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Harrison Scholars to be inducted today
The college will welcome nine new Harrison Scholars--Jelani Bender, Courtney Blinn, Elizabeth Dillard, Ayda Fisher, Eileen Gabriel, Rafael Molina, Patrick Safyanov, Hannah Sisler, and Rachel Woods--at the Harrison Honors Program Induction today at 4 p.m. in HC 224. Everyone is invited; a reception will follow in HC 128. The event also includes three independent project presentations:

  • Economics major Braxton Pitts will speak on "Cultural Nationalism on Canvas: Albert Bierstadt and the Hudson River School." (Faculty sponsor is Dr. Kathleen Spies.)  
  • Chemistry major Bhakti Desai will speak on "Dancing with Jane Austen: Translating Text to Film." (Faculty sponsor is Dr. John Tatter.)
  • Chemistry major Maria Philip will speak on "Content Analysis of Male Characters and Sexism on Friends" (Faculty sponsor is Dr. Mary-Kate Lizotte.)

BSC students to present docudrama tonight
The theatre department's "Call to Action" class will present "From 8 to 3," a new docudrama based on interviews with Bush Hills Academy faculty members. Everyone is invited to the free performance from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the College Theatre/Underground. Seating is limited.

Opera Workshop Scenes Program is tonight
Tonight's workshop will feature scenes from Mozart's Marriage of Figaro and Georges Bizet's Pearl Fisher performed by BSC students Virginia Cade, Nick DeCastro, Brendan McInerny, and Hope Strawn. The program will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Hill Recital Hall. *Counts as a Lectures and Arts Events credit.

Flowers is Alabama Professor of the Year
BSC Professor of Theatre Michael Flowers has been named the 2015 CASE/Carnegie Alabama Professor of the Year. Flowers is the fifth Birmingham-Southern professor to receive this top recognition. Read more at News@BSC.

Common Hour event tomorrow
BSC's Cross Cultural Committee will present "LGBTQ Politics with State Rep. Patricia Todd" on Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Norton Theatre. *Counts as a Lectures and Arts Events credit.

Durbin exhibition closing this week
Wednesday is the last chance to see the ceramic sculpture of Missouri-based artist Benji Heu in the Durbin Gallery.

Striplin Center Thanksgiving break hours
Wednesday, Nov. 25: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 26: Closed
Friday, Nov. 27: Closed
Saturday, Nov. 28: Closed
Sunday, Nov. 29: 2-10 p.m.

BSC athletics partnering with Salvation Army
This holiday season, members of the BSC athletics family will take time out of their busy schedules to take part in the Salvation Army's "Red Kettle" campaign at Brookwood Village on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1-2. Stop by to give to the student-athletes, coaches, and staff working shifts outside Belk's and Macy's!

SGA to host campus-wide Christmas party
The Student Government Association will host its annual Christmas party for students, faculty, and staff and their families on Tuesday, Dec. 1, from 5-7:30 p.m. in Bruno Great Hall. Features include a photo booth with Santa and Mrs. Claus; gingerbread house, ornament, and stocking decorating; a hot chocolate bar; and a special holiday menu. Also, Quest II will sponsor a caroling competition and the winner will earn $1,000 for the philanthropy of their choice.

College's leadership and service publication seeking submissions
Students, if you've written or are writing a paper focusing on leadership or service and would like to be published in the academic journal Compass, please submit your paper and a brief summary to by Dec. 1. The best fall submission will win a $50 gift certificate!

Choirs to present annual Christmas concert 
Join the campus and community for the 79th BSC Carol Service featuring three Birmingham-Southern choirs. The popular tradition will be Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 6 at 4:30 p.m. at Canterbury United Methodist Church in Mountain Brook. *Counts as a Lectures and Arts Events credit.

Telemedicine at Birmingham-Southern
BSC and Dr. Cheryl Law are partnering to provide students acute care--for colds, coughs, skin irritation, pain, etc.--without leaving campus through a new telemedicine program. Signup is easy; come to the Health Services Office to visit the nurse, who will determine if a physician visit is necessary, and then register online for an interactive online consultation Monday-Thursday. Students can use credit or debit cards for the $40 visit fee when they register and no insurance claims are involved. Questions? Contact Health Services or Law at 744-4410.

Annual Faculty and Staff Christmas Party to be held Dec. 10
The President's Office will host its annual Faculty and Staff Christmas Party on Thursday, Dec. 10, from 3-5 p.m. in Bruno Great Hall. Be sure to wear your favorite holiday-themed sweater; a prize goes to the best one! As always, partners, spouses, and families are welcome to attend.

Human Resources News

Upcoming holiday
Thanksgiving--Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27
Semi-monthly employees: Remember to enter Holiday hours for Thursday and Friday

Benefits Open Enrollment
If you wish to make changes to your benefit elections, please submit all required forms to HR by Friday, Dec. 4. All changes made will be effective Jan. 1. Please view the 2016 Benefits Guide for rates and plan summaries. Enrollment forms can be found on the HR Benefits website.

TIAA-CREF counseling sessions
A financial consultant from TIAA-CREF will be on campus Dec. 2 for individual retirement counseling. These meetings will take place in the Greensboro Conference room on the second floor of Norton. There are a limited number of spots available. To register for a counseling session, call TIAA-CREF directly at (800) 732-8353. TIAA-CREF also offers financial advice and planning tools on their website as well as phone counseling at (800) 842-2888.

Job vacancies

Staff positions:
Coordinator of Advancement
Coordinator of Alumni and Campus Relations
Coordinator of International Student Services
Grants Administrator
Vice President for Advancement

Faculty positions:
Assistant Professor of Accounting
Assistant Professor of Biology - Cell/Molecular
Assistant Professor of Biology - Physiology
Assistant Professor position in Christian Theology and/or Christian Ethics
Assistant Professor in Clinical or Counseling Psychology
Assistant Professor of Education
Assistant Professor in Hinduism, Buddhism, or Islam
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Electronic Resources and Research Librarian

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