BJU Public Relations

The official PR blog for Bob Jones University

" October 2013 "

Flags Fly at Half-Staff at Bob Jones University

GREENVILLE, S.C. (October 29, 2017) — At the request of South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster, flags at Bob Jones University are being flown at half-staff today in memory of South Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper Daniel Keith Rebman, Jr.

Additionally, Bob Jones University is hosting Trooper Rebman’s funeral service at 2 p.m. today in the Founder’s Memorial Amphitorium.

Kayla Baldwin Interns for Sunny Mullarky Studio

Kayla Baldwin

GREENVILLE, S.C. (October 27, 2017)  – Kayla Baldwin, a senior studio art major at Bob Jones University, serves as an intern at Sunny Mullarky Studio in Greenville, South Carolina.

Baldwin, a resident of Guam, works side-by-side in the studio with Sunny Mullarky. Her responsibilities include packing and organizing prints, managing the studio’s Etsy shop, and overseeing the retail operations in the studio.

“This internship is giving me hands-on learning experience with a self-starter who made a name for herself as an artist,” says Baldwin. “What I’m learning in the creative realm is invaluable, and the experience I’m gaining will help launch me into the art world after I graduate. I’m so grateful to Sunny for her willingness to teach and advise me as an artist.”

Jay Wilson Participates in MedEx Academy

Jay Wilson

GREENVILLE, S.C. (October 25, 2017) – Jay Wilson, a junior pre-med major at Bob Jones University, was chosen to participate in Greenville Health System’s Medical Experience (MedEx) Academy in Greenville.

The MedEx Academy is a one-of-a-kind program developed to provide hands-on experience for young people interested in pursuing careers in health care.

Wilson, a resident of Greenville, will have the unique opportunity to explore health care through simulations, lectures, workshops, research and community service. Wilson will also receive materials to help prepare for graduate school admission processes and interviews, including admission tests such as the MCAT and GRE.

“The MedEx Academy greatly adds to my preparation for applying to medical school,” says Wilson. “This experience provides the resources I need to allow me to be a competitive candidate for medical school. I would definitely recommend the MedEx program for anyone interesting in pursuing a career in health care.”

Bob Jones University to Host Annual High School Festival and Preaching Conference

GREENVILLE, S.C. (October 24, 2017) – Bob Jones University will host the annual High School Festival and Preaching Conference Monday, Oct. 30, through Thursday, Nov. 2, on the BJU campus.

“We look forward to opening our campus once again to the participants of the High School Festival and Preaching Conference and their families,” said BJU President Steve Pettit. “This annual competition gives us the opportunity to interact with many talented high school students from across the United States and to introduce them to today’s BJU.”

Nearly 700 students in grades 9-12 from over 40 private schools and homeschool groups will compete in a series of competitions in music, art and design, speech and drama, culinary arts, video, and preaching.

In addition to competing, students will have the opportunity to visit classes and attend campus events.

Michaela Rosensky Serves as Student Teacher at Armstrong Elementary School

Michaela Rosensky

GREENVILLE, S.C. (October 23, 2017) – Michaela Rosensky, a senior elementary education major at Bob Jones University, serves as a student teacher this semester at Armstrong Elementary School in Greenville.

Rosensky, a resident of Williamston, South Carolina, is gaining hands-on experience teaching 18 students in the third grade. Her responsibilities include creating lesson plans, managing the classroom, and teaching math, science, social studies, and English.

“Student teaching has been a phenomenal experience for me,” says Rosensky. “My goal in teaching isn’t just to help the students learn – I also teach so that I can learn from the students.”

Bob Jones University to Host Human Trafficking Seminar

GREENVILLE, S.C. (October 23, 2017) – Bob Jones University is partnering with Bon Secours St. Francis Health System to host the In Our Backyards: Human Trafficking seminar on Saturday, Nov. 4. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Davis Room on the BJU campus.

The seminar will feature discussions by experts on topics such as the definition of human trafficking, how it can be diminished, and the Christian’s response.

Speakers include Kathryn Moorehead, coordinator of the South Carolina Human Trafficking Task Force for the Office of Attorney General, and Jonathan Bastoni, human trafficking investigator with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, as well as BJU faculty members Dr. Jason Ormiston of the Bible and Seminary divisions, Dr. Amy Hicks of the Biology department, and Dr. Jessica Minor of the Health Sciences department.

“Human trafficking and the issues that surround this topic are a rapidly growing concern, especially in the Greenville area,” said Minor, who is an active participant on the Bon Secours St. Francis Health System Ethics Committee. “Recently, Operation Cross Country XI has resulted in the arrest of 120 traffickers and the rescue of 84 minors in areas including Myrtle Beach and Columbia. As Christians, it should be our responsibility to be at the forefront of this incredible injustice.”

