BJU Public Relations

The official PR blog for Bob Jones University

" April 2014 "

U.S. Senator Tim Scott Speaks at BJU

GREENVILLE, S.C. (April 24, 2014)  – On Tues., April 22, U.S. Senator Tim Scott spoke for the Presidential Leadership Series at Bob Jones University.

Woodruff High School’s Cooper George Signs with BJU Bruins

GREENVILLE, S.C. (April 23, 2014) – Woodruff High School’s Cooper George, a 6’1” guard for the WHS Wolverines, signed with the Bob Jones University Bruins today.

CooperGeorge1

Left to right (front): Stephanie George, Cooper George, David George; (back): BJU Bruins assistant basketball coaches Larry Hunt and Andrew Wingreen.

A resident of Woodruff, George will be majoring in Exercise Science when he begins his classes this fall at BJU.

The BJU Bruins men’s basketball team participates as a Division I university in the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA).

Travelers Rest High School’s Matt DeHart Signs with BJU Bruins

GREENVILLE, S.C. (April 23, 2013) – Matt DeHart, a guard with the Travelers Rest High School Devildogs men’s basketball team, signed with the Bob Jones University Bruins during a ceremony at TRHS Tues., April 22.

DeHartSignswithBJU

Left to right – Larry Hunt, Dr. Tony Miller, Matt DeHart and Andrew Wingreen PHOTO CREDIT: Travelers Rest High School

DeHart, a resident of Taylors, will be pursuing a BA in Journalism and Mass Communication when he begins classes this fall at BJU.

The BJU Bruins men’s basketball team participates as a Division I university in the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA).

 

State Representative Bakari Sellers to Speak at Bob Jones University

BakariSellersGREENVILLE, S.C. (April 18, 2014) – South Carolina State Representative Bakari Sellers will address the State and Local Government class at Bob Jones University on Mon., April 21 on the importance of young people getting involved and making a difference in their communities.

Sellers, a resident of Denmark, S.C., has served in the South Carolina House of Representatives since 2006. At the time of his election, he was the youngest serving member of the House. He represents House District 90 which covers parts of Bamberg, Barnwell and Colleton Counties. He is also a member of the House Judiciary Committee.

The son of civil rights leader Dr. Cleveland Sellers and Gwendolyn Sellers, Sellers learned at a young age the importance of public service.  He was Student Government Association President and a member of the Board of Trustees at Morehouse College and earned his JD from the University of South Carolina.

Sellers is currently seeking election as Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina.

Senator Tim Scott to Headline Presidential Leadership Series at Bob Jones University

My Approved PortraitsGREENVILLE, S.C. (April 8, 2014) – National conservative leader and U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) will headline the Presidential Leadership Series at Bob Jones University Tues., April 22 at 7 p.m. in the Founder’s Memorial Amphitorium (FMA) on the BJU campus.

“We are delighted to host nationally-known speakers like Senator Scott at BJU who can inform and challenge our students,” said Dr. Stephen Jones, president of BJU. “Scott is nationally recognized as a conservative leader on tax reform, school choice, religious liberty and expanding opportunities for all citizens. I look forward to having our students and members of the Greenville community join us for Scott’s address.”

Scott was appointed by Governor Nikki Haley to fill the unexpired term of former U.S. Senator Jim DeMint in Dec. 2012. Prior to his appointment to the U.S. Senate, Scott served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, the South Carolina House of Representatives and Charleston County Council.

Scott will speak about his personal background and how God used his mother and a godly mentor to encourage him to unleash his potential. He will be challenging listeners to unleash their own potential to make a difference in the world. He will take questions following his remarks.

The event is free and open to the public. Doors to the FMA will open at 6:30 p.m. Parking is available in the parking garage located directly behind Rodeheaver Auditorium as well as on campus streets.

Classic Paintings Come to Life at Bob Jones University

Living Gallery Drama 2013GREENVILLE, S.C. (April 8, 2014) – Now in its 17th year of telling the gospel story through breath-taking living displays of art, the annual Living Gallery at Bob Jones University has become an Upstate Easter tradition.  Programs will be in Rodeheaver Auditorium April 17-19 at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. with an additional program April 19 at 2 p.m.

You will be challenged and inspired by the drama, music and the life-size re-creations of masterpieces brought to life with live human models.

