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September 7, 2014

This week at a glance….......

Sunday, September 7 –

Monday, September 8 – 
   10:00 AM – Chapel: All Students; MLB Auditorium; Dr. Jim Futral
   11:00 AM – ETS Proficiency Test; Admin. 25 (CAL)
   3:30 PM – Dean’s Council Meeting; Admin. 27
   4:00 PM – Women’s Intramurals Swimming Practice; Pool

Tuesday, September 9 –
   9:30 AM – ETS Proficiency Test; Admin. 25 (CAL)
   2:30 PM – Dean’s Council Meeting; Admin. 27
   4:30 PM – Women’s Intramurals Swimming Practice; Pool

Wednesday, September 10 –
   9:00 AM – ETS Proficiency Test; Admin. 25 (CAL)
   10:00 AM – Class Meetings 
   12:30 PM – Ministerial Association Meeting; Lowrey Memorial Baptist Church
   12:30 PM – Koinonia Meeting; Broach BSU

Thursday, September 11 – 
   7:00 PM – Ana Coleman Senior Project; Paschal Student Union Building (SUB)
Friday, September 12 – 
   10:00 AM – Chapel: All Students; MLB Auditorium; Rev. Steve Wilson

Saturday, September 13 –


 

CYCLING II Students

All Cycling II Students need to please pick up your Cycling II materials in the Office of the Registrar today. Read the material very carefully. Miss Johnnie

Ministerial Association

The Ministerial Association will have their regular Wednesday noon meetings at 12:30 PM in Lowrey Fellowship Hall. We will be looking to see you there!

ETS Proficiency Test

The ETS Proficiency Test will be given Monday through Wednesday, September 8-10 in the CAL (Admin. 25). Those students who were juniors last year and received an email from Dr. Spencer need to respond ASAP.

Koinonia Meeting

Koinonia will have their regular Wednesday noon meetings at 12:30 PM in Broach BSU.

FINANCIAL AID FOR 2014-2015:

Federal Aid - Complete the 2014-2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov .

State of Mississippi Financial Aid – Various grant and scholarship opportunities are available. Application deadlines vary. www.riseupms.com .

For more information, contact Michelle or Beverly at financialaid@bmc.edu . or 662-685-4771 Ext 141

Office of Business Affairs

All charges for room and board, tuition and fees of every kind must be paid in full to the Office of Business Affairs before the student’s official transcript can be released or a diploma can be awarded. Grades will not be accessible until satisfactory arrangements have been made in the Office of Business Affairs. Thank you in advance for your payment.

Attention Endowed Scholarship Recipients

Please remember to send thank you letters to your scholarship donors and forward a copy of each letter to the Office of Institutional Advancement. Deadline by September 30.

Northeast Mississippi Pastor’s Conference
Proclaiming the Good News (Acts 5:42)
September 15, 2014
Blue Mountain College

Blue Mountain College, in association with the Northeast Mississippi Pastor’s Conference, will host a one-day conference for pastors and church staff members on Monday, September 15, 2014. The conference, entitled “Proclaiming the Good News,” has been designed to provide inspiration and instruction for pastors and church staff members. The worship services will include messages by Dr. Brian Harbour, Founder of SeminaryPLUS and Brian’s Lines, and Dr. Tommy Vinson, Founder of Tommy Vinson Ministries. Dr. Greg Long, Chair of the Department of Fine Arts and Speech, will lead the worship services. Special conferences related to pastoral ministry will include the following:
· “Preparing to Preach: Getting Ready to Proclaim the Good News” led by Brian Harbour
· “The Pastor as Evangelist: Leading the Church to Share the Good News” led by Ray Newcomb, Pastor Emeritus, First Baptist Church, Millington, TN
· “Engaging Your Hearers: The Use of Creativity and Humor in Preaching” led by James Lewis, Pastor, Desoto Hills Baptist Church, Southaven, MS
Registration for the conference will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Student Union Building and the conference will conclude at 2:45 p.m. Lunch will be provided for a cost of $5.50 in the newly redesigned Ray Dining Hall. While pre-registration for the conference is not required, it is requested in order to provide an accurate count for meals and free conference materials. To pre-register or to request additional information, contact Dr. Ronald Meeks, Director of Church Relations at Blue Mountain College.

