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Monday Messages

Sep 25, 2016
by Chapel Announcements
This week at a glance….......

Sunday, September 25, 2016 –


Monday, September 26, 2016 –
      8:00 AM – NAIA Golf Battle on the Bayou; New Orleans
      10:00 AM – CHAPEL (ALL Students); Modena Lowrey Berry Auditorium
      7:00 PM – Spa Night; Stevens Dorm

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 –
      8:00 AM – NAIA Golf Battle on the Bayou; New Orleans
      1:30 PM – Computer Proficiency Exam; Admin. TLC Center
      8:00 PM – SUB Night-Coffee/Hot Chocolate & Karaoke

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 – PICTURE DAY
      7:30 AM – “See You at the Pole”; The Green
      10:00 AM – No Chapel Meeting
      12:30 PM – Koinonia Meeting; Broach BSU
      12:30 PM – Ministerial Association Meeting; Lowrey Fellowship Hall
      1:30 PM – Computer Proficiency Exam; Admin. TLC Center

Thursday, September 29, 2016 –
      1:00 PM – JV Baseball vs. Bethel (2 games)
      6:30 PM – Men’s Society Basketball Game; Southplex
      7:30 PM – Beauty Review; MLB Auditorium

Friday, September 30, 2016 –
      10:00 AM – CHAPEL (ALL Students); Modena Lowrey Berry Auditorium; Coach Lavon Driskell

Saturday, October 1, 2016 –
      9:00 AM – UAH Cross Country Invitational; Huntsville, AL

PARKING TICKETS

Starting MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, Security will be 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. Tickets are $25 for each violation.

2017 CANDIDATES FOR UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES!

All students who expect to complete degree requirements by December 2016, May 2017, or August 2017 must submit an application for degree to the Office of the Registrar by Friday, September 23. 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.

COMMUTER PARKING DECALS

Commuter students can pick up their Parking Decals in the Office of Student Services.

COMMUTER STUDENT IDs

Commuter students can pick up their student ID cards in the Office of Student Services.

SWIMMING POOL TIMES (Weather Permitting)

Monday –Sunday; September 26-October 2
2:30 PM – 5:00 PM

GRADUATE SCHOOL & SEMINARY FAIR

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Paschal Student Center (SUB)
BMC Students are welcome & encouraged to attend.

For any questions, please contact Christina Smith at csmith@bmc.edu or 662-685-4771 ext. 172.

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.

BSU SPAGHETTI SUPPER FOR SUMMER MISSIONS

Tuesday, October 11, 2016;  Broach BSU

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM;  Eat-In or Carry-Out

$10 - Goes to support Summer Missions

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

Financial Aid is now being posted. Please check your email for information on accepting and declining your aid or reducing your loan amount. Login to your BMC Space to view your financial aid.

If you have accepted a federal loan you must complete the Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note at www.studentloans.gov before your loan may be applied to your student account or disbursed.

WELLNESS CENTER UPDATES

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.

PARKING TICKETS

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. Tickets are $25 for each violation.

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

See you at the Pole Wednesday, September 28, 7:30 AM on the Green

Prime Time with Andrew Harbor; Tuesday, October 4, 7PM at the BSU

Spaghetti Supper Tuesday, October 11, 4:30-6:30PM at the BSU. Help raise money for summer missions! Cost $10

Fall Retreat October 21-22 with Randy Sims. Sign up at the BSU. Cost $20

Noonday - student led worship
Monday’s 1:00-1:25
Thursday’s 12:35-1:00

Prayer Time Monday’s 2:30 PM with Elijah Fox at the BSU
Visit the Nursing Home with Sarah Roberson, Thursday’s 3:30PM. Meet at the BSU.

Discipleship groups are forming. Sign up at the BSU.

Christmas in East Asia Trip-Cost $2800
$100 due with application by September 20, $700 due September 30, $700 due October 12, $700 due November 1, $600 due November 15.

BSU T-shirts $10 Teal or Tangerine.

Posted by Chapel Announcements on Sep 25, 2016 at 0:00 AM
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Sep 18, 2016
by Chapel Announcements
This week at a glance….......

