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.
Retreat at the park—Students enrolled in the fall term course “Leadership: Theory and Practice” (LS 200) at Birmingham-Southern participated in a retreat at Railroad Park Oct. 22. The day included leadership-building exercises, a scavenger hunt through the park, and a panel featuring leaders who are playing pivotal roles in establishing Railroad Park as an anchor of Birmingham. Panelists included Robert Emerick, vice president of communications at Operation New Birmingham; Camille Spratling ’98, MPPM ’07, executive director of Railroad Park; and Deon Gordon, member of Railroad Park's Junior Board, who has one of Birmingham's largest Twitter followings. Twenty students attended the retreat, along with Associate Professor of History Victoria Ott, who is teaching LS 200 this term; Kent Andersen, director of the college’s Hess Center for Leadership and Service; and James Randolph, coordinator of the BSC Leadership Studies Office.
Trick for treat—Youth dressed in costumes ranging from goblins to butterflies collected their fair share of candy at the college’s 2011 Halloween on the Hilltop fall festival. Attending the Halloween night event were well over 1,000 children from local elementary schools and surrounding communities, along with the children of BSC faculty and staff. Each year, the festival grows a little bit larger in terms of attendance, and this year proved to be the largest crowd to date. Participants visited booths of games and goodies set up by BSC student organizations and enjoyed free food. Pictured is Claire Burns, a senior English major and Harrison Scholar from Prattville, who manned the “Find the Eyeball” booth created by the Harrison Honors Program. Birmingham-Southern has hosted the festival for the past 12 years to allow young trick-or-treaters to come to the campus and experience a fun and safe Halloween. It is financially supported by the college’s Panhellenic Council, Interfraternity Council, and Student Government Association.