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Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Features Reporter and Author of The Butler

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Features Reporter and Author of The Butler

by Corley Tweedy ’14

Bridgewater College's annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration featured Wil Haygood, Washington Post reporter and author of The Butler: A Witness to History, as the keynote speaker on Jan. 29.

After a touching introduction from Dean

Washington and Lee Prof. to Exhibit Work at BC

Washington and Lee Prof. to Exhibit Work at BC

Christa Bowden, an associate professor of art at Washington and Lee University, will exhibit “Roots and Nests” in the Cleo Driver Miller Art Gallery Feb. 10 – March 7, at Bridgewater College.

Bowden will present an artist’s talk at 4 p.m. on Monday, Feb.

Spanish Film Festival Comes to BC Feb. 5-14

Bridgewater College will present a Spanish film festival Feb. 5 - 14. All films are subtitled in English and will be shown at 7 p.m. in Cole Hall.

“Después de Lucia” After Lucia (2012) will be shown Wednesday, Feb. 5.

Post Mortem will be presented Monday,

"A Place at the Table" Documentary to be Shown at BC Feb. 9

The documentary, “A Place at the Table,” will be shown at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, in Cole Hall at Bridgewater College.

Directed by Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush, the documentary examines the issue of hunger in America through the stories of three people

BC Receives Enterprise Grant to Support Recycling Program

A $2,500 grant to Bridgewater College from the Enterprise Holdings Foundation will fund the purchase of an electric-powered utility vehicle for use in the college's recycling program.

The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the company that operates the

BC Students to Debate Ethics and Health Care at Statewide Ethics Bowl

Eight students from Bridgewater College will compete Feb. 9 and 10 against students from Virginia's 14 other leading independent colleges and universities in a debate involving ethics and health care.

The Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC)

Former AP Reporter in Haiti, Jonathan Katz, to Speak at BC Feb. 4

Former AP Reporter in Haiti, Jonathan Katz, to Speak at BC Feb. 4

Jonathan Myerson Katz, author of The Big Truck that Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, in Cole Hall at Bridgewater College.

A former Associated Press reporter, Katz – who lived in

"Skills Gap" is Focus of Talk by SHRM Exec at BC Feb. 11

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly 11 million Americans are unemployed.

And yet, 4 million jobs languish with no one to fill them.

The "skills gap" – the divide between the skills job seekers have and the skills employers seek – will

Leading Advocate for Hunger Relief Programs to Speak at BC

Leading Advocate for Hunger Relief Programs to Speak at BC

Three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee and former United States Ambassador Tony P. Hall, a leading advocate for hunger relief programs and improving human rights conditions around the world, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, in Cole Hall at Bridgewater

Larry Taylor to Accompany Silent Movie "Seven Chances"

Bridgewater College will present Buster Keaton’s silent film Seven Chances at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, in Cole Hall.

Dr. Larry Taylor, associate professor of music at Bridgewater College, will provide organ accompaniment during the showing of the film.

Taylor

BC to Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 29

Although the observance of the birthday of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., is Jan. 20, Bridgewater College will celebrate the day and King’s legacy again on Wednesday, Jan. 29 when Wil Haygood, the author of The Butler: A Witness to History,

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