2006-2007 News Releases
Belhaven College Announces the Launch of its Speakers Bureau
-June 7, 2007
JACKSON, Miss ->Belhaven College, long known
for its dedication to giving its students the finest teaching in all of Higher
Education, is set to give this knowledge to the greater Jackson community and
has launched its own Speakers Bureau.
The College's Professors and Department Chairs have
knowledge that spans into every area of academia, from Mathematical Principles
to Vocal Pedagogy to Pauline Epistemology.
The Belhaven College Speaker's Bureau marks the
beginning of an opportunity for all in the Greater Jackson community to be
beneficiaries of the College's pursuit of Top Educators from across the globe.
The Speakers Bureau has been developed to give clubs, organizations, media
outlets and others the opportunity to experience the same knowledge that is
taught to our students on a daily basis.
A partial list of Professors and their topics is
listed at speakers_bureau.htm. All members of the Bureau
are ready to speak on their selected topics on short notice.
Belhaven Graduates 275 in May Commencement Ceremonies; Awards Convocation
Showcases Top Students
- May 16, 2007
JACKSON, Miss - Belhaven continued
it's over 120-year tradition of commencement this past May, honoring over 300
students at both the Jackson and Memphis campuses, with Associates, Bachelors,
Pete Hammond, the Senior staff member and Vice
President with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA and leader of its Ministry
In Daily Life Resource Group (formerly known as Marketplace), gave the May
commencement ceremony address at Thalia Mara Hall in downtown Jackson. Mr.
Hammond spoke on "Some Ancient Lessons for Your New Adventure", highlighting
lessons learned from saints from both the Old and New Testament. He received
the honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity.
Mr. Hammond was a pioneer of evangelism and ethnic
ministries within InterVarsity and launched a ministry to students headed for
the secular marketplace. His work with Marketplace resulted in numerous products
aimed at graduating collegians and marketplace Christians. These have included
ten years of hosting the national Marketplace Voices daily radio program, and
launching two marketplace newsletters. He was also the initiator, team-leader
and creative developer of the award-winning Word in Life Study Bible, published
by Thomas Nelson Publishers. He has been on the leadership team of the Urbana
Student Missions convention for 30 years.
In Memphis, the graduating class was addressed by
Mrs. Dee Griffin, an anchorwoman for Channel 24 in Memphis. She is a member of
Mississippi Blvd Christian Church in Memphis. She also serves on the Board of
Directors for Girls, Inc and the Fogelman YMCA. Dee has won numerous honors and
awards. Most recently she was named one of the 50 Women of Influence in Memphis.
Dee has won awards for Best Feature Reporting by the Georgia Associated Press.
and was named Best On-Air Personality for her work in Georgia. She earned the
National Academy of Television Journalists Golden Viddy Award for Excellence in
On April 24, Belhaven honored the numerous
accomplishments of both the class of 2007 and several faculty members during the
Awards Convocation, held in the Center for the Arts. The Higher Education
Appreciation Day Working for Academic Excellence award, given by the state of
Mississippi to an outstanding student and faculty member to recognize excellence
in higher education, went to Dr. Sara Kimmell of the Business Department, and to
graduating senior Michael Phillips. The Bess Caldwell Memorial award, presented
annually to a junior who has exhibited throughout the year the greatest loyalty
and service to his fellow students, was given to Zachary Owens. (For a
complete list of award winners, click
here). Two awards were given out at the commencement ceremony in
Jackson on May 12. The Trustee's Scholastic award, given to the graduating
senior with the highest overall GPA per credit hours taken at Belhaven, went to
Amanda Long. The Gillespie award, given to the graduating senior who in the
best judgment of the faculty approximates most nearly the ideals of the
college, was given to Michael Phillips.
Belhaven Announces Muse Scholars for 2007
- April 23, 2007
JACKSON, Miss - The Muse Scholars for Belhaven
College for 2007 have been announced, and this year's list includes 6 Hinds
Community College Transfers.
