WiFi Hotspot for Southern WV Public School Students Now Available at Bluefield State College

A "Kids Connect" Wi-Fi hotspot is now in operation at Bluefield State College, in the baseball field parking lot.

Bluefield State College’s Bluefield campus is now a WiFi hotspot for southern West Virginia public school students who may not otherwise have internet access.  The “Kids Connect Initiative” offered by West Virginia Governor Jim Justice’s office was developed to expand broadband internet availability. The Kids Connect WiFi hotspot on BSC’s campus is the parking lot adjacent to the June O. Shott Sportsplex and baseball field, adjacent to Dickason Hall.

Fulbright Scholar Saeed Khanum of Pakistan to visit Bluefield State College and area high schools virtually

Dr. Saeeda Khanum, Fulbright Scholar

Fulbright Scholar from Pakistan Dr. Saeeda Khanum who is currently engaged in research at Harvard University will deliver virtual presentations about Diversity and Inclusion in Pakistan, Abnormal Psychology in the context of Pakistan, and Improving Children’s Math Performance through Evidence Based Training as part of BSC Office of International Initiatives’  Windows on the World Series.

Dr. Rodney Montague Selected as Bluefield State College’s “Faculty of the Year (2019-2020)” Award Recipient

Bluefield State College Professor of History Dr. Rodney Montague (left) was selected to BSC’s faculty as the College’s “Faculty of the Year, 2019-2020” award recipient.  He is pictured with Dr. Ted Lewis (right), Bluefield State College Provost, who formally presented the award.

Bluefield State College faculty member Dr. Rodney Montague, a Professor of History, is the College’s “Faculty of the Year, 2019-2020” award recipient.  The Faculty of the Year is selected by the BSC faculty in recognition of the honoree’s contributions to student learning inside and the classroom as well as their contributions to academic and community initiatives. 

Diversified Energy Corporation Donates Real Estate to Bluefield State College

Diversified Energy Corporation President/CEO Paul Nester (center) presents a gift deed to Bluefield State College President Robin Capehart (right), granting and releasing to BSC two parcels of real estate adjacent to new student housing now under construction on BSC’s campus.  BSC alumnus Jim Shockley (left), Company Chief Operating Officer/VP, also took part in the program.

Diversified Energy Corporation Donates Real Estate to Bluefield State College. The property, adjacent to Heritage Village, will be used for student parking

Appalachian Education and Workforce Network Newsletter Spotlights Dr. Anthony Underwood, Chief Enrollment Officer at Bluefield State College

Dr. Anthony Underwood, Chief Enrollment Officer/Bluefield State College

Bluefield State College has responded to COVID-19-related challenges to its traditional approach to recruiting students by focusing more on the needs of each student, according to Dr. Anthony Underwood, the College’s Chief Enrollment Officer. He participated in an “experts panel” for the Appalachian Region Federal Student Aid virtual partner conference in September.  He subsequently detailed how BSC has adapted its recruitment and admission philosophy and practice in the October issue of Friday Finds, the monthly newsletter of the Appalachian Education and Workforce Network.

OSHA-10 Certification Training to be Offered at Bluefield State College

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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA-10 certification training will be offered at Bluefield State College, in a three session course, November 5, November 12, and November 19.  BSC Electrical Engineering Technology faculty member Joseph Hazelwood, a certified OSHA 10/30 instructor, will teach the course, which will be conducted in Dickason Hall, room 209, 5:30 pm-9 pm each session at a cost of $85 per participant.

Priority Registration/2021 Spring Semester on October 16 Offered for BSC Student-Military Veterans 

Veterans Priority Registration

Priority Registration for 2021 Spring Semester classes will be offered to eligible Bluefield State College student-military veterans on Friday, October 16, 9 am-noon, in the Tierney Conference Room, Dickason Hall, on the College’s Bluefield campus.

Bluefield State College has entered into a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Higher Institute of Advanced Technology and Management (ISTAMA) in Douala, Cameroon

Bluefield State College has entered into a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Higher Institute of Advanced Technology and Management (ISTAMA) in Douala, Cameroon

Bluefield State College has entered into a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Higher Institute of Advanced Technology and Management (ISTAMA) in Douala, Cameroon

Hon. Brent Benjamin Named Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Bluefield State College

Hon. Brent Benjamin, Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Bluefield State College

Bluefield State College President Robin Capehart has announced that the Hon. Brent D. Benjamin, whose career as a distinguished jurist and attorney spans over 35 years, has accepted appointment as Executive Vice President and General Counsel at BSC.

Dr. Nancy Adam-Turner, BSC Digital Librarian, is Lead Author in a Chapter Included in International Scholarly Publication

Bluefield State College Digital Librarian Dr. Nancy Adam-Turner

Bluefield State College Digital Librarian Dr. Nancy Adam-Turner is the lead author in a peer-reviewed chapter that has been included in Higher Education Teaching and Learning (HETL), an annual internationally circulated scholarly publication.

U.S. News “Best Colleges” Ranks Bluefield State College as a “Top 15” Public College in the South

BSC Ranked top 15 Public College in the South.

