BJU Public Relations

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BJU Students Sign Banner Assuring Clemson University Family Of Our Prayers for Them

Banner SigningGREENVILLE, S.C. (September 26, 2014) – Students at Bob Jones University signed a banner today to  assure the faculty, staff and students of Clemson University that we are praying for them during the difficult loss of one of their students this week.  BJU student leaders will deliver the signed banner to Clemson early next week.

Dr. Gary Reimers – “What Is The Church?”

GREENVILLE, S.C. (September 24, 2014) – Dr. Gary Reimers kicked off the series on the church during chapel on Wed., September 10. You can view Dr. Reimer’s message, as well as the other messages in the series, at

ICYMI: BJU President on Understanding Galatians

GREENVILLE, S.C. (September 24, 2014) — BJU President Steve Pettit began his series “Walking in the Spirit” during chapel on Mon., Sept. 8. His first message available here was an introductory message entitled “Understanding Galatians.” Videos of his messages are available at

BJU Symphony Orchestra to Perform with David Kim

DavidKimGREENVILLE, S.C. (September 23, 2014) — Bob Jones University begins its 2014-2015 Concert, Opera and Drama Series Thurs., Oct. 2, as the BJU Symphony Orchestra performs with special guest, David Kim, concertmaster of The Philadelphia Orchestra.

The concert, which begins at 8 p.m. in the Founder’s Memorial Amphitorium on the BJU campus, will feature Kim performing one of the most popular violin concertos of all time, Saint-Saëns’ Violin Concerto No. 3—a riveting work in its beauty, passion, and power.

In addition, Kim will lead the string section of the orchestra in a performance of Grieg’s Holberg Suite and the Meditation from Massenet’s Thaïs.

The audience will find in Kim both a consummate artistry and engaging warmth that together should make for a spectacular evening of music.

Tickets are available online or by calling 864-770-1372

Congratulations, Dr. Eidson!

Tim Eidson 2GREENVILLE, S.C. (September 23, 2014) – Dr. Tim Eidson, a 1992 pre-med graduate of Bob Jones University, was recently named Pediatrician of the Year by the Tennessee Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Congratulations to Dr. Eidson on this momentous accomplishment!

An Evening with Emile Pandolfi at Bob Jones University

GREENVILLE, S.C. (September 22, 2014) — WBJU IQ Radio invites you to join them for an evening of music and laughter with world renowned pianist, Emile Pandolfi on Friday, October 17 at 8 p.m. in Rodeheaver Auditorium on the campus of Bob Jones University. Pandolfi will perform an exciting program of Broadway hits, movie themes and some Pandolfi originals. Pandolfi has a “passion for music, for beauty, for the communication of emotion, for life.” Beyond that, Pandolfi is an expert entertainer and comedian who engages the audience with impeccably timed comedic bursts. This is an evening you will not forget.

This concert is sponsored by WBJU IQ Radio, the student radio station of the Department of Journalism & Mass Communication at BJU, streaming fresh instrumental music to help listeners study, work, and relax.

Tickets are currently on sale online and at the Rodeheaver Auditorium box office M-F 12pm-5pm or by calling (864) 770-1372.  BJU Student tickets are $10, while General admission is $20 in advance. Tickets are $25 the day of the show.

A portion of the proceeds from the event will allow the station to acquire much needed computer and streaming applications that will allow IQ Radio to better serve its audience.

BJU Choirs Celebrate the 200th Anniversary of our National Anthem

GREENVILLE, S.C. (September 16, 2014) – The combined BJU choirs celebrate the 200th anniversary of our National Anthem in an arrangement by Chris Gilliam (BJU grad and former music faculty)!

Bill Blount to Speak at JMC Forum

BlountGREENVILLE, S.C. (September 15, 2014) – The Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) department at Bob Jones University will host their first Media Forum of the semester on Tuesday, September 16 at 5 p.m. in FA 101 with guest speaker, Mr. Bill Blount. Blount is Chairman of the National Religious Broadcasters Association and Founder of Blount Communications in Derry, New Hampshire. He is a well sought after speaker with a passion to reach the lost for Christ around the world. The stated goal of his media organization is, “To use mass media to help the people of New England enter into and develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.” His role as Chairman of NRB positions him to make a profound impact for Christ in the world through mass media and we know his talk will both encourage and inspire you.  Blount is a 1976 graduate of the Radio & Television Broadcasting program at BJU.

EXTRA: Chairman Blount writes about his visit to Bob Jones University. Read it here.

Attorney Butch Bowers to Speak at BJU Pre-Law Forum

ButchBowersGREENVILLE, S.C. (September 10, 2014) – Columbia attorney Butch Bowers will be the featured speaker for the Bob Jones University Pre-Law Forum Mon., Sept. 15, at 6 p.m. in Levinson Hall on the BJU campus.

Bowers, a noted First Amendment expert, will address members of the forum concerning the First Amendment and the role it plays in the lives of our nation’s citizens. Bowers’ address will commemorate BJU’s Constitution Week observance.

A resident of Columbia, Bowers graduated with a BA in Political Science from the University of South Carolina in 1988 and an MPA from the College of Charleston in 1993. He graduated cum laude from the Tulane University School of Law in 1998.

Bowers was appointed by President George W. Bush as Special Counsel for Voting Matters in the U.S. Department of Justice. He served as Chairman of the South Carolina State Election Commission from 2004-2007 and as counsel to former Governor Mark Sanford and Governor Nikki Haley.

In addition to his private law practice, Bowers serves as a JAG officer with the South Carolina Air National Guard’s 169th Fighter Wing and holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

Members of the community are encouraged to attend the event. Levinson Hall is located near the front entrance of the BJU campus in the Welcome Center.


Bob Jones University to Commemorate 9/11

GREENVILLE, S.C. (September 8, 2014) – On the 13th 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, the presentation of a 9/11 artifact and a special chapel service to honor our first responders.

“It’s important for all of us to remember what happened on 9/11,” said BJU President Steve Pettit. “Many lost their lives in heroic attempts to save others. We owe a debt of gratitude to those first responders who, day in and day out, never shrink from their duty to protect and serve others.”

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 people—from 115 different countries—that perished in the terrorist attacks in 2001. The students will begin assembling the display this evening and it will remain in place until Mon., Sept. 15.

During the chapel service on Thurs., Sept. 11 at 11 a.m., a piece of steel girder, originally from the North Tower at the World Trade Center in NYC, will be presented to the student body by the September 11th Families’ Association. This piece, 20” long x 8” wide and 2” thick, weighs approximately 40 lbs

Beginning at noon Thurs., Sept. 11 and continuing until Fri., Sept. 12 at 5 p.m., members of the public are welcome to view the 9/11 artifact on display in the lobby of Rodeheaver Auditorium, which is located near the center of campus.