News for the Birmingham-Southern College community
News for the Birmingham-Southern College community
September 12, 2022

U.S. News & World Report Rankings

The 2023 list of Best Colleges is out, and BSC has moved up once again — from #128 to #111! BSC is also one of 45 colleges included in the 2023 U.S. News & World Report — A+ Schools for B Students (National Liberal Arts Colleges) list. There are about 500 liberal arts colleges in the United States; fewer than half are included in U.S. News & World Report’s “national liberal arts college” rankings. Complete rankings can be found at
 September 12  Worship in the Chapel
7:30 p.m. Tonight | Yeilding Chapel | Join us as we continue the series, "People of Courage." Worship is student-led and Chaplain Julie Holly will preach a short message. All are invited, and snacks are provided.

 September 13  Religious Life's Small Groups Pop Up
11 a.m - Noon Tuesday | Alumni Fountain | Pop by our tables to learn more about Small Groups. Grab a cool treat and enjoy time in our hammocks, too! 
 September 15  Academic Bootcamp
11 a.m. Thursday | Munger Auditorium | 
The next two sessions of Academic Bootcamp will be held Sept. 15 and 22. All first-year and transfer students are required to attend. The sessions cover academic success tools for the first year at BSC. Attendance will be taken.
 September 17  Constitution Day
Noon-4 p.m. Saturday | Library | 
The BSC Library, as part of the Federal Depository Library Program, will provide pocket-sized copies of the U.S. Constitution free of charge. Pick up your copy from the basket on the old Reference Desk on the main floor. 
Homecoming queen Rowdy homecoming AKA homecoming
 Homecoming Weekend 2022 
Mark your calendars for Oct. 14-15! Check out events for students, families, alumni, and friends, and register here. 
 September 22  7th Annual Krulak Institute Poster Expo
11 a.m. | Bruno Great Hall | Norton Campus Center | Students who've engaged in experiential learning projects (e.g., collaborative research, internships, service-learning, study abroad experiences, etc.) will share their experiences. Submit final posters to Amanda Coshatt by 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12.

 September 22  Mobile Market
9:30 a.m.-Noon | Alumni Fountain | Norton Campus Center | 
The Live HealthSmart Alabama Mobile Market will provide fruits, veggies, dairy, proteins, and pantry staples at no cost to students, and available at retail price for faculty and staff. The Mobile Market will be on campus every two weeks for the entire academic year. Questions? Email Hattie O’Hara at
 September 28  Graduate & Professional School Expo
3-5 p.m. | Bruno Great Hall | Norton Campus Center | Meet representatives from more than 30 graduate and professional schools all over the U.S. to learn about programs, requirements to attend, and the application process. Learn more at
 September 29  Theological Educational Dinner
5 p.m. Thursday | Bruno Great Hall | 
Interested in pursing a theological education at a seminary or Divinity School? Join us for dinner and conversation with representatives from Duke University, Candler Divinity School at Emory University, and more. No cost to students. RSVP here. Questions? Email Debby Cullum.

Spring Term Study Abroad
Apply to study abroad in spring 2023 on BSC Engage by Oct. 14 and apply for scholarships by the following deadlines:

• Fund for Education Abroad — Sept. 16
• Gilman Scholarship (Pell grant eligible) — Oct. 6. Apply here.

• BSC Study Abroad Scholarship (ENGAGE/Study abroad) — Oct. 14 

To learn more, contact Anne Ledvina at or by appointment.
Student Survey: Win a Gift Card
Give feedback on your BSC arrival experience. New students, this includes a survey about orientation - emailed to you last week. A drawing for gift cards will be held Friday for those who submit contact information (responses are separated from feedback). Complete the survey here.
First Gen Students: Win a Starbucks Gift Card
Are you the first person in your family to go to college? Record and upload a video following the instructions here by Sept. 16, and you'll be entered to win a Starbucks gift card. The videos will be featured during Giving Tuesday, when the BSC family comes together to create a first generation student scholarship.
Travel to Belize 
Sign up for a faculty/staff-led trip with Dr. Desireé Melonas and Aaliyah Moore to the Caribbean nation of Belize. Travel dates: Dec. 8-17, 2022. Scholarships are available. Apply here. For information, contact

Independent Study Contract Changes

Submit contracts for individualized study on Engage by Nov. 2. Use the Academic Contract Proposal Worksheet to draft the contract. Once completed, copy and paste relevant information into the online form. Both the form and the worksheet are linked on the Krulak Institute Forms page. Questions? Contact
Urgent Need For Blood
Contact the Red Cross and help save lives. Go to to find donation locations and schedule an appointment. Gift card and giveaways are available.
Graphic Design Blackout Dates
Communications will be in production on ’Southern Magazine Oct. 25 - Nov. 12. Submit requests by Sept. 25 to be completed before Oct. 25. Requests received during blackout dates will be considered for production after Nov. 12. Request projects here.

Web Design Blackout Dates
Website design projects will be placed on hold beginning Nov. 7 through the end of the year. Only simple updates to text or photos will be made.
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
Home for Sale on Greensboro Road
1233 Greensboro Road is available for sale to eligible faculty and staff. Details: approximately 3400 square feet with a main floor and finished basement; three large bedrooms, and two full bathrooms on the main floor; spacious and open kitchen and living room with large windows overlooking the backyard and woods; finished basement with second living room, full bedroom/bathroom. 
Contact Mike Ricks at or (832) 527-4524 or Dana Ricks at or (832) 527-3417 for more information or to schedule a visit.
Reghin Romania Cello for Sale
Reghin Romania cello for sale, No. VC 401, size 4/4, Anno 201, worth $3500. Contact Yvette Spencer at Pictures of the cello are available upon request and the price is negotiable.
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