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" October 2013 "

Phillipo Finishes Third in Cross Country Meet

phililpoGreenville, S.C. (October 14, 2013) – Meghan Phillipo, a senior nursing major at Bob Jones University, finished third in the women’s 5000 meter run at the TFC Eagle Invitational held at Toccoa Falls College Oct. 12.

Phillipo, a resident of Taylors,S.C., finished third in the 5000 meter run with a time of 20:43. This was Phillipo’s best finish this season.

The BJU Bruins women’s cross country team placed second in the invitational, narrowly missing first place by 3 points.

Zakariasen Finishes Third in Cross Country Meet

ZakariasenGreenville, S.C. (October 14, 2013) – Nathan Zakariasen, a junior interior design major at Bob Jones University, finished third in the men’s 8000 meter run at the TFC Eagle Invitational held at Toccoa Falls College Oct. 12.

Zakariasen, a resident of Clarksburg, W.Va., finished third in the 8000 meter run with a time of 28:48. This is his highest finish this season.

Zakariasen’s leadership, combined with outstanding contributions from each member of the team, made history as the BJU Bruins men’s cross country team finished first in the invitational, their highest finish in their inaugural year of intercollegiate competition.

Marinelli Finishes Fifth in Cross Country Meet

MarinelliGreenville, S.C. (October 14, 2013) – Daniel Marinelli, a sophomore engineering major at Bob Jones University, finished fifth in the men’s 8000 meter run at the TFC Eagle Invitational held at Toccoa Falls College Oct. 12.

Marinelli, a resident of Winter Springs, Fla., finished fifth in the 8000 meter run with a time of 29:03. This is his highest finish this season.

Marinelli’s leadership, combined with outstanding contributions from each member of the team, made history as the BJU Bruins men’s cross country team finished first in the invitational, their highest finish in their inaugural year of intercollegiate competition.

BJU To Hold Missions Emphasis Week

Greenville, S.C. (October 14, 2013) – Bob Jones University will set aside the week of Oct. 21-24 to focus on the work and importance of missions. This year’s theme, “Expect great things from God. Attempt great things for God,” comes from William Carey, missionary to India and widely regarded as the father of the modern missions movement.

The daily chapel service, held Monday through Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Founder’s Memorial Amphitorium on the BJU campus, will feature missionary speakers.

Dr. Troy Manning, chief language consutlant for Bibles International in Grand Rapids, Mich., will speak Monday and Tuesday.  Rev. Ashish Majmundar, who serves with Professionals International and Gospel Fellowship Association in India, will speak Wednesday and Thursday.

Over one hundred representatives from over fifty mission organizations will be on campus to talk with students and those interested in serving on the mission field.

The University started Missions Emphasis Week in 1989 to impress on the students the demand of world evangelism. The command to “Go into all the world and preach the Gospel” is for all of us. Missionaries will show the need for workers – both full-time missionaries and business professionals – and introduce their organizations to students who want to use the gifts God has given them in serving Him in a variety of ways on the mission field.

University Singers to Perform at Choral Directors Conference

Greenville, S.C. (October 11, 2013) – The University Singers, Bob Jones University’s largest choral organization, will present a concert today at the South Carolina American Choral Directors Association Fall Conference.

The choir, under the direction of Dr. Eliezer Yanson, will perform at 6:30 p.m. in Wheelwright Auditorium on the Coastal Carolina University campus in Conway, S.C.

To be eligible to perform, a choir had to submit an audition recording that included three selections of live performances from three different years.

Iles Places First in Cross Country Meet

AaronIlesGreenville, S.C. (October 7, 2013) – Aaron Iles, a senior mathematics major at Bob Jones University, finished first in the men’s 8000 meter run at the Fighting Owls Trail Invitational held at Warren Wilson College Oct. 4.

Iles, a resident of Monroeville, N.J., and the captain of the BJU Bruins men’s cross country team, finished first in the 8000 meter run with a time of 29:27.

