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Monday Messages

Nov 17, 2014
by Monday Messages
Good Morning,

Since many of you will be away next Monday, let’s consider ourselves in Thanksgiving mode today. We have so much to give thanks for here on the Hill. For starters, we are thankful for our fabulous faculty—a finer group of scholar-teachers would be hard to find. We are thankful for our dedicated staff and for their commitment to stellar service. We are thankful for the members of National Management Resources and MMI Dining for their hard work. We are thankful for our Board of Trustees. We are thankful for our amazing students. Finally, we are thankful for the mission of Christian higher education to which God has called us. What a privilege it is to serve together in pursuit of significant Kingdom work!

Join me today in congratulating Coach J.D. Parker upon logging his 100th collegiate win on Saturday as our Toppers claimed a “W” over Morthland College. Both basketball teams will be on the road later this week. The Lady Toppers play in their home opener tomorrow evening at 5:30. Please come out and show them your support.

On Sunday at 2:00 BMC will host the Town of Blue Mountain’s annual Thanksgiving service. Please join us in Modena Lowrey Auditorium for this time of worship and prayer.

With gratitude for each of you,
Dr. Mc


The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, and he delighteth in his way.”
Psalm 37:23

Posted by Monday Messages on Nov 17, 2014 at 10:02 AM
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Nov 16, 2014
by Chapel Announcements
This week at a glance….......

Sunday, November 16 –

Monday, November 17 –
10:00 AM – Chapel: All Students; MLB Auditorium;
3:30 PM – Faculty/Staff Meeting; FW 108

Tuesday, November 18 –
1:30 PM – Computer Proficiency Exam; CAL
5:30 PM – Lady Toppers vs. Williams Baptist
7:30 PM – Cole Pratt Senior Project

Wednesday, November 19 –
10:00 AM – Student Chapel
10:00 AM – Faculty/Staff Coffee
6:30 PM – Area-wide Prime Time with Michael Kelly; MLB Auditorium

Thursday, November 20 –
6:00 PM – Freshman Class: Project Christmas Child

Friday, November 21 –
10:00 AM – Chapel: All Students; MLB Auditorium; Thanksgiving Chapel
               – Thanksgiving recess begins, end of class day
5:30 PM – Lady Toppers & Toppers @ University of Mobile

Saturday, November 22 –

MOUNTAIN BREEZE WRITING CONTEST

DEADLINE NOVEMBER 21
Submit Stories, Poetry, One-Act Plays, Essays, Creative Non-Fiction, Devotions, & Art.*
Email writing entries to scribblers@bmc.edu as attachments.
Entry Forms & more details are available from Dr. Nancy Kerns at FW 210 or by email at nkerns@bmc.edu .
Winners receive cash prizes and are published.
*Art entries should be submitted to Bill Dowdy (Room 36 Admin)

ONLINE STUDENTS

MARK your calendars when your online courses begin and end, and check your BMC email accounts regularly!

·Spring I 2015 Online Students:
The Spring I 2015 Online Term begins January 5. Training, Ordering Text, and Browser settings information will be emailed to preregistered online students' BMC email accounts on November 17. Login instructions will be emailed to BMC email accounts on January 5 to those students who made payment arrangements with the Office of Business Affairs. Please realize this term begins before campus classes begin! Check your BMC email accounts over the Holidays!

·Spring II 2015 Online Students:
The Spring II 2015 Online Term begins March 2. Training, Ordering Text, and Browser settings information will be emailed to preregistered online students' BMC email accounts on February 2. Login instructions will be emailed to BMC email accounts on March 2 to those students who made payment arrangements with the Office of Business Affairs.

STUDENT TIME CARDS

Student time cards for November 2014 are due in the Office of Financial Aid by Tuesday, November 18, 2014 by 1:00 pm. Student payroll will be distributed as soon as possible. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Koinonia Meeting

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

WELLNESS CENTER HOURS

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday – 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday – 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday – 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM

ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE REGISTRAR

ATTENTION 2015 CANDIDATES FOR UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES! All students who expect to complete degree requirements by December 2014, May 2015, or August 2015 must submit an application for degree to the Office of the Registrar by Friday, November 21. Information concerning commencement and the application for degree process as well as the application form are posted at www.bmc.edu. Click on the ACADEMICS tab and then the OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR tab. Scroll down the page and click on the Application for Degree link. Carefully read the information items and then complete and submit the Application for Degree. Contact the Office of the Registrar if you have questions concerning the application for degree process.

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!

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.

