BJU Public Relations

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" September 2015 "

BJU is the Fifth Most Affordable Christian College in America

50MostAffordableGREENVILLE, S.C. (September 29, 2015) – In a recent ranking published by Christian Universities Online, Bob Jones University ranked as the fifth most affordable Christian college/university in the United States.

According to CUO, the methodology behind this ranking began with schools that have been accredited by the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS), or the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU), or a member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). We then ranked each of the schools according to publicly available “net price” tuition data. Average net price is defined as “subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses,” by the National Center for Education Statistics.

BJU To Host Washington Center Challenge Day

Washington Center DaysGREENVILLE, S.C. (September 22, 2015) — Bob Jones University, in conjunction with Greenville County Recreation District (GCRD), is hosting the annual Washington Center Challenge Day Friday, Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. on the BJU campus.

This Special Olympics event is the culmination of an eight week period called the Motor Activities Training Program (MATP).  Over 100 athletes from Washington Center School will come to the Davis Field House (DFH) to perform a physical activity they have learned and practiced at school.

The opening ceremonies, which will begin around 10:00 a.m., will feature the Parade of Athletes, the Special Olympics Oath and the Lighting of the Flame of Hope. Geoff Hart, anchor at WYFF TV 4, will serve as the emcee. Marshall Franklin, BJU’s Executive Vice President for Operations, will welcome the athletes, their families and the faculty/staff from Washington Center and open the event in prayer.

The event will also feature an “Olympic Town” with carnival-type games and prizes. There will also be a music tent and face-painting tent for students to be able to entertain and engage the athletes.

For more than two decades, the BJU School of Education has partnered with the GCRD to sponsor the event. To assist the athletes, over 400 BJU students majoring in education, communication disorders, exercise science and sports management will be on hand.

Bob Jones University To Host U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus

USArmyFieldBandGREENVILLE, S.C. (September 15, 2015) – Bob Jones University announced today it will host the internationally acclaimed United States Army Field Band of Washington, DC, at Rodeheaver Auditorium on the BJU campus Saturday, Oct. 17 at 2 p.m. This free, ticketed event is open to the public.

The Concert Band and Soldiers’ Chorus are the oldest and largest of The U.S. Army Field Band’s performing components. These two ensembles combine to present joint concerts on their national tours. They have performed in all 50 states and 30 countries for audiences totaling hundreds of millions.

The 65-member Concert Band and 29-member Soldiers’ Chorus perform regularly in some of the most famous concert halls in the world, and just as often in the humblest auditoriums in the smallest of communities. The joining of these two ensembles allows them to offer unparalleled versatility of programming, ranging from orchestral masterworks and operatic arias to Sousa marches and Broadway musicals. The band and chorus also perform independently, and have recently shared the stage with such ensembles as the Boston Pops, the Cincinnati Pops, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and the National Symphony Orchestra.

In addition to their national tours, formal concerts, chamber recitals, and educational outreach, members of the Concert Band and Soldiers’ Chorus frequently represent the Army at formal and ceremonial functions, including the Presidential Inaugural Parade, presidential funerals, the Army All-American Bowl, and diplomatic efforts overseas. More than six decades as the military’s most traveled musicians have earned them the title, “The Musical Ambassadors of the Army.”

Free tickets for the event will be available beginning Thursday, Sept. 17 and may be obtained online.

BJU Symphony Orchestra Named as Semi-Finalist for The American Prize

BJUSOGREENVILLE, S.C. (September 14, 2015) – The Bob Jones University Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Michael W. Moore, has been named as a semi-finalist in the orchestral performance – college/university division of The American Prize. In consideration for the award, Moore submitted the BJUSO’s “In Celebration of Song” concert presented in March 2015.

A collaboration between the BJUSO and faculty and students in the Division of Music voice department, the performance featured selections from Humperdinck’s opera “Hansel and Gretel,” Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutti,” Donizetti’s “Don Pasquale,” and several musical theatre selections. An excerpt of the performance may be viewed online.

