Local and state colleges’ plans for Move-in Day and 2020 Fall Semester

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Go Panthers! Photo via Birmingham-Southern College’s Facebook.

As spring semesters come to an end and summer begins, many students are left wondering what’s in store for the 2020 fall semester. Hopefully, we can answer some of your burning questions with information from colleges throughout Alabama.

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I got a behind-the-scenes look at the production of Falsettos—now you can, too

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Tania Alvarez, Costume Manager for Falsettos. Photo by Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

Going behind-the-scenes of pretty much anything is fascinating to me. I’m a big fan of movies, live music, theatre, etc—but there’s always so much more that goes into those productions than we see. The Theatre Department at Birmingham-Southern College is putting on a production of Falsettos November 14-17, and we’re giving you an inside look.

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What will Alabama look like in 2119? With proper planning it can be a stunning oasis for people, business and wildlife.

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View from Cherokee Rock Village. Photo credit: ADCNR/Robin E. Taylor

In 1819, Alabama was covered with rich forests, prairie, wooded grasslands and canebrake (bamboo). Most of that landscape has been lost.

During the ensuing 200 years, we turned our rivers into lakes, forests into farms and lost and then brought back deer, turkey and the Bald Eagle.

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A point of light: Remembering President George H.W. Bush’s visit to Birmingham-Southern College

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President George Bush shaking hands with BSC President Neal Berte in 1990, Photo courtesy of the Southern Environmental Center at Birmingham-Southern College

One of Birmingham’s fondest moments of President George H.W. Bush was his visit to the Magic City promoting recycling and conservation nearly three decades ago.

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Birmingham-Southern College ranks top 10 nationally as a best value for private colleges by Fiske Guide to Colleges

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Last year, Birmingham-Southern College shocked the world of Higher Education when they announced that the school would be reducing tuition and fees by more than 50 percent starting in the fall of 2018.

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100 Minutes on the Hilltop at BSC. Ten speakers. Ten minutes each. Ten big ideas.

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“The Hilltop.” Photo courtesy of Birmingham-Southern College

On April 28, Birmingham-Southern College will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the merger of its two parent institutions in Birmingham with a special series of TED Talk-like presentations by current students, alumni and faculty.

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No, really: Birmingham-Southern announces a massive tuition reduction

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Have you ever seen a more professional looking photoshop? Totally not – via James Ozment, bsc.edu, and msn.com

College tuition makes people angry.  Take a look at a graph of tuition prices over time, and it’s easy to see why!  Birmingham-Southern College takes a stand against tuition inflation, announcing a drastic published price reduction today.

Full disclosure, I study at BSC right now, it’s how I got this heads-up!

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14 classes in Birmingham you can totally get college credit for

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Check out these 14 classes (and some honorable mentions) you can get college credit for in the Birmingham area. A few really made me consider going back to school just for fun…

I tried really hard to find interesting classes in accounting and finance… Sorry, guys. Impossible.

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New Dating Site, for Birmingham College Students, Created by BSC Students

There is a lot to say about the environment/ecosystem the Magic City inherently promotes for startups – One that is inviting, supportive, and full of great networking opportunities.

These college students, from Birmingham Southern College, have certainly found that in Birmingham by helping others find their match, in a sort of different way.

 

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Alabama weekly nature roundup – October 8-14, 2016

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Very dry Little River Falls at the Little River Canyon National Preserve – October 13, 2016

Little River Falls earlier this year
Little River Falls

What’s the old saying – “a picture is worth a thousand words.”  Little River Falls, one of Alabama’s most iconic waterfalls, has disappeared as a result of the extreme drought of 2016.

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WSFA – Ken Hare’s Natural Alabama: Natural Alabama Needs to pass Amendment 2

al.com – Alabama Rivers Alliance Executive Director named in al.com’s 2016 Women Who Shape the State

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