News from Belhaven University

Belhaven Launches New Website and Smartphone App!
The Belhaven website received a fresh look, and has been completely redesigned with connectivity between information that is orderly, extensive, and presented for ease of use and clarity. A new smartphone app is available for free download on both the Apple iTunes and Google Play stores.

Academic Year Opens with Service of Dedication

For 20 years, Belhaven has honored its employees during the annual Service of Dedication. Faculty, staff and friends joined together for this annual event. Belhaven President Dr. Roger Parrott delivered the challenge to faculty and staff for the upcoming year – centered around the”Golden Rule.” Watch a video of Dr. Parrott’s remarks from this event.

Gwen White Inducted into Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame

Alongside NFL legend Brett Favre and NBA star Clarence Weatherspoon, former Belhaven Women’s Basketball coach Gwen White was inducted into the 2015 class of the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame. Read More

Belhaven University will host its 2015 Family Weekend on September 25-26. Family Weekend is a great time to return to Belhaven to see your student. The weekend is full of activities OR you can just hang out and cheer for the Belhaven Blazers football team. Register today to let us know which events you plan to attend.<

 

 

Family Weekend Set for September 25-26

We look forward to seeing Belhaven parents and siblings for Family Weekend on Friday, September 25 and Saturday, September 26! Family Weekend is a great time to return to Belhaven to see your student. The weekend is full of activities OR you can just hang out and cheer for the Belhaven Blazers football team. Register today to let us know which events you plan to attend.

The Belhaven Family Weekend 2015 will be here soon and current students, parents and siblings are invited to enjoy a weekend full of exciting activities on September 25-26, 2015.

The weekend will begin with the Belhaven Discover Day for siblings who are interested in enrolling. Then, the Wynn Kenyon Think Center will have an open house for parents to experience all that the Think Center has to offer their students. A faculty panel will follow the open house, where Belhaven professors will give advice and answer questions.

After a family catfish dinner in the Dining Commons, join us for Rec the Night. Play or watch as participants try their skills at laser tag (Auxiliary Gym), capture the flag (practice football field next to Bitsy Irby), board games (Student Center Dining Commons) and more. The Belhaven Bookstore will be open with Family Weekend specials so you can get a good deal on Belhaven gear.

Saturday morning will begin with a brunch and a time of Q-and-A with Belhaven University President, Dr. Roger Parrott. Get ready to cheer on our Blazers football as they face-off against Huntingdon College. Join us before the game for an exciting tailgate party at Newell Field. There will be delicious food, games, face-painting, cheer practice and drawings for free gifts. The Belhaven Football Tailgate is only $5 per person or $25 per family and you can pay at the tent. While you are there, enter the Coin Toss Drawing. If you win, you and your family will serve as “honorary captains” and toss the coin at the beginning of the game and receive a Blazers “game day” package of merchandise.

Belhaven Launches New Smartphone App

Belhaven University has released an app for smartphones that makes getting information about campus, events, athletics and more even more convenient for those using Apple or Android devices.

The app, which is available for free download on both the Apple iTunes and Google Play stores, features up to date information in a familiar format to smartphone users. Users can receive up to date news from campus or updates on Blazer athletics from the app’s front page. A campus directory allows users to contact campus offices conveniently.

Another benefit of the app will welcome new students to campus next week. The complete Welcome Week guide – with information about peer leaders, RAs and student organizations, as well as the complete Welcome Week schedule – is being presented for the first time digitally.

Users can also follow official Belhaven social media accounts and even upload pictures to the app. Users who submit photos through the “Share Photos” option may see their picture on Belhaven social media channels.

The launch of the Belhaven app comes on the heels of a complete redesign of the Belhaven website,  which features connectivity between information that is orderly, extensive, and presented for ease of use and clarity.

News from Belhaven University

 





Belhaven Celebrates Its 132nd Annual Commencement with 850 Graduates
Families and friends gathered to celebrate the Class of 2015 at the Belhaven Commencement Ceremony on May 9.

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Dance Department Named a Top Ten Choreography School
Belhaven University’s Dance Department was recently recognized as a Top Ten Choreography School among other prestigious universities of dance such as The University of Arizona, Temple University, California State University and University of North Carolina-Greensboro.
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Belhaven Announces New Faculty Members in Math, Biology, and Musical Theatre

Belhaven University has recently announced the hiring of several new members of its highly regarded faculty. Dr, Elizabeth Brandon will be joining the Biology Department, Dr. Joel Oakley will join the Department of Mathematics, and Dr. David Sollich will join Belhaven’s Theatre Department.

