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Monday Messages

Dec 7, 2016
by Monday Messages
Greetings to all on this Wednesday of Exam Week!

At this point we are half way through finals. I hope that everyone is faring well and staying on course to finish strong. Drs. Enzor, Mattox, Teague, and I have just returned from the annual SACSCOC conference in Atlanta, where the three of them presented in two different sessions. Their presentations were well received, and they represented Blue Mountain College—as they always do--with excellence. They made this president proud!

Also deserving of recognition is our very own Dr. Lela Hale, who was elected last week as the new Marshall County Superintendent of Education. While we will certainly miss Dr. Hale, who has been in every way an outstanding faculty member, we wish her much success as she provides leadership and encouragement to the faculty and students of the Marshall County school system.

Kudos to our Alumni Director Kayce Bragg and to our Alumni Association President Renelda Pharr Owen for their organization of last weekend’s Topper Fest. Although the weather was somewhat frightful, we still had a good turnout and lots of fun was had by all.

If you have not had the opportunity to do so, please congratulate Miss Johnnie upon the naming of Tyler Gymnasium court in her honor on Saturday. It was a special and unforgettable moment.

I want to offer my appreciation to Dr. Delise Teague for her leadership of our “own a piece of BMC history” project. Delise organized the production and promotion of plaques and nameplates made from the original floor in the gymnasium. Proceeds have gone toward the cost of replacing the floor. The following individuals contributed in significant ways to this project: Connie Newby Davis, Cliffa Foster, Charlette Bain Foster, Vicki Price, Johnnie Armstrong, H.L. Rowen (who made the plaques and nameplates), Bob Hill, Mark & Kellie Fowler, Nancy Byrd, Amy Thurmond, Kayce Bragg, Jody Hill, Emma Ainsworth, Lavon Driskell, Clint Gannon, and Will Kollmeyer. We are grateful for your tireless efforts. You can still support this cause. For more information on how to do so, contact Nancy Grisham.

I close this week’s message with a Christmas prayer for each of our students and their families. May this season’s celebration of our Lord’s nativity be filled with peace, joy, rest, and gratitude for the gift of a Savior. Enjoy your time away and be safe. We look forward to your return in January.



God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen,
Let nothing you dismay;
Remember Christ, our Savior,
Was born on Christmas day,
To save us all from Satan's power
When we were gone astray.
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy,
O tidings of comfort and joy.







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 Dec 7, 2016 at 4:16 PM
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Dec 4, 2016
by Chapel Announcements
This week at a glance….......

Sunday, December 4, 2016 –
      8:00 PM – Study Break; Paschal Student Center (SUB)

Monday, December 5, 2016 – Exam Week
      9:00 AM – 1st period MWF classes exams
      1:30 PM – 1st period TR classes exams
      5:00 PM – 8th & 9th period M classes exams

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 – Exam Week
      9:00 AM – 2nd period MWF classes exams
      1:30 PM – 2nd period TR classes exams
      5:00 PM – 8th & 9th period T classes exams

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 – Exam Week
      9:00 AM – 3rd period MWF classes exams
      1:30 PM – 3rd period TR classes exams

Thursday, December 8, 2016 – Exam Week
      9:00 AM – 4th period MWF classes exams
      1:30 PM – 4th period TR classes exams
      1:30 PM – 5th period TR classes exams
      5:00 PM – 8th & 9th period R classes exams

Friday, December 9, 2016 – Exam Week
      9:00 AM – 5th period MWF classes exams
      1:30 PM – 6th period TR classes exams
      3:00 PM – Dorms close

Saturday, December 10, 2016 –
      2:00 PM – Women’s Basketball at Freed-Hardeman; Henderson, TN
      4:00 PM – Men’s Basketball at Freed-Hardeman; Henderson, TN

OFFICE OF BUSINESS AFFAIRS

Just a friendly reminder that your account balance was due on December 1, 2016. You will not be able to view your grades until your account has been cleared in the Business Office. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 662.685.4771 Ext. 133 or email Pam Pharr at ppharr@bmc.edu.

