Student Activities and Programming

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Spring 2016

January 17 (7 pm to 10 pm)
Auxillary Gym
Campus Recreation Team
Open Recreation
Open Rec is the perfect opportunity for fellowship with peers while participating in traditional sports like basketball, soccer and volleyball but also bizarre games like pickleball, kan jam and spikeball.

January 18 (8:30 am)
Rugg Arena
Community Outreach

Martin Luther King Service Day
Come join in a morning of service! We will meet and dismiss into teams from Rugg Arena at 8:30 am.
January 20 (8:30 pm to 9:30 pm)
Auxillary Gym
Yoga Night
Bend but don’t break! Bring your student ID and come join get your stretch on for FREE with a certified yoga instructor from Sala Mississippi.
January 21
Office of Student Leadership
Campus Recreation
Pod Racing on Skates
“Try not. Do… or do not. There is no try.” Stop by the Office of Student Leadership to build your own podracer and compete in a galaxy far, far away.
January 20-21
Belhaven Activities Team
Star Wars Ticket Giveaway
Belhaven Activities Team members will have Star Wars tickets to give to you as long as you can show your Star Wars knowledge.  Follow Belhaven Leadership Council on Facebook to know where the BAT members will be. 
January 21
Campus Recreation and Activities Team
Third Thursday
Come start the year off by writing encouraging cards to Belhaven’s hardworking staff!
January 27
Student Center
Student Leadership

EXTREME TAKEOVER: Leadership Edition
Experience Leadership! See what Student Leadership is all about with exciting events, activities, games, food, fun and important information about leadership opportunities.

January 28
Rugg Arena
Belhaven Leadership Council
Gold Out
Belhaven Leadership Council will be selling I Heart BU shirts at the Blazer Basketball game.  Join BLC in a Gold Out at Rugg Arena. 
January 29
Student Ministries
Refugees Awareness
This event will bring awareness for the refugees of Syria.  There will be a time of prayer and everyone will get to hear from Professor Wright. 
Season Starts on February 1
Auxillary Gym
Campus Recreation
Intramural Soccer
This is real futbol! Show off your footwork and ball skills this winter with Campus Rec during our annual indoor soccer season. Indoor Soccer will consist of three leagues: Men's, Women's and Co-Rec.
February 3 (8:30 pm- 9:30 pm)
Auxiliary Gym
Pilates
Break a sweat and stretch it out! Bring your student ID and come get your workout on for FREE with a certified Pilates instructor.

February 5
Shoebird Cafe
Belhaven Activities Team

Beats at the Bird
Join BAT, the first Friday of each month, for sweet sounds and tasty treats at the Shoe Bird.  Beats at the Bird will allow students to showcase their artist talents while providing a relaxing event for campus.  If interested in performing at Beats at the Bird please contact the below email.
February 7 (5 pm)
Student Center Commons
Campus Recreation
Super Bowl Watch Party
He could go ALL THE WAY, TOUCHDOWN! Don't miss the 50th Super Bowl! Join Campus Rec for funny commercials, good food and the best that football has to offer!
February 10
Student Center
White Columns
Photo Day
Join White Columns in the Student Center for your spring option for Yearbook photos. 

February 10 (8:30 pm to 9:30 pm)
Auxillary Gym

Aerobic Kickboxing
“Kick” it into gear! Bring student ID and join Campus Rec for a FREE aerobic kickboxing class with a certified instructor from Salsa Mississippi!
February 13
Cleland Hall 100
Student Ministries
Anchored: DIY Encouragement
Join Student Ministries for a time of crafting and fellowship.  Come decorate journals and spend quality time with friends.
February 17 (8:30 pm to 9:30 pm)
Auxillary Gym
Aerobic Hip-Hop
Heart pumping, bass bumping madness! Bring student ID and join Campus Rec for a FREE aerobic hip-hop class with certified instructor, Karlos Lyons!
February 18
Barber Auditorium
Community Outreach
Third Thursday
Join us in participating in national Random Acts of Kindness by doing a team scavenger hunt! 
February 19
Student Center and Theater
Belhaven Activities Team
Game Night
Belhaven Activities Team is hosting an event that caters towards everyone’s inner nerd with Super Smash Brothers, Settlers of Catan and more.
February 24 (8:30 pm to 9:30 pm)
Auxillary Gym
Ladies Zumba Night
Get to movin’ ladies! You will learn salsa, bachata, merengue, hip hop, line dance and more! Bring your student ID so you don’t miss out on February’s ladies fitness night!

