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.
Condoleezza Rice speaks—Birmingham native and former Secretary of State Dr. Condoleezza Rice spoke at Birmingham-Southern Feb. 11 as part of the college's annual Alex P. Stirling Lecture series. Her visit was sponsored by the Student Government Association with support from the Office of Student Affairs. For 35 minutes, Rice stood before a packed audience of BSC students, faculty, staff, and alumni in Bill Battle Coliseum and covered a variety of topics—from working in the Bush administration to her educational experiences to challenges the U.S. is facing as a world leader. She then spent a half-hour answering questions from students on a range of foreign policy issues. SGA executive officers with Rice before the lecture were (from left) Ben Odendahl, secretary; Mary Catherine McAnnally, first vice president; Will Breland, president; Amy Sessions, treasurer; and Lee Hopf, second vice president. Rice currently is a professor of political science at Stanford University and the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution. The Alex P. Stirling Lecture series is named in memory of a BSC student who died of cancer in 1995. Past Stirling lecturers have included Ben Stein, political commentator-turned-television star, and former South African President F.W. de Klerk.
Community good deeds—The Bunting Center for Engaged Study and Community Action at Birmingham-Southern recently held its annual off-campus Student Liaison Retreat. BSC students Matt Kelley, a junior business major from Lilburn, Ga. (on left), and Austin Tunnell, a junior accounting major from Houston, Texas, are shown picking up trash outside of DISCo, a nonprofit organization that pairs local writers with youth interested in creative writing, as part of a service project during the retreat. Beautification is a large part of neighborhood revitalization and BSC's student liaisons were happy to help residents of the nearby Woodlawn community. Also pictured is Chip Brantley (distant right), local author and founder of DISCo.