CHAPEL ABSENCES

Students are allowed six (6) chapel absences each semester. These six allowed absences will not be used in determining the chapel grade. For each chapel absence over the six (6) allowed, the student must make up the absence in order to have the absence cleared. Holds will be placed on the student’s account until the excessive chapel absences are cleared. Transcripts and diplomas will not be awarded until the chapel absences are cleared.

Students should complete the requirements for clearing the excessive chapel absence during the semester in which the absence occurs. Satisfactory chapel attendance is a graduation requirement.

ONLINE STUDENTS

MARK your calendars when your online courses begin and end, and check your BMC email accounts regularly!
· Fall II 2014 Online Students:
The Fall II Online Term begins October 20. Training, Ordering Text, and Browser settings information will be emailed to preregistered online students' BMC email accounts on September 15. Login instructions will be emailed to BMC email accounts on October 20 to those students who made payment arrangements with the Office of Business Affairs.

Attention: Teacher Interns Spring 2015

If you plan to enroll in teacher internship (student teaching) in spring 2015, you must fill out an application. Get your application from the Education Office, Room 102. Deadline for applications is Friday, September 19.
Dr. Lela Hale, Director of Clinical Experiences

Ministerial Aid

All students (male and female) who are preparing for a church related vocation and who are members of a Southern Baptist Church should contact Dr. Ronald Meeks concerning ministerial aid. Dr. Meeks can supply information about the online application process at his office (Fisher Washburn 104). The completed application must be submitted online by Friday, September 5. Students who have received aid in the past are required to reapply for aid. In addition, all applicants should sign up for an interview, which will be conducted on Thursday, September 11 and Friday, September 12. If you have questions regarding your eligibility, see Dr. Meeks.

CAMPUS SWIMMING POOL

Swimming Pool Times (Weather Permitting) for September 8 - September 14
Monday (9/8)
– 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
                           7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Tuesday (9/9) – 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
                              8:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Wednesday (9/10) – 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
                                    8:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Thursday (9/11) – 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
                                 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Friday (9/12) – 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Saturday (9/13) – 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Sunday (9/14) – 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM

BSU ANNOUNCEMENTS:

We still need Clowns and Puppets for Open Vessels Fine Arts Team. See Mrs. Tracy.
Discipleship groups are about to start! Sign up at the BSU.
Prime Time with James Lewis and Marc Lewis – Tuesday, September 9, 7PM at the BSU
College Student Conference – September 26-27, Sign up at the BSU. Cost $20.
See You at the Pole – Wednesday September 24, 7:30AM on the Green
Prayer Time – Monday’s 2:20PM at the BSU
Community Missions – Visit the Nursing Home with Andrew Higdon. Thursday’s 2:30. Meet in the SUB.

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August 31, 2014

This week at a glance….......

Sunday, August 31 –

Monday, September 1 – LABOR DAY
   8:00 AM – No classes. Administrative offices closed.

Tuesday, September 2 –

Wednesday, September 3 –
   10:00 AM – SBA Chapel & Commuter Pledge; MLB Auditorium 
   12:30 PM – Ministerial Association Meeting; Lowrey Memorial Baptist Church
   12:30 PM – Koinonia Meeting; Broach BSU

Thursday, September 4 –

Friday, September 5 –
 
   10:00 AM – Chapel: All Students; MLB Auditorium; Rev. Michael Baker

Saturday, September 6 –
   7:30 AM – Meet the Toppers Day


CYCLING II Students

All Cycling II Students need to please pick up your Cycling II materials in the Office of the Registrar today. Read the material very carefully. Miss Johnnie

Ministerial Association

The Ministerial Association will have their regular Wednesday noon meetings at 12:30 PM in Lowrey Fellowship Hall. We will be looking to see you there!

Koinonia Meeting

Koinonia will have their regular Wednesday noon meetings at 12:30 PM in Broach BSU.

FINANCIAL AID FOR 2014-2015:

Federal Aid - Complete the 2014-2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov .

State of Mississippi Financial Aid – Various grant and scholarship opportunities. Application deadlines vary.
www.riseupms.com .

For more information, contact Michelle or Beverly at financialaid@bmc.edu . or 662-685-4771 Ext 141

Office of Business Affairs

All charges for room and board, tuition and fees of every kind must be paid in full to the Office of Business Affairs before the student’s official transcript can be released or a diploma can be awarded. Grades will not be accessible until satisfactory arrangements have been made in the Office of Business Affairs. Thank you in advance for your payment.

Attention Endowed Scholarship Recipients

Please remember to send thank you letters to your scholarship donors and forward a copy of each letter to the Office of Institutional Advancement. Deadline by September 30.

STATS Person:

Anyone interested in keeping stats, filming, or calling for stats at the home basketball games, and/or home softball games and/or home baseball games, please see Coach Driskell in Simmons Field House ASAP.

Northeast Mississippi Pastor’s Conference
Proclaiming the Good News (Acts 5:42)
September 15, 2014
Blue Mountain College

Blue Mountain College, in association with the Northeast Mississippi Pastor’s Conference, will host a one-day conference for pastors and church staff members on Monday, September 15, 2014. The conference, entitled “Proclaiming the Good News,” has been designed to provide inspiration and instruction for pastors and church staff members. The worship services will include messages by Dr. Brian Harbour, Founder of SeminaryPLUS and Brian’s Lines, and Dr. Tommy Vinson, Founder of Tommy Vinson Ministries. Dr. Greg Long, Chair of the Department of Fine Arts and Speech, will lead the worship services. Special conferences related to pastoral ministry will include the following:
· “Preparing to Preach: Getting Ready to Proclaim the Good News” led by Brian Harbour
· “The Pastor as Evangelist: Leading the Church to Share the Good News” led by Ray Newcomb, Pastor Emeritus, First Baptist Church, Millington, TN
· “Engaging Your Hearers: The Use of Creativity and Humor in Preaching” led by James Lewis, Pastor, Desoto Hills Baptist Church, Southaven, MS
Registration for the conference will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Student Union Building and the conference will conclude at 2:45 p.m. Lunch will be provided for a cost of $5.50 in the newly redesigned Ray Dining Hall. While pre-registration for the conference is not required, it is requested in order to provide an accurate count for meals and free conference materials. To pre-register or to request additional information, contact Dr. Ronald Meeks, Director of Church Relations at Blue Mountain College.

CHAPEL ABSENCES

Students are allowed six (6) chapel absences each semester. These six allowed absences will not be used in determining the chapel grade. For each chapel absence over the six (6) allowed, the student must make up the absence in order to have the absence cleared. Holds will be placed on the student’s account until the excessive chapel absences are cleared. Transcripts and diplomas will not be awarded until the chapel absences are cleared.

Students should complete the requirements for clearing the excessive chapel absence during the semester in which the absence occurs. Satisfactory chapel attendance is a graduation requirement.

ONLINE STUDENTS

MARK your calendars when your online courses begin and end, and check your BMC email accounts regularly!
· Fall I 2014 Online Students:
The Fall I Online Term begins August 25. Training, Ordering Text, and Browser settings information were emailed to preregistered online students' BMC email accounts on July 28. Login instructions will be emailed to BMC email accounts on August 25 to those students who made payment arrangements with the Office of Business Affairs.
· Fall II 2014 Online Students:
The Fall II Online Term begins October 20. Training, Ordering Text, and Browser settings information will be emailed to preregistered online students' BMC email accounts on September 15. Login instructions will be emailed to BMC email accounts on October 20 to those students who made payment arrangements with the Office of Business Affairs.

Attention: Teacher Interns Spring 2015

If you plan to enroll in teacher internship (student teaching) in spring 2015, you must fill out an application. Get your application from the Education Office, Room 102. Deadline for applications is Friday, September 19.
Dr. Lela Hale, Director of Clinical Experiences

MEET THE TOPPERS:

Meet the Toppers Day will be held Saturday, September 6 in Tyler Gymnasium. The day will get underway with a 5K run, registration at 7:30 A.M., 10:00 A.M. games and purchase Topper Wear, 11:00 A.M. hamburger plates ready to pick up and Meet the Athletic Teams at 12:00 Noon. Come out and support the Toppers. Purchase a hamburger plate from any member of the athletic team for $6.00. Plates consist of hamburger, chips, cookie and bottled water.