Sunday, September 18, 2016 –

Monday, September 19, 2016 –
      10:00 AM – CHAPEL (ALL Students); Modena Lowrey Berry Auditorium
      6:30 PM – Men’s Intramural Ultimate Frisbee; Intramural field

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 –

      1:30 PM – Computer Proficiency Exam; Admin. TLC Center
      4:00 PM – Faculty/Student All Star Softball Practice; Intramural field
      4:30 PM – Faculty/Student All Star Softball Game; Intramural field
      7:00 PM – Prime Time; Broach BSU

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 –
      10:00 AM – CLUB MEETINGS
      12:30 PM – Koinonia Meeting; Broach BSU
      12:30 PM – Ministerial Association Meeting; Lowrey Fellowship Hall
      1:30 PM – Computer Proficiency Exam; Admin. TLC Center

Thursday, September 22, 2016 –
      7:00 PM – Capture the Flag; Intramural field

Friday, September 23, 2016 –
      10:00 AM – CHAPEL (ALL Students); Modena Lowrey Berry Auditorium
      1:30 PM – CLEP/DSST Testing; SUB Testing Center (Downstairs)

Saturday, September 24, 2016 –
      7:30 AM – LSAT Testing; Fisher-Washburn 108



PARKING TICKETS

Starting MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, Security will be 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. Tickets are $25 for each violation.

2017 CANDIDATES FOR UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES!

All students who expect to complete degree requirements by December 2016, May 2017, or August 2017 must submit an application for degree to the Office of the Registrar by Friday, September 23. 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.

COMMUTER PARKING DECALS

Commuter students can pick up their Parking Decals in the Office of Student Services.

COMMUTER STUDENT IDs

Commuter students can pick up their student ID cards in the Office of Student Services.

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.

SWIMMING POOL TIMES (Weather Permitting)

Monday –Sunday; September 19-25
2:30 PM – 5:00 PM

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

Financial Aid is now being posted. Please check your email for information on accepting and declining your aid or reducing your loan amount. Login to your BMC Space to view your financial aid.

If you have accepted a federal loan you must complete the Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note at www.studentloans.gov before your loan may be applied to your student account or disbursed.

WELLNESS CENTER UPDATES

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.

PARKING TICKETS

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. Tickets are $25 for each violation.

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

Spaghetti Supper Tuesday, October 11, 4:30-6:30PM at the BSU. Help raise money for summer missions! Cost $10

Noonday student led worship
Monday’s 1:00-1:25
Thursday’s 12:35-1:00

Prayer Time Monday’s 2:30 PM with Elijah Fox at the BSU
Visit the Nursing Home with Sarah Roberson, Thursday’s 3:30PM. Meet at the BSU.

Discipleship groups are forming. Sign up at the BSU.

Christmas in East Asia Trip-Cost $2800
$100 due with application by September 20, $700 due September 30, $700 due October 12, $700 due November 1, $600 due November 15.

College Student Conference-Costs $20 with speaker, Michael Kelly, and The Dave Hunt Band
September 23-24, Ridgecrest Baptist Church. Sign up at the BSU.

BSU T-shirts $10 Teal or Tangerine.

Posted by Chapel Announcements on Sep 18, 2016 at 0:00 AM
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Sep 15, 2016
by Monday Messages
Good Afternoon,
We are past the half-way point of another week; I hope that the half we have just finished has been productive for all.  We were blessed on Monday by the company of so many of our Northeast Mississippi pastors.  Last evening afforded the opportunity to greet another special guest as former University of Southern Mississippi punter Luke Johnson encouraged our athletes to focus their efforts on glorifying God.
 
I had the privilege last night of addressing the New Albany Pilot Club in conjunction with members of area Anchor Clubs.  I appreciate all who attended, including a number of BMC alums.
 
Allow me to encourage everyone to come out Friday afternoon from 2:00 until 6:00 or Saturday morning from 10:00 until 2:00 for an “elegantly different” fundraising  fashion show in Garrett auditorium.  Clothing from the CABI line will be available for order, and you will get to see the beautiful attire that the ladies in the BMC Chorale will wear in concert this fall.
 
Students, just a reminder—Friday is the deadline to apply for membership in the Blue Crew.  Liz, John, Adam, and Lynn need you on the Crew!
 
I conclude today with some very exciting news.  Yesterday the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings of colleges and universities were released.  Last year BMC was ranked 22nd in the South in the top tier of the regional college category; this year we are ranked 7th!  In the “Best Value” category BMC is ranked #2 in the regional college category (South).  Congratulations to our outstanding faculty, staff, and students for this impressive showing.
 
But wait—there’s more!  I am pleased to confirm that the GROW BMC fall goal of 565 students has been met and surpassed for a record high enrollment.  Thanks be to God for this tremendous blessing!  Of this number, 26 are graduate students and 320 are residential.  Soli Deo Gloria!
 
