Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Library Thanksgiving Hours

The library will have adjusted hours for the Thanksgiving holiday, as follows:

Tuesday, Nov. 26: 8am-10pm
Wednesday, Nov. 27: 8am-noon
Thursday, Nov. 28: CLOSED
Friday, Nov. 29: CLOSED
Saturday, Nov. 30: CLOSED
Sunday, Dec. 1: 2pm-12am (normal hours)

We hope everyone has a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Performances by Gospel Choir and Symphonic Band

Mark your calenders! BSC's Gospel Choir and Symphonic Band will both host performances this coming week.

Gospel Choir Fall Concert
When? November 24th, 6 PM
Where? Bruno Great Hall

Symphonic Band Prism Concert
When? November 25th, 7:30 PM
Where? Hill Recital Hall

Each event listed above counts for EEIS credit.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Dr. Guy Hubbs, Giving Thanks in 1863

This Tuesday marks the 150th anniversary of America's first observance of Thanksgiving as a national holiday. It was a time in which the country was divided by a civil war that would ultimately cost 750,000 American lives. The future of the country was held in the balance Why, in the midst of all this suffering and uncertainty, did they choose to set aside a day to give thanks? For what did these people feel grateful?

Professor Guy Hubbs will examine these questions at his Provost's Forum on Tuesday (November 26) at 11 in Norton Theatre. He will also consider what we today can learn from how these Americans in turmoil understood gratitude.

Students who attend will receive EEIS credits.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

BSC Theater Production of "Company"

The Birmingham-Southern College Theater Department will be putting on Stephen Sondheim's classic Tony award-winning musical "Company". The play focuses around the protagonist, Bobby, a single man in his mid-thirties who finds himself unable to commit to a steady relationship, the five married couples who are his best friends, and his three girlfriends. Unlike most plays, "Company" is considered a concept play where the events that take place have no real chronological order and the emphasis is placed on the meaning behind what happens, rather than on the actual events themselves. According to Sondheim:
"Broadway theatre has been for many years supported by upper-middleclass people with upper-middle-class problems. These people really want to escape that world when they go to the theatre, and then here we are with Company talking about how we're going to bring it right back in their faces."

Performances will be held November 21, 22, & 23 at 7:30 p.m. and on November 24 at 2:30 p.m. on the College Theatre Mainstage. General public reservations began on November 7, 2013 and are still continuing up until the day of the show. Ticket are $20.00 general public and $10.00 students, regardless of the school you attend.  Cash, checks, and major credit cards accepted for payment. The BSC Theatre Box Office can be reached at (205) 226-4780, Monday through Friday, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Attendance qualifies as an EEIS credit for BSC students.

Additionally, a Provost's Forum will be held featuring BSC Professor of Theatre Michael Flowers and BSC Associate Professor of Psychology Heather Meggers-Wright along with select cast and crew members of the production at the College Theater Mainstage on November 19 during Common Hour. The panel discussion is entitled "Hooking Up in 1970: Sex and Relationships in the Musical 'Company'". This event also qualifies as an EEIS credit for all BSC students.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Leadership Matters lecture by Rabbi Eric Yoffie

This Tuesday, November 12, 2013 Rabbi Eric Yoffie will be delivering a lecture at 6:30 PM in the Bruno Great Hall. Rabbi Yoffie is the President Emeritus of the Union for Reform Judaism which is America’s largest Jewish organization. Rabbi Yoffie’s talk is titled “Righteousness vs. Self-Righteousness: Some thoughts on Political and Religious Leadership”. Rabbi Yoffie is a world renowned speaker and writer who appears regularly on Fox News, CNN and many other news outlets, and he often writes for the Huffington Post and the Jerusalem Post .

Also on Tuesday, Rabbi Yoffie will participate in a panel during Common Hour (11:00AM-12:00PM) in Norton Theater. The panel is titled “Faith Matters: Spiritual Views on Death and the Afterlife”. Both events will satisfy anybody’s intellectual curiosity and will each count for an EEIS credit!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Suggestions needed for the Library's SGA movie collection!

The BSC Library needs more student suggestions to help expand the SGA movie collection -- please submit! Whether it's a certain film in a more obsolete medium or just something we don't own, expanding and updating the media collection is an important part of library upkeep, and students play an important part in that selection process. The suggestions box is conveniently placed on the Circulation Desk, so the next time you check out a book or movie, feel free to throw a few suggestions in there!

A very large and grateful thank you to SGA for providing the funds to grow our film collection for the BSC community's use!