The Theatre Department recently announced its 2015-16 season! The lineup includes popular musicals Shrek and Little Shop of Horrors, as well as plays Doubt, ‘night Mother, Doctor Faustus and Ghost Stories of Mississippi. A full schedule will be available in the upcoming Arts Ablaze.



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April News from Belhaven University

 



Belhaven Wraps Up 2015 Missions Emphasis Week
Belhaven University hosted and highlighted missionaries from around the world during the 2015 Missions Emphasis Week. The week culminated with a Chapel message from Jeff Shaw, the director of Out of Darkness, an Atlanta-based ministry committed to end human trafficking.

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The 2014-15 Arts season has completed. We hope you have enjoyed all of the offerings from our Dance, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts department. The 2015-16 season is under development and will be announced soon.

 

 

Wrapping up!

Registration!

Did your student register for the Fall 2015 semester?  It is NEVER too late to encourage your student to schedule classes for the summer or fall. As always, students can meet with their advisors to register for the classes they need or stop by the Think Center for assistance.  It is important that students take advantage of this chance before classes are full!

Finishing strong!

So, here we are in the final weeks of the semester. It’s amazing how final exams can sneak up on us. The spring semester is always an exciting time—birds are chirping, the sun has finally come out, summer is just around the corner, and for some, graduation is fast approaching—which is exciting news! BUT, your son or daughter still has some work to do. Students tend to burn out around this time or get a case of “Spring fever”, so it is important to reel them in and help them finish strong!

You should encourage your son or daughter to find out where they stand in their courses. All professors give students a syllabus at the beginning of the semester and some even outline coursework in those syllabi. Suggest they go through each syllabus and jot down grades for their assignments. If the syllabus does not list assignments or if they simply can’t remember their grades, encourage your student to speak to their professors. Faculty at Belhaven are known for their accessibility and willingness to help—it is always a good idea to talk to a professor.

Secondly, encourage students to get organized. Organize their exam schedules, notes, living quarters and whatever else feels out of balance. Being organized helps to create a clear thought process, and it allows students to prioritize their workload.

The third tip is to avoid distractions, which may be the hardest one. Students have an even harder time with this now because of smart phones and the internet. Research from Baylor University states that college students can spend up to 10 hours a day on their cell phones. Think of all the studying that could get done in that time! Finding a study area with few distractions can vastly improve concentration.

As always, we are here to help. We want your student to succeed just as much as you do! Please encourage them to come by and see us in the Think Center. We were all in their shoes at some point in our lives, and we are happy to rally them through these last few weeks.

 

 

 

 

Erin Stephens, Student Care Advocate

Things to remember!

Tutoring:  Encourage your son or daughter to utilize these valuable campus resources. Hours of operation are below for Spring 2015.

Academic Lab Hours Spring 15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tutoring for Old Testament and New Testament is offered with the Worldview Learning Center.

 Upcoming Events

April 23, 2015
8pm-11pm
Rugg Arena
Intramurals Coordinator
intramurals@belhaven.edu
Spring Semester Blow Out/ Intramural Basketball Championship-
Join us in Rugg for lots of food and fun!  Cheer on the intramural basketball teams in their final games!
April 24, 2015
2:00 pm-5:00 pm
Spencer Perkins Center
Community Outreach Coordinator
communityoutreach@belhaven.edu
Fourth Fridays-
Every Fourth Friday afternoon of the month, there will be a service project! Join us as we serve at the Spencer Perkins Center for the month of April! Meet in Cleland Hall (First Floor) at 2pm to carpool. We will be back on campus by 5pm!
April 24, 2015
5:00 pm-8:00 pm
Auxiliary Gym
Community Outreach Coordinator
communityoutreach@belhaven.edu
Dorm Room Dive-
Come shop at the Belhaven- wide yard sale! Clothing will be $5 to fill a bag and other items will be sold as marked. Money will go to support the Red Bus Project!
April 24, 2015
Rugg Arena
Movie Night-
After shopping at Dorm Room Dive, head to the Rugg to end the night with a movie and snacks!

