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.
Return of the bell—The floating echoes of the ceremonial bell atop the Neal and Anne Berte Humanities Center on campus could be heard throughout the day on May 9 as seniors announced the end of their classes. Scores of soon-to-be graduates climbed the stairs to the roof and rung the bell jubilantly for each year they attended BSC. This year’s senior class has 343 members. Pictured above (from left to right) are chemistry majors McGinty Chilcutt, Richard Pearlman, Yokeca Goff, Liz McCoy, Katherine Patton, Anna Scott, Ian Kelly, and Winston Crute.
Greeks battle it out—Congratulations to Birmingham-Southern’s Pi Beta Phi sorority and Sigma Nu fraternity for winning Greek Week 2012! This was Pi Phi's second win in a row. Greek Week is composed of competitive, philanthropic, and social events to unite and support the BSC community as well as the local community. Each spring, one sorority and one fraternity partner to form a team, and then each team competes against each other in weeklong activities. This year, a “Battle of the Greeks” program was incorporated into Greek Week activities that distributed points to the sororities and fraternities whose alumni gave the most money to the college’s Annual Fund between Feb. 20 and April 26. The teams raised more than $150,000 for the college and greatly increased the overall giving percentage of BSC alumni. The Greek organizations also donated more than 2,000 books to Reach Out and Read Alabama, a program that provides books to children when they visit their local doctor. Additionally, they worked with Psi Chi, the psychology honor society at BSC, to collect shoes for Piper Place, a nearby mental rehabilitation center. At the conclusion of the week, the annual Greek Awards program took place, recognizing Greek chapters for their achievements and success from the past year.