BSU ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Prime Time with Michael Kelly
- November 19th- 6:30 PM at Modena Lowrey Berry Auditorium.
Prayer Time-Monday’s 2:20PM at the BSU with Jessie Kellum
Community Missions- Visit the Nursing Home with Andrew Higdon. Thursday’s 2:30. Meet in the SUB.
Applications are available on the BSU website now for the Spring Break in San Francisco mission trip March 14-19. Cost is $1000. Interviews will be scheduled as applications come in.
(The BSU website can be found under the current students column of the BMC website.)
Come to Noonday at the BSU for student-led worship. Monday’s 1:00 -1:25, Thursday’s 12:35-1:00

Posted by Chapel Announcements on Nov 16, 2014 at 0:00 AM
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Nov 10, 2014
by Monday Messages
Good Morning,

I begin this week by offering a sincere thank you to all who participated in the Founder’s Day events on Friday and in the Topper Fest events on Saturday. Jim Buchanan and Leora Duce enlightened and encouraged us with their addresses during the Founder’s Day chapel. A special thank you goes to Zac Gooch and Rachael McFatridge for their spot-on portrayals of John and Emma Armstrong. As always, we are grateful to Dr. Long and the BMC Chorale for leading us in worship through song. A big, big thank you goes to our Alumni Association and to Nancy McDonald for their hard work in planning these special events.

Kudos to Chelsey Griffin, Kayce Bragg, David McDonald, and Lynn Gibson for putting together a wonderful scholarship luncheon, a great open house at the southplex, and an unforgettable evening with Ellie Holcomb Saturday night. Thank you, Lynn, Joan, Kayce, Taylor, Anna Beth, Beverly, Michelle, and Deborah for heading up a fine Topper Preview Day.

While many of us were enjoying the Topper Fest activities on Saturday, one group spent the day working in the SUB to renovate the area once occupied by the bookstore. We are thankful for the work of Mr. Billy Matkins (husband of Dr. Kay Matkins, former professor here), Dr. Jeff Sweatt, Dr. Terry Taylor, Mr. Brian McElroy, Mr. Wayne Alexander, Dr. Terry Cutrer, and Mrs. Dale Cutrer.

We look forward to observing missions day in chapel today and to hearing from our BSU Fine Arts teams on Friday. Don’t forget to purchase your tickets to the BSU spaghetti supper Thursday evening.

Today we welcome our cooperating teachers from area schools. We are thankful for our partnership with each of these teachers.

Please mark your calendar with a big star on Thursday evening. Our BMC Chorale will present Vivaldi’s Gloria! At 7:00 in the MLB auditorium. What a great way to begin the holiday season! Invite a friend to come with you to support our chorale and to enjoy this magnificent musical presentation.

The home basketball season begins Saturday at 4:00 when our men take on Morthland College. Let’s show our support by packing out Tyler Gymnasium! Topper men and women are on the road at Tougaloo tomorrow; the women will be on the road Saturday.

I’ll be hitting the road again today through Thursday doing SACS work. Pray for safe travels.

The semester is flying by; only three weeks of class remain followed by exams. (Students will enjoy a week-long Thanksgiving break!) Make the most of your time and plan to finish well!

Tomorrow is Veterans Day. Let us not miss the opportunity to salute the men and women who have served our country so valiantly. They fought for us.

Now to Him who is able to protect you from stumbling and to make you stand in the presence of His glory, blameless and with great joy, to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, power, and authority before all time, now and forever. Amen.
Jude 24-25

Dr. Barbara C. McMillin
President
Blue Mountain College
PO Box 160
Blue Mountain, MS 38610
662.685.4771 Ext. 130

The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, and he delighteth in his way.”
Psalm 37:23

Posted by Monday Messages on Nov 10, 2014 at 10:00 AM
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Nov 9, 2014
by Chapel Announcements

This week at a glance….......