Ministerial Aid

All students (male and female) who are preparing for a church related vocation and who are members of a Southern Baptist Church should contact Dr. Ronald Meeks concerning ministerial aid. Dr. Meeks can supply information about the online application process at his office (Fisher Washburn 104). The completed application must be submitted online by Friday, September 5. Students who have received aid in the past are required to reapply for aid. In addition, all applicants should sign up for an interview, which will be conducted on Thursday, September 11 and Friday, September 12. If you have questions regarding your eligibility, see Dr. Meeks.

CAMPUS SWIMMING POOL

Swimming Pool Times (Weather Permitting) for August 30 - September 7
Saturday (8/30) – CLOSED
Sunday (8/31) – 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Monday (9/1) – 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday (9/2) – 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
                           7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Wednesday (9/3) – 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
                           8:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Thursday (9/4) – 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Friday (9/5) – 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Saturday (9/6) – 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Sunday (9/7) – 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM

BSU ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Fine Arts Teams Auditions
Fill out your application online on the BSU website.
(Go to BMC.edu, and find Baptist Student Union under the current student’s column.)
Sign up for your audition time at the BSU.
Disciple’s Cross (Praise Band)-September 2
Open Vessels (Clown and Puppet)-September 3
Reflections (Ensemble)-September 4

Discipleship groups are about to start! Sign up at the BSU.

Prayer Time-Monday’s 2:20PM at the BSU

College Student Conference- September 26-27, Sign up at the BSU. Cost $20.

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August 24, 2014

This week at a glance….......

Sunday, August 24 –

Monday, August 25 –
   8:00 AM – Distance Education Classes begin
   10:00 AM – Chapel; MLB Auditorium; Dr. Ronald Meeks
   3:30 PM – Faculty/Staff Meeting; FW 108
   8:00 PM – Mandatory Residence Hall/College Housing Meeting; Cockroft meets in MBL Auditorium, 
      Stevens meets in Stevens Parlor, Whitfield meets in Dining Hall, Houses meet on upper floor of 
      SUB, Southplex meets in their Common Area.

Tuesday, August 26 –

Wednesday, August 27 –
   10:00 AM – Student Chapel; MLB Auditorium
   12:30 PM – Ministerial Association Meeting; Lowrey Memorial Baptist Church

Thursday, August 28 –

Friday, August 29 – 
   10:00 AM – Chapel: All Students; MLB Auditorium; Dr. Barbara McMillin

Saturday, August 30 –


CYCLING II Students

All Cycling II Students need to please pick up your Cycling II materials in the Office of the Registrar today. Read the material very carefully. Miss Johnnie

Ministerial Association

The Ministerial Association will have their regular Wednesday noon meetings at 12:30 PM in Lowrey Fellowship Hall. We will be looking to see you there!

FINANCIAL AID FOR 2014-2015:

Federal Aid
- Complete the 2014-2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov .

State of Mississippi Financial Aid – Various grant and scholarship opportunities. Application deadlines vary.
www.riseupms.com .

For more information contact Michelle or Beverly at financialaid@bmc.edu . or 662-685-4771 Ext 141

FALL REGISTRATION DEADLINES

Registration deadlines/information for the Fall 2014 Term are posted at www.bmc.edu . Click on the “Register Now” link and follow the GPS for New Students or Continuing Students.

A $200 late registration fee will be assessed if fees are not paid or arrangements are not made with the Office of Business Affairs by the published deadlines.

Go to “Register Now” link for complete registration details including financial aid priority deadlines.

Office of Business Affairs

All charges for room and board, tuition and fees of every kind must be paid in full to the Office of Business Affairs before the student’s official transcript can be released or a diploma can be awarded. Grades will not be accessible until satisfactory arrangements have been made in the Office of Business Affairs. Thank you in advance for your payment.

