BSC News Archive
- Birmingham-Southern professor produces, writes, hosts special Christmas TV episode
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Dr. Jacqueline Leary-Warsaw, assistant professor of music at Birmingham-Southern College, is the producer, writer, and on-air host of a Christmas episode of the televised concert series “In Concert.”
- Birmingham-Southern College announces winter 2005 calendar
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College has announced its major events for January, February, and March 2005. Sports schedules for men's and women's basketball, men's baseball, women's softball, and other NCAA Division I sports can be viewed by clicking on the athletics link at www.bscsports.net.
- Birmingham-Southern professor wins honorable mention in composition contest
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.— Dr. Charles Mason, music professor at Birmingham-Southern College , has won honorable mention in the 2005 Truman State University/MACRO Composition Competition for his orchestra piece Expressway.
- 25th anniversary Writing Today conference at Birmingham-Southern College to pay tribute to previous grandmasters, writers
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—All the previous grandmasters of Writing Today will be honored at the conference's 25th anniversary March 11-12 at Birmingham-Southern College.
- Birmingham-Southern College set to inaugurate David Pollick as its 12th president
BIRMINGHAM , Ala. —Dr. G. David Pollick will be inaugurated as the 12th president of Birmingham-Southern College during a campus ceremony Saturday, Dec. 4.
- Birmingham-Southern professor recognized as exemplary teacher by United Methodist Church
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Dr. Judith H. Cox, professor of German at Birmingham-Southern College, has been presented with an Exemplary Teaching Award by the Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry of the United Methodist Church
- Huntsville's Stewart Stokes crowned Miss Birmingham-Southern College 2005
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Kathryn Stewart Stokes of Huntsville is Miss Birmingham-Southern College 2005.
- Miss Birmingham-Southern College crown to be awarded Nov. 13
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Six young women will compete for the title of Miss Birmingham-Southern College 2005 on Saturday, Nov. 13, with the winner advancing to the state crown competition in June.
- Birmingham-Southern College and Oak Mountain State Park initiate new environmental education and research program
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College and Oak Mountain State Park have begun a new environmental education and research program involving middle school and high school teachers and their students and other volunteers.
- 'Southern Diversity delegate inducted at Birmingham-Southern College
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern junior Chryston Jones of Irondale will represent student opinions on issues of multiculturalism after being inducted as the college's 2004-05 'Southern Diversity delegate at a ceremony Oct. 27 on campus.
- Birmingham-Southern given grant to increase environmental awareness among students
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.— Birmingham-Southern College recently received a grant that encourages student-initiated projects and educational programs that preserve and enhance the environment.
- Birmingham-Southern professor named to Who's Who Among America's Teachers
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Dr. E. Byron Chew, Bernard A. Monaghan Professor of Management at Birmingham-Southern College, has been included in the newest issue of Who's Who Among America's Teachers in recognition for his excellence in teaching.
- Birmingham area higher, secondary education systems team to receive $9.9 million NSF grant to improve middle grade math education
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The National Science Foundation as part of the Mathematics Science Partnership grant program has awarded $9.9 million to the Greater Birmingham Mathematics Partnership (GBMP) to improve the teaching and learning of mathematics in local middle schools.
- Kappa Alpha fraternity at Birmingham-Southern to host benefit for muscular dystrophy
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The Kappa Alpha fraternity at Birmingham-Southern College will host a benefit golf tournament on Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Highland Park Country Club to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
- Birmingham-Southern professor to head state teacher education association
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Dr. Clint Bruess, professor of education and chair of the Division of Education at Birmingham-Southern College, has been named president of the Alabama Association of Colleges of Teacher Education.
- Birmingham-Southern professor awarded faculty development award
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Dr. Gail Smith, assistant professor of English at Birmingham-Southern College, has received the 2004 Bob Whetstone Faculty Development Award.
- Birmingham-Southern College student selected as Rotary Ambassador
BIRMINGHAM , Ala.— Birmingham-Southern College student Jeris Burns of North Shelby County has been chosen by the National Rotary Foundation to receive its prestigious 2004-05 Rotary Scholarship for international cultural study.
- Birmingham-Southern students selected for Daily Points of Light Award
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.— Birmingham-Southern College has again been selected for a national Daily Points of Light Award.
