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August 23, 2005

Birmingham-Southern College announces fall 2005 calendar of events

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.— Birmingham-Southern College has announced its schedule of major events for fall 2005. Please refer to the listed phone numbers should you need more information on the events. Admission is free to all events unless otherwise noted. Sports schedules for men's and women's soccer, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's golf, rifle, and volleyball can be viewed by visiting www.bscsports.net. The college's fall events include:

Sept. 2-30
Chris Lawson Exhibition: Drawings, Paintings, Collage, and Film
. Durbin Gallery, Kennedy Art Center/Azar Art Studios, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Opening reception Friday, Sept. 2, 6 to 8 p.m. Contact 205/226-4928.

Sept. 17
Robert R. Meyer Planetarium: Larry the Cat in Space
. 2 p.m. Admission $2 for adults; $1 for children. For information, call 205/226-4771.

Sept. 22
Performance in Tribute to Tsunami Victims.
Various performances by BSC faculty and staff, including Music Professor Mildred Allen, Provost Kathleen Murray, BSC First Lady Karen Bentley Pollick, English Professor David Ullrich, and Associate Director of International Programs Anne Ledvina. Hill Recital Hall, 11 a.m. For information, call 205/226-4950.

Sept. 25
William DeVan Faculty Recital
. Hill Recital Hall, 2:30 p.m. For information, call 205/226-4950.

Sept. 28
The People Speak “Building a Safer World: Defining U.S.-U.N. Relationships for the 21st Century.”
A panel discussion on poverty, hunger, and health featuring Assistant Professor of Political Science Vince Gawronski, UAB Associate Professor of Public Health Nalini Sathia Kumar, BSC Alumna and Fletcher School at Tufts University graduate student Marta McLellan, UAB School of Public Health Dean Max Michael, Birmingham News Reporter Hannah Wolfson, and Birmingham Attorney Frank Young. Norton Campus Center Theatre, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Sept. 30
Black & Gold Senior Preview Day for Prospective Students
. Named for the college's colors, the preview event gives high school seniors a sampling of campus life, which includes academic program information, a tour of campus, and a complimentary lunch. Students also will have an opportunity to attend class, listen to student panels, and learn about scholarships and financial aid. Call 205/226-4696 or visit www.bsc.edu/admission/visit.htm to register to attend.

Oct. 7-28
Willard Whitson Exhibition: Painting
. Elton B. Stephens Science Center, main lobby, 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Monday to Friday. Opening reception Friday, Oct. 7, 6 to 8 p.m. For information, call 205/226-4928.

Oct. 7-28
Jason Ardovino Exhibition: Ceramic Sculpture
. Durbin Gallery, Kennedy Art Center/Azar Art Studios, 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Monday to Friday. Opening reception Friday, Oct. 7, 6 to 8 p.m. Contact 205/226-4928.

Oct. 7-28
John Stewart Jackson: Cast Iron Sculpture
. N. E. Miles Library Porch Gallery, 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Monday to Friday. Opening reception Friday, Oct. 7, 6 to 8 p.m. For information, call 205/226-4928

Oct. 7
Sloss Furnace Iron Pour
. Art Plaza, Kennedy Art Center/Azar Art Studios, outside, 5 to 8 p.m. Contact 205/226-4928.

Oct. 9
'Southern and the Symphony
. BSC choirs, composers, and musicians join the Alabama Symphony Orchestra for an afternoon of entertainment. Program includes Fanfare for Human Dignity, a world premiere by Music Professor Charles Norman Mason; Jean Sibelius' Violin Concerto in d minor, Opus 47 with violinist and First Lady Karen Bentley Pollick; Streaming composed by Assistant Professor of Music Dorothy Hindman; and Beethoven's Choral Fantasia, with Steinway Artist, pianist, and Artist-in-Residence William DeVan, the BSC Concert Choir, the Southern Chorale (Music Professor David Smith directing), and the Alumni Choir. Conducted by Music Professors Tom Gibbs and Lester Seigel. Jemison Concert Hall, Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Avenue South, Birmingham, 2:30 p.m. For tickets, contact the Alys Stephens Center Box Office at 205/975-2787 or 1200 10th Avenue South, Birmingham.

Oct. 13-16
“Young Zombies in Love.”
The Southeastern premiere of this wild and wacky musical about what it means to be young, a zombie, and in love. College Theatre, Mainstage. Oct. 13, 14, and 15 at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 14 at 11 p.m., Oct. 16 at 2:30 p.m. General public reservations begin Sept. 29. Ticket price $10. BSC Theatre box office 205/226-4780, Monday to Friday, 1 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Oct. 17
Foreign Film Series: Dancer in the Dark
. A 2000 Danish film directed by Lars von Trier about an Eastern European who goes to America with her young son expecting it to be like a Broadway stage set. Norton Campus Center Theatre, 7 p.m.