February 26 (6 pm to 9 pm)
Student Center Commons
Campus Recreation

FIFA Tournament
GOOOOOOOAAAAALLLLLLLLL! Select your club or country and compete against your peers for the 2016 Campus Rec Cup.

February 29 (8:30 pm to 9:30 pm)
Auxiliary Gym

Spring To Fit: Pilates
Break a sweat and stretch it out! Bring your student ID and come get your workout on for FREE with a certified Pilates instructor.

March 1 (8:30 pm to 9:30 pm)
Auxiliary Gym

Spring To Fit: Aerobic Hip-Hop
Heart pumping, bass bumping madness! Bring student ID and join Campus Rec for a FREE aerobic hip-hop class with certified instructor, Karlos Lyons!
March 2 (8:30 pm to 9:30 pm)
Auxiliary Gym
Spring To Fit: Yoga Night
Bend but don’t break! Bring your student ID and come join get your stretch on for FREE with a certified yoga instructor from Sala Mississippi.
March 3 (8:30 pm to 9:30 pm)
Auxiliary Gym
Spring To Fit: Zumba
Get to movin’! You will learn salsa, bachata, merengue, hip hop, line dance and more! Bring your student ID so you don’t miss out!
March 1 - April 22
Various Locations
Community Outreach
The Dive: Collection Bins
Donate clothes, shoes, books, gadgets, jewelry, knick-knacks, and other assorted items in our bins conveniently located in the residence hall lobbies.  All donations will go into a campus wide garage sale, The Dive.

March 4
Shoebird Cafe
Belhaven Activities Team

Beats at the Bird
Join BAT, the first Friday of each month, for sweet sounds and tasty treats at the Shoe Bird.  Beats at the Bird will allow students to showcase their artist talents while providing a relaxing event for campus.  If interested in performing at Beats at the Bird please contact the below email.
Season Starts on March 14
Rugg Arena
Campus Recreation
Intramural Basketball
We're playin' basketball! Channel your inner Steph Curry and lead your team to an Intramural Championship! Basketball will consist of three leagues: Men's, Women's and Co-Rec.
March 14-16
Student Center
Campus Recreation
March Madness Tournament Challenge
Who’s your Cinderella team? Sixty-eight teams with only one champion! Complete the best bracket and win a $25 gift card.

March 16 (8:30 pm to 9:30 pm)
Auxiliary Gym

Aerobic Kickboxing
“Kick” it into gear! Bring student ID and join Campus Rec for a FREE aerobic kickboxing class with a certified instructor from Salsa Mississippi
March 16
Outside Student Center
Belhaven Activities Team
TLC: Tie Dye
Get your spring spirit on with Belhaven Activities Team as we Tie Dye as many things as possible.  TLC will be kicked off with this event and it is just the beginning of a great kick-off to spring. 
March 17
Bitsy Irby Parking Lot
Belhaven Activities Team
TLC: Late Night Food Truck
Belhaven Activities Team will have a food truck on campus to fulfill your late night cravings.  Stop by the Bitsy Irby Lot for food and yard games. 
March 18
Preston Commons
Belhaven Activities Team
TLC: Crawfish Boil
Mud Bugs are on the menu for tonight.  Join Belhaven Activities Team and MMI Dining Services for a campus wide Crawfish Boil.  There will be live music, good food, and the final bash of Spring TLC. 
March 23 (8:30 pm- 9:30 pm)
Auxiliary Gym
Pilates
Break a sweat and stretch it out! Bring your student ID and come get your workout on for FREE with a certified Pilates instructor.
March 30 (8:30 pm to 9:30 pm)
Auxillary Gym
Ladies Zumba Night
Get to movin’ ladies! You will learn salsa, bachata, merengue, hip hop, line dance and more! Bring your student ID so you don’t miss out on February’s ladies fitness night!
April 1
The Ivy Venue
Belhaven Activities Team
Spring Formal
Food, friends, and dancing, all the makings of a fun formal! $15 will get you a great Friday night.  Be watching for an announcement for music and special food for this evening.

