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Math students showcase research
Seven BSC mathematics majors presented their senior research at the Southeastern Section meeting of the Mathematical Association of America held March 10-11 at Mercer University in Macon, Ga. One of those students, Catherine Bowers, was awarded the Walt and Susan Patterson Prize for Outstanding Presentation. The prize came with $100 cash after her talk “Partial Spanning Trees: A Strategy for Ticket to Ride.”

BSC president named executive of influence by BBJ
Pres. Linda Flaherty-Goldsmith, was named to the Birmingham Business Journal’s 2017 Executives of Influence list, published this month. The list is comprised of key leaders in Birmingham who are recognized for their dedication in shaping their respective industry, as well as positively impacting the greater Birmingham economy.

Spring Phonathon a success
The spring Phonathon started in early March, and the team raised almost $10,000 in the first three days of calling. Each one of those nights, the student callers exceeded their goal by 20 percent of getting donors to give more than last time. There are also more students participating in call nights, and a high energy level as students share their BSC experiences with alumni. If you know a student caller, please thank them for their hard work!

BACHE visiting writer
A Guggenheim fellow who has authored two memoirs will be the featured guest tomorrow as part of the 2016-17 BACHE Visiting Writers’ Series at BSC. Ralph Eubanks, the Eudora Welty Visiting Professor of Southern Studies at Millsaps College, will speak at 11 a.m. in Norton Theatre. *Counts as a Lectures and Arts Events credit.

Management and ethics in business talk
BSC’s Student Center for the Public Trust and the American Marketing Association are jointly hosting Chris Reid of the Reid Law Firm in Birmingham. He will speak tomorrow at 11 a.m. in Harbert 225 about starting a law business and his work as a registered NFL sports agent. *Counts as a Lectures and Arts Events credit.

Ocean E-Term interest meeting
Would you like to spend the next E-Term aboard a classic schooner exploring the Caribbean sea? There will an interest meeting for Ocean Exploration 2018 tomorrow at 4:30 p.m. in SSC130. If you can’t make that meeting, email T. Morris Hackney Professor of Physics Dr. Duane Pontius at dpontius@bsc.edu.

Spring choir tour to kick off, homecoming set
The BSC Concert Choir and Hilltop Singers will appear in Alabama, Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois on its upcoming tour, March 22-26. The groups will sing at area high schools during the day and perform at churches during the evenings. The Homecoming performance, which counts as a Lectures and Arts Events credit, will be Sunday, April 9 at 4 p.m. at Canterbury United Methodist Church.

Sorority to host philanthropy event
This Wednesday, come out and support BSC’s Zeta Tau Alpha sorority as it hosts its annual philanthropy project “Think Pinknic” benefiting breast cancer education and awareness. There will be various food trucks such as Wicked Haute Dogs and Doodles in the parking lot of the Hill Recital Hall from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 4-7 p.m.

Alumna to speak on campus
College Democrats of BSC will host Katie Glenn ’11, Alabama state director of Planned Parenthood Southeast Inc., this Wednesday at 4 p.m. in the Norton Theatre. Glenn will talk about the beginning of the organization, the services that it provides today, and the political climate surrounding it. For more information, contact John Morgan Baker at wjbaker@bsc.edu. 

Tatter to give next Provost’s Forum
BSC Professor of English Dr. John Tatter will discuss “Plot Lines and Panoramas: How Literary Structures Inform Landscape Design at Stowe Gardens” on Thursday, March 23, at 11 a.m. in Norton Theatre. *Counts as a Lectures and Arts Events credit.

Couch performs in Reno
Dr. Leon W. Couch III, BSC assistant professor of music, performed at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Reno, N.V., over the weekend. Several notable organists have performed in this concert series during the past several years.

BFA Exhibition closes this week
Thursday is the final day to see the work of BSC’s talented senior art students in the Durbin Gallery.

Last week for library’s crossword display
A display of unique puzzles is on view through Friday in the BSC Library. “Ever a Cross Word” was created by BSC Emeritus Professor of Art Bob Shelton, a puzzle aficionado and constructor. The collection includes 28 panels that are color coded and enlarged for easy viewing. Also included are 10 books of what he terms “New Theme” puzzles.

Student publication still accepting submissions
Compass, BSC’s journal for leadership, service and experiential learning, is seeking papers or reports focusing on leadership and/or service for the 2017 edition. E-Term papers are highly encouraged. The two best submissions will each receive a $50 Amazon gift card. Send submissions to spmoran@bsc.edu by March 24 with “Compass submission” in the subject line.

Campus network upgrades
Apogee will upgrade the network core on Sunday, March 26. This will cause an outage for all network services including email, Moodle, TheSIS, and other internet services for the entire day. All services should be restored by 8:15 a.m. the following day.

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Student/staff team to do alternative spring break
Rather than heading to the beach for spring break,10 BSC students will participate in an intensive week-long public service experience in Nashville. The students will pair with three nonprofits that address social issues, including alleviating hunger. They will be accompanied by BSC Coordinator of International Student Services Caroline McLean and Bunting Center Program Assistant Emily Thornton.

No campus newsletter next week
The Monday Morning newsletter will resume on April 3 following spring break.

Rise3 summer housing
The rise3 office is accepting applications for on-campus summer housing support. Students are eligible to receive up to $1,000 if they are participating in a rise3 project (i.e., collaborative student-faculty research, internship, service-learning). Submit the application to Amanda Kight, Krulak Institute administrative assistant, at abkight@bsc.edu by April 4. Priority for funding is based on need. Questions? Contact Dr. Jessica King, rise3 director, at jpking@bsc.edu

Community engagement survey
Faculty and staff, a reminder to please complete a short survey to inventory participation with organizations, groups, and agencies off campus, including, but not exclusive to activities in the western area and other parts of the Birmingham metro. The inventory will help BSC to assess the untapped potential and opportunities, particularly in the western area, where the college can provide more guidance to community-based and experiential learning programs on campus.

