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.
Oratorical contest winners—A dozen Birmingham-Southern students participated in the college's William F. Vance Speech Competition Nov. 20 and 21. Above, Louise Strickland Vance '45 congratulates first-place winner Lee Hopf, a junior English major from Warner Robins, Ga., and second-place winner Tanesha Williams, a senior theatre major from Hattiesburg, Miss. The competition celebrated its 60th anniversary this year, and in keeping with the yearlong campus dialogue on food, the contest's theme was “Speaking of Food.” Vance, who with her late husband, William F. Vance, has supported the competition since its founding, was honored at a reception after the winners were announced.
What was Yeats's creative process?—Birmingham-Southern's Robert E. Luckie Professor of English Dr. Sandra Sprayberry and senior English major, Harrison Scholar, and Vail Distinguished Research Fellow Kimmie Farris recently sought answers at the National Library of Ireland in Dublin. Sprayberry and Farris traveled overseas to work with original manuscripts of the Anglo-Irish Nobel Laureate Poet W. B. Yeats as part of a larger research project on Yeats that Sprayberry will continue next summer. “Due to time restrictions, our project had discrete parameters, but our research confirmed that these manuscripts provide expansive possibilities for a new study of Yeats's writing process,” said Sprayberry. “This was an excellent opportunity for Farris, as an undergraduate student, to engage in real research within her field of study.”