Sunday, November 9 –

Monday, November 10 –
10:00 AM – Chapel: All Students; MLB Auditorium; Missions Monday
4:00 PM – Cooperating Teacher Reception; Education Building

Tuesday, November 11 –

Wednesday, November 12 –
10:00 AM – Club Meetings

Thursday, November 13 –
4:00 PM – Hilltop Happening
4:30 PM-6:00 PM – BSU Spaghetti Supper; Broach BSU
7:00 PM – Chorale Fall Concert; MLB Auditorium

Friday, November 14 –
10:00 AM – Chapel: All Students; MLB Auditorium; BSU Fine Arts Teams
1:30 PM – CLEP Exam; Paschal Student Center (Lower Level)

Saturday, November 15–
8:00 AM – Dyslexia Master’s Program; FW 113 & 217
8:00 AM – Delta Kappa Gamma Meeting; Education Building 110
6:00 PM – Tom Edwards Band Concert; MLB Auditorium



MOUNTAIN BREEZE WRITING CONTEST

DEADLINE NOVEMBER 21
Submit Stories, Poetry, One-Act Plays, Essays, Creative Non-Fiction, Devotions, & Art.*
Email writing entries to scribblers@bmc.edu as attachments.
Entry Forms & more details are available from Dr. Nancy Kerns at FW 210 or by email at nkerns@bmc.edu .
Winners receive cash prizes and are published.
*Art entries should be submitted to Bill Dowdy(Room 36 Admin)

ONLINE STUDENTS

MARK your calendars when your online courses begin and end, and check your BMC email accounts regularly!!

·Spring I 2015 Online Students:
The Spring I 2015 Online Term begins January 5. Training, Ordering Text, and Browser settings information will be emailed to preregistered online students' BMC email accounts on November 17. Login instructions will be emailed to BMC email accounts on January 5 to those students who made payment arrangements with the Office of Business Affairs. Please realize this term begins before campus classes begin! Check your BMC email accounts over the Holidays!!!

·Spring II 2015 Online Students:
The Spring II 2015 Online Term begins March 2. Training, Ordering Text, and Browser settings information will be emailed to preregistered online students' BMC email accounts on February 2. Login instructions will be emailed to BMC email accounts on March 2 to those students who made payment arrangements with the Office of Business Affairs.

Koinonia Meeting

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

WELLNESS CENTER HOURS

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday – 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday – 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday – 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM

ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE REGISTRAR

ATTENTION 2015 CANDIDATES FOR UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES! All students who expect to complete degree requirements by December 2014, May 2015, or August 2015 must submit an application for degree to the Office of the Registrar by Friday, November 21. Information concerning commencement and the application for degree process as well as the application form are posted at www.bmc.edu. Click on the ACADEMICS tab and then the OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR tab. Scroll down the page and click on the Application for Degree link. Carefully read the information items and then complete and submit the Application for Degree. Contact the Office of the Registrar if you have questions concerning the application for degree process.

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!

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.

BSU ANNOUNCEMENTS:

BSU Spaghetti Supper- November 13th 4:30-6PM at the BSU. Cost $10/ticket. Eat-in at the BSU or take-out. Help support summer missions!
Prime Time with Michael Kelly- November 19th- 6:30 PM at Modena Lowrey Berry Auditorium.
Prayer Time-Monday’s 2:20PM at the BSU with Jessie Kellum
Community Missions- Visit the Nursing Home with Andrew Higdon. Thursday’s 2:30. Meet in the SUB.
Applications are available on the BSU website now for the Spring Break in San Francisco mission trip March 14-19. Cost is $1000. Interviews will be scheduled as applications come in.
(The BSU website can be found under the current students column of the BMC website.)
Come to Noonday at the BSU for student-led worship. Monday’s 1:00 -1:25, Thursday’s 12:35-1:00

REGISTRATION FOR SPRING 2015 SEMESTER

Faculty advisors will be enrolling current Blue Mountain College students in spring 2015 classes as follows: 
      Seniors – week of October 20
      Juniors – week of October 27
      Sophomores - week of November 3
      Freshmen – week of November 10
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 spring 2015 class schedule. Advisors will then enroll the student in his/her spring courses. Non-degree students will enroll in classes through the Office of the Registrar.
2. Each class (seniors, juniors, sophomores, freshmen) will be expected to complete the enrollment process for the spring semester within a week's time. Space is limited in some classes so it is imperative that each class pre-register within the deadline given.
If you have questions concerning the enrollment process, please contact the Office of the Registrar. Registration for the spring semester is not complete until each student has obtained clearance from the Office of Business Affairs. An announcement will be made in the near future when the deadlines are set. (Watch the Blue Mountain College Web Site for specific details concerning registration deadlines.) Students who complete registration after the announced registration period will be assessed a late registration fee.
Note: The spring class schedule should be available by the early part of the week of October 20.

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Nov 3, 2014
by Monday Messages
Greetings on the first Monday of November!

The sunshine streaming in the windows of Lowrey Administration building this beautiful morning herald the start of a great week at BMC. Today is Missions Monday in chapel; we look forward to learning about the opportunities God continues to give our students to serve on mission for Him.

