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.
Spook-tacular Halloween festival—Halloween came a few days early with Birmingham-Southern's “Halloween on the Hilltop” event, which took place Oct. 29. The college's Student Government Association, Panhellenic Council (the governing body for sororities at BSC), and Interfraternity Council sponsor the festival each year for faculty and staff and their families, as well as students from nearby schools. More than 750 trick-or-treaters flooded the residence hall quad to enjoy candy giveaways, face painting, cookie decorating, a haunted house, and much more. The booths and tables of games and goodies were set up by 25 BSC student organizations, whose members also passed out hundreds of hot dogs, bags of potato chips, and drinks. Pictured is Tiffany Dy, a junior biology major from Clanton, who had just put the finishing touches on a ghoulish face painting design.
A personal story in a public forum—Alina Fernandez (on left), the daughter of former Cuban leader and revolutionary Fidel Castro and now a U.S. resident, spoke at Birmingham-Southern Oct. 27 in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month. Fernandez talked about her life and shared her intimate experiences as a child growing up in Cuba. She also spoke about the country's history and future while including details from her book Castro's Daughter: An Exile's Memoir of Cuba. Pictured with Fernandez before a pre-lecture dinner on campus is Multicultural Affairs Director Erica Brown, whose office sponsored the event. More than 500 BSC students, faculty, staff, and visitors attended the public lecture, including many native Cubans who reside in Birmingham. During her visit, Fernandez asked BSC Associate Professor of Political Science Dr. Vince Gawronski to be on her radio show.