 
Barbara C. McMillin
GROW BMC EXTRA SMALL
President
Blue Mountain College
PO Box 160
Blue Mountain, MS 38610
662.685.4771  Ext. 130
 
But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  To him be glory both now and forever.  Amen.                                                                                                          II Peter 3:18
 
 
 

Posted by Monday Messages on Sep 15, 2016 at 4:17 PM
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Sep 11, 2016
by Chapel Announcements
This week at a glance….......

Sunday, September 11, 2016 –

Monday, September 12, 2016 –
      9:00 AM – Northeast Mississippi Pastor’s Conference; Lowrey Church
      10:00 AM – CHAPEL (ALL Students); Modena Lowrey Berry Auditorium
      4:30 PM – Women’s Intramural Softball practice; Softball field (All three societies)

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 –
      1:30 PM – Computer Proficiency Exam; Admin. TLC Center
      2:30 PM – Dean’s Council Meeting; Admin. Conference Room 27
      4:30 PM – Women’s Intramural Softball Games; Softball field (All three societies)
      8:00 PM – SUB Night; Paschal Student Center (Pictionary and Subway)

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 –
      10:00 AM – SBA Chapel; MLB Auditorium
      12:30 PM – Koinonia Meeting; Broach BSU
      12:30 PM – Ministerial Association Meeting; Lowrey Fellowship Hall
      1:30 PM – Computer Proficiency Exam; Admin. TLC Center
      4:30 PM – Women’s Intramural Softball Games; Softball field (All three societies)

Thursday, September 15, 2016 –
      6:30 PM – Open Basketball; Southplex

Friday, September 16, 2016 –
      10:00 AM – CHAPEL (ALL Students); Modena Lowrey Berry Auditorium
      1:30 PM – CLEP/DSST Testing; SUB Testing Center (Downstairs)
      2:00 PM – Chorale Fundraiser; Garrett Auditorium
      8:00 PM – Movie Night; Garrett Auditorium

Saturday, September 17, 2016 –
      9:00 AM – Delta Kappa Gamma Meeting; Education Building Foyer and Room 110
      10:00 AM – Chorale Fundraiser; Garrett Auditorium

Blue Crew

BMC STUDENTS…
OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS
is announcing a GREAT OPPORTUNITY
for YOU to be a part of an exciting, new team!
BLUE CREW
...a student recruiting team
Check out this TEAM and APPLY by SEPT. 16th

Apps available at the OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS
(SUB Lower Level)
Your BMC Admissions Recruiters want YOU on our crew!
Liz, John, Adam, Lynn

COMMUTER PARKING DECALS

Commuter students can pick up their Parking Decals in the Office of Student Services.

COMMUTER STUDENT IDs

Commuter students can pick up their student ID cards in the Office of Student Services.

PROSPECTIVE TEACHER INTERNS, SPRING 2017

If you plan to enroll in Teacher Internship during the spring 2017 semester, please fill out an application available in the Education Office on Monday August 29 – Friday, September 9. There will be a mandatory orientation on Wednesday, September 14 at 2:30 p.m. in the Education Building, Room 117.

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.

SWIMMING POOL TIMES (Weather Permitting)

Monday –Sunday
2:30 PM – 5:00 PM

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

Financial Aid is now being posted. Please check your email for information on accepting and declining your aid or reducing your loan amount. Login to your BMC Space to view your financial aid.

If you have accepted a federal loan you must complete the Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note at www.studentloans.gov before your loan may be applied to your student account or disbursed.

If you are a resident of Mississippi apply for state aid.
Go to http://www.mississippi.edu/riseupms/
• MTAG – application dates 1/1 – 9/15
• MESG – application dates 1/1 – 9/15

WELLNESS CENTER UPDATES

Wellness Center Hours have changed to the following:
Monday through Saturday open 5 AM to 11 PM
Sunday open 2 PM to 5 PM

Wellness Center Policy Change:
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.

Both changes have been made to promote a culture of WELLNESS on our Blue Mountain College campus, and to make healthy fitness choices more available to our BMC family.

PARKING TICKETS

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. Tickets are $25 for each violation.

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

Prime Time with Tommy Vinson
Tuesday, September 20th, 7PM at the BSU

Spaghetti Supper Tuesday, October 11, 4:30-6:30PM at the BSU. Help raise money for summer missions! Cost $10

Noonday student led worship
Monday’s 1:00-1:25
Thursday’s 12:35-1:00

Prayer Time Monday’s 2:30 PM with Elijah Fox at the BSU
Visit the Nursing Home with Sarah Roberson, Thursday’s 3:30PM. Meet at the BSU.

Discipleship groups are forming. Sign up at the BSU.