On Friday we will observe Founders Day in chapel. Nancy McDonald, Anna Quinn, and the leadership of our Alumni Association have planned a wonderful program that focuses on “celebrating the faithful.” We extend a warm welcome to all who will join us for this celebration, including featured speakers Jim Buchanan and Dr. Leora Duce.

Following the Founders Day chapel we will honor our special guests who support BMC through the establishment of endowed scholarships. These guests will participate in the annual Scholarship Appreciation Luncheon in Ray Dining Hall. Please join me in seeking opportunities to make these special friends feel welcome.

At 2:00 on Friday we will make our way to the Southplex for an open house at 2:00. Everyone is invited to tour this fine new facility.

The excitement continues on Saturday as the Alumni Association hosts our annual Topper Fall Festival beginning at 9:00. Get an early start on your Christmas shopping by visiting the many vendors who will be selling their wares. Baptist College of Health Sciences, our nursing program partner, will be on site conducting a health fair. Rite Aid of New Albany will be offering flu shots. For more details, visit the BMC website.

And there’s more—on Saturday evening Dove Award winner Ellie Holcomb will be in concert right here on the BMC campus! Tickets are $5.00 for BMC students and $7.00 for the general public. Youth ministers bringing groups get in free! Please plan to be here for a special time of worship Saturday evening.

I close today’s Monday Message with some exciting news. In addition to being ranked 23rd in the US News & World Report rankings for colleges in the Southern region, Blue Mountain College is ranked #2 in the US News rankings for colleges in the South that are considered to be a “Best Value.” According to US News, colleges in this category are considered to be “above average academically and cost considerably less than many other schools when the financial aid that they dispense, in the form of need-based grants and scholarships, is taken into account.” Thanks be to God for this important recognition!

Best wishes to our Topper basketball teams as they begin regular season play this week on the road. We will be cheering you on!

I covet your prayers as I will be traveling on Friday afternoon to Union University to participate in the inauguration of Dr. Dub Oliver as UU’s new president.

May the Lord order our steps this week!

Dr. Barbara C. McMillin
President
Blue Mountain College
PO Box 160
Blue Mountain, MS 38610
662.685.4771 Ext. 130

The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, and he delighteth in his way.”
Psalm 37:23

Posted by Monday Messages on Nov 3, 2014 at 9:57 AM
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Nov 2, 2014
by Chapel Announcements
This week at a glance….......

Sunday, November 2 –

Monday, November 3 – 
   10:00 AM – Chapel: All Students; MLB Auditorium; Missions Monday
   1:30 PM – Computer Proficiency Exam; CAL

Tuesday, November 4 –
   1:30 PM – Computer Proficiency Exam; CAL
   2:30 PM – Dean’s Council Meeting; Admin Conference Room 27
   7:00 PM – Missions Madness Prime Time; Broach BSU

Wednesday, November 5 – 
   10:00 AM – Class Meetings

Thursday, November 6 –

Friday, November 7 – 
   10:00 AM – Chapel: All Students; MLB Auditorium; Founder’s Day
   12:00 PM – Scholarship Appreciation Luncheon; Ray Dining Hall
   1:30 PM – CLEP Exam; Paschal Student Center (Lower Level)
   2:00 PM – Southplex Open House

Saturday, November 8 – Topper Festival
   9:00 AM – Topper Fall Festival
   2:00 PM – Admissions Preview Day
   7:00 PM – Ellie Holcomb Concert; MLB Auditorium

Special Class Schedule for Founder’s Day November 7, 2014

      First Period 8:00 - 8:50
      Second Period 9:00 - 9:50
      Chapel 10:00 - 10:50
      Third Period 11:00 - 11:40
      Fourth Period 11:45 - 12:30

Regular schedule will resume after 12:30 p.m.

MOUNTAIN BREEZE WRITING CONTEST

DEADLINE NOVEMBER 21
Submit Stories, Poetry, One-Act Plays, Essays, Creative Non-Fiction, Devotions, & Art.*
Email writing entries to scribblers@bmc .edu as attachments.
Entry Forms & more details are available from Dr. Nancy Kerns at FW 210 or by email at nkerns@bmc.edu .
Winners receive cash prizes and are published.
*Art entries should be submitted to Bill Dowdy. (Room 36 Admin)

Koinonia Meeting

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

ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE REGISTRAR

ATTENTION 2015 CANDIDATES FOR UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES! All students who expect to complete degree requirements by December 2014, May 2015, or August 2015 must submit an application for degree to the Office of the Registrar by Friday, November 21. Information concerning commencement and the application for degree process as well as the application form are posted at www.bmc.edu. Click on the ACADEMICS tab and then the OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR tab. Scroll down the page and click on the Application for Degree link. Carefully read the information items and then complete and submit the Application for Degree. Contact the Office of the Registrar if you have questions concerning the application for degree process.

