News for the Birmingham-Southern College community
News for the Birmingham-Southern College community
October 31, 2022
 October 31  Halloween on the Hilltop
4-6 p.m. Monday | Academic Quad | Halloween on the Hilltop is tonight! Children 12 and under are invited to join us on campus for inflatables, games, candy, and more, hosted by Student Development and campus organizations. Please be aware that there will be community members coming onto campus, which may affect traffic on campus and parking availability in the Library Parking Lot. In the case of rain, this will become a drive-through trick-or-treat event. 

 October 31  Halloween Organ Spooktacular    
9 p.m. | Hill Music Building Recital Hall | Lecture and Arts Credit | The annual BSC Halloween Organ Spooktacular is tonight! Come early to enjoy the Association of Music Students' "Haunted Hill" and stay for the spooky music, hosted by Prof. Lester Seigel. A spooky reception of Halloween snacks and refreshments will start at 8 p.m.

Congratulations to Danielle Ivey Buchanan, Director of Annual Giving, for being selected to present at the 2022 Southeastern Annual Giving Conference. She will represent Birmingham-Southern among advancement professionals from across the Southeast in New Orleans next week with her presentation, "Engaging Students to Tell Your Institution’s Story," and as a panelist for "A Forum for the Mature Giving Day."
Southeast Annual Giving Conference Danielle Buchanan
 November 3  Haiku Writing Session
11 a.m. | Hill Amphitheatre | Learn about the historical significance of writing haikus, and then write one with Professor Joseph Stitt.
 November 3  Active Minds Presents: A Guided Mediation with Nick Shindo Street 
11 a.m. | Norton Theatre | Lecture and Arts Credit | Join Nick Shendo Street, a Zen Priest and a former Buddhist Monk, as he presents "The Art of Meditation: A Brief History and Guided Practice." He will teach about meditation practices, and lead students through a guided meditation at the end of the session. 
 November 4  Underground Theatre Cabaret
7:30-9 p.m. | Underground Theatre | A spectacular cabaret night of amazing singers who will perform songs that they wouldn’t normally do.
 November 4  Dia de los Muertos
6-9 p.m. | Stockham Parlor | C3 Presents the Day of the Dead Festival
Dia de los Muertos
 November 4  Opening Reception for Will Fenn
5-8 p.m. | Durbin Gallery | Lecture and Arts Credit | Opening reception for Will Fenn art exhibit. This exhibit coincides with the Sloss Furnace Iron Pour, sponsored by the Art Student League.
 November 8   Celebrate Your Birthday with Us
11 a.m.-Noon Tuesday | Norton 120 | IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY (sorta). If you were born in July - December, join Religious Life for cookie cake to celebrate! A.k.a. we love any excuse to party. 
 November 13  Women's Success Event
5-7 p.m. | Norton Theatre and Bruno Great Hall
Sponsored by Career Services, the Krulak Institute, Panhellenic Council, Cross Cultural Committee, Black Women's Union, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Join us and Momentum to prepare women for the workplace and beyond! During this event we will have three breakout sessions that focus on overcoming imposter syndrome, intentional networking, and the value of mentoring. There will also be a chance for networking with peers and Momentum mentors following the breakout sessions. Attire is business casual, and we will provide light snacks during the networking portion of the event. Registration is required for this event! Please RSVP by November 9th through Engage.
That paper you're writing now? It could win $500.
Submit your best work to the Southern Academic Review, and the Excellence in Library Research Award could be yours! The fine print: Submit by Feb. 10 to The prize goes to first or second-year students only and is awarded to the paper that best demonstrates exemplary research using library resources.
Hess Fellows: Applications close tomorrow!
Ending homelessness, protecting the environment, addressing global hunger … how do you want to make an impact? Apply to work with a non-profit this summer. You can join teams in Birmingham or across the country, receive a stipend, and gain valuable experience. Contact Hattie O’Hara for a full list of open opportunities, Applications on Engage close at midnight on Tuesday, Nov. 1.
Become a Quest II member
Applications to be a member of Quest II are open now. Quest II is the student programming board at BSC. Officer applications close today, Monday, Oct. 31, and Director/Assistant Director Applications close Friday, Nov. 4
Career Peers
BSC's first ever Career Peers - Julia Scarinci and Nathan Benko - 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.
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. Contracts for individualized E-Term projects should be submitted by Nov. 2, though early submissions are welcome! 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
New Phone Extension
ATTENTION: Health Services has a new extension! If you are calling on campus, the new extension is x1720; off campus, the number remains unchanged, (205) 226-7720.

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
Four-Wheeler For Sale
Immaculate Four-Wheeler For Sale - 2022 CF Moto 600. Black and gray. Like brand new with only 3.5 hours and 11 miles on it. Great four-wheeler with power steering, we just don’t have time to ride it. Garage kept. $7700. Please call or email Michelle at x1740 or for more information

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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