Hilltop Photo of the Week
Welcome to Birmingham-Southern's “Hilltop Photo of the Week” webpage 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.
BSC flash dance—Starting the first day of Fall Term classes off on a high note, some 50 Birmingham-Southern students and staff participated in a "flash mob" dance Sept. 1 in the middle of the Norton Center Cafeteria. The group had choreographed and rehearsed the dance themselves, which was set to the tune of "I Gotta Feeling" by the Black Eyed Peas. The event was to celebrate being back together and a new semester as well as to raise awareness about opportunities in service learning, leadership studies, and international programs. It was sponsored by the college's Bunting Center, Hess Center, and Sklenar Center with assistance by Students Offering Support. Rowdy the Panther showed up at the end flanked by campus police. View the entire flash mob video here.
State of the environment—On Aug. 26, Birmingham-Southern senior history major Alex Masterson (far right) gave a presentation at a breakfast briefing downtown of Operation New Birmingham. Masterson's report summarized environmental sustainability programs, incentives, and policies that have been implemented across the country and ways in which Birmingham can become a more environmentally friendly city. The report is the capstone of his work at ONB as part of the college's Hess Fellows program—a summer internship experience that pairs BSC students with leading advocacy organizations, both nationally and internationally. Before giving his presentation, Masterson paused for a picture with ONB President Michael Calvert (on left) and Birmingham Mayor William Bell.