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.
Security guards are now issuing Parking Tickets for all Parking Violations – No Parking Decal on your vehicle; Parking in a Reserved Space (including Faculty/Staff, Handicapped, Visitor, etc.); Parking on the grass; Parking outside parking space lines; Obstructing a building entrance, loading zone, or the flow of traffic; Parking in a NO Parking zone.
Tickets are $25 for each violation.

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

WELLNESS CENTER INFORMATION

Wellness Center Hours:
Monday through Saturday open 5 AM to 11 PM
Sunday open 2 PM to 5 PM

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

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

CHAPEL ABSENCES

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

Students should complete the requirements for clearing the excessive chapel absence during the semester in which the absence occurs. Satisfactory chapel attendance is a graduation requirement. Diplomas will not be awarded until the chapel absences are cleared.

BSU ANNOUNCEMENTS

Sign up for Spring Break in New York, and fill out an application online. Cost $900 with a nonrefundable deposit due by Nov. 4, $400 due Dec. 1st, and $400 due February 27th.
BSU T-shirts $10 Teal or Tangerine.

Ministry Opportunities (For detailed descriptions and positions see job board/office).
1. FBC Calhoun City is searching for a student pastor (male or female). You can come preach on a rotation if you like for now Wed. at 6:00PM.
2. Part-Time Youth Minister Steep Hollow Baptist 601-795-4638. Poplarville, MS
3. Part-Time Youth Minister Slayden Baptist Church. See job board.
4. Part-Time Youth position at Heartsong Church (north end of Ripley). Please send resumes and inquiries to Robert Lovett bluevista@yahoo.com
5. Youth Minister position at Cherry Creek Baptist Church in Ecru, MS. Duties include Sunday School, Wed. nights, and monthly events. Contact pastor J.R. Ray at 662-582-0967.
6. In Good Faith Baptist Church, Pontotoc-Interim Youth Minister. Contact Wiley Jenkins 662-488-7201(or pastor - Bro. Kevin Nichols 662-416-0714)
7. Music Minister needed at College Hill Heights in Oxford, MS. Hudson.j.anthony@gmail.com 662-832-6187

Posted by Chapel Announcements on Dec 4, 2016 at 0:00 AM
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Nov 28, 2016
by Monday Messages
Good Morning,
I hope everyone enjoyed a spectacular Thanksgiving with ample time to count your blessings as you spent time with family and friends. The fall décor at Armstrong has been packed away for another year and the Christmas decorations (for the most part) are in place awaiting a week of special holiday activities. Larry, Sam, and I look forward to greeting you at the annual Armstrong open house on Friday from 4:30 until 6:30. After stopping by Armstrong, please make plans to attend this year’s Lessons and Carols service at 7:00 in the Modena Lowrey Berry auditorium. Featuring our chorale, hand bell choir, and band, this beautiful service sets a worshipful tone for the advent season.

On Saturday we will celebrate Topper Homecoming and Topper Fest. A host of vendors will have their wares on sale in the SUB from 9:00 until 2:00. This is a great opportunity to cross a number of items off of your gift shopping list. The homecoming court will be presented at 12:30 in the MLB, followed by varsity basketball action against Bethel at 2:00 and 4:00. Come cheer on the Toppers!

Today we welcome special guest Dr. Jim Futral as our chapel speaker; on Friday the Chorale will present their Christmas concert at 10:00.

Tomorrow is an exceptionally busy and special day on campus. A team from McCarty architectural firm, along with a number of our trustees and special friends, will be at BMC to participate in a campus master planning workshop. Workshop participants will spend the day casting a vision for future facilities on our campus, including new residential space and our much-desired math/science facility. Please join me in praying for God’s guidance and blessing on this group of individuals as we seek to GROW BMC in ways that bring Him honor and glory.

