News for the Birmingham-Southern College community
News for the Birmingham-Southern College community
October 17, 2022
Harrison Honors Convocation 2022
Featuring Professor Randall Kennedy

Birmingham-Southern is honored to present civil rights historian and scholar Harvard Law Professor Randall Kennedy as the guest speaker at the inaugural Harrison Honors Convocation. Kennedy will speak on the topic "Shall We Overcome?" at 7 p.m. Thursday in Norton Theatre. The event will be livestreamed here. Read more about Kennedy at B'ham Now

 October 17  Worship in the Chapel
7:30 p.m. Tonight | Yeilding Chapel | Join us as we conclude the series, "Strange S#*! in the Bible" with fish money from the book of Matthew. Worship is student-led and all are invited! 
 October 18  Provost's Forum
11 a.m. | Norton Theatre | Lecture and Arts Credit
“Some Assembly Required – The Importance of Diverse Voices in Science” with Dr. Kate Hayden. More information here
 October 18  Say Thanks Service Project
11 a.m.-Noon Tuesday | Norton 120 | We will write thank you notes to BSC staff. Swing by and drop your name or a sweet message on the cards provided. We will hand-deliver these the following week, so if you're interested in spreading joy, let Religious Life staff know.
 October 18   Faculty/Staff Professional Development Session
3:30 pm Tuesday | SSC 138 | Title IX: Sexual Misconduct Policy and Process
This session will update faculty and staff on current College polices, prepare you to respond appropriately whenever you become aware of a potential issue, and discuss ongoing and expanding educational measures for awareness and prevention.

 October 20   Fall Harrison Honors Convocation 2022 
7:30 p.m. | Norton Theatre | Lecture & Arts Credit Randall Kennedy, Michael R. Klein Professor at Harvard Law School, will give the inaugural Harrison Honors Convocation address. 
Please note: The first three rows in Norton Theatre are reserved for Harrison Scholars.

 October 20  African American Jeopardy
6-7 p.m. Thursday | Black Student Union House 
A trivia night quizzing students on their knowledge of influential African American leaders and events. Students will play for the chance to win prizes and test their knowledge on African American history. All are welcome to come.
RSVP here.

 October 20  Voter's Choice: Informing students on the importance of voting

11 a.m. | Munger Auditorium | Lecture and Arts Credit 
Alpha Kappa Alpha Nu Delta Chapter presents a discussion about the importance of voting, how to vote, and what our vote means as individuals. Guest speakers are attorney Ontario Tillman and Judge Marshell Jackson Hatcher.

 October 20  Engineering Degree Presentation from Washington Unversity

11 a.m.-Noon | Stephens Science Center 130 | Dr. J. LaVeasey Carter, assistant dean of the James McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, will present information about the Dual Degree Program in Engineering, an outstanding partnership program with BSC. Students interested in engineering careers are encouraged to attend.

