BJU Pre-Law Forum

ButchBowersGREENVILLE, S.C. (September 10, 2014) – Columbia attorney Butch Bowers will be the featured speaker for the Bob Jones University Pre-Law Forum Mon., Sept. 15, at 6 p.m. in Levinson Hall on the BJU campus.

Bowers, a noted First Amendment expert, will address members of the forum concerning the First Amendment and the role it plays in the lives of our nation’s citizens. Bowers’ address will commemorate BJU’s Constitution Week observance.

A resident of Columbia, Bowers graduated with a BA in Political Science from the University of South Carolina in 1988 and an MPA from the College of Charleston in 1993. He graduated cum laude from the Tulane University School of Law in 1998.

Bowers was appointed by President George W. Bush as Special Counsel for Voting Matters in the U.S. Department of Justice. He served as Chairman of the South Carolina State Election Commission from 2004-2007 and as counsel to former Governor Mark Sanford and Governor Nikki Haley.

In addition to his private law practice, Bowers serves as a JAG officer with the South Carolina Air National Guard’s 169th Fighter Wing and holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

Members of the community are encouraged to attend the event. Levinson Hall is located near the front entrance of the BJU campus in the Welcome Center.


Bob Jones University to Commemorate 9/11

GREENVILLE, S.C. (September 8, 2014) – On the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Bob Jones University will commemorate the 2,977 lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001 with a static display of American flags, the presentation of a 9/11 artifact and a special chapel service to honor our first responders.

“It’s important for all of us to remember what happened on 9/11,” said BJU President Steve Pettit. “Many lost their lives in heroic attempts to save others. We owe a debt of gratitude to those first responders who, day in and day out, never shrink from their duty to protect and serve others.”

Members of the BJU student body will set up a static display of American flags near the Wade Hampton Boulevard entrance to the campus. Each flag will represent one of the 2,977 people—from 115 different countries—that perished in the terrorist attacks in 2001. The students will begin assembling the display this evening and it will remain in place until Mon., Sept. 15.

During the chapel service on Thurs., Sept. 11 at 11 a.m., a piece of steel girder, originally from the North Tower at the World Trade Center in NYC, will be presented to the student body by the September 11th Families’ Association. This piece, 20” long x 8” wide and 2” thick, weighs approximately 40 lbs

Beginning at noon Thurs., Sept. 11 and continuing until Fri., Sept. 12 at 5 p.m., members of the public are welcome to view the 9/11 artifact on display in the lobby of Rodeheaver Auditorium, which is located near the center of campus.

BJU Named as 15th Best Value College in the Nation

WebGREENVILLE, S.C. (September 3, 2014) – Bob Jones University has been named the 15th Best Value College in the nation by Educate to Career College Ranking Index – 2014 (ETC).

According to ETC, the index analyzes the quality of students when they enter a given college, the total costs related to attending the college and the outcomes of the students when they enter the labor market. The rankings results are determined by which schools did the best job of improving the earnings and attainment of quality employment of their students.

“Our goal at BJU is to prepare students for life,” said BJU President Steve Pettit, “ETC provides yet another measure of the value of a BJU education in helping our students succeed in life and in their chosen vocation.”

The ETC College Rankings Index is comprised of accredited 4-year colleges with annual enrollments greater than 1,000 students. The Index analyzes publicly available data for more than 1,200 colleges, representing 94% of all students enrolled in 4-year colleges.

Some of the metrics used in calculating the college rankings include:

  • Percentage of graduates employed in occupations which utilize their field of study
  • Average salary earned by recent graduates, by school for each major category (adjusted for region, occupation and other variables)
  • Percentage of persons employed within one year of graduation (weighted on an occupational trend basis)
  • Major, weighted against national norms
  • Number of years to graduate
  • Tuition net cost
  • Loan default rates
  • A basket of input variables which norm students to a common standard for each major



Bob Jones University Opens “The Den”

GREENVILLE, S.C. (August 28, 2014) – This morning, Bob Jones University opened “The Den”, located in the BJU Student Center, featuring Chick-fil-A, Papa John’s Pizza, Brody’s Grill and Cuppa Jones.

In opening “The Den,” BJU completed its renovation of the former snack shop and bookstore.

“The Den” offers a variety of comfortable seating—including booths, tables and community study locations—where students can relax and enjoy a wide array of food and beverage services. There are also two meeting rooms as well as a resource room and conference room available for student use.

In addition to the standard food service, “The Den” has partnered with Chin Chin, a local Chinese restaurant, to provide Chinese food during lunch hours. Cuppa Jones, the campus coffee store, features Peets Coffee and will offer a number of specialty drinks at “The Den” location.

Inside “The Den,” the Bruins Shop will feature Bruins items and apparel, as well as books, school and office supplies.

“We are always seeking to provide a location where students could gather and meet,” said Roy Hulehan, Director of Retail Operations at BJU. “Because of the expanded size of “The Den” and the numerous options for seating, it provides unparalleled opportunity for students to eat, study, fellowship and disciple one another.”

BJU Symphony Orchestra to Perform at SCMEA Conference

BJUSOGREENVILLE, S.C. (August 22, 2014) – The Bob Jones University Symphony Orchestra (BJUSO) was recently selected by audition to provide the featured performance at the general session of the South Carolina Music Educators Association’s (SCMEA) upcoming annual conference.

Under the direction of Dr. Michael W. Moore, the BJUSO will perform a full-length concert for the SCMEA membership at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in Columbia, South Carolina, Fri., Feb. 6 at 9:30 a.m.

“It is an honor to be invited to perform for such a discerning audience,” Moore said. “I’m proud of our students and thankful for the opportunity to make music with these talented musicians.”

The BJUSO has a long and rich tradition of performing masterworks from the orchestral repertoire in addition to mounting award-winning productions in collaboration with the BJU Opera Association. The orchestral program at BJU features three orchestras which provide student musicians with high-level career and ministry preparation while contributing to the cultural life of the student body and the greater Greenville community.

Migliorisi Named Benefits Account Manager at Rosenfeld Einstein

Barbara Migliorisi Joins Rosenfeld EinsteinGREENVILLE, S.C. (August 18, 2014) – Barbara Migliorisi of Simpsonville has been named as a Benefits Account Manager at Rosenfeld Einstein, a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC Company.

Migliorisi is a graduate of Bob Jones University, where she earned a BA in Guidance and Counseling (1989) and an MS in Personnel Services (1990).  She holds her Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification and is an active member of the Society for Human Resource Management.

Additionally, she has more than 15 years of professional experience in human resources and employee benefits administration, much of it in the professional services, retail, distribution/logistics and engineering industries across the Southeast.

“Barbara is a talented and highly experienced employee benefits professional with a passion for outstanding client service, and we are delighted to have her join Rosenfeld Einstein,” said Howard Einstein, President of Rosenfeld Einstein Employee Benefits Division. “As our firm continues to grow, Barbara’s talents and energy will be an excellent addition to our team as we strive to meet the changing needs of our clients.”

Rosenfeld Einstein has been named as a 2013 Best Practices Agency by the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA) and has also recently been honored as one of South Carolina’s Best Places to Work for 2014.