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Happy holidays and Merry Christmas!
2014 is almost complete. We send our best wishes to you and your families for a joyful Christmas and holiday season and a new year filled with peace and happiness. Monday Morning will return Jan. 12, 2015.

Important holiday check request deadline 
The deadline for processing checks prior to the Christmas holiday is today at noon; checks will be mailed either Thursday or Friday.

BSC's president joins with other four-star general to condemn "enhanced interrogation"
Gen. Krulak wrote an op-ed in USA Today about the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence's report on the CIA torture program.

Shop online with iMyne and get cash back while giving back to BSC
Join the BSC iMyne community and "Shop Your Heart Out" for Birmingham-Southern! Every day until Dec. 25, from 3-4 p.m., a different retailer is offering up to 40% cash back on your purchases through the "Shop Your Heart Out Holiday Happy Hour." All iMyne purchases generate donations for BSC.

A gift for tomorrow
In addition to your daily work as students, faculty, and staff, your monetary contribution continues a long legacy of shaping students who will make the world a better place. Make your gift for tomorrow. In this season of gratitude and giving, we share this meaningful video message from a student.

Striplin Center holiday hours
Dec. 15-19 - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Dec. 20-Jan. 3 - Closed
Jan. 4 - 2-10 p.m.

Campus safety tip
If you plan to leave your car on campus while traveling during the break, the Campus Police ask that you park in the lot behind the library, remove valuables from sight, and lock your doors. This will help them protect your property while you're away.

Training resources for new calendar software available 
With a new online calendar system in place, email and phone requests for calendar submissions will no longer be accepted (except in rare emergencies) as of Jan. 5. You can learn more via a series of online training videos that provide step-by-step guidance on how to access, navigate, and search the calendar as well as how to create and submit events.

Human Resources News

Christmas closing
The college will close at 4:45 p.m. this Friday and re-open at 8:15 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 5.

  • Staff members hired on or after June 1, 2014, will be paid Holiday pay for all 10 days.
  • All other staff members must use Annual Leave for the first three days (Dec. 22, 23, and 24) and should enter that on their timesheet. The remaining seven days (Dec. 25-26 and Dec. 29-Jan. 2) will be paid Holidays.
  • Semi-monthly paid staff should use Holiday pay for the 7 days mentioned above.
  • Monthly paid staff do not need to enter anything for the 7 days of Holiday. 

Timesheet and payroll deadlines
To complete the final December payrolls:

  • Monthly staff must have their timesheets for the rest of December completed and approved by their supervisor by close of business today.
  • Semi-monthly staff must have their timesheets for the rest of December completed and approved by their supervisor by close of business this Wednesday. Semi-monthly paid staff must project their hours for Thursday and Friday, Dec. 18 and 19.

If you have any questions, please contact Angela Boackle at x4656.

Job vacancies
Staff positions:
Assistant Controller

Faculty positions:
Assistant Professor of Arabic
Assistant Professor of English, Director of Writing
Assistant Professor in Christian Theology and/or Christian Ethics
Instructor of Accounting
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Religious Life

Stay connected to Religious Life at BSC:
Click here for the calendar of events.
Like us on Facebook at Religious Life at BSC.
Follow us on Twitter@religiousBSC and Instagram@BSC_religiouslife.

For more info on Religious Life, including its calendar, click here.


Swimming and diving teams compete at Delta Invitational
The swimming and diving teams had another spectacular showing on Saturday for the second session of the Delta State Christmas Invitational in Cleveland, Miss. Read more here.

Basketball teams split on the road against Maryville
On Friday, the women defeated LaGrange 77-63 in Bill Battle Coliseum. They took to the road Sunday, losing 73-39 to Maryville College. The Panthers are back in action tomorrow, traveling to face Huntingdon in Montgomery at 5:30 p.m. The men picked up a 72-68 overtime win against Maryville on Sunday, moving to 6-1 on the season. They will travel to Daytona Beach, Fla., this weekend for the Daytona Beach Shootout, taking on Wesleyan on Friday and Dubuque on Saturday.


For sale: Guitar effects pedals: Vox Sachurator Joe Satriani signature distortion ($65), a T-Rex Gristle (Luxury) Drive ($60), an Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi ($45), and a Zvex vector series Fuzz Factory ($100). Will throw in a Livewire 9V power adapter with the purchase of any pedal (excluding the Big Muff) or can be bought separately for $10. Call Maximilian Menaker at (251) 545-9924.

For sale: Low mileage, superb, white 4-door 2008 Honda Civic Si. This gorgeous, all original, two-owner car has been well maintained and is perfect for someone looking for a sporty sedan with great gas mileage (21/29). Approximately 69,900 miles on a 6-speed manual transmission with a 2.0 liter 4-cylinder VTEC engine that boasts 198hp and 139ft/lbs of torque. Runs like a top and includes navigation, XM radio option, moon roof, racing-themed seats, all-weather, cloth floor mats, two sets of tires (winter and summer, and maintenance records. Paint and exterior are all in good shape with a few highway blemishes—typical with a car at this mileage. Great fun car for the family. $13,900 obo. For more info, or pics, email Ryan Petrocchi at or call 402-415-3259.

For sale or rent: Lovely, spacious, convenient home on 1237 Greensboro Road. $199,999 (negotiable/sale or rent). 4BR, 3BA with updated kitchen, bathrooms, and refinished hardwood throughout. Full basement offers opportunities for living and/or storage. For info, pics, or to visit, email Drew Briese at or 218-8145.

For rent: Gulf Shores condo. New rates: 2BR, 2BA, sleeps six, 2nd floor, convenient to elevator, multiple pools, tennis, golf, and beautiful, spacious beach. Visit: to view unit and rates or email

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