BSC logo

Monday Morning

Campus News

A Q&A with Dr. Michelle Behr
The college's new provost recently shared her thoughts about the college, academia, and her passion for education. Read more at News@BSC.

BSC included in Fiske Guide to Colleges 2015
Birmingham-Southern has again been highlighted in a leading guide that helps students and families identify schools that offer the best education for the price. Read more at News@BSC.

Sprayberry presents paper overseas at conference in Irish literature
Dr. Sandra Sprayberry, Robert Luckie Professor of English, recently presented a paper titled "Stolen Yet Returned: The Landscapes of 'The Stolen Child'" at the Ireland and Ecocriticism conference held at University College Cork in Ireland in June. Her paper was part of the "Grounding Yeats" panel. UCC was recognized in 2010 as the first third-level educational institution in the world to be accredited with the prestigious international "Green Flag" award for its green campus and environmental programs, and the conference drew many international and interdisciplinary scholars.

Krulak launches campaign to end human trafficking
In an op-ed published July 8 on Fox News, Gen. Krulak writes that the U.S. should do more to fight human trafficking, including "modern-day slavery" in American businesses.

Float Your Boat 2014 is Saturday
Come out and join the fun at the 5th annual Float Your Boat Summer Festival at Turkey Creek Nature Preserve on Saturday, July 19. The event, co-sponsored by the Southern Environmental Center, offers fun for the entire family with games, boat races, trail runs, food, and music. Proceeds benefit the preserve's environmental education programming, which reaches 10,000 students every year. For more information, visit

Campus police announce plan to increase traffic safety
To enhance traffic safety, increase multi-use parking, and designate loading zones for our residence halls where none currently exist, the dorm circle will be permanently designated as "one way" in either late July or early August. Traffic will be required to travel in a north to south direction beginning at the intersection below Cullen Daniel's and ending at the crosswalk between Olin and the Norton Center. The new route will be appropriately marked with street signs and painted symbols on the road. Campus police will be on location to assist motorists as this new policy is implemented. Please contact Chief Randy Youngblood at x4700 if you have any questions.

Faculty and staff invited to attend two alumni events in August
The BSC Alumni Association invites faculty and staff to two fun activities this summer:

  • Aug. 10, 3 p.m., BSC Alumni Day at the Birmingham Barons, where we've reserved the Home Run Porch and Gen. Krulak will throw out the first pitch.
  • Aug. 20, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Brown Bag Lunch Series, Stockham Parlor, featuring Ty Williams, director of development and community relations at Restoration Academy, discussing why education is a game-changer for urban youth.

Human Resources News

Total Compensation now available in TheSIS
We are pleased to announce a new feature available in TheSIS for faculty and staff. Through your personalized account and login, you now have year-round access to your current Total Compensation information. Total Compensation includes salary information, college and employee paid benefits, and FICA/MEDI tax amounts matched by the college. This can be accessed in the Employees section of TheSIS.

Computer training courses available
Off-campus computer training is available through New Horizons Computer Learning Center. A sampling of the courses offered include basic, intermediate, and advanced levels of Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Windows 7, and Adobe programs. Most classes are one day in length and are offered multiple days throughout the month. Human Resources will fund half of the course cost and the department is responsible for half. If you are interested in any of these courses, talk to your supervisor and contact Savannah Brymer at x4646.

Job vacancies 
Staff positions
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Assistant Director of Development
Assistant Technical Director
Coordinator of Financial Planning
Graduate Coordinator of Student Activities
IT Project Manager
Registrar of the College
Senior Director of Advancement Services
Vice President for Enrollment Management

Faculty positions 
Visiting Assistant Professor in Biochemistry

Welcome aboard!
Ally Walton, coordinator of engaged programs
Natalie Zimmerman, assessment coordinator


Ballard, Bromirski named CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-Americans
BSC track and field athletes Elizabeth Bromirski and Hank Ballard, who both graduated in May, have been named Academic All-Americans by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Read more.

Weekly Events

BSC Weekly Events Calendar
Common Hour Events
Events@BSC website
Explorations Lectures and Art Events


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

Monday Morning Submissions

To submit campus news or classified items to Monday Morning, email them to no later than noon on Thursday of each week.