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Football fundraiser kicks off today
BSC football is hosting its first annual Black and Gold Week from April 20-23 to help support its program, including a bone marrow drive on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the SGA Conference Room. See flyer for more details.

The Hilltop Classic is back!
The Senior Gift Campaign committee has planned a revved-up version of the Hilltop Classic for Wednesday, April 22, at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to a basketball game in Bill Battle Coliseum pitting seniors/senior football players against football coaches/faculty and staff. There will be a raffle, with all proceeds going towards the Senior Gift Campaign. A free throw contest will be held at halftime; the winner will receive one parking ticket redemption from Campus Police. Seniors, if you've already made your gift or make it before halftime, you will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win VIP seats at Commencement for your four attendees. Make your gift to the Senior Gift Campaign now.

Events planned as BSC celebrates Green Week
As part of national Green Week 2015, the college's Urban Environmental Studies Program and EnAct student organization are sponsoring a series of events. BSC students will model sportswear from Renew Merchandise created from recycled PET beverage bottles tomorrow at 11 a.m. in the Norton Atrium. Then on Thursday, April 23, at 11 a.m. in Harbert Auditorium, Ray Holloway of Renew and Stuart Raburn of Southern Organics will discuss "A New Green Revolution: Business Innovations in Sustainable Development," which counts as a lectures and arts event credit.

Tomorrow's Provost's Forum is canceled
The April 21 Provost's Forum by Dr. Heather Meggers-Wright, BSC associate professor of psychology, has been canceled until further notice.

UN campus chapter to host recital of international dance and music Wednesday
The BSC student chapter of United Nations Advocates invites the campus community to join them for a free hour of dance and music from around the world. The recital, set for April 22 at 5 p.m. in the Hill Recital Hall, will feature performances from talented Birmingham-Southern students.

S0101 Piper Place donation drive continues
Students of SO101, a Rise3 sociology course, are working together to collect money and hygiene products--toothbrushes, combs, soap, etc.--for clients of the Piper Place Mental Health Association. Please drop off donations in the Department of Business Administration on the second floor of Harbert by May 1. Questions? Contact Tracey Vu at or Dr. Meghan Mills at

Medicinal chemistry presentation is Thursday
Dr. Mark Suto, vice president of drug discovery at Southern Research Institute, will speak about "Optimization of Drug Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism, and Excretion" on Thursday, April 23, at 9:30 a.m. in the Stephens Science Center, room 336. Everyone is invited.

Annual Latin American Studies Symposium set for April 24-25, 1940 alumna to be recognized
In addition to speakers and student research on Latin America, there will be a free, public pre-screening of the documentary First Lady of the Revolution at 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 25, in Norton Theatre. The documentary portrays the remarkable story of BSC alumna Henrietta Boggs MacGuire, who was married to the man who became that country's president in 1948. The filmmakers will show selections of the documentary, which is still in production, and MacGuire will be present for questions. More information about the symposium can be found here. *The speakers count as a lectures and arts event credit.

Campus hosting several visual and performing arts events this month

  • BSC's Opera Theatre and Theatre programs will present Stanley Hollingsworth's The Mother and Ralph Vaughan Williams' Riders to the Sea, two one-act dramatic operas, April 24 and 26. Read more on the production, including ticket information, here.
  • Join the BSC One-A-Chord Gospel Choir for an afternoon of melodious songs of praise on April 26 at 3 p.m. in Bruno Great Hall. Special guest will be the Ramsay High School Concert Choir performing their latest single, "We Can Overcome."
  • The choirs of BSC and Canterbury UMC will join the Alabama Symphony Orchestra next Monday to perform the "Sacred Service" by Ernest Bloch. The performance, which will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Alys Stephens Center, will be conducted by Prof. Lester Seigel. Admission is free.
  • The Jazz Band will perform its concluding concert of the semester on the plaza outside the Norton Center on Wednesday, April 29, at 4 p.m.
  • The BSC Symphonic Band will perform its spring concert featuring selected BSC student conductors on April 30 at 7 p.m. Bring a blanket and snacks and enjoy some family-friendly music beside the Edwards Bell Tower.
  • The annual Juried Student Exhibition will be on display April 30-May 6 in the Durbin Gallery; awards will be announced on Honors Day. William Dooley, associate professor and director of the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art at the University of Alabama, will present the juror's lecture "The Climate of a Studio Practice" this Friday at 11 a.m. in room No. 10 of the Kennedy Center.