As you have probably heard, tomorrow is also Giving Day, a time set aside to refocus our attention on the joy of giving. This day affords a great opportunity to demonstrate your support for Blue Mountain College. A gift of any size makes you a partner in our mission to provide students with a Christ-centered academic experience. Follow us on Facebook all day tomorrow for games, prizes, testimonials, and updates. By “liking” and “sharing” you are helping to tell the BMC story. Thank you in advance for giving and participating. Let’s make that $50,000 goal happen! #growbmcgivingday

On Thursday evening at 9:30 the SBA will host the annual student Christmas party in the SUB. Activities will include my reading of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. This is one of my favorite events of the holiday. I hope to see you there!

There’s no shortage of home basketball action this week, with a host of varsity and junior varsity games each day except Wednesday. Check out our athletic website for details.

A busy week awaits—have a good one!

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 Nov 28, 2016 at 4:15 PM
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Nov 20, 2016
by Chapel Announcements
This week at a glance….......

Sunday, November 20, 2016 –
      2:00 PM – Community Thanksgiving Service; MLB Auditorium

Monday, November 21, 2016 –
      8:00 AM – No classes; Administrative Offices OPEN
      5:30 PM – Women’s Basketball at Williams Baptist; Walnut Ridge, AR
      6:00 PM – Men’s Basketball at Arkansas Pine-Bluff; Pine Bluff, AR

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 –
      8:00 AM – No classes; Administrative Offices OPEN
      7:00 PM – Men’s Basketball at Alcorn State University; Lorman, MS

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 –
      8:00 AM – No classes; Administrative Offices OPEN
      12:00 PM – Administrative Offices close

Thursday, November 24, 2016 – THANKSGIVING DAY
      8:00 AM – No classes; Administrative Offices CLOSED

Friday, November 25, 2016 –
      8:00 AM – No classes; Administrative Offices CLOSED

Saturday, November 26, 2016 –

OFFICE OF BUSINESS AFFAIRS

Just a friendly reminder that your account balance is due on or before December 1, 2016. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 662.685.4771 Ext. 133 or email Pam Pharr at ppharr@bmc.edu.

Thank you in advance for you payment.

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.
Security guards are now issuing Parking Tickets for all Parking Violations – No Parking Decal on your vehicle; Parking in a Reserved Space (including Faculty/Staff, Handicapped, Visitor, etc.); Parking on the grass; Parking outside parking space lines; Obstructing a building entrance, loading zone, or the flow of traffic; Parking in a NO Parking zone.
Tickets are $25 for each violation.

COMMUTER PARKING DECALS & STUDENT IDs

Commuter students can pick up their Parking Decals and Student IDs 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.

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

WELLNESS CENTER INFORMATION

Wellness Center Hours:
Monday through Saturday open 5 AM to 11 PM
Sunday open 2 PM to 5 PM

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

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

CHAPEL ABSENCES

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

Students should complete the requirements for clearing the excessive chapel absence during the semester in which the absence occurs. Satisfactory chapel attendance is a graduation requirement. Diplomas will not be awarded until the chapel absences are cleared.

BSU ANNOUNCEMENTS

Sign up for Spring Break in New York, and fill out an application online. Cost $900 with a nonrefundable deposit due by Nov. 4, $400 due Dec. 1st, and $400 due February 27th.
Noonday Student led worship Monday’s 1-1:25, Thursday’s 12:35-1
Prayer Time Monday’s 2:30 PM with Elijah Fox at the BSU
Visit the Nursing Home with Sarah Roberson, Thursday’s 3:30PM. Meet at the BSU.
BSU T-shirts $10 Teal or Tangerine.

