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Birmingham-Southern launches technology partnership in Blount County
Birmingham-Southern officially opened a new digital classroom at Locust Fork High School, launching a partnership between the college and the rural high school. Read More at News@BSC.

Chi Omega flag football tournament: Chi-O Kickoff
To raise funds and awareness for Make-A-Wish Alabama, BSC's Chi Omega sorority will host its annual flag football tournament "Chi-O Kick-Off" today at the intramural fields. Student participation will include competing in the flag football tournament, indulging in great food, and enjoying music and fellowship in an effort to grant the wishes of children in our state. You can donate to Make-A-Wish Alabama​ and view the sorority's fundraising progress on this website.

Film series begins tonight
All are invited to the Latin American Studies Documentary Film Series, which starts tonight at 6 p.m. in the Library Auditorium with the film Life on the Line, which follows a year in the life of an 11-year-old who lives on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. A discussion will follow. On Tuesday, The Second Cooler will show at 6 p.m. in the Norton Theatre followed by a discussion with the film's director, Dr. Ellin Jimmerson; *that event is eligible for EEIS credit. On Wednesday, El Sicario, Room 164 will show at 6 p.m. in the Library Auditorium with a discussion afterward.

Flowers to present Provost's Forum tomorrow
BSC Professor of Theatre Michael Flowers will present a Provost's Forum, "The Abuse and Bullying of Carrie: How the Remake of a Modern Musical Addresses One of the Major Issues of Our Time," on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 11 a.m. in the College Theatre/Mainstage. The lecture is a preview to the theatrical production, Carrie: the Musical, which will be performed Oct. 30-Nov. 2 in the College Theatre; cast members will stage a scene from the musical at the forum. Tickets to the production are $20; $10 for students. Read more. *Both events count toward an EEIS credit.

Music Department to host guest musicians in a recital Oct. 28
Pianist Dr. Joshua Pifer and trombonist Dr. Matthew Wood, who both teach at Auburn University, will perform a short musical program on Tuesday, Oct. 28, during Common Hour (11 a.m.) in the Hill Recital Hall. After the recital, the musicians will discuss their unique collaboration followed by a Q&A about collegiate membership in the Music Teachers National Association.

Two upcoming events in BSC's Career Workshop Series 
Interview Preparation - Thursday, Oct. 30, 10 a.m. to noon, Norton Center Theatre
Networking Techniques - Wednesday, Nov. 5, 10 a.m. to noon, Norton Theatre 

Art exhibition by artist Jenny Hager— only four days left
The art installation "Second Line" by Jenny Hager, associate professor of sculpture at the University of North Florida, is on display through Oct. 30 in the Durbin Gallery. Hager considers herself a hybrid artist—part sculptor, part performance artist, part video artist, part printmaker, and part stilt-walker.

Environmental justice advocate Dorceta Taylor to visit campus Thursday
BSC will host a day of events focused on environmental justice research on Oct. 30 featuring Dr. Dorceta Taylor, a professor at the University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources and Environment. Taylor's visit is funded by a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency. She will begin with her talk, "Environmental Racism and the Quest for Justice in Communities of Color," at 11 a.m. in Harbert Auditorium. A seminar discussion will follow at 12:30 p.m. in Harbert 204. She will also engage students and the community in a series of discussions about environmental justice and sustainability. For more information, contact Dr. Bill Holt, assistant urban environmental studies professor and UES program chair, at *This event counts toward an EEIS credit.

Birmingham-Southern preparing to host family-friendly Halloween on the Hilltop event
The college will host its annual Halloween on the Hilltop festival on Oct. 30 from 4-6 p.m. to provide a fun and safe atmosphere in which children in nearby communities, children of the greater Birmingham area, and children of faculty and staff can celebrate Halloween. The success of this project is dependent upon the full support of the BSC community. Each booth at the festival will be facilitated by a student organization, athletics team, or a campus department. This year's event is sponsored by the Office of Greek Life, the Quest II Student Programming Board, and SGA.

BSC'S annual Organ Spooktacular set for Halloween
The annual Halloween Organ Spooktacular will be held Friday, Oct. 31, at 9 p.m. in the Hill Recital Hall. The event, billed as "organists behaving badly," celebrates the long association of the king of instruments with the spooky, fun and gothic, performed by BSC faculty, alumni and students, including the annual sing-a-long of "Pumpkin Carols." Costumes are encouraged and everyone is invited to the free event; combine it with the Halloween showing of Carrie: the Musical if you dare! For more information, call x4957. *This event counts toward an EEIS credit.

