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August 2014 Issue


Message from the President

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Today is the day! Students and their families have been unloading cars and trucks full of gear and moving into residence halls and apartments across campus—with a lot of help from alumni and current students, and even a little bit of help from Suzanne and me! It’s such an exciting time, with new students beginning a new chapter of their lives and the promise of a fresh semester in the air. This will be a year of many firsts. It’s the first year for a new general education curriculum for our students. The first classes and athletic events in the newly renovated Nininger Hall are just around the corner. The College will host its first-ever night football game on Saturday, September 13. And we will launch a completely new website in the next few weeks, one that will “adapt” itself to display on all types of electronic devices, including smart phones and tablets.

I hope you will make plans to visit us this fall. Tour the new Nininger Hall, catch a fall sporting event, or just enjoy the beauty of the season in the Valley.

With best regards,


David W. Bushman, Ph.D.


Gettysburg Bus Trip
Saturday, Sept. 6, leave BC at 7 a.m.
Join BC on a van trip to the Gettysburg battlefield in Pennsylvania and the BC Eagles football game vs. the Gettysburg Bullets.

Nininger Hall Grand Opening Celebration
Tuesday, Sept. 9, 10 a.m.
Enjoy refreshments and tours of the building following the ribbon cutting ceremony.
RSVP by contacting Sherrie Arey at 540-828-5787 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Tuesday, Sept. 2.

Harrisonburg Happy Hour Reception
Tuesday, Sept. 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Bella Luna Wood Fired Pizza
Reacquaint with friends and hear campus news.

Richmond Happy Hour Reception
Thursday, Sept. 11, 6-8 p.m., Southern Railway Taphouse
Reacquaint with friends and hear campus news.

Family Weekend
Oct. 3-5, 2014
For all families of current students at BC! Take a look at the schedule of events.

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014
We look forward to welcoming you home to BC! The classes in reunion this fall are 2014, 2009, 2004, 1999, 1994, 1989, 1984, 1979, 1974 and 1969. Download a complete schedule of events and make plans to join us for the festivities!

BC Alumni Abroad
Discover: South Africa
Whether it was a few decades ago, or just a few years, you likely haven’t forgotten all that was great about your Bridgewater education. You learned in a community of your peers, led by passionate faculty scholars. You learned by doing. You learned that education doesn’t stop on graduation day. It’s lifelong. It’s hands on. It’s shared. Join us to continue your education the BC way.

Make plans now to join your fellow BC alumni and President and Mrs. Bushman on a tour of South Africa, led by the expertise of Dr. Jamie Frueh, chair of the department of history and political science.

For more information on the South Africa trip in May 2015, take a look at the information on the BC website or contact Dr. Frueh at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 540-828-5764.

Bridgewater News

Join the Oratorio Choir!
I would like to invite all alumni and friends of Bridgewater College to join the Bridgewater College Oratorio Choir, a 70-voice choir consisting of Bridgewater students, alumni, faculty, staff and other members of the Bridgewater community. Rehearsals will take place on Monday afternoons from 3:30-4:45 p.m. beginning on Monday, September 1 until the final concert on Sunday, November 9 at 3 p.m. All rehearsals and the performance will occur in Bridgewater’s Carter Center for Worship and Music. This year, the choir will perform Psalm 42 by Felix Mendelssohn together with an orchestra made up of professional and student instrumentalists. Please contact me: John McCarty, Bridgewater’s director of choral music, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 540-828-5305 with questions. I look forward to seeing you in rehearsal!

BC Announces Arts and Events for the 2014 Fall Semester

Dr. Larry Taylor to Present “Bells, Bizet and Buster!” Organ Recital Aug. 31

Harrisonburg Artist Paul Somers to Exhibit Work at BC

Boston Marathon Survivor to Speak at BC Sept. 2

BC Welcomes Eleven New Faculty Members

Dr. Elaine Richardson to Speak on How Education Changed Her Life

Comcast IPTV Trial for Schools Reaches Bridgewater College

Bridgewater Eagles

Join the Eagle Club for 2014-15!
Show your Eagle pride! Support the team behind our teams by joining the Bridgewater College Eagle Club. Download the brochure and pay your membership online today.

Five Former Student-Athletes Selected for Hall of Fame
Five former Bridgewater College standout student-athletes have been selected for induction into the College’s Athletic Hall of Fame this fall. This year’s inductees include Teresa Cox Elia (1983), Marion “Bo” Trumbo (1974), Dwight Denlinger (1981), Barry Davis (1987) and Dan Rush (1995).

Football: Eagles Tabbed to Finish Fifth in Preseason Poll

Women’s Soccer Announces Plans for 2015 European Tour

Women’s Basketball Releases 2014-15 Schedule

Football: Eagles Look to Get Back on Track as New Season Approaches

For complete athletic schedules, visit bridgewatereagles.com.

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