Monday, April 29, 2013

Spring Music Performances at Birmingham-Southern

'Tis the season for spring music! This upcoming week Birmingham-Southern will host several music performances by groups from around campus. These performances include:

Symphonic Band Outdoor Concert
When? Tuesday, April 30 @ 7PM
Where? Hill Music Building Amphitheater

May Dance Concert
When? Tuesday, April 30 @ 8PM
Where? Munger Hall Auditorium

Jazz Band Outdoor Concert
When? Wednesday, May 1 @ 4PM
Where? Alumni Plaza in front of Norton Campus Center

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

Southern Voice Recital
When? Friday, May 3 @ 7:30PM
Where? Hill Recital Hall

All events listed count for an EEIS credit.

Come out, enjoy some live music, and support your fellow panthers!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The BSC Theatre and Music Departments Present `Die Fledermaus (The Bat)'

BSC students, have you been looking to fulfill your opera needs? If so, don't miss the opportunity to show support for your fellow students as the music and theatre program presents Die Fledermaus (The Bat). The production will open at the College Theatre on Friday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. with an additional show on Sunday, April 28, at 2:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $20 and students only $10! The production will be starring Josh Phillips as Dr. Falke, Colin Alexander as Gabriel Eisenstien, and Daniel Wiggins as Alfred, Liz Drugan as Adele, Hollie Russell as Rosalinda, and DeQuincy Harris as Dr. Blind. Also, Professor of Theatre Alan Litsey and Professor of Music Dr. David Smith will be featured in the show as they take on the characters of Frosch and Chief Inspector Frank. With the setting in modern New York City, this lively comic operetta is filled with melodies, revenge, and drama, and has delighted audiences around the world since its premiere in 1874. The production will be performed by a full orchestra with the music composed by Johann Strauss. Come share a night out at the theatre and receive an EEIS credit in return, see you there!

Tickets can be pre-ordered by clicking the link below.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Brett M. Levine: Writer, Curator, Editor

On Tuesday, April 23, BSC will host Brett Levine, a curator and writer known worldwide for catalog design, curating, and essay writing, among a host of other things. With over 25 major clients all over the world, including Birmingham Art Alliance, Art New Zealand, and LIVESTRONG.COM, and with a range of exhibitions by such artists as Brad Buckley, Dalek, and Elizabeth Thomson (to name a few), he is a very well-respected man in the art community. So if you are at all interested in modern art or design (or even writing or curating), stop by Kenney Art Center Lecture Room 10 during Common Hour on Tuesday! (psst, it's also an EEIS credit!)

Friday, April 12, 2013

Provost's Forum Featuring Dr. Scott Dorman

This week's Provost Forum will be presented by Dr. Scott Dorman! He will be presenting his piece "Marking the Zenith: Comparing the Ancient Khmer to the Ancient Maya". Dr. Dorman, who is currently an Associate Professor of Chemistry as well as the Department Head of Chemistry at Birmingham-Southern, teaches several lecture and lab chemistry courses that include CH 110 (Skills in Chemistry), CH 120 (General Chemistry), and CH 220 (Equilibrium and Analysis).
   The forum will discuss comparisons between the Ancient Khmer Empire in present-day Cambodia to the Ancient Maya Civilization in present-day Southern Mexico.In previous years Dr. Dorman has led an Interim trip to the Mayan Ruins.
    This Provost Forum will take place during Common Hour (11 a.m. to 12 p.m.) in the Norton Theater, this Thursday, 4/18. Take some time to stop by to learn about ancient cultures (bonus: this is also an EEIS credit)!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

BSC Symphonic Band Concert at the Alabama Theatre! - Thursday, 4/11 at 7 p.m.

     Under the leadership of Benjamin C. Posey, Director of Bands, the Birmingham-Southern College Symphonic Band will be performing their first off-campus concert at the Alabama Theatre this Thursday, 4/11, at 7 p.m.!
     The repertoire pulls from a variety of styles, from the classic, emphatic march to the brooding, postmodern madness of David Maslanka's "Give Us This Day"! Notably, Richard Saucedo's "Walking Into History (The Clinton Twelve)" will be performed as well. This piece in particular references a great historical event in the American Civil Rights movement.
     The eponymous "Clinton Twelve" refers to a group of twelve teenagers that, in 1956, marched for the desegregation of a state-run high school in eastern Tennessee. Indeed, the city of Birmingham holds great history involving American civil rights, and the exhibition of this piece holds great socio-political significance still relevant today.
     Best of all, the concert is free of charge and open to the public! Students can earn an EEIS credit by attending this event and filling out the appropriate form.
     With regards to location, the Alabama Theatre is situated at 1817 3rd Avenue N., Birmingham, AL 35203, and can be reached at (205) 252-2262. Doors open at 6:00, and the show itself begins at 7:00. Don't miss this great opportunity to see the BSC Symphonic Band in action!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibit Opening and Reception

It's that time again! Beginning on Thursday, April 4th, the Durbin Gallery (located within the Kennedy Art Center/Azar Studios complex) will be opening a brand new exhibition of senior BFA artwork.

Earlier this semester, the first exhibition in this category allowed the campus community to view the artwork of several senior art majors, and this week a new set of artists are biting their nails in anticipation of the event.

 Once the exhibit opens, it can be viewed at any time during Gallery hours (Monday- Friday 8:30am-4:45 pm) and a special reception will be held on Friday April 5th from 6-8pm in celebration of the hard work and achievements of the senior artists featured. BONUS: THE RECEPTION IS AN EEIS CREDIT EVENT! So uh, why wouldn't you go?

 The artists featured in this Exhibition will include Rachel Kaletski, Rachel Levinson, Jennifer Oxford, Elizabeth Perry and Katie Stanley. The exhibit will be on display through April 18th.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

April is Poetry Month!

April is National Poetry Month, so of course the library has to do something! We will have a community poetry board set up in front of the Circulation Desk for the rest of the month, so while you're in the building, or just in the area, pop in and write a poem to post on the board!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Bill Rancic to Deliver the 2013 Stump Entrepreneurship Lecture

The Stump Entrepreneurship Lecture is part of the Birmingham-Southern College Entrepreneurship Programs, endowed by Jane and Kevin Stump of Birmingham, both graduates of BSC, with support from an existing endowed fund created by Joseph S. Bruno. Kevin Stump is founder, chairman, and CEO of Interconn Resources, Inc.

Birmingham-Southern is proud to announce that the first ever winner of Donald Trump's The Apprentice, Bill Rancic, will be delivering the Stump Lecture this year. At the conclusion of the season in 2004, Rancic was offered a one-year internship with Trump to oversee the construction of the Trump Tower Chicago. He still remains apart of the Trump Organization today.

After his apprenticeship ended, his initial fame and entrepreneurship endeavors continue to thrive. Currently, Rancic works as a real estate developer in his home of Chicago. He produces and stars in several television shows, including Guiliana and Bill on the Style Network (which also stars his wife Guiliana DePandi Rancic), We Mean Business on A&E, and Repo Man on Discovery Channel. Rancic also travels around to speak at businesses and organizations nationwide.

Rancic is set to speak in the Bruno Great Hall, located on the third floor of Norton Campus Center, at 7:00 p.m. on Monday April, 1st.

Birmingham-Southern College offers the Stump Lecture as a part of the college's Entrepreneurship Program. This program was created from the endowment by two BSC graduates, Jane and Kevin Stump, along with funding from Joseph S. Bruno.