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Birmingham-Southern College is a 4-year, private liberal arts college in Birmingham, Alabama. Founded in 1856 it is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. As of 2005 there are 1,388 students from 29 states and 21 foreign countries. A liberal arts college is an institution of higher education found in the United States, offering programs in the liberal arts at the post-secondary level. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Magic City, Pittsburgh of the South, BHam Location Location in Jefferson County in the state of Alabama Government Country State County United States Alabama Jefferson County Mayor Bernard Kincaid (D) Geographical characteristics Area    - City 151. ... 1856 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... The United Methodist Church is the largest Methodist, the largest mainline, and, after the Southern Baptist Convention, the second-largest Protestant denomination in the United States. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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History

Birmingham-Southern started as Southern University, founded 1856 in Greensboro, AL, and Birmingham College, founded 1898 in Northwest Birmingham. These institutions combined on May 30, 1918 to form Birmingham-Southern College. 1856 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1898 (MDCCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... May 30 is the 150th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (151st in leap years). ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ...


Campus

The wooded 192 acre (780,000 m²) campus is located three miles (5 km) west of downtown Birmingham, Alabama. There are 45 buildings in all, and 25 of them have been renovated since 1976. There are many new facilties since 1998 including a fitness center, campus center, science center of 100,000 square feet (9,000 m²), and a new fraternity row. Flag Seal Nickname: The Magic City, Pittsburgh of the South, BHam Location Location in Jefferson County in the state of Alabama Government Country State County United States Alabama Jefferson County Mayor Bernard Kincaid (D) Geographical characteristics Area    - City 151. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1976 calendar). ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ...


Student Body

Birmingham-Southern is renowned for being a community accepting, but not defined by, individualism. It has a long-standing reputation of service and community involvement, and prides itself in an identity not given by the few, but by numerous exceptional students.


Greek Life

Sororities

  • Zeta Tau Alpha 1922
  • Alpha Omicron Pi 1925
  • Alpha Chi Omega 1926
  • Pi Beta Phi 1927-1989, recolonized
  • Gamma Phi Beta 1930 (closed 1957)
  • Kappa Delta 1930
  • Delta Zeta 1963 (closed 1974)
  • Chi Omega 1989


Fraternities

  • Theta Chi
  • Alpha Tau Omega
  • Kappa Alpha Order
  • Sigma Nu
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon

Curriculum

The general education plan known as Foundations was recently implemented in response to the increasingly technological society that students enter upon graduation. It continues to emphasize a broad understanding of the liberal arts. In the history of education, the seven liberal arts comprise two groups of studies, the trivium and the quadrivium. ...


Courses of study

Disciplinary majors

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Interdisciplinary majors

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Disciplinary minors

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Interdisciplinary minors

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Academic calendar

There are two semesters and an interim term in January. This is a period spanning four weeks that allows students to explore their interest in creative activities. It is a process of intensive and experiential learning.


Athletics

BSC currently is a member of the Big South Conference, competing as a NCAA Division I member in 14 sports. As one of the smallest schools to offer Division I athletics, the school has had a great deal of difficulty raising sufficient funds to support the US $6,000,000 annual athletics budget. The school's endowment has been impacted to the point that its debt is now rated one level above junk bond levels. As a result, on May 20, 2006, the school's leadership announced plans to drop scholarship athletics and seek NCAA Division III membership. [1] This change should save several million dollars yearly; the addition of football is actually expected to result in a net increase in overall revenue. The Big South Conference is a College Athletic Conference affiliated with the NCAA’s Division I-AA in football and Division I in all other sports; it was founded in 1983. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... High yield debt (non-investment grade or junk bond) is a business term referring to a corporate debt instrument, usually a bond, that has a higher yield (compared to investment grade debt) because of a high perceived credit risk (default risk). ... Division III consists of institutions who recognize that collegiate athletics can be an integral part of the educational process. ...


The college plans to seek membership in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference, a Division III conference made up of schools which share Birmingham-Southern's academic prinicipals and reputation. The Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) is an athletic conference which competes in the NCAAs Division III. Member institutions are located in Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas. ...


College Presidents

Birmingham-Southern College

  • 2004–Present: G. David Pollick
  • 1976–2004: Neal R. Berte

Points of interest


The Southern Environmental Center is an environmental educational facility located on the campus of Birmingham-Southern College. Each year, hundreds of school children tour the facility's Interactive Museum and EcoScape. The Southern Environmental Center is an environmental educational facility located on the campus of Birmingham-Southern College in Birmingham, Alabama. ...


External links

  • Birmingham-Southern College website
Big South Conference
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