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Opera baritone Corey McKern to present master class on campus today
As part of the Opera Preparation E-Term project, baritone Corey McKern will present a public master class today from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Hill Recital Hall. He is working with five BSC students who are enrolled in the project, led by Prof. Lester Seigel. McKern played the lead role in Opera Birmingham's production of Hamlet this past weekend, and is one of the finest young opera professionals in the country. 

Birmingham-Southern students kick off performance of Godspell tomorrow
For the last three weeks, BSC students, under the guidance of faculty, have overseen all production aspects of Godspell as part of an E-Tem class. Starting tomorrow, the two-act musical will come to life. Godspell, a celebration of the Gospel According to Matthew, will be performed Jan. 27-30 at 7:30 p.m. in the College Theatre/The Underground. Tickets are $20 ($10 for students); buy tickets here. Read more about the production at News@BSC. *This event counts as a lectures and arts event credit.

Two Provost's Forums on tap for next week
This year's BSC Provost's Forum series will commence with Assistant Professor of Religion Dr. Mark McClish's presentation of "Priest and King in Ancient India" on Tuesday, Feb. 3. Then on Thursday, Feb. 5, Pam Venz, professor of art, will speak on "Looking Back to Go Forward: The Evolution of a Creative Process." Both talks will be held during Common Hour (11 a.m.) in the Norton Theatre. *Both events count as a lectures and arts event credit.

Venz to hold solo art exhibition at Durbin Gallery; opening reception is Feb. 6
Prof. Pam Venz will present a sculpture and photography showcase Feb. 6-26 in the Durbin Gallery. It features her recent work representing experimentation with the 19th century photographic processes of cyanotype, Van Dyke, and tintype; some of the images derive from x-rays and MRIs.​ An opening reception (which is free and open to the public) will be held Friday, Feb. 6, from 6-8 p.m.; gallery hours are M-F from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. *The opening reception counts as a lectures and arts event credit.

Human Resources News

Free tax preparation
SaveFirst is offering free tax preparation services to households earning up to $52,000 with one or more children or up to $20,000 without children. See this brochure for locations and contact information.

Job vacancies
Staff positions:
Assistant Controller
Physical Fitness Center Supervisor – Part-time

Faculty positions:
Assistant Professor of Arabic
Assistant Professor of English, Director of Writing
Assistant Professor in Christian Theology and/or Christian Ethics
Instructor of Accounting
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Visiting Assistant Professor in Psychology

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Panthers win 2015 Viking Classic
The swimming and diving teams had a stellar weekend at the Viking Classic, hosted by Berry College at the Cage Center Natatorium in Rome, Ga. Both teams won the Classic, with several individual wins and eight pool records being set. The Panthers are back in action Feb. 12-14, hosting the SAA Championship at the Birmingham Metro CrossPlex.

Basketball teams continue conference play
Both the men's and women's basketball teams hosted two conference games this past weekend. On Friday, the women lost to Berry, while the men defeated the Vikings, but both Panther teams lost to Oglethorpe on Sunday. The Panthers are at home again this weekend, hosting Rhodes on Friday in a 6 p.m. doubleheader and Hendrix on Sunday in a 1 p.m. doubleheader.


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