Krulak Institute for Leadership, Experiential Learning, & Civic Engagement

Krulak Institute for Leadership, Experiential Learning, & Civic Engagement The Krulak Institute at BSC houses the Hess Center, Bunting Center, Sklenar Center, rise3, and Exploration Term and Contract Learning. The Krulak Institute provides Birmingham-Southern College students with opportunities to learn outside the traditional classroom and to engage the world around them.
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The centers and programs housed there aim to help young people develop the necessary intellectual, professional, cultural, and leadership skills to excel in an increasingly complex environment. The institute also supports faculty research and development, campus speakers, student travel, community partnerships, and other programming focused on applied and experiential learning and the practice of leadership in our community. The Krulak Institute is named for BSC's 13th president, General Charles C. Krulak, who dedicated 35 years of his life to the military, including as 31st Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps and a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Upon his retirement from that post, he took on leadership roles in banking, sports management, and corporate government. In his four years at BSC, he dedicated himself to developing young men and women of character by providing students opportunities for hands-on education and leadership experience, all while working to build a thriving community.

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Still looking for an E-Term project? Check out this BRAND NEW option!RE 65: Black Radical Religion: Taught by Dr. Jamall...
12/03/2020

Still looking for an E-Term project? Check out this BRAND NEW option!

RE 65: Black Radical Religion: Taught by Dr. Jamall Calloway, Assistant Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at UC San Diego, this project course seeks to understand the ways that “Black Lives Matter” was an unwritten statement declared throughout the corpus of Black and Womanist Theology long before the phrase gained currency. This project will meet virtually MWF 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Check out Engage for the full project description.

Still looking for an E-Term project? Check out this BRAND NEW option!GEN 66: In Critical Condition: How to Write a Good ...
12/03/2020

Still looking for an E-Term project? Check out this BRAND NEW option!

GEN 66: In Critical Condition: How to Write a Good Essay: Taught by Brian Connell, Executive Director of Desert Island Supply Co., this project is designed to take students’ academic writing to the next level no matter where they are. This project will meet in person MWF from 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Check out Engage for the full project description.

This has been a term like no other, but let's finish strong! Good luck on your finals!!
12/01/2020

This has been a term like no other, but let's finish strong! Good luck on your finals!!

November was International Education Month at BSC!! We explored virtual opportunities, international cuisine, and self-c...
11/30/2020

November was International Education Month at BSC!! We explored virtual opportunities, international cuisine, and self-care around the globe. While opportunities to travel internationally are restricted right now, there are still opportunities to have an international experience!

Do you want to study abroad in Summer for Fall 2021? The time to start planning is NOW! Visit the Study Abroad page on Engage. There you will find links to interactive maps that will show you options around the world! The deadline to apply is February 26th. The form is on Engage.

Reach out to Anne Ledvina, [email protected], for more information about global opportunities at BSC.

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the Krulak Institute! We hope you enjoy a safe and wonderful holiday!
11/26/2020

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the Krulak Institute! We hope you enjoy a safe and wonderful holiday!

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11/25/2020

Birmingham-Southern College

It's official – we sent a healthy student body home for Thanksgiving! As the positivity rate for Jefferson County reached 20.38% on Monday, our last week of testing on campus gave us a 0% positivity rate. We couldn't have done it without the dedication and work of students, faculty, and staff.

With finals and the holidays coming up, we could all benefit from a little #selfcare and since November is International...
11/24/2020

With finals and the holidays coming up, we could all benefit from a little #selfcare and since November is International Education Month at BSC, you might be wondering how other cultures do self care.

Cultures around the world turn to meditation to promote relaxation and mindfulness. Different forms of meditation are practiced in India, Vietnam, Japan and so many other countries. Try setting aside a few minutes this week to be present in the moment and center yourself through meditation.

Do you want to study abroad in Summer for Fall 2021? The time to start planning is NOW! Visit the Study Abroad page on E...
11/24/2020

Do you want to study abroad in Summer for Fall 2021? The time to start planning is NOW! Visit the Study Abroad page on Engage. There you will find links to interactive maps that will show you options around the world!

