Gamma Beta Phi Chooses BSU’s Helena Taylor As Its New National Director of Operations

Gamma Beta Phi Chooses BSU’s Helena Taylor As Its New National Director of Operations

The Gamma Beta Phi National Executive Committee has announced that Helena Taylor, Educational Outreach Counselor at Bluefield State University, is the GBP Society’s new Director of Operations. Taylor, who served as the Bluefield State Chapter Advisor for Gamma Beta Phi, has been associated with the Society for nearly 20 years.  “We look forward to supporting her…

BSU’s Emily Shupe Awarded NASA WV Space Grant Research Award

BSU’s Emily Shupe Awarded NASA WV Space Grant Research Award

Graham High School grad Emily Shupe is a student who flourishes in learning. A rising junior at Bluefield State University, Shupe recently received a NASA West Virginia Space Grant research award, and she’s being considered for early admission into the West Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM). “I’ve been interested in math and science for…

BSU Faculty Member Named VP for International Steinbeck Society

BSU Faculty Member Named VP for International Steinbeck Society

Dr. Jeffrey Yeager has been chosen as The International Steinbeck Society’s Vice President of Public Relations.   Yeager, an Assistant Professor of English at Bluefield State University, will facilitate opportunities for academic discourse on the life and works of John Steinbeck, the Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, at the biennial Steinbeck Conference in San Jose,…

BSU Student Patrice Sterling Awarded Apple/TMCF HBCU Scholars Paid Internship

BSU Student Patrice Sterling Awarded Apple/TMCF HBCU Scholars Paid Internship

Patrice Sterling is an exceptional student.  The rising junior at Bluefield State University has been selected as one of only 75 Apple/TMCF HBCU scholars (from a field of more than 2000 applicants) to receive a 12-week paid internship with Apple as a System integration engineer for their watch team. This program also included an immersion…

BSU Establishes Associate Degree Nursing Honor Society Chapter

BSU Establishes Associate Degree Nursing Honor Society Chapter

Bluefield State University has been chartered as the Zeta Xi Chapter of the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society, which recognizes the academic excellence of students in the study of Associate Degree Nursing.   BSU becomes one of only three chartered chapters in West Virginia.    “The society encourages the pursuit of advance degrees…

BSU Student Chase Belcher Wins WVCA Scholarship

BSU Student Chase Belcher Wins WVCA Scholarship

Bluefield State University student Chase Belcher has been selected to receive a $3,000 West Virginia Contractors Association Scholarship.  The scholarship was presented to Belcher by Gene Thompson, chair of the WVCA Scholarship Fund Foundation, during the annual West Virginia Construction and Design EXPO in Charleston.  Students representing institutions of higher education from throughout West Virginia…

Bluefield State University Alumni Association Provides Support  for BSU Food Pantry

Bluefield State University Alumni Association Provides Support for BSU Food Pantry

The Bluefield State University Alumni Association (BSUAA) recently provided timely support for the Bluefield State Student Food Pantry.  Through the BSU monetary donation, nonperishable food items were purchased, expanding the Food Pantry’s capacity to help the University’s students. The Food Pantry, established by the BSUAA Mercer County Chapter several years ago, is one of several…

WVSOM & BSU Announce Pre-Osteopathic Program Partnership

WVSOM & BSU Announce Pre-Osteopathic Program Partnership

The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) and Bluefield State University (BSU) have entered into a memorandum of understanding that will more thoroughly prepare BSU students who hope to pursue a career in osteopathic medicine. WVSOM President James W. Nemitz, Ph.D., and Bluefield State University President Robin Capehart signed the memorandum during a March…

Internship Experiences Help B-State Exchange Student Pursue Lofty Goal

Internship Experiences Help B-State Exchange Student Pursue Lofty Goal

Bluefield State University exchange student Selina Poljak has just begun the second of two prestigious internship opportunities to pursue her goal of becoming an International Court Judge or ambassador.  She is one of five participants in this year’s Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) program to participate in the U.S. Congressional Internship Program. On March 1, the…

Bluefield High School inducts broadcasting legend Jim Nelson into Hall of Fame

Bluefield High School inducts broadcasting legend Jim Nelson into Hall of Fame

Bluefield State University is proud to announce the induction of James A. “Jim” Nelson Jr. into the Bluefield High School Hall of Fame for the 2022-23 academic year. Nelson, a graduate of the BHS Class of 1967 and West Virginia University Class of ’71, is the 38th inductee to be added to this select group…

PikeView Middle School Wins Regional MathCounts Competition  at Bluefield State University

PikeView Middle School Wins Regional MathCounts Competition at Bluefield State University

PikeView Middle School won the recent MathCounts competition at Bluefield State University.  Five regional middle schools (PikeView, Princeton, Logan, Glenwood, and Bluefield) took part in the competition, which began more than 30 years ago at Bluefield State. Coached by Jean Davis, the PikeView Middle School team members were Luke Brown, Hayden Halstead, Aedon O’Quinn, and…

Bluefield State University Will Receive $212K Federal Funding Award

Bluefield State University Will Receive $212K Federal Funding Award

Bluefield State University will receive $212,000 from a Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) request by Senator Joe Manchin III.  This funding will equip BSU radiographic laboratories with the latest technology available in medical imaging.  “The upgrade of the current computed imaging system to a direct digital system was a need brought about from the Radiologic Technology…

The First Big Blue Open House as Bluefield State University

The First Big Blue Open House as Bluefield State University

Prospective Bluefield State University students and their families can participate in a history-making event!  On Saturday, February 4, the Big Blue Open House at B-State will provide students and their families the opportunity to learn more about the University, its academic programs, and student life.  This event will be the institution’s first open house as…

MOU Opens Greater Opportunity for BSU Students

A Memorandum of Understanding between Bluefield State University and the Harding University College of Pharmacy (HUCOP) offers a process for qualifying B-State students to be admitted into the HUCOP doctor of pharmacy degree program after successfully completing an on-site or virtual interview with HUCOP. A just-signed agreement between BSU and HUCOP will expand the selection…