January 22, 2016 – Amid chilly winds and snowy weather Bryan College’s spring semester commenced this week. Students returned from their winter break over the weekend and began school on Wednesday, only to have most of the day’s classes cancelled due to an onset of freezing rain during chapel. The weather evened out on Thursday and Friday, but students are buzzing with excitement at the forecast of more snow this weekend, to open their 2016.
The Bryan chapel’s Engage Conference featured the topic “Why the Church?” and challenged students to think strategically and missionally about their futures and daily living. According to the Chapel at Bryan College official blog, the conference addressed questions such as “How can we get involved in a way that renews our passion for following Christ? What can we do to move past our frustrations and criticisms? How can we immerse ourselves in ways that bring health to the Church and open ourselves to the Spirit’s work?” Speakers Luke Thomas (Legacy Church, lead pastor) and Don Stubbs (Off The Wall Ministry, founder and executive director).
In his beginning-of-semester address to faculty and staff, college president Dr. Stephen D. Livesay praised the admissions team, relating particularly exciting news: just this academic year to date (a little over one single semester), there have been more new student applications than in all of the 2014 or 2015 years, separately.
Vice President of Academics Kevin Clauson commented, “We are excited to welcome both new and returning students to campus as we begin the spring semester. The semester should be a great one, and we look forward to a solid finish culminating with graduation in May. We also look forward with great anticipation to many new projects and programs in the coming months, which will enhance our campus.”
Written by Chloe Ann Townsend ’13, assistant director of public information, 423-775-7206; firstname.lastname@example.org.