Stanley Places Third in Cross Country Meet

AbbyStanleyGreenville, S.C. (October 7, 2013) –  Abigail Stanley, a senior journalism and mass communication major at Bob Jones University, finished third in the women’s 6000 meter run at Fighting Owls Trail Invitational held at Warren Wilson College Oct. 4.

Stanley, a resident of Three Springs, Pa., and the captain of the BJU Bruins women’s cross country team, finished third in the 6000 meter run with a time of 22:18.

Phillipo Places Fifth in Cross Country Meet

phililpoGreenville, S.C. (October 7, 2013) – Meghan Phillipo, a senior nursing major at Bob Jones University, finished fifth in the women’s 6000 meter run at Fighting Owls Trail Invitational held at Warren Wilson College Oct. 4.

Phillipo, a resident of Taylors, S.C., finished fifth in the 6000 meter run with a time of 22:36. This was Phillipo’s first top five finish this season.

Ascher Named to President’s Club

Lauren AscherGreenville, S.C. (October 3, 2013) – In the University’s chapel service Sept. 30, Dr. Stephen Jones, president of Bob Jones University, awarded Lauren Ascher, a sophomore nursing major from Portsmouth, Va., the Second-Miler Award.

One of six President’s Club awards, the Second-Miler Award is given to a student who has shown extraordinary concern for a fellow student and given of himself to meet that student’s need.

Lauren’s nomination recounted that, “This past June, Lauren helped welcome and direct students and parents during Summer Orientation. During lunch on the first day, one of the incoming students, who knew no one at BJU, began suffering with heat stroke and had to return to her residence hall room. Lauren accompanied the student back to her room and stayed with her until she was comfortable.

Throughout the rest of that day and the next, Lauren went out of her way to ensure the student was comfortable and had everything she needed. Lauren’s kindness had such an impact on the incoming freshman that she requested to be in Lauren’s room. Lauren is the one who made that student’s Summer Orientation weekend profitable and gave her a special reason to enroll at BJU.”

Lauren’s ministry that weekend exemplifies what many students at BJU do regularly—going well beyond what is expected. This demonstration of Christ’s love had a significant impact in a peer’s life. As Jude 22 says, “And of some have compassion, making a difference.”

Students are nominated for President’s Club awards by faculty, staff and their peers, and a committee selects the final recipients from the nominations received. In addition to recognition in a President’s Club chapel, recipients have their photo displayed in the university Student Center and enjoy dinner with the president.

Frederick Named to President’s Club

Joshua FrederickGreenville, S.C. (October 3, 2013) – In the University’s chapel service Sept. 30, Dr. Stephen Jones, president of Bob Jones University, awarded Joshua Frederick, a senior graphic design major from Thailand, the Student Worker Appreciation Award.

The Student Worker Appreciation Award is one of six President’s Club awards given by the President to students at Bob Jones University.

Frederick’s work manager nominated him for the award by stating, “His work ethic and the attitude with which he does his work are examples of selfless, Christlike service to those he serves and to those who work with him in the department. He takes time to instruct other workers in policies and procedures and to teach them improved ways to do their work. Josh is quick to notice when others are struggling, and it is not unusual to see him sitting alongside another worker’s desk, whether student or staff, providing patient, clear and concise instruction.

Most importantly, his influence extends beyond just his work. His spiritual influence is evident among both students and staff. Josh takes his walk with the Lord seriously. It is not unusual for Josh to have his Bible open on his desk and to read a few verses as he processes calls.

In addition, Josh consistently puts the needs of others before his own. One example was moving to another desk in the department when we had a new employee coming in. He wanted the new employee to have the nicer desk and chair. He consistently exhibits Christlike character in his dealings with the callers he talks to and with his coworkers.”

Students are nominated for President’s Club awards by faculty, staff and their peers, and a committee selects recipients from the nominations received. In addition to recognition in a President’s Club chapel, recipients have their photo displayed in the university Student Center and enjoy dinner with the president.