FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dec. 12, 2005
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College announces its schedule of 2006 winter/spring major events. Please refer to the listed phone numbers should you need more information. Admission is free to all events unless otherwise noted. Sports schedules for men's and women's competition can be viewed by visiting www.bscsports.net. The college's winter/spring events include:
Foreign Film Series: “Motorcycle Diaries.” A 2004 Brazilian film directed by Walter Salles about a motorcycle trip of an Argentine medical student across South America in 1951-52 that crystallized his revolutionary beliefs. Norton Campus Center Theatre, 7 p.m. Call 205/226-4658.
Southeastern Regional High School Artist Competition and Exhibition. Durbin Gallery, Kennedy Art Center/Azar Art Studios, 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday to Friday. Awards presentation Jan. 15, Norton Campus Center Theatre, 2:30 p.m. Opening reception Jan. 15, 3 to 5 p.m. Call 205/226-4928.
Film Feature: “Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara.” A 2003 film directed by Errol Morris about the former U.S. secretary of defense and lessons he learned from the Vietnam War. Norton Campus Center Theatre, 7 p.m. Call 205/226-4658.
“Dollhouse” theatrical production. Production of Rebecca Gilman's “Dollhouse,” adapted from the play by Henrik Ibsen and fresh from its highly acclaimed production at Chicago's Goodman Theatre. Gilman, a BSC graduate known internationally as an award-winning playwright, has written a “profound and altogether brilliant reimagining of Henrik Ibsen's landmark late 19th century drama.” College Theatre, Mainstage. Jan. 26-28 at 7:30 p.m.; Jan. 29 at 2:30 p.m. General public reservations begin Jan. 12. Ticket price $10. BSC Theatre Box Office, Monday to Friday, 1 to 4:45 p.m. Call 205/226-4780.
Robert R. Meyer Planetarium: “Ring World.” Produced by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Join the Cassini-Huygens mission (from 2000 to 2008) to the planet Saturn and its moons. 2 p.m. Admission $2 for adults; $1 for children. Call 205/226-4771.
Feb. 3-March 3
Kevin Shook Exhibition: “Prints.” Durbin Gallery, Kennedy Art Center/Azar Art Studios, 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Monday to Friday. Opening reception Feb. 3, 6 to 8 p.m. Call 205/226-4928.
Foreign Film Series: “Hope and Glory.” A 1987 British film directed by John Boorman about a boy growing up in London during the World War II blitz. Norton Campus Center Theatre, 7 p.m. Call 205/226-4658.
Whittington Competition Winners Performance. BSC student winners of the annual Frances and Dorsey Whittington Competition will perform with the Red Mountain Chamber Orchestra. Hill Recital Hall, 3 p.m. Call 205/226-4950.
Phi Beta Kappa Lecture. Guest lecturer is N. Katherine Hayles, professor of English at UCLA and author of “How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature, and Informatics.” Norton Campus Center Theatre or Munger Hall Auditorium, 11 a.m. Call 205/226-7842.
Robert R. Meyer Planetarium: “The Sky Tonight.” How can one identify planets among the stars? What is the difference between the summer and the winter sky? Let us take a look at what you may be able to see in the sky tonight from your location. 2 p.m. Admission $2 for adults; $1 for children. Call 205/226-4771.
BSC@150: “Women, Leadership, and Human Dignity.” This program will honor local, national, and international women for their roles in protecting human dignity. Campus locations and times to be announced. Call 205/226-4921.
BAMA Concert: The Birmingham Art Music Alliance presents a concert featuring violinist and BSC First Lady Karen Bentley Pollick and cellist and Adjunct Professor of Music Craig Hultgren playing pieces by Professor of Music Charles Norman Mason, Assistant Professor of Music Dorothy Hindman, and Neil Rolnick. Hill Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Call 205/226-4950.
Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow Lecture. Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky, chair of Women's Campaign International and a teacher at The Fels Center of Government at the University of Pennsylvania, will lecture. Munger Hall Auditorium, 11 a.m. Call 205/226-4650.
BSC Student Choreography Workshop. The biennial presentation of exciting dance and music. Students explore a variety of dance styles such as ballet, modern, and jazz, and are responsible for all choreography, dance production, music selection, costuming, and lighting. College Theatre/Mainstage, 7:30 p.m. nightly. General admission $10. General public reservations begin Feb. 16. BSC Theatre Box Office, Monday to Friday, 1 to 4:45 p.m. Call 205/226-4780.
BSC Science Faculty and Alumni Panel: “What does it mean to be human?” The issues of bioethics, stem cell research, and the beginning and end of life will be discussed. Moderator will be Bill Myers, associate professor of philosophy at Birmingham-Southern. Among the panelists will be Julie Jones, assistant director Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory, Greenwood Genetic Center; Thomas Ogletree, professor of theological ethics at Yale Divinity School; Edward L. Queen II, director D. Abbott Turner Program in Ethics and Servant Leadership Center for Ethics at Emory University; Don Ross of the Center for Ethics and Values in Science at UAB. Norton Campus Center Theatre, 11 a.m. Call 205/226-4868.
E.O. Wilson Lecture. This noted environmentalist, author of two Pulitzer Prize-winning books, and Harvard University entomologist will speak about his book “The Future of Life.” Munger Hall Auditorium, 11 a.m. Call 205/226-4658.
March 10 & 11
Writing Today. The 26th annual version of this popular BSC event will feature as its Grand Master Rita Dove, former U.S. Poet Laureate, Pulitzer Prize in Poetry winner, and author of “On the Bus with Rosa Parks.” Campus location and times to be announced. For ticket information, call 205/226-4921.
