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State Treasurer Curtis Loftis to Speak at Bob Jones University

CMLGreenville, S.C. (September 18, 2013) – South Carolina State Treasurer Curtis Loftis will be speaking with two Bob Jones University Foundations of Economics classes on Thurs., Sept. 19. Students will learn about the duties and responsibilities of the State Treasurer followed by a discussion on the current state of the economy.

“I am excited to have the opportunity to speak with these bright students on this beautiful campus,” Loftis said. The speaking engagement is part of the State Treasurer’s ongoing effort to improve financial literacy across the state.

In addition to teaching the two classes, Loftis will be touring the campus and attending chapel with the student body.

Loftis took office on Jan. 12, 2011. As Treasurer, he manages $40 billion in state investments and assets.

Happy Constitution Day!

Today is Constitution Day, a day set apart to remember the signing of the United States Constitution. To commemorate this event, the Art and Design students created posters related to American patriotism and the Constitution of the United States, which provides the framework for our government. The display is located in the exhibition corridor (ground floor of the Sargent Art Building) through the month of September.

SHRM Certifies Bob Jones University’s Human Resources Track

Greenville, S.C. (September 17, 2013) – The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has certified that Bob Jones University’s BS degree in Business Administration with a track in Human Resources fully aligns with the SHRM HR curriculum guidelines.

Using results identified and derived from a multiple quantitative and qualitative research methodology, SHRM devised the SHRM HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates in 2005 and revalidated them in 2011. Their goal is to provide colleges and universities a resource for tracking HR curricula against a common, minimum skill set needed by employers who seek to fill HR professional positions.

“We’re pleased to have earned this certification,” says Mike Buiter, dean of the School of Business at BJU. “We are constantly striving to provide better opportunities for our graduates in their field of study. This certification helps those in Human Resources move ahead.”

SHRM analyzed BJU’s BS degree in Business Administration with a track in Human Resources, engaged BJU’s faculty in discussions and information sharing, and determined that the program fully aligns with the suggested core content guidelines.

Attorney General Alan Wilson to Speak at Bob Jones University

AttorneyGeneralAlanWilsonGreenville, S.C. (September 16, 2013) – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson will address the Bob Jones University Pre-Law Forum on Thurs., Sept. 19. The public is invited to join students and faculty for the presentation.

The forum, which begins at 6 p.m., will be held in Stratton Hall near the university’s Welcome Center. Following his presentation, General Wilson will conduct a short Q&A session.

Wilson took office on January 12, 2011, becoming the nation’s youngest Attorney General.

As South Carolina’s Attorney General, Wilson is the state’s chief prosecutor, chief securities officer, and the state’s chief legal counsel. The office is comprised of more than two hundred employees and nearly seventy-five attorneys who manage nearly 8,000 active case files.

Prior to his election as Attorney General, he served in the Attorney General’s office as a prosecution division intern under Charlie Condon and as an Assistant Attorney General under Henry McMaster.

The forum is free and open to the Greenville community.

BJU Wins 7 eduStyle Higher-Ed Web Awards

Greenville, S.C. (September 10, 2013) – In the 2013 eduStyle Higher-Ed Web Awards, Bob Jones University received 7 web awards in 5 categories. BJU won an award in every category in which it was nominated.

Why Choose BJU

  • Best Visual Design – Judged
  • Best Prospective Student or Admissions Site – People’s Choice


  • Most Innovative – Judged
  • Most Innovative – People’s Choice
  • Best Use of Interactive Multimedia or Video – Judged
  • Best Use of Interactive Multimedia or Video – People’s Choice
  • Best Community Driven Site/Use of Social Media – People’s Choice


Taylor Joins A.T. Locke as Financial Analyst

Greenville, S.C. (September 10, 2013) – A.T. LOCKEScottTaylor has added Scott Taylor as a financial analyst on the firm’s rapidly-growing team.  A.T. LOCKE provides accounting services, business analysis and financial and strategic guidance to emerging and mid-sized organizations across the Carolinas.

A native of Greenville, Taylor holds a BS in Accounting from Bob Jones University, and has served in financial management roles in the Upstate for more than two decades.  Prior to joining A.T. LOCKE, he served in leadership roles with Coldwell Banker Caine, IMI Resorts, The Cliffs Communities, Insignia Financial Group and Mount Vernon Mills during his professional career, which began in Greenville with public accounting firm Deloitte and Touche.

Mr. Taylor has also served as a Loaned Executive with the United Way of Greenville County, is a graduate of Leadership Greenville, and has served as Finance Committee Chairman, Treasurer and Deacon at Calvary Baptist Church in Simpsonville.

