Hilltop Photo of the Week
Welcome to Birmingham-Southern's “Hilltop Photo of the Week” web page and archives. Each week at this site, we'll feature a photo that depicts some aspect of life on the Hilltop campus, along with brief information about what is taking place in the Photo of the Week.
The college welcomes submissions to be considered for the Hilltop Photo of the Week. Scanned or digital photos can be e-mailed to the Office of Communications at email@example.com, or photographic prints may be sent through campus mail to Box 549004. Please limit photo submissions to those that depict some aspect of the BSC experience, and be sure to identify what is taking place in the photo, along with location and people involved.
View the Photo of the Week archive here.
A photo or two
This week, we highlight two photos of particularly noteworthy events involving students, staff, faculty, and alumni.
Rediscovering history—Birmingham-Southern students who are enrolled in the Archaeology 208 spring term course spent a recent afternoon digging into Alabama culture at the site of the college's new Urban Environmental Park, currently under construction. Supervised by BSC Professor of Biology Dr. Jeannette Runquist, the dig turned up mostly small pieces of glass fragments, coins, tree roots, and bottle caps. The course supplements classroom instruction with laboratory learning so students can get plenty of practice in the field techniques of excavation. In the photo above, students work on troweling (or shoveling) the subsoil in an excavated area to determine if there are any discolored areas that could indicate a burial, trashpit, or posthole.
Mad hatters—A unique and entertaining fundraiser by the American Cancer Society to “find a cure” recently drew the support of several women from Birmingham-Southern. The 17th annual Mad Hatter Luncheon and Fashion Show, held off campus, encouraged participants to create and wear their zaniest hats and compete for prizes in one of four categories. The BSC group entered the “Fight Against Cancer” category. In keeping with the college's education goals, BSC College Events Coordinator Annie Green designed the hats to carry the signs and symptoms of cancer and ways to prevent the disease, as well as the pink ribbon that symbolizes the fight against breast cancer. The hats also were decorated with fruits and vegetables to indicate the practice of good dietary habits as a means to prevent cancer. Representing BSC at the event were (from left) Gayle Byrne, friend of the college; Casey Grier, 1997 alumna; Kim Rogers, friend of the college; Karen Bentley Pollick, wife of President David Pollick; Terry Goodrick, professor of psychology; Renie Moss, dean of students; Green; and Camille Spratling (not pictured).