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 conversation with Scout—Mary Badham, a Birmingham native who was the child star of the 1962 movie classic To Kill a Mockingbird, spoke to a filled auditorium Nov. 8 at Birmingham-Southern. Her talk kicked off the college’s events marking the 50th anniversary of the 1963 civil rights movement in Birmingham. Badham answered audience questions and spoke about the film’s ongoing influence and relevance, and what it was like growing up in Birmingham during the 50s-60s era before her family moved to California. “Get out of Alabama and see the rest of the world,” she urged the audience. “Racism and small-mindedness come from ignorance. Open your hearts and learn to understand people as individuals … We need to bind together as human beings.”
Examining a stigma from the stage—Birmingham-Southern College’s current theatre production combines catchy melodies with a real-world look at a bipolar woman and her family dealing with the far-reaching effects of her disorder. Remaining performances for the award-winning contemporary rock musical Next to Normal, directed by Professor of Theatre Michael Flowers, are Nov. 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 18 at 2:30 p.m. Shown rehearsing a scene for the production are BSC student actors (from left) Rich Bailey as Gabe, Anna Quirk as Diana, and Robbie Hindsman as Dan. Tickets costs $20 for the general public and $10 for students (regardless of the school). They are not on sale online the week of the show. Call the College Theatre Box Office at 205-226-4780.