Lions Club donates raffle proceeds toward BSC scholarship

Photo of student with winning ticket

The Lions Club recently conducted a raffle where the proceeds of the money go toward a Bainbridge State College scholarship. The ticket picked Thursday by Bainbridge State President Richard Carvajal receives $1,000 in Bainbridge Bucks. From the left are, front, Lions Club members Jim Beck, Brenda Howell, Melinda Jones and Sam Mayhew, and Dr. Carvajal. In the back, are Bainbridge State representatives Barbara Snipes, Dr. Tonya Strickland, Leslie Judkins, Kay Owens, Shawn McGee, Joy Burrell and student Cierra Barnett. A Bainbridge State College student from…

Acclaimed science-fiction writer, McDevitt, to visit BSC

Award-winning science-fiction writer Jack McDevitt will visit Bainbridge State College on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 4:30 p.m. McDevitt will read from his latest novel, Starhawk, and sign copies of his books afterward in Room 961 in the Student Wellness Center on main campus. The event is free and open to the public. McDevitt has published more than 20 books, including six installments in the Alex Benedict series (a seventh is due out in 2014) and seven—now, with the recent publication of Starhawk—featuring Priscilla “Hutch” Hutchins…

Gratitude Tree marking thankfulness

Expressions of gratitude are adorning a Christmas tree in the Bainbridge State College’s library this year. Students, faculty and staff members have been invited to write what they are grateful for and those tags are then hung on the tree in the newly renovated library’s sitting area. Bainbridge State Library Assistant Chandra Anderson-Casteel smiles while reading one of the tags. This is the first time the gratitude tags were offered, and comments on them range from “I am thankful for my new job,” “I thank…

China is another one of BSC’s study aboard programs

Photo of The Great Wall of China

Along with the study aboard programs in Belize and Scotland, Bainbridge State College has another fascinating destination students may travel to while earning college credit – China. From May 13-27, 2014, Bainbridge State instructor Roger Lunt will lead the study aboard program through some of the China’s most renowned sights. The tour will include a four-city stop, with the group arriving in Beijing, traveling via an overnight train to Xian, traveling to Guilin/Yangzhou and then departing from Hong Kong. “My wife and I spent 10…

Expansion of BSC’s library opens up more than just space

Photo of BSC's librarians with Kennedy display.

Assistant Librarian Heather Battenberg and Library Director Susan Ralph show the Life Magazine cover that included coverage of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination on Nov. 22, 1963. The display is example of what the newly expanded Bainbridge State College Library has to offer. Not only can you read about history at Bainbridge State College’s newly expanded library, you can touch it. As the country will mark the 50th anniversary on Nov. 22 of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the College’s library has the…

Famed attorney visits BSC Honors Program

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Daryl Parks, a Tallahassee, Fla., attorney who was one of the lawyers for Trayvon Martin’s family, was a recent guest of the Bainbridge State College Honors Program. Studying a theme of race and racism for the academic year, the Bainbridge State Honors Program consists of 17 talented students who engaged Parks in a frank and honest discussion about the teenager’s death in Sanford, Fla., in February 2012. Following the meeting, Parks gave a generous donation to the Ernie Jones Scholarship while Rosalyn Jones, Mr. Jones’…

Brazil will be featured country for BSC’s International Education Week

Photo of Juan Carlos Galeano

Carlos & Carlos The South American country of Brazil will be highlighted for a week beginning on Monday, Nov. 11, as part of Bainbridge State College’s International Education Week. “International Education Week is a great opportunity for our students to explore cultures and issues that they might not be exposed to otherwise,” said Emily Dowd-Arrow, assistant professor of English at Bainbridge State and a member of the International Education Committee, which was responsible for coordinating the week’s activities. “Brazil was a consensus choice for this…

Poet Gehrke will visit BSC Thursday, Nov. 14

American poet Steve Gehrke will be the first of three Georgia Poetry Circuit speakers scheduled to visit Bainbridge State College as part of its inaugural Arts and Lecture Series. Gehrke will appear on Thursday, Nov. 14. From 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., he will have an extended question and answer session. At 6 p.m., Gehrke will read some of his works. Both sessions are scheduled at the Student Wellness Center’s performance space, and both events are free and open to the public. Gehrke has published three…

Viewing of film ‘The Mission’ set for BSC International Education Week

As one of a handful of events comprising International Education Week at Bainbridge State College, the International Education Committee will host a viewing of “The Mission,” a 1986 film starring Robert DeNiro and Aidan Quinn, on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 6 p.m. in Room 961 of the Student Wellness Center on the main campus. The event is free and open to the public. “Featuring a majestic score by Ennio Morricone and lush Oscar-winning cinematography by Chris Menges, director Roland Joffé’s film examines the events surrounding…

The Battle of Fowltown to be told Nov. 21

As part of the celebration of the recent launching of its Creek Heritage Trail in Decatur County, Ga., the Historic Chattahoochee Commission and Bainbridge State College are partnering on an exciting free educational event. On Thursday, Nov. 21, at 12:15 p.m. (EST), noted Seminole War scholar Dr. Joe Knetsch will speak about the Battle of Fowltown in the Charles H. Kirbo Regional Center on Bainbridge State’s main campus. The event is timed to coincide with 196th anniversary of the battle, which took place a short…


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