BJU Public Relations

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" July 2015 "

Statement from Bob Jones University


GREENVILLE, S.C. (July 20, 2015) – The following statement was released by Bob Jones University in response to the City of Greenville Police Department’s release today regarding their investigation. This statement may be attributed to Randy Page, director of public relations at BJU:

“Bob Jones University appreciates the efforts of the Greenville Police Department and the Solicitor’s Office in their investigation. During the investigation, the University fully cooperated and provided all information requested by the investigation team. We believed our actions were not in violation of South Carolina law. We are pleased the investigation found no such violation.”

David Kim Returns to BJU As Artist in Residence

DavidKimGREENVILLE, S.C.  (July 15, 2015) — Violinist David Kim will be returning to Bob Jones University this fall as an artist in residence in the Division of Music. Kim will be coaching students in the school’s orchestral program, holding a masterclass, teaching private lessons, and performing for the students and faculty. Kim’s residency will run October 14-16.

“When I visited Bob Jones University last season, I absolutely fell in love with the place,” Kim said. “The spirit, high quality, and most of all, many new friends in Christ, made it an unforgettable experience. I am blessed and delighted to return this fall.”

Kim is the concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra, a position he has held for 16 years.

“We are so grateful for the opportunity to continue our relationship with Mr. Kim,” said Dr. Michael Moore, conductor of the BJU Symphony Orchestra. “It’s such a privilege for our students to work with an artist of his caliber and spirit, and we look forward to his visit with much anticipation.”

Bob Jones University Hosts National Hoops Ministries Tournament

GREENVILLE, S.C. (July 13, 2015) – Bob Jones University, in partnership with National Hoops Ministries (NHM), is hosting a national 3-on-3 basketball tournament this week on the BJU campus.

Players from across the country are participating in the tournament camp and BJU Bruins coaches and players are serving as counselors and assistants to the NHM staff.  With daily skills sessions, chapel and 3-on-3 tournaments, players are able to develop both basketball and life skills.

“We’re pleased to host this national tournament at BJU as it promotes our mission of using sports as a platform for ministry.” Bruins’ Athletics Director and men’s basketball coach Neal Ring said.

Mike Washer, a 1999 graduate of BJU, started NHM through his church in Spartanburg, South Carolina.  The church hosted a 3-on-3 basketball tournament annually where participants would compete with the eventual prize being a trip to the NBA All-Star Game festivities. Participants were also given the Gospel through devotionals and one-on-one interaction.

“Basketball is just a simple tool,” said Washer. “This ministry is not about basketball, but about Christ – and seeing needy souls come to know Him.”

As the tournament’s popularity grew, many recommended taking this unique ministry “on the road.” NHM began as a small-town event in Spartanburg and has become a nationwide tournament with dozens of teams.

“Through opportunities such as NHM, I trust our coaches, players and others will have a renewed passion to effectively use sports as a platform for ministry,” Ring said. “My prayer is that we will see young men whose lives are impacted through this ministry make a difference on their teams and in their communities.”

Members of the Greenville community are welcome to attend a special Friday afternoon “showcase” in which players will compete in a skills competition, 3-point shooting contest as well as the 3-on-3 championship. The festivities begin at 3 p.m. in the Davis Field House on the BJU campus. There is no charge for the event.