The six recipients are Alesia Hatten, a Pre-Med major from
Jackson, MS; Arrie Mae Lockett, a Psychology major from Brandon, MS; Sharon
Robinson, a Social Services major from Jackson, MS; Jerry Barlow, a Mathematics
major from Richland, MS; Kenneth Nelson, a Sports Medicine; Exercise Science
major from Jackson, MS; and Kenneth Richardson, an Art major from Jackson, MS.
The Muse Scholars are recommended
by Dr. Clyde Muse, the Hinds Community College President, and are received as
Transfer students by Belhaven College based on their academic success and their
good standing with Hinds.
Belhaven Says "Goodbye" to Andrew
- April 10, 2007
JACKSON, Miss - Belhaven College alumi William
"Andrew" Hilleke, who graduated from Belhaven in May of 2006, went home to be
with the Lord this past Monday evening.
William, better known as "Andrew", had battles a rare bone
and joint disorder that caused even the smallest of tasks in his daily life to
become major hurdles; however, Andrew never complained, but pressed on towards
all the goals that God had placed in his heart to accomplish. Andrew never
failed to inspire his peers, even those among the faculty and staff of the
was a special student who always had a positive
attitude, no matter what the circumstances", commented Mr. Kevin Russell, Vice-President of Institutional
To read a remembrance of Andrew by one of his
friends, click here.
Belhaven's Art Dean Taking on New Role - April 5, 2007, from the Clarion-Ledger
JACKSON, Miss - Belhaven College arts dean Colin
Harbinson will resign that position at the end of August to assume a new role as
international director of StoneWorks.
StoneWorks is a global, trans-organizational movement Harbinson designed that
will focus on the next generation of Christians in the arts. Harbinson will
continue to reside in Brandon; StoneWorks will be an entity of the college's
School of the Arts.
"This will certainly be a global focus, so people will be coming here for all
sorts of seminars and performances," he said. "There will be amixture of people
from all over the world on a regular basis. They'll be available to speak on
campus and perform on campus and in the community as well." The move will free
him from day-to-day academic duties, allowing him to concentrate on the creative
Elite Joshua Squad Members to Travel to Brazil
- March 30, 2007
JACKSON, Miss - This summer, elite members of the
Joshua Squad will be setting a whole new precedent in the club's ministry as
they travel to Lavras, Brazil for an intensive three-weeks of ministry.
Kerri Courtney (Richland, Miss.) and Jonathan Dixon
(Brandon, MS) will journey to Brazil on July 23 with Dr. Lou Campbell, Professor
of Theatre and Chair of the Theatre Department at Belhaven College, and
establish temporary residence in a Christian College and Institution located
there in the city of Lavras. People interested in performing arts
ministries will then come to the campus and receive training, including
rehearsal of pieces which will then be exported to their respective venues in
the surrounding area.
"This trip provides a new dimension for those students who
will be participating," commented Dr. Campbell. " Not only will they get
to experience the Brazilian culture through field trips and cross-cultural
ministry opportunities, they will also assist me in teaching at the college
level. We will be engaging the Brazilian students in their understanding of the
body from a Christian worldview, and then applying that knowledge into their
The Squad will leave for Brazil on July 23, and return on
Belhaven Students Take Top Honors at Mississippi Music
Teachers Association Spring Competitions
- March 5, 2007
JACKSON, Miss - A number of Belhaven College music
students competed in the Mississippi Music Teachers'
Association Spring Competitions this past Saturday, held at Millsaps College,
and managed to bring home top honors in their disciplines.
Sarah Jones received Honorable Mention (3rd place) in the Freshman/Sophomore Piano
Solo division, Sarah Sachs was 1st place
in the Piano Concerto division, Valerie Tate was 2nd place in the
Freshman/Sophomore Vocal Solo division, and Rachel Reese was 1st place in the
String Concerto division. Rachel also took home 1st in the Chamber
Music division, along with Shellie Brown, Hannah Reese and Nat Smith.
Serge Duss of World Vision to Highlight Chapel
Program on HIV/AIDS
- February 23, 2007
JACKSON, Miss - Serge Duss,
World Vision's Senior Advisor for Global Affairs in Washington, D.C., will be
the key speaker in Belhaven College's chapel program on Tuesday, February 27.