April 4 (7 pm – 10 pm)
Student Center Commons
Campus Recreation

March Madness Watch Party
IT'S ALL MADNESS! Come cheer for your underdog or forever favorite either way we are watching the best in college basketball with good food!
April 6 (8:30 pm to 9:30 pm)
Auxillary Gym
Yoga Night
Bend but don’t break! Bring your student ID and come join get your stretch on for FREE with a certified yoga instructor from Sala Mississippi.
April 7
Fondren
Belhaven Activities Team
Fondren's First Thursday
BAT is helping with the sponsorship of the April Fondren First Thursday! They will be there with free popcorn from Grump Dave’s and free tshirts from Studio Chane. Come out and enjoy this night with the community!
April 13 (6:00 pm to 8:00 pm)
Gillespie Commons
The Arts Collective
Come and enjoy an outdoor Art Gallery including music, art, and dance.  There will be DIY activities for you to enjoy!  Come and go to see what fellow students are working on and just for a time to hang out with other students.

April 13 (8:30 pm to 9:30 pm)
Auxiliary Gym

Aerobic Hip-Hop
Heart pumping, bass bumping madness! Bring student ID and join Campus Rec for a FREE aerobic hip-hop class with certified instructor, Karlos Lyons!
April 14
Sneaky Beans
Belhaven Activities Team
Poetry Night
Show off your poetry skill sat Belhaven Activities Team’s first poetry night at Sneaky Beans!  Coffee will be on BAT and the poetry will be all yours. 
April 15
Broadmoor Baptist Church
Steven Curtis Chapman and Third Day Concert
Come volunteer with the merchandise team and Food for the Hungry organization!  For more information email: communityoutreach@belhaven.edu
April 16
Bitsy Irby Parking Lot
Campus Life
Car Facts and Car Wash
Belhaven students, come by the Bitsy Irby Parking Lot to ask our Security and Maintenance staff questions about your car, and get a car wash to benefit Show Hope! There will be awesome prizes you could win!
April 20 (8:30 pm to 9:30 pm)
Auxiliary Gym
Zumba Night
Get to movin’! You will learn salsa, bachata, merengue, hip hop, line dance and more! Bring your student ID so you don’t miss out!
April 22 (6:00 pm to 10:00 pm)
Auxilary Gym
The Dive
Come shop & show hope to orphans around the world! The rummage sale will benefit orphan care and advocacy.  Entry is $1 and $5 for a bag for all you can fit.  Large items will be priced separately.
April 25
Rugg Arena
Campus Recreation and Activities Team
Spring Semester Blowout/Dodgeball Championship
Compete for the ‘Ship’ or just come celebrate the end of the semester with epic basketball games, good food and fellowship.

Fall 2015

August 15 (8 pm)
Gillespie Commons
Belhaven Activities Team
Starlight Cinema
Enjoy a relaxing evening with an outdoor movie! Starlight Cinema is your chance to take a break from move-in activities and enjoy the community of Belhaven University with new friends, popcorn, candy and drinks. Welcome, the fun has just begun!
August 16 (7 pm)
Center for the Arts, Concert Hall
Worship Night
A local band will be leading a time of worship and Tracy Ford, Dean of Worldview Studies, will give a brief devotion and word of encouragement.  Worship Night is a Belhaven tradition and is always a Welcome Week experience to remember.
August 16 (8:15 pm)
Student Center
Community Connections
This time is about connecting with the community.  Churches and mission organizations will gather in the Student Center to meet new students and share what opportunities for involvement

August 17 (3pm to 5pm)
Fitness Center
Campus Recreation

Fitness Center Open House
The Campus Recreation Team (CRT) will give facility tours, demonstrate how to use the equipment, and discuss upcoming fitness programming during this time.