*All these events, excluding the Juried Exhibition, count as a lectures and arts event credit.

Couch to deliver next Provost's Forum
Dr. Leon W. Couch III, BSC assistant professor of music, will talk about "Musical Rhetoric, Affections, and Buxtehude's Keyboard Music" on Tuesday, April 28, at 11 a.m. in the Hill Recital Hall. *This event counts as a lectures and arts event credit.

Snake safety tips and bite treatment
The campus community is cautioned to be on the watch for venomous snakes waking up from their winter slumber. The Campus Police Department offers this advice.

Quest II announces SoCo artist line-up
This year's SoCo spring concert will feature Demarious "DCole" Cole, Huey Mack, and Kid Ink. SoCo, sponsored by BSC's Quest II student programming board, will be held Saturday, May 2, at 9 p.m. at the Hilltop Village Clubhouse.

Human Resources News

Mark your calendars!
The annual Employee Service Awards Ceremony will take place on Friday, May 1, at 3 p.m. in the Admission Welcome Center. This event will celebrate all of the employees at BSC for their hard work and dedication and recognize employees reaching a milestone year of service in 2015.

Welcome aboard!
Dustin Shears, Campus Police Officer

Job vacancies

Staff positions
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Coordinator of Residence Life
Director of Residence Life
Graduate Area Coordinator for Residence Life
Graduate Coordinator for Student Activities
Payroll/HRIS Specialist
rise3 Director
Textbook Buyer

Faculty positions
Instructor of Accounting

Religious Life

Worship by the Lake
Tuesday, April 21, at 8:15 p.m.
Students, staff, and faculty are invited. Come as early as 7:30 p.m. for fellowship and enjoy the fire pit. In the midst of this busy semester, we invite you to pause for a moment and come celebrate community and creation at BSC's first annual ecumenical lakeside worship service. Several of our most talented musicians will put on an incredible night of music and prayer, and Tom Webster, our partner in ministry from Perkins, will preach his final sermon of the year to conclude his internship. Hope you will join us!

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Baseball wins second straight SAA regular season title
With three wins against Hendrix over the weekend, the No. 7 baseball team clinched its second-straight regular season Southern Athletic Association title, moving to 30-7-1 overall and 16-4-1 in league play. The Panthers are the top seed in the upcoming SAA Championship, hosting a four-team double-elimination "pod" this weekend. BSC will face eighth-seeded Centre at 4 p.m. on Friday. For a complete schedule, visit

Men's lacrosse advances to SAA semifinals; women end season
The men's lacrosse team defeated Rhodes on Saturday in the quarterfinals of the SAA Championship to advance to the semifinals this Friday. The fourth-seeded Panthers will face top-seeded Sewanee, with the championship game being played on Sunday. The women's lacrosse team saw its season come to an end on Saturday, falling to Centre in the quarterfinals of the SAA Championship.

Track and field wins Sewanee Mountain Laurel Invitational
With nine first-place and 26 top-three finishes, the track and field teams won the Sewanee Mountain Laurel Invitational on Friday in Sewanee, Tenn. For the women, senior Tiarra Goode won the 100-meter dash and 100-meter hurdles. Her 100m time of 12.24 ties her for 17th in the nation. The women also won the 4x100-meter relay with a time of 48.20. Sophomore Alysa Amberson won the high jump, junior Halle Knowles won the long jump, freshman Earen Robinson won the hammer throw, and junior Allie Crump won the javelin throw. On the men's side, sophomore Michael Snow won both the shot put and hammer throw. The Panthers will compete in the SAA Championship this weekend in Memphis, Tenn.

Softball wraps up regular season
The softball team, which entered the NFCA rankings last week at 25th in the nation, swept Hendrix over the weekend on the road to end the regular season at 30-6-1 overall and 19-2-1 in the SAA, earning the second seed in this weekend's SAA Championship, hosted by Millsaps in Jackson, Miss. BSC will face eighth-seeded Sewanee on Friday in the double-elimination tournament, defending their 2014 title.

Tennis goes 2-0
The tennis teams wrapped up regular season play at home over the weekend, defeating Centre on Saturday. The Panthers begin postseason play this weekend in the SAA Championship, Friday through Sunday in Murfreesboro, Tenn.


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