News for the Birmingham-Southern College community.
News for the Birmingham-Southern College community.
May 9, 2022
Honors Day Convocation Photos
Congratulations to our honored faculty, staff, and students on your success this year and over the course of your time at BSC. Find photos from the Honors Day Convocation in this gallery, and email any photos you'd like to add to Read about Honors Day and view the full program here.
BSC Student Presents at HudsonAlpha Institute of Biotechnology
Biology major Luke Sligh presented his research project, “Variants of Uncertain Significance in HADHA linked to LCHAD,” at the Student CODE (Characterize Our DNA Exceptions) Symposium at HudsonAlpha Institute of Biotechnology in Huntsville on April 29. His collaborative research with Associate Professor of Biology Dr. Kevin Drace investigates the impact of DNA variations in the HADHA gene that can lead to Long-chain 3-hydroxyacyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency (LCHAD), a hereditary disease limiting the body’s ability to convert fats into energy. Biology majors Ryan Brown-Ezell and Morgan Holmes also participated in the conference.
Book Rental Returns
Please be sure to bring your textbooks rented through the First Day Complete program back to the bookstore by the last day of finals on Tuesday, May 17. If you still have textbooks from fall 2021 and E-Term 2022, please return those as soon as possible.
E-Term 2023 Travel Projects
The Krulak Institute is thrilled to announce the faculty-led travel projects for E-Term 2023. There will be nine travel projects in January 2023, including six international and three domestic projects. Detailed information, including trip costs, project descriptions, and travel dates, can be found in this year's travel project brochure and project descriptions and details. Secure your spot on a trip now by placing a deposit. Trip deposits are refundable until Aug. 1. Reach out to the Krulak Institute at with any questions.
(Re)Introducing BSC’s Premier Literary Arts Magazine
Filled with paintings, humor, poetry, screenplays, photography, ghost tales, and more, The Western Border, a "chronicle of passionate and eclectic content," is coming to a web browser near you on Tuesday, May 10. Please visit, bookmark, and/or homepage-set the website, and keep up with us via Instagram @thewesternborder.

  May 9-16     Finals Week
Schedule here
Finish the spring term strong with activities of all kinds, including coffee bars, labyrinth, pups and pops, and our favorite year-end traditions like Cookies with the Colemans and Late Night Breakfast.
  May 9     Wares for the Reconciler
11-1 p.m. Mon. | Alumni Fountain | Dr. Sutton’s Wealth, Poverty, and Religion class and We the Neighbors have joined together to host Wares for the Reconciler. Come shop for sustainable, handmade gifts that support those experiencing homelessness. All proceeds will go to the Church of the Reconciler and its non-profit organization, Community on the Rise.

  May 9     Health Sciences Senior Conference
1-4 p.m. Mon. | Stephens 134 | Health science students will present their results from their senior research projects. All are invited to come and hear about their research.

  May 9     Black Male Initiative Induction Ceremony
7-8:30 p.m. Tonight | Bruno Great Hall |
The Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion cordially invites the campus community to attend the Induction Ceremony for the inaugural cohort of the Black Male Initiative Program. This symbolic event will induct and recognize the following individuals: Byron Millsap, Elijah Ealey, Jordan Jones, Kyle Kimble, Demarcus Sweet, Tre Butler, Reece Weaver, Matt Dale, Jon Lewis, Kendall Johnson, and Kobe MartinA buffet dinner will be served. Thank you for your support, and please share any questions you may have with Dr. Brandon Brown, program director and associate dean of students, at
  May 9     Senior Recital
7:30 p.m. Mon. | Hill Recital Hall | Lecture and Arts Credit | Join music major Logan Lowery and psychology major Maria Potts for a joint senior recital, presenting works by famous classical composers including Puccini, Dvorak, Schumann, Vaughan Williams, Rossini, Romberg, Larson, and more.

  May 9     One Act Plays
7:30 p.m. Mon. | Mainstage Theatre | Lecture and Arts Credit | Join BSC Theatre for an uproarious and often unpredictable evening of drama and comedy, as presented by first-time student directors as part of the requirements for THA 403: Directing and Stage Management.

  May 10     Biology Senior Conference
1-3:30 p.m. Tues. | Stephens 138 | Biology students will present results from their senior research projects. All are invited to come and hear about their research.

  May 12    QEP Feedback Discussion
3:30 p.m. Thurs. | Harbert 225 | Faculty and staff are invited to review and discuss proposals that would enhance the quality of a student's journey at BSC. The QEP team would love to receive your feedback on these proposals.

  May 19     Baccalaureate Service
10 a.m. Thurs. | Canterbury UMC | Seniors, the Office of Religious Life invites you and your families and friends to participate in our annual Baccalaureate Service with featured speaker Rabbi Simone Schicker '11. Schicker is the first BSC graduate to become an ordained Rabbi and serves as the spiritual leader of Temple B’nai Israel in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She is active in interfaith work, with the local LGBT+ organization, and as a Board member of a senior living nonprofit.

Fulbright Applications Open Now
Calling all juniors – Fulbright applications are open now. If you have any interest in doing research, study, or serving as a teaching assistant for English language abroad, then consider a Fulbright scholarship. This is a fully paid opportunity to live, study, and work abroad after graduation. Check out or contact Anne Ledvina at in BSC's Krulak Institute for more information.
COVID-19 Boosters
The CDC and FDA approved a second booster or a fourth shot to improve protection against COVID for certain groups. Those eligible for this are adults 50 and older and those 18 and older who are immunocompromised. Cahaba Medical will have boosters available on campus free of charge from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Thursdays. No appointment necessary. If you cannot come on a Thursday, contact Cahaba at (205) 440-1432 or Health Services at (205) 226-7720.
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
Services at Panther Print
Panther Print can handle your personal projects, including flyers, brochures, cards, booklets, and more. Plus, they have a wide format printer to produce banners, yard signs, foam board signs, canvas art, and posters. Panther Print and Post offers competitive pricing with the convenience of on-campus printing, copying, and mailing services. Learn more here.
Cape Cod House for Rent
This three-bedroom house with wrap-around deck is in the Brewster, Massachusetts, Highlands, a private, charming neighborhood centrally located on Cape Cod. A two-minute walk to the end of the road brings you to a small private beach on Seymour Pond, a clear lake with no motorized boats allowed that is perfect for swimming, kayaking, canoeing, sailboarding, and paddle boarding. A five-minute drive (or 10-minute mountain bike ride) takes you to mountain bike and hiking trails in the Punkhorn Wilderness, an extensive town conservation area that protects a large portion of Seymour Pond. And a safe, five-minute bike ride away is the popular Cape Cod Rail Trail that runs south to Harwich and Chatham, west to Dennis and Hyannis, and north to Orleans, Wellfleet, Truro and Provincetown.
Find additional information and pictures in the attached flyer. Please email Edwin Booth at for more details.
Home for Sale on Greensboro Road
1233 Greensboro Road is available for sale to eligible faculty and staff. The house is approximately 3400 square feet with a main floor and finished basement. There are three large bedrooms and two full bathrooms on the main floor. The kitchen and living room are spacious and open with large windows overlooking the back yard and the woods. The finished basement has another living room, full bedroom/bathroom.
Please 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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