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!

WELLNESS CENTER HOURS

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday – 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday – 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday – 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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.

BSU ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Mission Madness Prime Time
- November 4th - 7PM at the BSU.
BSU Spaghetti Supper- November 13th 4:30-6PM at the BSU. Cost $10/ticket. Eat-in at the BSU or take-out. Help support summer missions!
Prime Time with Michael Kelly- November 19th- 6:30 PM at Modena Lowrey Berry Auditorium.
Prayer Time-Monday’s 2:20PM at the BSU with Jessie Kellum
Community Missions- Visit the Nursing Home with Andrew Higdon. Thursday’s 2:30. Meet in the SUB.
Applications are available on the BSU website now for the Mission Arlington trip December 12-18. Cost is $160. Interviews will be scheduled as applications come in. The deadline to apply is November 6th.
Applications are available on the BSU website now for the Spring Break in San Francisco mission trip March 14-19. Cost is $1000. Interviews will be scheduled as applications come in.
(The BSU website can be found under the current students column of the BMC website.)
Come to Noonday at the BSU for student-led worship. Monday’s 1:00 -1:25, Thursday’s 12:35-1:00

REGISTRATION FOR SPRING 2015 SEMESTER

Faculty advisors will be enrolling current Blue Mountain College students in spring 2015 classes as follows: 
   Seniors – week of October 20
   Juniors – week of October 27
   Sophomores - week of November 3
   Freshmen – week of November 10
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 spring 2015 class schedule. Advisors will then enroll the student in his/her spring courses. Non-degree students will enroll in classes through the Office of the Registrar.
2. Each class (seniors, juniors, sophomores, freshmen) will be expected to complete the enrollment process for the spring semester within a week's time. Space is limited in some classes so it is imperative that each class pre-register within the deadline given.
If you have questions concerning the enrollment process, please contact the Office of the Registrar. Registration for the spring semester is not complete until each student has obtained clearance from the Office of Business Affairs. An announcement will be made in the near future when the deadlines are set. (Watch the Blue Mountain College Web Site for specific details concerning registration deadlines.) Students who complete registration after the announced registration period will be assessed a late registration fee.
Note: The spring class schedule should be available by the early part of the week of October 20.

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Oct 27, 2014
by Monday Messages
Greetings,

I hope everyone enjoyed the lovely fall weekend. A highlight of my weekend was worshipping at Germantown Baptist Church Sunday morning. The BMC Chorale partnered with the GBC choir to lead the congregation in a time of praise to our Lord. Duncan Schaefer was a featured soloist. Thank you to Greg Long and Laura Long for your leadership in arranging this opportunity.

I’m looking forward today to hearing Dr. Danny Sinquefield, pastor of Faith Baptist Church in Bartlett. Please pray for Bro. Danny as he leads us in worship and study at 10:00.

This is a special week for Southern Baptists in the State of Mississippi. The Mississippi Baptist Convention kicks off tomorrow at First Baptist in Jackson. Please pray for our Executive Director, Dr. Jim Futral, and for convention president Dr. Matt Buckles as they lead this important event. Several of us will be traveling to participate in the convention activities beginning this afternoon. We are grateful to the churches of the MBC and look forward to this opportunity to fellowship, worship, and express our appreciation for their support. I’m especially looking forward to greeting our ministerial alumni at the annual dinner on Tuesday evening.

Wednesday at 10:00 students can “choose a chapel” from a host of very interesting options. Check out this list:

· Dr. Justin Spencer, Dr. LeAnn Carter, & Dr. Michael McCrory “Graduate School 101: What To Expect When You Are Expecting Graduate School” will meet in ADM 32

· Dr. Johnny Mattox and Dr. Martha Pratt “How To Become the Teacher’s Pet” will meet in ADM 24

· Mrs. Lea Bennett, “Juggling a Family and School”, will meet in Garrett Auditorium

· Dr. Jeffrey Sweatt “Round Table Discussion For Resident Hall Assistants & House Presidents” will meet in FW 113

· Dr. David Shankle & LeeAnne Price “Getting Noticed In A Tough Economy: Resume & Interview Tips” will meet in FW 108

· Deena Elliott “Just Do It! Why Weight?” will meet in the Upper Level of Sub

· Tracy Moser “Mission Opportunities/Becoming Mission Minded” will meet in BSU Broach

· Bruce Peters “Managing What You Have” will meet in FW 211

· Bro. Brad Hill “Life In The Ministry After BMC” will meet in FW 112

· Mr. Steve Robbins “Sustainability - Let’s Don’t Hurt the Environment” will meet in Ray Dining Hall

Don’t forget the fall festival at 6:30 this Thursday evening.