- Birmingham-Southern professor's research receiving national attention
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Dr. Scot Duncan, assistant professor of biology at Birmingham-Southern College, recently had his research noted in a widely-read international journal and on the websites of the BBC, Scientific American, Discovery Channel, National Geographic, and the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
- Birmingham-Southern College professor to be profiled in Who's Who in America
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Dr. E. Byron Chew, Bernard A. Monaghan Professor of Management at Birmingham-Southern College, has been included in the 2005 edition of Who's Who in America.
- Birmingham-Southern College receives grant to purchase DNA sequencer
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College is receiving a $28,500 award from the LI-COR Genomics Education Matching Fund Program to enhance undergraduate education in genomics by helping fund the purchase of DNA sequencing equipment and software.
- Birmingham-Southern College announces fall 2004 calendar of events
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.— Birmingham-Southern College has announced its schedule of major events for fall 2004.
- Birmingham-Southern again in top tier of national liberal arts colleges in newest U.S. News rankings
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College is again included in the top tier of the Best Liberal Arts Colleges in the country in the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings released on the magazine's Web site today (Aug. 20).
- Birmingham-Southern included among Best 357 Colleges by The Princeton Review
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.— Birmingham-Southern College is included in the 2005 edition of The Best 357 Colleges released this week by The Princeton Review.
- Birmingham-Southern College announces eight faculty appointments
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.— Birmingham-Southern College has announced the addition of eight faculty members beginning with the 2004-05 academic year.
- Birmingham-Southern preparing for large freshman class, 149th academic year
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The fourth largest freshman class in Birmingham-Southern history is expected on campus when the college begins its 149th academic year next month.
- Birmingham-Southern environmental center receives 2004 Urban Garden Award
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—An urban garden project created by the Southern Environmental Center at Birmingham-Southern College has been selected for the 2004 Urban Garden Award of the Keep Birmingham Beautiful Commission.
- Birmingham-Southern becomes partner in national civic, political campaign
BIRMINGHAM , Ala.—The Hess Center for Leadership and Service at Birmingham-Southern College recently became the 17th partner in the National Campaign for Civic and Political Engagement.
- David Pollick set to begin tenure as Birmingham-Southern College president July 6
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Dr. David Pollick will begin his tenure as the 12th president of Birmingham-Southern College July 6.
- Birmingham-Southern elects new chairman, four members to its Board of Trustees
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—James T. Stephens of Birmingham, president and chairman of EBSCO Industries Inc., is the new chairman of the Birmingham-Southern College Board of Trustees.
- Retiring Birmingham-Southern president presented with national interfraternity award
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College Chancellor and President Dr. Neal R. Berte recently was presented with the North-American Interfraternity Conference's 2004 Alumni Award of Distinction
- Birmingham-Southern College selected as HP Technology for Teaching grant recipient
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College has been selected as one of 42 colleges and universities nationwide to receive an HP Technology for Teaching grant designed to transform and improve learning through the innovative use of technology.
- Berte presented with honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Samford University
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College Chancellor and President Dr. Neal R. Berte was presented with an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Samford University.
- Birmingham-Southern College announces 2004 summer events calendar
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College has announced its schedule of major events for June and July
- Birmingham-Southern completes campaign at $156 million after record giving year
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Alumni and friends contributed a record more than $24.3 million to Birmingham-Southern in the current fiscal year as the college announced the completion of the largest major gifts campaign in the institution's history with more than $156 million in gifts and pledges.
- Birmingham-Southern College student earns Datatel Foundation scholarship
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College student Kristian Collins of Montgomery recently was awarded an undergraduate scholarship by the Datatel Scholars Foundation.
- Birmingham-Southern College to present three with honorary degrees
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern is presenting three individuals with honorary degrees at its annual Commencement ceremony May 29 in recognition of distinguished careers and service to the college.
- CNN News anchor Fredricka Whitfield to deliver Birmingham-Southern Commencement address
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Fredricka Whitfield, news anchor for CNN Saturday and CNN Sunday, will address the Birmingham-Southern class of 2004 during the college's 145th Commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 29.
- Madison student earns top scholarship to study at Birmingham-Southern College
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Joanna Philip of Madison is the recipient of the McWane Honors Award to attend Birmingham-Southern College in the fall.
- Birmingham-Southern's 6th Annual Livable Cities Conference to focus on regional cooperation, green projects
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Regional cooperation and green projects will be the focus of the 6th Annual Livable Cities Conference at Birmingham-Southern College May 13-14.
