Happy holidays and Merry Christmas from the Birmingham-Southern Alumni Affairs Office!
2013 is almost done. We send our best wishes to you and your families for a joyful Christmas and holiday season and a new year filled with peace and happiness.
Please note that the administrative offices at the college will close at the end of the workday on Wednesday, Dec. 18, and will re-open at 8:15 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. The BSC Campus Police are available for any emergencies at (205) 226-4700 or (800) 523-5793.
We can do it!—Gen. Krulak's $1 million challenge
Birmingham-Southern is moving in the right direction, and now is the time to make your gift! Gen. Krulak has challenged the BSC family to give $1 million to the Annual Fund in December. Meeting this goal by Dec. 31 puts us on the right track to our overall goal of $2 million for the Annual Fund by May 31 and serves as an exciting start to a new story for BSC. Make your Annual Fund gift today at www.bsc.edu/egiving or contact the Office of Annual Giving at (205) 226-4908. Your tax-deductible contribution to the college will have a broad and lasting influence on BSC students for generations. To count as a tax deduction for 2013, be sure your check is postmarked by Dec. 31. Institutional Advancement staff will be available throughout the holiday break to answer questions regarding year-end contributions. Please call x4909 for assistance.
Laura Stultz named CASE/Carnegie Alabama Professor of the Year
Dr. Laura Stultz, professor of chemistry at Birmingham-Southern, has honed a method for getting her students actively engaged with the material in her class. She uses hands-on exploration in the lab and deep discussion to guide students through challenges and model how science is done professionally. This is just one of the innovations mentioned in her selection as 2013 CASE/Carnegie Alabama Professor of the Year. Stultz was among 36 winners from around the country this year. Read more.
BSC choirs to perform annual Christmas concert Dec. 6 & 8
When Birmingham-Southern students, faculty, staff, alumni, and guests gather on Dec. 6 and 8 for the 77th Annual Service of Lessons and Carols, they will have the opportunity to participate in one of the community's most cherished holiday events. Read more at News@BSC.
Check out our Homecoming/Reunion 2013 slideshow
Whether or not you made it to Homecoming/Reunion Weekend 2013, you'll want to take a look at the slideshow from the festivities. Watch the video.
The Admission Office wishes you a happy holiday
With the approach of the new year comes new applications on BSC's doorstep. Students with a strong interest in the fine and performing arts can audition for special scholarships in the areas of art, art history, theatre, music, and musical theatre. The competition will be held on campus on Feb. 15. The deadline for registration is Feb. 10. Please encourage the prospective applicants in your realm of influence to apply by Feb. 1 to be considered for this and all other opportunities at BSC. Help us bring in the best freshman class ever!
- Jan. 5-22: Biennial Southern Art Competition and Exhibit, 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., M-F, Durbin Gallery, opening reception is Jan. 5 at 2:30 p.m., 226-4929.
- Jan. 23-26: The Liar Theatrical Production, adapted from the comedy by Pierre Corneille, showing Jan. 23-25 at 7:30 p.m. and Jan. 26 at 2:30 p.m., College Theatre/Underground, Fine Art Society reservations begin Jan. 2; public reservations begin Jan. 9, ticket price is $15, Theatre Box Office is open M-F from 1 to 4:45 p.m., 226-4780.
- Feb. 4: Dr. Doug Riley, BSC professor of mathematics, will present his Provost's Forum, "Exploring Mathematics through Writing," at 11 a.m. in the Norton Theatre.
Big week for Panther basketball
Led by sophomore Kelsey Brown with 16 points, the women's basketball team notched a home victory against Agnes Scott College on Dec. 3, winning 66-62. They will return to action on Dec. 14, hosting Piedmont College at 2 p.m. in Bill Battle Coliseum. The men's basketball team played one game this week, defeating Millsaps 82-76 on Sunday after the women's win. Junior Larry Thomas had a great day with 33 points and 12 rebounds—both new career highs for him. The men are on the road for their next game, traveling to Lookout Mountain, Ga., on Dec. 13 to face Covenant. For results and schedules for all of BSC's teams, visit www.bscsports.net/composite.
Larry Thomas named SAA Player of the Week
Junior Larry Thomas has been named the Southern Athletic Association Men's Basketball Player of the Week. Read more.
Birmingham-Southern soccer park named after major donor John Berylson
The soccer facility on campus has been named the Berylson Soccer Park, Birmingham-Southern officials recently announced. Read more at News@BSC.
Babbin, Gonzalez earn First-Team All-SAA Soccer honors
Senior soccer players Amanda Babbin and Cory Gonzalez were both recently named First-Team All-Southern Athletic Association. Eight women's players and six men's players in total were selected as All-Conference honorees. For the complete list of honorees, click here.
Keep up with all BSC campus events and activities online
The Birmingham-Southern campus is full of life and activity during the academic terms, and we want to make sure you are in on all the action! You can check our website at any time to get event updates and additional details at www.bsc.edu/events. Also, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to receive information throughout each week and see what we have planned for you on campus. We hope to see you on campus soon and often!
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