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 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.
The ladies get their chance—The 2010 Homecoming/Reunion Weekend Oct. 22-23 at Birmingham-Southern was jam-packed with a winning football game over the Sewanee Tigers, class parties, tailgating, receptions, Sports Hall of Fame awards ceremony, selection of a king and queen, parade with marching band, and more. In addition, there were a bunch of fun activities on the campus all week leading up to the big weekend. One of these activities was the Homecoming Week Powder Puff Tournament that is taking place in this photo. The women played flag football while the men stood on the sidelines and cheered. During the event, BSC cheerleaders performed stunts and gymnastics. All of the college's sororities participated in the tournament, including the Coalition (a team created by independent students).
Photo by Coty Lovelady
Owl be seeing you—After more than five months of rehabilitation and care at the Alabama Wildlife Center (AWC), three great horned owls were released back into the wild Oct. 13. The three birds, admitted separately at AWC for care this past spring, were released at the Turkey Creek Nature Preserve, a property purchased by the Forever Wild Program in 2004 and operated by Birmingham-Southern College's Southern Environmental Center. Each of the owls had different injuries and was cared for by the AWC staff and volunteers until they were deemed healthy and developed enough to survive on their own in the wild. The preparation for their release included testing their hunting of live prey to assure they would be able to successfully feed themselves once released. The event was managed by BSC's Taylor Steele, who serves as manager of the preserve. More than 70 people showed up, including a number of alumni and friends of the college. Shown with one of the owls before its release into the wild is Lee Michael, an AWC staff member.