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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
Growing honors—Birmingham-Southern officially welcomed five first-year students into the Harrison Honors Program during a Nov. 24 ceremony on campus. The Honors Program gives engaged students the opportunity to enhance their undergraduate experience with interdisciplinary study, independent study outside of their majors, and community involvement. Dr. Susan Hagen, Mary Collett Munger Professor of English at BSC, is director of the program. Pictured at the induction ceremony (from left to right) are Claire Burns, Kelly Hawks, Aubry Myers, and Janelle West. Not pictured is Melissa Fetterer.
Big in Japan—Kevin Faraci (pictured with hands extended), a 2002 Birmingham-Southern graduate, has been cast as the lead male vocalist for the new Cirque du Soleil show “Zed,” which opened to the public Oct. 1 at the newly completed Cirque du Soleil theatre at the Disney Resort in Tokyo. This striking theatre, designed to resemble a huge circus tent, holds a massive set, which Faraci says “almost took my breath away when I walked into my first rehearsal.” He adds that between rehearsals, there is the challenge of learning to live in a new culture: “I've got Japanese language books scattered all around my apartment, and dictionaries and maps are always in my backpack to help me out.” Cirque du Soleil is a Canadian-based circus and entertainment troupe. To learn more about their fascinating new show, “a living poem at the heart of the human adventure,” visit the Cirque du Soleil Web site and click on “Zed.”