Ministry Opportunities (For detailed descriptions and positions see job board/office).
1. FBC Calhoun City is searching for a student pastor (male or female). You can come preach on a rotation if you like for now Wed. at 6:00PM.
2. Part-Time Youth Minister Steep Hollow Baptist 601-795-4638. Poplarville, MS
3. Part-Time Youth Minister Slayden Baptist Church. See job board.
4. Part-Time Youth position at Heartsong Church (north end of Ripley). Please send resumes and inquiries to Robert Lovett bluevista@yahoo.com
5. Youth Minister position at Cherry Creek Baptist Church in Ecru, MS. Duties include Sunday School, Wed. nights, and monthly events. Contact pastor J.R. Ray at 662-582-0967.
6. In Good Faith Baptist Church, Pontotoc-Interim Youth Minister. Contact Wiley Jenkins 662-488-7201(or pastor - Bro. Kevin Nichols 662-416-0714)
7. Music Minister needed at College Hill Heights in Oxford, MS. Hudson.j.anthony@gmail.com 662-832-6187

Posted by Chapel Announcements on Nov 20, 2016 at 0:00 AM
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Nov 14, 2016
by Monday Messages
Good Morning,
Everyone younger than the age of 68 witnessed last night something never seen in their lifetime—the “Super Moon.” Appearing 14% larger than usual and 30% brighter than usual, last night’s moon was quite a spectacle. Indeed, the heavens do declare the glory of God!

This week before Thanksgiving break will prove to be another busy one. Dr. Kara Blackard blessed us with a word from the Lord in chapel today; on Friday we will participate in our annual Thanksgiving service. Tonight at 6:00 in the MLB the senior class is sponsoring a concert to support Operation Christmas Child. Come out and help pack a shoebox!

On Thursday we will have a group of special guests on campus to participate in the official opening of our fitness trail. I encourage everyone to come to the trail entrance (to the left of the campus store) at 5:30 to express our appreciation to Sheila Grogan of the Blue Cross/Blue Shield Foundation of Mississippi for the funding which allowed us to construct the trail. A “chalk walk” will follow, so wear your walking shoes and be prepared to write your favorite scripture somewhere along the trail.

We are so proud of all the students who represented BMC at the NATS regionals at Ouachita Baptist. Drew Warford and William Thompson brought home second and third place in their category. Isaiah Traylor captured third in his category. Great job, gentlemen!

Congratulations to the men’s basketball team for their win over Bryan. All teams are on the road this week except for our men’s JV basketball team. They take on Bethel Tuesday night at 6:00 in Tyler Gymnasium. Saturday our women’s XC team will run in the nationals in Elsah, Illinois. Go, Toppers! Kudos to our bowlers for their win over Alabama—yes, that Alabama! We are still awaiting the final scores for the Spring Hill tournament.

Jody Hill and I will be on the road tomorrow for a meeting with the Hearin Foundation in Jackson; keep us in your prayers.

Students, on Thursday I encourage you to participate in the FAFSA Fiesta beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the SUB. This is a great opportunity to receive assistance in completing this important paperwork. Check this off your list on Thursday. Many thanks to Beverly Hickey, Brad Hill, and Janice Prather for planning this event.

We look forward to seeing our friends and neighbors Sunday at the community-wide Thanksgiving service here on campus in the MLB auditorium (Lowrey) at 2:00.

Faculty and staff, we will gather for our November meeting at 3:30 this afternoon. Among other topics, we will prepare for our upcoming campus master plan workshop on November 29.

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.
Psalm 107:1

 



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 Nov 14, 2016 at 2:14 PM
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Nov 8, 2016
by Monday Messages
Good Morning,
Finally, Election Day has arrived, and we are now just hours away from the votes being tallied to reveal our new president. I encourage everyone to exercise the privilege that is ours of voting. The polls in Mississippi are open until 7:00 p.m. A government-issued photo ID is required. Please continue to pray about this election and for our nation. Ponder these wise words from Max Lucado: “I have a prediction. I know exactly what Nov. 9 will bring. Another day of God's perfect sovereignty. He will still be in charge. His throne will still be occupied. He will still manage the affairs of the world. Never before has His providence depended on a king, president, or ruler. And it won't on Nov. 9, 2016."

It is Missions Week in chapel; we will look forward to hearing from our students who have served or will be serving as summer missionaries around the world. On Friday we will hear from Jennie Taylor, associate director of the Collegiate Ministry department of the MBC.