"Being abroad is an equally exciting and terrifying challenge. You are thrust into this unknown world, and even in a country as similar as England, there are still so many differences. But there is not one moment I would take back, not one second I would change. Being abroad… there are not enough words to portray this amazing experience and what it has meant to me. It is truly a life changing and eye-opening adventure." Abigail Blair ('18)

The deadline to apply is February 26th. The form is on Engage. Reach out to Anne Ledvina, [email protected], for more information!

With finals and the holidays coming up, we could all benefit from a little #selfcare and since November is International...
11/24/2020

With finals and the holidays coming up, we could all benefit from a little #selfcare and since November is International Education Month at BSC, you might be wondering how other cultures do self care.

In many cultures, hot baths are an important part of self care. Thermal baths are common in Hungary. Bathing in hot springs, known as Onsen, is a common practice in Japan. Try relaxing in warm, mineral rich water to recharge this season.

Do you want to study abroad in Summer for Fall 2021? The time to start planning is NOW! Visit the Study Abroad page on E...
11/23/2020

Do you want to study abroad in Summer for Fall 2021? The time to start planning is NOW! Visit the Study Abroad page on Engage. There you will find links to interactive maps that will show you options around the world!

"I didn’t come home with just a broader knowledge of the culture of the region. I came home with a greater understanding of myself and how I interact with the world. And most importantly, I discovered that no matter where in the world you go, human nature has commonalities across cultures. Focusing on what we share in common, both abroad and at home, is a priceless gift this study abroad opportunity gave to me." Sarah Hale ('19)

The deadline to apply is February 26th. The form is on Engage. Reach out to Anne Ledvina, [email protected], for more information!

With finals and the holidays coming up, we could all benefit from a little #selfcare and since November is International...
11/23/2020

With finals and the holidays coming up, we could all benefit from a little #selfcare and since November is International Education Month at BSC, you might be wondering how other cultures do self care.

Well many cultures use hot coffee or tea as an opportunity to pause and enjoy the company of others or to relax. In Sweden this practice is known as Fika. Take a moment today for restoration and enjoyment of a hot beverage.

Do you want to study abroad in Summer for Fall 2021? The time to start planning is NOW! Visit the Study Abroad page on E...
11/23/2020

Do you want to study abroad in Summer for Fall 2021? The time to start planning is NOW! Visit the Study Abroad page on Engage. There you will find links to interactive maps that will show you options around the world!

"While in Spain, I grew a great deal- emotionally, cerebrally, and perhaps even physically. Constantly communicating in Spanish taught me the power behind creating a well conveyed verbal message, the program's classes greatly improved my knowledge of all things Spanish, and the parks and natural beauty provided the perfect playground for rest and recreation. At the very least- I urge you to stop by the Sklenar Center just once." - Russell Galloway ('18)

The deadline to apply is February 26th. The form is on Engage. Reach out to Anne Ledvina, [email protected], for more information!

It's International Education Week! This year we're focusing on international cuisine and sustainability. Here is a great...
11/20/2020

It's International Education Week! This year we're focusing on international cuisine and sustainability. Here is a great recipe for groundnut soup from Chef Selassie Atadika.

All recipes are courtesy of MAD, a global community of chefs that aims to create sustainable change and make a difference in restaurants and the world.
https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/actnow-food-challenge

11/20/2020
Manjit Singh Gill

It's International Education Week! This year we're focusing on international cuisine and sustainability.

Check out this video of Chef Manjit Gill to hear tips on reducing waste and sustainability: https://vimeo.com/342409698 #ActNow #ClimateAction

This is "Manjit Singh Gill" by GlobalGoalsUN on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

It's International Education Week! This year we're focusing on international cuisine and sustainability. Here is a great...
11/19/2020

It's International Education Week! This year we're focusing on international cuisine and sustainability. Here is a great recipe for okra stew from Chef Zoe Adjonyoh. Swipe to see the full recipe!

All recipes are courtesy of MAD, a global community of chefs that aims to create sustainable change and make a difference in restaurants and the world.
https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/actnow-food-challenge

11/19/2020
Jonas Astrup - Act Now

It's International Education Week! This year we're focusing on international cuisine and sustainability.

