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BSC kicks off Abroms Scholars Program
The college has launched an initiative to increase Jewish student enrollment and to provide an even more meaningful student experience for Jewish students. Read more at News@BSC.

College launches new ad campaign
Birmingham-Southern will kick off a new advertising campaign titled “Rise to Your Potential” this week. The campaign, designed by the Birmingham-based agency Intermark Group, takes viewers and listeners on a tour of the campus in which classroom, laboratory, and auditorium doors and windows open to reveal BSC alumni achieving great feats. Radio spots will begin as soon as today across the state. Phase I of the campaign will also include full-page ads in next Sunday’s Birmingham News, Huntsville, Times, Montgomery Advertiser, and Mobile Press Register; in airports in Birmingham, Atlanta, Nashville, New Orleans, and Houston; on billboards around the state; and in digital advertisements nationwide.

Lester elected to helm of civil liberties board
Dr. V. Markham Lester, W. Michael Atchison Professor of History and Law at BSC, was recently elected to a two-year term as president of the board of directors of the American Civil Liberties Union of Alabama (ACLU) and the Alabama ACLU Foundation. Lester has served on the board since 2008, and has also served on the ACLU national board.

Couch performs at Princeton
BSC Assistant Professor of Music Dr. Leon W. Couch III performed a solo recital at Princeton University last week at a prominent venue in which the best organists of the world perform regularly.

Girl Scout cookies on sale this Presidents’ Day
Oak Mountain Girl Scout Troop 30661, sponsored by BSC’s Kappa Delta sorority, will be selling Girl Scout cookies in the Norton Atrium today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Your favorite old varieties will be available for $4 a box and the new S’mores and Toffee-tastic (gluten free) are $5 a box. Cash and credit cards are accepted.

Southern Exposure film series tonight
The college’s Urban Environmental Studies Program and EnAct student group will co-host a screening of the Southern Environmental Law Center’s Southern Exposure documentaries tonight from 7-9 p.m. at the Southern Environmental Center. There will be a discussion afterward featuring Keith Johnston, managing attorney for the SELC, and Mitch Reid of the Alabama River Alliance.

Black History Month observances continue
Marie King, a programs administrator at UAB and civil rights activist, will speak on “More Than Just a Hashtag” tomorrow at 11 a.m. in the Norton Theatre. Then on Friday, Feb. 25, the 2nd annual Black History Month Gala will take place, featuring the Honorable Judge Helen Shores Lee as keynote speaker. The gala kicks off at 7 p.m. in Bruno Great Hall and will also include food, an awards ceremony, photo booth, and a D.J. Attire is formal; $15 for individuals and $25 for couples. Click here for the full BHM schedule. (*The King speech counts as a Lectures and Arts Events credit.)

BSC resources for tutoring
Students, if you’re experiencing academic difficulties or simply want to keep pace with your courses, several free services are available. For more information and schedules, visit the Academic Resource CenterWriting Center, and/or Math Lab online. If you need to request your own tutor for an hour-long one-on-one appointment, would like to form a tutor-assisted study group, or have questions, contact Dasha Maye at arc@bsc.edu.

Chinese New Year celebration
Join Love Asia in celebrating Chinese New Year (year of the Rooster) in Bruno Great Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 6:30 p.m. The event will feature famous Chinese acrobat Joe Wei from Orlando and Chinese food provided by the Great Wall Restaurant. Also enjoy Chinese calligraphy and homemade dumplings. Food and admission are free. For more information, contact Tracey Vu at ttvu@bsc.edu.

Common Hour talk set for Thursday
Daniella Chusyd, a Ph.D. candidate in the UAB Department of Nutrition Sciences, will lecture on “African Elephants: the role of Research and Conservation” on Feb. 23 at 11 a.m. in the Norton Theatre. The talk is part of the BSC Biology Department’s Natural Sciences Spring Seminar Series. *Counts as a Lectures and Arts Events credit.

Faculty Art Exhibition closes this week
Thursday is the final day to see the work of BSC’s talented art faculty in the Durbin Gallery.

Seigel to perform organ recital
On Sunday, March 5, Joseph Hugh Thomas Professor of Music Dr. Lester Seigel will present a recital of organ music from the Romantic era, including works by Johannes Brahms, Camille Saint-Saens, Cesar Franck, Julius Reubke, and Dudley Buck. The recital will begin at 3 p.m. at Bluff Park United Methodist Church. Everyone is invited and admission is free. *Counts as a Lectures and Arts Events credit.

Stump speaker announced
Hallie Vanderhider, a managing director with SFC Energy Partners--a Denver-based private equity firm focused on the upstream sector of the oil and gas industry--will deliver the 2017 Stump Lecture on Monday, March 13, at 7 p.m. in Bruno Great Hall. *Counts as a Lectures and Arts Events credit.

Student publication accepting submissions
Compass, BSC’s journal for leadership, service and experiential learning, is seeking papers or reports focusing on leadership and/or service for the 2017 edition. E-Term papers are highly encouraged. The two best submissions will each receive a $50 Amazon gift card. Send submissions to spmoran@bsc.edu by March 24 with “Compass submission” in the subject line.

Religious Life

Ash Wednesday
Ash Wednesday services will be held on March 1 at 7:45 a.m. and noon in Yeilding Chapel. Students, faculty, and staff are welcome.

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Human Resources News

Blue Cross summary of benefits and coverage
Blue Cross and Blue Shield summary plan descriptions are now available on the BSC website. You may access the documents via the links below:

Job vacancies
Academic Affairs Assistant
Director of Financial Planning
Graphic Design Specialist
Regional Recruitment Counselor
Social Media Marketing Coordinator
Systems Analyst
Head Coach, Volleyball

Assistant Professor in Creative and Applied Computing
Assistant Professor of Economics
Assistant Professor of English
Assistant Professor of Library Science, Electronic Resources and Research Librarian
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Assistant Professor of Media and Film Studies
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Instructor of Classics
Instructor in Media and Film Studies


Panther sports
For an overview of weekend sports action, current stats, and upcoming games; please visit www.bscsports.net.


For sale or rent: Home on campus at 1257 Greensboro Road. 1628 sq. ft., 3BR/2.5BA on main floor, partially finished basement (den/study possibility).  Sell for $145,000 or rent for $900/mo. Call x4630 for more info.

For sale or rent: Home on campus at 1236 Greensboro Road. 1,579 sq. ft., 2BR/1BA on main floor, 1BR/1BA on lower level, laundry area on lower level, and screened porch on main floor. Sell for $145,000 or rent for $900/mo. Call x4630 for more info.

For sale: Home on campus at 1253 Greensboro Road. Unique architect designed home, 4BR/2BA, one and one-half levels featuring high ceilings with exposed beams throughout, skylights and lots of glass looking into college woods. New roof, updated appliances, and more. A fun place to live. Contact Kathy or Bob Tucker at 322-6233 or bobkatuck2@hotmail.com.

For sale: Home on campus at 1228 Greensboro Road. 3 BR/1BA. Recently renovated kitchen, including new floor, flat-top range, ceiling fan, and some cabinets; freshly painted kitchen, hallway, and living room. $125,000. For more information, email karlo@senasi.com.

For sale: Home on campus at 1237 Greensboro Road. This 3,000+ sq. ft. house features 4 BR/2BA on main level and newly renovated basement including den, alternate BR, and full BA. For an information packet or to schedule a visit, email Drew Briese at dbriese@bsc.edu.

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