Duss will speak on the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The program will be held in the
Center for the Arts Concert Hall, beginning at 11:00 am.
As World Vision's Senior Advisor for Global Affairs in
Washington, D.C., Serge Duss promotes justice through World Vision's global
ministry and advocates with foreign governments and international institutions
on behalf of the poor and marginalized. He is tireless in both the academic and
political arenas, and bold in moving World Vision's mission forward. And he
enjoys a strong connection with minorities thanks to his clear and equitable
social justice agenda.
Knowledgeable and outspoken, Serge uses the power of
storytelling to bring alive events that illustrate aid in action. During his
career as a journalist, he received an assignment to work with Indo-Chinese
refugees who had fled Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laosâ€”an experience that led him to
his current field and helped give him firsthand knowledge of the important role
that faith-based organizations have in humanitarian aid, as well as their
strength in working alongside government entities.
Prior to his current position, Serge served as World
Vision's Director of Public Policy and Advocacy, leading advocacy and lobbying
with the presidential administration and Congress to promote pro-justice public
policies on behalf of those in the developing world. He is a leading proponent
of using the Internet to inform and mobilize donors and the public to speak to
American political leaders about global poverty and conflict.
Serge has directed World Vision's development programs in
the former Soviet Union and Bosnia and is a specialist in Eastern European
affairs. He currently serves on the boards of Christian Solidarity Worldwide-U.S.A
and Central Union Mission in Washington, D.C. He also is a past president of the
Association of Evangelical Relief and Development Organizations.
JACKSON, Miss.- Belhaven College, long known for its
commitment to fostering students in the Arts, has recently achieved national
accreditation for all of its departments in the School of the Artsâ€”a status
attained by only a two-dozen institutions of Higher Learning in the country.
Belhaven College joins only 23 other colleges and
universities nationwide that include Florida State, University of Illinois, Ohio
State and California Institute of the Arts, in having all four branches of the
Arts: Music, Visual Arts, Dance, and Theatre accredited by the respective
National Association of Schools accrediting board. It is remarkable that
Belhaven has earned this high status in the Arts among these gigantic
institutions, reflects Belhaven's President, Dr. Roger Parrott, â€œand we want to
use well this platform to especially help the Church understand the value
communicating into culture through the use of top quality in the Arts.
Belhaven College Announces Recipients of the Hobson-Cosby-McGehee
- February 1, 2007
JACKSON, Miss- Belhaven College has announced the recipients of the Hobson-Cosby-McGehee scholarship
for the 2006-2007 academic year.
The following students received the award based upon the
recommendations of faculty and their outstanding academic achievement.
The McGehee scholarship, given by the Feild Cooperative
Association, Inc. of Jackson, is given to select Education majors who have
excelled in the classroom, and who have shown outstanding qualities in their
Howell and Leona Russ Add to Belhaven Endowment
- January 30, 2007
Kevin Russell (center), Vice President of Advancement,
proudly receives a check from the Estate of Howell and Leona Russ from trustees
of the Estate, Mr. Jim Eaton (left) and Rex Harvey (right). The Russ Endowment
is used to support teaching excellence at the College.
Belhaven College Featured for Historic
- January 8, 2007
Belhaven College has been featured on the
Historic Campus Architecture Project (HCAP) of the Council of Independent
Colleges (CIC). The HCAP website is the first nationwide architecture and
landscape database of independent colleges and university campuses.
With it's designation as a historical
landmark, the Belhaven College campus is rich with classic architectural design.
The highlighted buildings for the HCAP website are Preston Hall, Fitzhugh Hall,
and the lagoon that ties the two buildings together.
The HCAP website has been designed to help
researchers along with others to users, and is available to the general public.
Barbara S. Christen, Senior Advisor for the CIC, said that "the architectural
styles, designers, building types, and historical, educational, and religious
context of each institution can all be easily explored... (there is a ) wealth
of text and images of buildings and sites on the HCAP website."
The HCAP website can be found at
www.cic.edu/hcap, or by clicking here.
The First Dance
-From the New York Times Magazine
Belhaven College Spring Schedule is Set!
