The Top Social Media Stories of 2015

Happy New Year from Belhaven University!

 

2015 was a great year at Belhaven University. We celebrated record enrollment, numerous awards, and our students received great recognition. Over the past two weeks, we have counted down 15 for 15: The top social media stories of the year – the most liked, shared and commented stories – on our official Facebook page.

 

The Top Stories of 2015 included:

  1. Belhaven signed a dual degree partnership, enabling students to receive an engineering degree from Ole Miss.
  2. The $9 million Robbie and Dudley Hughes University Village Residence Hall opened in the heart of campus.
  3. The Dance Department was recognized as one of the top 10 university choreography programs in the nation.
  4. Former women’s basketball coach Gwen Davis was inducted into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame.

  5. Belhaven released a smartphone app that is available for free download in Apple and Google Play stores.

  6. The university rebooted its Computer Science program, selecting Dr. David O’Gwynn to lead the department.

  7. Students from the sports administration program traveled to London to learn about international sports business.

  8. U.S. News and World Report named Belhaven among its “Best Regional Colleges” for the third consecutive year.

  9. Belhaven held the 83rd edition of its famous Singing Christmas Tree.

  10. Homecoming 2015 featured food, fun and a Blazer football victory.

  11. Belhaven sophomore Miranda Kunk was accepted to the prestigious Summer Scholars program at Oxford University in England.

  12. Blazer skipper Hill Denson won his 1000th collegiate baseball game as a head coach.

  13. The Theatre Department performed “Shrek, the Musical” to sell out crowds.

  14. The Blazer basketball team went viral with a last-second three pointer to defeat Auburn-Montgomery on the road.

  15. Belhaven was recognized as a Military Friendly School.

To keep up with what is happening on campus in 2016, make sure to follow Belhaven on our other social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin , YouTube and Pinterest.

 

News from Belhaven University – November 2015

“Military Friendly” Title Awarded to Belhaven

Belhaven University has a long history of supporting the U.S. military in their pursuit of higher education. The University was nationally recognized for its service to the U.S. military and awarded the prestigious title of 2016 Military Friendly School.

The award honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensuring their success on campus and after graduation. Read More

Psychology Students Win Best Research Award

Five students from Belhaven’s Psychology Department won an award for best undergraduate psychology research at the Annual Convention of the Mississippi Psychological Association on September 16, 2015 in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.

The students conceived, designed and conducted their original study as part of the undergraduate Honors Research class taught by Dr. Scott White, Professor of Psychology. Read More

Belhaven Arts Programs Celebrate Recent Performances

The Belhaven University School of the Arts has had a busy schedule recently! The Theatre Department finished a sold-out run of Shrek, the Musical. The Music Department hosted three of its most popular performances – the Symphony Orchestra concert, the Best of Belhaven concert as well as the Choral and Vocal Concert. The Dance Department featured its Fall Dance Concert.

News from Belhaven University – October 2015

Belhaven Named Among U.S. News’ “Best Colleges”
U.S. News and World Report has listed Belhaven among its Top Regional Colleges for the third consecitive year. Additionally, Belhaven has recently received serval additional accolades. Belhaven has been named as one of America’s Best 100 College Buys and one of America’s Best Christian Colleges.
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Music Major Wins First Place in Voice Competition
Music major Jessica Ziegelbauer won first place in the Student Artists Category of the Voices of Mississippi Competition, hosted by the Mississippi Opera. Ziegelbauer is currently recording her debut album, Lovely, which will include seven original songs. Along with singing, songwriting and playing guitar, she also has a passion for musical theatre and has been seen on stage in Belhaven’s Godspell, Last Train to Nibroc, Into the Woods and Oklahoma!
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Homecoming 2015 at Belhaven A Huge Success
Alumni, students, parents and families attended Homecoming Weekend 2015 on the campus of Belhaven University. Belhaven’s football squad brought home a victory over Warner University, and several alumni groups held reunions. Check out this video overviewing all of the activities from Homecoming!
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Belhaven Professor Wins Mississippi Humanities Teacher Award
Dr. Randall Smith received the 2015 Mississippi Humanities Council Teacher Award. Dr. Smith recently presented his award lecture entitled “The Delta Blues: A Lesson in Suffering and Salvation.” Dr. Smith leads the Creative Writing Department. Belhaven is the only Christian university in the U.S. offering a Bachelor of Fine Arts in creative writing and one of only 26 undergraduate institutions offering such a degree.
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Sports Administration Students Study Abroad in London
Students from the Sports Administration Department and School of Business traveled to London, England October 6 to study international sports culture and management. Students met with and learned from professional sports leaders at Wimbledon, Wembley Stadium, London Olympic Training Facilities, Kingston University, Cambridge University and visit NFL Europe offices.
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Registration for 2016 Spring and Summer Classes Ongoing

The 2016 spring and summer semesters will be here before you know it, and registration on October 26-30 will help your students plan their next semester at Belhaven University.

Classes for undergraduate, adult, graduate and online are available to preview on the Schedule of Classes page or current students can log into BlazeNet and view the latest updates.

With over 27 academic majors, each providing a specific area of focus, you can choose from hundreds of classes at one of Belhaven’s campuses or online. Find the right class schedule that fits into your life and helps you plan your year in education. Once you find the course you are interested in studying, contact the corresponding Belhaven Admission Office to apply. One of our admission counselors will help you enroll and get started today.

News from Belhaven University – September 2015

Belhaven Named Christian College of Distinction

For the sixth consecutive year, Belhaven University was recognized for its excellence in student-focused higher education and awarded the title of 2015-2016 Christian College of Distinction.  Read More

 

Violinist Excels in Belhaven Music Program

In only her sophomore year, Jessica Schmidt is excelling as a violin major and making waves in the music world.  Read More

 

 

Homecoming 2015 Set for October 15-17

Alumni, students, parents and families are invited to attend Back to Belhaven Homecoming Weekend 2015 on October 15-17.  Read More

Reminder: 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 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.

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.