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January 2013 Alumni Newsletter

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January 2013 Issue

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Bridgewater College Selects New President
Meet Dr. David Bushman, who will become the ninth president of BC on June 1, and read his letter to the BC community.

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New President Welcome Convo
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 9:30 a.m., Nininger Gymnasium
Local alumni are encouraged to attend this very special convo in which Dr. Bushman will be introduced and will briefly address the campus community. A meet & greet reception will follow in the gym.

Vera Bradley Bingo, sponsored by women’s lacrosse team
Saturday, Feb. 2, 11 a.m., Funkhouser Center for Health and Wellness
Tickets: $12 students, $18 adults ($20 at the door) 
Join the BC women's lacrosse team for the third annual Vera Bradley Bingo! To pre-order tickets, please contact Kim Lowry at or by calling 540-828-8006.

First Men’s Lacrosse Game vs. Transylvania
Saturday, Feb. 23, 1 p.m., soccer/lacrosse field, Jopson Athletic Complex
Cheer on the men’s lacrosse team in their first ever game.

Women’s Lacrosse Home Opener vs. Frostburg State
Saturday, March 2, 3 p.m., soccer/lacrosse field, Jopson Athletic Complex
Cheer on the women’s lacrosse team as they begin their season.

Winchester Alumni & Friends Reception
Thursday, March 21 6 - 8 p.m. Piccadilly's (125 E. Piccadilly Street, Winchester)
Reacquaint with friends and hear campus news from Bridgewater College's interim president, Roy Ferguson. Enjoy appetizers, cash bar and BC door prizes.

Career Exploration Day has been rescheduled!
BC invites you to participate in Career Exploration Day, on Thursday, April 11 from 9:30 a.m. until noon. This exciting event brings alumni and students together to talk about transitioning from college to career. We are looking for alumni who will share career experiences, advice and expertise with students! For more information or to participate, please contact Sherry Talbott at or 540-828-5369.

Alumni Weekend 2013
April 19-21
Save the dates for Alumni Weekend!
Classes in reunion: 1938, 1943, 1948, 1953, 1958, 1963 and 1968

Lands of the Bible Study Tour in January 2014
In January 2014, chaplain Robbie Miller will again lead a 15-day study tour of Israel/Palestine as part of his Lands of the Bible Interterm course.  The tour, conducted by the University of the Holy Land in Jerusalem (, will visit sites of biblical and religious importance including Jerusalem, Jericho, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Capernaum, Caesarea, Masada, Qumran, Shechem, Samaria and many more. The Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center will grant 4 continuing education credits for the study tour. BC alumni and others are welcome to participate in the tour as space permits. Inquiries should be directed to Robbie Miller at or at 540-828-5383.

Alumni Trip to Spain in 2014
Join Prof. Steve Watson and fellow alumni and friends of Bridgewater College for an excursion to beautiful Spain in 2014. While on tour during late May to early June, you will visit the famous cities and sites of Madrid, Toledo, Seville, Gibraltar, Granada, Valencia and Barcelona, with a possible excursion to Morocco. Be sure to mark your calendars for this special trip following commencement in 2014. More information to come as details are announced.

Call for Alumni Award Nominations
The Distinguished Alumnus/a Award, the Young Alumnus/a Award, the West-Whitelow Award for Humanitarian Service, the Ripples Medals and the Phillip C. Stone Exemplary Service Award are awarded annually to deserving alumni. Submit your nomination online.

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Lilley Joins BC as Director of Institutional Advancement

BC to Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. on Feb. 5 with speaker Michael Eric Dyson

Bridgewater Student Appears on CBS Late, Late Show

2012 Fall Semester Dean's List Announced

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Men’s Lacrosse Team to Host Free Youth Clinic on March 2

New Desktop Wallpapers Available for Baseball, Men’s Lacrosse and Women’s Lacrosse

Swimming: Five School Records Fall in Tri-Match Sweep of Emory & Henry and Notre Dame (Md.)

Men’s Basketball: No Doubting Thomas (Play by Play Magazine profile of Ronnie Thomas)

Cox’s Corner: Eagles Hoops on the Upswing

Women’s Basketball: Big Heart (Daily News-Record profile of Jessica Mullen)

Photos from Women’s Basketball Alumnae Game on Facebook

Women’s Basketball: Jessica Mullen Nets 1,000th Career Point on Jan. 5

Cox's Corner: Spring Sports Seasons Are Just Around the Corner

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