Christmas in East Asia Trip-Cost $2800
$100 due with application by September 20, $700 due September 30, $700 due October 12, $700 due November 1, $600 due November 15.

College Student Conference-Costs $20 with speaker, Michael Kelly, and The Dave Hunt Band
September 23-24, Ridgecrest Baptist Church. Sign up at the BSU.

BSU T-shirts $10 Teal or Tangerine.

Posted by Chapel Announcements on Sep 11, 2016 at 0:00 AM
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Sep 4, 2016
by Chapel Announcements
This week at a glance….......

Sunday, September 4, 2016 –

Monday, September 5, 2016 – Labor Day Holiday

      8:00 AM – No classes; Offices closed.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 –

      8:30 AM – January Bible Study Preview; FW 108

      6:30 PM - January Bible Study Preview; FW 108

      7:00 PM – Prime Time with Gary Permenter; Broach BSU

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 –
      10:00 AM – Class Meetings
      12:30 PM – Koinonia Meeting; Broach BSU
      12:30 PM – Ministerial Association Meeting; Lowrey Fellowship Hall
      4:30 PM – Women’s Swimming Intramural Practice; Swimming pool
      6:30 PM – The Gathering; Lowrey Memorial Baptist Church; Led by BSU

Thursday, September 8, 2016 –
      3:00 PM – Water Slide & Water Slide Kickball; The Green
      4:00 PM – Women’s Swimming Intramurals Meet; Swimming pool
      8:00 PM – SBA Night Pool Party; Swimming pool

Friday, September 9, 2016 –
      10:00 AM – CHAPEL (ALL Students); Modena Lowrey Berry Auditorium
      1:30 PM – CLEP/DSST Testing; SUB Testing Center (Downstairs)

Saturday, September 10, 2016 –
      8:00 AM – Dyslexia class; FW 113 & 217


RELOCATION OF CLASSES FOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2016

A January Bible Study Preview Clinic will be held on the Blue Mountain College campus on Tuesday, September 6, and the following classes which normally meet in Fisher/Washburn, Room 108, will be relocated on that day:

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2015

8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
RL200A, New Testament, will meet in Lowrey Administration Building, Modena Lowrey
Berry Auditorium

9:25 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.
RL200B, New Testament, will meet in Lowrey Administration Building, Modena Lowrey
Berry Auditorium

10:50 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.
RL322A, Introduction to Baptist Life, will meet in Education Building, Room 110

PLEASE PAY CAREFUL ATTENTION TO THESE CHANGES SO AS NOT TO INTERRUPT THE CAMPUS VISITORS DURING THEIR CONFERENCE.

ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE REGISTRAR

The chapel period for Wednesday, September 7, 2016, will be used for class meetings. Each student should attend the class meeting designated for the class he/she plans to graduate with. (i.e., anticipated graduation year, 2020 = freshman; graduation year, 2019 = sophomore; graduation year 2018 = junior; graduation year 2017 = senior.) Exceptions are made for students who may have changed degree plans and have moved up a class but may not be graduating for another year. If any student has a question about which class meeting he/she should attend, please contact a staff member in either the Office of the Registrar or the Office of Student Services.

WOMEN’S INTRAMURALS

The practice for women’s intramural’s begins Wednesday, September 7th at 4:30. Women’s swimming intramurals are September 8th, Thursday, at 4:00 p.m.

COMMUTER PARKING DECALS

Commuter students can pick up their Parking Decals in the Office of Student Services.

COMMUTER STUDENT IDs

Commuter students can pick up their student ID cards in the Office of Student Services.

PROSPECTIVE TEACHER INTERNS, SPRING 2017

If you plan to enroll in Teacher Internship during the spring 2017 semester, please fill out an application available in the Education Office on Monday August 29 – Friday, September 9. There will be a mandatory orientation on Wednesday, September 14 at 2:30 p.m. in the Education Building, Room 117.

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.

SWIMMING POOL TIMES (Weather Permitting)

Monday –Tuesday
2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday
2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Thursday
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Friday –Sunday
2:30 PM – 5:00 PM

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

Financial Aid is now being posted. Please check your email for information on accepting and declining your aid or reducing your loan amount. Login to your BMC Space to view your financial aid.

If you have accepted a federal loan you must complete the Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note at www.studentloans.gov before your loan may be applied to your student account or disbursed.

If you are a resident of Mississippi apply for state aid.

