Wednesday, March 24, 2010

"The Working Poor": David Shipler on Poverty in America

Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow David Shipler, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of several best-selling books and accomplished journalist, will be speaking on April 1 in Norton Theatre at Common Hour, an event qualifying for Intellectual/Cultural Credit.

Entitled "The Working Poor", this talk shares its title with Shipler's latest book which details the stories of working-class Americans in their battles with poverty in spite of valiant efforts.

Shipler has worked with a variety of publications, most notably as Chief Diplomatic Correspondent in the Washington Bureau as well as covering critical junctures in Eastern Europe and Russia. Additionally, he has taught at prestigious institutions such as Princeton University and Dartmouth College.

Shipler will also be speaking on Wednesday, March 31 at 3:30 pm in Munger Auditorium, on "Liberty in a Time of Terrorism."

Monday, March 22, 2010

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

The Alabama Symphony Orchestra is known for performing a wide range of music, and it doesn't look as if they're going to quit anytime soon. Their upcoming performance, aptly dubbed "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon", promises to present a stunning array of Asian film music, and will feature two outstanding individuals: George Gao, a "master of the erhu" (a traditional Chinese stringed instrument) who will perform the concerto, and Mei-Ann Chen, a star on the rise, will conduct. Tickets range from $15-$25, and the performance will begin at 7PM on Thursday, March 25 at the Alys Stephens Center, 2100 10th Ave. S. For more information, call the Alys Stephens Center (205-975-2787) or visit the Symphony's website ( Anticipate an exciting performance, and don't forget to keep your ticket. You'll need it to get that CEIS credit!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Library hours during Spring Break

Spring break is upon us!
The library hours during the break will be as follows:

March 13-14 (Saturday-Sunday): Closed
March 15-18 (Monday-Thursday): 8 am - 5 pm
March 19-20 (Friday-Saturday): Closed
March 21 (Sunday): 2 pm - midnight (regular schedule resumes)

Enjoy the break!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Provost's Forum: Dr. Sara H. Robicheaux, March 11

Time may be money to some, but knowledge is beyond value.

Join Associate Professor of Finance, Dr. Sara H. Robicheaux, in Norton Theatre on March 11th during Common Hour as she presents a Provost's Forum entitled "Sabbatical Finance Topics: Banks, Stock Prices, Debt, and Executive Compensation".

As an added bonus, this event qualifies for student Intellectual/Cultural Credit!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Steve Hendley's Provost Forum Podcast Available

The BSC Library is happy to share podcasts of the Provost's Forum by Dr. Steven Hendley entitled Ethical Naturalism: What it Can (and Cannot) Do for Us, presented on February 11, 2010. The links are:

The first link is to the video version, and the second is the audio only version. They may take a few moments to load. We hope you enjoy this interesting presentation.

Steve Laughlin

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Spring Dance Choreography Workshop

If you're stressed about tests or just need a break from work, make your way down to the theater for the Spring Dance Choreography Workshop. The performances start on March 4th and continue through March 6th, and will feature original choreography by BSC dance students. Each performance starts at 7:30 P.M. Tickets are $10 for public and $5 for students, and students should also remember that this is a cultural event! Go and buy a ticket before they're sold out, and don't forget to enjoy the show!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Common Hour Event Featuring Dr. Sandral Hullett

Health care is a topic that is heatedly debated these days in our nation's Congress. This is also the topic that will be discussed on campus this Tuesday by Dr. Sandral Hullett.

Dr. Hullett has worked to improve rural health care for Alabamians. She received her medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania and her master's in Public Health from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (visit Healthcare Hall of Fame: Alabama for more details).

Dr. Hullett will be giving the opening speech for the annual BACHE Women's Conference. The conference this year is titled, "Women, Health, and Community: Alabama and Beyond." It will take place in BSC's Norton Campus Center March 2nd from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

We hope to see you there at this wonderful opportunity to learn more about a topic that is so integral to our nation's past, present, and future.