- December 13, 2006
Belhaven College has finalized the events
schedule for the spring semester 2007. Highlights from the Theatre
department include performances of Shadowlands (2/15-24), and Antigone (4/19-28), while the Music department will continue it's "Evening of
Diamonds" series , with performances by Dr. Andrew Mark Sauerwein (1/16) and a
performance of Claude Bolling's "Two Sonatas for Two Pianists" by Dr. and Mrs.
Sachs (3/6). Vocal performances for the semester will be highlighted by Dr.
Christopher Shelt's faculty recital (3/24), and conclude with "Belhaven on
Broadway" (4/28). The Dance department will continue to showcase it's work
with an Ensemble Spring Concert (3/29-31) and the ever-popular Doxa Student
Showcase (4/26, 27). The Visual Arts will be represented with showcase galleries
including Senior Project Exhibitions (3/29-4/13 and 4/17-5/4) and a Student
Photography Exhibition (2/1-24). The bi-annual Best of Belhaven (4/14)
will also be sure to please.
GET READY FOR THE SINGING CHRISTMAS TREE!
Friday and Saturday, Dec. 1 & 2 at 7:30pm at "The Bowl"
- November 28, 2006
It's that time
of year again, so get out your coat, cap, and mittens, and get ready to enjoy
the 74th edition of the Singing Christmas Tree! Mrs. Carolyn Sachs, this year's
Director of the Singing Christmas Tree, is in full gear, ready to make this
year's performance the best yet!
We are adding "Carol of the Bells" to the tree
performance this year. It is a beautiful secular carol with great imagery of
the season. It was added by student request. Each year, participants suggest
carols they wish to add to the program, and note which carols seem least
effective (those are the ones we omit). Since our staging area is in the
basement of the Bitsy Irby VDAC Building, we will process from there to the tree
structure. Our hope is to have lighted candles to add to the beauty of the
procession. Members of the Belhaven Wind Ensemble will play during the
procession and loading of the tree. It takes about 15 to 20 minutes to get all
the singers onto the tree structure and the lights passed along all the rows.
As the week for rehearsals grows closer, I am always
filled with the fear of oversights; are the robes ready? Are the gloves clean?
Is there enough tinsel? Will we have enthusiastic participants? And I expect
as in previous years, my fears will be completely erased at the first rehearsal
when so many energetic students come ready to sing and have fun. Every
participating student does one job to help make the Singing Christmas Tree
possible; moving equipment, arranging robes, folding costumes, preparing
candles, monitoring stairs. With everyone taking a role, all details are
covered and no one is overloaded with responsibilities.
Our soloist at the top of the tree this year is Josh
Black, a sophomore from Louisville, MS. Seniors have first choice of standing
on the top rows to throw snow and play the sleigh bells. Several faculty join
us also: Dr. Shelt, Dr. Sachs, and Dr. Sauerwein are all Tree veterans. Our
accompanist this year is Mrs. Ruth Keyes, staff accompanist for the Music
It is an honor to direct this gift from Belhaven
College to the Jackson community. Much work is involved in this event, from
Security, Campus Operations staff, Housekeeping, and Music. I sense the joy and
excitement that Mignon Caldwell must have felt in directing the first Singing
Christmas Tree 74 years ago. To be part of such a lasting tradition, to bring
pleasure to so many people through music and lights, to create lasting memories
for students is a privilege. For many Jackson families, this is the traditional
start of the season. And I get Merry Christmas!
This year's edition of the Singing Christmas tree will
no doubt be one of the best thus far, so get your blankets and lawn chairs, warm
up the hot cocoa, and come out and experience "The Tree!"
The Singing Christmas Tree will be at the
Soccer Bowl on Friday and Saturday night, Dec. 1 & 2, beginning at 7:30pm.
DR. MELISSA HAUSE TO RECEIVE 2006 HUMANITIES TEACHER AWARD FROM MISSISSIPPI HUMANITIES COUNCIL
- November 20, 2006
Belhaven College's Associate Chair of the
Visual Arts Department and Dean of the Honors College, Dr. Melissa Hause, is set
to receive the 2006 Humanities Teacher Award for 2006, as awarded by the
Mississippi Humanities Council. The award, which is given to one humanities
faculty member at each higher education institution in the state, will be given
to Dr. Hause on Tuesday, November 21 at 6:00pm in the Gallery of the Bitsy Irby
Visual Arts Center, on the Belhaven College campus.