August 17 (3pm to 5pm)
Auxiliary Gym
Campus Recreation

Open Recreation
Enjoy the chance to meet some of the Campus Recreation Team and play pick-up basketball, volleyball or indoor soccer while developing new relationships in a fun relaxed environment.
August 18 (11 am to 2 pm)
Gillespie Commons
Student Leadership
Campus Connections
Leaders from student organizations, clubs and ministries will be gathered to share what they do as an organization and how others can become involved.  Campus Connections is all about making connections that get one involved on campus. The Office of Student Leadership will provide food, fun, games, and prizes.  

August 18 (2pm to 4pm)
Rugg Arena, Auxiliary Gym and
Lower Practice Field

Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation Kickoff
Come get a glimpse of what Campus Recreation will offer throughout the year!  A variety of games and activities will be available: Pickle ball, 3 on 3 basketball tournament, ultimate Frisbee, Spikeball, Kan Jam, badminton, four square and more!
August 20 (9 pm)
Center for the Arts Concert Hall
3-2-1 Improv Comedy Show
321 Improv Comedy will bring tears to your eyes, a pain to your side and they’ll make your face ache with laughter! An evening with 321 Improv is unlike anything you’ve been a part of before. It is a unique interactive comedy experience. Each show, the three guys in 321 Improv instantly turn audience suggestions into hilarious scenes. No two shows are the same!

August 21
Preston Commons
Belhaven Activities Team

Luau
Join the Belhaven Activities Team for the annual Luau including roasted pigs, lawn chair volleyball, coconut bowling, and good music all night long!  The Luau is BAT’s kick-off for the year and it is one you will not want to miss.  Come dressed in your best Hawaiian shirt!

August 22 (6pm)
Trustmark Park, Pearl, MS
Belhaven Leadership Council

Mississippi Braves Game
What could be better than a beautiful night at the ballpark? The Mississippi Braves are hosting Belhaven University! The game starts at 6:00pm with fireworks to follow. Tickets are FREE for students! Everyone will meet in the Student Center at 5:15pm to carpool or meet at the stadium in front of the northwest box office along the third base side. Directions to the ballpark will be posted on the BLC Facebook page and available in Cleland Hall, first floor.

August 23 and 30 (7pm to 10pm)
Auxiliary Gym
Campus Recreation

Open Recreation
Open Rec is the perfect opportunity for fellowship with peers while participating in traditional sports like basketball, soccer and volleyball but also bizarre games like pickleball, kan jam and spikeball.

August 27 (7 pm to 10 pm)
Sonic
Ministries and Programming

Shake Up Some Convo
Shake Up Some Convo is a way to get to know people more personally.  Students can come out and enjoy a free milkshake on us!

September 4
ShoeBird Café
Belhaven Activities Team

Beats at the Bird
Join BAT, the first Friday of each month, for sweet sounds and tasty treats at the Shoe Bird.  Beats at the Bird will allow students to showcase their artist talents while providing a relaxing event for campus. 

September 5 (2pm to 5pm)
Lower Practice Field
Campus Recreation

Intramural Flag Football Tournament
There’s a Heisman in us all! Flag football is a one day, co-rec event. Create or join and team and show your skills while enjoying the 3 F’s of football: fun, fellowship and food.

September 6, 13, 20 and 27 (7pm to 10pm)
Auxiliary Gym
Campus Recreation

Open Recreation
Open Rec is the perfect opportunity for fellowship with peers while participating in traditional sports like basketball, soccer and volleyball but also bizarre games like pickleball, kan jam and spikeball.

September 7 (2pm to 5pm)
Irby 200
Campus Recreation

Intramural MarioKart Tournament
“It’s a-me, Mario!” Come show off your thumb skills while throwing banana peels and turtles shells with Campus Recreation in a race battle of heroes and villains.  

Season Starts on September 8
Auxilary Gym
Campus Recreation

Intramural Volleyball
Bump, set, spike it! Don’t miss out on the first seasonal intramural sport. Volleyball will consist of three leagues: Men’s, Women’s and Co-Rec. Win it all and receive a coveted Championship Shirt!
September 12, 19, 26 and October 3
Northwest Rankin Middle School
Campus Recreation
Saturday Outdoor Bootcamp
Come sweat it out with Campus Rec & Chuck Fit on Saturday mornings. Exercise and Community!