Have a joyful week!


Dr. Barbara C. McMillin
President
Blue Mountain College
PO Box 160
Blue Mountain, MS 38610
662.685.4771 Ext. 130

The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, and he delighteth in his way.”
Psalm 37:23

Posted by Monday Messages on Oct 27, 2014 at 10:01 AM
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Oct 26, 2014
by Chapel Announcements

This week at a glance….......

Sunday, October 26 –

Monday, October 27 –
10:00 AM – Chapel: All Students; MLB Auditorium; Dr. Danny Sinquefield

Tuesday, October 28 –
8:00 AM – MS Baptist Convention; FBC - Jackson, MS

Wednesday, October 29 –
8:00 AM – MS Baptist Convention; FBC - Jackson, MS
10:00 AM – Chapel; Choose-A-Chapel
1:00 PM – Student Time Cards due in Financial Aid Office

Thursday, October 30 –
6:30 PM – BSU Harvest Festival; Paschal Student Center (SUB)

Friday, October 31 –
10:00 AM – Chapel: All Students; MLB Auditorium; Rev. Jay Parks

Saturday, November 1 – 
               - Sentinel Training for International Missionaries; Northwest Community College


2014 Mountaineer

If you did not pick up your copy of the 2014 mountaineer, you can do so by dropping by the Business Office.

Koinonia Meeting

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

ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE REGISTRAR

ATTENTION 2015 CANDIDATES FOR UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES! All students who expect to complete degree requirements by December 2014, May 2015, or August 2015 must submit an application for degree to the Office of the Registrar by Friday, November 21. Information concerning commencement and the application for degree process as well as the application form are posted at www.bmc.edu. Click on the ACADEMICS tab and then the OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR tab. Scroll down the page and click on the Application for Degree link. Carefully read the information items and then complete and submit the Application for Degree. Contact the Office of the Registrar if you have questions concerning the application for degree process.

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!

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.

WELLNESS CENTER HOURS

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday – 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday – 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday – 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM

STUDENT PARKING

Students may park in the parking lot of Lowrey Memorial Baptist Church and on the south side of the Paschal Student Union Building (SUB). There are available parking spaces in these areas almost every day.


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.

BSU ANNOUNCEMENTS:

If you are interested in serving as an international summer missionary you will need to attend a sentinel training. We will be sending a team on Saturday, Nov. 1 to Northwest Community College. See Mrs. Tracy Moser.
Harvest Festival- Thursday, Oct. 30 from 6:30-8PM in the SUB. Wear your favorite costume.
Mission Madness Prime Time- November 4th - 7PM at the BSU.
BSU Spaghetti Supper- November 13th 4:30-6PM at the BSU. Cost $10/ticket. Eat-in at the BSU or take-out. Help support summer missions!
Prime Time with Michael Kelly- November 19th- 6:30 PM at Modena Lowrey Berry Auditorium.
Prayer Time-Monday’s 2:20PM at the BSU with Jessie Kellum
Community Missions- Visit the Nursing Home with Andrew Higdon. Thursday’s 2:30. Meet in the SUB.
Applications are available on the BSU website now for the Mission Arlington trip December 12-18. Cost is $160. Interviews will be scheduled as applications come in.
Applications are available on the BSU website now for the Spring Break in San Francisco mission trip March 14-19. Cost is $1000. Interviews will be scheduled as applications come in.
(The BSU website can be found under the current students column of the BMC website.)
Come to Noonday at the BSU for student-led worship. Monday’s 1-1:25, Thursday’s 12:35-1

REGISTRATION FOR SPRING 2015 SEMESTER

Faculty advisors will be enrolling current Blue Mountain College students in spring 2015 classes as follows: 
      Seniors – week of October 20
      Juniors – week of October 27
      Sophomores - week of November 3
      Freshmen – week of November 10
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 spring 2015 class schedule. Advisors will then enroll the student in his/her spring courses. Non-degree students will enroll in classes through the Office of the Registrar.
2. Each class (seniors, juniors, sophomores, freshmen) will be expected to complete the enrollment process for the spring semester within a week's time. Space is limited in some classes so it is imperative that each class pre-register within the deadline given.
If you have questions concerning the enrollment process, please contact the Office of the Registrar. Registration for the spring semester is not complete until each student has obtained clearance from the Office of Business Affairs. An announcement will be made in the near future when the deadlines are set. (Watch the Blue Mountain College Web Site for specific details concerning registration deadlines.) Students who complete registration after the announced registration period will be assessed a late registration fee.
Note: The spring class schedule should be available by the early part of the week of October 20.

