Faculty prepare for fall semester

Faculty prepare for fall semester

Faculty members at BBC&S prepared for the kick-off of the fall semester through workshops, prayer, fellowship, and more.

The special "Prep Week" time, August 15-17, was designed to help educators grow mentally, practically, and spiritually for the beginning of classes.

"This is so much more than just going back to school, it is the opportunity to mold a life for Christ," said Associate Professor Sherry Wise.

This extra effort toward preparation reflects the overall effort faculty members put into the education and development of their students.

"BBC&S has a spectacular faculty," said Dr. Jim Lytle, Vice President and Provost. "This is an opportunity for them to hone their skills for the benefit of our students."

Preparing for students
Faculty members enjoyed a picnic lunch Wednesday, August 15 prior to an informational meeting with Dr. Lytle and working groups later in the afternoon.

BBC&SThe following morning, the sounds of voices raised in praise could be heard from the Jackson Hall tower on campus as members gathered together in a traditional time of singing and prayer.

In an act of service, faculty members broke up into groups and tackled a number of campus beautification projects. Jobs included painting in the Kempton Athletic Center, cleaning the Phelps Student Center and Jackson Hall, landscaping, and outdoor cleanup.

"It's a reminder that you're not in this by yourself," said Associate Professor Susan Cagley. "We are on a team. We're doing this together for the glory of God and for the benefit of our students."

See photos here.

Special workshops filled the afternoon schedule.

Information offered included:
-How to facilitate engaging discussions online and in a classroom.
-Copyright information for faculty.
-How to effectively use library resources.
-Understanding classroom technology.

The week wrapped up on Friday as faculty and other academic personnel met to discuss a number of issues related to the school.

Going beyond
BBC&S faculty members go above and beyond what is expected. As mentors for life, they offer guidance, counsel, and support - building into the lives of their students.

Students are challenged academically and spiritually. They are encouraged to grow not only in knowledge of their chosen field, but as whole individuals.

Baptist Bible College & Seminary offers an outstanding Christian education through on-campus, online, and other distance learning options. Students go beyond the ordinary, learning to learn and serve with excellence as they gain critical leadership and life skills.

To learn more, go to or call 570.586.2400.

Posted on: 8/16/2012 4:47:04 PM

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