Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Easley natives among the more than 800 students
More than 800 students graduated from Bob Jones University during the 86th commencement exercises recently held in Founder's Memorial Amphitorium on the Bob Jones University campus. Among them were the following local students: Cameron Bagwell of Easley Anna Dahlhausen of Easley, Magna Cum Laude Emily Fields of Easley Stephen Gonzalez of Easley Randy Gray of Easley Ryan Gray of Easley Jeffrey Kelley of Easley, Cum Laude Located in Greenville, S.C., Bob Jones University is a biblically faithful, liberal arts university focused on educating the whole person to reflect and serve Christ. BJU offers a unique blend of rigorous academic programs, discipleship, and character and leadership development. We are committed to the truth of Scripture …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Move will allow students to become more involved in community churches.
Bob Jones University's Sunday morning worship services, a tradition since 1947, are coming to an end. The Christian university said it will cease the services in order to allow students to become more involved in community churches, WYFF reported. "They gain the opportunity to be part of a local church which is an incredible part of their spiritual growth, and, an incredible opportunity for them to minister as well as them being a part of that local congregation," Dr. Gary Weier explained to WYFF. Original article here.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Classic tragedy will be performed May 1-2.
Bob Jones University (BJU) will present one of William Shakespeare’s best known tragedies, “Macbeth,” in Rodeheaver Auditorium at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1, and at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 2. Directed by Ron Pyle, the production features Philip Eoute as Macbeth and Shawn MacDonald as Lady Macbeth. “Macbeth” is the last of Shakespeare’s four great tragedies and one of his shortest, most concentrated plays. A drama of vaulting ambition and overpowering conscience, it moves swiftly and inexorably from the mysterious opening appearance of the three witches on a foggy heath to Macbeth’s final desperate encounter with his nemesis, Macduff, on the battlefield. Last performed at BJU in 2003, “Macbeth” will be performed for the …
Friday, April 5, 2013
April 20 event gives prospective students and their families a firsthand look at life at Bob Jones University.
Bob Jones University invites prospective students and their families to see what BJU offers college students and experience campus life April 20. This special Saturday event will provide high school students the opportunity to see first-hand student life at Bob Jones University. The day begins at 11:30 with check-in at the Welcome Center and lunch in the dining common. Following lunch, participants will join current students, faculty and administration for a tour of the campus. There will be an opportunity to see BJU students as they work in their labs, interact with our faculty and observe a Bruins soccer scrimmage. There will also be a multimedia presentation highlighting the spiritual, academic, cultural and extracurricular …
Monday, February 18, 2013
Hobby Lobby President Steve Green will share Hobby Lobby story and talk about his collection of Biblical artifacts.
Bob Jones University (BJU) is pleased to announce that Steve Green, President of Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., will share the remarkable Hobby Lobby story on Monday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. in the Founder’s Memorial Amphitorium (FMA) on the Bob Jones University campus. Members of the community are encouraged to join the university family for this special evening. BJU President Stephen Jones said, “We are delighted to host Steve Green on our campus. As a Christian businessman, he has a compelling story to tell our students and the greater Greenville community about the success of Hobby Lobby.” Hobby Lobby is the largest privately owned arts and crafts retailer in the world. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, Hobby Lobby employs approximately 20,000 …
Monday, May 21, 2012
Chris Peterman, who was kicked off campus at Bob Jones University in April, said he will submit a formal appeal to the school.
The Florida native who was kicked out of Bob Jones University in Greenville in April said Monday that he planned on sending in a formal appeal to the Christian school by Tuesday in hopes that he be reinstated and receive his degree. Chris Peterman was expelled in April for reportedly engaging in inappropriate behavior, which included, among other things, watching the Fox show "Glee." Peterman said he started being docked more and more demerits after he publicly called for the resignation of Chuck Phelps, a BJU board member who allegedly forced a woman named Tina Anderson to ask her church congregation for "forgiveness" after she'd been raped by a member of the church more than a decade prior in New Hampshire. According to Carol A. …
Friday, May 4, 2012
Chris Peterman, a Florida native and BJU senior, filed an appeal to the provost as set out in the handbook after being kicked out, but has not heard back from the school.
Friday, May 4, 2012
In his four years at Bob Jones University Christopher Peterman of Bradenton learned a lot. But not all of the political science major's lessons were sanctioned by the college and for that, it seems, he will not graduate. Peterman said he has appealed his expulsion over racking up demerits for doing things like organizing a protest on campus, posting song lyrics by contemporary Christian bands on his Facebook page, watching the television show "Glee" and reaching out to outside authorities for help in what he believes to be a case of targeted harassment for his on-campus activism. On Friday Carol A. Keirstead, chief communications officer with the school, said that Peterman must fill out specific paperwork for a formal appeal, and that …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Chris Peterman tells Patch that many of the demerits against him were for violating rules that don't exist.
The Bob Jones University student who was expelled last week for reportedly engaging in inappropriate behavior, which included, among other things, watching the Fox show "Glee," spoke to Patch about his experience at the Christian college in Greenville. Chris Peterman, a Florida native and a senior at BJU, was kicked off campus after what he called a series of targeted disciplinary actions by the school's administration. Peterman said that late last year, he started a group called "Do Right BJU," which was a protest group formed in reaction to reports that Chuck Phelps, a BJU trustee and New Hampshire pastor, had forced a woman named Tina Anderson to ask her church congregation for "forgiveness" after she'd been raped by a member of the …
Friday, April 27, 2012
Chris Peterman, a senior at Bob Jones University, racked up demerits after he created an activist group on campus, and ultimately was kicked out when his last demerits were issued for watching the television show "Glee" off campus.
A 23-year-old student at Bob Jones University has been kicked out of school after bucking the administration. But it's the act that resulted in his final demerits, that's causing a stir. It was a story first reported by WSPA, Chris Peterman said he was kicked off campus this week when he contacted the Department of Education and the university's accreditation agency, after he complained of being targeted by the conservative school's administration. In late 2011, Peterman formed an activist group on campus, "Do Right BJU," which raised awareness of sexual abuse and provided support to those suffering from sexual abuse. When the administration had a problem with a demonstration on campus, as well as the group's active Facebook page, Peterman…
Friday, April 6, 2012
An Easter tradition continues through Saturday at the school.
An Upstate Easter tradition in its 15th year continues through Saturday at Bob Jones University. This year’s production titled “Somewhere Forever," features life-size reproductions of classic works of religious art, incorporating live actors into the paintings and sculptures. The Living Gallery opened on Thursday at the school. Directed by Jeff Stegall, a faculty member at the school, "Somewhere Forever" is the story of three lives in crisis: a man facing life as a widower at age 30, an abuse victim unable to find peace and a 20-something who wants to break away from his past. When conversations in a local coffee shop turn to matters of life and death, failure and hope, Tyler, Lizzie and Chris must decide what to do with the claims of …