September 17
TBA
Community Outreach

Third Thursday
Meet in the Student Center at 3pm on the Third Thursday of every month to join in a service project at various organizations in the community.
September 17
Irby 200
Campus Life
"Treasure" Our Troops
Come recognize Constitution Day by watching National Treasure and making care package to support to Adopt a US Soldier organization.
September 23
Soccer Bowl
Ministries and Programming
See You at the Pole
Join us the this National Event designed to pray for students, faculty, staff and family. 

September 25
AUX, Rugg and Lower Practice Field
Campus Recreation and
Belhaven Activities Team

Rec the Night: Glow Edition
REC your weekend with laser tag, volleyball, slip ‘n’ slide and more, GLOW IN THE DARK style!  
September 28 (7 pm to 9 pm)
Fusion Coffee House
Ministries and Programming
Anchored
At this girls only event, Dr. Williford will be giving a testimony and devotional.  This is a time for girls to come together in fellowship and ask any questions to Dr. Williford. 

October 2,
ShoeBird Café
Belhaven Activities Team

Beats at the Bird
Join BAT, the first Friday of each month, for sweet sounds and tasty treats at the Shoe Bird.  Beats at the Bird will allow students to showcase their artist talents while providing a relaxing event for campus.  If interested in performing at Beats at the Bird please contact the below email.
October 3 ( 4 pm to 10 pm)
Broadmoor Baptist Church
Community Outreach
Air 1 Concert Volunteering
Come volunteer with Food for the Hungry & enjoy the concert!!

October 10, 18 and 25 (7pm to 10pm)
Auxiliary Gym
Campus Recreation

Open Recreation
Open Rec is the perfect opportunity for fellowship with peers while participating in traditional sports like basketball, soccer and volleyball but also bizarre games like pickleball, kan jam and spikeball.
October 14 (7:30 pm to 9 pm)
Outside the Student Center
Campus Recreation
Campus Rec Community Night
Come out for an opportunity to gain community through games and interacting with peers.  You will not want to miss the food, typical Rec games, coffee, and music

October 15
Rugg Arena
Campus Recreation

Intramural Volleyball Championship Night
It’s the Final Countdown! Who will remain standing after a long fought season? Join Campus Recreation to witness the crowning of a new volleyball champions!
October 15
First Baptist Jackson
Community Outreach
Third Thursdays: 4Him Concert
Come volunteer with 4Him on their 25th Anniversary tour celebrating 25 #1 Hits!!

October 16
Reservoir Point
Belhaven Activities Team

Homecoming Dance
Belhaven Activities Team wants you to show your school spirit by showing out at the Homecoming Dance. This evening will include a special presentation of Belhaven’s 2015 Homecoming Court.  The Homecoming Dance is free to all Belhaven students.  You must have your Student ID for admittance for you and any outside friends.  
October 16 (10 am to 2 pm)
Soccer Bowl
Ministries and Programming
National Day of Prayer
A 50 foot long tour bus will be on campus with people with the desire to pray for students, faculty and Staff. 

Season Starts on October 19
Auxiliary Gym and Rugg Arena
Campus Recreation

Intramural Dodgeball
It’s the sport without age! Dodge, duck, dive, dip and dodge your way through the most popular intramural sport at Belhaven. Dodgeball consist of three leagues: Men’s, Women’s and Co-Rec.
October 23
Gillespie Commons
Belhaven Activities Team
DIY Mug Design
Are you ready for Fall?!  Come out and decorate mugs and join fellowship with peers!

October 24
Auxiliary Gym
Campus Recreation

Intramural Badminton/Pickleball Tournament
We’ve got something you know and something you don’t. Try your hand at something new or something old as Campus Recreation hosts the 2nd Annual Badminton and Pickleball Tournament!

October 30
Lower Practice Field
Belhaven Activities Team

Backwoods: Fall Fest and Square Dance
Join BAT for some good ol’ Sippi’ entertainment; come bob for apples, play tug-a-war, run sack races, learn to Two Step and so much more.  You will not want to miss this night of Backwoods fun!

