Activities Welcome BPC Students for Fall


MOUNT VERNON -- Brewton-Parker College officials are preparing for the arrival of the majority of fall-semester students, with fall classes beginning with evening courses Monday (Aug. 19) and day classes starting Tuesday. Many students began their semester early with Music Week activities that started Friday night and ran through Tuesday. New student orientation begins Friday, with new students allowed to move into residence halls beginning at 10 a.m. Recent high school graduates are urged to attend all four days of orientation. A special session for commuter students is planned for Monday beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Cook Building Room 101. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Advisement and registration for students who have not previously registered is planned for Monday. New students may register from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., while returning students may register from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Any inquiries concerning orientation and registration may be directed to the Registrar's Office at 583-3240.

Also, rehearsals for the Brewton-Parker Choral Society begin Tuesday. Choral Society Director Mark Bowdidge invites all community members to participate, as membership in the Choral Society is open not only to Brewton-Parker students. Rehearsals will be on Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m. in the Gilder Recital Hall of the Miller Music Building on the Brewton-Parker College campus. Inquiries concerning the Choral Society may be directed to Bowdidge at 912-583-3132.

The varsity soccer teams both have scrimmages planned, with the Lady Barons kicking off the college's athletic schedule Saturday with a scrimmage at Darton Junior College beginning at 1 p.m. The men's soccer squad opens its scrimmage season Tuesday with a home match at 5 p.m. against South Georgia College. The varsity squads will have home scrimmages Aug. 24, with the Barons playing Gordon College at 1 p.m. and the Lady Barons facing the Golden Surf exhibition squad at 4 p.m. The varsity teams begin regular-season play Aug. 30 with a pair of road matches. The Barons will play at Jacksonville University at 5 p.m., while the Lady Barons travel to Cleveland, Tenn., to play Lee University at 7:30 p.m.

The Lady Barons volleyball team is scheduled to begin its season Aug. 29-30 in the Agnes Scott Classic in Atlanta. Their first home game is Sept. 5 against Paine College.

Dr. T.N. Retif (left), professor of music at Brewton-Parker College, leads members of his Introduction to Handbells class during a rehearsal Monday morning as part of BPC's Music Week activities. Music students began their rehearsal sessions Saturday and finished with Tuesday night's ensemble program in the Gilder Recital Hall of the Miller Music Building.