Congratulations are in order to the students who placed in the annual Mountain Breeze writing competition! Students submitted their works to the seven different categories, and the best were selected to be published in this year’s anthology. Copies of the book will be available at the reading event which is currently scheduled for 3 o’ clock on April the 18th. Everyone is encouraged to attend this event, including friends and family, to listen and offer support as the winnin
BMC's President reveals current and future plans On Monday February 19, 2018, numerous high school students came to tour Blue Mountain College and were introduced to the school's academic and sports programs. On this Preview Day, as potential students were thinking about their plans for the future, I got to meet with Dr. McMillin to discuss the plans in store for BMC. One thing that was discussed was how the school was connecting with local high school and community colleges.
Koinonia Turns Plastic Bags into Mats for Homeless As the old saying goes, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. This was certainly true for the girls who came to the bottom of the BSU on the fifteenth of February and helped to cut and tie plastic shopping bags into yarn. This event, sponsored by Koinonia, aimed to make balls of plastic yarn that could be later used to make insulated mats for the homeless to sleep on. The event was catered by Mi Pueblo, so girls were abl
Blue Mountain College gains new jazz band This Christian college has gained some soul! Last year, Blue Mountain gained a new addition by way of the new marching and concert band, Blue Sound. This year, the new band has doubled in size, and they gained a new branch: a brand new jazz band. This jazz band meets every Monday and Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. I sat down with a few members of the new jazz band to find out more about it. I wanted to know what drew people to the jazz band
Music, food, and fun—the rebirth of the BMC Spring Formal is one night you won’t want to miss. The students requested, and the League of Societies—a team made up of the Society Presidents and headed by Liz Thurmond—listened. A newly blooming Spring Formal is going to be held at the Red Barn in Ripley, no more than a 20 minute drive from campus. As part of an initiative to involve more students in school-sponsored activities, the Society Presidents put their heads together in
BMC Students Are Counting Down the Days Until Spring Break Blue Mountain College students are springing into Spring Break! From serving people near and far to simply having fun, the students of BMC have many different things planned for the upcoming Spring Break. Students will be doing multiple things from going to New York City on a mission trip with the Baptist Student Union, helping at children’s camps, and of course, resting and spending time with their friends and famili
BMC’s ever growing family welcomed a new professor to the education program last fall. Sharon Meeks is a graduate of Blue Mountain, where she majored in Elementary Education. She left Blue Mountain in 1983, and from there went on to have a long career teaching in a variety of elementary classes, including kindergarten, first, second, and sixth grade. Although she has been teaching thirty years, Ms. Meeks did not start out as an education major. She says that she started out i