STUDENT TIME CARDS

Student time cards for October 2014 are due in the Office of Financial Aid by Wednesday, October 29, 2014 by 1:00 pm. Student payroll will be distributed as soon as possible. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Special Class Schedule for Founder’s Day November 7, 2014

First Period 8:00 - 8:50
Second Period 9:00 - 9:50
Chapel 10:00 - 10:50
Third Period 11:00 - 11:40
Fourth Period 11:45 - 12:30

Regular schedule will resume after 12:30 p.m.

Choose-A-Chapel
10:00 AM Wednesday
October 29, 2014

· Dr. Justin Spencer, Dr. LeAnn Carter, & Dr. Michael McCrory “Graduate School 101: What To Expect When You Are Expecting Graduate School” will meet in ADM 32

· Dr. Johnny Mattox and Dr. Martha Pratt “How To Become the Teacher’s Pet” will meet in ADM 24

· Mrs. Lea Bennett, “Juggling a Family and School”, will meet in Garrett Auditorium

· Dr. Jeffrey Sweatt “Round Table Discussion For Resident Hall Assistants & House Presidents” will meet in FW 113

· Dr. David Shankle & LeeAnne Price “Getting Noticed In A Tough Economy: Resume & Interview Tips” will meet in FW 108

· Deena Elliott “Just Do It! Why Weight?” will meet in the Upper Level of Sub

· Tracy Moser “Mission Opportunities/Becoming Mission Minded” will meet in BSU Broach

· Bruce Peters “Managing What You Have” will meet in FW 211

· Bro. Brad Hill “Life In The Ministry After BMC” will meet in FW 112

· Mr. Steve Robbins “Sustainability - Let’s Don’t Hurt the Environment” will meet in Ray Dining Hall

Posted by Chapel Announcements on Oct 26, 2014 at 0:00 AM
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Oct 22, 2014
by Monday Messages
Good Morning!

Greetings to each of you in the middle of another busy week on the Hill. Several of you are aware that I was in an accident over the weekend. Thank you for your expressions of concern. I am blessed and grateful to report that there were no injuries. In those few moments of experiencing a vehicle out of control I likewise experienced the totality of God’s being in control. How amazing to know that the God who controls all things and all situations delights in holding us firmly in the palm of His hand!

I want to thank Dr. Justin Spencer for the message he shared with us in chapel on Monday. I appreciate his testimony and pray that his words ministered to many in our community.

Tomorrow evening we will have special guests on our campus as members of the local chapter of our alumni association will meet here for dinner and fellowship. The evening will also include Duncan Schaefer’s worship leadership project at 7:00. If your schedule permits, I know that you will experience a blessing and that Duncan will appreciate your support.

Remember our students who will be participating in the BSU fall retreat this weekend. I also covet your prayers as I travel today to Chicago to participate in the inauguration of David S. Dockery as the new president of Trinity International University.

I offer a word of congratulations to Dr. Johnny Mattox for being named president of the Mississippi Science Teachers Association. I also am very pleased to recognize Dr. Ronald Meeks as our HEADWAE Teacher of the Year and Andrew Chesteen as our HEADWAE student of the year. Congratulations!

On a final note, I congratulate Dr. Stewart Bennett, Dr. Terry Taylor, and Dr. Sharon Enzor for their work on our new major in criminal justice. We received notice from our accrediting agency this week that this new program has been approved.

Blessings for a good rest of the week!

Dr. Barbara C. McMillin
President
Blue Mountain College
PO Box 160
Blue Mountain, MS 38610
662.685.4771 Ext. 130

The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, and he delighteth in his way.”
Psalm 37:23

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Oct 19, 2014
by Chapel Announcements

This week at a glance….......

