BJU Public Relations

The official PR blog for Bob Jones University

" April 2017 "

Sarah Minnick Serves as Student Teacher at Alexander Elementary School

Sarah Minnick

GREENVILLE, S.C. (April 21, 2017) – Sarah Minnick, a senior elementary education major at Bob Jones University, serves as a student teacher this semester at Alexander Elementary School located in Greenville.

Minnick, a resident of Cardwell, Australia, teaches 17 students in a second grade class. Her responsibilities include teaching lessons, managing the classroom, and supervising the students during lunch and recess. She also attends weekly faculty meetings.

“Clinical practice has been eye opening for me,” says Minnick. “Before I began, I wasn’t sure I wanted to be a teacher. But because of this student teaching opportunity I now realize how much I love teaching and that the Lord has given me the ability to teach.”

Elisabeth Yankelitis Serves as Student Teacher at Mitchell Road Elementary

Elisabeth Yankelitis

GREENVILLE, S.C. (April 21, 2017) – Elisabeth Yankelitis, a senior music education major at Bob Jones University, serves as a student teacher this semester at Mitchell Road Elementary located in Greenville.

Yankelitis, a resident of West Chester, Pennsylvania, helps teach general music to kindergarten through fifth grade students. She solo teaches kindergarten through third grade and helps the mentor teacher with fourth and fifth graders. Over the course of the week, Yankelitis manages nearly 600 students.

“This has been one of my favorite experiences of my college career,” says Yankelitis. “I love being able to share my passion and love for music with so many children.”

Jocelyn Lindmark Serves as Student Teacher at Alexander Elementary School

Jocelyn Lindmark

GREENVILLE, S.C. (April 20, 2017) – Jocelyn Lindmark, a senior music education major at Bob Jones University, serves as a student teacher this semester at Alexander Elementary School.

Lindmark, a resident of Bath, New York, teaches about 90 kindergartners each week. In her general music classes they study moving, playing, singing, reading, analyzing, and evaluating music.

“Student teaching has been one of my most valuable college experiences,” says Lindmark. “It has taught me about my strengths and weaknesses in teaching in a positive atmosphere. It has been a good taste of life as a real teacher.”

Shinyoung Lee Interns for BJU Technology Resources

Shinyoung Lee

GREENVILLE, S.C. (April 20, 2017) – Shinyoung Lee, a senior information technology major at Bob Jones University, serves as an intern for the BJU technology resources department.

Lee, a resident of Seoul, South Korea, is gaining experience trouble shooting software-related issues. Her responsibilities include helping support faculty and students with technology assistance and connecting students’ devices to the campus network.

“This internship experience has given me confidence in working in my field of study,” says Lee.

Allison Pfeifle Serves as Student Teacher at Riverside High School

Allison Pfeifle

GREENVILLE, S.C. (April 19, 2017) – Allison Pfeifle, a senior math education major at Bob Jones University, serves as a student teacher this semester at Riverside High School in Greer.

Pfeifle, a resident of Mentor, Ohio, teaches Algebra 2 and Geometry for five high school classes with about 130 students. Some of her responsibilities include planning semesters, units, and lesson plans; developing, grading, and analyzing assessment data; interacting with parents, colleagues, and administrators; and performing routine non-academic duties such as homeroom, detention duty, and lunch duty.

“I have been a double-major during the last three years at school, studying both math and music education,” says Pfeifle. “My student teaching has been inspiring, and my mentor teacher has been very supportive. As I hoped, the experience has reminded me why I chose education

Amanda Crow Serves as Student Teacher at Greenville Middle Academy

Amanda Crow

GREENVILLE, S.C. (April 19, 2017) – Amanda Crow, a senior middle school education major at Bob Jones University, serves as a student teacher this semester at Greenville Middle Academy.

Crow, a resident of Anniston, Alabama, is gaining hands-on experience in managing five science classes with 130 eighth graders. Her responsibilities include leading a classroom, teaching new information, and administering tests.

“I absolutely love student teaching because it allows me to get to know my students on a more personal level. It is different from practicum because I am with them every day rather than just two days a week,” says Crow. “This has definitely been a fantastic learning experience, and I am excited to use what I have learned in my own classroom one day.”

Flags at Half-Staff at Bob Jones University

GREENVILLE, S.C. (April 19, 2017) — At the request of South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster, flags at Bob Jones University will be flown at half-staff through sundown today to honor the memory and public service of Officer Jason Gregory Harris of the Spartanburg Police Department.

Harris served with the Spartanburg Police Department for the past 12 years as a member of the SWAT team, motorcycle unit, K-9 tracking team, downtown bicycle unit, housing complex team, and a gang investigator.

Anthony Gillingham Serves as Student Teacher at Eastside High School

Anthony Gillingham

GREENVILLE, S.C. (April 18, 2017) – Anthony Gillingham, a senior music education major at Bob Jones University, serves as a student teacher this semester at Eastside High School in Greenville.

Gillingham, a resident of Freeport, Illinois, teaches high school orchestra. His responsibilities include conducting the rehearsals and teaching techniques, posture, and musical elements. He teaches 90 students at Eastside High School in addition to teaching 70 students at Riverside High School.

“Student teaching is invaluable because it has given me a change to get my feet wet and learn valuable skills before going out on my own,” says Gillingham.

Rocco Stuhl Interns for Summit Media

Rocco Stuhl

GREENVILLE, S.C. (April 18, 2017) – Rocco Stuhl, a senior journalism and mass communication major at Bob Jones University, serves as an intern this semester for Summit Media located in Greenville.

Stuhl, a resident of Greenville, South Carolina, is gaining experience in radio production and website content creation.

“My internship has showed me that I truly am interested in this field and that BJU has prepared me very well for all the duties associated with the position,” says Stuhl.

Bob Jones University to Offer Over 40 Camps This Summer

GREENVILLE, S.C. (April 17, 2017) – Bob Jones University is accepting applications from students for over 40 different summer camps, both academic and athletic, which will be held in June and July on the BJU campus.

In addition to camps offered in culinary arts, music, criminal justice, aviation and leadership, this summer BJU is offering 12 new EDUcamps, academic camps directed by BJU faculty, staff and students. New camps include the academy of business, biodiversity, computer engineering, data analysis and stats, exercise science, iTeach, sports management, STEM, Think Bible, the science of history, young illustrators and young writers.

“We are excited for another summer of EDUcamps at Bob Jones University,” says Matthew Weathers, BJU’s student leadership coordinator and EDUcamp program director. “The purpose of EDUcamps is for teenage students to experience God, develop life skills, and consider possible career pathways.”

BJU is also offering two new Bruins sports camps in running and shooting sports as well as camps in volleyball, soccer and basketball.

Both the EDUcamps and Bruins sports camps are offered for a variety of ages and skill levels with options for both day and overnight campers.

Visit the website for a complete list of the camps, costs and options available this summer at BJU.