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March 19, 2017
Week of March 19-25, 2017
This week at a glance….......

Sunday, March 19, 2017 –
      2:00 AM – Dorms reopen

Monday, March 20, 2017 –
      8:00 AM – Classes Resume
      10:00 AM – Chapel for ALL students; MLB Auditorium, Dr. Anthony Bullard

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 –
      12:00 PM – Topper Tennis vs. Christian Brothers University; BNA Tennis Park; New Albany, MS
      12:00 PM – Topper Baseball vs. Rust College; BMC Sportsplex, Blue Mountain, MS (2 games)
      1:30 PM – Computer Proficiency Testing; TLC
      2:00 PM – Computer Proficiency Testing; TLC
      2:30 PM – Computer Proficiency Testing; TLC
      7:00 PM – Dr. Jamie Dahman Guest Faculty Voice Recital; Garrett Auditorium

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 –
      10:00 AM – Chapel for ALL students; SBA Installation
      1:00 PM – Topper JV Softball at Jackson State CC; Jackson, TN (2 games)
      1:30 PM – Computer Proficiency Testing; TLC
      2:00 PM – Computer Proficiency Testing; TLC
      2:30 PM – Computer Proficiency Testing; TLC

Thursday, March 23, 2017 –


Friday, March 24, 2017 –

      10:00 AM – Chapel for ALL students; MLB Auditorium, Dr. Allen Simpson
      1:30 PM – CLEP/DSST Testing; SUB Testing Center, Lower level
      2:00 PM – Topper Softball vs. Middle Georgia State College; BNA Bank Park, New Albany, MS (2 games)
      2:00 PM – Topper Baseball at Loyola University; New Orleans, LA (2 games)

Saturday, March 25, 2017 –
      12:00 PM – Topper Softball vs. Brenau University; BNA Bank Park, New Albany, MS (2 games)
      1:00 PM – Topper Baseball at Loyola University; New Orleans, LA

STUDENT ATHLETE HANDBOOK

The Student Athlete Handbook has been updated. Please familiarize yourself with the policies in the Student Athlete Handbook. You can find the handbook on the BMC Website under Blue Mountain College Athletics and then under BMC Links.

FOR SUMMER 2017 TERMS AND FALL 2017 SEMESTER

SCHEDULING PROCESS

Faculty advisors will be enrolling current Blue Mountain College students in summer 2017 and fall 2017 classes as follows:
Seniors – week of February 27
Juniors – week of March 6
Sophomores - week of March 20
Freshmen – week of March 27

Students are asked to follow instructions listed below:

1. Each degree-seeking student must meet with his/her advisor to obtain approval of his/her summer 2017 and fall 2017 class schedule. Advisors will then enroll the student in his/her summer and fall courses. Non-degree students will enroll in classes through the Office of the Registrar.

IMPORTANT NOTE!!!
Students planning and enrolling in online courses--especially the summer online courses--should be certain that they know the beginning and ending dates of the courses (i.e., the Term I online summer courses taught following the distance education program schedule begin May 1, before the spring semester is over, and the Term II online summer courses following the distance education program schedule will not end until August 20. Other online courses taught following the regular academic calendar will begin on May 29 and end on July 23.)

2. Each class (seniors, juniors, sophomores, freshmen) will be expected to complete the scheduling process for the summer terms and fall semester within a week's time. Space is limited in some classes so it is imperative that each class complete the scheduling process within the deadline given.

REGISTRATION

If you have questions concerning the enrollment process, please contact the Office of the Registrar. Registration for the summer terms and fall semester is not complete until each student has completed required forms and has obtained clearance from the Business Office. (A GPS link will be available on the Blue Mountain College Web Site at a later date. This link will direct all students to required registration forms and specific registration information/deadlines. Watch for an upcoming announcement with more details and deadlines. You can track registration progress through document tracking on your student portal.) Charges for the fall semester will be announced soon after approval by the Board of Trustees.

NOTE: Advisors of candidates for degrees for summer 2017 will need to be certain to enroll these students in their summer coursework.

RESERVING DORM ROOMS AND CAMPUS HOUSING FOR FALL 2017

It is time to reserve your room for the Fall Semester.
1. Before coming to our office (Student Services), pay your $10.00 room deposit in the Office of Business Affairs.
2. Bring your receipt to our office (Dean Moser’s) and complete the room request form.
3. We will follow this order:
Monday-Friday; Feb. 27-Mar.3 — 2016-2017 Non-graduating Seniors
Monday-Friday; March 6-10 — 2016-2017 Juniors
Monday-Friday; March 20-24 — 2016-2017 Sophomores
Monday-Friday; March 27-31 — 2016-2017 Freshmen
4. If you are not planning to return to campus housing, please notify the Office of Student Services.

*Friday, March 31, is the deadline for “holding a room”. Your failure to reserve a room by that date will
mean we cannot assure you a specific room.

