BSU Faculty Member Named VP for International Steinbeck Society

Dr. Jeffrey Yeager has been chosen as The International Steinbeck Society's VP for Public Relations.  Dr. Yeager is an Assistant Professor of English at Bluefield State University.

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, CA.

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

Bluefield State student Patrice Sterling has been awarded a prestigious 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.

BSU Establishes Associate Degree Nursing Honor Society Chapter

Alpha Delta Nu National Honor Society Chapter has been established at Bluefield State University.  The Honor Society recognizes the academic excellence of students in the study of Associate Degree Nursing.

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.

BSU Student Chase Belcher Wins WVCA Scholarship

Bluefield State University student Chase Belcher (right) is pictured with Gene Thompson, chair of the WV Contractors Association (WVCA) Scholarship Fund Foundation during a recent scholarship presentation ceremony.  Belcher was selected by the Foundation to receive a $3,000 scholarship.

Bluefield State University student Chase Belcher has been selected to receive a $3,000 West Virginia Contractors Association Scholarship.

Bluefield State University Alumni Association Provides Support for BSU Food Pantry

The Bluefield State University Alumni Association recently presented a monetary donation to support the University’s Student 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.

WVSOM & BSU Announce Pre-Osteopathic Program Partnership

West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine President James Nemitz (left) and Bluefield State University President Robin Capehart are pictured moments after signing a memorandum of understanding focused on more thoroughly preparing BSU students aspiring to pursue a career in osteopathic medicine.

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.

Internship Experiences Help B-State Exchange Student Pursue Lofty Goal

Bluefield State University exchange student Selina Poljak (left) is pictured with U.S. Senator Joe Manchin during her recent Congressional Internship in Washington, DC.  A participant in the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange program, she has just begun a second internship at the Mercer County Courthouse. 

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.

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 High School inducts broadcasting legend Jim Nelson into Hall of Fame

PikeView Middle School Wins Regional MathCounts Competition at Bluefield State University

PikeView Middle School 2023 Regional MathCounts Champions

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.

Bluefield State University Will Receive $212K Federal Funding Award

Bluefield State University Radiologic Technology program

Bluefield State University will receive $212,000 from a Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) request by Senator Joe Manchin III.  This funding will equip the BSU radiographic laboratories with the latest technology available in medical imaging.

“Love Yourself” Community Health Screening & Health Info Event, Feb. 14 at Bluefield State University

BSU Health Fair, Februry 14 at Ned Shott Gym

A Valentine Day “Love Yourself” program at Bluefield State University will provide attendees free health screenings, distribute health and prevention information, and more.  The February 14 program, 9 am-3 pm in the Ned Shott PE Building on the B-State campus, is offered free-of-charge to all participants. 

The First Big Blue Open House as Bluefield State University

Participate in a history-making event--the first Big Blue Open House as Bluefield State University, February 4

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 Bluefield State University.  Registration begins at 8:30 am, with the program starting at 9 am in the Harris-Jefferson Student Center on campus

MOU Opens Greater Opportunity for BSU Students

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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.

Bluefield State University establishes a chapter of Chi Alpha Sigma

Bluefield State University has been accepted into the National College Athlete Honor Society as the West Virginia Eta Chapter of Chi Alpha Sigma (XAΣ),

Bluefield State University has been accepted into the National College Athlete Honor Society as the West Virginia Eta Chapter of Chi Alpha Sigma (XAΣ), which recognizes student-athletes from accredited four-year NCAA, NAIA, USCAA, or NCCAA institutions who excel in both the classroom and competition.

“Leadership WV” Program a “Door Opening Experience" for BSU’s Tim McKenzie

Timothy McKenzie, BSU Administrator/"Leadership West Virginia" graduate

Bluefield State University administrator Timothy McKenzie recently completed a seven-month “Leadership West Virginia” program that prepares and mobilizes leaders to move West Virginia forward. Forty West Virginians were selected to take part in the program, whose focus is developing a cross-section of leaders to invest their talents into improving the business environment and quality of life throughout the state.