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Blazers Athletics!

As always, our Blazers are on the move!  Upcoming Athletic events are:

Date

Sport

Opponent

Location

Time

4/15/2015

Baseball vs Louisiana State University – Shreveport (La.)

Jackson

4:00 PM

4/18/2015

Baseball vs Mississippi Valley State University (DH)

Jackson

1:00 PM

4/18/2015

Softball vs Blue Mountain College (DH)

Jackson

1:00 PM

4/20/2015

Baseball vs Tougaloo College (Miss.)

Jackson

3:00 PM

 

Arts Ablaze!

April 11 – May 16, 2015
Student Invitational Art Exhibition
Bitsy Irby Visual Arts and Dance Center, Gallery
Opening Reception Saturday, April 11, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This annual juried exhibition of student works highlights a wide range of styles and media including drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and mixed media. This exhibition is always one of our most festive and popular openings. Complimentary Admission.

April 15 – 18, 2015
The Descent/Lifted Me, A Devised Theatre Piece
Blackbox Theatre
Wednesday, April 15, 7:00 pm
Thursday, April 16, 7:00 pm
Friday, April 17, 7:00 pm
Saturday, April 18, 2:00 pm Matinee
Saturday, April 18, 7:00 pm

Directed by Joseph Frost
The descent / lifted me, a devised theatre work, created during rehearsal by the cast and director Joseph Frost. Interwoven story lines will explore descensions, ascensions, and resurrections. General Admission $10; Seniors/Students $5. Complimentary admission for Belhaven students as well as Belhaven Faculty/Staff and their immediate families. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.

April 17 – 18 & 24 – 25, 2015
Spring Dance Concert
Belhaven University Dance Ensemble
Bitsy Irby Visual Arts and Dance Center Studio Theatre
Friday, April 17, 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 18, 2:00 pm Matinee & 7:30 pm

Thursday, April 23, 11:00 am Matinee
Friday, April 24, 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 25, 7:30 pm

A showcase of choreography by dance faculty and guest artists, presented by the Belhaven University Dance Ensemble. A range of styles include classical and contemporary ballet and traditional and contemporary modern. General Admission $10, Seniors/Students $5. Complimentary admission for Belhaven Faculty/Staff/Students and immediate families. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each concert.

April 18, 2015
Instrumental Arts Concert: Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Guitar Ensemble
Saturday, April 18, 3:00 pm, Concert Hall

Come and experience a new and unique combination of chords and timbres as the Wind Ensemble moves to the contemporary avenue and performs some of the newer music in the wind band repertoire. A confluence of improvisational genres and styles delivers a unique musical flavor! This is a musical stew with all the ingredients including contemporary jazz, some original B.U. Blues and a side dish of some Gospel Music, jazzed up of course. In short, IT’S GONNA BE FUN! Complimentary admission. Doors open at 7 pm.

April 20-25, 2015
Belhaven Theatre Festival 2015

A week-long series of theatrical events, from featured guest artists, student-initiated performances, staged readings, senior recitals, and class showcases, to workshops and presentations. The full Festival schedule to be announced in April; contact the Theatre Box Office for information. Admission for featured performances only, all other events are free to the public.

April 21, 2015
Student Composers Concert XIV
Tuesday, April 21, 7:30 pm, Concert Hall

The Belhaven Composers Forum invites you to an interactive showcase of engaging new works by Belhaven student composers. The program will explore new ways to experience the adventure of music-making as the composers and performers open windows into their creative worlds. Complimentary admission. Doors open at 7 pm.

April 25, 2015
Choral Drama – William Billings of Boston
Saturday, April 25, 7:30 pm, Concert Hall

Who sang in the choir with Samuel Adams? Who had Paul Revere do the cover for his book of musical compositions? Who wrote the song that stirred the spirit of revolution in the hearts of the people who would become the first Americans? William Billings of Boston, that’s who! Dr. Christopher Shelt playwright, conductor, and stage director will tell William Billings story in a Choral Drama, directing the Belhaven Concert Choir, Belhaven Chorale, and a full company of actors in a unique production, portraying both the life and the music of this colorful, witty, humorous, unkempt composer and vocal educator that changed the face of American music. Complimentary admission. Doors open at 7:00 pm.

