BJU Computer Programming Team

A Bob Jones University intercollegiate computer programming team placed first in the annual Consortium for Computing Sciences-Southeastern  Conference (CCSC-SE) on Saturday, Jan. 29. BJU hosted the programming contest for the first time in 28 years. 

The seven participating institutions fielded 13 teams. Over a three-hour period, the four member teams were tasked with solving nine problems. A team from Mercer University tied with a team from BJU for first place. After a review of the time to solve each question and the number of attempts, BJU 1 earned first place honors by eight points. 

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Retired NBC News and Today Show Correspondent Bob Dotson will present the lecture
Retired NBC News and Today Show Correspondent Bob Dotson will present the lecture "Behind the Media Mirror: A Lifetime Search for Ordinary Americans Doing Extraordinary Things" at North Greenville University on Tuesday, March 1. Admission is free and open to the general public. Photo Credit: Amanda Kinsey

Retired NBC News and Today Show Correspondent Bob Dotson will present the lecture "Behind the Media Mirror: A Lifetime Search for Ordinary Americans Doing Extraordinary Things" on Tuesday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Hamlin Recital Hall on North Greenville University's Tigerville Campus.

Dotson often jokes, "I've been in more hotel rooms than the Gideon Bible." But after 40 years of crisscrossing the United States for NBC Nightly News and the Today Show, he might be right. Dotson's "American Story" series brought tales of true-life heroes to millions of television viewers, always focusing on the people who make the country work rather than the dysfunction that sometimes dominates the news.

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Western Governors University 2021 Graduates

On January 29, online nonprofit Western Governors University held a virtual commencement ceremony celebrating the resiliency and dedication of new graduates who have earned bachelor’s or master’s degrees in recent months. Among the more than 600 graduates participating in the ceremony was Kyla Swift from Greenville who received a Master of Science degree in curriculum and instruction.

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Rocky Creek LogoNorth Greenville University (NGU) is taking its mission of graduating transformational leaders for church and society into the local churches through strategic partnerships. NGU has partnered with Rocky Creek Church in Greenville to offer graduate ministry courses through the church’s Entrust Institute, a new leadership development program. The partnership began in January.

NGU President Dr. Gene C. Fant, Jr., says that North Greenville University was birthed by local churches and maintains a close relationship with local churches.

“Foundational to our mission is the equipping of transformational leaders for the church and this program is an outgrowth of that vision,” said Dr. Fant. “Just as Dr. Agnew is a transformational leader at his church and as a former chair of the NGU board, this program prepares promising leaders by offering practical experiences in day-to-day ministry.”

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Alton, IL – In his first legal opinion as Virginia’s Attorney General, Jason Miyares opined that the Code of Virginia does not grant Virginia’s state colleges and universities the power to require the COVID-19 vaccine as a general condition of enrollment or in-person attendance.

“Although the General Assembly specifically authorized public institutions of higher education to assist the Department of Health and local health departments in the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine, the legislation did not grant such institutions power to impose vaccine requirements,” said Miyares.

“We are thrilled that right out of the gate, Attorney General Miyares is defending Virginians against unlawful overreach from unelected bureaucrats,” said Eagle Forum President Colleen Holcomb. “We hope other Attorneys General throughout the country will follow suit.”

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Converge, March 8-10 in San Diego, comes as U.S. Christian K-12 school enrollment is rising substantially. Conference organizers are focusing on bridging divides and embracing change in teaching and learning in the wake of major shifts in society.
Converge, March 8-10 in San Diego, comes as U.S. Christian K-12 school enrollment is rising substantially. Conference organizers are focusing on bridging divides and embracing change in teaching and learning in the wake of major shifts in society.

SAN DIEGO -- While coronavirus has led to fewer students in public schools, a group of 12 major associations of Christian educators is readying a conference that will help bridge divides and embrace change in teaching and learning amid increased enrollment at faith-based institutions.

The host organizations for "Converge 2022: Leading Courageously, Renewing Hope" include the Association of Christian Schools International, which had a 12% jump in enrollment at its affiliated primary and secondary schools last year. Classical Christian and Roman Catholic schools also have reported gains.

"The last two years have shown the advantage Christian schools have in being nimble in serving students and their families with excellence," says Lynn Swaner, Converge chairperson.

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High School Invitational Tournament

Bob Jones University will host 16 high school teams from around the country to compete in the 50th annual Invitational Basketball Tournament Jan. 25-28 in the Davis Field House.

The tournament will feature eight men’s teams and eight women’s teams from Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. Over 150 student-athletes will compete during the three-day tournament.

This year’s tournament will feature Bob Jones Academy (Greenville), Cramerton Christian Academy (Cramerton, North Carolina), Emmanuel Christian Academy (Newington, Connecticut), Grace Christian School (Huntington, West Virginia), Harvester Christian Academy (Douglasville, Georgia), Life Christian Academy (Kissimmee, Florida), State Line Rush (Galax, Virginia) and Tabernacle Christian School (Monroe, North Carolina).

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