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Work from “Esthesia” Art Exhibition

“Esthesia” Art Exhibition

Oct. 13-26
Durbin Gallery
This art installation by local photographer Audrey Davis and Michigan-based painter Lucia Calderon Arrieta is in conjunction with the Annual Art Students League/Sloss Furnaces iron pour. Both artists will give a talk Oct. 12 at 11 a.m. in the art lecture room of the Kennedy Center/Azar Studios. An opening reception for the exhibit and an iron pour by Sloss Furnaces metal arts sculptors will be held Friday, Oct. 13, from 5-8 p.m. at the gallery. The Herb Trotman Band will entertain during the event. Gallery hours are M-F from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Read more.

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 2017-18 season of events here.


Chapel Rededication 
Oct. 2 at 6 p.m.
Yeilding Chapel
BSC celebrates the 50th anniversary of Yeilding Chapel tonight with a worship service led by Chaplain Rev. Julie Blackwelder Holly ’01. Several former college chaplains will participate in the rededication service, including Rev. Stewart Jackson, Rev. Jack Hinnen, and Rev. Brian Erickson ’97. The homily will be delivered by Rev. Dr. Russell Levenson Jr. ’84, rector of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston. Others making remarks will include BSC Trustee Richard Yeilding ’73 and BSC President Emeritus Dr. Neal Berte. Joseph Hugh Thomas Professor of Music Dr. Lester Seigel ’79 will play the chapel organ.

Faculty Recital
Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Hill Recital Hall
BSC professors Jeremy Grall and Jacqueline Leary-Warsaw will perform a faculty recital in guitar and voice tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the Hill Recital Hall. The program will include voice and guitar works by Manuel De Falla, Benjamin Britten, and John Dowland as well as solo guitar works by Leo Brouwer, Philip Houghton, and Benjamin Britten. Everyone is invited and admission is free.

Provost’s Forum Series
Oct. 3 at 11 a.m.
Norton Theatre
BSC Professor of Philosophy Dr. Steven Hendley will give his sabbatical presentation “What Can Philosophers Learn from Psychologists about Morality?: Jonathan Haidt on WEIRD Ethics.”

Grad School Expo
Oct. 3 from 3-6 p.m.
Bruno Great Hall
The expo offers the opportunity for students to receive information about and network with graduate programs around the country. There will be dozens of representatives there to answer questions.

Fall Break
Oct. 5-8
No classes

Red Cross Blood Drive
Oct. 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
SGA room, second floor of Norton
The American Red Cross will hold a public blood drive, sponsored by BSC’s pre-health honor society, Alpha Epsilon Delta; sign up for an appointment.

Guest Presentation
Oct. 10 at 11 a.m.
Norton Theatre
Shante Wolfe-Sisson, an Alabama resident and youth advocate for LGBT rights in communities of color, will speak on “Identity Politics: The Perfect Black Activist” on Oct. 10 at 11 a.m. in the Norton Theatre. Her talk is sponsored by the college’s Cross Cultural Committee.

AED Speaker Series
Oct. 10 at 5 p.m.
Stephens Science Center, room 138
Alpha Epsilon Delta will begin its speaker series with the founders of Spirit of Luke, a local mobile clinic organization that delivers healthcare to rural Alabama.

Homecoming/Alumni Reunion/Family Weekend
Oct. 13-14
Campus
Join students, families, alumni, and other faculty and staff for Homecoming. In addition to Saturday’s tailgate and football game vs. Sewanee, everyone is invited to Friday’s fun events. Highlights include the Alumni Award Luncheon from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Bruno Great Hall and the Shrimp Boil/Party on the Quad from 6-8 p.m. At the Shrimp Boil, you will enjoy great food, lawn games, live music, and a cash bar. The annual Sloss Furnaces Iron Pour will be nearby outside the Kennedy Art Building. Register here for Homecoming by Oct. 10. 

Guest Speaker
Oct. 17 at 11 a.m.
Munger Auditorium
Death row exoneree Anthony Ray Hinton will share his story of wrongful conviction, survival on Alabama’s death row, and his decades-long journey to exoneration and freedom. His talk “Surviving Criminal Justice in America is sponsored by the college’s Cross Cultural Committee.

Guest Speaker
Oct. 17 at 11 a.m.
Munger Auditorium
Death row exoneree Anthony Ray Hinton will share his story of wrongful conviction, survival on Alabama’s death row, and his decades-long journey to exoneration and freedom. His talk “Surviving Criminal Justice in America is sponsored by the college’s Cross Cultural Committee.

Mathematics Honors Society Colloquium 
Oct. 23 at 3:30 p.m.
Olin 205
Dr. Alzaki Fadl-Allah of Regions Bank will give BSC’s fall Kappa Mu Epsilon Mathematics Honors Society Colloquium. He will talk about “Linear elliptic systems with nonlinear boundary conditions without Landesman Lazer conditions.”

Interfaith Speaker Series
Oct. 24 at 11 a.m.
Norton Theatre
Rabbi Laila Haas of Birmingham’s Temple Emanu-El will discuss “Leading the Faith Community.”

BACHE Visiting Writer Series
Oct. 24 at 11 a.m.
Munger Auditorium
Novelist and short story writer Karen Bender will give a reading and lecture.

Guest Presentation
Oct. 24 at 11 a.m.
Harbert Auditorium
Tori Wolfe-Sisson, community organizer for the Human Rights Campaign of Alabama, will speak on “Tokens for Coins: The Other-ed Nonprofit Industrial Experience.” The lecture is sponsored by the college’s Cross Cultural Committee.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Speaker
Oct. 26 at 3:30 p.m.
Norton Theatre
BSC’s Counseling and Health Services and Campus Police are co-sponsoring a program titled “What's Love Got to Do With It?: College Campus Dating Violence.” It will be presented by Annetta Nunn, former Birmingham police chief and current domestic violence community outreach coordinator, and Amanda Carmichael ’01, licensed professional counselor and assistant director of Domestic Violence Services at the YWCA.

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