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 email@example.com, 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.
Moth trapping—Dr. Pete Van Zandt, visiting assistant professor of biology at Birmingham-Southern, recently took some students on a nighttime excursion into the Cahaba River Wildlife Refuge to study moths. Grace Balinda, Anna Bianchi, Kelly Gronemeyer, and John-Paul Tortorich spent many hours helping Van Zandt with his research project on the moths found in the refuge. A light was set up to attract the moths, and white sheets were hung for them to land on. The moths were collected and then identified and inventoried. The insect activity around the light was intense with several hundred thousand caddisflies flying around or resting on the sheets at any one time. Others who
were on hand that night were Paul Freeman of the Alabama Nature Conservancy, Dr. Grant Gentry of Samford University, and BSC
Associate Professor of Biology Dr. Scot Duncan and his son, Ashlin. "Three of the students (Balinda, Bianchi, and Tortorich) will be doing research with me on this project throughout the summer," said Van Zandt.
Greek Week 2010—Only one sorority-fraternity pair ended up with top-team bragging rights and the title of "Greek Week Champion" after
five days of intense Greek competition on the Birmingham-Southern campus in April. The BSC chapters of Chi Omega sorority and Sigma Nu
fraternity earned the most points out of all the other teams. Chi Omega won the title for the third year in a row with Ashley Hudson being
named the Sorority Woman Emerging Leader for 2010. Fraternity members Frank Breaux and Phillip Hedgepeth took the awards for Sigma
Nu President of the Year and House Manager of the Year, respectively. Pictured are members from the winning team following the recent Greek awards ceremony. Throughout the week, the teams competed in philanthropic events for Habitat for Humanity and St. Jude's Research Hospital while engaging in Greek Games, Tug of War, an Open Mic Night (brand new for 2010), and various other enjoyable activities.