Bluefield City Board Honors BSU Chancellor Garry Moore

The Reverend Garry Moore (foreground) was honored by the Bluefield City Board of Directors at its November 22 meeting.  Moore, the first Chancellor in Bluefield State University’s history, received a resolution citing his service to church, community, and BSU.  Pictured (second row, left-to-right) are Board members Treyvon Simmons, Peter Taylor, and Matt Knowles.

The Bluefield City Board of Directors has honored the Reverend Garry Moore for his service to the city, the region, and Bluefield State University.  Moore recently became the first Chancellor in BSU’s 127-year history. At its November 22 meeting, Board Vice Mayor Peter Taylor read, then presented to Moore, a resolution that recognized for his 32 years of service as pastor of Scott Street Baptist Church in Bluefield, his quarter-century of service to Bluefield State, and his civic service as a former mayor and member of the city’s Board of Directors.

West Virginia secures $210,000 federal grant to expand international education opportunities at West Virginia State University and Bluefield State University

Dr. Sudhakar Jamkhandi, Bluefield State University Professor of English and Director/Office of International Initiatives Department

The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (Commission), West Virginia State University (WVSU) and Bluefield State University (BSU) have received a $210,00 two-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education to help carry out programs to strengthen and improve undergraduate instruction in international studies and foreign languages in West Virginia. The grant, combined with the Commission’s international efforts, will empower more students in West Virginia to develop foreign language proficiency, engage in international internships, and pursue study abroad opportunities.The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (Commission), West Virginia State University (WVSU) and Bluefield State University (BSU) have received a $210,00 two-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education to help carry out programs to strengthen and improve undergraduate instruction in international studies and foreign languages in West Virginia. The grant, combined with the Commission’s international efforts, will empower more students in West Virginia to develop foreign language proficiency, engage in international internships, and pursue study abroad opportunities.

B-State Student-Athletes Assist Read Aloud WV “Snuggle & Read” Program

Thirteen Bluefield State University student-athletes and the BSU mascot, “Sir Blue,” (pictured here) assisted the recent “Snuggle & Read” program, presented by Read Aloud WV of Mercer County.  Young children (ages 2-5) and their families from Mercer County took part in the program at the Mercer County Technical Education Center.

  It’s a special moment, some would say “magical,” when an adult reads aloud to a young boy or girl.  Recently, more than a dozen Bluefield State University student-athletes helped the “magic” happen by assisting in the Read Aloud WV of Mercer County’s “Snuggle & Read” program.  Young children (ages 2 to 5) and their families from Mercer County attended the program at the Mercer County Technical Education Center.

BSU Radiologic Technology Student Teams Compete in State Conference

Bluefield State University/Beckley campus Radiologic Technology student team members (left-to-right) Hanna Lipps, Kiera Humphrey, Chelsey Adkins, and alternate Hailey Mitchem finished fifth in a statewide quiz bowl involving student teams from all 17 RadTech programs in West Virginia.

Two Bluefield State University student teams competed in the West Virginia Society of Radiologic Technologists’ (WVSRT) annual conference at Canaan Valley Resort earlier this month.  The annual conference featured a diverse program covering current trends in medical imaging to enhance professionalism and optimize patient care quality.

BSU Seminar Focuses on Culturally Competent Care for the LBGTQ Community

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More than 250 Bluefield State University nursing students and health care professionals attended a recent seminar devoted to the importance of affirmative and Inclusive health care for the LGBTQ people.  Scott Pitt, chair of LGBTQ initiatives at BSU, Julie Orr, BSU Associate Professor of Nursing, and a BSU School of Nursing and Allied Health planning committee collaborated in preparing and presenting the program.  The session included a roundtable discussion by members of the LGBTQ community, who talked about the hurdles and barriers they have encountered while trying to access health care.