Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Dr. Smith reconnects with Fort Worth-Dallas alumni at CGE meeting

Dr. David R. Smith, president of Brewton-Parker College in Mount Vernon, recently hosted several BPC alumni studying at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas for dinner at El Fenix in Fort Worth. Pictured from left to right are: Dr. Smith, Chris Rainey, Lindsey (Hamrick) Rainey, Suzanne (Emeott) McWhorter, Ryan McWhorter, Jamie Meador and Kim Knighton.

Dr. Smith was in the Fort Worth-Dallas area to preside over the 22nd annual meeting of the Consortium for Global Education (CGE), Sept. 23-25 on the campus of Dallas Baptist University.
Dr. Smith has served as chairman of the CGE board the last two years, and is now the immediate past chair and serves on the executive board.

CGE membership is comprised of 45 Baptist colleges and universities with combined enrollments of around 50,000 students and 10,000 faculty.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Chili Cook-off looking for teams, entertainers

If you would like to participate in the 2nd Annual BPC Chili Cook-off, please contact Barbara Keel at 912-583-3202, or email bkeel@bpc.edu. If you would like to provide entertainment during the event, or purchase pre-sale tickets, call Jennifer Blaylock at 912-583-3210 or email jblaylock@bpc.edu.

DATE: Oct. 24, 2009
WHERE: Banks of Jones Lake on the Mount Vernon campus
TIME: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Monday, September 14, 2009

BPC '00 alum signs current student to recording contract

Lisa Taylor, current BPC freshman
Martin Luther Wardlaw, BPC Class of 2000 & member of nationally-recording gospel group, The Wardlaw Brothers.
Brewton-Parker College 2000 alum and national gospel recording artist, Martin Luther Wardlaw of the Wardlaw Brothers, signed current BPC freshman Lisa Taylor to a recording contract with his record label, Stack That Entertainment. Stack That Entertainment is an independent label founded by Wardlaw and based in Vidalia, Ga. Taylor is recording her first album to be released in March 2010.
A full story will be published on the BPC News & Info web page.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Campers on a Mission fix up BPC's Briscoe Center

Grace and Ray Criswell of Mount Vernon, members of Campers on a Mission, paint the rockers from the front porch of Brewton-Parker’s Briscoe Center. This volunteer group of retired campers fixed up the outside of the home of the Baptist Collegiate Ministries in late July. Criswell is a BPC alum and former Director of Campus Life in the mid-80s. (Photo by Beth Griffin)

A full article will run on the BPC web page this week: www.bpc.edu

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Letter to BPC about the flu

The following letter was sent out last week regarding the flu season. Hand sanitizers have been purchased and placed in all BPC dorms and buildings. An influenza symptoms flyer will be placed in all campus mailboxes and emailed campus wide.

"Dear students, faculty, staff and parents:

Fall semester 2009 has had a great start for our campus. With record numbers of new students, we will keep you very busy with classes and activities. We also want to offer recommendations to stay healthy throughout the year. As you may know, flu season is fast approaching. We are taking steps to prevent the spread of flu at Brewton-Parker College for as long as possible, but, we need your help to accomplish this.

We are working closely with the South Central Health District, CDC and BPC infirmary to monitor flu conditions and make decisions about the best steps to take concerning our institution. We will keep you updated with new information as it becomes available to us. For now, we are doing everything we can to keep our institution operating as usual. Here are a few things you can do to help:

1. Practice good hygiene by washing your hands with soap and water. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective, and available across campus.

2. Practice respiratory etiquette by covering your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough and sneeze. If you don't have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your elbow or shoulder, not into your hands. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth; germs spread this way.

3. Know the signs and symptoms of the flu. A fever is a temperature taken with a thermometer that is equal to or greater than 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Look for possible signs of fever: if the person feels very warm, has flushed appearance, or is sweating or shivering.

4. Stay home if you have the flu or flu-like illness for at least 24 hours after you no longer have a fever or signs of a fever. This should be determined without the use of fever-reducing medications. Don't go to class or work.

5. Talk to your health care providers about whether you should be vaccinated for seasonal flu. Also, if you are at higher risk for flu complications from 2009 H1N1 flu, you should consider getting the H1N1 vaccine when it becomes available. For information about priority groups for vaccination, visit www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/vaccination.

For more information about the flu in our community and what Brewton-Parker College is doing, visit BPC website or call BPC Student Affairs office at 912-583-3206. We will notify you by email, institutional Website, and BPC's pages on Facebook and Twitter, of any additional changes to our institution's strategy to prevent the spread of flu on our campus.


Sherrie Helms
Dean of Students"

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

In the name of science


Check out this video of Dr. Chris Jones, chemistry professor at Brewton-Parker College, demonstrating kinetic and potential energy by BUNGEE JUMPING!