Bluefield State College is a “top 15” public college in the South and is the highest ranked public college in West Virginia, according to the U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” September 14, 2020 edition.  Each year, U.S. News provides several categories of numerical rankings and lists. 

Bluefield State College President Robin Capehart’s “State of the College” address, September 8, 2020

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Bluefield State College President Robin Capehart’s “State of the College” address today provided BSC students, employees, the College’s Board of Governors, members of campus leadership, alumni, benefactors and B-State supporters with a summary of the institution’s achievements, aspirations, and challenges.

BSC and PCH sign MOU

Princeton Community Hospital CEO Jeff Lilley (left) and Bluefield State College President Robin Capehart display the Memorandum of Understanding they signed on behalf of PCH and BSC during a September 1 ceremony at PCH/Bluefield Regional Medical Center.  The MOU affirms their commitment to explore opportunities for repurposing the PCH/BRMC facilities.  The College’s health sciences programs would be relocated at PCH/BRMC, new health science programs could be offered in high-need fields, and student housing

Princeton Community Hospital and Bluefield State College have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that affirms their commitment to explore opportunities for repurposing the Princeton Community Hospital/BRMC facilities.  The collaboration would create the opportunity for BSC to utilize current excess capacity at the former Bluefield Regional Medical Center facility to provide educational training for high demand health care professionals.  PCH Chief Executive Officer Jeff Lilley and BSC President Robin Capehart signed the MOU during a news conference and agreement signing ceremony at PCH/BRMC on Tuesday.

BSC COVID-19 Test Results Announced

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Bluefield State College has received COVID-19 test results from 794 individuals (664 people who tested on campus on August 10 and 130 people who submitted their test results, individually, to the BSC Health Center). Of that number, six have tested positive for the virus.  That represents 0.75 percent (three-fourths of one percent). “Each person testing positive has been contacted by the Bluefield State College Health Center,” noted Dr. Ted Lewis, BSC Provost.  “They have been instructed to self-quarantine for at least 14 days.  If they are exhibiting no COVID-19 symptoms after that period, they can be re-tested.  If that test yields a negative result, they can return to campus.”

Bluefield State Returns Football And 11 Additional Sports For 2021-2022

Robin Capehart, Bluefield State College President

Bluefield State College announced today the addition of 12 new sports to its athletics department for the 2021-2022 school year. These will join the ten existing sports to become a robust program for more than 400 student-athletes. Leading the way is the return of Division II football, for the first time since1980.

All-College Institute/Fall Semester 2020 at BSC

Dr. Ted Lewis, BSC Provost, at 2020 Fall Semester All-College Institute

Bluefield State College faculty and staff are taking part in today's All-College Institute. The program provides important college updates, training, and afternoon meetings for BSC's four academic schools. Fall semester classes begin August 13.

COVID-19 Testing Conducted August 10 for BSC Students & Employees

BSC students and employees receive COVID-19 testing free-of-charge on August 10.

Through the collaborative efforts of QLabs; Bluestone Health Association, Inc.; and Bluefield State College, COVID-19 testing for BSC students and employees is being provided free-of-charge today in the Ned Shott Gym. Before starting fall semester face-to-face classes, BSC students and employees must provide evidence that they’ve tested negative for COVID-19 through the results of the on-campus testing on August 10 or through a COVID-19 negative test conducted on or after August 5, 2020.

Bluefield State College suspends all fall 2020 sports because of COVID-19 concerns

Bluefield State College suspends all fall 2020 sports because of COVID-19 concerns

Bluefield State’s fall sports have been postponed until further notice, a casualty of the ongoing toll taken by the COVID-19 virus. There will be no games, matches, meets or tournament play through the end of the calendar year for Volleyball, Cross Country, Men’s and Women’s tennis and Men’s Golf.

Important Information/Mandatory COVID-19 Testing, Monday, August 10 For All BSC students and employees

Mandatory COVID-19 Testing for all BSC students and employees on August 10

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice has mandated COVID-19 testing for all students, faculty and staff at West Virginia colleges and universities, prior to the beginning of fall semester classes (BSC fall classes begin on Thursday, August 13, 2020). Through the collaborative efforts of QLabs; Bluestone Health Association, Inc.; and the College, COVID-19 testing for BSC students and employees will be offered free-of-charge on Monday, August 10, 2020, beginning at 8 am in the Ned Shott Gym.  Before starting fall semester face-to-face classes, BSC students and employees must provide evidence that they’ve tested negative for COVID-19, through the results of the on-campus testing on August 10 or through a COVID-19 negative test conducted on or after August 5, 2020.

BSC Class of 2020 RadTech Grads Earn 100% Passage Rate on ARRT Certification Exam

Congratulations, BSC Class of 2020 RadTech Graduates--100% passage rate on ARRT Certification Exam

The Bluefield State College Class of 2020 Radiologic Technology graduates have earned a 100% first time passage rate on the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists’ Certification exam. The program is fully accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).