Rise3 Common Hour Celebrates Student Work
Last Tuesday, students involved in the rise3 initiative discussed their diverse experiences through the program. These students all had very different yet gratifying experiences with research, internships, and service-learning; each worked very closely with a faculty advisor and reflected on what they learned through the individualized project. Their presentations demonstrated how much hands-on learning can help a community and provide personal growth.

Student job opening
The Compass, an annual BSC publication that features faculty and student essays and research papers and focuses on leadership and service, is seeking an assistant editor for the 2014-15 year. The assistant editor will solicit submissions, edit manuscripts, finalize text, and create the layout. If you're interested in applying, please contact; applications are due by 5 p.m. on Nov. 1.

Daylight savings time
Remember to set your clock back one hour on Sunday, Nov. 2.

Human Resources News

Medical Flexible Spending Account reminder
If you participate in the Medical Flexible Spending Account through Benetech, you are now able to roll over up to $500 of your unused medical FSA account balance if you have any remaining at the end of this plan year. This will allow you the full 12 months of the next plan year to use any amount rolled over (up to $500). This does not apply to Dependent Daycare FSA—only Medical FSA.

*Please note: The "Use it or Lose it" rule still applies for any remaining balance over this $500 rollover amount. Keep in mind that you will still have the plan's Run Out period (March 15) to be reimbursed for expenses incurred in the prior year. Example: If a participant had a remaining 2014 balance of $700 as of 12/31, then they would have the Run Out period to submit 2014 expenses for the full $700. Once the Run Out period ends, then up to $500 of any remaining balance would roll over to your 2015 account. If this employee did not elect to participate in the Medical FSA for 2015, then a 2015 account will be created for them and the $500 deposited in it for them to use.

Halloween doesn't have to be scary for teeth!
Check out these tips and treats from the Delta Dental Tooth Fairy that will help ensure that you and your kids have a healthy, cavity-free Halloween that won't make the dentist scream. 

EBSCO magazine subscriptions
To improve efficiency and reduce paper, EBSCO will now handle BSC discount magazine subscriptions online. All employees and retirees should have received an email from Magazine Express with a link and discount code subscriptions. Anyone who placed an order last year will also receive their renewal list by email. If you did not receive an email, please contact

Job vacancies
Staff positions:
Assistant Controller
Campus Police Officer
Physical Fitness Center Supervisor

Faculty positions:
Assistant Professor of English, Director of Writing
Assistant Professor in Christian Theology and/or Christian Ethics
Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Religious Life

All Saints Service of Remembrance to be held this Sunday, Nov. 2 at 5 p.m.
Staff, faculty, and students are invited to this event in Yeilding Chapel. All Saints Day is a time to remember lost loved ones and lift up all those who have gone before us. Observance varies greatly among Christians but almost always involve lighting candles, praying for the deceased, and the naming of loved ones.

Stay connected to Religious Life at BSC:
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Follow us on Twitter@religiousBSC and Instagram@BSC_religiouslife.


Cross Country hosts SAA Championship this weekend
The cross country teams will host the 2014 Southern Athletic Association Championships this Saturday at Sharon Johnston Park in Huntsville. More information:

Football, Volleyball win at home
Both the football and volleyball teams were victorious at home this weekend. Volleyball defeated Berry Friday night and Oglethorpe on Saturday, earning the third seed in the upcoming SAA Championship, Nov. 7-9 in Conway, Ark. Football defeated Berry on Saturday, 23-17, moving to 3-1 in the SAA. Both teams are in Memphis this weekend, with volleyball facing Agnes Scott College and Rust College, and football facing Rhodes, all on Saturday.

Men's Soccer splits, Women's Soccer drops two on the road
The men's soccer team split on the road this weekend, falling to Centre on Friday before rebounding with a win against Sewanee on Sunday, courtesy of four goals from junior Bastian Jedliczka. The women lost both games this weekend. The women's team will play host to No. 19 Emory on Tuesday at 7 p.m., and both teams wrap up regular season play on Saturday in a noon doubleheader against Hendrix.

Swimming and Diving has strong showing against Rhodes
In a dual match against Rhodes on Saturday, the men's swimming and diving team dominated, winning every event. The women placed second behind the Lynx.


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