March 10-31 BFA Exhibition. Durbin Gallery, Kennedy Art Center/Azar Art Studios, 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Opening reception March 10, 6 to 8 p.m. Call 205/226-4928.
Foreign Film Series: “The Princess and the Warrior.” A 2000 German film directed by Tom Tykwer about an ex-soldier turned robber who saves a nurse, presenting themes of chance, coincidence, and destiny. Norton Campus Center Theatre, 7 p.m. Call 205/226-4658.
B.A. Monaghan Lecture on International Development. Guest lecturer will be Maureen L. Cropper, a lead economist in the infrastructure/environment team of the World Bank's Development Research Group and professor of economics at the University of Maryland. Bruno Great Hall, Norton Campus Center, Noon. For reservations, call 205/226-4921.
Week of Service. BSC alumni nationwide and Alabama/North Florida United Methodist churches will participate in service projects in their own local communities to celebrate 150 years of education for service. Local dates, times, and locations to be announced. Call 205/226-4909.
United Methodist Youth Go to College. The three-day annual event will feature host speakers and sessions for high school students, Methodist youth directors, adults who work with youth, and pre-ministry students. James Winkler, general secretary of the General Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church, will present a lecture on Tuesday, March 21, at 11 a.m. Other times and locations to be announced. Call 205/226-4864.
March 25 Robert R. Meyer Planetarium: “The Secret of the Cardboard Rocket.” Produced by the Hansen Planetarium, this special introductory program on the Solar System is for all children. The Astronomy Book comes to life and takes us through the dust storms on Mars, the clouds of Jupiter, the rings of Saturn, and land on the icy surface of Pluto. 2 p.m. Admission $2 for adults; $1 for children. Call 205/226-4771.
BSC Concert Choir Homecoming Concert. Hill Recital Hall, 7 p.m. Call 205/226-4950.
14th Annual Latin American Studies Symposium. Featuring keynote speaker Jeffrey Cohen, associate professor of anthropology, Ohio State University, speaking on his latest book “The Culture of Migration in Southern Mexico,” and his new research funded by “National Geographic” on the cultural significance and nutritional value of chapulines (grasshoppers) in Mexico. Campus locations and times to be announced. Call 205/226-4975.
Nick Kotz Lecture. The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist will speak on his new book “Judgment Days: Lyndon Baines Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr., and the Laws that Changed America.” Norton Campus Center Theatre, 4 p.m. Call 205/226-7826.
Foreign Film Series: “The Pianist.” A 2002 film directed by Roman Polanski about a Polish Jewish musician's struggle to survive destruction of a Warsaw ghetto during World War II. Norton Campus Center Theatre, 7 p.m. Call 205/226-4658.
April 21 & 23
“Hansel and Gretel” opera production. Based on Grimm's famous fairy tale, it tells of two children who foil the plot of the wicked witch to turn them into gingerbread, saving the other children from a similar fate. The beloved lyrical melodies of this classic have inspired generations of opera-goers. This full-length production features BSC students and members of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. College Theatre, Mainstage. April 21 at 7:30 p.m.; April 23 at 2:30 p.m. General public reservations begin April 7. Ticket price $10. BSC Theatre Box Office, Monday to Friday, 1 to 4:45 p.m. Call 205/226-4780.
N.E. Miles Judaic Studies and Middle Eastern Culture Lecture. A Holocaust Remembrance Day lecture will be presented by Deborah Lipstadt, director of the Rabbi Donald A. Tam Institute for Judaic Studies and Dorot Professor of Modern Judaic Studies at Emory University and author of “History on Trial: My Day in Court with David Irving (2005).” Bruno Great Hall, Norton Campus Center, 7:30 p.m. A Yom Ha Shoah – Holocaust Remembrance Service with Rabbi Hausman-Weiss will immediately precede the lecture in the Bruno Great Hall, Norton Campus Center, at 7 p.m. Call 205/226-4921.
Honors Day. A special convocation recognizing past BSC presidents, deans, and retired faculty members. Munger Hall Auditorium, 10:30 a.m. An afternoon of undergraduate academic presentations follows in academic buildings from 1 to 5 p.m. Call 205/226-4650.
“Marley, Being a Ghost Story of Christmas.” Freely adapted from “A Christmas Carol, in Prose Being a Ghost Story of Christmas,” by Charles Page Dickens. A celebration of the creation of this new musical by one of BSC's senior theatre majors. Presented in a limited run and with modest production values, a new take on the most classic of all Christmas stories. College Theatre, Theatre One. April 28&29 at 7:30 p.m.; April 30 at 2:30 p.m. General public reservations begin April 14. Limited seating. Ticket price $10. BSC Theatre Box Office, Monday to Friday, 1 to 4:45 p.m. Call 205/226-4780.
BSC Southern Chorale Concert. Hill Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Call 205/226-4950.
BSC Juried Student Exhibition. Durbin Gallery, Kennedy Art Center/Azar Art Studios, 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Monday to Friday. Opening reception May. 2, noon to 2 p.m. Call 205/226-4928.
BSC Alumni Reunion Weekend 2006. For events, locations, dates, and times, refer to the BSC Office of Alumni Relations Web site at www.bsc.edu/alumni. Call 205/226-4909.
BSC Hilltop Singers Season Finale. Hill Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Call 205/226-4950.
May 21-June 27
Watercolor Society National Exhibition. Durbin Gallery, Kennedy Art Center/Azar Art Studios, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Call 205/226-4928.