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New semester less than one month away

August 28, 2014

DSC_2113(1)July 29, 2014 — Excitement grows on campus as Bryan College gears up for the beginning of the Fall 2014 semester, which is now less than a month away.

Interim Vice President of Academics Kevin Clauson expressed his excitement over the new academic year: “We have some beneficial new programs in place, and several new highly-qualified faculty members, as well as all of our great returning faculty, who are enthusiastic about mentoring students.”

Students will also return – or come to the first time – to a campus with significant wireless improvements. The school’s bandwidth has increased from 200 Mb/s to 400 Mb/s. In addition, the number of wireless access points within the dorms has been doubled, with 127 new access points that are larger than the old ones and can handle more data. These features come together to ensure that Bryan’s network and signal are faster and stronger than ever.

Classes offered include the limited-time selected topic courses Russian History 1917 – 2012, Management for Not-for-Profits, Wealth and Justice, and the FBI and Criminal Justice, in addition to the all-new course Elementary American Sign Language I.

In addition to these upgrades and exciting new courses, several new faculty and staff are also preparing for the Fall 2014 semester, eager to meet the new and returning students when they arrive in August. Ms. Olivia Ellis, who will be teaching a number of music classes, said she is “excited to work with the students at Bryan” and “glad that the size of Bryan College allows the faculty to have such close interaction with the students.”

“I am especially excited,” concluded Dr. Clauson, “as we rededicate ourselves to seeking the Lord and following His Word as we engage in our academic endeavors. Our goal is to love God with all of our heart, mind, soul, and strength as we put Christ above all.”

Written by Chloe Ann Nardone ’13, assistant director of marketing, 423.775.7206; chloe.nardone@bryan.edu.