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.
Chinese New Year welcomed—Birmingham-Southern's Love Asia student organization recently hosted a new cultural experience on campus that brought the 2011 Chinese New Year (or Year of the Rabbit) to life. Tables were set up in Bruno Great Hall on which paper cutting, calligraphy, a chopstick game, and other cultural activities were demonstrated. Pictured are Linda Amaya (on right), a junior psychology major from Hattiesburg, Miss., and Ana Lejava, a freshman dance major from the Republic of Georgia, Tbilisi. The two had just finished a game where participants pick up marbles with chop sticks. The evening's celebration also included Chinese Kung Fu, Chinese style dance, Chinese cuisine, and instrument performances. Other groups that were involved in the planning of the event included BSC's Multicultural Awareness Organization, Global Gathering, and Asian Studies Program; Samford University International Club; UAB Chinese Students Association; and the Birmingham Chinese Festival Association. BSC has a growing international student population, which includes more than 20 students from Asian countries.
Black-tie affair—The Georgia Museum of Art recently held a gala event to celebrate the opening of its new expansion. The museum had reopened Jan. 29 after being closed since March 2009 for its Phase II renovation project. On hand for the gala were Bill Eiland '70 (far right), director of the museum; Ann Burns Dyer '70, a resident of Athens, Ga., where the museum is located; and Beau Ott of Philadelphia. Eiland received Birmingham-Southern's Distinguished Alumni Award at the Homecoming/Reunion Weekend festivities this past fall.