Join me this week in celebrating the tremendous accomplishments of our cross country teams. Our men's team took fifth place in the SSAC conference meet, and our women's team brought home first place! This great win earned for them the opportunity to compete in the Nationals on November 19 in Elsah, Illinois. Go, Toppers! I am also happy to announce that Phillip Laney was named SSAC XC coach of the year. Kudos to Coach Laney!

The varsity women’s basketball will be in action tonight at Tyler gym at 6:00, taking on Williams Baptist. Make plans to come out and cheer the Toppers on before settling in to watch the election results. Both varsity teams will be on the road Friday; our Topper bowlers will participate in the Spring Hill tournament in Mobile over the weekend. We appreciate the great crowd that came out last night to cheer on the JV basketball teams; these Topper teams return to the hardwood next week with the men at home on the 15th and the women traveling to West Memphis on the 18th.

I am looking forward to addressing Union County’s Retired Education Personnel at 10:00 on Thursday and then traveling on to the University of Mississippi to represent the College at Dr. Jeffrey Vitter’s investiture as Chancellor. Blue Mountain College extends congratulations to Chancellor Vitter, to his family, and to the Ole Miss community.

Friday we will welcome numerous prospective students and their families to campus for the final fall preview day. Let’s roll out the red carpet and make these special guests feel very welcome.

Only 13 class days left before exams—students, stay focused and plan to finish well!


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 Nov 8, 2016 at 2:13 PM
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Nov 6, 2016
by Chapel Announcements
This week at a glance….......

Sunday, November 6, 2016 –
      2:00 AM – Daylight Savings Time ends; Set your clocks back 1 hour

Monday, November 7, 2016 –
      8:00 AM – Leave BMC for Prayer Rally at the capitol
      10:00 AM – CHAPEL (ALL Students); MLB Auditorium;
      7:00 PM – Women’s JV Basketball vs. Jackson State CC; Tyler Gym
      8:30 PM – Men’s JV Basketball vs. Jackson State CC; Tyler Gym

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 –
      1:30 PM – Computer Proficiency Test; TLC
      2:30 PM – Dean’s Council Meeting; Lowrey Admin Conference Room 27
      6:00 PM – Women’s Basketball vs. Williams Baptist College; Tyler Gym

Wednesday, November 9, 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 Test; TLC

Thursday, November 10, 2016 –
      5:00 PM – Delta Kappa Gamma Meeting; Education Building Room 110

Friday, November 11, 2016 –
      10:00 AM – CHAPEL (ALL Students); MLB Auditorium;
      1:30 PM – CLEP/DSST Testing; SUB Testing Center (Lower level)
      6:00 PM – Women’s Basketball at Jackson State University; Jackson, MS
      6:00 PM – Men’s Basketball at Brescia University; McKenzie, TN

Saturday, November 12, 2016 –
      8:00 AM – Dyslexia Class; FW 113 & 217
      8:00 AM – Spring Hill College Fall Bowling Tournament; Mobile, AL (Day 1)
      2:00 PM – Men’s Basketball at Bryan College; McKenzie, TN

ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR
CLASS SCHEDULING FOR SPRING 2017 SEMESTER


Faculty advisors will be enrolling current Blue Mountain College students in spring 2017 classes as follows:
Seniors – week of October 17
Juniors – week of October 24
Sophomores - week of October 31
Freshmen – week of November 7

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 2017 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 Business Office. 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 by the announced registration deadline will be eligible to receive a $100 bill.

Note: The spring class schedule should be available by the week of October 17.

JOB POSITION

Applications are now being received in consideration for the position of Resident Assistant in charge of the Topper Lodge Men’s Residence Facility to begin January, 2017. Applications for the position can be picked up in the Office of Business Affairs during regular office hours. Completed applications need to be submitted to the Office of Student Services no later than close of business hours November 9, 2016.

