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.


2014 a Big Year for Belhaven in Social Media

One of the advantages of social media is the ability to look back over time at photos, videos and other memories. The past year included a number of significant advances for Belhaven University.  We saw record enrollment as well as numerous awards and accolades. Our social media team took a look at the top ten most engaging posts of 2014 on the Belhaven Facebook Page.

  1. Back in April, we learned that two of our music graduates, Jocelyn Zhu and Shellie Brown, were accepted to prestigious graduate programs in violin performance. Jocelyn now attends the Juilliard School and Shellie has enrolled at Rice University.
  1. We received a $4 million gift from Mrs. Robbie Hughes that is being used to construct the new University Village residence hall.  This unique, on campus apartment-style complex is expected to open in the Fall of 2015, and will house 132 students.
  1. Sports stories are very popular on social media, and when the Blazer football team defeated cross-town rival Mississippi College in September, students, alumni and fans shared their jubilation on social media.
  1. In the spring, Belhaven welcomed International Disability Advocate and Grammy-nominated artist Joni Eareckson Tada to campus.  The event was very popular, even drawing attention from members of Duck Dynasty’s Robertson family.
  1. Belhaven was once again named as one of just 33 colleges and universities holding national accreditation in all four of the arts – dance, music, theatre and visual art.  Belhaven is competing with some of the largest schools in the nation in the arts arena – including Alabama, Florida State, Ohio State and Brigham Young.
  1. Belhaven University opened its doors to the first class in the School of Nursing this fall. After the semester began, the students participated in the traditional “Blessing of the Hands” ceremony.
  1. The 82nd Annual Singing Christmas Tree took place in December. The Clarion Ledger interviewed Miss Bettye Quinn about the history of the tree in what was one of the most popular stories of the year.
  1. Belhaven was the only university in Mississippi and one of just two members of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities to be honored by the White House for its commitment to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education.
  1. Belhaven made national news in January with the hiring of legendary coach Hal Mumme to lead the Blazer football program. The hiring brought national attention to Belhaven, and ESPN featured Coach Mumme as football season got underway across the nation.
  1. Sometimes you do not know what is going to go viral. The top social media story of 2014 was something we could not have planned. As students were returning for the fall semester, a construction crew delivering equipment to the University Village construction site couldn’t quite make the turn. The result: A viral video that made local and national news coverage and has been viewed over 90,000 times.

THIS IS IT – National Championship Game

Our Belhaven Men’s Soccer Team won the semi-final game yesterday with a goal with only 23 seconds to play. Not only did they beat the #1 ranked team, they did not let them score – the first time Lindsey Wilson University has been shut out in many years.

Congratulations to Head Coach Brian McMahon and this remarkable team. They play for the national championship at 3pm today against The University of Mobile.

In 1992 Belhaven won the national championship and members of that team of 20 years ago are the biggest fans of this 2012 team.

Below is a video of the winning goal, followed by a video of the campus celebration of those watching the game live in Barber Auditorium.

Fall Chapel Schedule

Fall 2012 Chapel Schedule

August 28 Dr. Roger Parrott
President of the University
Verse of the Year
September 4 Dr. Dan Fredericks
Provost and Senior Vice President
Opening Academic Convocation
September 11 Dr. Ligon Duncan    
Senior Pastor
First Presbyterian Church, Jackson, MA
September 18 Dr. Ligon Duncan
September 25 Dr. Roger Parrott
The Prodigal Son – Part 3
Should Being Right be Enough?
October 2 Korean Children’s Choir
Dr. Billy Kim, President of Far East Broadcasting
(two chapel credits – special time – 10:20 to 11:50)
October 9 Fall Break
October 16 Ms. Liza Looser
Founder and CEO of The Cirlot Agency
October 23 Dr. Reddit Andrews
Professor of Practical Theology
Reformed Theological Seminary
October 30 Dr. Jerry Young
Senior Pastor
New Hope Baptist Church, Jackson, MS
November 6 Dr. Jerry Young
November 13 Dr. Kenneth Nehrbass
Assistant Professor of International Studies
November 20 Dr. Jeffrey Brannon
Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies
November 27 Annual Faculty Christmas Card