News for the Birmingham-Southern College community
News for the Birmingham-Southern College community
March 6, 2023
Making Their Mark
The Year of the Ginkgo theme for the month of March is Leadership, a quality that comes naturally to graduates of BSC. The visionary leadership of our alumni has helped to change our city and state for the better. Read more on the BSC Blog.

Thornton Muncher
Read an op-ed written by Thornton Muncher ’22 published last week in the Daily Mountain Eagle. Muncher is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity at Vanderbilt Divinity School in preparation for doctoral research and ordination in the United Methodist Church.
For more news stories about BSC Forward, visit the BSC Blog. Find answers to frequently asked questions here


 March 6  Annual Bake-Off
11 a.m. Monday | Norton 120 | The baker whose creation receives the most votes will win a gift-card prize! Vote for your favorite dessert on Instagram @bsc_religiouslife.
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Great Bake-Off

 March 6  New Chapel Service Message Series
7:30 p.m. Monday | Yeilding Chapel | Join us for student-led worship and the start of a new message series, "Connected in Conflict," offering practical ways of remaining in relationship with people even when we disagree.

 March 7  Prayer Gathering for the College
11:30 a.m.-Noon Tuesday | Academic Quad by the Bell Tower | Join Religious Life as we gather for a brief time of prayer for the opening day of Alabama's spring legislative session, the campus community, and the future of BSC.

 March 7  Modeling in Mathematical Ecology
11 a.m. Tuesday | Olin 202 | Lecture and Arts Credit | Dr. Kwadwo Antwi-Fordjour, assistant professor of mathematics and computer science at Samford University, will present a lecture on Modeling in Mathematical Ecology: A Case Study in Predator-Prey Systems.

 March 9  Origami Tea Party 

3:30-5 p.m. Thursday | Norton Second Floor | The Krulak Institute invites you to learn how to fold beautiful animals and flowers while enjoying a cup of tea and snacks. Contact Qiwen Ou at with any questions.

Origami tea party

 March 9-12  BSC Theatre Production of "This is Our Youth" 
7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, March 9-11, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 12 | The Underground | Lecture and Arts Credit | BSC Theatre presents "This is Our Youth." Set in 1982, a young man steals thousands of dollars from his wealthy father and brings it to the apartment of his domineering, drug-slinging friend. Together the boys use the money to make discoveries about women, status, mortality, and materialism while simultaneously feeling their way into the adult world. Purchase tickets here


 March 14  Provost's Forum with Dr. Bert Morrow
11 a.m. Tuesday | Norton Theatre | Lecture and Arts Credit | Dr. Bert Morrow, associate professor of business administration, will present The Effects of Trust and Distrust on Cooperative Members’ Outcomes in Uganda: Satisfaction, Dissatisfaction, and Participation.

 March 16  Mental Health Resource Panel
11 a.m. Thursday | Norton Theatre | Lecture and Arts Credit | Panel and discussion on the importance of nonprofit mental health work and resources available for students.

 March 29-30  Graduation Expo
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday | Bruno Great Hall, Norton | Pick up caps and gowns, complete financial requirements, check your accounts, and more.

 April 29  Hillfest 2023
2-4 p.m. Saturday | Hill Amphitheatre | Come watch students and faculty perform at the Association of Music Students’ annual performance event. The Drink Fresh food truck will provide refreshments, and the first 50 students admitted will get a free acai or pitaya bowl. If you are interested in performing, please send a video of yourself performing one song you would like to play at the event to by March 31.
Hilltop Film Festival of Diversity and Inclusion: Call For Entries
The deadline for the Hilltop Film Festival of Diversity and Inclusion is March 17. Students, alumni, and friends of the college are encouraged to apply here

The Western Border: Call for Submissions
BSC's literary arts journal is accepting submissions for its second edition, The Space Issue! TWB welcomes all kinds of creative pursuits, including poetry, short stories, nonfiction works, or any other art relating to the concept of “space” in all its many interpretations. If you’re not feeling space-y, no worries; feel free to submit any artistic works you’ve created. Please submit your questions and creations to, along with your name, class, and major. Deadline: March 17. Follow @thewesternborder on Instagram for updates!
TWB The Space Issue
An opportunity for students: GLC Global Summer 2023 Virtual Internship
Are you interested in gaining global work experience? Do you care about sustainability? Are you entrepreneurial and interested in creating innovative solutions for businesses, non-profits and more? This internship is for you. If you have questions or want to know how BSC can support you, please contact Anne Ledvina (

BSC Scholarship Opportunities
All scholarship opportunities open on March 1 and close on March 31. Apply here.

The Dowell Family Scholarship is awarded to a rising senior who meets the following criteria. Candidates must 1) be in good standing with Sigma Alpha Epsilon or Alpha Omicron Pi, 2) have demonstrated leadership to their chapters, 3) have a GPA of 3.25 or higher, 4) have exhibited campus and community involvement, 5) provide a 750-word or less essay regarding your leadership activities while at BSC, including what you have learned and accomplished.

The James Curtis Williams, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
is awarded to a rising sophomore who meets the following criteria: 1) a GPA of 2.0, 2) financial need, and 3) is currently employed part-time. The annual award shall be no less than $2,000 per recipient and is renewable for two additional years provided the recipient(s) maintain a 2.0 GPA or better. This award is additional to any financial aid already being received in hopes that it will eliminate the need for the recipients to work so that they can concentrate fully on their studies at BSC.

The Dr. Karen McKoy and Paul Lesser Endowed Scholarship is for rising juniors majoring in the health sciences who have financial need, with preference to those who are underrepresented minorities and are planning to practice healthcare in Alabama.

Questions? Contact Jalete Joseph Nelms, Director of Donor Relations at or (205) 226-4908.

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