News for the Birmingham-Southern College community
News for the Birmingham-Southern College community
April 3, 2023
Please plan to attend a campuswide meeting at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, in Munger Auditorium. If you are unable to attend, information regarding the future of the College will also be shared with the campus community via email. 
"The hour of decision is close at hand. If BSC can secure adequate one-time bridge funding, everything our college makes possible can continue for decades to come, without any future support from state and local government. If this critical funding is not provided, a century-old pillar of the community will vanish forever."

Visit the BSC Blog to read an important message from Rev. Keith Thompson ’83, Chair of the Birmingham-Southern College Board of Trustees, and Vice Chair Joelle James Phillips ’89.

 April 4-5  Graduation Expo
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday | Bruno Great Hall, Norton | Pick up caps and gowns, complete financial requirements, check your accounts, and more.

 April 3-5  Kappa Delta Shamrock Week
Shamrock Week is a fundraiser for the Birmingham Exchange Club and Prevent Child Abuse America to support their work in preventing and ending child abuse and neglect. Visit the KD table in the Norton atrium 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday-Wednesday to buy raffle tickets or tickets to any of the following events.
5-9 p.m. Monday, April 3 |
Edgewood Taco Mama Percentage Night. Be sure to mention that you are there with Kappa Delta.
6-9 p.m. Tuesday, April 4 | Striplin |
Shamrock Shootout Basketball Tournament. Team players will receive free pizza and a drink. Spectator tickets: $2 entry, $5 for pizza and a drink, Venmo @Katie-Madole. More info and register your team here.  
6-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 5 | KD House | Mac ‘n’ Cheese with the KDs. RSVP here. $5 a meal for BSC students and kids; $8 for adults.
If you can't make it, consider donating hereQuestions? Email Katie Madole ( 

Shamrock Week

 April 6  Guest Speaker Katie Reese
11 a.m. Thursday | Norton Theatre | Lecture and Arts Credit | Featuring Katie Reese, Director of Counseling and Support Groups at Magic City Wellness Center.

 April 8  Annual Easter Egg Hunt
10 a.m.-Noon Saturday | President's Home Lawn | The egg hunt will start at 10:30 a.m. and cookies and punch will be served. In the event of rain, the egg hunt will be held in Striplin Center. RSVP here

Easter Egg Hunt

 April 14  Rowdy on the Rise Fundraiser
2-5 p.m. Friday | Spring Market at the Fountain | For the final senior project for RE270 - Wealth, Poverty, and Religion, we are partnering with Church of the Reconciler and Community on the Rise who help those experiencing homelessness in Birmingham find housing, employment, and other resources they need. Goods made from recycled plastic, such as earrings, necklaces, ornaments, and coasters will be for sale at the Spring Market. All proceeds will benefit Community on the Rise. 

 April 16  BSC Concert Choir Spring Performance
4 p.m. Sunday | Hill Recital Hall | Lecture and Arts Credit | The BSC Concert Choir, conducted by Lester Seigel ’79, will present its tour program including classical and multicultural works ranging from the 16th century to the present.

 April 29  Hillfest 2023
2-4 p.m. Saturday | Hill Amphitheatre | Come watch students and faculty perform at the Association of Music Students’ annual performance event. The Drink Fresh food truck will provide refreshments, and the first 50 students admitted will get a free acai or pitaya bowl. If you are interested in performing, please send a video of yourself performing one song you would like to play at the event to by March 31.
 May 7  Darter Festival
12-5 p.m. Sunday | Avondale Brewing Company | Shaheed and DJ Supreme will perform at the 10th Anniversary Darter Fest. With the help of Birmingham elementary students and Roald Hazelhoff, director of the Southern Environmental Center at BSC, they filmed a video for "World of Water" at locations across campus and at McWane Science Center. Buy tickets here.
World of Water
Hubbs Award Nominations
The Hubbs Award honors “the student who best exemplifies the twin principles on which Birmingham-Southern College was founded: academic excellence and selfless service.” The student will embody the following quote from Martin Luther: “We are free, subject to no one; we are servants, subject to all.”

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to nominate students who exhibit these qualities at a high level. A Selection Committee will then determine the recipient, who will receive a scholarship and award to be announced at the Honors Day Convocation ceremony on Thursday, May 4. Your nominee must be a current junior.

Please submit your nominations by close of business on Thursday, April 6. Submit nominations via the form here.

If you have any questions, please contact Cande Hale at in the Provost’s Office.
Provost’s Award for Diversity in the Classroom
The Provost’s Award for Diversity in the Classroom honors a faculty member who excels in incorporating diversity into his or her instruction and interaction with students. To be considered for the award, a faculty member must be nominated by one or more students.

There are multiple dimensions that might be characteristic of an individual’s focus on diversity, including these:
Enhancing students’ understanding of the many dimensions of human difference including race, ethnicity, gender, nationality, ability, class, sexuality, religion, and age.
Maintaining a classroom atmosphere that helps students feel able to express diverse views.
Incorporating inclusive teaching practices.
• Consistently incorporating diversity into the curriculum.

Please submit your nomination no later than April 7. If you have any questions please contact Cande Hale ( 

An opportunity for students: GLC Global Summer 2023 Virtual Internship
Are you interested in gaining global work experience? Do you care about sustainability? Are you entrepreneurial and interested in creating innovative solutions for businesses, non-profits and more? This internship is for you. If you have questions or want to know how BSC can support you, please contact Anne Ledvina (

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
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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