BSC logo

Monday Morning

Campus News

BSC student tapped for education advocacy training in D.C.
Anna Baker, a sophomore elementary/collaborative education major, has been selected for the Global Campaign for Education's Youth Advocacy Training next month in Washington, D.C. The biannual training program equips students and young professionals with information and teaches them how to advocate for equal access to a quality education worldwide. In addition to an in-depth look at international education issues and policies, Baker will participate in skills training in grassroots and grasstops organizing, event planning, community mapping, online organizing, and more.

Children of beloved BSC professor establish scholarship in his honor
The family of Dr. O.C. Weaver, Jr., a Birmingham-Southern alumnus and well-known faculty member, has established a scholarship in his name. Read more at News@BSC.

IMLS awards $25,000 to BSC's Southern Environmental Center to plan improvements
The Institute of Museum and Library Services in Washington, D.C., has awarded the Southern Environmental Center a $25,000 grant to expand its programs. Read more at News@BSC.

2014-15 BACHE Visiting Writer Series opens with Chantel Acevedo as speaker
Fiction and poetry writer Chantel Acevedo will speak on the BSC campus tomorrow during Common Hour (11 a.m.) in Norton Theatre as part of the Birmingham Area Consortium of Higher Education (BACHE) Visiting Writers Series. A Cuban-American born and raised in Miami, Acevedo has spent time in Japan and New Zealand as a Fulbrighter and currently teaches at Auburn University. She has received many awards for her fiction; both her fiction and poetry have appeared in Prairie Schooner, American Poetry Review, and other literary publications. *This event counts toward an EEIS credit.

Provost's Forum scheduled for Thursday
Dr. Scot Duncan, BSC associate professor of biology, will present a Provost's Forum, "Alabama's Surprising Biodiversity," on Sept. 25 at 11 a.m. in the Norton Theatre. Duncan will explain why Alabama is a powerhouse of biological diversity, and why maintaining this biodiversity is important for the state's quality of life, including its economic and ecological well-being. *This event counts toward an EEIS credit.

Training session for new calendar software is Friday
A second training session for BSC's new online campus-wide event calendar will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26, in Norton Theatre. Please make plans to attend if you missed last Friday's session.

Two BSC students to attend civic engagement conference at Harvard
BSC political science majors Jeanna Gover and Morgan Lauten will attend a conference at Harvard University Sept. 27-28 as part of the National Campaign for Political and Civic Engagement, a 25-school program aimed at increasing political participation among youth. The students will join four dozen other National Campaign school students for the conference titled "Bipartisan Advocacy: Finding Common Ground." Led by Harvard's Institute of Politics, the conference will feature top political practitioners on bipartisan advocacy and campus political engagement.

Newest Harrison Scholars to be inducted on Sunday
The college will welcome 33 new Harrison Scholars at the annual Harrison Honors Program Induction Ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 28, at 4 p.m. in the Stockham Parlor. Former Harrison Scholar Kaitlin Nobles '11, who is now development coordinator for Impact Alabama, will be the guest speaker. After the ceremony, a reception will be held in room 128 of the Humanities Building. Everyone is invited.

Two upcoming events in BSC's Career Workshop Series
Graduate School Preparation - Thursday, Oct. 2, 1-3 p.m., Norton Theatre
Graduate School Expo - Tuesday, Oct. 7, 3-6 p.m., Norton Center's Bruno Great Hall

Get ready for Hilltop Weekend Reunion 2014!
We invite you to put on your gold and black finest and join the festivities Oct. 2-4 for Hilltop Weekend Reunion 2014. This year, we'll be celebrating on the Hilltop with Ecofest (see info below), a shrimp boil with the annual iron pour, Homecoming football game vs. Sewanee, and much more. You can go online at for more information and to register. Any questions? Call x7738.

Ecofest 2014 to celebrate 20 years of the SEC
Enjoy a harvest supper by Whole Foods and Birmingham Chef Franklin Biggs, great libations, and both a live and silent auction during Ecofest 2014, which benefits the Southern Environmental Center. This year's event, set for Thursday, Oct. 2, from 5:30-9 p.m. in Bruno Great Hall, will celebrate 20 years of the SEC and will honor Dr. Neal Berte, Stewart Dansby, and Ken Jackson for their contributions to its establishment. Discount tickets are available to BSC alumni only for a limited time ($150 for two tickets at; general tickets are $100.

