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Birmingham-Southern welcomes new students to campus, fall term opens Wednesday
BSC's new and returning students moved on campus Saturday and Sunday for the college's 2014-15 academic year, which kicks off Aug. 27. Fall Orientation for new students began on Saturday and will continue through Tuesday. The new students will get their first introduction to the college's tradition of service in the community tomorrow when they load up on buses to perform service work in various locations across Birmingham, including community gardens, youth programs, and food banks.

Heaton receives 2014 faculty development award
Dr. Jason Heaton, assistant professor of biology at Birmingham-Southern, is this year's Bob Whetstone Faculty Development Award winner. Read more at News@BSC.

BSC volleyball starts ALS campaign in advance of charity tournament
The Birmingham-Southern women's volleyball team has put a new spin on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, urging the entire BSC family to raise $1,000 in a week. Read more at News@BSC.

Introducing rise3
After months of campus-wide consultation and collaboration, BSC's Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) has been named rise3. The acronym reflects the three experiential learning opportunities represented within the initiative: research, internships, and service-learning. The rise3 team has ramped up its efforts to raise awareness of the initiative in the campus community, hosting information sessions for faculty, staff, and students. The team also has t-shirts and koozies in the rise3 office in Olin suite 206-210 for anyone in the campus community. For more information about the rise3 initiative, please contact Dr. Alan Litsey, rise3 director.

In addition, rise3 internship courses have been restructured to include workshops on professionalism and monthly employer information sessions. For more information about internship opportunities or partnerships or the fall workshops, please contact Kimberly White, internship coordinator. 

Seigel receives choral award
Dr. Lester Seigel, Joseph Hugh Thomas Professor of Music, received the Thomas R. Smith Award of the state chapter of the American Choral Directors Association at its summer conference in July at the University of Alabama. According to ACDA, the award recognizes colleagues "who have made outstanding contributions to the choral art."

Panel discussion to take place on campus next week
A "Welcome to the Neighborhood Panel Discussion," hosted by the Bunting Center, will be held Tuesday, Sept. 2, during Common Hour in Norton Theatre. Panelists this year are John Archibald,  metro columnist for The Birmingham News; Javacia Harris Bowser, English Instructor at the Alabama School of Fine Arts and founder of See Jane Write, a community for local female bloggers; Glenny Brock '99, community outreach coordinator at Birmingham Landmarks; and Scott Douglass, executive director for Greater Birmingham Ministries. They will be talking generally about Birmingham, what they love about it, the challenges it faces, and some ways students can engage. *This event counts toward an EEIS credit.

Stanton to kick off fall Provost's Forums
Dr. Clyde Stanton, BSC Professor of Chemistry, will speak about "A Revised Curriculum for the Physical Chemistry Laboratory" on Thursday, Sept. 4, during Common Hour (11 a.m.) in the Norton Theatre. The talk will present results of revision to the physical chemistry laboratory to emphasize hands-on learning opportunities, online tutorials and quizzes, and development of new laboratory modules. *This event counts toward an EEIS credit.

Student Accounts undergoes name change
The college's Student Accounts Office, part of the Office of Finance, recently changed its name to the Bursar's Office and changed the title of Tina Reedy's position to bursar. Vice President and CFO Eli Phillips said the new name better aligns with the names and titles at other colleges and universities. The Bursar's Office provides student account and billing information; receives payments for tuition, fees and miscellaneous campus charges; provides collection of delinquent accounts; delivers refunds and financial aid residuals after disbursement; oversees administration of Perkins and institutional loans; and provides deposit and merchant services for departments of BSC.

Durbin Gallery to host art show; reception Sept. 5 for "Defining Place"
The college will present an art exhibition Sept. 5-25 in the Durbin Gallery showcasing the work of art professors Dominic Lippillo and Mark Schoon of Mississippi State University and the University of West Georgia, respectively. "Defining Place" will display their two photographic series, Anti-local and Conflation, along with solo works open an expanded dialogue about home, domesticity, and space.  An opening reception will be held Friday, Sept. 5, from 6-8 p.m. that is free and open to the public; gallery hours are M-F from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. *The reception counts toward an EEIS credit.

BSC to re-offer free open online course (MOOC) on the history of terrorism
Anyone interested in learning about political violence in a broad historical context can sign up for a free online course taught by Associate Professor of History Dr. Randall Law. The eight-week non-credit class will begin Sept. 8. To learn more, see a video, or sign up, click here.

Fall Dining Services hours
Main Caf
Hours are M-F from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5-7:30 p.m.

Subway @ The Attic
Open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Pod Market @ The Cellar
Hours are M-F from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Pod Express @ Norton Center
Open M-F from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

If you bring a friend to the Caf on Mondays, it's 2 for $10; $5 per guest on Fridays.

Labor Day holiday
Please note that the college will be closed on Monday, Sept. 1, in observance of Labor Day. Semi-monthly paid staff, please remember to use the (H)oliday pay code when entering your time.

Campus newsletter to be delayed one week
The Monday Morning newsletter will take a brief pause next week due to the Labor Day holiday. It will resume Monday, Sept. 8.

Human Resources News

Job vacancies
Staff positions:
Assistant Director of Development
Coordinator of Financial Planning
Director of Annual Giving
IT Project Manager
Registrar of the College
Vice President for Enrollment Management

Faculty positions:
Assistant Professor in Christian Theology and/or Christian Ethics

Religious Life

Check out what Religious Life will be up to in the fall.


Volleyball, soccer open fall schedules this weekend
The men's and women's soccer teams and volleyball team will all open their Fall 2014 slates this weekend. Men's soccer and volleyball are at home; volleyball will host the MckAttack Challenge, Friday and Saturday, while men's soccer will host the Jim 'n Nick's/Puma Labor Day Classic, Friday and Sunday. Volleyball will play at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Friday, and 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Saturday—all in Bill Battle Coliseum. Men's soccer will play at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday at Berylson Soccer Park. Women's soccer will also open this weekend on the road at the DePauw Classic in Greencastle, Ind.

Are you ready for some football?
The Birmingham-Southern Panthers kick off the 2014 football season at home under the lights at Bill Battle Field on Saturday, Sept. 6, at 6 p.m. when they take on the Panthers of LaGrange College. To see schedules of all six BSC sports teams that will be in action this fall, including volleyball and men's and women's soccer, visit


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