Go to http://www.mississippi.edu/riseupms/
• MTAG – application dates 1/1 – 9/15
• MESG – application dates 1/1 – 9/15

WELLNESS CENTER UPDATES

Wellness Center Hours have changed to the following:
Monday through Saturday open 5 AM to 11 PM
Sunday open 2 PM to 5 PM

Wellness Center Policy Change:
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.

Both changes have been made to promote a culture of WELLNESS on our Blue Mountain College campus, and to make healthy fitness choices more available to our BMC family.

PARKING TICKETS

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. Tickets are $25 for each violation.

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

Prime Time with Gary Permenter
Tuesday, September 6th, 7PM at the BSU

Prime Time with Tommy Vinson
Tuesday, September 20th, 7PM at the BSU

Noonday (student led worship)
Monday’s 1:00-1:25
Thursday’s 12:35-1:00

Prayer Time Monday’s 2:30 PM with Elijah Fox at the BSU

Discipleship groups are forming. Sign up at the BSU.

Christmas in East Asia Trip-Cost $2800
$100 due with application by September 20, $700 due September 30, $700 due October 12, $700 due November 1, $600 due November 15.

College Student Conference-Costs $20 with speaker, Michael Kelly, and The Dave Hunt Band
September 23-24, Ridgecrest Baptist Church. Sign up at the BSU.

BSU T-shirts $10 Teal or Tangerine.

Posted by Chapel Announcements on Sep 4, 2016 at 0:00 AM
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Aug 28, 2016
by Chapel Announcements
This week at a glance….......

Sunday, August 28, 2016 –

Monday, August 29, 2016 –
      10:00 AM – CHAPEL (ALL Students); Modena Lowrey Berry Auditorium
      7:00 PM – Prime Time with Jason Cook; Broach BSU

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 –
      1:30 PM – Computer Proficiency Exam; TLC-2nd floor Admin
      7:00 pm – Organ Dedication Service; MLB Auditorium
      8:00 PM – Game Night; SUB

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 –
      10:00 AM – SBA Chapel/Commuter Pledge; ALL STUDENTS; MLB Auditorium
      10:00 AM – Faculty/Staff Coffee
      12:30 PM – Koinonia Meeting; Broach BSU
      12:30 PM – Ministerial Association Meeting; Lowrey Fellowship Hall
      1:30 PM – Computer Proficiency Exam; TLC-2nd floor Admin
      6:30 PM – The Gathering; Lowrey Memorial Baptist Church; Led by BSU

Thursday, September 1, 2016 –
      7:00 PM – Society Pledge Night; Garrett Auditorium for females; MLB Auditorium for males.

Friday, September 2, 2016 –
      10:00 AM – CHAPEL (ALL Students); Modena Lowrey Berry Auditorium
      1:30 PM – CLEP/DSST Testing; SUB Testing Center (Downstairs)

Saturday, September 3, 2016 –


COMMUTER PARKING DECALS

Commuter students can pick up their Parking Decals in the Office of Student Services.

COMMUTER STUDENT IDs

Commuter students can pick up their student ID cards in the Office of Student Services.

PROSPECTIVE TEACHER INTERNS, SPRING 2017

If you plan to enroll in Teacher Internship during the spring 2017 semester, please fill out an application available in the Education Office on Monday August 29 – Friday, September 9. There will be a mandatory orientation on Wednesday, September 14 at 2:30 p.m. in the Education Building, Room 117.

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.

SWIMMING POOL TIMES (Weather Permitting)

Monday – Sunday
2:30 PM – 5:00 PM

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

Financial Aid is now being posted. Please check your email for information on accepting and declining your aid or reducing your loan amount. Login to your BMC Space to view your financial aid.

The 2016-17 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available. If you will be attending school between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017, you need to do two things:
1. Get an FSA ID-(if you don’t have one) On May 10, 2015, the PIN was replaced with a username and password called the FSA ID. If you have not yet created an FSA ID go to http://fsaid.ed.gov and create one before you start your FAFSA. If you provide parental information on your FAFSA, your parent will need his or her own FSA ID.
2. Submit your FAFSA-go to http://fafsa.gov and click the green “Login” button. Use your FSA ID to start you FAFSA.
If you are a resident of Mississippi apply for state aid.
Go to http://www.mississippi.edu/riseupms/
• MTAG – application dates 1/1 – 9/15
• MESG – application dates 1/1 – 9/15

WELLNESS CENTER UPDATES

Wellness Center Hours have changed to the following:
Monday through Saturday open 5 AM to 11 PM
Sunday open 2 PM to 5 PM

Wellness Center Policy Change:
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.

Both changes have been made to promote a culture of WELLNESS on our Blue Mountain College campus, and to make healthy fitness choices more available to our BMC family.