Mr. Taylor’s experience includes a broad range of accounting, financial reporting, risk management, payroll, tax and treasury responsibilities.  He will work with a range of A.T. LOCKE clients across the Upstate from the firm’s Greenville headquarters.

“Scott offers exceptional strategic and analytical abilities, broad-based industry experience and an outstanding customer service approach to benefit A.T. LOCKE clients,” said Anna Locke, President of A.T. LOCKE.  “We are committed to providing timely, accurate, and relevant financial insight and information, along with quality service and insight, to every client.  We expect Scott to be a wonderful addition to our team.”

Bob Jones University Fine Arts Calendar – September 9 – 26

Monday, September 9–Thursday, September 26, Exhibition Corridor, Sargent Art Building

This exhibition displays works from the BJU Permanent Art Collection as well as selected ornamental woodturnings by former BJU faculty member Dr. Amos Wipf.

Friday, September 13, 5:00 p.m., War Memorial Chapel

Bruce Cox, head of BJU’s instrumental studies department, will present a recital of works from the standard trumpet repertoire.

Saturday, September 14, 7:00 p.m., War Memorial Chapel

The annual Musical Mission Team welcome home concert, “Remembering His Blessings,” will present a selection for each of the countries and languages where the team traveled. Come and hear how the Lord blessed our ministry.

Friday, September 20, 5:00 p.m., Stratton Hall

Dr. Karen Wilson of the music faculty will present a lecture on Wagner and Verdi.

Saturday, September 21, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., Stratton Hall

Distinguished Lecturers in Piano Performance & Pedagogy presents “Bartók’s For Children: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Editions” with Victoria Fischer Faw. Professor Fischer Faw is an award-winning international authority in the music of Béla Bartók and a 1990 winner of the Bartók-Kabalevsky International Piano Competition. She will perform selections from For Children, Sz. 42 (Volumes I and II). Glean from her insights at the forefront of Bartók research highlighting folk song and dance origins, performance practices, editions, and rare Bartók photos and recordings. Definitive edition scores will be available for purchase. The event is sponsored by Majesty Music; admission is free and open to the public.

Saturday, September 21, 7:00 p.m., War Memorial Chapel

The first of two programs will be presented celebrating the two-hundredth anniversary of Wagner’s and Verdi’s births. This program will include a Verdi piano trio, a Wagner lieder, and a Verdi string quartet.

Ledbetter Named As Intern for U.S. Senator Tim Scott

MatthewLedbetterGreenville, S.C. (September 6, 2013) – Matthew Ledbetter, a sophomore accounting major at Bob Jones University, has been selected as an intern for U.S. Senator Tim Scott’s office in Greenville.

Ledbetter, a resident of Rock Hill, will serve during this semester which runs through mid-December. Interns are responsible for helping the senator’s staff with a number of tasks including researching issues , assisting the staff as they develop responses to phone and email inquiries from citizens across South Carolina and greeting visitors.

“Interns serve a vital role in helping me serve the people of South Carolina,” said Senator Tim Scott. “I’m pleased to have Matt join our team and see first-hand how rewarding public service can be.”

In addition to serving in Senator Scott’s office, Ledbetter is active in the University Business Association and serves as assistant head usher at BJU.

BJU Bruins Announce Inaugural Cross Country Team

Greenville, S.C. (September 5, 2013) – The Bob Jones University Bruins today announced the roster for their cross country team.

The Bruins cross country team, composed of 17 women and 16 men, begins their inaugural intercollegiate season September 14 at Furman University.

“As a coach, it’s exciting to begin a cross country season – but it’s especially exciting to begin an inaugural season at the collegiate level,” says BJU Bruins cross country coach Landon Bright. “I look forward to watching our runners develop into stronger athletes who strive to glorify God in every area of life.”

The BJU Bruins cross country team participates as a Division I university in the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA).

BJU Has Fourth Largest Harp Program in the Country

HarpChoirlowresGreenville, S.C. (September 3, 2013) – With 17 harp students in 2012-2013, Bob Jones University is recognized as having the fourth largest harp program in music schools throughout the country.

The Harp Column Journal surveyed 114 colleges and universities across the United States with music programs. BJU has the fourth largest program exceeded only by Indiana University, Brigham Young University and Ball State University.

BJU’s program began in 2006 and is headed by Mrs. Emily Waggoner. Waggoner received her BMus in 2001 from BJU and a MMus in 2006 from Converse College.

“Having seventeen students as part of our harp program at BJU is a blessing,” said Waggoner. “As the program continues to grow, it will benefit our students as they practice and perform with so many other students dedicated to perfecting their use of the harp and using it to bring glory to God.”