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.
A day for honors—Birmingham-Southern held its annual Honors Day event April 28 to salute outstanding students, faculty, and staff who have distinguished themselves through scholarly achievement and service. Webb Lyons '06 (pictured) served as keynote speaker at the 10 a.m. Honors Day Convocation in Munger Auditorium. Lyons is director of initiatives at the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham. A 2005 Truman Scholar, he graduated summa cum laude in political science with a Distinction in Leadership Studies. Lyons talked around a general theme of moving forward. "Communities play a key role in who we are," he said. "We can shape communities in the same way they shape us." The event also included the Class of 2011 in cap and gown marching in a processional to the Convocation, followed by a reception and afternoon demonstrations of scholarship and creative works by students and faculty. Pictured with Lyons are Dr. Kathleen Rossmann (on left), BSC associate provost and associate dean of first-year programs, and Dr. Susan Hagen, Mary Collett Munger Professor of English and director of the Harrison Honors Program.
Support for Japan—Birmingham-Southern College's Love Asia student organization made a $2,200 donation April 26 to the city of Birmingham for earthquake relief in Birmingham's sister-city of Hitachi, Japan. Yuan Gong (far left), president of Love Asia, presented the check to Ted Von Cannon (center), vice president of the Birmingham Sister-Cities Commission, and Stanley Erdreich, founding member of the Birmingham Sister-Cities Commission and who established the Hitachi sister-city relationship. The students sold T-shirts on campus to raise the relief funds. The Love Asia group has two members from Japan. While neither student's home area was severely affected by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, both wanted to create awareness on campus about the tragedy and also to send relief to their home country. The Love Asia members also presented the commission with hundreds of origami paper cranes made by Birmingham-Southern students and inscribed with their well wishes for Japan and its people. With more than 50 members, Love Asia is the largest student/faculty organization on campus. The organization's mission is to provide a communication and activities platform for anyone at BSC interested in Asia and to refresh people's perspectives about the region.