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Birmingham-Southern community welcomes 14th president
Speaking at a campus-wide gathering on Wednesday, Dr. Edward F. Leonard III expressed his commitment to ensuring the college continues on the right path. View his introductory talk. Leonard takes office June 1. For a photo gallery, media coverage, and more, click here.

College announces $1 million gift from alumni couple
Birmingham-Southern has received a $1 million gift from two of its long-standing supporters and graduates, Dr. Peter and Derry Bunting. Read more at News@BSC.

Sprayberry elected to board of Africa Network
Dr. Sandra Sprayberry, Robert Luckie Professor of English at BSC, has been elected to the board of directors of the Africa Network for a four-year term. Sprayberry will begin her term in July and work on a number of projects to strengthen partnerships between liberal arts institutions and raise the profile of African studies in the undergraduate curriculum.

BSC celebrates 156th Commencement
Congratulations to the more than 200 students who graduated Saturday at Birmingham-Southern's annual Commencement ceremony. Read more at News@BSC. Check back on and on the college's Flickr site in the next couple of days for a celebratory video and photo gallery.

Staff Advisory Council plans 2015 Start of Summer Picnic
The smell of barbeque and good spring weather will hopefully draw staff away from their offices to celebrate the end of a successful academic year. Join your colleagues at the Alumni Plaza & Fountain this Friday from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. for games, prizes, Full Moon BBQ, and Steel City Pops.

Bookstore closing for inventory
The BSC Bookstore will be closed May 26-29 to take year-end inventory.

North Alabama Conference set for May 31-June 2 on campus
Lay persons and clergy from the North Alabama United Methodist congregations will gather on the BSC campus May 31-June 2. The annual conference session is designed to be 48 hours of worshipful work and will include special meals, fellowship, business, and a focus on mission. The main conference sessions will be in Battle and Norton, with a Kids Camp in Harbert, and a youth program in Munger Auditorium on June 1.

Send your child or teen to BSC camps this summer
The college offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor sports, leadership, and business programs during June and July. Registration and prices vary. Click here for details.

Birmingham-Southern offers three affordable summer sessions
It's not too late to register for classes this summer! Full-term and first-half summer courses kick off June 3, and second-half courses begin July 6, still leaving plenty of time for students to work a summer job or internship or just enjoy the summer. Tuition is only $1,280 per course. Contact Dr. Kathleen Rossmann, dean of academic advising, at (205) 226-4602 or

Campus newsletter to be delayed one week
The Monday Morning newsletter will take a brief pause next week due to the Memorial Day holiday. It will resume Monday, June 1.

Human Resources News

Upcoming holiday
The college will be closed on Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day.

Birmingham Zoo membership discount
The Birmingham Zoo is offering BSC employees $20 off a zoo membership. For more information on what is included in a membership, pricing, and for a registration form, click here. Employees can also sign up for a membership online. When purchasing online, use promo code "panthers15" (all lowercase, no spaces) for the $20 discount. Entering your promo code will make the total change to reflect the discounted price. All purchases made online, over the phone, or by mail will require proof of employment upon your first visit to the Birmingham Zoo.

Job vacancies

Staff positions:
Admission Counselor
Assistant Coach of Women's Basketball
Campus Police Officer
Payroll/HRIS Specialist
Purchasing Manager
rise3 Director
Textbook Buyer

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Women's track and field qualifies for NCAA Championship in four events
The Birmingham-Southern track and field program will once again have a presence at the NCAA Outdoor Championship this year, May 21-23, in Canton, N.Y., as the Panthers have qualified for postseason competition in four women's events. Senior Tiarra Goode will compete in all four events, running in the 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash, 100-meter hurdles, and the 4x100-meter relay, along with freshman Shay Morton, junior Jothani Dixon, and freshman Karmin Shute.

Baseball falls to Emory in NCAA South Regional championship
The seventh-ranked baseball team made a run to the championship game of the NCAA South Regional over the weekend in Demorest, Ga., going 3-2 with wins against Marietta College, No. 18 Pacific Lutheran, and No. 6 Rhodes before falling to Emory in the title game on Saturday. Senior Paul Caudill, junior Taylor McCracken, and sophomore David Scott were named to the All-Tournament Team.

Beck, Bassett, Statham garner NFCA All-Region softball honors
Freshman Micaela Beck was named First-Team All-Region, and seniors Taylor Bassett and Alyssa Statham received Third-Team honors, according to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.

Fronk, Stevens named CoSIDA Academic All-District
Senior softball pitcher Bethany Fronk and senior baseball pitcher Blake Stevens were voted Academic All-District by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Fronk graduated Saturday with a degree in collaborative education, while Stevens graduated with a business administration degree.


For sale: 2004 Mercury Marauder, 85,000 miles, silver birch color, $13,500 OBO. This is a limited production car with fewer than 3,000 produced in 2004. It has had all scheduled maintenance, was always garaged, is in excellent mechanical condition, and is smoke free. It drives great as a classic body-on frame, rear wheel drive, V8 powered (4.6 L, 4V, 303 HP), highway cruiser. Selling due to upcoming year-long sabbatical. Contact Bob Slagter at if you're interested.

For sale or rent: 4BR/2BA home at 1205 Greensboro Road with two-story decks in the back, an energy efficient air conditioning/heating system, double pane windows, a basement with wash area and storage space, a well-constructed playhouse and swing set, freshly painted walls, and lovely views of the lake and mountain ridge. The second floor is designed in the Swedish-style with clever use of space. Purchase price $169,000. Rental price $1,200 a month plus utilities. Come see for yourself. Contact Anne Ledvina at or (205) 458-0158. An open house will be held Sunday, May 31, from 2-5 p.m.

For sale: 1999 Corvette show car for $25,900. First place show car winner and in great shape. Built and restored from the ground up. Contact Willie Myers at or Erica Brown at Pictures available upon request.

For sale: Beautiful and spacious fully renovated 4BR and 3BA home. Large open LR/DR/kitchen/sun room with hardwood floors and lots of windows. Also on main level: master BR and BA with 2 walk-in closets, laundry room, 2 bedrooms, full BA, 3 sets of French doors open on to private front patio. Shaded deck on back. Lower level has a large family room, full bath, bedroom with walk-in closet, very large storage area, 2 sets of French doors open on to stone patio with trellis. Large, landscaped, low maintenance yard including fenced back yard with direct access to Ecoscape trails and views of the woods. The main level of the home was fully renovated in 2001; the lower level was renovated in 2008 including a new deck. Contact Kathleen at or (205) 587-4911. Asking $250,000.

For sale: Lovely, spacious, convenient home on 1237 Greensboro Road. 4BR, 3BA with updated kitchen, bathrooms, and refinished hardwood throughout. Full basement offers opportunities for living and/or storage. For info, pics, or to visit, email Drew Briese at or (205) 218-8145.

Guitar lessons: Beginners to intermediate level. $10 per hour. Instructor well-versed in rock, metal, and some blues styles; will come to your residence hall room to give lessons. Call J.D. West, BSC music major, at (850) 776-7458. Has one guitar that can be rented for practice for $5 a week.

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

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