 October 27   Guest Speaker: Lisa McNair
11 a.m.-Noon Thursday | Norton Theatre | Lisa McNair, author, civil rights speaker, and the sister of Denise McNair, who was killed in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in 1963, will speak. Lunch will follow in the Executive Dining Room, Noon-1 p.m. (students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend). 
Register to attend the lunch here.
 October 27  Chili Cook-Off
6 p.m. Thurs. | Julie's House | Sign up here to bring chili for Religious Life's Chili Cook-Off. Taste testers needed, too. We'll have a costume contest, s'mores, and a good time guaranteed.
 October 31  Halloween on the Hilltop
4-6 p.m. Monday |  Academic Quad | Since 1996, BSC has provided a safe and fun Halloween experience for our neighbors beyond campus. Student organizations and academic departments provide games and activities for local children to participate in, as well as candy to hand out to them. Student Development will supply additional candy, inflatables, and small costume pieces. Student Development will supply tables to organizations on a first come-first serve basis. In the event of rain on Oct. 31, the event will become a drive through trick-or-treat event. To sign up your organization or department for this event, please fill out this form.
Become a 'Southern Ambassador!
The Office of Admission is excited to hire ’Southern Ambassadors for the 2023 spring and fall terms! We are seeking BSC's best and brightest students who are passionate about their BSC experience and are excited to share it with future generations of BSC students. To apply, you must attend one information session. You will receive the application after attending the session.
Thursday, Oct. 20 | 11-11:45 a.m. (Norton Theatre)
Monday, Oct. 24 | 5-5:45 p.m. (Norton Theatre)
Tuesday, Oct. 25 | 11-11:45 a.m. (Admissions Office)
Wednesday, Oct. 26 | 4:30-5:15 p.m. (Norton Theatre)
Friday, Oct. 23 | 2-2:45 p.m. (Norton Theatre)
Questions? Reach out to Kendra Owens at
Volunteers Needed for Cross Country Championship
BSC will host the SAA Cross Country Championship on Saturday, Oct. 29. Volunteers are needed! Sign up here.
Career Peers
We are excited to introduce you to BSC's first ever Career Peers - Julia Scarinci and Nathan Benko. They will be available to all students via office hours each week to go over resumes, cover letters, personal statements, and to discuss internships and study abroad. Book appointments via Handshake and learn more about Julia and Nathan here.
Cheerleading Tryouts
BSC Cheer is hosting tryouts for the Basketball Season! Join us from 5-7 p.m. today, Monday, Oct. 17 (highly encouraged, but not required); Wednesday, Oct. 19 (required); and Friday, Oct. 21 (required). Questions? Email
E-Term Project Changes
There have been several changes to E-Term project offerings since the bulletin was printed. Self-Service is always up to date as is the online version of the bulletin. Please contact the Krulak Institute,, if you have any questions.
Sponsored external scholarships for study or internships abroad
Critical Language Scholarship - for students interested in studying critical languages (beginner to advanced levels) Deadline: mid-November.
Fund for Education Abroad - open to students with US citizenship, DACA, permanent residency (preference for students with high financial need and underrepresented in study abroad) Deadline - early January.
For information about these and any other global scholarships, please contact Anne Ledvina in the Krulak Institute ( or 205-226-1722).

Independent Study Contract Changes

Submit contracts for individualized study on Engage by Nov. 2. Use the Academic Contract Proposal Worksheet to draft the contract. Once completed, copy and paste relevant information into the online form. Both the form and the worksheet are linked on the Krulak Institute Forms page. Questions? Contact

Admissions Internships

The BSC Office of Admission Intern Application is due Thursday, Oct. 20. The E-term Internship is a full-time paid opportunity. This position will include opportunities to engage in event planning while also participating in activities that make up the day-to-day tasks of an admissions counselor. Application is on Engage. Questions? Email Kendra Owens,

Flu and Bivalent Covid Booster Shots
Cahaba Medical Care will provide flu and Covid booster shots in Health Services Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 25 - 26. Walk in between 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-4:15 p.m. both days. Flu shots are FREE with insurance. Without insurance the cost is $15. The cost of bivalent Covid boosters are covered by the Federal Government. You can get both at the same time. Questions? Email

Graphic Design Blackout Dates
Communications will be in production on ’Southern Magazine Oct. 25 - Nov. 12. Requests received through Nov. 12 will be considered for production after Nov. 12. Request projects here.

Web Design Blackout Dates
Website design projects will be placed on hold beginning Nov. 7 through the end of the year. Only simple updates to text or photos will be made.
Resources for Students
Find links below to counseling resources, tutoring, and more.
ARC Tutoring
Counseling and Health Services
First Day Complete Program
Major Information Sheets
The Math Lab
The Writing Center
Resources for Faculty and Staff
Find links below to technology resources, benefits information, and more.
Book Adoption Portal
Employee Assistance Program
Major Information Sheets
Payment Request Form
TAC Resource Library
TIAA Financial Counseling
Vacant Faculty and Staff Positions
Home for Sale on Greensboro Road
1233 Greensboro Road is available for sale to eligible faculty and staff. Details: approximately 3400 square feet with a main floor and finished basement; three large bedrooms, and two full bathrooms on the main floor; spacious and open kitchen and living room with large windows overlooking the backyard and woods; finished basement with second living room, full bedroom/bathroom. 
Contact Mike Ricks at or (832) 527-4524 or Dana Ricks at or (832) 527-3417 for more information or to schedule a visit.
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