April 27, 2015
Composers’ Orchestral Reading Session
Monday, April 27, 5:30 pm, Trustmark Grand Hall, Mississippi Museum of Art

Student composers from Belhaven University and Mississippi College realize the dream of having their compositions read by professional players of the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, directed by Maestro Crafton Beck. Brief discussions of the compositions and the composers’ intentions are part of this positive, engaging, and exploratory session. Complimentary admission. Doors open at 5 pm. Reception following in the Grand Hall.

April 27, 2015
Spring Improv Arts Jam
Monday, April 27, 7:00 pm, Bitsy Irby Studio Theatre

Open to all artists! You are invited to share your talents during this spontaneous collaborative evening of dance, music, visual art and spoken word.

April 28, 2015
Best of Belhaven III
Tuesday, April 28, 7:30 pm, Concert Hall

The Music Department presents the most outstanding student performances from the last three months on one concert. Musical variety and excellence are the gifts from our student performers to you. Complimentary admission. Doors open at 7 pm.

Plan Ahead:  Below are some important dates for Spring 2015

  • April 29 – Finals begin at 6pm and go through May 5
  • May 7 – Residence Halls Close at 5pm
  • May 9 – Graduation and Halls Close at 5pm for those participating in the graduation ceremony.

Recent News from Belhaven University

 

Media Ethics Conference Explores Communications Crisis
The Belhaven University Department of Communication hosted the 2015 Media Ethics Conference on March 19. The university hosted several media professionals that discussed the importance of ethics in mass media.

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Belhaven Student Connects Cultures Through Language
Gary LeMotte, a senior International Studies major, recently returned from a study abroad opportunity in Vanuatu where he studied, researched and translated books into the South Pacific island’s native language.
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Belhaven Professor Wins Nursing Education Award
Dr. Amy Rex-Smith, Professor of Nursing and Director of the RN-BSN Program at Belhaven University will receive the “Excellence in Nursing Education” award from the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Nursing Association. 
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April is full of great Arts events at Belhaven University. The Theatre Department is presenting “The Descent/Lifted Me” on April 15-18, and the highly anticipated Spring Dance Concert takes place on April 17-18 and April 24-25. See the Arts Schedule for more information and a full schedule.

 

February News

Registration!

Beginning Monday, March 23 students will be able to participate in Registration for the Summer terms and Fall semester.  It is NEVER too early to encourage your student to be thinking about classes for the summer or fall. As always, this is the opportunity for students to meet with their advisors to register for the classes needed and work towards completion of their academic plan.  It is important that students take advantage of this chance before classes are full!

 

Seeking help before you need it

It’s an unfortunate truth, but most students who struggle academically do so because they wait until it’s almost too late to seek help. There are always reasons why someone doesn’t want to seek out help, but more often than not those reasons all begin with one issue: PRIDE.  The term “tutor” comes from the Latin word that means “watcher” or “guardian”. That’s a fitting description of what our tutors at Belhaven desire most – to help students do their best academically, by watching over them as they work through their struggles. Our tutors are actively involved in helping students think through what they are doing and how to manage their engagement of a subject in order to be successful. If you hear frustration in your student when they talk about their classes or grades, encourage them to seek help. If they don’t know whether a tutor would be helpful to them, have them stop by the Think Center and we can help them think through specific issues they might be having in class.

The main thing students should remember is that it’s okay to seek help and use tutoring to help them overcome their academic struggles. The key to seeking help before you need it begins with a proper understanding of self. Students have to accept and understand that they need help. Although their grades ultimately reflect it, students often recognize they need some type of help before they even see their first grade. Without a proper understanding of the material or subject students will struggle, but many won’t seek help because they aren’t even sure what questions to ask. We stress the importance of communicating with professors for this very reason. If a student doesn’t understand the material, but can’t identify why they don’t, professors and/or tutors can often help them uncover the “block” and begin to see more clearly. Too many times, students wait until midterms (or later) to seek help that could have been more beneficial earlier in the semester. Encourage your student to come see us in the Think Center, speak to their professors, or sit down with a tutor if they have any concerns at all.

Ron

 

 

 

 

Mr. Ron Pirtle

Dean of Student Development

 

Things to remember!

Chapel Schedule, Spring 2015

Chapel #1 – 9:35 – 10:25 am
Chapel #2 – 11:00 – 11:50 am
All Services are held in the Center for the Arts.

