News for the Birmingham-Southern College community
News for the Birmingham-Southern College community
March 13, 2023
Southern Magazine

The latest issue of 'Southern Magazine arrived in mailboxes this week. This special edition celebrates the Year of the Ginkgo, featuring stories about BSC alumni, students, faculty, and staff who embody characteristics of purpose, connection, resilience, caring, creativity, leadership, tenacity, and confidence.

Graham Spencer '16 and his wife Ashley Spencer '15 live in New York City, where he works for an educational advisory firm for colleges and universities across the country. In this guest op-ed, he asks, "Is Alabama prepared to lose its future BSC graduates — eventual taxpayers and citizens — to other states?" 
For more news stories about BSC Forward, visit the BSC Blog. Find answers to frequently asked questions here
Moment of Prayer Origami Party International Women's Day Dinner
On March 7, about 100 BSC students, faculty, staff, and alumni gathered at the Edwards Bell Tower to pray for the future of the College.
The Krulak Institute hosted an origami tea party on March 9.
On March 8, the BSC Cross Cultural Committee (C3) hosted a dinner in honor of International Women's Day featuring guest speaker Daphney Portis, who spoke on the power of amplifying positive voices in our lives. C3 promotes awareness, advocacy, and an appreciation for the diversity and inclusion represented at BSC. 
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 March 13  Pajama Night at the Chapel
7:30 p.m. Monday | Yeilding Chapel | In honor of midterms, join us for pajama night at Chapel! Get cozy and be part of worship as we continue our March message series: How to Stay Connected in Conflict.

 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 28  Provost's Forum with Dr. Meghan Mills
11 a.m. | Norton Theatre | Lecture and Arts Credit | Dr. Meghan Mills, associate professor of sociology, will speak on Disability, Functional Impairment, and Substance Use Disorder.

 March 30  Panel on Intersectional Feminism
11 a.m. | Norton Theatre | Lecture and Arts Credit | Intersectional Feminism panel discussion with BSC faculty and staff.

 April 4-5  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.

The library is now open until midnight Monday-Wednesday. See full hours here. Library hours are partly based on student staff availability.
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
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Book Adoption Portal
Employee Assistance Program
Major Information Sheets
Payment Request Form
TAC Resource Library
TIAA Financial Counseling
Vacant Faculty and Staff Positions
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