Monday, March 31, 2014

Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition to Open April 4

BSC students, drop by the Durbin Gallery in the art building to gain a cultural credit and see the BFA exhibition starting this week! An opening reception will be held on Friday, April 4, from 6-8 p.m. Three seniors in the college's Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree program--Jordan Harvell, Richard Stump, and Susan Tuberville--will showcase their original artwork starting April 4-17 in the Durbin Gallery. Take advantage of getting another cultural credit and show some support for your fellow classmates!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Concert Choir's Last Homecoming Performance!

BSC's Concert Choir hit the roads on March 13th to begin their annual choir tour, led by Dr. Lester Seigel, Joseph Hugh Thomas Professor of Music, with one of BSC's new faculty, Dr. Leon Couch III, as the organist. Joined by BSC President General Chuck Krulak, the choir performed at various places in Virginia and Washington D.C. throughout Spring Break, including the Vinson Hall for American Military Veterans in McLean, VA and World War II Memorial Centennial Plaza in D.C.

If you did not follow the choir in Washington D.C. or Virginia, now is your chance to listen to the 34 angelic voices right here in Alabama! The choir will conclude their tour on March 30th at 4 PM in Bluff Park United Methodist Church located at 733 Valley Street, Hoover, AL. Two major choral works on the choir's program are Aaron Copland's In The Beginning, and Bach's motet Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf. Shorter works, all drawn from various American traditional and classical composers, range from works by Williametta Spencer and Robert A. Harris to Dolly Parton.  This event also counts towards your EEIS credits, and what better way to receive an EEIS credit than to support your school's choir!

Mark your calendars, folks! This is a performance you will not want to miss!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Summer work-studies needed!

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 April 30th.

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 4 – July 28, is required.

Interested students must complete the 2014-15 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 2014-15 academic year.

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

Monday, March 24, 2014

Dr. Jeff Barton to Deliver Provost's Forum

This Tuesday (March 25th) Dr. Jeff Barton, Associate Professor of Mathematics here at Birmingham-Southern, will deliver the Provost's Forum in the Norton Theatre at 11 a.m. during Common Hour. Dr. Barton will lecture on "Asking Embarrassing Questions" which will introduced a new public survey method that uses probability to provide anonymity for the respondents. (This event counts towards an EEIS credit!)

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Spring Break Hours

Attention spring breakers! If you are still on campus for spring break and need to come to the library, don't worry, we will be open the majority of the break! The library has modified hours to accommodate your spring break study needs:

Friday, March 17- 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Saturday, March 18- CLOSED
Sunday, March 19- CLOSED
Monday, March 20- 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Tuesday, March 21- 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Wednesday, March 22- 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Thursday, March 23- 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Friday, March 24- 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Saturday, March 25-  CLOSED
Sunday, March 26- Regular hours resume (2:00 PM- 12:00 AM)

Have a safe and fun spring break!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Dr. Tim Smith, Provost's Forum!

This Thursday (March 13), Dr. Tim Smith will present his lecture "Bedazzled Baptist Bits: Relics and Images in Renaissance Siena," which will explore how sacred relics were displayed and received in the Tuscan city of Siena in the 15th and 16th centuries. The lecture will be during Common Hour in the Norton Theatre, and it counts as an EEIS credit!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

We need movie suggestions for SGA collection!

It's that time of year again! 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 or send them to!

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

Harold Lloyd in Safety Last by Hal Roach, 1923

Sunday, March 2, 2014

BFA Art Opening Reception this Friday!

Birmingham-Southern will be opening an art exhibition for the current art majors to exhibit their own masterpieces. The exhibits will be on display from March 7-20 in the Durbin Gallery, Kennedy Art Center/Azar Art Studios. The art gallery will be open everyday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with the opening reception on March 7 from 6-8 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. The students who will have their art exhibited are Gloria Fite, Drake Roberts, and Charles Smith. (The opening reception is an EEIS credit!)