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.
Reflections of Chicago—A group of senior psychology majors from the Hilltop traveled to the Windy City May 2-4 with Birmingham-Southern Assistant Professor of Psychology Dr. Heather Meggers-Wright to present their research at the annual Midwestern Psychological Association Conference. Pictured in front of Cloud Gate or the “Bean,” one of the highlights of Michigan Avenue, are (from left) Taylor Phillips, Melissa Fetterer, Katie Bates, Linda Amaya, Haley Johnson, John Michael Falligant, and Shin Xu.
Egg-ceptional landing?—Students of Dr. Sara Robicheaux, associate professor of finance and dean of business programs at Birmingham-Southern College, and Dr. Mary Harrison, assistant professor of marketing, recently engaged in what has now become a standard experiment for business students—the Egg Drop. As part of the “Foundations of Business Thought” class taught by Robicheaux and Harrison this spring term, student teams designed egg holders that allowed them to drop an egg 15 feet from the balcony in front of the Harbert Building to the ground, hopefully without breaking the egg. Four of the 10 teams were successful. “The students were given only a few materials (tape, straws, Popsicle sticks, string, and Kleenex),” said Robicheaux. “To determine the team assignments, the students took a personality test common in the business world and were grouped together by teams according to the results, so they would learn how different types of people work together in a group, and learn to value differences in personalities.”