Audio of Chapel is available from the chapel blog .

Chapel 6
Feb 24

Dr. Roger Parrott
Unexpected Encounters With Jesus
The Uninvited Dinner Guest—Luke 7
Chapel 7
Mar 3
Dr. Roger Parrott
Unexpected Encounters With Jesus
The Little Children—Luke 18
Mar 10 SPRING BREAK
Chapel 8
Mar 17
Rev. David Strain
Senior Minister
First Presbyterian Church, Jackson, MS
Chapel 9
Mar 24
Missions Emphasis Week: Mr. Jeff Shaw
Out of Darkness Anti-trafficking Ministry
Atlanta Dream Center, Atlanta, GA
Chapel 10
Mar 31
Dr. Roger Parrott
Unexpected Encounters With Jesus
The Criminals on a Cross—Luke 23
Chapel 11
Apr 7
Mr. Sunny Park
CEO, General Building Maintenance, Inc
Atlanta, GA
Chapel 12
Apr 14
Belhaven University Artists
Arts Festival of Worship

Tutoring:  Encourage your son or daughter to utilize these valuable campus resources. Hours of operation are below for Spring 2015.

Academic Lab Hours Spring 15

Tutoring for Old Testament and New Testament is offered with the Worldview Learning Center.

 Upcoming Events

February 20, 2015
8:00-10:00pm
Shoebird
Activities Coordinator
activities@belhaven.edu
Beats at the Bird-
Been looking for a place to perform? You need to get on the set list for Beats at the Bird.  Help BAT make this the best coffee house Belhaven has ever had.  BAT will have sign-ups for performers February 16 and 17, 11am-2pm in the Student Center. The event will take place Friday night and it will include free coffee, treats, and beats from your very own student body. 
February 28, 2015
11:00 am-2:00 pm
BLC Intern
blcintern@belhaven.edu
Car Facts-
On Saturday, February 28th from 11:00-2:00, the Belhaven Leadership Council will be hosting an event that will help students, faculty, and staff gain more insight on how to take care of your car and what to do in certain situations that might leave you on the side of the road. For example: How do you change a tire? or Who do you call when a rock hits your windshield while driving down the highway? These are valuable questions that have answers!
Also, the Social Work ministry, His Hands His Feet, will be traveling to Haiti to serve at an orphanage. They will be hosting a car wash to raise money for their service in May. Come for insight and leave with a nice clean car!
March 18, 2015
9:00 pm
Gillespie Commons
Activities Coordinator
activities@belhaven.edu
Starlight Cinema- 
FREE movie and popcorn. Do we need to say more?  Get your friends, get a blanket, and get to Gillespie Commons!
March 23, 2015
6:00 pm
Ministries and Programming Coordinator
studentministries@belhaven.edu
Nefarious-
Join us at 6pm in the Student Center Theatre.
For Missions Emphasis Week we will be showing a screen of Nefarious, an anti-trafficking documentary followed by some time with Jeff Shaw from Atlanta Dream Center.
March 24, 2015
7:00 pm
Ministries and Programming Coordinator
studentministries@belhaven.edu
Ike Ndolo Concert-
Belhaven Center for the Arts at 7pm.
Tickets for the concert can be purchased at: secure.sellingticket.com

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 Blazers Athletics!

As always, our Blazers are on the move!  Upcoming Athletic events are:

2/19/2015 Women’s Basketball vs William Carey University Jackson, Miss. 5:30 PM
2/19/2015 Men’s Basketball vs William Carey University (Miss.) Jackson, Miss. 7:30 PM
2/20/2015 Softball vs William Carey University (DH) Jackson, Miss. 1:00 PM
2/20/2015 Baseball vs University of Mobile (Ala.) Jackson, Miss. 4:00 PM
2/21/2015 Baseball vs University of Mobile (Ala.) (DH) Jackson, Miss. 1:00 PM
2/24/2015 Baseball vs Tougaloo College (Miss.) Jackson, Miss. 4:00 PM
2/26/2015 Women’s Basketball vs Blue Mountain College Jackson, Miss. 5:30 PM
2/26/2015 Men’s Basketball vs Blue Mountain College (Miss.) Jackson, Miss. 7:30 PM
3/3/2015 Baseball vs Calumet College of St. Joseph (Ind.) Jackson, Miss. 4:00 PM
3/4/2015 Baseball vs Calumet College of St. Joseph (Ind.) Jackson, Miss. 4:00 PM
3/6/2015 Baseball vs Middle Georgia State College Jackson, Miss. 4:00 PM
3/7/2015 Baseball vs Middle Georgia State College (DH) Jackson, Miss. 1:00 PM
3/9/2015 Softball vs Blue Mountain College (DH) Jackson, Miss. 1:30 PM

 

Arts Ablaze!