BSC celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with an array of cultural activities 
Birmingham-Southern is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15-Oct. 15, with music, art presentations, thought-provoking lectures, panel discussions, and more. Most events are free and open to the public. Click here for the flyer.

Human Resources News

United Way
It's time to pledge your donations to United Way! Remember every cent counts and our community relies on our support. You can make a one-time donation or a reoccurring donation through payroll deduction. Please turn in your pledge form to Human Resources, BSC Box 549090, by Sept. 30. If you need brochures and/or pledge forms, please call Savannah at x4646.

Job vacancies
Staff positions:
Assistant Controller
Helpdesk Manager
Vice President for Enrollment Management

Faculty positions:
Assistant Professor of English, Director of Writing
Assistant Professor in Christian Theology and/or Christian Ethics
Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Religious Life

Upcoming events: Everyone is welcome

Muslim Student Association Welcome Party and Dinner: Come and meet the new Muslim Student Association at BSC and enjoy some food and fun on Thursday, Sept. 25, at 5 p.m. in the Executive Dining Room on the third floor of Norton. Bring your friends! RSVP ASAP to Dala Eloubeidi at

Magic City Miracle community service day will take place on Sunday, Sept. 28, in and around Birmingham. A variety of projects are available. Check them out and register here. Free t-shirt to the first 1,000 people who bring canned food.

LASAGNA AND THEOLOGY…Theological Education Dinner: If you're discerning ministry or interested in a dual degree with a theological component or do not know what you want to do, join us for dinner and conversation with representatives from several seminaries and divinity schools. The dinner will be held Tuesday, Sept. 30, from 5-7 p.m. in Bruno Great Hall (come as you can; leave when you must). Confirmed schools include Candler, Vanderbilt, Boston, Memphis, and Duke. RSVP by this Wednesday to We will have lasagna, salad, rolls, and apple cobbler. Please let us know if you have dietary restrictions and we will accommodate you.

Serve Coffee, Serve the Community:  Join us on Wednesdays to serve coffee and water to the homeless at Church of the Reconciler. Meet in the Battle Coliseum parking lot at 8 a.m.; we'll be back on campus by 9:30 a.m.


Soccer teams pick up wins this week
The men's and women's soccer teams each picked up one more over the weekend. The men remained unbeaten at 5-0-1 after a 2-1 win against LaGrange College on the road, and the women won their fifth straight game, moving to 6-1 on the season, with a 3-0 shutout of Agnes Scott College, also on the road. Both teams are at home this week: the women on Tuesday against Covenant at 7 p.m., and the men on Wednesday against No. 8 Emory at 7 p.m. and Covenant on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Volleyball goes 5-1 for the week
The volleyball team started last week with a tough loss on the road to Millsaps, but rebounded over the weekend by going 4-0 with wins against Berry (the defending conference champion), Maryville, Oglethorpe, and Wesleyan to move to 11-6 on the season. The Panthers capped off a 13-match road streak and will return home this weekend for the first time since Aug. 29, hosting Hendrix and Rhodes, Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. in Bill Battle Coliseum. 

Football falls to Stetson at home
The football team fell to 0-3 with a home loss to Stetson 37-19 on Saturday. The Panthers will travel to face Hendrix this weekend in Conway, Ark., to open SAA play, and then return home on Oct. 4 to host Sewanee for Homecoming 2014.

Men's golf finishes 14th at Rhodes Fall Classic
The men's golf team competed at the Rhodes Fall Classic in Tunica, Miss., last weekend, wrapping up on Monday, and placed 14th, led by freshman Stephen LaMay with a combined score of 150 (75-75). Both the men's and women's teams are in action beginning this weekend at the SAA Preview at Old Fort Golf Course in Murfreesboro, Tenn.


For sale: Lovely, spacious, and convenient home at 1237 Greensboro Road. $199,999. 4BR, 3 BA with updated kitchen, bathrooms, and refinished hardwood throughout. Full basement offers opportunities for living and/or storage. For info, pics or to visit, contact Drew Briese at or 218-8145.

For sale: Condo. 3BR, 3BA, overlooking Birmingham, 2,083 sq. ft., newly repainted, hardwood floors, tiled deck, spacious, and quiet, four rooms overlook the city. A link to the condo and building is here. Contact Dr. Finley Eversole '56 at

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.

BSC Seal
Birmingham-Southern College

900 Arkadelphia Road
Birmingham, AL 35254

© Copyright 2013-2014