This year’s Living Gallery drama is set 500 years before the coming of Jesus Christ. Jerusalem is in ruins–conquered by the Babylonians. Only a remnant of believing Jews clings to the promise of a Messiah who will one day rescue them from bondage and free them from their sin.

“The program highlights the Old Testament prophecies of this Messiah, and illustrates their fulfillment in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ,” says Director David Eoute, Jr. “This year’s production features three new works of art, including Sébastian Bourdon’s Moses and the Brazen Serpent and Jocapo Bassano’s Crucifixion. “

Tickets are $11 for adults and $9 for children ages 6-12. Tickets may be purchased at the BJU Programs and Production box office from noon to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday, online through www.livinggallery.bju.edu or by calling (864) 770-1372 from noon – 5 p.m.

The Museum and Gallery at Bob Jones University is open for extended hours, 2-7 p.m., on Living Gallery performance days. Tickets to the Living Gallery provide free admission to both M&G sites at Bob Jones University and at Heritage Green on April 17-19.

 

BJU Fine Arts Calendar – April 7 – 14

Monday, March 24—Monday, April 7, Exhibition Corridor, Sargent Art Building

This exhibition features examples from the graphic design majors’ senior portfolios and internships.

Monday, April 7, 5:00 p.m., War Memorial Chapel

The String Faculty will celebrate the music of Dr. Dwight Gustafson. The program will feature his four-movement string quartet, “Songs of the Kings,” and several of his string solo compositions and arrangements.

Monday, April 7, 7:00 p.m., Fine Arts 224

Steven Chambers, piano, will present his minor recital.

Tuesday, April 8—Thursday, April 10, Exhibition Corridor, Sargent Art Building

This exhibition displays the works of art finalists competing in the American Association of Christian Schools National Art Competition and includes the winners in each category for 2014.

Friday, April 11, 5:00 p.m., Stratton Hall

Sarah Enriquez, piano, will present her senior recital. She will play works composed by Grainger, Beethoven, Prokofiev, Debussy, and Wagner.

Friday, April 11, 6:30 p.m., Fine Arts 119

Naomi Baker, piano, will present her junior recital.

Friday, April 11, 7:00 p.m., War Memorial Chapel

Marissa Doney VanDeusen, mezzo-soprano, will present her graduate recital. She will sing works composed by Handel, Brahms, Rossini, Duparc, Pearson-Thomas, Niles, and Charles.

Saturday, April 12, 1:00 p.m., War Memorial Chapel

Christina Fisher, piano, and Nathan Dupont, baritone, will present their senior recitals. Christina will play works composed by Bach, Cowell, and Brahms. Nathan will sing works composed by Vaughan Williams, Bach, Mendelssohn, and Forrest.

Saturday, April 12, 3:00 p.m., War Memorial Chapel

Rebecca VanDeburgh, piano, will present her senior recital. She will play works composed by Clementi, Crumb, and Rachmaninoff.

Saturday, April 12, 3:00 p.m., Fine Arts 119

Ben Cepeda, piano, will present his junior recital.

Saturday, April 12, 5:00 p.m., War Memorial Chapel

Opus 6, the six member ensemble of the vocal arts department, serves up a musical banquet of small ensemble treats from the middle ages to the present.

Saturday, April 12, 6:00 p.m., Fine Arts 119

Sam Brown, piano, will present his junior recital.

Saturday, April 12, 7:00 p.m., War Memorial Chapel

The University’s resident wind quintet features works for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, and bassoon. The program includes works by Cambini (Quintet No. 1), Arnold (Three Shanties), and Taffanel (Quintet).

Monday, April 14, 5:00 p.m., Stratton Hall

Shawn Richardson, piano, will present his senior recital. He will play works composed by Bach, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, and Debussy.

BJU Introduces Free iOS Campus Guest App

Greenville, S.C. (April 2, 2014) – Planning to Visit BJU? Know someone who is? Plan your visit with BJU’s free iOS campus guest app. Through the app you can access suggestions on what to do on campus, current events, available tours—even information on typical activities in each building, where to park, where to dine and much more. You can order tickets to events. And when you arrive, an interactive GPS-enabled map will help you easily find your way around campus. To download go to the Apple store and search “Bob Jones University.”