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Bob Jones University’s Website Ranked as One of Top 30 College Websites

23.-Bob-Jones-UniversityCongratulations to the Bob Jones University web team! Our website has been ranked as one of the top 30 college websites in the nation.

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Ingersoll to Speak at BJU Pre-Law Forum

IngersollGreenville, S.C. (November 19, 2013) – Marc Ingersoll will be the featured speaker for the Pre-Law Forum Thurs., Nov. 21 in Levinson Hall at 6 p.m.

Ingersoll is the managing partner of Ingersoll & Hicks, PLLC, and the focus of his practice is in the areas of wills and trusts, elder law, estate administration, business and tax law.

For further information, please contact Ethan Sanders at

Aaron Iles Named as NCCAA All-American

IlesGreenville, S.C. (November 16, 2013) – Aaron Iles, a senior mathematics major at Bob Jones University, finished ninth at the National Christian College Athletic Association’s (NCCAA) Cross Country National Championships held at Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio today.

Iles , of Monroeville, N.J., completed the 8K race in 26:10. Iles was also the first student-athlete at BJU to be named NCCAA All-American.

“I can’t thank my teammates and family enough for their tremendous support they gave me,” Iles said. “I have had All-American as a goal since last year and by the Lord’s enabling I achieved that goal and then some. We have incredible coaches and an incredible team and I attribute all of my success, apart from the Lord, to them.”

BJU Bruins Women’s Soccer Team Wins First National Championship in School History

DIIChampionshipPhotoGreenville, S.C. (November 16, 2013) – The Bob Jones University Bruins intercollegiate women’s soccer team became the first team in BJU history to win a National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) National Championship by prevailing over the Clearwater Christian College Cougars 1-0.

After winning the at-large bid to play in the national tournament, the Bruins defeated #1 ranked Providence University College 4-0 in the opening round. They followed it up with a 2-0 victory over Ohio Christian University to pave the way for the Bruins to face defending national champion Clearwater Cougars in the DII national championship game.

As the countdown began, the Bruins players realized they were part of history. The final buzzer secured the first national championship in Bruins’ history with a 1-0 victory over Clearwater Christian College. “It hasn’t really set in yet,” Coach Chris Carmichael said. “I am so proud of this team and what they did this year. They really exemplified what a Christian athlete should look like and they have been such a great testimony these last two years.”

The Bruins finish the season at 15-5-2. The Bruins were not scored on the entire national tournament as they outscored their three opponents 7-0. Sarah Iwanowycz of Piedmont, Rebecca Luttrell of Greenville, Spencer Martin of Greenville and Tori Anderson of Raleigh, N.C. were named to the All-American Team. Tori Anderson was named the Defensive Player of the Tournament, and Rebecca Luttrell was named tournament MVP.

Bob Jones University Wins Blood Drive Competition

BloodDriveBJUGreenville, S.C. (November 15, 2013) – This fall, three Upstate universities – Bob Jones University, Furman University and North Greenville University – competed 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 sponsored a drive to see which student body could get the largest percentage of their students to donate blood and strengthen unity between the schools and the greater Greenville community through the drive.

Through the efforts of the students at these three universities, the Blood Connection collected 1,261 units of blood. BJU had 28.2% of its student body participate in the drive.  North Greenville and Furman had 8.6% and 3.2% of their students participate respectively.

“It’s a great opportunity to help the greater Greenville community,” says Dr. Stephen Jones, President of BJU. “I’m proud of our students for stepping up to the challenge and joining with Furman and North Greenville to help those who need blood in our community.”

Kalmbach Named as Communications Director for Massachusetts GOP

EmmaleeKalmbachGreenville, S.C. (November 14, 2013) – Emmalee Kalmbach was recently named as Communications Director for the Massachusetts Republican Party.

Kalmbach, a resident of Brighton, received her BA in Journalism and Mass Communication from Bob Jones University in 2012.

She will be responsible for overseeing all internal and external communications and media relations.

“I’m deeply honored to be a part of this dedicated staff at MassGOP,” said Kalmbach. “I look forward to working with a talented team in advancing the honorable principles that drive this organization as well as promoting our Republican causes and candidates across the Commonwealth.”

WORLD News Group Vice President Warren Smith to Speak at BJU

photo--Warren SmithGreenville, S.C. (November 8, 2013) – Bob Jones University will host Warren Cole Smith, Vice President of WORLD News Group, for its Media Forum Tues., Nov. 12 at 5 p.m. in Levinson Hall, which is located in the Welcome Center at the front of the BJU campus.

His presentation, titled “Prodigal Press: The Anti-Christian Bias of the American News Media,” will reflect on his more than 20 years’ experience in news media and his burden for the future of journalism.

Smith has written more than 1,000 articles for publications including WORLD, the Dallas Morning News, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and The Charlotte Observer.  Prior to his work at WORLD, Smith served as a marketing director for PricewaterhouseCoopers, one of the Big Four accounting firms.

Smith’s presentation is free and open to the public.

Hartwick Has Art Published in American Art Collector

Christopher HartwickGreenville, S.C. (November 8, 2013) – Chris Hartwick’s watercolor “Rain Upon the Mown Grass” was published in the 2014 American Art Collector, a juried art collection of original art and fine craft from across the United States.

Hartwick, a designer with the Creative Services team at Bob Jones University, is also a painter who specializes in mouth art. The accuracy and detail of his work has garnered him a reputation of distinction among art aficionados and admirers, as he has been dubbed an award-winning artist and an exceptional graphic designer by a number of organizations.

Hartwick is a resident of Greenville and a 1993 BJU graduate.

State Treasurer Curtis Loftis to Speak at BJA Elementary School

CMLGreenville, S.C. (November 7, 2013) – State Treasurer Curtis Loftis will visit Bob Jones Academy Elementary School as part of his statewide “Log on to Financial Literacy” tour Mon., Nov. 11 at 9 a.m.

Treasurer Loftis will speak with students about financial literacy and present the school with iPads loaded with financial education software. The Treasurer has awarded hundreds of computer tablets to schools across South Carolina. The iPads are provided by a private grant and are not paid for with state funds.

Following his presentation, the Treasurer will tour the elementary school.

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.