Birmingham-Southern to name tennis complex for long-time coach
BSC will honor tennis coach Ann Dielen, who has served at the college for more than three decades, by naming the school's tennis complex after her. An official naming ceremony is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Friday, March 7, at the tennis courts, followed by both the men's and women's tennis teams hosting Millsaps. Read more at News@BSC.
SGA executive officers elected for 2014-15
Congratulations to all the new SGA executive officers! Zack Perkins, a junior collaborative education major from Woodville, Ala., is president; Ashley Bice, a junior business and physical therapy major from Florence, is executive vice president; Hope Ervin, a math major from Huntsville, is secretary; and Anna Marie Ronderos, a sophomore biology major from Springville, is treasurer. Representative elections will be held March 6.
BSC students to engage in alternative spring break week of service
Rather than heading to the beach for spring break, March 17-21, several BSC students will participate in intensive weeklong public service experiences in Boston and D.C. A group of 15 students and two staff members will serve in mission facilities and volunteer for a financial literacy program in Boston to gain a deeper understanding of the influence and impacts of homelessness as well as the ways in which the city is addressing the problem. Another team consisting of nine students and one staff member will travel to D.C. to serve in food banks, visit nonprofit advocacy agencies, and explore public policies in a seminar program.
Art center exhibit to feature the work of Jim Neel
BSC Associate Professor of Art Jim Neel '71 is one of 350 artists whose work is being featured at the "Arts/Industry: Collaboration and Revelation" exhibition, which is on public display through Aug. 31 at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wis. The exhibit marks the 40th anniversary of the center's Arts/Industry residency program, which makes industrial technologies and facilities available to artists so they can further their creative explorations. Neel, who is a printmaker and sculptor and a freelance photojournalist, was awarded a residency in 2008.
A matching gift can double or even triple the impact of your gift to BSC!
Many companies sponsor matching gift programs to encourage charitable giving. If you haven't made your gift to the Annual Fund yet, go to www.bsc.edu/egiving to give securely online. There, you can enter your company name and find out if they have a matching gift program that will match your donation to BSC. Most companies match dollar for dollar, but some may contribute even more. Some companies will also honor the gifts of spouses or retirees. If you have already made your annual gift, visit www.matchinggifts.com/bsc to find out if your gift can be matched by your employer. For more information on matching gifts or assistance in the process, please contact Erica Crump Sellers '05 at (205) 226-4908 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you have a BSC car tag? If so, let us know!
Purchasing a BSC license plate is an easy way to support Birmingham-Southern while showing off your Panther pride to prospective students and parents. More than 97% of the added cost of the tag provides unrestricted support to the college, and your purchase can also help increase the overall alumni-giving percentage. Due to confidentiality laws, the Department of Transportation does not provide a list of BSC car tag owners, so please send your full name and the month of renewal for your tag to email@example.com to let us know.
March alumni events in D.C. and Tallahassee
The BSC Washington, D.C., Alumni Chapter will host a reception with Gen. Charles C. Krulak, 13th President of Birmingham-Southern, on Thursday, March 13, from 6-8 p.m. Please join us at The Nest at The Willard Hotel to hear about the college from our president and to reconnect with your fellow alums in the D.C. area.
The BSC Tallahassee Alumni Chapter will host a lecture by Dr. R. Scot Duncan, BSC Associate Professor of biology and urban environmental studies, and author of the new book Southern Wonder: Alabama's Surprising Biodiversity, on Thursday, March 20, from 7-8:30 p.m. The lecture will be held at The Camellia Room in Dorothy B. Oven Park in Tallahassee. Coffee and dessert will be provided.
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Upcoming visual and performing arts events at BSC
Three seniors in the college's Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree program--Alex Abel-Boozer, Kevin Lurey, and Missy McIntyre--will exhibit pieces of their original artwork from March 7-27 in the Durbin Gallery. An opening reception will be held in the gallery this Friday from 6-8 p.m.