February 24, 2015
Best of Belhaven II
Tuesday, February 24, 7:30 pm, Concert Hall

The Music Department presents the most outstanding student performances from the last three months on one concert. Musical variety and excellence are the gifts from our student performers to you. Complimentary admission. Doors open at 7 pm.

 

February 25 – 28, 2015
BFA Senior Dance Concert
Wednesday, February 25 and Friday, February 27, 7:30 pm (Concert A)
Thursday, February 26 and Saturday, February 28, 7:30 pm (Concert B)

Bitsy Irby Visual Arts and Dance Center Studio Theatre

The Dance Department’s graduating seniors offer a showcase of innovative and creative choreography and performance culminating their dance studies. General Admission $10; Seniors/Students $5.  Complimentary admission for Belhaven students as well as Belhaven Faculty/Staff and their immediate families.  Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.

 

February 25 – 28, 2015
Spring Musical: Godspell
Wednesday, February 25 – Saturday, February 28, 7:00 pm
Saturday, February 28, Matinee, 2:00 pm
Blackbox Theatre

Conceived and originally directed by John-Michael Tebelak
Music and new lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Directed by Elissa Sartwell
Prepare ye for the timeless tale of friendship, loyalty, and love based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew.  A small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques, and hefty dose of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs ranging in style from pop to vaudeville is employed as the story of Jesus’s life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus’s messages of kindness, tolerance, and love come vibrantly to life. General Admission $10; Seniors/Students $5. Complimentary admission for Belhaven students as well as Belhaven Faculty/Staff and their immediate families.  Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance. 

 

February 28, 2015
Faculty Composition Recital
Dr. Andrew Sauerwein
Saturday, February 28, 7:30 pm, Concert Hall

Belhaven’s resident composer and professor of theory and composition presents a sampling of musical works from his bemused and adventurous pen.  Featuring an array of performers and collaborators, the music involves history, philosophy, physics, love, art, and (of course) humor. Complimentary admission. Doors open at 7 pm.

 

March 3, 2015
Faculty Voice Recital
A Teacher With His Students III – Frank Sinatra and Friends
Dr. Christopher Shelt
Tuesday, March 3, 7:30 pm, Concert Hall

Frank Sinatra? Yes! Dr. Christopher Shelt, a teacher-performer professor of 16 years at Belhaven University, performing with a jazz trio and selected students from his studio, past and present, revisits the famous duets Franks Sinatra sang and recorded with leading vocalists during his day. With all the Sinatra classics, it promises to be an entertaining evening.  Dr. Shelt even has blue eyes…  Complimentary admission.  Doors open at 7 pm.

                                                                                                

Plan Ahead:  Below are some important dates for Spring 2015

  • March 6 – Mid-term grades are posted
  • March 9 – 13 – SPRING BREAK!
  • March 23 – Registration for Summer and Fall 2015 begins
  • April 3– 6 – Easter break
  • April 29 – Finals begin at 6pm and go through May 5
  • May 7 – Residence Halls Close at 5pm
  • May 9 – Graduation and Halls Close at 5pm for those participating in the graduation ceremony.

Dr. Roger Parrott’s Book FREE Today and Tomorrow only

Dr. Roger Parrott, President of Belhaven University is the author of a highly reviewed leadership book, The Longview: Lasting Strategies for Rising Leaders.

The publisher is offering Dr. Parrott’s book for FREE Monday and Tuesday for e-book readers. It can be downloaded to any electronic device. The normal Kindle price is $9.99.

Download for FREE February 16-17

In addition, hard copies of the book can be found through any of the major retailers, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Lifeway.

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Getting ready for Spring 2015!

Important Info!

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Residence Life Move-in for Spring 2015 will be Sunday, January 11th.  This date is the earliest day that students can move in for the Spring semester so plan accordingly!  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Student Life at 601-968-5969 or email them at stlife@belhaven.edu.