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.
Security guards are now issuing Parking Tickets for all Parking Violations – No Parking Decal on your vehicle; Parking in a Reserved Space (including Faculty/Staff, Handicapped, Visitor, etc.); Parking on the grass; Parking outside parking space lines; Obstructing a building entrance, loading zone, or the flow of traffic; Parking in a NO Parking zone.
Tickets are $25 for each violation.

COMMUTER PARKING DECALS & STUDENT IDs

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

FINANCIAL AID ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Office of Financial Aid is sponsoring a FAFSA Fiesta! This will be an opportunity for you to begin your FAFSA for 2017-18.
• BYOL – Bring Your Own Laptop! This will speed up the process and allow us to help more students.
• Know your verified FSA ID –username and password (all students have one)
The FAFSA is required for all students so let’s get started on it now! Come join in on the fun and the nachos and take the hassle out of applying for your FAFSA.
      Who: All students planning to attend college in Fall 2017
                        What: FAFSA Fiesta
                  Where: SUB-Upper Level
      When: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Thursday, November 17
   Why: Begin the process for completing a 2017-18 FAFSA

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

WELLNESS CENTER INFORMATION

Wellness Center Hours:
Monday through Saturday open 5 AM to 11 PM
Sunday open 2 PM to 5 PM

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

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

CHAPEL ABSENCES

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

Students should complete the requirements for clearing the excessive chapel absence during the semester in which the absence occurs. Satisfactory chapel attendance is a graduation requirement. Diplomas will not be awarded until the chapel absences are cleared.

BSU ANNOUNCEMENTS

Missions Madness- Thursday, Nov. 10th 7PM at the BSU
Required Sentinel Training for all interested in a foreign mission trip any time in 2016-2017. Nov. 12 at BSU.
Prime Time with Ken Hester Tuesday, November 15th at 7:30PM
Sign up for Mission Arlington by Nov. 8th! Cost $160. Dec. 9-16
Sign up for Spring Break in New York, and fill out an application online. Cost $900 with a nonrefundable deposit due by Nov. 4, $400 due Dec. 1st, and $400 due February 27th.
Noonday - student led worship
Monday’s 1-1:25
Thursday’s 12:35-1

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

BSU T-shirts $10 Teal or Tangerine.

Ministry Opportunities
(For detailed descriptions and positions see job board/office).
1. FBC Calhoun City is searching for a student pastor (male or female). You can come preach on a rotation if you like for now Wed. at 6:00PM.
2. Part-Time Youth Minister Steep Hollow Baptist 601-795-4638. Poplarville, MS
3. Part-Time Youth Minister Slayden Baptist Church. See job board.
4. Part-Time Youth position at Heartsong Church (north end of Ripley). Please send resumes and inquiries to Robert Lovett bluevista@yahoo.com
5. Youth Minister position at Cherry Creek Baptist Church in Ecru, MS. Duties include Sunday School, Wed. nights, and monthly events. Contact Pastor J.R. Ray at 662-582-0967.
6. In Good Faith Baptist Church, Pontotoc-Interim Youth Minister. Contact Wiley Jenkins 662-488-7201(or pastor - Bro. Kevin Nichols 662-416-0714)
7. Music Minister needed at College Hill Heights in Oxford, MS. Hudson.j.anthony@gmail.com 662-832-6187

Posted by Chapel Announcements on Nov 6, 2016 at 0:00 AM
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Oct 24, 2016
by Monday Messages
Good Morning,
I begin this week’s Monday Message with a reflection on last night’s time of praise and worship led by the combined choirs of BMC, First Baptist Ripley, First Baptist New Albany, Hillcrest, and West Jackson Street of Tupelo: what an amazing evening! God’s presence was evident as the choirs and the instrumentalists sang and played with one purpose and one purpose only—to lift high the name of our Lord. It was an unforgettable service. I am looking forward with great anticipation to hearing these choirs at the Mississippi Baptist Convention next week.

