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Ralph Eubanks

BACHE Visiting Writer Series

March 21 at 11 a.m.
Norton Theatre

Ralph Eubanks began his literary career in publishing. He worked as a copy editor for the American Geophysical Union, the managing editor of Hemisphere Publishing, and the director of book publishing for the American Psychological Association before becoming the director of publishing at the Library of Congress. From 2013-15, Eubanks served as the editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review at the University of Virginia. He has published two memoirs, Ever Is a Long Time: A Journey into Mississippi’s Dark Past (Basic Books 2003) and The House at the End of the Road: The Story of Three Generations of an Interracial Family in the American South (HarperCollins 2009).

Eubanks received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2007 and has been a fellow at the New American Foundation. He has taught at the University of Virginia, George Mason University, and most recently Millsaps College as the Eudora Welty Visiting Professor of Southern Studies.

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.

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-Saens, Cesar 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.

Women’s History Month Celebration
March 7 at 11 a.m.
Norton Theatre
BSC’s Cross Cultural Committee and the Gender and Women’s Studies Minor Program will host Salaam Green, a local poet and activist, who will talk about “When Our Voices Become Banned...Persist to Resist.”

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.

Foreign Languages and Cultures Day
March 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:50 p.m.
Norton Theatre
A lineup of speakers will take the stage for this first-ever event at Birmingham-Southern College. The first keynote speech at 11 a.m. will feature Grace Benton, who is fluent in Arabic, followed by Devin Thorne (Chinese) and Kenton Myers (Spanish). View the complete schedule of the day’s events.

Women’s History Month Celebration
March 16 at 11 a.m.
Norton Theatre
Dr. Victoria Ott, BSC associate professor of history, will talk on “Votes for Women: The Battle of the Ballot.”

Zeta Tau Alpha Philanthropy Day
March 22 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4-7 p.m.
Parking lot of Hill Recital Hall
Everyone is invited to come out and support BSC’s Zeta Tau Alpha sorority as it hosts its annual philanthropy project “Think Pinknic” benefiting breast cancer education and awareness. There will be various food trucks such as Wicked Haute Dogs and Doodles.

BSC Concert Choir/Hilltop Singers Spring Tour
March 22-26
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.