Spire 2022

Bluefield University’s Center for Counseling and Wellness unveiled a new space for the campus community, the Mindfulness Space, with the help of the Virginia Counselors Association (VCA) Foundation. The space, located on the second floor of the Science Center, is designed for the campus community to learn healthy coping strategies for stress and to practice mindfulness.

Broadway touring show performer Shaun Moe returned to Bluefield University for a fourth season to engage with BU students in a Musical Theatre Showcase. Titled Broadway at Bluefield, students were given songs and scenes to rehearse in the weeks leading up to the showcase, held on November 12, 2021, in Harman Chapel. This year’s showcase also featured students from Graham High School and Mercer Christian Academy.

In celebration of a century of Christian higher education, the Bluefield University Department of Music presented the Music Alumni and Centennial Gala Concert featuring the premiere of BU’s centennial anthem titled “Darkness to Light” on Saturday, April 23. BU welcomed Dr. Chris Sheppard, former BU music professor, as the guest conductor.

Bluefield University students developed their strengths and sense of purpose during the Retreat on Calling at Camp Eagle, March 31 - April 1, 2022. In sessions with Dr. Drew Moser and Dr. Debby White, students discussed identity, purpose, direction, and completed the CliftonStrengths assessment. There were also opportunities for ziplining, basketball, paintball, and other outdoor activities. The retreat was funded by the Eli Lilly Endowment, Inc. through a grant initiative by the Council of Independent College’s Network for Vocation in Higher Education (NetVUE).


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