The American Prize is a series of new, non-profit national competitions in the performing arts providing cash awards, professional adjudication and regional, national and international recognition for the best recorded performances by ensembles and individuals each year in the United States at the professional, college/university, church, community and secondary school levels. Administered by Hat City Music Theater, Inc., a nonprofit organization based in Danbury, Connecticut, The American Prize was founded in 2009 and is awarded annually. The competitions of The American Prize are open to all U.S. citizens, whether living in this country or abroad, and to others currently living, working and/or studying in the United States of America, its protectorates or territories.

 

 

BJU to Display Piece of Steel Girder from World Trade Center

WTCGirderGREENVILLE, S.C. (September 10, 2015) –  On Thursday, Sept. 10 and Friday, Sept. 11 from 12 – 5 p.m., the public is welcome to view the piece of steel girder from the North Tower of the World Trade Center, which was presented to Bob Jones University by the September 11th Families’ Association last year,  in the lobby of Rodeheaver Auditorium, which is located near the center of the BJU campus.

Bob Jones University to Commemorate 9/11

StudentFlagDisplayGREENVILLE, S.C. (September 8, 2015) – On the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Bob Jones University will commemorate the 2,977 lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001, with a static display of American flags. In addition, a piece of steel girder from the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City will also be displayed.

“Most of our students were very young when the terrorist attacks occurred in 2001,” said BJU President Steve Pettit. “These displays will serve as a memorial to those who lost their lives and as a reminder of what happened that fateful day in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pennsylvania.”

Members of the BJU student body will set up a static display of American flags near the Wade Hampton Boulevard entrance to the campus. Each flag will represent one of the 2,977 victims—from more than 90 countries—that perished in the terrorist attacks in 2001. The students will begin assembling the display Tuesday, Sept. 8 and it will remain in place until 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 14.

On Thursday, Sept. 10 and Friday, Sept. 11 from 12 – 5 p.m., the public is welcome to view the piece of steel girder from the North Tower of the World Trade Center in the lobby of Rodeheaver Auditorium, which is located near the center of campus.WTCGirder

Dr. Eliezer Yanson Named as Semi-Finalist for The American Prize

Dr. Eliezer Yanson Jr.

Dr. Eliezer Yanson Jr.

GREENVILLE, S.C. (September 8, 2015) – Dr. Eliezer Yanson Jr., associate professor of music at Bob Jones University, has been named as one of seven semi-finalists in conducting—college/university chorus division of The American Prize. In consideration for the award, Yanson submitted the University’s production of Handel’s “Messiah” which he conducted in December 2014.

Yanson conducts the University Singers, BJU’s freshman choir, and the Lyric Choir, BJU’s female voice choir, and teaches undergraduate and graduate music classes. He earned a DMA in Choral Conducting from the University of South Carolina, a MMus in church music (conducting) and a BMus in piano performance from BJU. Additionally, he holds a ThB from Baptist Bible Seminary & Institute in his native Philippines.

Yanson has conducted choirs in the Philippines, the U.S. and Bulgaria— including the Bulgarian premiere of Felix Mendelssohn’s “Elijah” with the Vidin Philharmonic Orchestra. An active clinician and adjudicator, he is a member of the American Choral Directors Association (South Carolina Repertoire and Standards Chair, college and university choirs), International Federation for Choral Music, National Collegiate Choral Organization (South Carolina national board member), National Association for Music Education, Golden Key International Honour Society and Pi Kappa Lambda. His scholarly pursuits have led him to present at ACDA, NAfME, and IFCM events, including the 10th World Symposium on Choral Music held in Seoul, Korea.

The American Prize is a series of new, non-profit national competitions in the performing arts providing cash awards, professional adjudication and regional, national and international recognition for the best recorded performances by ensembles and individuals each year in the United States at the professional, college/university, church, community and secondary school levels. Administered by Hat City Music Theater, Inc., a nonprofit organization based in Danbury, Connecticut, The American Prize was founded in 2009 and is awarded annually. The competitions of The American Prize are open to all U.S. citizens, whether living in this country or abroad, and to others currently living, working and/or studying in the United States of America, its protectorates or territories.