BJU Public Relations

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Fitzgerald Serves as Intern with Santee Cooper

Kellyn FitzgeraldGreenville, S.C. (October 1, 2013) – Kellyn Fitzgerald, a senior biology major at Bob Jones University, completed an internship with Santee Cooper’s Environmental Intern Program this summer.

Fitzgerald, a resident of Greenville, was one of twelve rising college juniors or seniors selected from applicants across the state to participate in the program. Interns are chosen each year by South Carolina legislators – as well as members of the South Carolina congressional delegation – and the Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina.

During the summer, interns are given the opportunity to rotate through three of nine departments – Analytical and Biological Services, Air Quality, Right of Way Management, Environmental Services, Investment Recovery, Vector Management, Old Santee Canal Park, Property Management, and Renewable Energy.

Fitzgerald2Fitzgerald was able to perform a variety of tasks including water quality testing, herbicide management, testing for West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis, tracking mosquito populations and identifying saplings that could potentially cause damage to transmission lines within a few years.

Following graduation from BJU in December, Fitzgerald plans to pursue graduate studies in wildlife biology.

Stanley Finishes Third in Cross Country Meet

Greenville, S.C. (October 1, 2013) – AbbyAbbyStanley Stanley, a senior journalism and mass communication major at Bob Jones University, finished third in the women’s 6000 meter run at the 2013 Warrior Invitational held at Southern Wesleyan University Sept. 28.

Stanley, a resident of Three Springs, Pa. and the captain of the BJU Bruins women’s cross country team, finished third in the 6000 meter run with a time of 21:15.

Stanley’s efforts, combined with those of the other members of the Bruins women’s cross country team, led the women’s team to finish third overall among seven teams competing, which is their highest placement to date in the team’s inaugural season.

Iles Finishes First in Cross Country Meet

AaronIlesGreenville, S.C. (October 1, 2013) – Aaron Iles, a senior mathematics major at Bob Jones University, finished first in the men’s 8000 meter run at the 2013 Warrior Invitational held at Southern Wesleyan University Sept. 28.

Iles, a resident of Monroeville, N.J. and the captain of the BJU Bruins men’s cross country team, finished first in the 8000 meter run with a time of 27:12.

Iles’ efforts, combined with those of the other members of the Bruins men’s cross country team, led the men’s team to finish second overall among the six teams competing, which is their highest placement to date in the team’s inaugural season.

Zeier Fleming Finishes Second in Golf Tournament

David FlemingGreenville, S.C. (September 30, 2013) –  Zeier Fleming, a freshman majoring in Business Administration at Bob Jones University, led the BJU Bruins golf team to its first tournament victory in school history at the Hiwassee College Invitational Golf Tournament in Knoxville, Tenn. Sept. 20.

Fleming, a resident of Boiling Springs, finished the round with a 74 – the second lowest score of an individual golfer on the day. Fleming’s score, combined with strong scores from the rest of the BJU team, resulted in the best single round the golf team put together this season.

This is the inaugural year for the BJU Bruins golf team. They compete in Division I of the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA).

Fine Arts Calendar – September 30 – October 7

Monday, September 30–Thursday, October 17, Exhibition Corridor, Sargent Art Building

This special exhibition showcases the work of new Art and Design faculty member, Freda Sue, highlighting works presented for the fulfillment of her Master’s in Fine Arts degree from Savannah College of Art and Design.

Friday, October 4, 6:00 p.m. Gazebo

The Gazebo comes alive with the sounds of the Symphonic Wind Band playing the finest in patriotic, concert and show music. Bring your friends and your picnic supper and enjoy!

BJU To Host Guidance Counselor Workshop

Greenville, S.C. (September 27, 2013) – The College and Career Readiness Workshop, sponsored by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, is being held on the Bob Jones University campus Tues., Oct. 1.

Dr. Stephen Jones, BJU’s president, will kick-off the conference by welcoming the attendees to the University campus.