PARKING TICKETS

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. Tickets are $25 for each violation.

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

Prime Time with Jason Cook
Monday, Aug. 29th, 7PM at the BSU

Prime Time with Gary Permenter
Tuesday, September 6th, 7PM at the BSU

Noonday (student led worship)
Monday’s 1:00-1:25
Thursday’s 12:35-1:00

Prayer Time Monday’s 2:30 PM with Elijah Fox at the BSU

Men’s Discipleship groups are forming. Monday nights at Cockroft, Palmer, and Southplex. Sign up at the BSU.
Women’s Discipleship groups coming soon.

Christmas in East Asia Trip-Cost $2800
$100 due with application by September 20, $700 due September 30, $700 due October 12, $700 due November 1, $600 due November 15.

College Student Conference-Costs $20 with speaker, Michael Kelly, and The Dave Hunt Band
September 23-24, Ridgeland Baptist Church. Sign up at the BSU.

BSU T-shirts $10 Teal or Tangerine.

Posted by Chapel Announcements on Aug 28, 2016 at 0:00 AM
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Aug 22, 2016
by Monday Messages
Greetings on Monday of the first full week of class!

As I have noted before, my family and I really enjoy watching the Olympics and cheering our favorite athletes on to victory. In his daily Breakpoint devotional Eric Metaxas writes today about the many Olympic athletes who are people of faith, including swimmers Katie Ledecky and Simone Manuel, diver David Boudia, and four-time gold medal winner Simone Biles. (Faculty members may recall that Dr. Enzor shared Michael Phelps’ story at our meeting last week.) Noting that we rarely see the testimonies of these Christians in the televised reports, Metaxas shares the story of the rugby team from Fiji. After dominating Great Britain by a score of 43-7, the Fiji team won the country’s first gold medal. Describing their response after this amazing victory, Metaxas writes:

Then the winning players huddled and sang, both in English and Fijian: “We have overcome / We have overcome / By the blood of the Lamb / And the Word of the Lord / We have overcome.” Then they received their medals humbly—on their knees!

What a testimony and what an inspiration for us! May we likewise humble ourselves and give God the glory for the great things He has done!

We were blessed and encouraged today by Dr. Meeks’ chapel message on “Growing Together with BMC.” I look forward to the many opportunities we will have this year to grow together in wisdom, in stature, and in favor with God and man.

Just a reminder—if you did not have an opportunity to affix your signature to the Honor Code banner, you may still do so. It will be on display prior to Chapel in the Lowrey foyer.

Please join me in welcoming some special guests to campus on Wednesday. The members of our Executive Committee and the Finance and Administration Committee will be here to begin analysis of our campus master plan.

Have a great week!

Barbara C. McMillin
GROW BMC EXTRA SMALL
President
Blue Mountain College
PO Box 160
Blue Mountain, MS 38610
662.685.4771 Ext. 130

But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen. II Peter 3:18


Posted by Monday Messages on Aug 22, 2016 at 12:37 PM
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Aug 21, 2016
by Chapel Announcements
This week at a glance….......

Sunday, August 21, 2016 –
    
Monday, August 22, 2016 –
      10:00 AM – CHAPEL (ALL Students); Modena Lowrey Berry Auditorium
      3:30 PM – Faculty/Staff Meeting; Fisher-Washburn 108
      7:00 PM – Eunomian Rush Party; Tennis Courts

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 –
      1:30 PM – Computer Proficiency Exam; TLC-2nd floor Admin
      7:00 PM – Berean Society Rush; Paschal Student Center (SUB), Lower Level
      8:00 PM – Euzelian Rush Party; Paschal Student Center, Upper Level

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 –
      10:00 AM – Society Presentations; ALL STUDENTS; MLB Auditorium
      12:30 PM – Koinonia Meeting; Broach BSU
      12:30 PM – Ministerial Association Meeting; Lowrey Fellowship Hall
      1:30 PM – Computer Proficiency Exam; TLC-2nd floor Admin
      6:30 PM – The Gathering; Lowrey Memorial Baptist Church; Led by BSU

Thursday, August 25, 2016 –
      7:00 PM – Ekklesian Society Rush; Travis House
      8:00 PM – Modenian Rush Party; Paschal Student Center (SUB), Upper Level

Friday, August 26, 2016 –
      10:00 AM – CHAPEL (ALL Students); Modena Lowrey Berry Auditorium
      1:30 PM – CLEP/DSST Testing; SUB Testing Center (Downstairs)

Saturday, August 27, 2016 –


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.