Northeast Mississippi Pastor’s Conference
Proclaiming the Good News (Acts 5:42)
September 15, 2014
Blue Mountain College

Blue Mountain College, in association with the Northeast Mississippi Pastor’s Conference, will host a one-day conference for pastors and church staff members on Monday, September 15, 2014. The conference, entitled “Proclaiming the Good News,” has been designed to provide inspiration and instruction for pastors and church staff members. The worship services will include messages by Dr. Brian Harbour, Founder of SeminaryPLUS and Brian’s Lines, and Dr. Tommy Vinson, Founder of Tommy Vinson Ministries. Dr. Greg Long, Chair of the Department of Fine Arts and Speech, will lead the worship services. Special conferences related to pastoral ministry will include the following:
· “Preparing to Preach: Getting Ready to Proclaim the Good News” led by Brian Harbour
· “The Pastor as Evangelist: Leading the Church to Share the Good News” led by Ray Newcomb, Pastor Emeritus, First Baptist Church, Millington, TN
· “Engaging Your Hearers: The Use of Creativity and Humor in Preaching” led by James Lewis, Pastor, Desoto Hills Baptist Church, Southaven, MS
Registration for the conference will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Student Union Building and the conference will conclude at 2:45 p.m. Lunch will be provided for a cost of $5.50 in the newly redesigned Ray Dining Hall. While pre-registration for the conference is not required, it is requested in order to provide an accurate count for meals and free conference materials. To pre-register or to request additional information contact Dr. Ronald Meeks, Director of Church Relations at Blue Mountain College.

CHAPEL ABSENCES

Students are allowed six (6) chapel absences each semester. These six allowed absences will not be used in determining the chapel grade. For each chapel absence over the six (6) allowed, the student must make up the absence in order to have the absence cleared. Holds will be placed on the student’s account until the excessive chapel absences are cleared. Transcripts and diplomas will not be awarded until the chapel absences are cleared.

Students should complete the requirements for clearing the excessive chapel absence during the semester in which the absence occurs. Satisfactory chapel attendance is a graduation requirement.

ONLINE STUDENTS

MARK your calendars when your online courses begin and end, and check your BMC email accounts throughout the summer!
· Fall I 2014 Online Students:
The Fall I Online Term begins August 25. Training, Ordering Text, and Browser settings information were emailed to preregistered online students' BMC email accounts on July 28. Login instructions will be emailed to BMC email accounts on August 25 to those students who made payment arrangements with the Office of Business Affairs.
· Fall II 2014 Online Students:
The Fall II Online Term begins October 20. Training, Ordering Text, and Browser settings information will be emailed to preregistered online students' BMC email accounts on September 15. Login instructions will be emailed to BMC email accounts on October 20 to those students who made payment arrangements with the Office of Business Affairs.

CAMPUS SWIMMING POOL

Swimming Pool Times (Weather Permitting) for August 25-29
Monday – 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday – 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday – 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
8:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Thursday – 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Friday – 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Ministerial Aid

All students (male and female) who are preparing for a church related vocation and who are members of a Southern Baptist Church should contact Dr. Ronald Meeks concerning ministerial aid. Dr. Meeks can supply information about the online application process at his office (Fisher Washburn 104). The completed application must be submitted online by Friday, September 5. Students who have received aid in the past are required to reapply for aid. In addition, all applicants should sign up for an interview, which will be conducted on Thursday, September 11 and Friday, September 12. If you have questions regarding your eligibility, see Dr. Meeks.

BSU ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Fine Arts Teams Auditions
Fill out your application online on the BSU website.
(Go to BMC.edu, and find Baptist Student Union under the current student’s column.)
Sign up for your audition time at the BSU.
King’s Troupe (Drama)-August 27
Disciple’s Cross (Praise Band)-September 2
Open Vessels (Clown and Puppet)-September 3
Reflections (Ensemble)-September 4

Discipleship groups are about to start! Sign up at the BSU.

Prime Time with John Nix –Tuesday, August 26, 7PM at the BSU

Prayer Time-Monday’s 2:20PM at the BSU

College Student Conference- September 26-27, Sign up at the BSU. Cost $20.

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