Letter from Vintage

The Vintage is written, designed and photographed by students.

This year’s theme is based on a book: The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers & Devotions. The Valley of Vision is especially relevant to students because Bennett, the author and a university professor, dedicated the book to a college audience.

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Accomplishment and character. Those are the two words a colleague used to describe this year’s dedicatee, Dr. Grace Hargis. And Dr. Hargis’s two biggest passions — languages and missions — find their places underneath each of those descriptions.

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Year in Review

President Pettit

“Love wins. I really believe that. I have seen it happen, not once, not twice, but multiple times. In the end, love will always win.” For Dr. Steve Pettit, this is the conclusion that has driven his thirty years of ministry with overwhelming certainty: love will win out in the end. And it is this knowledge that impassions him in his new role as president of BJU.

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Great semester ahead at @BJUedu. @BJUPresident has a heart for Christ and the students. Can’t wait to see how God works and grows us all!

@BJUPresident unpacked my car and helped move me in my dorm room. @BJUedu #wearebruins

Great opening challenge from @BJUPresident to kick off the start of the year! Love his vision for @BJUedu #WeAreBruins

Chapel Theme

Each semester, a chapel theme is chosen, centered around a specific passage of scripture.

This year, Dr. Pettit chose "Walking in the Spirit" from Galatians 5 for the first semester theme, and he chose "Run the Race" from Hebrews 12 as second semester's theme.

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Students pick up their copy of "Walking in the Spirit" study guide. Photo by Derek Eckenroth.

Photo by Derek Eckenroth

Everyday we have a fresh start to give Him the preeminence in our lives. #BJUChapel

S/O to @john_gaal for that awesome marimba number in chapel. #bjuchapel

Start of the Semester

Opening Exercises

The 88th Opening Exercises began, as in past years, with the student body’s welcoming the incoming freshmen while singing the University Hymn. But the content of the program was different this year in that it resembled a ceremony.

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Processional for the 2014-15 Opening Exercises in the FMA

@garyweier stopped by for picture at check-in! #bjuedu

Live photo coverage of the BJU Opening Exercises for the 2014-2015 Academic Year. Watch the webcast now at

Photo by Dan Calnon

Photo by Hal Cook

Den Renovations

During the summer the wall between the Snack Shop and the Campus Store was removed, and the Campus Store became the smaller Bruins Shop, to create more space for socializing. Cuppa Jones was also relocated to The Den, to facilitate an atmosphere of fellowship for residence hall and day students.

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Snack shop soda jerk (1965)


BJU @ladybruinssoccer

3 wins. 0 losses. 1 tie. Starting off the season strong! If you see several of us today falling asleep while standing up...we got back from our game at 3:45am. Hugs, Starbucks, or a pillow will be readily welcomed by all

Kim Stegall @mumsikim

Brody chillin' with BJU President at soccer game.@bjuedu #bjubruins

Bruins' forward Anna Daulton named NCCAA DII national player of the week! This is her 2nd time being selected in the last three weeks! Read it here. Go Bruins! ‪#‎WeAreBruins‬ ‪#‎BruinsSoccer‬

Running together makes friendships stronger & stronger. #BruinsXC #WeAreBruins

Wishing @BJUPresident a very Happy Birthday!

BJU @bjubruins

You can now call him "Mr. 1,000." Congrats on reaching 1,000 career points, @kturn_up! #KT1K #WeAreBruins

BJU @bruinswbb

Regional Championship tonight at 6pm vs. SWU, who has the home court advantage. We need YOU to travel 42 minutes to help US bring home the banner and get a ticket to NATIONALS!!! We can't do it without#BRUINNATION so BE THERE in BLUE!!!! #onegamefromstate #beatSWU #bruinswbb#WEAREBRUINS

BRUINS WIN! @gold_micah 1st @claywiginton 2nd as @bjubruinsgolf come from behind to win. Story


Beta Chi Omega Christmas! #somuchlaughing #fouronacouchforever #thepresentsinthestockingarebest

Dan Nazaruk @dannazaruk

Christmas lights. #BJUedu #VSCOcam

Tis the season... for studying. #finalsweek #bjuedu

Praying for safe travels and a wonderful Christmas break for everyone leaving today! #bjuedu

Joy has dawned upon the world, Promised from creation— God's salvation now unfurled, Hope for ev'ry nation.


