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New students welcomed to campus
On Saturday, BSC welcomed its newest arrivals that make up the Class of 2020. Returning students moved on campus Sunday for the 2016-17 academic year, which kicks off Wednesday. First-year students will get introduced to a long-standing BSC tradition tomorrow when they load up on buses to perform community service in various locations around Birmingham, including urban gardens, youth programs, and parks. The Student Involvement Fair will also be held tomorrow from 3-4 p.m. in Bruno Great Hall.

Welcome Back Dinner is Wednesday
The SGA will sponsor its annual Fall Welcome Back Dinner on Aug. 24 from 5-7 p.m. at the Norton Center fountain/alumni plaza. Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy some BBQ.

BSC moves to test-optional admission
The college has moved to a test-optional application for prospective students, joining the growing ranks of nationally-ranked colleges and universities to do so. Read more at News@BSC.

Student paper published in national journal
Congratulations to senior English major Conner Hayes whose paper, "Stephen Crane's Maggie: A Girl of the Streets: A Socio-Philosophical Examination into Individual and Cultural Responsibility," will be published in NCUR Proceedings through the National Council of Undergraduate Research this fall.

College hires 15 new faculty members
New faculty orientation was held last week for BSC's newest crop of professors. Welcome to: Jessica Allen, assistant professor of psychology; Gina Armstrong '92, assistant professor of library science; Gay Barnes, assistant professor of education; Teddy Champion, visiting assistant professor of media and film studies; Robert Corna, visiting instructor of media and film studies; Kevin Drace, assistant professor of biology; Jessica Eckhardt, assistant professor of sociology; Katie Gibbs, assistant professor of biology; George Hendren, visiting instructor of classics; Rebekah Pine Parker '09, visiting instructor of urban environmental studies; Tracy Smith, assistant professor of accounting; Keely Sutton, assistant professor of religion; Esubalew Tiruneh, visiting instructor of economics; Joe Wiinikka-Lydon, assistant professor of religion; and Joshua Zelinsky, visiting instructor of mathematics.

Chandler receives 2016 faculty development award
Congratulations to Dr. Joe Chandler '03, assistant professor of psychology, who received this year's Bob Whetstone Faculty Development Award, given by the Provost's Office. Chandler has been teaching at the college since 2013.

BSC names executive-in-residence in entrepreneurship 
Jennifer Skjellum, president of the nonprofit TechBirmingham and co-founder of TechAlabama, has been selected as the college's first McCain Executive-in-Residence in Entrepreneurship. Read more at News@BSC.

Gallery opening kicks off arts season
The Durbin Gallery will kick off the 2016-17 visual and performing arts season on the Hilltop with a month-long retrospective exhibition by BSC Professor Emeritus of Art Bob Shelton, beginning with an opening reception this Friday from 6-8 p.m. Shelton's work has been shown in more than 150 national and regional juried exhibitions and won more than 60 awards. *The opening counts as a Lectures and Arts Events credit.

SEC receives funds from conservation grant
BSC's Southern Environmental Center, in partnership with the Freshwater Land Trust and other public and private partners, has received a significant grant award from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration program to help restore nine acres at Turkey Creek Nature Preserve in Pinson. Read more.

Alumni Board in development
The Office of Advancement has been working this summer to set up a new alumni board with primary chapters in Birmingham, Montgomery, Mobile, Huntsville, Atlanta, Nashville, Pensacola, and D.C., and additional chapters in New York City and Houston. So far, 58 new board members have committed to participating in the chapters, joining BSC’s ’Southern Society, and contacting 20 other alums to ask for their participation. The revamped board will give BSC a stronger presence and outreach in those key cities. To find out more, contact the Office of Advancement.

Residence hall safety tips
The Campus Police offer the following safety tips to raise students' awareness of personal safety and residence hall security.

Fall dining hours

  • The Norton Center Cafe is open M-F from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5-7:30 p.m.
  • The Pod Market at the Cellar is open seven days a week from 8-1 a.m.
  • Subway in the Attic is open M-F from 8-1 a.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 11-1 a.m.
  • Pod Express at the Norton Center is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Human Resources News

Welcome aboard!

Hiller Burton, academic affairs assistant
Sarah Domm, academic programs assistant
Katelyn Geddings, assistant coach of women's soccer
Katie Hatch, assistant director of HR
Katie Kauffman, director of E-Term and contract learning
James Ruby, assistant athletic trainer
Richard Schmidt, head coach of men's and women's golf
Richard Taylor, gospel choir director

Job vacancies

Staff positions:
Admission visit and event coordinator
Regional recruitment counselor

Faculty positions:
Library director
Research librarian and director of Academic Resource Center tutoring

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Volleyball receiving votes in AVCA preseason poll
Women’s volleyball started its 2016 campaign receiving votes in the American Volleyball Coaches Association preseason poll. BSC ended last season ranked for the first time in program history. The team will begin their season on the road Sept. 2. Read more.


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