Sunday, February 26, 2012

Leadership Matters speaker

This Tuesday, February 28th, Birmingham-Southern will host two guest speakers: Judge Helen Shores Lee, Jefferson County circuit court judge, and David M. Horth, a Senior fellow at the Center for Creative Leadership and co-author of The Leader's Edge.

Judge Lee is the last speaker in this year's Black History Month celebration, and her lecture will take place in Harbert Auditorium at 11AM. (EEIS credit!)
For more information about this event, please contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at 205-226-4733, or

Mr. Horth is a guest speaker for Birmingham-Southern's "Leadership Matters" lecture series. Mr. Horth's lecture, Creative Leadership: Navigating Complex Challenges, will be during Common Hour (11AM) in the Norton Theatre. (EEIS credit!)
For more information about Mr. David M. Horth and past leadership speakers, please visit:

Thursday, February 23, 2012

More Upcoming Black History Month Events

Next week Birmingham-Southern College will be sponsoring 2 Black History Month events. The first, "Of One A-Chord" Music and Dance Performance, will be held in the College Theater at 5:30 on Sunday (2/26). The event will feature several campus groups, including BSC One-A-Chord Gospel Choir, the BSC Hilltop Singers, and students of the college’s dance program. Come out and support our talented students. Also learn more about the Civil Rights Movement that happened right here in Birmingham.

The second event that will be taking place next week is a talk given by guest speaker, Judge Helen Shores Lee. She will be coming out to talk to students and faculty about her dad who fought in the 1930's against discrimination laws. This event will take place at 11AM on Tuesday (2/28) in the Harbert Auditorium. Both events will lead students to gain a more clear outlook of the difficulties African Americans faced during the years of the Civil Rights Movement and leading up to it. For more information click here.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Darkness into Life Lecture Series

Birmingham-Southern College is honored to display an educational and lecture series to increase awareness and understanding of the Holocaust entitled "Darkness to Life: Alabama Holocaust Survivors through Photography and Art." Both the exhibition and lectures are free and open to the public.

Monday, February 20th at 7 PM in the Munger Hall Auditorium Guest Speaker: Dr. Jeffrey Veidlinger, `The Shoah in a Soviet Shtetl` (EEIS Unit 3635)

Tuesday, February 21st at 11 AM in the Norton Center Theatre Guest Speaker: Dr. Jeffrey Veidlinger, `Eastern European Jewish Life` (EEIS Unit 3634)

Thursday, February 23rd at 11 AM in the Norton Center Theatre Guest Speaker: Mr. Max Steinmetz

The Kennedy Art Center's Durbin Gallery features the art of Mitzi J. Levin and the photography of Becky Seitel, which displays personal recollections of 20 Alabama Holocaust survivors. Durbin Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 8:15AM to 4:45PM.

Further exhibition materials can also be found on the main and ground floors of the BSC Library. The main floor features "Children of the Holocaust," while the ground floor presents "The Courage to Remember," a 40 colored posters following the chronology of the Holocaust. BSC Library hours are Monday through Thursday 8AM to midnight, Friday 8AM to 5PM, Saturday 9AM to 5PM and Sunday 2PM to midnight.

For further information, visit:

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Celebrating Black History Month

Birmingham-Southern College always takes great pride in celebrating Black History Month with a variety of guest speakers and events, and this year is no exception. The Office of Multicultural Affairs has joined together with the Black Student Union to plan activities throughout the month that will be available for everyone to attend:

Feb. 16, 3:30 PM, Norton Campus Theatre
Community Panel: "The Dream Realized: Defining the Black Professional" (EEIS event!)

Feb. 19, 2:00PM
Tour of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

Feb. 23, 7:00PM, Hanson Loft
Film: When We Were Kings, Leon Gast

Feb. 26, 5:30PM, College Theatre
Of One A-Chord Performance (EEIS event!)

Feb. 28, 11:00AM, Harbert Auditorium
Speaker: Judge Helen Shores Lee (EEIS event!)

For more information, please visit

photo W.E.B. DuBois, historian, founder of NAACP, poet, civil rights leader

BSC Library introduces new services for mobile phone users!

The BSC Library is happy to announce three services for mobile phone users. All these are in the "beta" test phase, so please let us know of any problems.

First, we now have a mobile version of our web pages. You may either go to with your phone's web browser, or scan the QR on the right.

Secondly, we now offer TEXT to our chat service service. Simply send a text message to 205-287-7746, and chat away (standard text and data charges may apply).

We have also added the capability to share our PC screen with you should you need to see a step-by-step demonstration of some database or other library magic.

We are looking forward to hearing your thoughts on these services. Please send any comments/suggestions/complaints to

Steve Laughlin

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

"Darkness into Life": Holocaust Exhibit and Speaker Series

Throughout February, Birmingham-Southern College will host an educational art exhibit and lecture series, courtesy of the Birmingham Holocaust Education Committee.

One of the exhibits, "Darkness into Light: Alabama Holocaust Survivors through Photography and Art" will be displayed in the Durbin Art Gallery until February 24, with an opening reception on February 10 from 6-8PM.

Artist Mitzi J. Levin and photographer Becky Seitel will give the first of many lectures in conjunction with this exhibit. Their discussion will take place on February 9 at 11AM in the Norton Theatre.

There will also be a discussion of the exhibit by a faculty panel in the Harbert Auditorium on February 14 at 11AM.

Two more exhibits, "The Courage to Remember" and "Children of the Holocaust" will be housed in the BSC Library. The first is a full-color poster exhibit that charts the course of the Holocaust. The second is a literature collection about the Holocaust published for children and young adults.

For more information on the exhibits and lecture schedule, visit

Monday, February 6, 2012

156 Years Later

While some of you were sleeping through January and others were off campus on Ex-Term (formerly Interim) projects, BSC celebrated its 156 anniversary. On the 25th of January, 1856, the Alabama legislature formally incorporated Southern University, our parent institution, at Greensboro. In 1918, Southern merged with Birmingham College on the latter's Hilltop campus to create Birmingham-Southern College. Forward Ever.

--photo of Southern University in 1888

For more information about the history of BSC, take a look at the BSC History page prepared by the College Archives.

--G.W. Hubbs, College Archivist