BJU Public Relations

The official PR blog for Bob Jones University

" August 2014 "

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.


Janet Mefferd Interviews Bill Apelian on the Importance of Christian Education

GREENVILLE, S.C. (August 6, 2014) – Nationally syndicated radio talk show host Janet Mefferd recently interviewed Bill Apelian, Chief Publication Officer and Chief Brand Officer at Bob Jones University, about the importance of Christian education. The interview originally aired on The Janet Mefferd Show on July 31st.

Michele Brake Named as Winner for Innovation in Teaching Competition

GREENVILLE, S.C. (August 5, 2014) – Michele Brake, a 1995 graduate of Bob Jones University, was recently recognized by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal as a winner in round four of the Innovation in Teaching Competition.

Brake was one of eight winners in round four of the competition which serves as a recognition and reward opportunity for teachers who demonstrate innovative teaching strategies for the Georgia standards in English/Language Arts and Mathematics.

Brake, a resident of Albany, serves as an eighth grade English Language Arts teacher for Mitchell County Schools at Baconton Community Charter School.

According to Governor Deal’s office, each award winner receives a $2,000 stipend and each teacher’s school receives a $5,000 grant for implementation of Georgia’s instructional standards. In addition, Georgia Public Broadcasting will film the winning educators teaching in their classrooms during the 2014-2015 school year, as well as interview them about how they prepared the featured units. The videos, along with the educators’ supplementary materials, will be made available to other educators, parents, institutions of higher education and other stakeholders through and iTunesU.

Dan Cruver Receives Angels in Adoption Award

GREENVILLE, S.C. (August 5, 2014) – Dan Cruver, a 1994 graduate of Bob Jones University, was recently selected by U.S. Senator Tim Scott as a recipient of the 2014 Angels in Adoption Award. The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s (CCAI) Angels in Adoption™ Program honors individuals, couples, and organizations that have made extraordinary contributions on behalf of children in need of families.

The Angels in Adoption™ travel to Washington D.C. to participate in three days of events—all designed to train them in using their personal experience to affect change on behalf of children in need of homes and to celebrate their hard work and dedication to the issue.

Past recipients of this award include Korie and Willie Robertson, Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelley, Ne-Yo, PEOPLE Magazine, Nia Vardalos, Scott Fujita, Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy, First Lady Laura Bush, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Kristin Chenoweth, Rhea Perlman, Deborra-lee Furness, Bruce Willis, Al Roker, Muhammad Ali, Patti LaBelle, Jane Seymour, Henry Winkler, and CBS Studios.

Cruver serves as founder and director of Together for Adoption (T4A). Through T4A, he has organized regional, national, and international conferences. T4A’s national conference will be held in Greenville, South Carolina, this October. He and his wife, Dr. Melissa Cruver, are residents of Travelers Rest and have three children, two of whom are adopted.

Together for Adoption provides gospel-centered resources to mobilize the church toward orphan care. Cruver notes that, “The word ‘Adoption’ in our name does not refer to adopting children, but to the theological reality of our adoption in Christ.” Through his organization, he provides teaching, training, and resources to the local church on the theology of adoption as the proper foundation and motivation for orphan care ministry.

He has authored many articles and books, and is the primary author of Reclaiming Adoption: Missional Living Through the Rediscovery of Abba Father.