News for the Birmingham-Southern College community
News for the Birmingham-Southern College community
November 21, 2022
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Opening Reception Sloss Furnace Iron Pour 
At the opening reception for Will Fenn's art exhibit at Durbin Gallery on Nov. 4, participants engaged in a Sloss Furnace Iron Pour on campus, sponsored by the Art Student League.
BSC Students Present at Computer Science Conference in Tennesee
Four Applied Computer Science majors presented their research at the Association for Computing Machinery's MidSoutheast conference in Gatlinburg, Tennessee the weekend of Nov. 12: Josh Fryer, Serena Ivery, Gia Subedi, and Nicole Villavicencio-Garduno. They received travel funding from the SGA, the Krulak Institute, and the Provost's Office. Congratulations to Josh Fryer, who was awarded 3rd place for his presentation on a power wheelchair training game.
Comp Sci Conference

Student Government Association

SGA wrapped up its final meeting of the term last week. Among other initiatives, they implemented “Wellness Week” — a week of programming designed to bring awareness, destigmatize, and address mental health concerns for students across campus. SGA will start back at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays in Feb. 2023, and all are welcome. 
SGA 2022 SGA 2022
Monday, Nov. 21: 8 a.m.-11 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 22: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 23: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 24 - Saturday, Nov. 26: Closed
We'll resume regular hours on Sunday, Nov. 27, and remember is open 24/7.

Happy Thanksgiving!
 November 21  Holiday Friendsgiving
6 p.m. Monday | Admissions Building | Join Religious Life for our annual holiday party where we cover all the holiday favorites. Thanksgiving meal, gingerbread house competition, ugly Christmas sweaters, and more!

 November 27  Organ Recital Series at Independent Presbyterian Church
4 p.m. | Independent Presbyterian Church | Theodore S. (Ted) Davis '85, a Birmingham-native now based in Baltimore, will perform the final recital of a rich and varied series. He holds music degrees in organ performance from Birmingham-Southern College (B. Mus.), choral conducting from Northwestern University (M. Mus.), harpsichord from the Longy School of Music (A.D.), and organ performance from the Peabody Conservatory (D.M.A.).
 November 28  Percentage Night at Taco Mama for Active Minds
5-9 p.m. | 1014 Oxmoor Rd., Homewood | Mention BSC at check-out and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Active Minds student organization.

 November 30  SGA Holiday Party
5-7:30 p.m. | Bruno Great Hall | Join SGA for its annual Holiday Party! Enjoy an evening of food, cookie decorating, music, a gingerbread house contest, and more. Please note: SGA will gladly cover the cost for anyone not on the All You Can Eat meal plan.

SGA Holiday Party
 December 2-4  Lessons and Carols
7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 | Canterbury United Methodist Church | Please join Birmingham-Southern College's combined Concert and Alumni Choirs for the 85th Annual Service of Lessons and Carols. The choirs will be under the direction of Dr. Lester C. Seigel '79, the Joseph Hugh Thomas Endowed Professor of Music, and accompanied by organist Dr. James Heustis Cook '68 and pianist Ken Watson '80.  
United Way Campaign
Each year the College offers the opportunity for employees to participate in the United Way of Central Alabama, Inc. campaign. When you give to United Way, your gift is combined with thousands in our community, and together change lives for the better. Your gift enables the Untied Way to:
Support partners and programs – More than 100 partner agencies and programs function as the safety net, supporting those who need us most through Central Alabama.
Respond to emerging needs – Whether in the aftermath of disaster or in response to unmet needs, United Way provides solutions to address immediate crises and long-term community advancement.
Innovate services to address complex issues – United Way continuously innovate our methods of service by creating new programs, coalitions, and processes to solve complex issues.
If you are so inclined there are pledge forms available in Human Resources which include options for one-time or payroll deduction contributions.
That paper you're writing now? 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.
Sponsored external scholarships for study or internships abroad
Fund for Education Abroad - open to students with US citizenship, DACA, permanent residency (preference for students with high financial need and underrepresented in study abroad) Deadline - early January.
For information about these and any other global scholarships, please contact Anne Ledvina in the Krulak Institute ( or 205-226-1722).
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
Four-Wheeler For Sale
Immaculate Four-Wheeler For Sale - 2022 CF Moto 600. Black and gray. Like brand new with only 3.5 hours and 11 miles on it. Great four-wheeler with power steering, we just don’t have time to ride it. Garage kept. $7700. Please call or email Michelle at x1740 or for more information

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.
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