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