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.
Southern BBQ journey—Four Birmingham-Southern College students are traveling throughout the Southeast sampling top-notch pork barbecue for academic credit. Seen here in downtown Nashville, the students (left to right) are Matt Lee, Will Foster, Jeff Vaughan, and Art Richey. Their unique January Interim term project—approved by BSC—involves a 17-day tour of about 20 Southeastern barbecue establishments. The 'Southern BBQ Boys, as they call themselves, are honing their food and travel writing skills as they explore the cultural origins, differences in style, and significance of Southern pork barbecue; they're writing about their experiences daily in an interactive group blog at www.southernbbqboys.com. BSC English Instructor Robin Lee Mozer, whose area of specialization is creative nonfiction writing, views the project as not only a fun way to explore nonfiction, but also as a chance to explore how accessible forms of new media like blogging and YouTube can be used to extend the classroom.
The most distinctive part of the BSC experience, Interim term gives students time away from traditional academics and activities and allows them to engage in creative opportunities. Students may choose from on- and off-campus projects, independent study or research, group and individual study-travel experiences, and challenging internships.
Photo by Larry McCormack of The Tennessean