Check out this video of Chef Jonas Astrup from Denmark discussing his vegetable roast with condiments recipe: https://vimeo.com/355728433 #ActNow #ClimateAction

Jonas Astrup from Meyers Madhus (House of Food) supports the United Nations ActNow campaign - www.un.org/ActNow

It's International Education Week! This year we're focusing on international cuisine and sustainability. Here is a great...
11/18/2020

It's International Education Week! This year we're focusing on international cuisine and sustainability. Here is a great recipe for loose-leaf green tea from Chef Henrietta Lovell.

All recipes are courtesy of MAD, a global community of chefs that aims to create sustainable change and make a difference in restaurants and the world.
https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/actnow-food-challenge

11/18/2020
Leonilda Nuqy Ximenes

It's International Education Week! This year we're focusing on international cuisine and sustainability.

Check out this video of Chef Nuqy Ximenes from East Timor. She shares a recipe involving polenta and black beans: https://vimeo.com/342359117 #ActNow #ClimateAction

#ActNow

It's International Education Week! This year we're focusing on international cuisine and sustainability. Here are some t...
11/17/2020

It's International Education Week! This year we're focusing on international cuisine and sustainability. Here are some tips on reducing food waste and a recipe from Chef Ann-Marie Bonneau.

All recipes are courtesy of MAD, a global community of chefs that aims to create sustainable change and make a difference in restaurants and the world. #Actnow
https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/actnow-food-challenge

11/17/2020
Chef Pierre Rabbat

It's International Education Week! This year we're focusing on international cuisine and sustainability.

Check out this video of Chef Pierre Rabbat from Lebanon preparing a great vegan recipe: https://vimeo.com/352055798 #ActNow

Chef Pierre Rabbat from Lebanon supports the ActNow campaign's food challenge and provides a sustainable recipe of lentils with truffle oil.

International Treat Bag Grab-and-Go TODAYStop by our table in Norton Atrium TODAY between 11 am and 1 pm to pick up a tr...
11/17/2020

International Treat Bag Grab-and-Go TODAY
Stop by our table in Norton Atrium TODAY between 11 am and 1 pm to pick up a treat bag filled with International goodies.Enjoy treats from Korea, Japan, Europe, Thailand, and Tiawan in honor of International Education Week.

Global Opportunities at BSC:
Study Abroad
Global Internships (Virtual or In-person)
International Scholarships/Fellowships
Faculty/Staff-Led Travel Opportunities
Globally-focused courses

Questions about these global opportunities at BSC? Reach out to Anne Ledvina, [email protected], for more information!

11/16/2020
Chef Grace Ramirez talks about sustainability

It's International Education Week! This year we're focusing on international cuisine and sustainability.

Check out this video from Chef Grace Ramirez. She gives tips on sustainability when cooking: https://vimeo.com/349110241

Chef Grace Ramirez shares her food hacks and micro actions to live more sustainably every day! Full length second version #ActNow

TOMORROW - International Treat Bag Grab-and-GoStop by our table in Norton Atrium TOMORROW between 11 am and 1 pm to pick...
11/16/2020

TOMORROW - International Treat Bag Grab-and-Go

Stop by our table in Norton Atrium TOMORROW between 11 am and 1 pm to pick up a treat bag filled with International goodies.Enjoy treats from Korea, Japan, Europe, Thailand, and Tiawan in honor of International Education Week.

Global Opportunities at BSC:
Study Abroad
Global Internships (Virtual or In-person)
International Scholarships/Fellowships
Faculty/Staff-Led Travel Opportunities
Globally-focused courses

Questions about these global opportunities at BSC? Reach out to Anne Ledvina, [email protected], for more information!

Do you want to study abroad in Summer for Fall 2021? The time to start planning is NOW! Visit the Study Abroad page on E...
11/13/2020

Do you want to study abroad in Summer for Fall 2021? The time to start planning is NOW! Visit the Study Abroad page on Engage. There you will find links to interactive maps that will show you options around the world!

"I can say without a shadow of a doubt that choosing to study abroad was one of the best and most influential decisions of my life. I cannot begin to express in words the enriching experiences and lessons that came from my semester abroad, but I can say that any student with the opportunity to do this would be crazy not to leap at the chance. Make it happen; you will be happy that you did." - Macey Rowland ('20)

The deadline to apply is February 26th. The form is on Engage.

Do you want to study abroad in Summer for Fall 2021? The time to start planning is NOW! Visit the Study Abroad page on E...
11/13/2020

Do you want to study abroad in Summer for Fall 2021? The time to start planning is NOW! Visit the Study Abroad page on Engage. There you will find links to interactive maps that will show you options around the world!

