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Sept. 14, 2009

Birmingham-Southern College announces fall 2009 calendar of events

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College has announced its schedule of major events for fall 2009. 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, including football, can be viewed by visiting www.bscsports.net. The college's fall events, which can be viewed with more details at www.bsc.edu/events, include:

Sept. 4-24
Monumental Ideas in Miniature Books
. Durbin Gallery, Kennedy Art Center/Azar Art Studios, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Opening reception Friday, Sept. 4, 6 to 8 p.m. Contact 205/226-4928.

Sept. 18
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.

Sept. 20
BSC Fine Arts Society Starlight Social
. Join FAS members and friends of the college for a cocktail supper (including beer and wine), live music by Rock Candy, and door prizes. Celebrate the upcoming season of music, dance, theatre, and visual arts at BSC and honor the former BSC Arts Council, its members, and its first chairwoman, Gera Comfort. Tickets are $35/individual and $65/couple for BSC FAS members; $40/individual and $75/couple for non-members. All proceeds benefit the FAS Scholarship Fund. To purchase tickets or for other information, call 205/226-4921 or go to www.bsc.edu/academics/fas/starlight.

Sept. 22-24
Dialogue on Food: From Sustenance to Community
. BSC community will engage in a dialogue using “Menu for the Future,” a discussion guide published by Northwest Earth Institutes as a reference. Campus presentations include guest speakers such as Frances Moore Lappe, author of “Diet for a Small Planet;” David Beckmann, executive director of Bread for the World; and the Kitchen Sisters, producers of “Hidden Kitchens,” the DuPont Award-winning radio series on NPR's “Morning Edition.” For a complete schedule, go to www.bsc.edu/dialogue.

Sept. 29
Faculty Infor-mances: Enjoying Beethoven's Piano Sonata in C Major, Opus 2 No. 3
. Artist-in-residence Professor William DeVan. Hill Recital Hall, 11 a.m. Call 205/226-4950.

Oct. 2-23
Visibilities: The Art of Negotiating Identity
. Durbin Gallery, Kennedy Art Center/Azar Art Studios, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Opening reception Friday, Oct. 2, 6 to 8 p.m. Contact 205/226-4928.

Oct. 3
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/futurestudents/previewday/index.htm to register to attend.

Oct. 4
William DeVan Faculty Recital
. Hill Recital Hall, 2:30 p.m. Call 205/226-4950.

Oct. 6-10, 11
“The Laramie Project.”
By Moises Kaufman and the Members of Tectonic Theatre Project. College Theatre, Theatre One, Thursday through Saturday 7:30 p.m.; Sunday 2:30 p.m. General public reservations begin Sept. 22. Call the College Theater Box Office at 205/226-4780 for tickets. Tickets are $10 for the general public; $5 for students regardless of age or school. For the enjoyment of patrons and the comfort of the cast and crew, children 6 years old and younger are not allowed to attend.

Oct. 20
Faculty Infor-mances: The Piano and the Pendulum
. Lucerne DeSa, BSC assistant professor of music. Hill Recital Hall, 11 a.m. Call 205/226-4950.

Oct. 30
Organ Spooktacular: James Cook Faculty Recital
. Hill Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Contact 205/226-4950.

Nov. 3
BSC Concert Choir Recital
. Program of American choral music. Hill Recital Hall, 11 a.m. Contact 205/226-4950.

Nov. 6-Dec. 3
Babel, a Sculpture Installation
. Durbin Gallery, Kennedy Art Center/Azar Art Studios, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Opening reception Friday, Nov. 6, 5 to 8 p.m. Contact 205/226-4928.

Nov. 6
Sloss Furnace Iron Pour
. Art Plaza, Kennedy Art Center/Azar Art Studios, outside Durbin Gallery, 5 to 8 p.m. Contact 205/226-4928.

Nov. 6-7
Alumni Reunion/Homecoming: Let the Good Times Roll
. View full schedule of events at www.bsc.edu/alumni/reunion2009. Contact 205/226-4909.

Nov. 12
Faculty Concert: Some Enchanted Evening
. A concert of musical favorites by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber, George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, and much more. Hill Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Contact 205/226-4950.

Nov. 13
Black & Gold Senior Preview Day for Prospective Students. Named for the college's colors, this 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/futurestudents/black-gold/index.htm to register to attend.

Nov. 14-15
Viola-palooza!
The annual congress of the National Viola Society's Southeastern Chapter will be held on the BSC campus. For specific events, dates, times, and locations, contact 205/226-4950.

Nov. 16
The Singer's Audition: John Jones, general director Opera Birmingham
. In celebration of National Opera Week, Opera Birmingham and the BSC Vocal Studies Program will take a look at the do's and don'ts of auditioning. Hill Recital Hall, 7 p.m. Contact 205/226-4950.

Nov. 19-21, 22
“Striking 12.”
Book, music, and lyrics by Brendan Milburn, Rachel Sheinkin, and Valerie Vigoda. College Theatre, Mainstage, Thursday through Saturday 7:30 p.m.; Sunday 2:30 p.m. General public reservations begin Nov. 5. Call the College Theater Box Office at 205/226-4780 for tickets. Tickets are $10 for the general public; $5 for students regardless of age or school. For the enjoyment of patrons and the comfort of the cast and crew, children 6 years old and younger are not allowed to attend.

Dec. 4, 6
Birmingham-Southern Choirs Carol Service: 73nd Annual Service of Lessons and Carols
. BSC's Concert Choir, Southern Chorale, and Alumni Choir. Canterbury United Methodist Church, 350 Overbrook Road, Mountain Brook. Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 6 at 4:30 p.m. Contact 205/226-4921.

Dec. 7
Dorsey and Frances Whittington Competition
. Hill Recital Hall, 4:30 p.m. Contact 205/226-4950.

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