- Birmingham-Southern professor co-edits anthology of Seattle prose
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College Assistant Professor of English Peter Donahue has co-edited an anthology of Seattle prose Reading Seattle: The City in Prose to be released this month by the University of Washington Press.
- Birmingham-Southern professors, student recognized for outstanding manuscript
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Two Birmingham-Southern College professors and a BSC student recently received a distinguished paper award at the Allied Academies annual meeting in New Orleans.
- Wayne Shew named interim provost at Birmingham-Southern College
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Dr. Wayne Shew, a 26-year veteran of the Birmingham-Southern faculty, has been selected to serve as interim provost of the college for the 2004-05 academic year.
- Birmingham-Southern College professor's book receives Davis Award
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Dr. Guy Hubbs, assistant professor of library science and archivist at Birmingham-Southern College, has received the 2003 Jefferson Davis Award for his book about Greensboro, Ala., and its Civil War Confederate military company.
- Birmingham-Southern receives grant to fund partnership with Bessemer City Schools
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—A partnership between Birmingham-Southern College and Bessemer City Schools will allow future educators to hone their teaching skills while enhancing the reading skills of elementary school students, thanks to a grant from Energen/Alabama Gas Corp.
- William Ireland to receive Honorary Degree from Birmingham-Southern College
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Longtime Vulcan Materials executive and civic leader William R. Ireland Sr. of Birmingham will receive an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Birmingham-Southern College during ceremonies April 20.
- Presidential tribute, alumni speakers to highlight Birmingham-Southern College's Reunion Weekend
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—A tribute to retiring President Dr. Neal R. Berte, anniversary celebrations of two college programs, and a mini-college featuring alumni speakers are among the events available to alumni when they return to the Birmingham-Southern College campus April 30-May 2 for Alumni Reunion Weekend 2004.
- Birmingham-Southern College to name plaza after retiring longtime provost
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The outdoor plaza adjacent to the new Elton B. Stephens Science Center on the campus of Birmingham-Southern will become the Dr. H. Irvin Penfield Plaza following ceremonies Tuesday, April 20, to honor the college's retiring longtime provost.
- Birmingham-Southern students present research papers at US symposium
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Two Birmingham-Southern College students recently participated in the 2nd annual Associated Colleges of the South Undergraduate Research Symposium in Classics, and had their research presented as part of the event
- Keynote address, scholarly presentations to highlight Birmingham-Southern's Honors Day
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern alumnus Todd Harris, an attorney with Cooley Godward in Reston, Va., will deliver the keynote address at the college's annual Honors Day Tuesday, April 20.
- Birmingham-Southern College student awarded NSF graduate fellowship
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College student Hans Norrell of Homewood has been selected to receive a 2004 Graduate Fellowship Award by the National Science Foundation.
- Foreign policy expert to discuss dominance of free market economy at Birmingham-Southern
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—An internationally recognized expert on American foreign policy and relations will discuss the future consequences of a country and a world dominated by a free market economy during the 15th annual B.A. Monaghan Lecture in Economics at Birmingham-Southern College April 14.
- Former Montgomery County, Md., Chief of Police to discuss D.C. sniper case at Birmingham-Southern
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.— Former Montgomery County, Md., Chief of Police Charles Moose, known for his role as head of the multi-jurisdictional task force charged with apprehending the October 2002 Washington, D.C., area serial snipers, will lecture at Birmingham-Southern College April 12.
- Birmingham-Southern Concert Choir to present annual Homecoming Concert April 4
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The Birmingham-Southern College Concert Choir will present its annual Homecoming Concert on Sunday, April 4, at 2:30 p.m. in the Hill Recital Hall on campus.
- Annual BSC symposium will explore Latin American issues through exhibits, research
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Dr. Michael J. La Rosa, associate history professor at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn., will deliver the keynote address at the 12th Annual Latin American Studies Symposium April 2-3 at Birmingham-Southern College.
- Dr. David Pollick named 12th president of Birmingham-Southern College
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Dr. G. David Pollick, president of Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pa., since 1996, was introduced today as the 12th president of Birmingham-Southern College.
- Educators to hold reunion at Birmingham-Southern College April 15
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College education alumni, student teachers, faculty, cooperating teachers, and members of the Kappa Delta Epsilon education honorary are holding a reunion April 15 at the college.
