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.
Comic operas—The Departments of Music and Theatre and Dance at Birmingham-Southern will present three one-act operas April 15 and 17 that will have its audiences giggling. The first opera in BSC’s trifecta of comedies, W.A. Mozart’s Impresario, finds a Birmingham opera house talent manager from the ’80s-era overwhelmed by two soprano divas battling it out for a big role in the coming season. Pictured during a recent rehearsal for Impresario are Colin Alexander, a sophomore music major from Birmingham as Bluff, the pianist; Cooper Schrimsher, a sophomore music major from Huntsville as Morgan Stanley, the talent manager; and Helen Marchman, a senior vocal performance major from Florence as Miss Silverpeal. In this scene, Miss Silverpeal is singing the aria “Come My Love, My Dearest Treasure.” The next opera, Czech composer Bohuslav Martinu’s Comedy on the Bridge, takes place in a war-torn village in the ’40s. Then contemporary American composer Gerald Moore’s ’50s “soap” opera Gallantry will be shown. “Opera has a stereotype—that’s it’s not really fun,” said Marchman. “But people will really enjoy these shows.” The performances are April 15 at 7:30 p.m., and April 17 at 2:30 p.m. in the College Theatre on campus. Tickets are $20 for the general public and $10 for students at the College Theatre Box Office, 205/226-4780.
Honors and scholars—Birmingham-Southern’s Harrison Honors Program scholars attended an annual three-day event in Arkansas earlier this month. The 39th Annual Conference of the Southern Regional Honors Council Conference was held at the Peabody Hotel in Little Rock, which gave students an opportunity to make presentations on a myriad of topics. The students were accompanied by Dr. Susan Hagen, Mary Collett Munger Professor of English and Honors Program director, and Dr. Mark Rupright, assistant professor of physics. The conference theme was “Bridging Scholarship and Citizenship: Making Honors Count.” The group is pictured in front of the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock. In front row, left to right, are Ellyn Sibley, Kaitlin Nobles, Sarah Carper, Kaitlyn Green, Hagen, Katelin Adams, Hannah Holland, and Corey Decker; back row, left to right, are Ryan DeMarco, McGinty Chilcutt, Brendan Griffin, Zachary Guyse, John (Russ) Norris, Ryan Melvin, Alexander (Alex) Masterson, Will Jackson, Dr. Mark Rupright, Huda Qureshi, Kristin (Kiki) Meyer, and Katie Sack.