The 7th annual 2020 Agora, A Celebration of Creative Expression is now available for viewing at https://www.bluefieldstate.edu/agora/virtual-agora-2020. Agora, A Celebration of Creative Expression is BSC Humanities Department’s annual event that selects first and second place winners among high school and BSC students’ submissions of original poetry, short stories, skits/one-act plays, personal essays, art (water color and oil paintings, pencil sketches), music compositions, photography, and sculpture.
The persistence and academic achievements of Bluefield State College’s Class of 2020 will be celebrated during the College’s 2020 Commencement Exercises, June 12-13 at Mitchell Stadium.
Nearly 300 Bluefield State College graduates will be awarded degrees during two ceremonies, June 12 and June 13, at Mitchell Stadium.
An esteemed scientific journal has published a biomedical research article developed and written by Bluefield State College students and a BSC faculty member. The article in PLOS ONE, a peer-reviewed open access publication, involved the collaborative biomedical research efforts of seven current and former Bluefield State College students.
Mother and Daughter Are Class of 2020 BSC School of Nursing Graduates
The Bluefield State College chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) Teacher Education Honor Society inducted 8 new members during a recent virtual ceremony. Each year, BSC’s School of Education faculty nominate outstanding teacher candidates based on their demonstrated commitment to scholarship, leadership, and stewardship.
Bluefield State College will receive $68,000 for renovating Hatter Hall, the BSC Alumni House, on the campus of the College. The grant award was announced by the National Park Service (NPS) as part of a $7.7 million grant to 18 projects in 12 states for preservation of historic structures on campuses at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
Bluefield State College will receive $1.685 million in additional funding to help ensure learning continues during the coronavirus national emergency. These funds are in addition to Federal Cares Act Funds received earlier by BSC—monies used to launch the Bluefield State College Emergency Relief program for students.
The $1.685 million that BSC will receive was part of a nearly $1.4 billion in additional CARES Act Relief Funds for Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities, and institutions serving low-income students.
Bluefield State College has established a task force to permit the College to resume operations safely and effectively prior to the start of Fall Semester classes in August. BSC President Robin Capehart announced the creation of the “B-State’s Back” Task Force today (April 29).
Bluefield State College student Milica Knezevic has sought and embraced challenges and opportunities throughout her life. As she’s entered the final few weeks prior to her graduation from BSC, she received confirmation of her admission into the prestigious MBA program at Duquesne University, and she has landed a graduate research assistantship position.
BSC Manufactures and Delivers N95 Replica Masks For Bluefield Regional Medical Center and Princeton Community Hospital
Five Bluefield State College engineering technology students have received Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA-10 certifications. Students Kristen Taylor, Tyler Walker, Kameron Hall, Adam Hammond, and Tanner Ray received the certifications during BSC’s Spring 2020 Semester.
Bluefield State College academic administrator Dr. Jacquelyn Madry-Taylor participated in the recent White House’s Public Liaison office/Coronavirus Task Force conference call.
Bluefield State College hosted the recent semiannual meeting of the West Virginia Academic Business Program Professors of Business. The meeting at the W. Paul Cole, Jr. School of Business on BSC’s campus focused upon entrepreneurism and West Virginia Workforce development.
Phillip Imel, the Dean of the W. Paul Cole, Jr. at Bluefield State College, and BSC students Matt Jackson and Alexander Brugos visited Seton Hall University recently, following an invitation from SHU Dean, Dr. Joyce Strawser.
Dr. Debjani Chakrabarti, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Bluefield State College has been awarded a Summer Fellowship 2020 with the opportunity to participate in the Schusterman Center’s Summer Institute for Israel Studies at Brandeis University in Massachusetts.
The Bluefield State College Chapter of Gamma Beta Phi attended the recent national conference in Hilton Head, SC.
West Virginia Governor Jim Justice signs SB122, celebrating the 125th anniversary of the founding of Bluefield State College.
"Diamonds in the Night," the 2nd annual Bluefield State College Foundation Student Scholarship Gala, will be celebrated on April 4, 2020, 7 pm-10 pm at the Bluefield Arts Center.
Bluefield State College’s Larry Zande has received a Master’s Degree in “Cybersecurity and Information Assurance from Western Governors University.
The Faculty Merit Foundation of West Virginia has selected Bluefield State College faculty member Dr. Tesfaye Belay as one of five finalists for the West Virginia’s 2019 Professor of the Year.