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March 2013
Connected E-Newsletter
College
Powerful loan repayment program set for new BBC students

A new powerful loan repayment assistance plan will remove a key financial concern of students and their families. Beginning in fall 2014, the Loan Repayment Assistance Program will be provided to all incoming on-campus freshmen and qualified transfer students at no cost.
Read more here
Learn about LRAP here
Get more info here
 
Defender Athletics
Show retires as men's basketball coach

Mike Show, a fixture on the BBC Defender men's basketball sidelines since 1994, stepped down at the end of the season. Coach Show, a 1992 BBC graduate, remains BBC Director of Athletics and will be succeeded as head coach by current assistant Joel Nietz. Players and former players held a special time of tribute during his final game.
Read more here.
See photos of the tribute here.
Visit the Defenders site here
 
Campus
New Video Tour

A new video tour captures BBC from some unique perspectives, offering viewers an exciting look at campus and stunning visual imagery. The special video uses unique camera angles, taking viewers on a flight around the grounds, in and out of buildings, through classrooms, and even high above the campus.
Watch it here.
Schedule a real campus visit here.

Summer
Conferences, camps ahead 

A dozen week-long and weekend camps, conferences, and more are planned for this summer. The events set to attract more than 3,000 people of all ages. Adult summer conferences allow men, women, and families to be encouraged during a time of growth and renewal.
Read more here
See a list of events here
 
LYFE
Weekends offer women fellowship, growth

Two weekends will offer women opportunities for fellowship, encouragement, and personal growth. "Breathe" is the theme for the 2014 LYFE Women's Conferences. The events are May 29–31 and June 5–7. The annual conferences inspire women through focused workshops, moving worship times, and powerful speakers.
Read more here.
Get info here
See photos of last year’s conference here.
 
TLC
Teen Leadership Conference links learning, fun

Developing leadership skills, growing in faith, and having fun will come together for high school students packing the campus for two weeks this summer. Two conference weekends July 21–26 and July 28–August 2 will bring nearly 1,000 students and youth workers to campus.
Read more here
Learn more here.
 
Community
BBC hosting speed and agility seminar

"Speed and Agility" is the title of an April 9 program in the Recreation Center. Jody Leach, a leading strength coach, personal trainer, and human performance specialist, will be the featured speaker. Those in attendance will observe live drills and teaching techniques used in successful speed and agility programs. There is no charge to attend but advanced registration is requested.
Read more here.
Register here.
 
Seminary
Minister's Enrichment Day March 18

Building an intergenerational approach in churches and keeping young adults engaged is the focus of the next Minister's Enrichment Day on March 18. Featured speaker Mel Walker, Vice President for Enrollment & External Relations, will offer sessions based on his new book, "Inter-Generational Youth Ministry: Why a Balanced View of Connecting the Generations is Essential for the Church."
Read more here.  
Register to attend here
See workshop information here.
 
Global Ministry Conference
Urban ministries focus of three-day event
Urban ministries was the focus of this year's three-day Global Ministry Conference, a special time to engage students, faculty, and local leaders in learning, discussions, and application. "Brilla: Ilumina La Ciudad" was the theme for the February event. The annual conference hosts a variety of speakers, missionaries, and leaders.
Read more here.
See photos of the event here.
 
Administration
Veteran BBC&S administrator to retire

Hal Cross, who served in leadership at BBC&S for more than 20 years, will retire from his role as Vice President for Business & Finance. The move will be effective by the end of the institution's fiscal year in May. Active in the local area as an EMT and in other roles, Cross helped forge lasting relationships in the community and with vendors.
Read more here

 
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Spring Concert
April 4–5
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Facebook
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Spring Break
Schedule set
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Day of Prayer
Campus comes together for prayer and fellowship

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Radio
A Word from the Summit
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In the Spotlight
Stories about exceptional students, faculty members, staff, and friends.

Jeremy Yeckley: Connecting Students
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Aaron Clark: Joy in Teaching
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Prayer
Please pray for our students as they travel home for spring break and to locations across the country and around the globe.