Each award recipient must agree to make a public
presentation based on scholarly research or current humanities interests. Dr.
Hause, who teaches courses on both art history and aesthetics, will present a
"Between Matter and Spirit"
"Dr. Hause is the
prime example of an intellectual who has given her life to higher education, but
with a heart to mentor her students with the intensity of a counselor, said Dr.
Dan Fredericks, Provost of Belhaven College. Her breadth of knowledge not only
in the arts, but in the humanities at large, makes her a fine representative of
Belhaven's depth in intellectual inquiry and profound worldview conclusions."
Dr. Melissa Hause teaches art
history, aesthetics, the art component of the worldview curriculum, and the
Honors Colloquium. After graduating from Belhaven College with a B.A. in art,
she went on to study at Emory University in Atlanta. There she received her
M.A. in art history and her Ph.D. from Emory's interdisciplinary Institute of
the Liberal Arts. From 1991 to 2000, Dr. Hause lived in Germany, where she
studied art history at the Philipps-Universitaet in Marburg and worked as an art
and architectural translator and editor. Her published translations include Picasso: The Sculptures by Werner Spies and The Prints of Barnett Newman by Gabriele Schor as well as contributions to major exhibition catalogues such
as Cezanne: Finished / Unfinished and Bill Traylor 1854-1949: Deep
The lecture is scheduled to begin at 6:00pm on November 21,
with a reception immediately following. The event is open to the public. For
more information, please contact John Brower, Assistant Director of Integrated
Marketing, at 601.965.7044.
Belhaven 5k Run/Walk Set for November 11
October 24, 2006 - Come and be
a part of the Belhaven Homecoming festivities! Enjoy a scenic but
challenging 3.1 mile loop through the historic Belhaven neighborhood. The
top 3 overall male and female participants will receive an award package.
After the race, stick around and
mingle with members of Belhaven's 2006 Cross-Country squad, as well as BC
alumni, faculty, and staff.
The Entry fee is $10, which includes a
commemorative t-shirt and a goodie bag including a ticket to the Belhaven
Football game at 1:30pm. JUST ANNOUNCED: FREE FOR STUDENTS, FACULTY,
STAFF, AND ALUMNI must pay entry fee for t-shirt.
Register on raceday at "The Fountain"
on Peachtree Street (between Fitzhugh and Preston) beginning at 6:45. For
more information, please call 601.965.7044. See you there!
Dr. Charles Thaxton to be the
Featured Speaker for Biology Seminar
October 19, 2006
- On October 19 and 20, the Biology department will host a very important
seminar entitled "Christianity & Scientific Revolution: Historical Perspectives
on Current Challenges," featuring Dr. Charles Thaxton, the President of the
Konos Connection. These lectures will deal with the historical factors which
gave birth to modern science. Dr. Thaxton will show that conditions leading to
the birth of modern science also led to a renewal of faith, with mutually
beneficial influences. He will also examine the need for science to emerge from
the limitations which secularism has placed on it and how successes in the past
can help the present Intelligent Design movement.
"Dr. Thaxton is an international speaker, who has held lectures in Prague,
London, etc.," commented Dr. Al Chestnut, chair of the Biology department.
"Current science rejects Christianity as a valid starting point for scientific
inquiry, yet the fact is that modern science was birthed out of Christian
foundations by men who saw God as creator and sustainer of the universe and
living systems. These seminars will give us an eye-opening look into this
debate. In addition, the intelligent design movement (using reason, logic,
probability to show the flaws of macroevolution) was to a large degree
fatheredâ by Dr. Thaxton, so we can look forward to much insight on this topic
Dr. Thaxton has a Ph.D. in physical chemistry and
has done post-doctoral work in the history of science and in molecular biology.
He is co-author of The Mystery of Life's Origin and The Soul of
Science and has contributed significant chapters to the books God and
Culture, The Creation Hypothesis, and Finding God at Harvard.
