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Annual Faculty and Staff Holiday Party
You are cordially invited to attend the annual Faculty and Staff Holiday Party hosted by the President’s Office on Wednesday, Dec. 7, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the President’s Home. Refreshments and beverages will be served.

MFS senior projects
Join Media and Film Studies majors this Wednesday between noon and 4:30 p.m. in Harbert 128 as they present their senior projects. There will be an interesting combination of documentaries, research papers on film and television, and an advertising campaign. For a more detailed schedule, contact Dr. Teddy Champion at rtchampi@bsc.edu.

Holiday check request notice
The deadline for processing checks prior to the Christmas and New Year’s break will be Monday, Dec. 12, at noon; checks will be mailed Dec. 15 or 16. Check requests received after noon on Dec. 12 will be processed after our return to work on Jan. 2. Please keep this date in mind as you look at payment due dates on invoices/expenses, E-Term trip advances, etc.

Extended Writing Center hours during finals

  • Monday and Tuesday--5 p.m. to midnight
  • Wednesday and Thursday--Closed

Library offering new e-magazine service
The BSC library now offers free access to Flipster, a digital magazine platform that allows users to read several popular magazine titles, including People and Fortune. The Birmingham/Jefferson County Public Library system also has this service for those with library cards. Find Flipster here.

Temporary removal of furniture around Norton
The SGA has voted to refurbish the furniture outside the Norton Center. The project will take place over the Christmas break and into E-Term. Tables, chairs, ashtrays, and trashcans are scheduled to be picked up today, but should be back looking like new by the start of the spring term. The SGA apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.

E-Term and spring course schedule updates
Please note the latest course changes made after the published schedules.

Library hours this week
The BSC library will be open the following hours for finals week; click here for more information.

  • Monday-Wednesday--opens 8 a.m.; open all night
  • Thursday--8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Friday--8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday--Closed

Human Resources News

Benefits Open Enrollment deadline is today
If you wish to make changes to your benefit elections, please submit all required forms to HR by close of business today. All changes made will be effective Jan. 1. Please view the 2017 Benefits Guide for rates and plan summaries. Enrollment forms can be found on the HR Benefits website.

Plan ahead for the Christmas closing
BSC will close at 4:45 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16, and re-open at 8:15 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 2.

*Staff members hired on or after June 1, 2016, will be paid Holiday pay for all 10 days.
*All other staff members must use Annual Leave for the first three days (Dec. 19, 20, and 21), and should enter that on their timesheet. The remaining seven days (Dec. 22-23 and Dec. 26-Dec 30) 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
For the final December payrolls to be completed:

*Monthly staff must have their timesheets for the rest of December completed and approved by their supervisor by the close of business on Monday Dec. 12.

*Semi-monthly staff must have their timesheets for the rest of December completed and approved by their supervisor by the close of business on Wednesday, Dec. 14. Semi-monthly paid staff must project their hours for Thursday and Friday, Dec. 15 and 16.

Reminder - dependent eligibility review
Employees participating in the dependent eligibility review must turn in their proof of relationship documents by close of business today. We will also accept a Tax Account Transcript showing marital status as proof of relationship for dependent spouses. More information on how to obtain the transcript can be found here.

Reminder - health insurance
If you do not plan to enroll in a BSC-sponsored health insurance plan, you must complete the Waiver of Health Insurance form and submit it to HR by close of business today.

Job vacancies
Staff positions:
Director of Financial Planning
Regional Recruitment Counselor
Administrative Assistant, Krulak Institute
IT Technician
Network Administrator
Systems Analyst
Campus Police Officer

Faculty positions:
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 (x2)
Assistant Professor of Media and Film Studies
Assistant Professor of Political Science (x2)
Instructor of Classics
Instructor in Media and Film Studies

Religious Life

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

For more info on Religious Life, click here.


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 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 Rd. 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: Lovely, spacious 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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