- Birmingham-Southern College student named 2004 Truman Scholarship finalist
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College student Joshua Burgess of Arley is a 2004 finalist for the prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship.
- Birmingham-Southern College elects 2004 Homecoming Queen and courts
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Amanda Latifi of Huntsville was crowned the 2004 Birmingham-Southern College Homecoming Queen during halftime ceremonies of the men's Homecoming basketball game against Virginia Military Institute Feb. 28.
Birmingham-Southern students present British Studies papers
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Three Birmingham-Southern College students were selected to present papers at the Associated Colleges of the South British Studies Student Symposium held at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn., Feb. 20-22.
Birmingham-Southern College students are semi-finalists
in state vocal competitions
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Two Birmingham-Southern students were semi-finalists in the National Association of Teachers of Singing state auditions held recently in Tuscaloosa.
professor nominated for NCCJ community service award
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Dr. Ed LaMonte, Howell Heflin Professor of Political Science at Birmingham-Southern College, has been chosen to receive a Brotherhood/Sisterhood Award from the Alabama region of the National Conference for Community and Justice.
president to be saluted at Birmingham-Southern College
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College's 2004 Homecoming celebration is scheduled for Feb. 23-28 on campus and will honor longtime BSC Chancellor and President Dr. Neal R. Berte, who is retiring as president at the end of the current academic term.
philosophy convention and forum in Birmingham will review
religion and civil rights
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—A March 4 public presentation “Religion and Civil Rights: Past, Present, and Future” will open the 31st annual national convention of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy to be held in Birmingham March 4-6.
Birmingham-Southern students perform with Red Mountain
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Two student winners of the fourth annual Whittington Competition at Birmingham-Southern College recently performed with the Red Mountain Chamber Orchestra in BSC's Hill Recital Hall.
Writing Today conference at Birmingham-Southern College
to pay tribute to George Plimpton
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.-The late author, editor, and actor George Plimpton will be posthumously honored at the 24th Writing Today conference at Birmingham-Southern College March 12-13.
professor named to Who's Who Among America's
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Mira Popovich, professor of dance at Birmingham-Southern College, has been selected to the 2004 Who's Who Among America's Teachers. This is her fifth nomination, which places her among two percent who have been multi-nominated.
students spending spring semester in seven countries on
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Ten Birmingham-Southern students are setting off to explore new cultures and to enrich their educational experiences by studying overseas this spring term through the college's Office of International Programs.
students use Interim scholarships to aid studies in U.S.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—More than 30 Birmingham-Southern College students received Interim 2004 Scholarships in January for independent study excursions throughout the United States and overseas to gain academic credit toward their BSC degrees.
professor's musical compositions performed in Florida
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Dr. Dorothy Hindman, assistant professor of music at Birmingham-Southern College, recently had her work drowningXnumbers performed by cellist Alvaro Bitran at a Jan. 20 NODUS/International Society for Contemporary Music concert in Miami.
at Birmingham-Southern will remember 40 years of civil
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—A four-decade long struggle for justice in six of the most historic civil rights era crimes in the nation's history will be the topic of a series of panel discussions during a daylong symposium on the Birmingham-Southern College campus Friday, Feb. 13.
financial aid administrators to hold free college financial
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Area high school seniors and their parents are invited to a free college financial aid fair Saturday, Feb. 14, courtesy of the members of the Southern Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
College fall semester Dean's List announced
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Almost 300 students were named to the Dean's List for academic excellence for the Fall 2003 Term at Birmingham-Southern College.
College earns No Child Left Behind grant to continue support
of local middle school teachers to improve math test scores
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—For the second straight year, Birmingham-Southern College has received a major grant in conjunction with the national No Child Left Behind Act to continue a professional development program for local schoolteachers that will strengthen student math test scores.
students spending January serving, studying, traveling
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—More than 200 Birmingham-Southern students are spending January involved in service-learning and study projects locally, nationally, and internationally, while hundreds of others are studying specific areas of interest individually and in on-campus courses as part of the college's traditional Interim Term.
employee wins statewide “Cowboy Action” shooting
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College staff member and alumna Tonya Drake of McCalla recently donned a pistol and holster to win the overall Ladies Championship for Cowboy Action Shooting in Alabama.