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BSC to celebrate 158th commencement
More than 260 students are expected to collect their diplomas at the college’s spring commencement ceremonies May 26-27.

  • Baccalaureate is Friday at 11 a.m. at Canterbury United Methodist Church, located at 350 Overbrook Road in Mountain Brook. This year’s speaker is Rev. Becca Stevens, an Episcopal priest and founder of Magdalene Ministry for women and Thistle Farms in Nashville.
  • Capping will be held Friday at 3 p.m. in Bill Battle Coliseum. BSC Associate Professor of Management Dr. Rick Lester is the speaker.
  • Commencement will be held on Saturday at 9 a.m. in the coliseum. Dr. Tim Smith, associate provost and professor of art and art history at BSC, will address the Class of 2017. The BSC Bookstore will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. that day to assist with any last-minute needs.
  • A President’s Reception will be held immediately after commencement on the academic quad; rain location is Bruno Great Hall.
  • Visit the commencement webpage for more. Those without tickets can view the ceremony via live streaming video on the BSC website at www.bsc.edu/livestream or in the Norton Theatre. Share the excitement of commencement by using and following this hashtag: #BSCgrad17.

BSC seniors selected for Teach for America
Graduating seniors Victoria Hadley and Mara Scarbrough will join Teach For America, a national nonprofit working to expand educational opportunity for low-income students, after their graduation from BSC this spring. Hadley, a global and comparative studies major, will teach elementary English in Oklahoma City. Scarbrough, a collaborative education major, will teach special education in Tulsa, Okla.

Bookstore announcements
The BSC Bookstore will be buying books from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today through Wednesday; a BSC ID is required. The last day to return rented books is May 24. BSC merchandise is 20 percent off through May 27. The Bookstore will be closed May 30-June 2 for inventory.

Senior Party
It’s been a long four years, and now it’s time to celebrate! On Thursday, May 25, a Senior Party will be held on BSC’s Academic Quad from 6-8:30 p.m., featuring music, food, and drinks. Graduating seniors received email invitations to RSVP; if you have any questions, call Joanna Jones at x4722.

Seniors close successful gift campaign
The BSC Class of 2017 completed a record-breaking Senior Class Gift campaign that saw a 56% participation rate and raised more than $14,000 to renovate the deck between the women’s first-year residence halls. Advancement hosted participants last week at a senior breakfast catered by Jerry Cotney ’01, owner of the Chick-Fil-A at Brookwood Village. A special thanks to these seniors who gave! Each will receive a Ginkgo lapel pin at capping to be worn with their cap and gown. If any seniors would still like to make a contribution, please contact Raven Knowlton '16 at raknowlt@bsc.edu today.

Summer contracted courses
The deadline for summer contracted courses is this Thursday. Students may access required forms and instructions here. Contracts should be submitted to Katie Kauffman ’03 via kskauffm@bsc.edu or Norton 262.

Rec Center break hours
The Striplin Physical Fitness and Recreation Center has an adjusted schedule until the start of the Summer Session on June 13. Hours for this week and next are:

  • May 22-23--7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • May 24--7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • May 25-26--8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • May 27-29--Closed
  • May 30-June 2--8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Spring work-study notice
Work-study supervisors, the last day senior work-study students can work is May 26; all other work-study students can work until May 31. The deadline for students to submit their timesheets for May is noon on June 1. Many students have already left for the summer by that date, so be sure to have your student(s) enter their hours and submit their timesheets for approval on the last day they work. Supervisors must approve timesheets prior to noon on June 2.

Newest class of Hess Fellows selected
Fifteen BSC students are preparing to spend eight weeks this summer at leading nonprofit agencies in Birmingham and across the U.S. as part of the 2017-18 class of Hess Fellows. Read more at News@BSC.

2017-18 Hilltop Men and Women
Advancement has announced the selections for the second annual class of Hilltop Men and Women. These students work with BSC’s growing national alumni network to advance the college’s mission; they will serve the college at alumni events and connect with alums and donors to move BSC forward. Students who are interested in joining next year’s group can apply via ckjaney@bsc.edu.

No newsletter next week
The Monday Morning newsletter will pause next week due to the Memorial Day holiday. It will resume Monday, June 5, and will be published every two weeks during the summer. The weekly schedule will resume on Monday, Aug. 14.

Concert Choir and Hilltop Singers auditions
Students are invited to audition for the BSC Concert Choir and Hilltop Singers for the 2017-18 academic year. For information and to register for a time, go here. Questions? Contact Prof. Lester Seigel at x4957.

Religious Life

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Human Resources News

Upcoming holiday
The college will be closed on Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day.

Half-day Fridays this summer 
In appreciation for your support and devotion to the BSC mission, during the months of June and July, the college will close at noon on Friday for those with regular office hours (8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.). If you do not normally work those hours, please contact your supervisor. Employees on the semi-monthly payroll should enter holiday pay on your timesheet for the hours of 1-4:45 p.m.

Job vacancies
Admission Counselor (x2)
Alumni Coordinator
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Assistant Coach, Softball
Campus Police Officer
Campus Police Corporal
Director of Development
Director of Financial Planning
Office Assistant for Religious Life - part-time


This week’s highlights

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


*Homes on campus are available for faculty and staff only.

Wanted: BSC students to work as representatives for South by Sea, of which sophomore Kelsi Olcott is BSC’s campus manager. South by Sea is a company that sells custom apparel for Greeks, clubs, sports teams, and more. Representatives will make five percent from every order made and will work closely with Kelsi when ordering apparel. Email kbolcott@bsc.edu or call 901-7920.

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. 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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