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

Office of Business Affairs – Fall 2016 Payment/Payment Plan

Students registering for Fall 2016 need to complete and submit the three required forms and pay tuition, fees, room and board or complete a payment plan with Mrs. Pam Pharr.

COMMUTER STUDENT IDs

Commuter students can pick up their student ID cards in the Office of Student Services.

FINANCIAL AID ANNOUNCEMENTS

Financial Aid is now being posted. Please check your email for information on accepting and declining your aid or reducing your loan amount. Login to your BMC Space to view your financial aid.

The 2016-17 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available. If you will be attending school between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017, you need to do two things:
1. Get an FSA ID-(if you don’t have one) On May 10, 2015, the PIN was replaced with a username and password called the FSA ID. If you have not yet created an FSA ID go to http://fsaid.ed.gov and create one before you start your FAFSA. If you provide parental information on your FAFSA, your parent will need his or her own FSA ID.
2. Submit your FAFSA-go to http://fafsa.gov and click the green “Login” button. Use your FSA ID to start you FAFSA.
If you are a resident of Mississippi apply for state aid.
Go to http://www.mississippi.edu/riseupms/
• MTAG – application dates 1/1 – 9/15
• MESG – application dates 1/1 – 9/15

WELLNESS CENTER UPDATES

Wellness Center Hours have changed to the following:
Monday through Saturday open 5 AM to 11 PM
Sunday open 2 PM to 5 PM

Wellness Center Policy Change:
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.

Both changes have been made to promote a culture of WELLNESS on our Blue Mountain College campus, and to make healthy fitness choices more available to our BMC family.

PARKING TICKETS

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. Tickets are $25 for each violation.

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

BSU Fine Arts Team auditions
Sign up at the BSU and fill out an application on the BSU website.
Monday, Aug. 22-King’s Troupe (Drama Team)
Tuesday, Aug.23-Open Vessels (Clowns and Puppets)
Wednesday, Aug. 24th-Disciple’s Cross (Praise Band)
Thursday, Aug. 25th-Reflections (Singing Ensemble)

Prime Time with Jason Cook
Monday, Aug. 29th, 7PM at the BSU

Prime Time with Gary Permenter
Tuesday, September 6th, 7PM at the BSU

Noonday (student led worship)
Monday’s 1-1:25
Thursday’s 12:35-1

Posted by Chapel Announcements on Aug 21, 2016 at 0:00 AM
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Aug 14, 2016
by Chapel Announcements
This week at a glance….......

Sunday, August 14, 2016 –
      1:00 PM – Residence Hall Check In; Residence Halls
      4:00 PM – Dedication Service; Modena Lowrey Berry Auditorium
      5:00 PM – Supper; Ray Dining Hall; Parents invited to dine with President McMillin
      7:00 PM – Worship at Garrett; Garrett Hall Auditorium
      8:45 PM – Party at the SUB; Paschal Student Center

Monday, August 15, 2016 –
      9:00 AM – FYE: Freshman Year Experience; Modena Lowrey Berry Auditorium (Incoming Freshmen)
      9:00 AM – Transfer Orientation; Fisher-Washburn, Room 108 (Transfer students to BMC)
      4:00 PM – Evening Classes Begin
      6:30 PM – SBA Party; Paschal Student Center (SUB)
                     – Gateway Ceremony following the SBA Party; Euzelian Gates Entrance

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 –
      8:00 AM – T/TH Classes Begin
      6:30 PM – BSU Welcome Back Party; Broach Hall BSU

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 –
      8:00 AM – MWF Classes Begin; Check your class schedule
      10:00 AM – First Student Chapel; ALL STUDENTS; MLB Auditorium
      6:30 PM – The Gathering; Lowrey Memorial Baptist Church; Led by BSU

Thursday, August 18, 2016 –
      8:00 PM – Mandatory Residence Hall Meeting; Individual Residence Halls

Friday, August 19, 2016 –
      10:00 AM – Chapel (ALL STUDENTS): MLB Auditorium
      8:00 PM – Movie Night; Garrett Hall Auditorium

Saturday, August 20, 2016 –

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

Office of Business Affairs – Fall 2016 Payment/Payment Plan

Students registering for Fall 2016 need to complete and submit the three required forms and pay tuition, fees, room and board or complete a payment plan with Mrs. Pam Pharr.

BMC MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION

The BMC Ministerial Association has its initial meeting on Wednesday 17 August, 12:30 in Lowrey Fellowship Hall. This is for members and prospective members. Please come and join us for eating, Meeting, and greeting!