Baritone Jeff Kensmoe, who is now in his fourth year with the Birmingham-Southern faculty, will present a voice recital on Sunday, March 9, at 2:30 p.m. in the Hill Recital Hall. Kensmoe will perform Franz Schubert's "Die Schöene Müellerin," accompanied by BSC Conservatory of Music faculty member Dr. Virginia Dismukes.
The Concert Choir of Birmingham-Southern, under the direction of Joseph Hugh Thomas Professor of Music Dr. Lester Seigel '79, will begin its annual spring tour on March 13 at 7:30 p.m. with a concert at Historic Christ Church in Alexandria, Va. The tour will conclude with a performance on March 30 at Bluff Park United Methodist Church in Hoover. Read More at News@BSC.
Second annual Jazz on the Hilltop festival is April 13
The second annual Jazz on the Hilltop will be held Sunday, April 13, from 4-7 p.m. Bring your folding chair or blanket and join us down by the lake for food truck fare and live jazz music featuring Althea Rene and Roman Street. Everyone is invited to this free, family-friendly event. There will even be an inflatable play area for the kids. The event is presented by the BSC Alumni Association, Office of Multicultural Affairs, and Magic City Smooth Jazz. Check out the photos from last year's event here.
Baseball shuts out Huntingdon, softball picks up two on the road
Allowing only four hits by its opponent, the 23rd-ranked Panther baseball team shut out in-state rival Huntingdon 13-0 on March 5 at Striplin Field. The team hosts No. 24 Millsaps this weekend in a three-game SAA series. Saturday's baseball doubleheader begins at 1 p.m., as does Sunday's single game. The softball team picked up two shutouts on the road on March 4, defeating Covenant College 2-0 and 9-0 in Lookout Mountain, Ga. The Panthers will be at home this weekend for three doubleheaders, hosting Washington University on Friday at 1 p.m. and a conference series against Rhodes with noon doubleheaders on Saturday and Sunday.
BSC earns USTFCCCA Division III All-Academic honor
The 2013 Birmingham-Southern women's cross country team has been honored as an All-Academic Team by the U.S. Track and Field/Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Read more here.
Men's and women's tennis fall to nationally-ranked Campbellsville
The Birmingham-Southern men's and women's tennis teams lost at home today, falling to Campbellsville--whose women are ranked 23rd and men 24th in the NAIA national poll--at the BSC Tennis Complex on March 5. The men lost to by the score of 6-3, while the women lost 8-1. The Panthers are back at home this Friday, hosting Millsaps at 2 p.m.
Brian Brandt named SAA Men's Tennis Player of the Week
Junior Brian Brandt was named the Southern Athletic Association Men's Tennis Player of the Week yesterday. Brandt went 3-0 at No. 2 singles and 3-0 at No. 3 doubles this past weekend at the Southern Shootout, hosted by Oglethorpe in Atlanta, playing against Methodist University, Bridgewater College, and Christopher Newport University.
Men's and women's lacrosse teams split at home
After trailing 9-1 midway through the first half, the women's lacrosse team clawed back to tie things up in the second half, but was unable to overcome Reinhardt University, losing 21-18 on March 5 at Battle Field at Panther Stadium. Freshman McHale Schneider scored six goals March 4 as the men's lacrosse team defeated La Roche College 17-11 on Battle Field. The men will face Millsaps in Jackson, Miss., this Saturday at 1 p.m. to open Southern Athletic Association play; the women are at home again this Sunday to face conference rival Oglethorpe at 1 p.m.
Basketball teams end seasons at SAA Championships
The men's and women's basketball teams both wrapped up their seasons at the SAA Championships this past weekend. The women lost a close quarterfinal game to Berry on Friday, while the men defeated Hendrix in the quarterfinals before losing a thriller 72-70 to Oglethorpe on Saturday evening in the semifinals. Junior Larry Thomas was named SAA Men's Basketball Player of the Year. Read more here.
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