Oct. 18
BAMA Concert: Thelema Trio
. Hill Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. For information, call 205/226-4950

Oct. 22
Robert R. Meyer Planetarium: Through the Eyes of Hubble
. 2 p.m. Admission $2 for adults; $1 for children. For information, call 205/226-4771.

Oct. 27
Cincinnati Percussion Ensemble
. Hill Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. For information, call 205/226-4950.

Oct. 29
Fall Preview Day for Prospective Students
. Provides high school students a sampling of campus life, which includes academic program information, a tour of campus, and a complimentary lunch. Call 205/226-4696 or visit www.bsc.edu/admission/visit.htm to register to attend.

Oct. 29
Miss BSC Pageant
. BSC Theatre Mainstage, 7 p.m. General admission tickets $5. Contact 205/226-4729.

Nov. 4-Dec. 2
China: Exploring the Interior 1903-1904 exhibit.
Photographs by R. Harvey Sargent, with lectures by Robert M. Sargent, Associate Professor of History Matt Levy, and Professor of Education Eileen Moore. Durbin Gallery, Kennedy Art Center/Azar Art Studios, 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Monday to Friday. Lecture days/times to be announced. Opening reception Friday, Nov. 4, 6 to 8 p.m. Contact 205/226-4928.

Nov. 6
Concert d'Après-Midi: A Concert of Vocal Chamber Works
. Assistant Professor of Music and soprano, Jacqueline Leary-Warsaw, Pianist Virginia Dismukes, and members of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra will perform vocal chamber works from the late 19th Century through the 20th Century. Hill Recital Hall, 2:30 p.m. Reception to follow. Contact 205/226-4950.

Nov. 8
Hess Center for Leadership and Service Lecture
. David Shipler, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of Arab and Jew, Blacks and Whites in America, and The Working Poor will lecture on “The Working Poor.” Munger Hall Auditorium, 11 a.m. Contact 205/226-4658.

Nov. 11
Black & Gold Senior Preview Day for Prospective Students
. Named for the college's colors, the preview event gives high school seniors a sampling of campus life, which includes academic program information, a tour of campus, and a complimentary lunch. Students also will have an opportunity to attend class, listen to student panels, and learn about scholarships and financial aid. Call 205/226-4696 or visit www.bsc.edu/admission/visit.htm to register to attend.

Nov. 12
Robert R. Meyer Planetarium: Star Light Star Bright
. 2 p.m. Admission $2 for adults; $1 for children. For information, call 205/226-4771.

Nov. 13
Mildred Allen Faculty Voice Recital
. Hill Recital Hall, 2:30 p.m. For information, call 205/226-4950.

Nov. 14
Music Under the Stars
. Robert R. Meyer Planetarium, 7:30 p.m. For information, call 205/226-4950.

Nov. 14
Foreign Film Series: Cuckoo
. A 2002 Russian film directed by Alexander Rogozhkin about a young Lapp woman who nurses a Russian soldier back to health at the end of World War II, presenting themes of war, ideology, and communication. Norton Campus Center Theatre, 7 p.m.

Nov. 15-20
“Extremities.”
A profound look at violence, revenge, and just how far we can be pushed before we respond in a way we may regret, “Extremities” is a “white-knuckle psychological thriller.” Recommended for mature audiences. College Theatre, Theatre One. Nov. 15-19 at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 20 at 2:30 p.m. General public reservations begin Nov. 1. Ticket price $10. BSC Theatre box office 205/226-4780. (Following the Nov. 17 performance, a “Talk Back Night” coffee and discussion in the College Theatre will feature Associate Professor of Philosophy Bill Myers, Associate Professor of Psychology Terry Goodrick, and Associate Professor of Theatre Alan Litsey).

Nov. 17
Night of 1,000 Dinners
. A dinner and lecture in support of The United Nations' “Adopt a Minefield” campaign. Bruno Great Hall, Norton Campus Center, 6 p.m. For reservations, call 205/226-7722.

Nov. 21
Foreign Film Series: Voces Inocentes
. A 2004 film directed by Mexican Luis Mandoki about a young boy's decision to either enlist in the army or join the guerillas in El Salvador in the 1980s. Norton Campus Center Theatre, 7 p.m.

Dec. 2 and 4
Birmingham-Southern Choirs Annual Carol Service
. The event features BSC's Concert Choir, Southern Chorale, and Alumni Choir. Canterbury United Methodist Church, Mountain Brook. Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 4 at 4:30 p.m. Contact 205/226-4921.

Dec. 3 and 11
Robert R. Meyer Planetarium: Star of Wonder
. 2 p.m. Admission $2 for adults; $1 for children. For information, call 205/226-4771.

 

 
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