BeeSC is buzzing—check out their pollinator gardens + learn how to make your own

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The EcoScape at BSC is a 4-acre outdoor classroom with beneficial bug sculptures, fragrance gardens, and winding paths through a miniature Mobile Basin wetland. Photo via BSC

Wildflower season is my favorite season, and soon it’ll be in full swing. Birmingham-Southern College plays host to some fantastic pollinator gardens, and we’re taking a closer look. Bonus: learn how to make your own—it’s the perfect activity for social distancing!

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New mural at Birmingham-Southern College pays tribute to school symbol (PHOTOS)

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Claire LeSar and Aaron Beane are the current co-presidents of BSC’s Art Students League. Photo via Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

If you’ve ever been on Birmingham-Southern College’s campus, you know it’s beautiful. All red brick and greenery—and in the fall, it’s even more stunning.

Several art students at BSC created a mural on campus that represents one of the school’s most beloved symbols—keep reading to check it out!

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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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Remembering Birmingham songwriter Hugh Martin and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Photo of Birmingham native Hugh Martin playing the piano. Martin wrote Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. Photo from HughMartin.com

Did you know, one of the most popular Christmas songs of all time was written in the Magic City by Birmingham native Hugh Martin?

The song?  Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.

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Birmingham-Southern College names Daniel Coleman as its 16th President

Birmingham-Southern College names Magic City native Daniel Coleman as their 16th President. Photo from the Birmingham-Southern College Facebook page

Birmingham-Southern College has named Daniel Coleman, a Birmingham resident with more than three decades of experience in finance and strong ties to BSC as its 16th president.

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Like TED Talks? You will love Birmingham-Southern College’s 100 Minutes on the Hilltop

Desi Hall. Photo courtesy of Birmingham-Southern College

If you are a fan of TED Talk YouTube videos and NPR’s TED Radio Hour, check out Birmingham-Southern College’s own TED Talk-like version called 100 Minutes on the Hilltop, this Saturday, April 28th on the BSC campus.

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Smoked ‘Ham? Unlike some, Birmingham universities aren’t buying a blanket ban on tobacco use

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The Briary, considered one of America’s best tobacconists and located in Homewood – via cityvoter.com

Tobacco products are bad for you.  In many cases, they’re bad for people around you.  But until relatively recently, few universities actually taken steps to do something about tobacco use among their communities.  In Philadelphia, for example, four universities have begun a process to ban any tobacco products from their campuses.   Continue reading “Smoked ‘Ham? Unlike some, Birmingham universities aren’t buying a blanket ban on tobacco use”

Why I love: Tropicaleo

Tropicaleo's Cubano sandwich
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I’ve noticed that we at Bham Now give the Pizitz Center a ton of coverage.  I’m sure some of that is because we offer native advertising (which this is not, by the way).  But I think there’s more to it than just money.  I’m writing a love letter to what I see as the under-appreciated star of the Pizitz food hall: Tropicaleo.

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Award-winning Native American sculptor hosts free talk at BSC

She’s the first Native American to ever have an outdoor sculpture installed at the National Mall in Washington D.C. and was recently honored by the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. Nora Naranjo Morse is serious about the power of women and the legacy of the Pueblos.

 

Nora Naranjo Morse, via Birmingham Southern College

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Mid 2017 will Host Quite the Showdown in Birmingham – the National Senior Games

Waves of funding are becoming increasingly easier to come by, it seems, for events and innovative dealings within the Bham area.

Along with the recent approval of TopGolf, the city has moved forward, with a massive amount of funding to host the National Senior Games from June 2nd to the 15th!

Photo By: Florida Sports Foundation
Photo By: Florida Sports Foundation

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