Approximately 350 high school guidance counselors from public and private high schools across the Upstate will be in attendance at the day-long workshop.

Three Upstate Universities Team Up to Save Lives

Poster - Saving Lives TogetherGreenville, S.C. (September 26, 2013) – Three Upstate universities – Bob Jones University, Furman University and North Greenville University – are competing in a “Saving Lives Together” blood drive to help the Blood Connection collect a record amount of blood donations and meet a great need for blood in the Upstate.

Each university is sponsoring a drive to see which student body can get the largest percentage of their students to donate blood and strengthen unity between the schools and the greater Greenville community through the drive.

North Greenville kicked off the competition earlier this week and it continues through today. BJU will hold the “Together We Bleed Bruin” blood drive Oct. 7-11 and Furman’s will be held Oct. 28-Nov. 1. Students, faculty, staff and alumni at each university are encouraged to show their school spirit and give.

Blood Drive on Campus 2013“It’s a great opportunity to help the greater Greenville community,” says Dr. Stephen Jones, President of BJU. “Having three universities compete against each other in a blood drive is a win-win situation for each of the universities and the community.”

BJU to Host Washington Center Challenge Day

Washington Center DaysGreenville, S.C. (September 24, 2013) – Bob Jones University, in conjunction with Greenville County Recreation District (GCRD), is hosting the annual Washington Center Challenge Day Fri., Sept. 27 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).  Approximately 145 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 have a 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. Dr. Stephen Jones, BJU’s president, will welcome the athletes, their families and the faculty/staff from Washington Center and will 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 and health, fitness and recreation will be on hand.

Amanda Freeman Named as Staff Attorney for National Right to Work

Greenville, S.C. (September 24, 2013) – Amanda Freeman was recently named as a staff attorney for the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation.

Freeman received her BS in Administrative Management from Bob Jones University in 2005. She graduated from the Regent University School of Law in 2009 and is a member of the Virginia State Bar. While at Regent, Freeman served as managing editor of the school’s Law Review and studied abroad in Strasbourg, France.

“Amanda brings a real commitment to defending and advancing individual liberty to the Foundation,” said Ray LaJeunesse, vice president and legal director of the National Right to Work Foundation. “She will assist the Foundation’s legal staff in helping conscientious workers refrain from paying for Big Labor’s political agenda, enforcing individual employees’ rights against the abuses of compulsory unionism, and establishing new precedents increasing workplace freedom.”

The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, based in Springfield, Va., is a nonprofit, charitable organization providing free legal aid to employees whose human or civil rights have been violated by compulsory unionism abuses.

Fine Arts Calendar

Monday, September 23–Thursday, September 26, Exhibition Corridor, Sargent Art Building

This exhibition displays works from the BJU Permanent Art Collection.

Wednesday, September 25, 5:00 p.m., Fine Arts 119

Kathryn Adams, cello, will present her junior recital.

Thursday, September 26, 7:00 p.m., War Memorial Chapel

Philip Gingery, tenor, and a graduate of Bob Jones University, will present “A Bach Encounter for Tenor: Selections from J. S. Bach’s Cantatas and Oratorios.

Friday, September 27, 11:00 a.m., Founder’s Memorial Amphitorium

In this first Vespers program of the school year, BJU cinema students will present a documentary film featuring various students speaking about their opportunities for gospel ministry and their spiritual growth in Christ over this past summer.

Saturday, September 28, 7:00 p.m., War Memorial Chapel

The second of two faculty programs celebrating the two-hundredth anniversary of Wagner’s and Verdi’s births will consist of a piano duet, Wagner/Verdi arias, the concluding scene from Falstaff, and the BJU premiere of some of Verdi’s and Wagner’s works for piano. Music majors who did not attend the first program on September 21 should attend.

Monday, September 30–Thursday, October 17, Exhibition Corridor, Sargent Art Building

This special exhibition showcases the work of new Art and Design faculty member, Freda Sue, highlighting works presented for the fulfillment of her master’s in fine arts degree from Savannah College of Art and Design.