The event is free and open to the public for ages 13 and above; however, pre-registration through Eventbrite is needed for admission to the event and space is limited. The Davis Room is located on the right side of the Dixon-Makenzie Dining Common on the front BJU campus and parking is available on front campus and in the parking garage.

Stephen Hughes Interns for Greenville Health System

Stephen Hughes

GREENVILLE, S.C. (October 20, 2017) – Stephen Hughes, a post-graduate pre-med major at Bob Jones University, serves as an intern for Greenville Health System (GHS) in Greenville.

Hughes, a resident of Greenville, is serving in the GHS Hospitals by assisting residents across multiple departments. Hughes is also gaining hands-on experience by shadowing and working with physicians as they diagnose and treat patients.

“This internship has really made the medical field come alive for me,” says Hughes. “I’ve been able to put the books down and observe how actual medical practice plays out in the clinical setting. It has been a privilege to work with experience physicians who are gifted at teaching students and observers.”

Alicha M. Grubb Joins Gentry Locke Commercial Litigation Group

GREENVILLE, S.C. (October 19, 2017) – Dr. Alicha M. Grubb, a 2013 Bob Jones University graduate, recently joined the Virginia law firm of Gentry Locke as a Commercial Litigation associate in their Roanoke office, helping clients resolve their business disputes.

Grubb previously served as a law clerk at the 23rd Judicial Circuit Court of Virginia, where she researched criminal and civil motions before the Circuit Court; advised on facts, legal precedent and probable case outcomes; and assisted on large projects, such as editing the Virginia Model Jury Instructions. She also previously held roles at the Roanoke County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of North Carolina.

Grubb earned her BA cum laude from Bob Jones University and studied abroad in Hermosillo, Sonora, and Mexico City, Mexico. She earned her JD from Wake Forest University School of Law, where she was recognized as the highest-ranking oralist on the Wake Forest Jessup International Law Moot Court team, received a CALI Award for trial practice, and was also honored with the North Carolina Advocates for Justice Award.

Grubb belongs to the Wake Forest Journal of Law and Policy and the Black Law Student Association, and has donated significant time to a variety of pro bono initiatives. In addition to her legal practice, Grubb, who speaks fluent Spanish, volunteers with Blue Ridge Literacy and Big Brothers Big Sisters.

With more than 55 lawyers operating in a range of disciplines from offices in Roanoke and Lynchburg, Gentry Locke serves clients in Virginia and across the U.S., as well as worldwide as a member firm of the ALFA International Legal Network.

Andrew Carter Serves as Intern for Bob Jones University

Andrew Carter

GREENVILLE, S.C. (October 16, 2017) – Andrew Carter, a senior engineering major at Bob Jones University, serves as an intern this semester in the BJU public relations office.

Carter, a resident of Greenville, South Carolina, is gaining experience by assisting with media monitoring, writing press releases, conducting social media research, and working with event management.

“I am very excited to apply and grow my skills in the area of public relations,” says Carter. “This internship will give me experience beyond the scope of my major and is one of many great opportunities BJU has provided for me these past three years.”

Candace Burkett Wins Several Awards at Christian Film Festival

Candace Burkett

GREENVILLE, S.C. (October 18, 2017) – Candace Burkett, a 2017 graduate of Bob Jones University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Cinema Production, recently won numerous awards for her senior film project, Shaped by God, at the Christian Film Festival in Newport News, Virginia.

Held on the last Saturday of each month, the Christian Film Festival (CFF) showcases Christian movies, music videos, cartoons, documentaries, educational films, and scripts, and recognizes the creators of those projects.

“We are thrilled that once again one of our cinema graduates has been recognized by the Christian Film Festival,” said Dr. Darren Lawson, dean of BJU’s School of Fine Arts and Communication. “Candace’s documentary tells a truly inspiring story and we are very excited that her hard work has been acknowledged in this way.”

Burkett, a resident of Greenville, Mississippi, won Best Student Film, Best Movie Poster, Best Student Film Fan Favorite, and the Inspire Award. In addition, Burkett’s film was awarded Best Producer for the work done by Christopher Zydowicz and Sharyn Robertson, both Cinema Production professors at BJU.

Shaped by God is a documentary about Michael Furchert, a man who kept his Christian faith under a communist regime. The film tells the story of Furchert growing up in communist East Germany, the many trials he faced because of his Christian faith, and how God used those trials in his life to shape him into a stronger vessel for His service. Furchert is now a Christian inspirational speaker and pianist who speaks in ministries across the nation about God’s work in his life.