A summary of news, achievements, and milestones reached by BSC students, faculty, staff, alumni, along with service to the region, state, and beyond.
Bluefield State College is proud to be named a 2018-2019 Fulbright HBCU Institutional Leader by the Fulbright Program of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), the U.S. government's flagship international educational exchange program.
Three Bluefield State College students have been selected for Frasure-Singleton Legislative Internships for the 2020 session of the West Virginia Legislature. The students, Beniamino Zappia, Alexander Brugos, and Kevin Tickle, will work with a specific state senator or delegate for one week during the 2020 session, which lasts from January 8 to March 7
A team of four Bluefield State College students, seniors Mason Van Dyke and David Cavins, and juniors Caige Clark and Hunter Hill, selected and completed an innovative class project. They created a microprocessor-guided smart robot-vehicle, and in the process, cultivated technical skills that will prepare them for successful careers.
Bluefield State College student Ryan Heimer has developed an innovative business plan that has been selected to advance into the semifinal round of the West Virginia Collegiate Business Plan Competition.
An audience of 450 James Monroe High School students and employees welcomed Bluefield State College faculty members Dr. Debjani Chakrabarti and Colin Cavell to its campus, December 3. Dr. Chakrabarti, BSC Assistant Professor of Sociology, and Dr. Cavell, BSC Professor of Political Science, addressed several topics related to World Religions during their presentations.
Richlands High School won a suspense-filled title round match with Giles High School to win the championship trophy in the 7th annual Humanities Challenge at Bluefield State College. The Richlands and Giles teams won several rounds of the tournament-format event before reaching the finals, with the Blue Tornado outlasting the Spartans, 4-3, in the final round.
BSC News Bits, Bytes, and Teasers--November 2019: A summary of news, achievements, and developments at Bluefield State College
A Memorandum of Understanding between Bluefield State College and Istanbul Medipol University to promote student and faculty exchanges, collaborative research and information exchange was signed on December 3, 2019
Artist Dr. Dotty Heady recently donated to Bluefield State College President Robin Capehart a beautiful quilt,celebrating the 125th anniversary of BSC's founding in 1895. Dr. Heady's quilt was given to the College in honor of her friend Dr. Robert Francis Hayes.
The biomedical research work of Bluefield State College students was featured during poster sessions at national biomedical research conferences during November.
Bluefield State College faculty member Dr. Sean Connolly is wrapping up an active calendar year. He was promoted to Chair of the Department of Humanities in June, following his participation in the American Comparative Literature Association’s annual meeting at Georgetown University.
The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation announced that Bluefield State College and 58 additional providers from 24 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico have earned accreditation for their educator preparation programs (EPPs).
Bluefield State College Radiologic Technology faculty attended the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology’s (JRCERT) 50th anniversary education conference, November 4-5 in Chicago, IL. JRCERT is the accreditor for the BSC Radiologic Technology Program.
Jason McCown, Director of Human Resources at Warrior Met Coal Company, discussed Warrior Met's summer internship and career opportunities with students from Bluefield State College's engineering technology programs.
The Bluefield State College Radiologic Technology program hosted its annual Modality Day for BSC and Southwest Virginia Community College RadTech students on November 19 on BSC's campus.
Fulbright Visiting Lecturer Dr. Jackob Nimrod Keynan discussed "The effect of stress on the brain and brain-computer interfaces for treatment of stress-related psychopathology" during a presentation at Bluefield State College.
The Bluefield State College Student Ambassador program has been reestablished by Dr. Ted Lewis, BSC Provost. From their headquarters at the Conley Hall welcome and information desk, the Student Ambassadors welcoming visitors as well as prospective students and their families to campus and assisting them with information about resources and services available at Bluefield State.
Bluefield State College student Jeannie Dalton has been awarded a Judith A. Herndon Fellowship with the West Virginia Legislature for the 2020 session. Each year, only 10 students from West Virginia institutions of higher education receive the fellowships that offer the chance to work with elected officials during the upcoming legislative session.
Bluefield State College President Robin Capehart and BSC Board of Governors chairman Garry Moore delivered a “Message to Campus” on November 15. Approximately 100 BSC employees students, alumni, and community members attended the program in person or via YouTube broadcast.