**After Friday, May 5 we cannot guarantee you a room in campus housing if you do not reserve a room.

STUDENT ACTIVITIES EVENT

Incredible Pizza Company Trip for students

Saturday, April 8, leave campus at 9:00 AM

Reserve your spot with skohler@bmc.edu by March 31

NORMAL DINING HALL HOURS

Monday – Friday
Breakfast 7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
Dinner 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Supper 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Saturday
Breakfast 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Dinner 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Supper 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Sunday
Breakfast 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Buffet 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Supper 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

FINANCIAL AID ANNOUNCEMENTS

Check out the Financial Aid Application Checklist, http://www.bmc.edu/fa_checklist.asp on the BMC website!! Includes information you need to apply for federal and state financial aid for 2017-18. Scholarship opportunities are also listed.

The 2017-18 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is available now. If you plan on being enrolled beginning August 2017, you must complete a FAFSA. https://fafsa.ed.gov/

Mississippi Residents-apply for State of Mississippi Financial Aid programs! http://riseupms.com/

• Summer Financial Aid Request Forms are available in the Office of Financial Aid or on the website http://www.bmc.edu/finaid_forms2.asp
• The Office of Financial Aid has been notified that the Data Retrieval Tool on the FAFSA is not operable at this time. A FAFSA can still be filled out but you will have to manually enter your income tax information into the FAFSA from the 2015 Income Tax Return.

JOB OPPORTUNITY

Babysitter needed in Blue Mountain, MS. Contact Christina Smith at csmith@bmc.edu or 662-685-4771 x 172 for details.

JOB FAIR

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Paschal Student Union (SUB)

PARKING TICKETS Parking Tickets are $25 for each violation.

All vehicles on campus should have a parking decal affixed to the left rear glass. Tickets will be issued to vehicles without a parking decal and tickets issued for violations will be charged to the students’ accounts.
Security guards are now issuing Parking Tickets for all Parking Violations – No Parking Decal on your vehicle; Parking in a Reserved Space (including Faculty/Staff, Handicapped, Visitor, etc.); Parking on the grass; Parking outside parking space lines; Obstructing a building entrance, loading zone, or the flow of traffic; Parking in a NO Parking zone.

CLOSURES DURING CHAPEL

Please be aware that Garrett and Fisher/Washburn buildings will be locked from 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. on Mondays and Fridays during chapel. All exterior doors to the Administration Building will be locked at 10:00 a.m. except the front door. A security officer will be positioned at the front door after 10:00 a.m. to check your College ID card and allow you to enter. Please have your ID card visible or readily available. Guests will be directed to the SUB until 10:30 unless accompanied by a member of the BMC family. We thank you for cooperating with our efforts to keep the BMC campus as safe as possible.

WELLNESS CENTER INFORMATION

Wellness Center Hours:

Monday through Saturday open 5 AM to 11 PM
Sunday open 2 PM to 5 PM

Wellness Center Policy:

All BMC Faculty and Staff now have the benefit of their spouse and children (living at home, older than 14) being able to use the Wellness Center for free. All they will need to do is fill out the paperwork and pay a $10 card fee.

The Wellness Center is striving to promote a culture of WELLNESS on our Blue Mountain College campus and in our community, and to make healthy fitness choices more available to our BMC family and community.

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.

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. Diplomas will not be awarded until the chapel absences are cleared.

BSU ANNOUNCEMENTS

Noonday Student led worship Monday’s 1-1:25, Thursday’s 12:35-1
Prayer Time Monday’s 2:30 PM with Elijah Fox at the BSU.
Visit the Nursing Home with Sarah Roberson, Tuesday’s at 3:30. Meet at the Library.

Ministry Opportunities

(For detailed descriptions and positions see BSU job board/office).
1. Mt. Zion Cumberland Presbyterian is searching for a youth minister. Contact Jody Hill 662-685-4771 ext. 111
2. FBC Calhoun City is searching for a student pastor (male or female). You can come preach on a rotation if you like for now Wed. at 6:00PM.
3. Part-Time Youth Minister Steep Hollow Baptist 601-795-4 638, Poplarville, MS
4. Part-Time Youth Minister Slayden Baptist Church. See job board.
5. Part-Time Youth position at Heartsong Church (north end of Ripley). Please send resumes and inquiries to Robert Lovett bluevista@yahoo.com
6. Youth Minister position at Cherry Creek Baptist Church in Ecru, MS. Duties include Sunday School, Wed. nights, and monthly events. Contact pastor J.R. Ray at 662-582-0967.
7. In Good Faith Baptist Church, Pontotoc-Interim Youth Minister. Contact Wiley Jenkins 662-488-7201(or pastor - Bro. Kevin Nichols 662-416-0714)
8. Music Minister needed at College Hill Heights in Oxford, MS. Hudson.j.anthony@gmail.com 662-832-6187

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