Recitals and Dramatic Productions

In the four years a student will spend at BJU, he or she will have dozens of opportunities to participate in the dramatic productions on campus. The capstone for those studying in a fine arts program is the senior recital. Whether it be a speech or a musical performance, students put their best foot forward in their areas of expertise.

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Students and staff perform the Christmas program "It's a Wonderful Life" as a live radio drama in Performance Hall

“Tis the mind that makes the body rich.” #Shrew #Truth

Yee-haw! @BJUedu production of 'Shrew', skewed Western, is fun to watch. @PaulHyde7 reviews.

Absolutely loving the strings and the vocalists singing @BJUedu Handels #TheMessiah! #Exciting to hear! #glorious #bjuedu

Normal people sleep at 4AM. I stayed up so I could watch @BJUedu 's performance of the Messiah live in Kuwait tonight. So excited for this!!

Nathan Pittack

This year’s Living Gallery, a BJU Easter tradition that combines beautiful religious artwork, music and drama into one cohesive performance, will take place April 2, 3 and 4 at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m., with an extra showing at 2 p.m. on April 4, in Rodeheaver Auditorium

Wow. Living Gallery was so great! So much talent went into tonight and it's so wonderful how they can use those talents to recreate the story of Christ's crucifixion and resurrection. We serve an amazing and loving God!

A video posted by Jonathan Beck (@jtbeck18) on

“A few seconds from my time-lapse video of me getting my makeup on today for Living Gallery! #bjuedu@rkrenner”


Abbe Mitchell @abbeleigh15

I'm going to the Pandolfi concert, are you? #DoYouIQ #bjuedu

Abbie Fant @abbiefant

Despite the look on my face I really was ok thanks to my moral support @kendal_mullinax !! Donate blood = save 3 lives. #bjublooddrive #bjuedu

BJU @bjuedu

Don't miss the Senior Graphic Design Show this week in the Sargent Art Building! #skue Photo by Dan Calnon #bjuedu #bobjonesuniversity

Thankful to be part of BJU's South Carolina Student Legislature delegation in Myrtle Beach this last weekend #bjuedu

Bible Conference

Like a roller coaster, spring semester at BJU starts off slowly and then builds to a climax with quick finish. That climax of the semester is Bible Conference. It’s a week to take a break from the busyness of classes to hear God’s Word preached. Bible Conference is a key component of life at BJU because it’s a time to be refreshed and to refocus on Christ.

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Usher greets a guest at Bible Conference service
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Bible Conference 2015. Photo by Derek Eckenroth #bjuedu #bobjonesuniversity

Jae Kim @jkimness

I am privileged to serve others with them and even more privileged to serve them. #bjuedu #bjubc #bjubc15 #ushercrew

It’s the last day of Bible Conference 2015. Looking forward to worshipping, learning, and growing together! #bjuedu

Rejoicing over $70,000 given at the BJU Bible Conference for Gospel Advance 2015. #Godisgood

Overseen: Our president weeping over the thought of God's Word being translated and aiding the cause of the Gospel. Beautiful. What an encouragement this whole week was.

God is good! 70,000 to missions @BJUedu #bibleconference presented by @BJUPresident

Only the manliest fundraiser ever. The motorcyclists of #BOJOMO raised $1,245!


A highlight of the Commencement ceremony is that a number of men and women from the graduating class share testimonies in lieu of a commencement address. This is a time for graduating students to share how the Lord has worked in their hearts during their 4+ years at BJU.

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Measuring the days to commencement... only 25 more days! Join the countdown by tagging your photos with#bjugrad and we'll repost our favorites! Photo by Derek Eckenroth #bjuedu #bobjonesuniversity

#TBT to the first day of college. Can't believe #graduation is in 50 days! #senioritist #bjuedu