He was chairman of the historic Tacoma Conference on
"Information Content in DNA" in 1988, that proved to be a precursor to the
intelligent design movement. Dr. Thaxton was also chairman and organizer of the
first conference on intelligent design in Europe, "Darwin and Design: A
Challenge for 21st Century Science," October 2005, Prague.
This two-day seminar series presents a grand
opportunity to learn more about our uniqueness as creation in the eyes of our
Creator. It also offers to us as believers a unique opportunity to reach out to
those in our community who may not be Christians, and to offer them a perhaps
new view on life, its beginnings, and its purpose.
The lectures will start at 6pm on both Thursday
and Friday nights, in the Concert Hall of the Center for the Arts., with a book
signing and reception immediately following. Admission is free. For more
information, please contact Dr. Waltzer at 601 968-5962 or email@example.com.
Guitarist Adam Holzman to Perform at Belhaven College on October 18
October 17, 2006 - This month, Belhaven will add to its reputation of being home to the
finest venues and biggest festivals for the arts as the 5th annual Mississippi
Guitar Festival returns to its place of origin.
The festival will present lectures and masterclasses intended to challenge and
expand students knowledge of the guitar, as well as give them an opportunity to
compete with one another for the possibility of a cash prize. "It is our desire
to provide a festival program which will simultaneously be challenging to the
aspiring professional and accessible to the serious amateur," comments Mr. Barry
Hause, Instructor of Guitar and Humanities here at Belhaven and the Director of
this year's festival.
The Festival began in 2002 at the suggestion of
Dr. Miroslav Loncar of William Carey University. "The idea was to have a
regional festival that players of all levels and backgrounds could enjoy, and
that would challenge and expand the participants knowledge of the guitar," said
Mr. Hause. Over the past 5 years, the festival has grown to be sponsored by not
only Belhaven and William Carey, but Hinds Community College, Mississippi State
University, and the University of Southern Mississippi.
Each festival brings with it a keynote performer
who is usually very prominent in the world of guitar, and this years could not
be any bigger. Mr. Adam Holzman, the world-renowned classical guitarist, will
give two performances, and will be teaching a masterclass for the participants.
Mr. Holzman has given performances in places such as the prestigious
Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, distinguished New York venues, as well as in music
festivals from Miami to San Francisco, Boston to New Orleans. His extensive
international performances have taken him throughout Europe, Canada, Mexico,
Central and Latin America.
Mr. Holzman is founder of the Guitar Department
at the University of Texas at Austin where, in addition to his active performing
career, he heads a thriving guitar studio. His students have won an array of
international prizes. From 1992-1994 Mr. Holzman held the title of Maestro
Extraordinari given by the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Monterrey,
Mexico. This year Mr. Holzman has been featured on the covers of both Classical Guitar Magazine and Guitar Magazine. "Adam represents the
cutting edge of classical guitar at a world level," commented Mr. Hause. "His
talent is of the caliber that will captivate and amaze anyone.
This year's Festival is sure to be a huge
success, both in the Jackson community and in the Mississippi area. "The theme
of this years festival is Building a Musical Community. It is my conviction
that music belongs not exclusively to the professional, trained musician but to
serious amateurs and passionate fans," said Mr. Hause. This will no doubt be one
of the best performers to have a concert at the Center for the Arts, so make
plans now to come out and here some of the finest talent on the guitar that your
ears have ever heard.
The Festival will take place on October 18-19,
with Mr. Holzman performance taking place at 7:30pm on the 18th in the Concert
Hall of the enter for the Arts. For more information on the Festival, please
email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the performance, please call
Canon Andrew White to be Keynote Speaker for Day of Learning on October 17
October 10, 2006 - Canon Andrew White, President and
CEO for the Foundation for Reconciliation in the Middle East, will be the
keynote speaker at the Day of Learning on October 17. There will be two
speaking sessions that day, the first being at 8:45am, and the next at 10:45am,
with both engagements being held in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall.
Canon White has
acted as a negotiator in many conflict situations including the siege of the
Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem and the riots between Muslims and Christians
in Northern Nigeria. He is looked to by all the governments involved to lead
the dialog between the various religious groups in Iraq, and was the negotiator
who recently freed two FOX Network newsmen.
