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August 2014
Connected E-Newsletter
Convocation Chapel          
Special program marks new academic year
Convocation Chapel marked the opening of the 2014–2015 academic year for students, faculty, and staff members. During the August 25 program President Jim Jeffery offered the message, "A Fruitful Branch by the Well of God's Presence," focused on the faithfulness and character displayed in the life of Joseph.
Read more here.
See photos here.
Listen to chapel messages here.

Video News
Video highlights excitement of Welcome Weekend
New students, campus leadership, faculty, and staff members are all included in a video that highlights some of the special moments of Welcome Weekend, held August 22–24. New students moving in on Friday, a Tailgate Party Friday evening and other fun activities are all highlighted in the video.
Watch the video here.
Read more here.

Campus Visits
Red Eye All-nighter, range of visit events ahead
The Red Eye High School All-nighter, a unique opportunity for high school students to interact with BBC students, have fun, and stay up all night on campus is set to kick off a series of special visit events for 2014-2015. Activities will take place on September 26–27 in both the Recreation Center and the Phelps Student Center.
Read more here.
Register to attend here.
Learn about visits here.

Celebration on the Summit
Event features connections, special reunions
Plan now for this special week-long event that brings alumni, families, and friends to campus for homecoming activities and the annual Bible conference. The October 6–11 program includes an all-years reunion for classes from the 1980s and a 50th reunion for the Class of 1964.
Read more here.
See a full schedule here.

Defender Athletics           
Sports camps wrap up summer season
Nearly 900 students and coaches participated in sports camps this summer. August included Defender and Big Blue Soccer Camps. A highlight of the summer was the participation of 25 young soccer players from Loja, Ecuador. The special guests were invited to attend by Coach Davis to be a part of Big Blue soccer camp.
Read more here.
See photos here.
Read local news coverage here.

On campus
Special week prepares faculty, student leaders
Leadership, team-building, and information were the focus of a special week of training and preparation for campus leaders and faculty. Resident Directors, Resident Assistants, and Student Leadership Council members participated in workshops and sessions including team challenges, bonding activities and other off-campus activities. Faculty members took time for training, special meetings, and prayer.
Read about leadership training here.
Read about faculty preparing here.
See photos here.

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-Please pray for the Presidential Search Committee and those who are assisting as they follow God's leading in the search for a new president.

-Pray for our new students and their families as they transition into this new phase of life.
 -Pray for BBC&S representatives as they travel and engage with prospective students and donors.