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U.S. News ranks BSC as a top college
Once again, U.S. News and World Report ranks Birmingham-Southern in the top tier of liberal arts colleges in the United States. Read more at News@BSC.

BSC receives bequest
The college was notified recently that it has received just over $877,500 from a trust left by Raymond Duddleston, the husband of Margaret Jones Duddleston ’39. The Duddlestons both passed away in the early 1990s; BSC is just now receiving the funds because the college was named a remainder beneficiary behind a beneficiary who received the trust’s income until his more recent death.

Debate viewing, analysis
The Department of Political Science, Economics, and Sociology and will host a viewing party tonight at 8 p.m. in the Harbert Auditorium. There will be pizza. After the debate, a panel of students will conduct an analysis of the candidates’ performances.

Introducing Gloria
The college is excited to launch the first edition of Gloria, the magazine for the visual and performing arts at BSC. The new format replaces the previous season calendar for arts events, enabling a greater variety of content and photos; it is named for one of BSC’s great art patrons Gloria Spruill ’58, whose donation formed the basis for the BSC Arts Alliance. Read it here.

Meet and greet for art and art history
The Department of Art and Art History will hold a “meet and greet” tomorrow at 11 a.m. in Lecture Room 10 of the Kennedy Art Center. All students are invited to come and meet department faculty; learn about careers and degree programs in art and art history as well as internship, travel, and graduate school opportunities; and eat free pizza!

C3 sets events for Hispanic Heritage Month
In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, several events have been planned on campus by BSC’s Cross Cultural Committee (C3):

  • C3 and Quest II will host a Cooking Class tomorrow from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Norton Center. Come learn to make tostadas! Ten spots are open to students; signups are available via OrgSync.
  • A “Don’t Tell Anyone/No Le Digas a Nadie” movie screening about illegal immigration will take place Wednesday, Oct. 12, from 6:30-8 p.m. in Olin 205. A Q&A with the director and with Angy Rivera, who is featured in the movie, will take place after the screening via video chat.

Campus conversations
Join the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Bunting Center this Wednesday from 12:30-1:15 p.m. in the SGA room for “Face to Face: Conversations that Matter.” The event time will change each week to accommodate various schedules; please check Monday Morning for updates. The event is open to all BSC students, faculty, and staff and is a chance for participants to talk about some of the tough issues facing our world today. Bring your lunch and join the conversation!

Pre-law panel discussion
A panel discussion featuring BSC alumni who have graduated from law school and are currently working in the legal field will take place this Thursday (Sept. 29) from 11:15-12:15 p.m. in the Norton Theatre. Panelists from a variety of practices and employers will discuss their experiences and address what they know now that they wish they had known as undergraduates. Everyone is invited.

Exploration Term
The 2017 E-Term bulletin may now be viewed online. Printed copies will arrive by the end of the week. Please note the following dates: this Thursday, first-year students will meet with their advisors during Common Hour to receive instructions on completing E-Term preference forms; this Friday, the first payment installment is due for travel-study projects.

Student poet to give public reading
Come hear BSC junior psychology major Auseel Yousefi read excerpts from his new collection of poems, feelings, this Thursday from 6-8 p.m. in the Norton Theatre. Yousefi’s poems include his history with sex, death, and his own upbringing, as well as some occasional humor. Feelings can be purchased on Amazon or at the BSC Bookstore.

Southern Women’s Show discount
The Southern Women’s Show returns to the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex this Thursday through Sunday. BSC faculty and staff can receive $3 off the door admission price by entering promo code TEACHWBI16 via their website’s online ticket link.

Concomitant art exhibition opens Friday
BSC Professor of Art Jim Neel‘s sculpture installation, Comcomitant, is a powerful exploration of not just the tragedy in Syria and the children living in war, but also how violence impacts children--and all of us--from the Sandy Hook massacre to natural disasters. Come out to the opening reception on Sept. 30 from 6-8 p.m. in the gallery; his sculptures will be on display through Oct. 27. *The opening counts as a Lectures and Arts Events credit.

Hanson next up in Provost’s Forum series
Dr. Pamela Hanson, BSC professor of biology, will speak at the Provost’s Forum on Oct. 4 about “Liberal Arts at the Crossroads: Science for Policy and Policy for Science.” It will be held during Common Hour (11 a.m.) in the Norton Theatre. *Counts as a Lectures and Arts Events credit.

Compass accepting applications
The Compass, BSC’s journal of leadership, service and experiential learning, is accepting applications for its assistant editor position, which comes with a stipend and two-year commitment. Interested students, with at least a sophomore standing, should complete an application via OrgSync by Oct. 5. Email questions to Sean Moran, editor, at

Safety escorts
The Campus Police Safety Escort Service is available to all students, employees, and visitors on campus; it operates 24 hours daily, 7 days a week. Find out more here.

Hilltop Band Day is Oct. 8
All BSC musicians, music department alumni, faculty, and high school musicians are invited to Hilltop Band Day on Saturday, Oct. 8. The annual event will include a rehearsal with the Panther Pride Marching Band, free lunch, and a performance with the band at the Hendrix vs. BSC football game. Complete this form and you will receive a schedule, music, and more details about the day. Contact Ginger Zingara, director of bands, at x4953 or for any questions.

Theatre to present Fiddler on the Roof
The theatre program will open its 2016-17 season with the Oct. 19 kickoff of the beloved musical theatre classic Fiddler on the Roof at the College Theatre/Mainstage. Dr. Jeff Kensmoe, BSC associate professor of music, is set to play the lead role of Tevye; three other non-students will perform in the production alongside the talented student cast and crew. For more information on the production and ticket prices, read more at News@BSC. *Counts as a Lectures and Arts Events credit.

Human Resources News

Welcome aboard!
Charlie Dunham, Diving Coach
Logan Harris, Assistant Coach, Women’s Lacrosse

United Way
It’s time to pledge your donations to United Way! Remember every cent counts and our community relies on our support. You can make a one-time donation or a re-occurring donation through payroll deduction. Please turn in your pledge form to Human Resources, BSC Box 549090, by Sept. 30. If you need brochures and/or pledge forms, call Katie at x4646.

Job vacancies
Staff positions:
Regional Recruitment Counselor
Assistant Coach, Men’s Lacrosse

Faculty position:
Assistant Professor in Creative and Applied Computing

Religious Life

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Panther sports
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