BJU Global Challenges Team Photo

XPRIZE, the global leader in designing and implementing innovative competition models to solve the world’s grandest challenges, today announced a team from Bob Jones University is one of 23 student-led teams to win an award in the $5M Carbon Removal Student Competition. The foundation, which was given $100 million from Elon Musk’s Musk Foundation, received 195 university-affiliated proposals from around the globe. The BJU team secured the maximum $100,000 grant for their entry. The goal of the competition is to create scalable carbon extraction technologies.

“We are proud of how our students and faculty diligently collaborated for months to produce this innovative proposal,” said BJU President Steve Pettit. “Winning an XPRIZE award underscores the quality of our science education and will give our students a once in a lifetime opportunity to work on a truly innovative project with the potential to positively impact the world.”

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Ken Ham Stand Conference 2019

Ken Ham, founder and CEO of Answers in Genesis (parent company of the Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter), will be the keynote speaker at Bob Jones University’s STAND (Sound Teaching About Navigating Decisions) Conference, an event for teens and their families, Tuesday, Nov. 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The main sessions will be held in Founder’s Memorial Amphitorium. The conference theme is “Culture in Chaos: Equipping the Next Generation to Stand in the Gap.” 

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A Midsummer Nights Dream 2021

The Bob Jones University Classic Players will present William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, in Rodeheaver Auditorium Nov. 16-18, at 7:30 p.m. 

Directed by BJU Theatre Arts faculty member Ron Pyle, this play was last performed at BJU in 2004. This year, Pyle marks his 50th year as a member of Classic Players. 

“We cordially invite the community to see this fresh take on a classic play,” said Pyle. “Every member of the family will enjoy this updated production of one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a hilarious mix of romance, farce and fantasy!”

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NGU Concert 2021 rev 4 HI

The North Greenville University (NGU) Community Orchestra and Concert Choir will present “Lest We Forget,” a concert commemorating the 80th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the 20th anniversary of September 11 on Friday, Nov. 12, in Turner Chapel. Also making an appearance will be the ROTC Paladin Battalion Cadets from NGU and Furman University.

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North Greenville University PA Medicine team brought home the SCAPA 2021 Student Challenge Bowl first-place trophy.
North Greenville University PA Medicine team brought home the SCAPA 2021 Student Challenge Bowl first-place trophy.

The South Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants held its annual Student Challenge Bowl on Oct. 9 on Kiawah Island. North Greenville University’s (NGU) PA Medicine team brought home the first-place trophy and a $500 cash award.

“The NGU PA program is so proud of the quiz bowl team. They represented the program and institution so well at the SCAPA conference annual quiz bowl. Their dedication to their education and practice for the event paid off,” said NGU Department of PA Medicine Program Director Dr. Jordan Hairr.  “I would also like to thank SCAPA for hosting the event and congratulate the other programs and teams. The competitiveness of the event is a great example of the bright future for the PA profession in South Carolina.”

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BJU Campus 2021

Bob Jones University will host the annual High School Festival Monday, Nov. 1, through Thursday, Nov. 4, on the BJU campus.

“After hosting a virtual festival last year, we are pleased to once again host an in-person event,” said BJU President Steve Pettit. “I know many of our perennial participants are excited to return to the traditional format and we look forward to them showcasing their skills.”

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Last week, the Clemson University Board of Trustees gave president Jim Clements a five-year contract extension and an $86,200 raise through the university’s private fundraising arm, bringing his total annual salary to nearly $1 million, according to media reports.

About a third of his new salary – $318,781 – comes from the state of South Carolina. And Clements isn’t the only six-figure employee at Clemson and the University of South Carolina – the state’s two largest colleges.

The Nerve’s review of the state salary database, maintained by the S.C. Department of Administration (SCDOA), found that as of Sept. 1, a total of 2,102 USC and Clemson employees were making at least $100,000 yearly. That represented 48.5% of the 4,330 state workers in the database with salaries of at least $100,000.

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