News for the Birmingham-Southern College community
News for the Birmingham-Southern College community
February 6, 2023
BSC will regularly communicate updates to students and parents regarding the College's financial situation. Please find President Coleman's most recent email here, and find answers to frequently asked questions here.
Until we receive news regarding requested funding, BSC will operate on parallel tracks — planning for next year at BSC while also creating a contingency plan. This week, faculty will begin meeting individually with students to offer information and counsel regarding the transfer process, should transfer become necessary. Please be assured that this is not an indication of news or expected outcome, but rather demonstrates our desire to support students in all the possible ways we can.      
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Robyn Gulley Hillary Beard
Make Your Voice Heard - How to Communicate with Elected Officials
7 p.m. TONIGHT, Monday, Feb. 6
Birmingham-Southern College’s Young Alumni Council will host a live webinar on how to effectively advocate with elected officials for the causes you care about – including but not limited to BSC. The event will be led by two members of U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell’s congressional office staff: Chief of Staff Hillary Beard ’12 and Legislative Coordinator Robyn Gulley ’20. The webinar is open to BSC students, alumni, parents, faculty, and staff, and will provide real-world information on what works (and what doesn’t work) when communicating with elected officials. To register, click here. (Lecture & Arts credit will be available for students who sign in, stay until the end, and provide their student ID when they register.)

Tina Braziel Known by Salt
 February 7   Indicator Species: a Eco-Poetry Reading and Writing Workshop
11 a.m. Tuesday | Writing Center (Humanities 102) | Join Sigma Tau Delta for a reading with the award-winning poet Tina Mozelle Braziel. Braziel will read from poetry collection, "Known By Salt," and then will lead a brief writing exercise where participants will be invited to create their own eco-poetry. A book signing will follow.
As the Magic City Poetry Festival’s Eco Poet for the Cahaba River, Tina Mozelle Braziel has developed eco-poetry curriculum and videos for the Cahaba River Society. She won the 2017 Philip Levine Prize for Poetry and the 2022 Alabama Library Association Award for Poetry for her book Known by Salt (Anhinga Press). She has also been awarded a fellowship from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and an artist residency at Hot Springs National Park.

 February 7   Provost's Forum
11 a.m. Tuesday | College Theatre | Lecture and Arts Credit | Professor Rebecca Yeager will host a provost's forum on upcoming BSC Theatre production, "The Wolves."
 February 7   Initiation for Omicron Delta Kappa
5-7 p.m. Tuesday | Norton Theatre | Initiation for Omicron Delta Kappa, National Leadership Honor Society
 February 8   Spin Room Grand Opening
6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday | Striplin Fitness Center
Free Citi Bowls! Enter to win Lululemon and Dick’s Sporting Goods gift cards. Tours of pool and cardio, weight, and spin room. Games will run throughout evening. Featuring:
- Pickleball
- Teqball
- Dodgeball (teams will be created at 6:30 pm for a tournament)
- Spikeball
- Relay Races on the track
- Indoor pool games
- Plus music and a find-the-duck game!
Thanks to SGA for funding the spin bikes. 
 February 9   Chinese New Year Festival
11 a.m. Thursday | Harbert 225 | With Dr. Shuying Rao
 February 9-12  BSC Theatre Production of "The Wolves"
7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 9-11, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12 | The Underground | Lecture and Arts Credit | An honest and thought-provoking look into young women’s lives, "The Wolves" by Sarah DeLappe follows a team of young women as they navigate the pressures of young adulthood, grapple with the reality of inter-personal and global politics, and seek to answer questions of identity and belonging, as they warm-up for their soccer games. "The Wolves" contains adult themes and is for mature audiences only. Reserve tickets here.  

 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.

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. 
Excellence in Library Research Award — Deadline: Feb. 10
That paper you wrote during fall term? It could win $500. Submit your best work to the Southern Academic Review, and the Excellence in Library Research Award could be yours! Submit your work to by February 10. The prize goes to first or second-year students only and is awarded to the paper that best demonstrates exemplary research using library resources. More information here

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 (
Cahaba Medical Spring 2023
Cahaba will return to full schedule today, Jan. 31. Hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. We strongly encourage appointments when possible.

Morning appointments: 8-11:30/11:45 a.m.
Afternoon appointments: 1 p.m.-3:45/4 p.m.
Flu Shots: Monday-Friday, Walk-ins are welcome.
COVID Booster: Thursdays.
Make appointments through the patient portal or come to the clinic to schedule.
Accepts all insurance.

BSC Health Services 
Open Monday-Friday.
Morning appointments: 8:45-11:30 a.m.
Cahaba Medical and BSC Health Services CLOSED from Noon-1 p.m. for lunch.
Afternoon appointments: 1-4:15 p.m.
Best way to make an appointment: Email Roz Butts at, call 205- 226-4717, or walk into the clinic.

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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