 

 

If your student hasn’t registered for Spring classes yet, it’s not too late!

Registration for Spring classes is January 12 and 13.  Spring classes begin on Wednesday, January 14!

Class attendance policy for all Belhaven University courses:

The class attendance policy assumes that students will be present for all classes.  University policy requires that students attend at least 80 percent of class meetings during a semester or summer session in order to receive credit.  For Fall and Spring semesters, this 80 percent is interpreted as follows:

  • A maximum of eight absences for a class that meets three times a week
  • A maximum of six absences for a class that meets two times a week
  • A maximum of three absences for a class that meets once a week
  • Three tardies are counted as one absence

All reasons for absences (for example:  illness, representation for University activities, emergencies, and late registration) are included in the maximum number of absences.  Any number above this number is not acceptable and the student would receive an ‘F.’ Students can check their recorded number of absences through their BlazeNet account.  If a student has any questions about how to check their absences, he or she can call the Office of Student Success at 601-968-8865 or send an email to stsuccess@belhaven.edu.

Just a reminder as the spring semester progresses regarding the attendance policy at Belhaven University. Class attendance is repeatedly shown to be a significant factor in a student’s overall success in classes. We want your student to be successful academically and that begins in the classroom.

Things to remember!

Career Programs:  Belhaven Career Services offers programs that help students for their future now.  We encourage students to stop by, call or schedule an appointment to meet one-on-one for career planning.  Career Services also partners with Academic departments on campus to offer career-related workshops.  Upcoming events this semester include:

1/29: Building your Resumé and LinkedIn Profile, Barber Auditorium, 11 am
2/12: Belhaven Career Bootcamp, Barber Auditorium
(Register by February 4th at Boot Camp Registration.)

2/26:  Belhaven Career Fair, Student Center, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

If you would like more information about Career Services, please contact the Office of Career Services at 601.968.5939 or by email at caservices@belhaven.edu.

Financial Aid

100 Best BuyFor fourteen years Belhaven University has been recognized as one of America’s Best College Buys, and seeks to continue making college an affordable option for today’s families.  For students and their families who are applying for need based aid such as federal grants, workstudy, and low interest loans, it is imperative to apply each year (as soon after January 1st as possible).

Apply for federal student financial aid by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.  If you have questions please call 601.968.5933 or email at studentaid@belhaven.edu.

 

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Blazer Athletics!

As always, our Blazers are on the move!  Upcoming Athletic events are:

 

 

1/17/2015 Women’s Basketball vs Auburn University Montgomery (Ala.) Jackson, MS. 2:00 PM
1/17/2015 Men’s Basketball vs Auburn University Montgomery (Ala.) Jackson, MS. 4:00 PM
1/20/2015 Women’s Basketball vs Rust College Jackson, MS. 6:00 PM
1/20/2015 Men’s Basketball vs Rust College Jackson, MS. 8:00 PM
1/24/2015 Women’s Basketball vs University of Mobile Jackson, MS. 2:00 PM
1/24/2015 Men’s Basketball vs University of Mobile (Ala.) Jackson, MS. 4:00 PM
1/30/2015 Baseball vs University of Saint Francis (Ind.) Jackson, MS. 4:00 PM
1/31/2015 Baseball vs University of Saint Francis (Ind.) (DH) Jackson, MS. 1:00 PM
2/3/2015 Baseball vs Tougaloo College (MS.) Jackson, MS. 4:00 PM
2/5/2015 Women’s Basketball vs Loyola University Jackson, MS. 5:30 PM
2/5/2015 Men’s Basketball vs Loyola University (La.) Jackson, MS. 7:30 PM
2/5/2015 Baseball vs Culver-Stockton College (Mo.) Jackson, MS. 4:00 PM
2/6/2015 Men’s Tennis vs Centenary College (Louisiana) Jackson, MS. 4:00 PM
2/6/2015 Women’s Tennis vs Centenary College (Louisiana) Jackson, MS. 4:00 PM
2/6/2015 Baseball vs MSouri Baptist University Jackson, MS. 4:00 PM
2/7/2015 Baseball vs Cumberland University (Tenn.) Jackson, MS. 3:00 PM
2/9/2015 Baseball vs St. Catharine College Jackson, MS. 4:00 PM
2/11/2015 Baseball vs Tougaloo College (MS.) Jackson, MS. 4:00 PM
2/14/2015 Women’s Tennis vs Rust College Jackson, MS. 12:00 PM
2/14/2015 Men’s Tennis vs Rust College Jackson, MS. 12:00 PM
2/14/2015 Women’s Basketball vs Bethel University (Tenn.) Jackson, MS. 2:00 PM
2/14/2015 Men’s Basketball vs Bethel University (Tenn.) Jackson, MS. 4:00 PM
2/17/2015 Softball vs Centenary College (DH) Jackson, MS. 1:00 PM
2/18/2015 Softball vs Jackson State University (Exhibition) Jackson, MS. 1:00 PM
2/19/2015 Women’s Basketball vs William Carey University Jackson, MS. 5:30 PM
2/19/2015 Men’s Basketball vs William Carey University (MS.) Jackson, MS. 7:30 PM
2/20/2015 Softball vs William Carey University (DH) Jackson, MS. 1:00 PM
2/20/2015 Baseball vs University of Mobile (Ala.) Jackson, MS. 4:00 PM
2/21/2015 Baseball vs University of Mobile (Ala.) (DH) Jackson, MS. 1:00 PM
2/24/2015 Baseball vs Tougaloo College (MS.) Jackson, MS. 4:00 PM
2/26/2015 Women’s Basketball vs Blue Mountain College Jackson, MS. 5:30 PM
2/26/2015 Men’s Basketball vs Blue Mountain College (MS.) Jackson, MS. 7:30 PM