Sunday, October 19 –

Monday, October 20 –
10:00 AM – Chapel: All Students; MLB Auditorium; Dr. Justin Spencer

Tuesday, October 21 –
7:00 PM – Prime Time with Linda Halfacre; Broach BSU

Wednesday, October 22 –
10:00 AM – Chapel; Student Memorial Service remembering Dr. Betty Hearn

Thursday, October 23 –
3:30 PM – TAK (Theta Alpha Kappa) Meeting; FW 206
5:30 PM – Local Alumni Meeting
7:00 PM – Duncan Schaefer Senior Project; TBA

Friday, October 24 – BSU Fall Retreat
10:00 AM – Chapel: All Students; MLB Auditorium; Make A Difference Day

Saturday, October 25 – BSU Fall Retreat


2014 Mountaineer

If you did not pick up your copy of the 2014 mountaineer, you can do so by dropping by the Business Office.

Koinonia Meeting

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

ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE REGISTRAR

ATTENTION 2015 CANDIDATES FOR UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES! All students who expect to complete degree requirements by December 2014, May 2015, or August 2015 must submit an application for degree to the Office of the Registrar by Friday, November 21. Information concerning commencement and the application for degree process as well as the application form are posted at www.bmc.edu. Click on the ACADEMICS tab and then the OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR tab. Scroll down the page and click on the Application for Degree link. Carefully read the information items and then complete and submit the Application for Degree. Contact the Office of the Registrar if you have questions concerning the application for degree process.

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!

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.

WELLNESS CENTER HOURS

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday – 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday – 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday – 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM

STUDENT PARKING

Students may park in the parking lot of Lowrey Memorial Baptist Church and on the south side of the Paschal Student Union Building (SUB). There are available parking spaces in these areas almost every day.


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 were 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.

BSU ANNOUNCEMENTS:

If you are interested in serving as an international missionary you will need to attend a sentinel training. We will be sending a team on Saturday, Nov. 1 to Northeast Community College.
Prime Time with Linda Halfacre Tuesday, Oct. 21 7PM at the BSU
Sign up for Fall Retreat at the BSU. Speaker: Gary Permenter. Oct. 24-25 Cost $15.
Harvest Festival- Thursday, Oct. 30 from 6:30-8PM in the SUB. Wear your favorite costume.
Prayer Time-Monday’s 2:20PM at the BSU with Jessie Kellum
Community Missions- Visit the Nursing Home with Andrew Higdon. Thursday’s 2:30. Meet in the SUB.
Applications are available on the BSU website now for the Mission Arlington trip December 12-18. Cost is $160. Interviews will be scheduled as applications come in.
Applications are available on the BSU website now for the Spring Break in San Francisco mission trip March 14-19. Cost is $1000. Interviews will be scheduled as applications come in.
(The BSU website can be found under the current students column of the BMC website.)
Come to Noonday at the BSU for student-led worship. Monday’s 1-1:25, Thursday’s 12:35-1

REGISTRATION FOR SPRING 2015 SEMESTER

Faculty advisors will be enrolling current Blue Mountain College students in spring 2015 classes as follows: 
      Seniors – week of October 20
      Juniors – week of October 27
      Sophomores - week of November 3
      Freshmen – week of November 10
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 spring 2015 class schedule. Advisors will then enroll the student in his/her spring courses. Non-degree students will enroll in classes through the Office of the Registrar.
2. Each class (seniors, juniors, sophomores, freshmen) will be expected to complete the enrollment process for the spring semester within a week's time. Space is limited in some classes so it is imperative that each class pre-register within the deadline given.
If you have questions concerning the enrollment process, please contact the Office of the Registrar. Registration for the spring semester is not complete until each student has obtained clearance from the Office of Business Affairs. An announcement will be made in the near future when the deadlines are set. (Watch the Blue Mountain College Web Site for specific details concerning registration deadlines.) Students who complete registration after the announced registration period will be assessed a late registration fee.
Note: The spring class schedule should be available by the early part of the week of October 20.

THETA ALPHA KAPPA (TAK) MEETING

The National Honor Society for Religious Studies has its Fall 2014 Meeting Thursday, October 23, 2014 in FW 206 at 3:30 PM. The program is presented by Dr. Nancy Kerns, BMC’s own Assistant Professor of English. This program is TAK’s latest presentation in its series on Reclaiming the Christian Intellectual Tradition.

Special Class Schedule for Founder’s Day November 7, 2014

First Period 8:00 - 8:50
Second Period 9:00 - 9:50
Chapel 10:00 - 10:50
Third Period 11:00 - 11:40
Fourth Period 11:45 - 12:30

Regular schedule will resume after 12:30 p.m.

Posted by Chapel Announcements on Oct 19, 2014 at 0:00 AM
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