Spring semester begins Jan. 14

June 4, 2014

ahrend (1)Bryan’s spring semester opens January 14, as students are to return Monday, register on Tuesday, and begin class Wednesday, Jan. 16.

Admissions Director Aaron Porter said, “We are excited to welcome the students who will begin their Bryan College experience this spring. Our staff continues to work with these students through their application process. We expect to have just above our three year average for new spring students.”

Opening the semester will be Proceed, the missions conference, Wednesday through Friday. Keynote speaker will be Todd Ahrend, director of Missions Revolution. “Todd has dedicated his life to helping college students mobilize into missions,” said Ben Norquist, director of faith and mission. “We want our students to be influenced by him.

Todd Ahrend “The theme for the conference is ‘Here and Now.’ There is an international element, but the focus is on how God has a mission for us where we are. We have invited several members of the Dayton community to illustrate this by talking about what God has them involved in locally.”

Bryan’s newest program, a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Psychology, will debut Feb. 12 in the School of Adult and Graduate Studies. This degree will prepare students for jobs in the human resources field, among others, as well as provide a stepping stone to graduate programs, according to Dr. Michael Chase, dean of adult and graduate studies.

Among highlights anticipated this semester are the Students Stopping the Trafficking of Persons conference Feb. 18-20, focusing on domestic trafficking issues; the Undergraduate Research Conference April 5; and a chapel presentation by Joni Eareckson Tada April 22.