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Two upcoming events in BSC's Career Workshop Series 
Resume Writing - Monday, Oct. 13, 1-3 p.m., Norton Center Theatre
Fall Career Fair - Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2-5 p.m., Norton Center Bruno Great Hall

Volunteer opportunities available during the Dalai Lama's visit to Birmingham
The Dalai Lama, the Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989, will visit the city Oct. 24-27 to discuss human rights. If you'd like to volunteer during his talk at the Alabama Theatre on Sunday, Oct. 26, please email your name, address, phone number, and a copy of your driver's license to Scotty Colson in the Birmingham Mayor's Office at by close of business today. Volunteers are needed from 7 a.m. to noon.

Campus police offering rape defense classes this week
The BSC campus police will offer rape aggression defense classes Oct. 13-14. Click here for more details.

Study abroad interest meeting
Interested in having an adventure abroad, but not sure what to expect or how to get started? Come and chat with BSC students who have spent a semester in another country on Wednesday, Oct. 15, at 5:30 p.m. in the Sklenar Center. Pizza and drinks will be available. We hope to see you there! 

Information session featuring ABCD Health set for Thursday
The business department will host its first installment of the monthly employer information session series on Oct. 16 at 11 a.m. in the Olin Library (room 200). Dewar Gaines '14, the founder and CEO of Abracadabra Health, will be here to discuss his company and answer questions. ABCDHealth is a mobile healthcare technology company that specializes in physical therapy, sports rehabilitation, and injury prevention. Banks Nelson '12 designed the company's app "Throw Like a Pro." Cookies and coffee will be served.

Award-winning journalist to visit campus Oct 16 in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month activities continue on campus this Thursday with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sonia Nazario lecturing at 11 a.m. in Norton Theatre. Nazario will talk about her novel, Enrique's Journey, which puts a human face on the ongoing debate about U.S. immigration reform. *This event counts towards an EEIS credit.

Rise3 Brown Bag lunches offer opportunities for community discussion
BSC faculty and staff have been meeting throughout the semester to discuss burning questions surrounding the rise3 initiative in its implementation phase. Special thanks to all who are helping with rise3, participating in brown bag discussions with the team, and playing a crucial role in bettering the campus community. Faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to participate in the next Brown Bag meeting focusing on addressing workload concerns and rise3 this Friday at 12:30 p.m. in the Norton Center's Executive Dining Room.

Additional Brown Bag discussion dates on other topics:

  • 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29 (Executive Dining Room, Norton)
  • 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 12  (Executive Dining Room, Norton)
  • 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 20 (Harbert 228)

Love Asia to present Diwali: The Festival of Lights
Popularly known as the "Festival of Lights," the college's Love Asia student organization invites everyone to join them for an evening celebrating light over darkness and good over evil by decorating the Norton Center fountain with lights. There will also be a performance, music, food catered by Sitar, and henna tattoos. The event will be held Thursday, Oct. 23, from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Norton Center fountain.

Birmingham-Southern theatre program putting on Stephen King's horror-classic
If you're starting to get in the mood for some creepy Halloween fun, come see Carrie: the Musical presented by the BSC Department of Theatre the last weekend of October. As a preview to the production, BSC Professor of Theatre Michael Flowers will present a Provost's Forum, "The Abuse and Bullying of Carrie: How the Remake of a Modern Musical Addresses One of the Major Issues of Our Time" on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 11 a.m. in the College Theatre/Mainstage. Cast members will also stage a scene from the musical. Read more. *Both events count toward an EEIS credit.

BSC'S annual Organ Spooktacular set for Halloween
The annual Halloween Organ Spooktacular will be held Friday, Oct. 31, at 9 p.m. in the Hill Recital Hall. The event, billed as "organists behaving badly," celebrates the long association of the king of instruments with the spooky, fun and gothic, performed by BSC faculty, alumni and students, including the annual sing-a-long of "Pumpkin Carols." Costumes are encouraged and everyone is invited to the free event! For more information, call x4957. *This event counts toward an EEIS credit.

Human Resources News

Trakstar self-appraisals for staff due Nov. 26
The scoring window in BSC's new performance evaluation system, Trakstar, is now open. All self-appraisals will be due by Wednesday, Nov. 26, so please reserve a block of time over the next few weeks to complete your evaluation. 

Save the date!
The Benefits and Wellness Fair will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 12. Benefits Open Enrollment will begin that day and extend through Dec. 5.

EBSCO magazine subscriptions
To improve efficiency and reduce paper, EBSCO will now handle BSC discount magazine subscriptions online. All employees and retirees will be contacted directly from EBSCO via email. Anyone who placed an order last year will also receive their renewal list by email.

Plan ahead for Christmas Break
The college will be closed for Christmas Break Dec. 19 through Jan. 1. Staff members hired prior to June 1, 2014, must use annual leave for the first three days of the Christmas holiday. The remaining seven days will be paid holidays. Start planning now to ensure that you will have at least three days of annual leave in December. Staff hired after June 1 will be paid holiday time for all 10 days.

Job vacancies
Staff position:
Assistant Controller

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

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Matthew Cook, help desk manager

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Swimming and diving opens season in Kentucky
The swimming and diving teams opened the season in Kentucky this past weekend, defeating Lindsey Wilson College on Saturday and then competing in the Louisville Quad Meet on Sunday, where the men finished second and the women were fourth.

Volleyball splits on the road
The volleyball team saw its nine-match win streak come to an end on Saturday, falling to Hendrix 3-0. The Panthers rebounded on Sunday with a 3-1 win against Rhodes. BSC now stands at 8-2 in the Southern Athletic Association, tied with Hendrix and Berry atop the league standings. The Panthers are at home tomorrow, hosting No. 3 Emory at 5 p.m. and in-state rival Huntingdon at 7 p.m. BSC then travels to face Sewanee and Centre this weekend.

Football, soccer teams fall on the road
The football team traveled to Lakeland, Fla., on Saturday and lost 42-21 to Southeastern University, an NAIA program. BSC travels to Jackson, Miss., this Saturday to face Millsaps at 1 p.m. Both soccer teams also lost this past weekend on the road, falling to Rhodes in Memphis. The women lost 4-2, and the men lost 1-0 in double overtime, with the Lynx scoring the game-winner with less than a minute left. Women's soccer is at home tonight, hosting No. 5 Emory at 7 p.m.; the men's and women's teams host Oglethorpe on Friday in a 5 p.m. doubleheader, and Berry on Sunday in a noon doubleheader.


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