Many thanks to Bro. Kerry Peden and the congregation of Salem Baptist Church in Golden for the warm welcome yesterday. It was a pleasure to meet you and to share the story of God’s work on our campus.

Tomorrow evening at 7:00 in the MLB auditorium in Lowrey classical pianist Mark Valenti will be our special guest. This event is free and open to the public; we hope you will make plans to be on campus to hear this very gifted performer.

Our JV basketball teams are in action this week, with road trips on Tuesday and on Thursday. To show our support for these athletes we will observe Topper Day on Tuesday. Topper gear with jeans or khakis will be the attire for the day for faculty, staff, and students, so head to the JAG (Johnnie Armstrong Gallery) if you need to update your Topper wardrobe. The teams will be departing for Martin Methodist at 12:30; let’s gather in the Stevens parking lot at 12:20 to give them a warm send off.

Good luck to our Topper basketball teams and to our Topper bowlers, who will be in action this weekend at the Hammer Lions Classic.

I’m pleased to report that the lights are up and brightening the path for those who want to enjoy an evening walk on the fitness trail. We are thankful for the support of Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Mississippi to make this happen. Karate classes begin tonight through our Blue Motion program. Contact Rebecca Parker for more information.

Congratulations to the new members of Kappa Delta Pi; their initiation is this Thursday at 3:30 in the auditorium.

Remember to set your alarm to wake you up early on Wednesday; the BSU will lead our campus-wise prayer time at 7:30 in the auditorium.

Have a blessed and productive 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 Oct 24, 2016 at 9:48 AM
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Oct 23, 2016
by Chapel Announcements
This week at a glance….......

Sunday, October 23, 2016 –
      6:00 PM – Combined Worship Service; MLB Auditorium

Monday, October 24, 2016 –
      10:00 AM – CHAPEL (ALL Students); MLB Auditorium

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 –
      1:30 PM – Computer Proficiency Exam; Admin. TLC Center
      2:30 PM – Dean’s Council Meeting; Admin Conference Room 27
      4:00 PM – Kickball Tournament; Intramural field
      5:00 PM – Women’s JV Basketball at Martin Methodist; Pulaski, TN
      7:00 PM – Men’s JV Basketball at Martin Methodist; Pulaski, TN
      7:00 PM – Guest Pianist: Mark Valenti; MLB Auditorium

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 –
      10:00 AM – Choose-A-Chapel
      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, October 27, 2016 –
         4:00 PM – Kickball Tournament; Intramural field
         7:00 PM – Women’s JV Basketball vs Stillman College; Tyler Gym
         8:30 PM – Men’s JV Basketball vs Stillman College; Tyler Gym

Friday, October 28, 2016 –
      10:00 AM – CHAPEL (ALL Students); MLB Auditorium
      1:30 PM – CLEP/DSST Testing; SUB Testing Center (Lower Level)

Saturday, October 29, 2016 –
      8:00 AM – Day 1, Hammer Lions Classic (Bowling); St. Charles, MO

RELOCATION OF CLASSES FOR THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2016

RL200B, New Testament I, which normally meets from 9:25 to 10:40 a.m. in Fisher/Washburn Hall, Room 108, on Tuesdays and Thursdays will be relocated to the Modena Lowrey Berry Auditorium in the Administration Building on Thursday, October 27, 2016. EN200C, Introduction to Literature, which normally meets at the same time in the Administration Building, Room 28, will be relocated to Fisher/Washburn Hall, Room 108, that day.

ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR
CLASS SCHEDULING FOR SPRING 2017 SEMESTER


Faculty advisors will be enrolling current Blue Mountain College students in spring 2017 classes as follows:
Seniors – week of October 17
Juniors – week of October 24
Sophomores - week of October 31
Freshmen – week of November 7

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 2017 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 Business Office. 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 by the announced registration deadline will be eligible to receive a $100 bill.

Note: The spring class schedule should be available by the week of October 17.