Canon White is the acting pastor of St. George's Church in
Baghdad, and is currently the co-coordinator for the Alexandria Process, a
religious track complimenting the Middle East Peace Process. He is the
International Director of the Iraqi Institute of Peace (IIP), and worked in Iraq
with the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA), being the link with the
In recent years Canon White has been awarded several
significant prizes for his peace work including the International Sternberg
Prize and The ICCJ Prize for Sustained Intellectual Contribution to Jewish
Christian Relations and in 2003 the Three Faith's Forum Prize for Inter-Faith
Belhaven's Theatre Department to Present Fiddler on the Roof
October 3, 2006 - Sometimes, tradition is the only
thing we have left to comfort us. For Russian Jews at the turn of the twentieth
century, generations of tradition were the only certainty in life. Amid
persecution and hatred they sought refuge in the values of their small
Belhaven College's production of Fiddler on the Roof
tells the often forgotten story of Russian Jews forced into exile by Czar
Nicholas II. As the peasant Tevye (played by Haddon McKinney) struggles to cope
with "shtetl" life, the community around him grows in unexpected and unwanted
ways. The universal struggle of any community of people is to maintain cultural
heritage while living and working in an ever changing world.
Based on the folk tales by Sholom Aleichem, Fiddler
on the Roof is a fun but meaningful look at society and how we relate to one
another. When persecuted, when faced with hard times, faith becomes an even
more important part of our lives. Faith comforts and consoles. Faith
Fiddler will be playing at Belhaven November 8-11; at
7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults and may be purchased by
calling the box office at 601-965-7026 or email email@example.com
Belhaven College Seminar Series to Feature Dr. Russell Blaylock
October 2, 2006 - Belhaven College's Biology Department's Fall seminar series is scheduled to include a
talk by Dr. Russell Blaylock entitled "Preventing Heart Attacks & Strokes."
The seminar will be held on Friday, October 13th at 6pm in the Barber Auditorium on the campus of Belhaven College, with a
reception immediately following. Admission is free.
Dr. Blaylock is a board certified
neurosurgeon, author and lecturer. He attended the LSU school of Medicine in New
Orleans and completed his internship and neurosurgical residency at the Medical
University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. For the past 26
years he has practiced neurosurgery in addition to having a nutritional
practice. He recently retired from his neurosurgical practice to devote fulltime
to nutritional studies and research.
Dr. Blaylock has written and
illustrated three books. The first book was on the subject of excitotoxins (EXCITOTOXINS:
THE TASTE THAT KILLS) and how they cause neurodegenerative diseases of the
nervous system. His second book, HEALTH AND NUTRITION SECRETS THAT CAN SAVE YOUR
LIFE, covers nutritional protection against aging and contains a special section
on nutritional protection against terrorism. His third book, NATURAL
STRATEGIES FOR THE CANCER PATIENT, was released in April, 2003 and discusses
the ways to defeat cancer, enhance the effectiveness of conventional treatments
and prevent complications associated with these treatments. In addition, he has
written and illustrated three chapters in medical textbooks, written a booklet
on nutritional protection against nuclear, chemical and biological terrorism and
written and illustrated a book on multiple sclerosis. In addition he has written
over 30 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals.
Since the publication of his
first book he has been a guest on over 50 syndicated radio programs and appeared
on the 700 Club seven times. He recently appeared on Nutritional Living with Dr.
Ward Bond. Presently, he is engaged in a monthly radio program discussing his
book, HEALTH AND NUTRITION SECTRES on Raymond Francis's program BEYOND
HEALTH. The series will run for 12 months. He lectures widely to both lay and
professional medical audiences on a variety of nutritional subjects.
Dr. Blaylock serves on the
editorial staff of the journal of the American Nutraceutical Association and is
the associate editor of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. He
recently retired as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the
Medical University of Mississippi and now serves as a Visiting Professor in the
Department of Biology at Belhaven College.
For more information, please
contact the Biology Department of Belhaven College at 601-968-5964, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.