News for the Birmingham-Southern College community
News for the Birmingham-Southern College community
January 16, 2023
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Thank you for your support!
BSC is grateful for the ongoing support so many of you have shown these past two weeks. It's amazing to see how the College has positively affected so many lives, and how over time it has impacted our city and state for the better. If you haven’t yet had the chance to show your support, now is the time.
Find more information and key messages here. Direct link to contact Gov. Kay Ivey here.
WVTM segment
BSC students featured on WVTM writing letters to save school
Patsy Douglas from WVTM 13 visited with BSC students during a letter-writing session on campus. "Every little thing that we say counts," said BSC sophomore Xuan Huynh.
 January 17  Embroidery Class with Tamara Harper '06
1:30 p.m. Tuesday | Norton 2nd Floor 

 January 18  Jim & Nick's BBQ
5:30 p.m. Wednesday | Norton 2nd Floor 

 January 19  Tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Museum
2 p.m. Thursday | Birmingham Civil Rights Museum | Bring student ID 

 January 20  Sweet Treats Decorating Class
2:30 p.m. Friday | Norton 2nd Floor | Bring student ID 

 January 20  Swim and Dive Meet
6 p.m. Friday | BHM Crossplex | BSC vs. Sewanee | 6 p.m. Women's | 8 p.m. Men's

 January 21  Baxter's Birthday Celebration
12-2 p.m. Saturday | SGA Room 

 January 21  BSC Striplin Field Day
11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday | Striplin Field

Download a PDF of all E-term events here.
 January 16  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - NO CLASSES
 January 17  Alumni Panel
6 p.m. Tuesday | Norton Theater | Sign up here | "Determining Your Career Path" will feature Tamrah Tucker '22, Legal Assistant, Maynard Cooper Gale; Derrick Austin '17, Director of Innovation, Hardware Park; Katie Waters-McCormack '16, Territory Manager, Bioventus; Rachel Buchan '15, Economic Development and Manager of Special Projects, City of Birmingham; and Brittany Sturdivant '13, Young Alumni Council President-elect, small business owner. Dinner will be provided. 

 January 18  Sexual Health Trends in Public Health
9 a.m. Wednesday | Norton Theater | Lecture and Arts Credit | 
Panel discussion with Dr. Joel Manzi and BSC's Dr. Gibbs, Dr. Hurt, and Dr. Liu.
 January 19  An Introduction to HIV/AIDS and its Public Perception
10 a.m. Thursday | Norton Theater | Lecture and Arts Credit | Dr. Joel Manzi will present.

 February 3  Opening Reception for Pam Venz
6 - 8 p.m. Friday | Durbin Gallery | Lecture and Arts Credit | Opening reception for an art exhibit by Professor of Art Pam Venz. 

Boren Award
Immerse yourself in another culture, build proficiency in a foreign language, or launch a career in public service. Apply for the Boren Award Undergraduate Scholarship, worth up to $25,000. This is a great way to study and live abroad for an academic year and come home to a possible career in public service with the US State Department, DOD, and other departments. The campus application deadline is Jan. 27. The Boren deadline is Feb. 1. If you are interested, contact Anne Ledvina,
Summer or Fall Study Abroad? 
Open to students with financial need, underrepresented in study abroad, and DACA students. Apply for the Fund for Education Abroad scholarship due by 11 p.m. Jan. 18 (CST). Questions? Contact Anne Ledvina,
Spring Contract Deadline
The final deadline for 2023 spring student contracts is the first day of class, Jan. 31. Contracts must be submitted through the online form on Engage. Questions?   
BSC Spring Break Abroad in Tunisia
Join Dr. Lamia Benyoussef and Anne Ledvina for a spring break project to Tunisia Friday, March 17 - Saturday, March 25. The program fee of $4,000 covers int'l round-trip flight, housing, all meals, health insurance, local transportation, lectures, and museum fees. We will visit the ancient city of Carthage and the Lybico-Roman city of Dougga, the Roman bath of Antoninus, the Souks and Medina of Tunis, the Byzantine Casbah of Beja, and more. The program also includes Sufi and Berber music performances, lectures by Tunisian scholars, cooking lessons, museum visits, and more. Apply for travel awards before Jan. 27 here. Sign-up on ENGAGE before Feb. 3
Free Lifeguard Classes
The YMCA of Greater Birmingham is working to strengthen and deepen the pool of lifeguards in Birmingham and the surrounding area by providing FREE lifeguard classes to the community. When you become a lifeguard, you are given the skills to save lives. In the last few years, the Birmingham area has had pools that have stayed closed and pools that have become swim-at-your-own-risk because of the lifeguard shortage. We at the YMCA do not want that to happen this year. If you want to become a lifeguard, please register for a class at The YMCA of Greater Birmingham website: Certifications - The YMCA of Greater Birmingham: For A Better Us (
That paper you wrote in the fall? 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.
Cahaba Medical Care will be on campus (Room 240, Norton Campus Center) Tuesday and Thursday mornings during the month of January.
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
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