JOB POSITION

Applications are now being received in consideration for the position of Resident Assistant in charge of the Topper Lodge Men’s Residence Facility to begin January, 2017. Applications for the position can be picked up in the Office of Business Affairs during regular office hours. Completed applications need to be submitted to the Office of Student Services no later than close of business hours November 9, 2016.

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.
Security guards are now issuing Parking Tickets for all Parking Violations – No Parking Decal on your vehicle; Parking in a Reserved Space (including Faculty/Staff, Handicapped, Visitor, etc.); Parking on the grass; Parking outside parking space lines; Obstructing a building entrance, loading zone, or the flow of traffic; Parking in a NO Parking zone.
Tickets are $25 for each violation.

COMMUTER PARKING DECALS & STUDENT IDs

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

SWIMMING POOL TIMES

The pool is closed for the season!

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.

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

WELLNESS CENTER INFORMATION

Wellness Center Hours:
Monday through Saturday open 5 AM to 11 PM
Sunday open 2 PM to 5 PM

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

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

CHAPEL ABSENCES

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

Students should complete the requirements for clearing the excessive chapel absence during the semester in which the absence occurs. Satisfactory chapel attendance is a graduation requirement. Diplomas will not be awarded until the chapel absences are cleared.

BSU ANNOUNCEMENTS

October 26th campus-wide prayer will be hosted by BSU 7:30-8AM in auditorium for the election, revival, and the GROW BMC initiative. Wednesdays through Nov. 2nd.

October 27th- Wear your favorite costume to the women’s JV basketball game for a costume contest at halftime. Do not wear a mask. We will have a few games set up outside before it starts.

Prime Time with Larry Robertson- Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 7PM.

Sign up for Spring Break in New York, and fill out an application online. Cost $900 with a nonrefundable deposit due by Nov. 4, $400 due Dec. 1st, and $400 due February 27th.

Required Sentinel Training for all interested in a foreign mission trip any time in 2016-2017. Nov. 12 at BSU.

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

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

BSU T-shirts $10 Teal or Tangerine.

Posted by Chapel Announcements on Oct 23, 2016 at 0:00 AM
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Oct 17, 2016
by Monday Messages
Good Morning!
I hope that each of you enjoyed a restful and pleasant fall break. We are thankful for the much-needed rain that fell on the Hill on Friday and also for the abundant sunshine that followed over the weekend.

We begin this week on a sad note as we reflect on the passing of Mrs. Faye Sanders on October 13. A woman of wisdom, vision, and faith, Mrs. Faye touched my life through her intercessory prayers for me, for my family, and for the work and future of Blue Mountain College. She ran this race of life with endurance, eyes focused on Jesus, and was no doubt greeted in her eternal home with the words “Well done, thou good and faithful servant!” Please continue to lift the Sanders family up in prayer.

Keep me in your prayers this week as I have several opportunities to share the GROW BMC story of God’s blessings on BMC. I’ll be sharing at the Union County Associational meeting at First Baptist, New Albany, tomorrow night and at the Pontotoc Associational meeting on Thursday morning.

Set your alarm early on Wednesday so you can participate in the campus-wide prayer time in the MLB auditorium at 7:30. We will be led by members of the SBA.

On Friday we will host special guests on our campus as the members of the Education Commission of the Mississippi Baptist Convention will convene their fall meeting here at BMC.

Our golf team is in action today and tomorrow in Jackson, Tennessee, at the Union invitational tournament. The men’s JV basketball teams are on the road on Tuesday and Thursday, and the bowlers will take to the lanes in Savannah on Saturday.

I extend to each of you a special invitation to participate this coming Sunday evening in a joint worship service here on campus beginning at 6:00 in the Modena Lowrey Berry auditorium. Our BMC Chorale will join the choirs from First Baptist Ripley, First Baptist New Albany, Hillcrest, and West Jackson Street, Tupelo to lead us in song and in praise.

In closing, I share with you this pic of the progress at the Sportsplex. Looking good!






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 Oct 17, 2016 at 9:40 AM
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