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…

BSC Foundation’s assets exceed $1 million

Photo of scholarship recepients and Dewey Robinson

While two Bainbridge State College students expounded on how scholarships have helped them with their higher education, the College’s Foundation announced it exceeded $1 million in assets for the first time. Dewey Robinson, chair of the Foundation’s scholarship committee, said during the Foundation’s recent annual meeting that assets for the Foundation topped more than $1 million, of which more than $835,000 was secured for future scholarships. Hoping to increase the amount of money secured for future scholarships to $1 million, Robinson said, “We have laid…

Brazil’s music and myths explored

Photo of Cameron Seigal and Dale Olsen playing.

Retired Florida State professor, Dr. Dale Olsen, plays a specially outfitted flute while Carlos Odria plays his guitar. The music and myths of Brazil were explored during Bainbridge State College’s International Education Week. On Wednesday, a movie co-written by Florida State University professor Dr. Juan Carlos Galeano illustrating some of the myths held by residents of the Peruvian region of the Amazon Basin was shown to Bainbridge State students. The movie delved into the Chullachaqui, a mythical figure who some residents in that region believe…

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…

BSC student earns full-tuition scholarship

From the left, are Bainbridge State College Vice President for Student Services Rodney Carr, Bainbridge State student Christopher Gabenski of Cairo and Fred Kitchens, executive director of Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of Georgia Foundation.

  Bainbridge State College student Christopher Gabenski of Cairo recently received a full scholarship from the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of Georgia Foundation. Gabenski is majoring in nursing at Bainbridge State. His plans are to become an anesthesiologist. The sophomore said the scholarship puts him on track to further his education. Fred Kitchens, executive director of the Foundation, said Gabenski is one of 11 students throughout the state who received the full-tuition scholarship this year from the Foundation. It has given more than $1.3 million…

BSC instructor teaches middle-schoolers about computers

Photo of Barry Reynolds showing a computer to a student

Reynolds shows Ari Patterson how to start to open the casing of a computer’s hard drive.     What better way to learn about the workings of a computer than by taking it apart and putting it back together. With that thought, Barry Reynolds, Bainbridge State College associate professor of computer information systems, showed fifth-graders at Hutto Middle School in Bainbridge the inner workings of a computer while detailing what a profession as a computer information technician would be like. Having students take screws out…

Famed attorney visits BSC Honors Program

Jones & Parks -news release

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…

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