Experiential Academics

Brevard College Rover Project Underway

By Brevard College Junior Carmen Boone, ’20 The rovers are robots, tools that can be controlled from the classroom by remote sensing. Originally, they were designed to give students an opportunity to explore Pisgah National Forest. However, the main goal now is to use them to get students excited about science and to keep them engaged.…

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Students Prepare For 21-day Expedition

By Brevard College Junior Chloe McGee, ‘20 A group of 11 Brevard College students led by wilderness leadership and experiential education (WLEE) professor John Buford make up the crew of what is commonly referred to as the “Immersion Semester”— a WLEE course that involves rigorous planning and countless hours in the field. “It’s the capstone…

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Campus Wide Attention to Student Success

Brevard College is making a bold commitment to student success. With the help of the John Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education, Brevard College has begun the BC CARES initiative. BC CARES is a partnership between the academic affairs and campus life departments to create an environment for student success in and out of…

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Brevard Professor Uses His Passion For Numbers To Connect With Students

By Brevard College Senior Shannon Summitt, ‘19 One Brevard professor uses his passion for numbers to connect with students. Brad Bilsky, Assistant Professor of Business and Organizational Leadership at Brevard College, spent his Pennsylvanian childhood trading baseball cards with friends; comparing the shifting prices of each card and tracking the batting averages for their favorite…

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IWIL Begins Annual Mentoring for Local Middle School Students

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By Mary Lewe ’20* First-year members of the Institute for Women in Leadership have been spending their Tuesday afternoons this semester with a group of sixth-grade girls at Brevard Middle School. By leading games and activities, IWIL aims to teach the girls a lesson each week.The IWIL women have signed up in groups of two…

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3rd Annual Looking Glass Rock Writers’ Conference Deadline: 4 March

BREVARD – The deadline is fast approaching to participate in the 2018 Looking Glass Rock Writers’ Conference sponsored by Brevard College and the Transylvania County Library Foundation. The 4- day conference will be held on the Brevard College campus and at the Library from May 17-20 and will include workshops, discussions, and readings. The conference is intended to…

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How Criminal Justice Became One of Brevard College’s Fastest Growing Majors

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By Alex Perri Since 2014, Brevard College’s Criminal Justice program has grown significantly, and it is largely due to one professor’s mission to make Criminal Justice students as prepared as possible to enter the workforce after graduation. Just over two years ago, Tim Powers took over the Criminal Justice major at Brevard, and since then…

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