News for the Birmingham-Southern College community
News for the Birmingham-Southern College community
February 27, 2023

Sen. Rodger Smitherman and Sen. Jabo Waggoner '60 co-authored a guest op-ed on why BSC is a good investment for Alabama, including information on historical precedent and economic impact.

U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell visited the BSC campus on Wednesday, Feb. 22 to present $500,000 in federal funding for experiential learning and civic engagement with internships through the Krulak Institute, as part of the 2023 omnibus government funding package. She also expressed support for public investment in the College. Read more here.
Terri Sewell with Daniel Coleman Terri Sewell with Rowdy Sewell with student Interns
On Friday, Feb. 24, Bush Hills community leaders weighed in with their supportWalladean Streeter is the president of the Bush Hills Neighborhood Association, and Joanice Thompson is the president of Bush Hills Connections, a non-profit dedicated to fostering partnerships that will revitalize the historic Birmingham neighborhood.
For more news stories about BSC Forward, visit the BSC Blog. Find answers to frequently asked questions hereRead the President's most recent update (Feb. 24) here


 February 28  Provost's Forum with Dr. Amy Cottrill

11 a.m. Tuesday | Norton Theatre | Lecture and Arts Credit | Dr. Amy Cottrill, Denson N. Franklin Professor of Religion and R.G. McWilliams Faculty Scholarship Award Recipient 2022, will speak on "Slow Violence and the Book of Ruth."

 March 2  Bakers Needed for Annual Bake-Off on March 6
Deadline this Thursday | Norton 120 | Sign up by Thursday, March 2 to compete in the annual Bake-Off sponsored by Religious Life. The baker whose creation receives the most votes will win a gift card prize! We will also need taste-testers at 11 a.m. on March 6 to judge the baked goods.

 March 2  Provost's Forum with Pam Venz

11 a.m. Thursday | Norton Theatre | Lecture and Arts Credit | Professor of Art Pam Venz will speak on "In Search of a Narrative of Place." Read more about Venz on the BSC Blog


 March 7  Prayer Gathering for the College
11:30 a.m.-Noon Tuesday | Academic Quad by the Bell Tower | Join Religious Life as we gather for a brief time of prayer for the opening day of Alabama's spring legislative session, the campus community, and the future of BSC.

 March 7  Modeling in Mathematical Ecology
11 a.m. Tuesday | Olin 202 | Lecture and Arts Credit | Dr. Kwadwo Antwi-Fordjour, assistant professor of mathematics and computer science at Samford University, will present a lecture on Modeling in Mathematical Ecology: A Case Study in Predator-Prey Systems.

 March 9-12  BSC Theatre Production of "This is Our Youth" 
7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, March 9-11, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 12 | The Underground | Lecture and Arts Credit | BSC Theatre presents "This is Our Youth." Set in 1982, a young man steals thousands of dollars from his wealthy father and brings it to the apartment of his domineering, drug-slinging friend. Together the boys use the money to make discoveries about women, status, mortality, and materialism while simultaneously feeling their way into the adult world. Purchase tickets here

 March 29-30  Graduation Expo
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday | Bruno Great Hall, Norton Campus Center | Pick up caps and gowns, complete financial requirements, check your accounts, and more.

Call for Submissions
The Western Border, 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
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.

Cahaba BSC Changes to Sliding Fee Program
Cahaba Medical has offered a discount sliding fee program to ensure services are affordable to everyone. We have worked hard to not increase these discounted fees but due to inflation and other reasons, we need to increase the fees. This change will go into effect on March 1. All other elements of our sliding fee (beyond the prices), including the application process and what is included, are remaining the same. However, two changes of note: ultrasounds and depo shots by Cahaba will now fall under the basic procedure row. If you have questions, please contact your Cahaba BSC Medical Care Team.
BSC Student Development Goes Red for Heart Month
February is Heart Month. Health Services and Student Development wanted to bring awareness to Heart Month by asking all to develop healthy eating, exercising, and emotional habits. You can also help others by learning CPR. Want to find out more? Stop by Health Services or email
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
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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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