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January 7, 2018
This week at a glance….......

Sunday, January 7, 2018 –
      10:00 AM – Sunday School; SUB (Paschal Student Center) Upper Level
      2:00 PM – Dorms open

Monday, January 8, 2018 –
      8:00 AM – Administrative Offices open
      8:00 AM – Intern/Mentor Teacher Training; Education Bldg. 114
      8:30 AM – New Student Orientation; Fisher-Washburn 108
      4:30 PM – Administrative Offices close for the day
                  – Evening classes begin
                  – Graduate classes begin

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 –
      8:00 AM – Administrative Offices open
      8:00 AM – Day classes begin
      4:30 PM – Administrative Offices close for the day
      7:00 PM – BSU Welcome Back Party with Matt King; Broach BSU

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 –
      8:00 AM – Administrative Offices open
      1:30 PM – Computer Proficiency Testing; TLC
      4:30 PM – Administrative Offices close for the day

Thursday, January 11, 2018 –
      8:00 AM – Administrative Offices open
      1:30 PM – Computer Proficiency Testing; TLC
      4:30 PM – Administrative Offices close for the day
      6:00 PM – ACT Workshop; Fisher-Washburn 108

Friday, January 12, 2018 –
      8:00 AM – Administrative Offices open
      4:30 PM – Administrative Offices close for the day

Saturday, January 13, 2018 –

BUSINESS OFFICE

Fall 2017
All student accounts for room and board, tuition, and fees of every kind must be paid in full to the Business Office before the student’s official transcript can be released or a diploma can be awarded. In the event that a student’s account is not paid by the end of the academic session, interest may be charged on the unpaid balance at the current rate of interest. Grades will not be accessible until satisfactory arrangements have been made in the Business Office.

Spring 2018-Continuing Students
All student accounts for room and board, tuition, and fees of every kind must be paid in full or a payment plan must be approved by the Business Office by January 4, 2018, to earn a $100 cash incentive.

Spring 2018-New Students
New students must complete the Registration Information/Computer Use Agreement Form, the Health Information Form, and the Vehicle Registration Form and obtain Business Office clearance by
January 4, 2018, to earn a $100 cash incentive.

Students may make payments on their accounts in the Business Office from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or call 662.685.4771 Ext. 133 beginning January 2, 2018. Online payments maybe be made any time at www.bmc.edu/Pay Tuition and Fees.

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, a $50 fine will be automatically assessed to the student’s account. The absence will not be cleared until the fine is paid in the Business Office. Holds will be placed on the student’s account until the excessive chapel absences are cleared.

Students currently with holds on their accounts due to Chapel absences should follow the procedures for clearing these absences which were in force when the absence occurred. Satisfactory chapel attendance is a graduation requirement. Diplomas will not be awarded until the chapel absences are cleared.

BAPTIST STUDENT UNION

Welcome Back Party with Matt King January 9th 7 PM at the BSU
Sign up for new D-Group Discovering the Glorious Gospel by Paul Washer. Led by Tracy Moser.
Voddie Baucham Monday, Jan. 22 @ 6:30-Modena Lowrey Berry Auditorium
Prime Time with Gary Permenter Tuesday, Jan. 23 @ 7 PM-BSU
Sign up for Spring Conference February 23-25 @ MS State. Cost $80.
Mission Trips
Last call to sign up for Spring Break in New York mission trip. The deadline is January 17.
Ecuador trip is scheduled for June 16-25. Cost $3,000. Applications due January 31. (We will be working with former graduate Diana Cedeno.)

BSU needs those interested in…
…serving on a committee to see a BSU council member.
…singing for noonday, sign up at the BSU table.
…puppeteering for Open Vessels need to see Mrs. Tracy.

Ministry Opportunities
Hurricane Harvey recovery Volunteer with Monroe Baptist Association and help paint etc. over spring break to help with recovery.
Music Leader Old Oak Grove in Myrtle. Contact Bro. Bobby Butler. 662-316-0219
Youth Pastor Sherman Baptist Church, small youth group, unchurched youth. Contact Pastor TJ Coker. Leave a message if unable to answer. 662-321-0874
Bi-vocational Pastor Gore Springs Baptist (8 mi E. of Grenada) housing provided. Contact Ruby Morrison 205-310-3384
Youth Pastor and/or worship leader Cumberland Baptist Church (Webster County). Chris Barrow 662-617-0293
Pastor In Good Faith Baptist Church, Pontotoc. Wiley Jenkins 662-488-7201
Music Minister Highland Baptist Church. Senatobia, MS. Brandon.Moore@amfed.com
Music Minister College Hill Heights (Oxford, MS) Anthony Hudson. Hudson.j.anthony@gmail.com

RAY DINING HALL NORMAL 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 AM – 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

**There will be work study jobs available for eligible students in Spring 2018. If you are interested please see Brad Hill in the Office of Financial Aid.

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 financial aid for 2017-18 and 2018-19. Scholarship opportunities are also listed.

The 2018-19 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is available now. If you plan on being enrolled beginning August, 2018, you must complete a 2018-19 FAFSA. https://fafsa.ed.gov/. You are encouraged to use the Data Retrieval Tool, (DRT) when filing your 2018-19 FAFSA. You will report 2016 taxes.

If you are a Mississippi resident you may now apply for Mississippi state aid for 2018-19 www.riseupms.com

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 will issue 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.

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.

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