Sunday, April 29, 2012

BSC Spring Concerts

With the semester coming to a close, it's time to get ready for the end-of-the-year concerts! Southern is hosting 4 upcoming concerts that will be sure to knock your socks off!

One A-Chord Gospel Choir Spring Concert
When: Monday, April 30 @ 7 PM
Where: Bruno Great Hall

Southern Chorale Spring Concert
When: Wednesday, May 2 @ 7:30 PM
Where: Hill Recital Hall

BSC Jazz Band's "Jazz by the Fountain"
When: Wednesday, May 2 @ 4 PM
Where: Norton Campus Center Plaza

Hilltop Singers Season Finale
When: Monday, May 7 @ 7:30 PM
Where: Hill Recital Hall

Come out and support your fellow panthers! This is a great way to show your southern pride and earn a culture credit. 
Forward, ever!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

BSC Theater Presents RENT!

RENT! -- BSC Student Production -- April 26-29, 2012

Jonathan Larson's famous Broadway Musical Rent is coming to BSC!

BSC College Theater - Mainstage
Dir. Michael Flowers

April 26-28, 7:30 p.m.
April 29, 2:30 p.m.

General tickets - $20
Student tickets - $10

With costumes, lighting design, hair and makeup design, assistant directing, and choreography done by fellow students, this is an incredible opportunity to see fellow members of the BSC student body showcasing their work on stage, both technically and in the height of performance.

Don't miss BSC's student production of the hit 1996 Broadway musical Rent!

Thursday, April 19, 2012


APRIL 20-21, 2012

Teaching at college is not limited to professors in classrooms. Academic symposia provide opportunities for college students to be on the other side of the lectern—the side that teaches students and professors alike a thing or two that is new.

Join your fellow scholars at the 20th Annual Latin American Studies Symposium held right here on campus and listen to your peers from BSC and other schools from all over the country as they present papers on such topics as:

· Amazon deforestation
· Standards of beauty in Brazil
· Mariachi music and patriotism
· Sports and society

Student presenters from BSC include:

· Katie Adams
· Jennifer Commander
· Trent Baker
· CeCe Lacey

Other schools that are represented include:

Baylor University
Kennesaw State University
Millsaps College
Morehouse University
Rhodes College
Samford University
Trinity University
Tulane University

Sunday, April 15, 2012

National Poetry Month

April is national poetry month!!

The Birmingham-Southern Underground Poets Society is sponsoring several events during April in celebration of National Poetry Month.

Upcoming film screenings:
April 16—“Howl” with Dr. Clifford, Norton Theatre, 5 p.m.
April 23—“Slamnation”, Norton Theatre, 5 p.m.

Upcoming poet speakers:
April 19—Jerri Hardesty, Norton Theatre, 11 a.m.
April 26—Shariff Simmons, Norton Theatre, 11 a.m.

For more information on the events, contact Sarah McCune (

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Library Needs Summer Work-Studies!

The Library needs summer work-studies!

BSC students who are interested in working in the Library this summer, please leave your name and contact information at the Library Circulation Desk or send an e-mail to not later than May 9.

Duties include but are not limited to checking out and checking in library materials, re-shelving returned materials, maintaining library collections, running errands, etc. Availability to work during the entire summer class term, June 6 – July 30, is required.

Interested students must complete the 2012-13 FAFSA ( as soon as possible and must meet all eligibility requirements for participating in the work-study program as determined by the BSC Financial Aid Office before being hired. Applicants need not be enrolled in summer classes to be eligible but must be enrolled during the 2012-13 academic year.

Thanks for your interest. We hope to hear from some of you very soon!

Library Databases: Remote Access Temporarily Not Available, Connection Still Available from Wired Campus Computers

Due to a hardware failure, several systems are currently unavailable at BSC. This includes the EZProxy system, which allows access to library databases from off-campus and wireless connections.

However, you can still access the databases from a wired computer on campus. To access the databases from a computer on the BSC campus, click on the database name, go to the box in your browser that displays the webpage address (or URL), and remove this initial part of the URL:

Then press enter or the "go to" arrow. You should connect to the database. If you have questions, please contact a librarian at 205-226-4766.
As reported by the IT department, the other systems affected include:
  • TheSIS (registration for students)
  • All math software (Matlab, Maple, Minitab)
  • SPSS
  • All printing via print servers - some printing may work if not going through a print server
  • Pcounter system (for student printing)
  • Copiers

IT is hopeful that access to these systems will be restored by tomorrow, April 12. Thank you for your patience as they work to resolve this problem.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Provost Forum, April 12, Common Hour -- Dr. Randy Law

A single terrorist

but millions would die

The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo, June 28, 1914

Insights from the History of Terrorism

by Dr. Randy Law, Associate Professor of History

Provost's Forum

Thursday, April 12

Common Hour

Norton Theater

Sunday, April 1, 2012

April is National Poetry Month!

National Poetry Month was first introduced in April 1966 by the Academy of American Poets. It aims to raise awareness and appreciation for American poetry.

According to, the Top 5 Love Poems in the U.S. are: “How Do I Love Thee? (Sonnet 43)” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, “My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun (Sonnet 130)” by William Shakespeare, “When You Are Old” by W.B. Yeats, “Love” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and “The Definition of Love” by Andrew Marvell.

For more ways to celebrate National Poetry Month, visit: