BSC Commencement weekend begins May 17 with Baccalaureate
Please join us for Birmingham-Southern's spring Commencement ceremonies, where 315 students are expected to collect their diplomas. Rev. Debra Wallace-Padgett, the newest bishop of the United Methodist Church, will deliver the Baccalaureate address on Friday, May 17, at 1 p.m. at Canterbury United Methodist Church in Mountain Brook. The BSC Alumni Association hosts the Capping Ceremony at 4 p.m. in Bill Battle Coliseum. Each senior selects someone special to them—a parent, professor, friend, or mentor—to help them don their graduation cap.
Dr. Barbara Domcekova, associate professor of Spanish and chair of BSC's Latin American Studies program, will address the class of 2013 during the 154th Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 18, at 9 a.m. at the Lake Park on campus. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held indoors in Bill Battle Coliseum. Due to limited seating, only those with tickets can attend the ceremony if held indoors; however, there will be a live web stream of the ceremony, rain or shine, at www.bsc.edu. Everyone is invited to socialize and celebrate at the President's Reception, which will be held by the lake immediately following Commencement. For more information, visit the Commencement webpage.
BSC alumna to speak at college's Honors Day Convocation tomorrow
Camille Spratling '98 (MPPM '07), executive director of Birmingham's Railroad Park, will deliver the keynote address at the college's annual Honors Day Convocation set for May 2 at 10 a.m. in Munger Auditorium. Read more at News@BSC. View the schedule here. Everyone is invited to the Honors Day reception from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Bruno Great Hall.
Hilltop Singers to present annual spring concert on Monday
The Birmingham-Southern Hilltop Singers, under the direction of Dr. Lester Seigel '79, Joseph Hugh Thomas Professor of Music, will present their season finale May 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Hill Recital Hall.
Department of Theatre to present student-directed one-acts
Get ready for an uproarious and unpredictable evening of drama and comedy presented by first-time student directors as part of BSC's directing and stage management course. The performances will be held May 8-9 at 7:30 p.m. in the College Theatre/Theatre One. Admission is free and seating is on a first-come basis.
Less than 800 alumni away from year-end goal
May 31, Birmingham-Southern's fiscal year end, is right around the corner, and we need your help to finish strong! So far, 33% of alumni have already given. We need only 796 more to contribute before May 31 to reach a remarkable 40% alumni giving percentage! This would not only boost our national rankings, but would also serve as a vital and clear sign to the world that our alumni believe in the success of their alma mater and are willing to demonstrate their support through their giving. To date, the college has received $1,414,000 towards its $2 million Annual Fund goal. The Annual Fund is a key part of BSC's budget, supporting a range of needs, from student scholarships to faculty salaries. When we work together, the BSC family can accomplish anything. Let's make this the biggest and best year ever! Please show your support by giving generously before May 31 at www.bsc.edu/egiving.
Apply now for the 2013-14 Young Alumni Council
The Young Alumni Council (YAC) is a group of Birmingham-Southern alumni who've graduated in the past 10 years. The purpose of the YAC is to serve as a voice for young alumni and to help create opportunities to increase overall young alumni engagement with the college. If you would like to apply for a position on the YAC, please click here and complete the application by June 4. The first meeting for the upcoming year will be held June 17 at 6 p.m. in the Executive Dining Room in the Norton Campus Center, and all Birmingham-area YAC members will be expected to attend.
Homecoming/Alumni Reunion Weekend: Come back to Birmingham-Southern
Join hundreds of BSC alumni and friends on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1-2, for Homecoming/Alumni Reunion Weekend. One of the highlights this year will be a huge tailgate party before the BSC football game against Rhodes. Classes ending in "3" or "8" will have the opportunity to plan special celebrations. If you're interested in working on a class committee, contact Lisa Harrison, MPPM '85, at (205) 226-4912 or email@example.com.
College offers fun, educational summer camps
Looking for summer classes and camp options for your child or teen? Birmingham-Southern offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor programs during June and July. Registration forms and price information are available online for the majority of BSC's summer programs; dates and application deadlines vary. Get more information at the Events@BSC page.
Panthers win 12 individual titles at SAA Track & Field Championship
BSC won 12 titles and medaled in 22 different events last weekend at the SAA Track & Field Championship, hosted by Sewanee. Senior Robert Willett and junior Tiarra Goode led the charge with both winning three individual championships.
Baseball advances to conference championship series
The baseball team won its side of the conference championship bracket this past weekend to advance to the title series this coming weekend against top-seeded Millsaps in Jackson, Miss. The Panthers defeated Centre 5-1 on Friday night, then Berry 10-1 on Saturday. Sunday's games ended up being rained out, and BSC advanced because it was the only undefeated team left in the tournament.
Softball loses title game to Millsaps
The Panther softball team advanced to the winner-takes-all title game on Sunday against Millsaps after fighting its way back out of the loser's bracket to face the fifth-seeded Majors. Last Friday, BSC defeated Hendrix in 13 innings (in which sophomore Taylor Bassett was walked seven times—a new NCAA single-game record) and Rhodes, but then lost to Millsaps 3-1 on Saturday. The Panthers were supposed to face Berry on Saturday night, but the game was postponed to Sunday morning due to weather. BSC defeated the Vikings in that game, courtesy of a walk-off home run by sophomore Alyssa Statham, to move to the championship games against Millsaps, needing to defeat them twice to win the title. BSC was successful in the first game, using two extra innings to win 4-2, but lost 8-4 in the final game. The Panthers end their season with a 28-18 record.
Women's golf places second in SAA championship; men finish sixth
The 18th-ranked women's golf team had a strong showing at the SAA championship this past weekend, hosting it at Highland Park Golf Club in Birmingham. The Panthers were third after round one, then moved to second after round two, thanks to strong play by freshmen Jesse Lawley and Sarah Dolmovich. But BSC wasn't able to overcome No. 8 Centre, and lost the championship by eight strokes. Lawley, Dolmovich, and junior Kaleigh Toole all earned All-Conference honors. On the men's side, the Panthers rose from seventh to sixth to finish the tournament. Oglethorpe, the No. 1 team in the nation, was the champion. Junior Daniel Morris was BSC's selection to the All-Conference team after placing ninth overall.
Tennis gets wins in SAA championship
The women's tennis team won in the first round of the SAA championship in Murfreesboro, Tenn., defeating Millsaps 5-4, but lost to top-seeded Sewanee in the semifinals. The men lost in the first round to Rhodes, but then defeated Berry 5-1. The women end the season at 10-3, while the men are 7-7.
Men's lacrosse falls to SAA champion Sewanee
The men's lacrosse team lost in the semifinals of the SAA championship last Friday, falling 17-8 to eventual champion Sewanee. The Panthers finished the season with a 7-10 mark.
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. Sign up for our Events RSS feed while there as well. We hope to see you on campus soon and often!
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