News for the Birmingham-Southern College community
News for the Birmingham-Southern College community
February 20, 2023

An independent economic impact report study released last week shows that BSC generates $97.2 Million in direct economic impact for the state of Alabama. The news was covered by multiple media outlets, including WBRC

"Even if we put aside for a moment the moving and poignant stories and focus solely on the hard, cold economic facts of the matter, we find that Birmingham-Southern’s contributions to the prosperity of our region and state more than justify public support to help it regain its financial resilience." 
Read BSC President Coleman's recent guest op-ed piece for on how the College benefits Alabama, and find answers to frequently asked questions here
The town hall with Rep. Juandalynn Givan has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at Parker High School. The event, which will focus on BSC's funding request, is open to the public, and we expect media coverage. Alumni, students, parents, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend; wear BSC gear or BSC colors to show your support.

Tamara Harper ginkgo embroidery Students embroidery
The February theme for the Year of the Ginkgo is Creativity. Tamara Harper '06 credits BSC with providing her with a strong foundation of self-initiated creative projects, which encouraged her to start her own small business. She is currently collaborating with other artists on a local and national level. During January E-Term, she led an embroidery workshop for BSC students. Read more here.

 February 20  Girl Scout Cookie Booth with Kappa Delta
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday | Norton Atrium
 February 21  BACHE Visiting Writers' Series: Mary Miller
11 a.m. Tuesday | Stockham Parlor | Lecture and Arts Credit | Provost's Forum featuring Mary Miller, author of two short story collections and former James A. Michener Fellow in Fiction at the University of Texas and John and Renée Grisham Writer-in-Residence at the University of Mississippi. Read more about her here
 February 23  Celebrating Black Queer History
11 a.m.-Noon Thursday | Norton Atrium | Stop by Identity's and C3's table to pick up information and resources on Black queer history, plus mini pride flags and stickers!
 February 23  Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Michael Thaddeus: Surveillance in the 21st Century
11 a.m. Thursday | Norton Theatre | Lecture and Arts Credit | Visiting Professor Michael Thaddeus was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa at Harvard College and was then a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. Having taught at Columbia since 1998, Professor Thaddeus is a strong advocate for generalism in education. In addition to mathematics, his broad interests include an article on the piano concerto of Ferruccio Busoni, perhaps the longest ever written. He has recently sought to draw attention to the dramatic growth of university bureaucracies and to how college rankings have been gamed by various institutions of higher learning, including his own.
Shuttlesworth Documentary
 February 22  Shuttlesworth Documentary & Discussion
4 p.m. Wednesday | Norton Theatre | Lecture and Arts Credit | Join us for a viewing of the new APT documentary about civil rights activist and freedom fighter, Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth. Followed by a discussion featuring producers T. Marie King and J. Whitson. This event is co-sponsored by the Cross Cultural Committee, Distinction in Black Studies, History Department, and Media and Film Studies. 
 February 25  7th Annual Black History Month Gala
7 p.m. Saturday | Bruno Great Hall | This year’s theme is "Melanin Magic," honoring students of color for their accomplishments during the 2022-2023 school year. The attire for the gala is semi-formal. Dinner will be catered by Birmingham’s Black-owned Ruth’s Cafe. Tickets are $25. Purchase tickets and confirm t-shirt sizes hereContact Shannon Steele at or Katelyn Geddings at with questions.


 February 28  Provost's Forum with Dr. Amy Cottrill

11 a.m. Tuesday | Norton Theatre | Lecture and Arts Credit | Dr. Amy Cottrill, Denson N. Franklin Professor of Religion and R.G. McWilliams Faculty Scholarship Award Recipient 2022 will speak on "Slow Violence and the Book of Ruth."

 March 2  Provost's Forum with Pam Venz

11 a.m. Thursday | Norton Theatre | Lecture and Arts Credit | Professor of Art Pam Venz will speak on "In Search of a Narrative of Place." Read more about Venz on the BSC Blog

The library is now open until midnight Monday-Wednesday. See full hours here. Library hours are partly based on student staff availability.
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