October 2014 Eagle Eye Newsletter

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October 2014 Issue

 

Message from the President

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Campus is returning to normal after a glorious weekend of Homecoming celebrations! Hundreds of you—our alumni—and your families joined us for the fun: cheering on the Eagles in various sports, chatting with former professors at academic department receptions, enjoying carnival games on the Mall, and so much more. I hope you were able to take a tour of the new Nininger building…and buy some BC swag at the new Campus Store!

While much may have changed on campus since you were a student – new buildings and new programs are part of the life of any college – our core mission is still the same as when you attended—whether 10, 25, 50 or more years ago. We continue to educate our students in the liberal arts tradition, empowering them for lives of engagement and accomplishment, so that they can make a difference in the world around them. I hope you were able to visit this past weekend to recapture that spirit and that Eagle pride. If you weren’t fortunate enough to join us, I hope to see you on campus or at an event on the road in the very near future.

David W. Bushman, Ph.D.
President

Events

Football Tailgates
Saturday, Nov. 8, 11 a.m. tailgate/1 p.m. kickoff, Randolph-Macon College
Saturday, Nov. 15, bus trip and 11 a.m. tailgate/1 p.m. kickoff, Catholic University

Staunton Happy Hour Reception
Monday, Nov. 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Byers Street Bistro

Virginia Beach Happy Hour Reception
Thursday, Nov. 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m., McCormick & Schmick’s

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

Homecoming 2014 Photos (Facebook)
Thank you to those who came out to Homecoming 2014! It was great having you home.

Join Us for Share Fair!
Saturday, Nov. 8
Join us at Bridgewater College on Saturday, November 8, for a transformative—and fun—learning adventure! We’re helping teachers bring innovation and technology into their classrooms, and we’re teaching kids to love STEM—science, technology, engineering and math (and we haven't forgotten about the arts)—with hands-on, interactive activities and experiments.

Come out for this FREE, exciting event, sponsored by the Morgridge Family Foundation. The event begins at 9 a.m. for educators and 9:30 a.m. for the public.

Theatre at Bridgewater College Presents Agamemnon Nov. 6-9
Theatre at Bridgewater College will present Steven Berkoff’s “Agamemnon” at Bridgewater College Nov. 6-9 in Cole Hall. Performances are at 8 p.m. Nov. 6-8 and at 3 p.m. on Nov. 9. A talk-back and reception will follow the performance on Friday, Nov. 7. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and non-BC students. For more information, call 540-828-5631.

Ted & Company TheaterWorks to Present Fall Spiritual Focus
Ted & Company TheaterWorks will present Bridgewater College’s Fall Spiritual Focus on Tuesday, Nov. 4, in the Carter Center for Worship and Music. Ted Swartz and Jeff Raught will present “Creation, Dysfunction & Destiny” at 9:30 a.m. and “Jesus Stories” at 7:30 p.m. Both performances are free and open to the public.

The Kandinsky Trio to Perform at BC on Nov. 6
The Kandinsky Trio, known for its passionate performances of masterworks and innovative ideas in redefining chamber music, will present a lyceum at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, in the Carter Center for Worship and Music at Bridgewater College.

Scott Jost Presents Shenandoah Valley Apples
Scott Jost, photographer and associate professor of art at BC, gave a presentation with photography and stories from his recent book.

Bridgewater Eagles

Women’s Soccer Rolls Past Spirits, 8-1
The latest victory for BC women’s soccer marks their 11th win in their last 13 games, including nine in a row from mid-September through mid-October.  They head into their last game of the regular season with a 15-3 record, having set a new program record for wins in a single season.

Football Runs Past Washington and Lee, 24-13

Herbert Leads Women’s Golfers to Bridgewater Invitational Championship

Strosser Earns ODAC Field Hockey Player of the Week Honors

Baca Named ODAC Women’s Soccer Player of the Week

Equestrian: Eagles Place Third at Hollins IHSA Show

Martin Leads Men’s Golfers to Fifth Place Finish