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Stump Entrepreneurship Lecture

March 13 at 7 p.m.
Bruno Great Hall

The keynote for this year’s Stump Lecture is Hallie Vanderhider, a managing director with SFC Energy Partners--a Denver-based private equity firm focused on the upstream sector of the oil and gas industry. .

The Stump Entrepreneurship Lecture is part of the Birmingham-Southern College Entrepreneurship Programs, endowed by Jane and Kevin Stump of Birmingham, both graduates of BSC, with support from an existing endowed fund created by Joseph S. Bruno. This is the sixth annual Stump Lecture.

BSC has many gateways for you to experience the cultural life of the campus, including its enriching visual and performing arts program. The college hosts art exhibitions, musical concerts, and theatre productions throughout the year. Check out the balance of our 2016-17 season of events here.

Black Student Union Open Forum
Feb. 28 at 11 a.m.
Norton Theatre
A panel of students will address “What is it like to be a black student in today’s society?” Free pizza will be provided.

Crossword Presentation and Display
Feb. 28-March 24
BSC Library
“Ever a Cross Word,” created by BSC Emeritus Professor of Art Bob Shelton, a puzzle aficionado and constructor, includes 28 panels that are color coded and enlarged for easy viewing. Also included in the collection are 10 books of what he terms “New Theme” puzzles. Shelton will give a presentation on Thursday, March 2 at 11 a.m. in the Library Auditorium.

Ash Wednesday Service
March 1 at 7:45 a.m., noon, and 3 p.m.
Yeilding Chapel
BSC Chaplain Julie Holly will lead the first two services, and Catholic campus minister Father Vu will lead the 3 p.m. service.

Religious Life Guest Presentation
March 2 at 11 a.m.
Norton Theatre
Scott Douglas, executive director of Greater Birmingham Ministries, will speak about his experiences in “Interfaith Justice Work in Birmingham.”

BFA Exhibition
March 3-23
Durbin Gallery
The annual exhibition showcases original artwork by BSC Bachelor of Fine Arts candidates.

Lester Seigel Organ Recital
March 5 at 4 p.m.
Bluff Park United Methodist Church
BSC Joseph Hugh Thomas Professor of Music Dr. Lester Seigel will present a recital of organ music from the Romantic era, including works by Johannes Brahms, Camille Saint-Saëns, César Franck, Julius Reubke, and Dudley Buck.

Select ’Southern
March 5-6
The Office of Admission holds a special event on the Hilltop each year just for admitted students and their families. The event gives these students a chance to get to know Birmingham-Southern better before they make their final college choice. They spend the night in a residence hall, hear from recent graduates and faculty, and partake in campus traditions.

Natural Sciences Spring Seminar Series
March 9 at 11 a.m.
Norton Theatre
Dr. Farah Lubin, associate professor in the UAB Department of Neurobiology, will lecture on “Epigenetic Mechanisms of Memory and Its Disorders, as part of the BSC Biology Department’s spring lecture series.

Leon Couch Organ Recital
March 12 at 3:30 p.m.
Hill Recital Hall
Dr. Leon W. Couch III, assistant professor of music at BSC, will perform pieces by Stanford, Mendelssohn, and more.

Jacqueline Leary-Warsaw and Jeff Kensmoe Voice Recital
March 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Hill Recital Hall
The recital will include Baroque cantatas for soprano and baritone, including J.S. Bach’s Coffee Cantata.

BACHE Visiting Writer Series
March 21 at 11 a.m.
Norton Theatre
Ralph Eubanks is the  author of Ever Is a Long Time: A Journey Into Mississippi’s Dark Past and has contributed articles to the Washington Post Outlook and Style sections, the Chicago Tribune, Preservation, and National Public Radio. He is the Eudora Welty Visiting Scholar in Southern Studies at Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss.

BSC Concert Choir/Hilltop Singers Spring Tour
March 22-27
Various regional locations

Provost’s Forum
March 23 at 11 a.m.
Norton Theatre
Dr. John Tatter, professor of English at BSC, will talk about “Plot Lines and Panoramas: How Literary Structures Inform Landscape Design at Stowe Gardens.”

Spring Break Week
March 27-31
No classes

*All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.