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.
Old-time square dance—August was full of events and activities leading up to the first day of fall term classes at Birmingham-Southern. Classes began Wednesday, Aug. 31. Here, a mixture of New Student Orientation leaders and Panhellenic Rho Gammas pause for a photo at the orientation square dance Aug. 28 on the academic quad. The annual dance is a fun tradition to help welcome new students to BSC. Rho Gammas are the sorority women who disaffiliate from their chapters during formal recruitment to help guide potential new members through the process.
Lasting legacy: three generations of Waters—When Birmingham-Southern freshman Mary Kate Waters arrived on campus Aug. 27 for Move-In Day, she became the third generation of her family to attend her mother and father’s alma mater. Joining her during her move into the Cullen Daniel Residence Hall were proud parents Jennifer Howard Waters ’86, BSC associate director of admission, and Thomas Waters ’86. Jennifer’s father, Rev. Charles Howard, graduated from the college in 1954, and Thomas’ parents, Kathryn and Leon Waters, both graduated from BSC in 1958. Ironically, Mary Kate is living in the same residence hall room her dad had 25 years ago—312 Cullen Daniel.
High atop Vulcan—Birmingham-Southern's newest international students spent a week learning more about the college, community, and each other. The highlights included a tour of the downtown library and archives hosted by BSC alum Vincent Solfronk ’88, and visits to the Birmingham Museum of Art, Vulcan Park, Railroad Park, and Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. The students also attended important sessions on how to be academically successful. Pictured is the group inside the Vulcan observation tower: (from left) Martin Meyer, exchange student from Germany; Erik Klein, degree-seeking student from Canada; Huasiyuan “Spencer” Liu, degree-seeking student from China; Zhitong “Santiago” Yang, degree-seeking student from China; Oddur Olafsson, degree-seeking student from Iceland; Sarah McCune, a senior English major who led the excursion; and Oddur’s sister who was visiting.