Chemistry speaker series
Join the CH418 Medicinal Chemistry class on Thursday, April 6, at 9:30 a.m. in SSC 336 when they present their next guest speaker in a series of talks by professional scientists and researchers. Dr. Philip Morris, senior scientist at Evonik, will speak on “Drug Delivery using Biodegradable Polymers.” Everyone is invited.

Sculptor and poet to deliver PBK Lecture
The college will host Nora Naranjo Morse, an award-winning sculptor, writer, and producer of film that looks at the continuing social changes within Pueblo Indian culture, on Thursday, April 6 as part of this year’s Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Program. Read more at News@BSC. *Counts as a Lectures and Arts Events credit.

Latin American Studies Symposium coming up
Dr. Vince Gawronski, professor of political science at BSC, will be the keynote speaker at the 25th annual LAS Symposium April 7-8 on campus. Everyone is invited to participate in symposium sessions. Read more. *The keynote counts as a Lectures and Arts Events credit.

Easter Egg hunt returns
BSC has brought back the beloved tradition of the Easter Egg Hunt. President Linda Flaherty-Goldsmith and the Office of Alumni Relations invite children in nearby Bush Hills as well as faculty and staff members and their children and grandchildren--age seven and under--to attend the festivities on the lawn of the President’s Home on Saturday, April 8 from 10-11:30 a.m. The free event includes a visit from the Easter Bunny, a bounce house, and face painting. Please sign up. In the case of rain, the hunt will be in the Striplin Center.

Volunteers needed for Birmingham Reads
The college has committed to provide volunteer readers for classes at Bush Hills Academy, BSC’s partner in education, on April 21 from 1-2 p.m. as part of Birmingham Reads. The program, held each spring and sponsored by Better Basics and the Junior League of Birmingham, seeks hundreds of volunteers to read to Birmingham City students in pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade classrooms. Faculty, staff, and students are welcome, but limited spots are available. Contact Kristin Harper (kharper@bsc.edu) to sign up.

Study away as part of your BSC experience
There are “top picks” for study abroad in all regions of the world. Visit the Sklenar Center for International Programs in the Krulak Institute (NCC Suite 280) to learn more. The deadline for study abroad next spring is April 26. All materials can be found here. Join the study abroad page on OrgSync to receive updates.

Bush Hills neighborhood cleanup
The BSC community is invited to help its western area neighbors on Saturday, April 29 from 8-11 a.m. for a spring clean-up day. Gloves, tools, and water will be provided. Contact Kristin Harper of the Bunting Center at kharper@bsc.edu for more information or to sign up.

Free binder clips
The Southern Environmental Center staff saved thousands of black binder clips from the trash heap that now fill 16 paper boxes. If you need various sizes of clips for the office or for personal use, come to the SEC. Call x4934 or email mhampton@bsc.edu if you have questions.

Religious Life

Reflecting on the season of Lent
During the 40 days of Lent, beginning with Ash Wednesday, Christians are called to reflect on their life of faith and their dependence on God for life, forgiveness, and salvation. Easter Sunday marks the end of Lent and the beginning of a season celebrating the resurrection of Jesus and the hope of new life. You can find this week’s Lent student devotional (and past ones) here.

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Human Resources News

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Panther sports
For an overview of weekend sports action, current stats, and upcoming games; please visit www.bscsports.net.


Wanted: BSC students with a marketing, business, or economics background to work at a local startup company called FeliCity, co-founded by BSC junior Maximilian Isper. FeliCity is a company that optimizes consumer search and experience through social media integration. Knowledge of the startup market and the ability to work diligently towards the weekly goals are required. Those who are successful will have the opportunity to join the company full time. Email mmisper@bsc.edu.

Wanted: Vocalists (sopranos, altos, and tenors) for the BSC One-A-Chord Gospel Choir. No audition is required, but dedication is desired. Practice is every Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Hill Music Building, room 102. Contact Richard Taylor, choir director, at retaylor@bsc.edu or Willie Williams, president, at wewillia@bsc.edu.

For sale or rent: Home on campus at 1257 Greensboro Road. 1628 sq. ft., 3BR/2.5BA on main floor, partially finished basement (den/study possibility). Sell for $145,000 or rent for $900/mo. Please note that homes are available for faculty and staff only. Call x4630 for more info.

For sale or rent: Home on campus at 1236 Greensboro Road. 1,579 sq. ft., 2BR/1BA on main floor, 1BR/1BA on lower level, laundry area on lower level, and screened porch on main floor. Sell for $145,000 or rent for $900/mo. Please note that homes are available for faculty and staff only. Call x4630 for more info.

For sale: Home on campus at 1253 Greensboro Road. Unique architect designed home, 4BR/2BA, one and one-half levels featuring high ceilings with exposed beams throughout, skylights and lots of glass looking into college woods. New roof, updated appliances, and more. A fun place to live. Contact Kathy or Bob Tucker at 322-6233 or bobkatuck2@hotmail.com.

For sale: Home on campus at 1228 Greensboro Road. 3 BR/1BA. Recently renovated kitchen, including new floor, flat-top range, ceiling fan, and some cabinets; freshly painted kitchen, hallway, and living room. $125,000. For more information, email karlo@senasi.com.

For sale: Home on campus at 1237 Greensboro Road. This 3,000+ sq. ft. house features 4 BR/2BA on main level and newly renovated basement including den, alternate BR, and full BA. For an information packet or to schedule a visit, email Drew Briese at dbriese@bsc.edu.

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