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BJU Computer Science Team Places First in IBM Collegiate Programming Contest

Congratulations to the Bob Jones University Computer Science team who competed in the Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest sponsored by IBM this past weekend.

Four programming teams from BJU competed in the Southeast Region Contest held at Georgia Tech. The Bruins finished first in Division II which included Auburn University, College of Charleston, Wofford College, Winthrop University, and Southern Wesleyan University.

For you geeks out there, the contest involved solving 10 problems conducted in a GNU/Linux environment. The programs could be submitted in Ada, C, C++, C#, Fortran >=90, Java, Haskell, Lua, Pascal, Python 2&3, and Scala. The BJU A team completed 8 of the 10 problems within a five hour period.

Thomas Elected Governor by South Carolina Student Legislature

Matthew ThomasGreenville, S.C. (November 4, 2013) –  Matt Thomas, a junior accounting major at Bob Jones University, was elected Governor during the South Carolina Student Legislature (SCSL) fall session in Columbia, S.C., Oct. 30 – Nov. 2.

Thomas, a resident of Greenville, S.C., will serve as Governor until next fall. He previously served as House Speaker Pro Tempore for SCSL.

“As a delegation, we were pleased to see Matt elected,” said Mrs. Linda Abrams, faculty member at BJU and advisor to the delegation. “He worked hard to secure the votes necessary and I’m confident he will do an incredible job as Governor.”

Fourteen public and private institutions of higher learning participate in SCSL.

Nifenecker Elected Comptroller General by South Carolina Student Legislature

Stefanie NifeneckerGreenville, S.C. (November 4, 2013) –  Stefanie Nifenecker, a senior accounting major at Bob Jones University, was re-elected as Comptroller General during the South Carolina Student Legislature (SCSL) fall session in Columbia, S.C. Oct. 30 – Nov. 2.

Nifenecker, a resident of Byram, N.J., will serve as Comptroller General until next fall.  She also serves as chairman of the BJU delegation.

“Stefanie has served well as a member of SCSL,” said Mrs. Linda Abrams, faculty member at BJU and advisor to the delegation. “It was good to see the members of SCSL appreciate her service and re-elect her to serve another term as Comptroller General.”

Fourteen public and private institutions of higher learning participate in SCSL.

Darlin Named as “Best Senator” by South Carolina Student Legislature

Michael DarlinMichael Darlin, a senior accounting major at Bob Jones University, was named “Best Senator” by members of the South Carolina Student Legislature (SCSL) during their fall session in Columbia, S.C., Oct. 30 – Nov. 2.

“Michael has served with distinction during his time on our SCSL delegation,” said Mrs. Linda Abrams, faculty member at BJU and advisor to the delegation. “It is gratifying to see his hard work honored by his fellow SCSL members throughout South Carolina.”

Fourteen public and private institutions of higher learning participate in SCSL.

Dickinson Places Third in TFC Eagle Run

AbigailDickinsonGreenville, S.C. (November 4, 2013) – Abigail Dickinson, a junior English major at Bob Jones University, finished third in the women’s 5000 meter run at the TFC Eagle Run held at Toccoa Falls College Nov. 2.

Dickinson, a resident of Appleton, Wis., finished third in the 5000 meter run with a time of 21:31. This is her top finish for the season.

The BJU Bruins women’s cross country team placed first in the meet and in four of the top six spots.

Gibson Places Fourth in TFC Eagle Run

BrittanyGibsonGreenville, S.C. (November 4, 2013) – Brittany Gibson, a junior business administration major at Bob Jones University, finished fourth in the women’s 5000 meter run at the TFC Eagle Run held at Toccoa Falls College Nov. 2.

Gibson, a resident of Wyoming, Minn., finished fourth in the 5000 meter run with a time of 21:32. This is her top finish for the season.

The BJU Bruins women’s cross country team placed first in the meet and in four of the top six spots.

Dickinson Places Fifth in TFC Eagle Run

EmilyDickinsonGreenville, S.C. (November 4, 2013) – Emily Dickinson, a senior nursing major at Bob Jones University, finished fifth in the women’s 5000 meter run at the TFC Eagle Run held at Toccoa Falls College Nov. 2.

Dickinson, a resident of Appleton, Wis., finished fifth in the 5000 meter run with a time of 21:47. This is her top finish for the season.

The BJU Bruins women’s cross country team placed first in the meet and in four of the top six spots.

Wells Places Sixth in TFC Eagle Run

BrookeWellsCrossCountryGreenville, S.C. (November 4, 2013) – Brooke Wells, a junior health, fitness and recreation major at Bob Jones University, finished sixth in the women’s 5000 meter run at the TFC Eagle Run held at Toccoa Falls College Nov. 2.

Wells, a resident of Simpsonville, S.C., finished sixth in the 5000 meter run with a time of 22:20. This is her top finish for the season.

The BJU Bruins women’s cross country team placed first in the meet and in four of the top six spots.

Zakariasen Places First in TFC Eagle Run

ZakariasenGreenville, S.C. (November 4, 2013) – Nathan Zakariasen, a junior interior design major at Bob Jones University, finished first in the men’s 8000 meter run at the TFC Eagle Run held at Toccoa Falls College Nov. 2.

Zakariasen, a resident of Clarksburg, W.Va. finished first in the 8000 meter run with a time of 27:34. This is his first blue ribbon finish this season

The BJU Bruins men’s cross country team received a perfect score in the cross country meet as our runners captured all six top spots and nine of the top ten spots.

Davis Places Second in TFC Eagle Run

JonathonDavisGreenville, S.C. (November 4, 2013) – Jonathon Davis, a junior history major at Bob Jones University, finished second in the men’s 8000 meter run at the TFC Eagle Run held at Toccoa Falls College Nov. 2.

Davis, a resident of Loveland, Ohio, finished second in the 8000 meter run with a time of 28:34. This is his top finish for the season.

The BJU Bruins men’s cross country team received a perfect score in the cross country meet as our runners captured all six top spots and nine of the top ten spots.