October 1, 8, 15 and 22 and 30
(7pm to 10pm)
Auxiliary Gym
Campus Recreation

Open Recreation
Open Rec is the perfect opportunity for fellowship with peers while participating in traditional sports like basketball, soccer and volleyball but also bizarre games like pickleball, kan jam and spikeball.

November 6
ShoeBird Café
Belhaven Activities Team

Beats at the Bird
Join BAT, the first Friday of each month, for sweet sounds and tasty treats at the Shoe Bird.  Beats at the Bird will allow students to showcase their artist talents while providing a relaxing event for campus. 
November 12
First Baptist Jackson
Community Outreach
Matthew West and Francesca Battistelli Concert
Sign up to help volunteer for the Live Forever Tour!!  Email Community Outreach@belhaven.edu to RSVP your spot! 

November 13
Student Center Commons
Campus Recreation

Madden Tournament
Bring your “A” game! Select your team of choice and dominate the competition for a chance to win a copy of Madden 16 for Xbox 360!
November 17 (6:30 pm to 8:30 pm)
Student Center
Operation Christmas Child Packing Party
Give a gift that matters!  Come out and help pack shoeboxes with toys, hygiene items, and school supply for children in need all around the world! You can be a part of something that will make a huge impact in a child’s life, and touch their heart with the Good News of Jesus Christ.  Sponsored by Student Leadership.  For more information about Operation Christmas Child visit Samaritan’s Purse website at: http://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child
November 19
TBA
Community Outreach
Third Thursday
Meet in the Student Center at 2:30pm to carpool for a  service project.  We will be back by 5pm!

November 30
Lakeside
Belhaven Activities Team

Escape to the Lake
Sometimes taking a break is the best way to prepare for finals. Take a break on BAT, enjoy a lakeside bonfire and outdoor movie.

December 1
Rugg Arena
Belhaven Activities Team

A Rock'n Christmas: Fall SemesterBlowout/Dodgeball Championship Night
Compete for the ‘Ship’ or just come celebrate the end of the semester with epic dodgeball games, good food and fellowship.
January 17, 24, 31
February 14, 21, 28
March 13, 20
April 3, 10, 17 (7pm to 10 pm)
Auxillary Gym
Campus Recreation
Open Recration
Open Rec is the perfect opportunity for fellowship with peers while participating in traditional sports like basketball, soccer and volleyball but also bizarre games like pickleball, kan jam and spikeball.
January 21
Campus Recreation
Pod Racing on Skates
“Try not. Do… or do not. There is no try.” Stop by the Office of Student Leadership to build your own podracer and compete in a galaxy far, far away.
February 1
Auxillary Gym
Campus Recreation
Intramural Soccer
This is real futbol! Show off your footwork and ball skills this winter with Campus Rec during our annual indoor soccer season. Indoor Soccer will consist of three leagues: Men's, Women's and Co-Rec.
February 7
Student Center
Campus Recreation
Super Bowl Watch Party
He could go ALL THE WAY, TOUCHDOWN! Don't miss the 50th Super Bowl! Join Campus Rec for funny commercials, good food and the best that football has to offer!
February 26
Student Center
Campus Recreation
FIFA Tournament
GOOOOOOOAAAAALLLLLLLLL! Select your club or country and compete against your peers for the 2016 Campus Rec Cup.
March 14-16
Student Center
Campus Recreation
March Madness Tournament Challenge
Who’s your Cinderella team? Sixty-eight teams with only one champion! Complete the best bracket and win a $25 gift card.
April 4 (7 pm to 10 pm)
Student Center
Campus Recration
March Madness Watch Party
IT'S ALL MADNESS! Come cheer for your underdog or forever favorite either way we are watching the best in college basketball with good food!
April 25
Rugg Arena
Campus Recreation and
Belhaven Activities Team
Spring Semester Blowout/Dodgeball Championship Night
Compete for the ‘Ship’ or just come celebrate the end of the semester with epic basketball games, good food and fellowship