Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Homecoming Book Sale and Alumni Artist Display!

To our alumni: welcome back to the Hilltop! If you find time in between all of the other Homecoming activities, please consider dropping by the Library and the Kennedy Art Center for two other exciting events (which are open to everyone!):

The Library will be hosting its annual Homecoming week book sale this Friday 8:00am-5:00pm and Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm. Every year the library sells a plethora of books, ranging from self-help to books about the Constitution and the American founding. Hardback books are only $1.00 and paperbacks $.50! From the mainstream to the bizarre, the library sale has a wide spectrum of titles, sure to satisfy anyone’s intellectual curiosity.

Just across the Alumni Plaza, the Durbin Gallery in Kennedy Art Center will be presenting the “Chroma” works from Birmingham-Southern College alumni Natalie Dunham ’07 and Jamey Grimes ‘00. Both Dunham and Grimes have had their works widely circulated and displayed across the southeastern United States. Dunham has been published numerous times in the Nashville Arts magazine and The Tennessean periodical. Grimes has delivered art lectures all over the Southeast, from cities like Savannah, Georgia, down to Tampa Bay, Florida, all the way over to Jonesboro, Arkansas. The Kennedy Art Center will be hosting an opening reception from 6:00pm-8:00pm on Friday November 1, 2013. For more information, call the Art Center at 205-226-4929.

Have fun during your time back on the Hilltop!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Kathryn Davis, BACHE Visiting Writer

Kathryn Davis, a novelist of the Birmingham Area Consortium of Higher Education (BACHE) Visiting Writer Series, will read from her fiction on Tuesday, October 29th during the common hour.

A professor of the English department at Skidmore College and a distinguished author of multiple books, Davis is a recipient of the Kafka Prize, the Morton Dauwen Zabel Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the 2006 Lannan Award for Fiction. Davis’ work ranges from the French Revolution to Welsh myth to operatic history.

Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, this event will count towards an EEIS culture credit. Make your way to Norton Theatre at 11 a.m. on Oct. 29 to hear Kathryn Davis read from her distinguished fiction!

An Interview With Kathryn Davis
Kathryn Davis
Kathryn Davis
Kathryn Davis

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Guest Speaker Dr. Genny Beemyn: 'Gender Identity'

Guest speaker Dr. Genny Beemyn will lead a compelling discussion on the topic 'Gender Identity' on Tuesday, October 22 during the common hour.
Beemyn, a transgender individual, is a distinguished speaker and writer on the experiences of transgender people and gender-nonconforming students.  Promoting the need for transgender-inclusive policies and practices in higher education, Beemyn serves as the coordinator for Campus Pride.
Beemyn is the director of the Stonewall Center, a LGBTQ educational resource center at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and a member of the Transgender Law and Policy Institute Board.  Find out more information about Dr. Genny Beemyn and the Stonewall Center here and additional information about Campus Pride here

Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, this event will count towards an EEIS culture credit. Head over to the Norton Theatre at 11 a.m. on Oct. 22 to hear Dr. Genny Beemyn!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Library Fall Hours

Fall Break is coming up, and that means altered hours for the library. Here are the hours for this week:

Monday, October 7th -- 8 am to Midnight
Tuesday, October 8th -- 8 am to Midnight
Wednesday, October 9th -- 8 am-10 pm
Thursday, October 10th -- 8 am- 10 pm
Friday, October 11th -- 8 am- 5 pm
Saturday, October 12th -- Closed for Fall Break
Sunday, October 13th -- Resume normal hours

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Event-filled Weekend at The Durbin Gallery

This week the Kennedy Art Center will host two different exciting events in the Durbin Gallery-- the Sloss Furance Iron Pour as well as an exhibit by artist David Meyer called "More Questions than Answers".

David Meyer is currently an Associate Professor of the Sculpture Area in the Art Department at the University of Delaware and has had two major, large-scale, commissioned works installed in Oklahoma which includes the Oklahoma City Memorial in downtown Oklahoma City. Meyer is know for his unique approach of his use of materials for his works.

David Meyer was quoted saying this about his exhibit at the Durbin Gallery:
 "The artwork in this exhibition stems from my thoughts and ideas concerning the distortion of seeing in relationship to our personal experiences. All the work originates from a photographic image and, through various processes, is altered to create a new truth. Because of the undefined nature of the imagery within the work, the subject matter can shift from one thought to another and only becomes real when we believe it, like a ghost."

David Meyer will give an artist lecture on Thursday, October 3, 2013 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Kennedy Lecture Hall and the opening reception will be held on Friday, October 4, 2013, 5-8 p.m.

Meyers' exhibit will be on display from October 4-24.
More information on David Meyer can be found on his website: http://davidmeyer.info/

Also going on this weekend is the Sloss Furnace Iron Pour which will take place October 4, 2013 from 5-8 p.m. outside Durbin Gallery.

Attendees will be able to watch up-close as the Sloss Furnace metal arts sculptors set up a small furnace to melt down hundreds of pounds of scrap iron. Small 4"x4" sand molds will be for sale to decorate for the sculptors to fill with molten iron to create custom molds.

The Herb Trotman Band will be performing during the event as well.

The David Meyer Exhibit Opening Reception will count as an EEIS credit. Be sure to stop by to these events this weekend!