FROM THE SEMINARIES: Gateway buildings close under renewed lockdowns; Spurgeon College announces bachelor's program updates
ONTARIO, Calif. (BP) -- California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday (July 13) announced many parts of the state would return to a lockdown in an effort to stem the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The decision affects the staff and students of Gateway Seminary, which released the following statement Monday:
"Until further notice, the Los Angeles Campus and San Francisco Campus buildings are closed to students and non-essential employees. Those who have the capability to do their work function from home should work from home until further notice. Essential operations will continue including business office, facilities, instruction, human resources, information technology and recruiting, etc. in modified ways. Any classes scheduled to meet on campus in July will move to remote access.
"More information will be available at a later date."
Spurgeon College announces bachelor's program updates
By John L. Inman, III
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Spurgeon College announced July 13 the launch of a 120-credit hour undergraduate Bachelor of Arts in History degree program, along with faculty-approved updates to the current Bachelor of Arts in Communication program.
The history program, which includes the same general education and biblical studies core courses required of all Spurgeon College students, also incorporates an additional 42 credit hours that focus on history and historical methods. Six credit hours of electives round out the degree track.
Changes to the communications program include replacing five business courses with new communications courses including Journalism II, Online Presence, Principles of Crisis Communication, Advanced Visual Communications, and Introduction to Communication Theory.