from the Hilltop

February 2015

Spring Alumni Weekend schedule announced
Make your plans to attend the Spring Alumni Weekend, April 16-19. The weekend will kick off with an alumni team participating in BSC's Relay for Life, and includes the Alumni Awards Gala, a student/alumni service project, and the third annual Jazz on the Hilltop. See the full schedule.

Shake off winter in the warmth of these alumni gatherings
The BSC Alumni Association and the Tuscaloosa Chapter will host Gen. Charles Krulak to talk about his Birmingham-Southern experience on Tuesday, Feb. 10, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Chuck's Fish, located at 508 Greensboro Ave. Light appetizers and beverages will be offered. RSVP by Feb. 8.

Attend our last Entrepreneurial Spirit + BSC Birmingham Alumni Business Luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Architecture Works, located at 130 19th St. South. Hear from select teams of BSC business students who launched unique business ventures during E-Term. Boxed lunches will be pre-ordered, so register by Feb. 9.

Bring your family and friends to the Hilltop on Friday night, Feb. 13, to welcome back the 1990 BSC men's basketball championship team and honor all our basketball lettermen and women. They will be honored during the men's basketball game against Centre, beginning at 8 p.m., but come early and watch the women take on Centre at 6 p.m. Tickets are just $5—kids 18 and under are always free!

BSC announces Campaign for Excellence, saluting General K
Gen. Krulak was a non-traditional candidate, but no one knew just how revolutionary he would be as the 13th president. He will retire on June 1, graduating with the class he joined in 2010. Let's honor his devotion to educating the next generation and moving BSC forward by making a gift to the Campaign for Excellence. Learn more about investing in BSC's future at  

Share a favorite story or memory about General K
Help us send Gen. Krulak off in style when he "graduates" this spring by sharing your own tribute. We'll feature some in the next issue of 'Southern magazine. Email by Feb. 10.

Gen. Krulak featured in Chronicle of Higher Education
In a video conversation with the Chronicle titled "On Leadership," Gen. Krulak talks about the symbolic and substantive steps that he and the college took to get BSC on the path to success... including why he thought it was important to live in a residence hall. View the video here.

Birmingham-Southern hosting career fair Feb. 17
The Career Services Office at BSC will host representatives from more than 60 local and regional companies and organizations at its Spring Career Fair and Opportunity Expo set for Tuesday, Feb. 17, from 2-5 p.m. in the Norton Center's Bruno Great Hall. Alumni are welcome to attend! For more information, contact Michael Lebeau at (205) 226-4719.

BSC plays a role in Birmingham's selection for World Games
College officials lauded the selection of the city of Birmingham for the 2021 World Games. And guess what, BSC is one of the host sites! Read more at News@BSC.

The visual and performing arts spring season has sprung on the Hilltop
View Birmingham-Southern's visual and performing arts spring season highlights, which include:

  • The "Looking Back to Go Forward" art exhibition, Feb. 6-26, featuring sculpture and photography by Prof. Pam Venz (opening reception is Friday from 6-8 p.m. in the Durbin Gallery);
  • A classical music concert by BSC soprano Jacqueline Leary-Warsaw, guitarist Jeremy Grall, and pianist Virginia Dismukes on Sunday, Feb. 8, at 3 p.m. in the Stockham Parlor, featuring works by Felix Mendelssohn;
  • The annual Dorsey and Frances Whittington Music Competition performance on Sunday, Feb. 15, at 3 p.m. in Bruno Great Hall; and
  • The Music Department's Alabama Sings! concert benefiting Children's of Alabama on Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Alys Stephens Center.

See the full arts calendar at

College offering several free lectures in February
Along with the college's arts events, we are offering an inspiring line-up of free lectures this month on a variety of subjects, including BSC's Black History Month kickoff presentation on Tuesday, Feb. 10, at 11 a.m. in the Norton Theatre. View them here.

Who better than YOU to help spread the word about BSC?
Spring is a busy time for the college's Admission Office with several events for admitted students coming up, including two receptions with BSC President Gen. Charles Krulak, a fine and performing arts competition, and the culminating event—Select 'Southern on March 1-2. Please keep the referrals coming by using this simple form! Tell those you know about the value of a BSC education.

Fall 2014 Dean's List announced
The names of students who achieved Dean's List honors for the 2014 fall term are now available on the web. View the listing.

Keep up with all BSC campus events and activities online
The Hilltop 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 For athletic schedules, visit Also, like Birmingham-Southern and Birmingham-Southern Alumni on Facebook and follow both on Twitter: @FromTheHilltop and @AlumniBSC.

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