COMMUTER STUDENT IDs

Commuter students can pick up their student ID cards in the Office of Student Services.

FINANCIAL AID ANNOUNCEMENTS

Financial Aid is now being posted. Please check your email for information on accepting and declining your aid or reducing your loan amount. Login to your BMC Space to view your financial aid.

The 2016-17 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available. If you will be attending school between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017, you need to do two things:
1. Get an FSA ID-(if you don’t have one) On May 10, 2015, the PIN was replaced with a username and password called the FSA ID. If you have not yet created an FSA ID go to http://fsaid.ed.gov and create one before you start your FAFSA. If you provide parental information on your FAFSA, your parent will need his or her own FSA ID.
2. Submit your FAFSA-go to http://fafsa.gov and click the green “Login” button. Use your FSA ID to start you FAFSA.
If you are a resident of Mississippi apply for state aid.
Go to http://www.mississippi.edu/riseupms/
• MTAG – application dates 1/1 – 9/15
• MESG – application dates 1/1 – 9/15

WELLNESS CENTER UPDATES

Wellness Center Hours have changed to the following:
Monday through Saturday open 5 AM to 11 PM
Sunday open 2 PM to 5 PM

Wellness Center Policy Change:
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.

Both changes have been made to promote a culture of WELLNESS on our Blue Mountain College campus, and to make healthy fitness choices more available to our BMC family.

PARKING TICKETS

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. Tickets are $25 for each violation.

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.

Posted by Chapel Announcements on Aug 14, 2016 at 0:00 AM
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Aug 9, 2016
by Monday Messages
Good Afternoon,

Last night my family and I cheered wildly as Michael Phelps, Caeleb Dressel, Ryan Held, and Nathan Adrian brought home the gold for the USA in the Olympic 4 x 100 men’s freestyle swimming relay. What a moment! What a team!

Last Friday, with the heat index hovering around 110 degrees, a number of hardy souls braved the heat to participate in Campus Beautification Day. Others joined the race to complete our last-minute tasks by investing their energy and expertise in assembling furniture at the Topper Lodge—and still others persisted in critical office work to ensure that we are ready for the return of our students. What a day! What a team! Blessings to each of you for your dedication to our shared mission at BMC.

This week holds a host of opportunities as we welcome back our stellar faculty. We will celebrate the start of the new year together on Thursday evening as faculty, staff, trustees, student leaders, and special guests gather for our annual Blue and Gold Dinner. We will be encouraged on this evening by American Family Radio’s J.J. Jasper. We are grateful to MMI for providing the meal for this special event.

Of course, the week culminates with move-in day on Sunday. I want to say a special word of thanks to Samantha Kohler and the members of our Student Activities Committee, Becky Parker, Dave McDonald, Andrew Higdon, Jack Moser, and Renita Gossett. They have planned a great series of events, all designed to celebrate the arrival of our students, many of whom will be beginning their status as Toppers. A highlight of these events will be the dedication service at 4:00 in the Modena Lowrey Berry auditorium. We will observe our annual tradition of “entering to grow in wisdom” at the gates at 8:00 on Monday evening. I encourage all returning students, faculty, and staff to be on hand to applaud and encourage our new students as they begin their educational journey at Blue Mountain College.

I am pleased to announce that Dr. Johnny L. Mattox has been named Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs in addition to his service as Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. In this new role Dr. Mattox will be responsible for serving as the Title IX Coordinator, hearing appeals for attendance issues, serving as an advocate for the Quality Enhancement Plan, and for serving as the liaison for Academic Affairs with the Alumni Association. Please join me in congratulating Dr. Mattox.

Allow me to close today with one other Olympic reflection. Watching the dramatic finish of both the men’s and the women’s cycling road races (150 miles), I was stunned as the two races ended in similar fashion—with the lead biker losing in the last few yards as another racer came from behind to steal the lead and the gold medal. Both races were marred by horrific crashes, crashes which allowed the would-be winner to establish what appeared to be an insurmountable gap between the lead cyclist and the pack of contenders. Unable to keep the pace and fend off the competition, neither leader could muster the required energy to claim the prize. Having managed their pace and enjoying the benefits of riding in a pack, the ultimate medal winners made Olympic history.

Much can be gained by a steady pace and a collaborative effort; let’s contemplate and practice these strategies as we press toward our end-of-summer finish line.


But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen.
II Peter 3:18


Barbara C. McMillin
GROW BMC EXTRA SMALL
President
Blue Mountain College
PO Box 160
Blue Mountain, MS 38610
662.685.4771 Ext. 130





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