Arts Events

January 17 – February 7, 2015
Graphic Design Department Student Show
Saturday, January 17, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Bitsy Irby Visual Arts and Dance Center Art Gallery

January 15 – 18, 2015
Urban Dance Festival
Bitsy Irby Visual Arts and Dance Center Studio Theatre & Hinds Community College

January 23 – 24, 2015
A Little Opera for Children
Friday, January 23, 7:30 pm
Saturday, January 24, 9:30 am & 11:30 am, Concert Hall

January 30, 2015
Sock Hop
Friday, 6:30 – 10:00 pm
Bitsy Irby Visual Arts and Dance Center Studio Theatre

February 10, 2015
Preston Chamber Music Series
Evening of Diamonds II: Messian Quartet
Tuesday, 7:30 pm, Concert Hall

February 12 – 14, 2015
Dance Ministry Ensemble Concert
Thursday, February 12, 11:00 am Matinee
Friday & Saturday, February 13 & 14, 7:30 pm
Bitsy Irby Visual Arts and Dance Center STUDIO THEATRE

February 19 – 20, 2015
BA Senior Oral Presentations
Thursday & Friday, 6:30 pm
Bitsy Irby Visual Arts and Dance Center Studio Theatre

February 24, 2015
Best of Belhaven II
Tuesday, 7:30 pm, Concert Hall

February 25 – 28, 2015
Spring Musical
Wednesday-Saturday, 7:30 pm
Saturday Matinee, 2 pm, Blackbox Theatre

February 28, 2015
Faculty Composition Recital
Dr. Andrew Sauerwein
Saturday, 7:30 pm, Concert Hall

February 25 – 28, 2015
BFA Senior Dance Concerts

Wednesday, February 25, 7:30 pm – Concert A
Thursday, February 26, 7:30 pm – Concert B
Friday, February 27, 7:30 pm – Concert A
Saturday, February 28, 7:30 pm – Concert B
Bitsy Irby Visual Arts and Dance Center Studio Theatre

Plan Ahead:  Below are some important dates for Spring 2015

January 19 – MLK, Jr. Day of Service
January 20 – Last day to drop a class without a grade
February 10 – Last day to drop a class with a W
March 6 – Mid-term grades are posted
March 9 – 13 – SPRING BREAK!
March 23 – 27 – Registration for Summer and Fall 2015 begins
April 3 – 6 – Easter break
April 29 – Finals begin at 6pm and go through May 5
May 7 – Residence Halls Close at 5pm
May 9 – Graduation and Halls Close at 5pm for those participating in the graduation ceremony.

As always, please contact Ron Pirtle if you have any questions regarding any of this information or have questions not addressed in this blog (rpirtle@belhaven.edu or 601-968-8865).