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How did Birmingham fare on National Signing Day?

While much of the attention today was on who signed at Alabama and Auburn, it’d be silly to forget that there were colleges and universities in the immediate Birmingham metro area that got some commitments as well.

UAB Blazers logoUAB – The first national signing day of the Garrick McGee era seems to have Blazer fans excited. McGee seems committed to his pledge made shortly after he arrived that he’d focus on recruiting in-state; 18 of the 25 student-athletes that signed today are from Alabama. Nine of them are from metro Birmingham.

samford bulldogsSamford – Pat Sullivan’s program signed 18 student-athletes today. The school signed six players from the state of Alabama (and just as many from Florida), with three of them (Ben Tamburello, IIII – Hoover; Jake Wilks – Trussville; Denzel Williams – Columbiana) hailing from the metro area.

Miles College Golden BearsMiles – While the Golden Bears hadn’t officially posted their Signing Day list as of yet (the post will be updated with the link once they do), they did just so happen to share their 2012 football schedule yesterday. This year’s games include a meeting with the University of North Alabama at Legion Field for the sixth annual Golden Labor Day Classic and a homecoming match against Clark Atlanta.

BSC PanthersBSC – It just didn’t feel right to talk about the other institutions today and not mention Birmingham-Southern. Luckily they did have some good news to share with their fans – D3hoops.com has the men’s basketball team ranked No. 11 in the nation. Nice jobs, guys!

Now it’s only a matter of time… until the start of the 2012 college football season.

Are you ready to Trek Birmingham?

screenshot of TrekBirmingham.comA couple of weeks ago Birmingham-Southern College and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama joined forces with other organizations to launch a new website geared at makes residents and visitors to the city more aware of the opportunities around them to enjoy the state’s  natural environment.

TrekBirmingham.com was built by local design firm Scout Branding. The official release announcing the site’s launch back on May 10 points out that six locations are currently included in the project, with another four “treks” to be added in the next phase.

The site will take the opportunity to educate its captive audience about just how the city and its residents can and should relate to nature with maps showing things like the area’s geology and biodiversity, making the site an invaluable educational resource.

Gen. Charles Krulak named new BSC president

Gen. Charles Krulak. Courtesy of Birmingham-Southern CollegeThe board of trustees at Birmingham-Southern College (BSC) unanimously approved the selection of Gen. Charles “Chuck” A. Krulak as its thirteen president earlier this morning. According to BSC he will assume the duties of president effective June 1 though he will be available as his schedule allows before then.

A press conference called for 12 p.m. Monday afternoon and was live streamed. was scheduled to be live streamed and can be viewed via the college’s website.

The 69 year old Quantico, VA native has requested that he not receive a salary for the first twelve months of employment. Gen. Krulak served as the 31st commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps; he has also worked as chairman and CEO of MBNA Europe Bank and vice chairman and chief administrative officer for MBNA American Bank, N.A. He currently serves on

Krulak was presented with the National Veterans Award at the 63rd National Veterans Day celebration here in Birmingham last November, giving him his first opportunity to visit the college. The Birmingham News reported on Krulak’s visit to BSC to interview for the position two weeks ago, with Kyle Whitmire posting yesterday that Krulak may be offered the position today on Second Front.

UPDATE: 12:35 p.m.the official BSC press release about the announcement is now available to view on their website.

Photo: Gen. Charles Krulak. Courtesy of BSC

Tickets limited for Condi Rice lecture at BSC

Condoleezza Rice - courtesy of BSCFormer U.S. Secretary of State (and Birmingham, AL nativeCondoleezza Rice will be the featured speaker for this year’s Alex P. Stirling Lecture at Birmingham Southern College. The lecture, named for a BSC student who died of cancer in 1995, will take place on February 11 at the college’s Bill Battle Coliseum. You’ll need a ticket to get in to hear Stanford University’s former provost speak even though it is a free event and they first will go to students, faculty, staff and alumni before being opened to the general public (as it should be).

Those interested in securing whatever tickets may be left are encouraged to fill out the request form at the bottom of the page announcing the lecture located on the college’s website. They’ve got all of the other information that you’ll need over there as well.

Photo: courtesy of BSC website.

Writing Today conference cancelled

The 2009 Writing Today Conference that was scheduled to take place this weekend (March 13 & 14) on the campus of Birmingham Southern College was cancelled due to “these uncertain economic times.” The announcement was made yesterday, both via traditional press release and via Birmingham Weekly’s new Twitter profile. As mentioned over on Laura Axelrod’s blog, Gasp!, this is a big deal

The press release states that all registration fees are being refunded in full. For more information on registration refunds, you’re asked to contact Sandy Barr at Birmingham-Southern College by phone at 205.226.4921