"I am a first-generation Black woman traveling
internationally. I was able to make friends and learn about a culture completely different from my own. I am more accepting and more open. I feel more comfortable about being out of my comfort zone." - Jadaria Thomas ('20)

The deadline to apply is February 26th. The form is on Engage. Reach out to Anne Ledvina, [email protected], for more information!

Do you want to study abroad in Summer for Fall 2021? The time to start planning is NOW! Visit the Study Abroad page on E...
11/12/2020

Do you want to study abroad in Summer for Fall 2021? The time to start planning is NOW! Visit the Study Abroad page on Engage. There you will find links to interactive maps that will show you options around the world!

"Studying abroad is so much more than just another semester at school. It’s a whole new chapter in your life filled with adventure. My experience has been life-changing from all the truly amazing experiences I have had over these 6 months. I have learned more about myself in this time abroad than my entire 2 years at Birmingham-Southern." - Matt James ('18)

The deadline to apply is February 26th. The form is on Engage. Reach out to Anne Ledvina, [email protected], for more information!

Heard of Handshake but not sure what it’s all about? Join us for an overview to see what Handshake can do for you from y...
11/12/2020

Heard of Handshake but not sure what it’s all about? Join us for an overview to see what Handshake can do for you from your first term on campus through graduation. You’ll learn how to use Handshake for career exploration and networking, and how to perfect your profile so employers reach out to you.

Sign up for tomorrow's Zoom workshop!
Friday 11/13 at 10 am: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83252176375?pwd=dUZibVhOcFZrUXRLd3N4VU9iMExzZz09

Do you want to study abroad in Summer for Fall 2021? The time to start planning is NOW! Visit the Study Abroad page on E...
11/12/2020

Do you want to study abroad in Summer for Fall 2021? The time to start planning is NOW! Visit the Study Abroad page on Engage. There you will find links to interactive maps that will show you options around the world!

"Honestly we can study anywhere in the world so why not do it with an awesome adventure out your back door? You will never regret going, you'll regret never having these adventures." - Kate Johnson ('19)

The deadline to apply is February 26th. The form is on Engage. Reach out to Anne Ledvina, [email protected], for more information!

Do you want to study abroad in Summer for Fall 2021? The time to start planning is NOW! Visit the Study Abroad page on E...
11/11/2020

Do you want to study abroad in Summer for Fall 2021? The time to start planning is NOW! Visit the Study Abroad page on Engage. There you will find links to interactive maps that will show you options around the world!

"Studying abroad has met and surpassed all of my expectations. This journey, quite honestly, is one I never thought I would be brave enough to take. But now that I have traveled independently, I have so much more confidence in my abilities and problem-solving skills. Additionally, I have a new-found appreciation for this great, big, beautiful world." Anna Patterson ('19)

The deadline to apply is February 26th. The form is on Engage. Reach out to Anne Ledvina, [email protected], for more information!

Do you want to study abroad in Summer for Fall 2021? The time to start planning is NOW! Visit the Study Abroad page on E...
11/11/2020

Do you want to study abroad in Summer for Fall 2021? The time to start planning is NOW! Visit the Study Abroad page on Engage. There you will find links to interactive maps that will show you options around the world!

"Experiencing the world around us and different cultures opens your eyes in ways you cannot even imagine. It allows for you to gain better insight, see problems from different perspectives, and be thankful for what you possess. I truthfully think that studying abroad has shaped my future to be brighter and happier." Alaina Pinnick ('20)

The deadline to apply is February 26th. The form is on Engage. Reach out to Anne Ledvina, [email protected], for more information!

Do you want to study abroad in Summer for Fall 2021? The time to start planning is NOW! Visit the Study Abroad page on E...
11/10/2020

Do you want to study abroad in Summer for Fall 2021? The time to start planning is NOW! Visit the Study Abroad page on Engage. There you will find links to interactive maps that will show you options around the world!

The deadline to apply is February 26th. The form is on Engage. Reach out to Anne Ledvina, [email protected], for more information!

Do you want to study abroad in Summer for Fall 2021? The time to start planning is NOW! Visit the Study Abroad page on E...
11/10/2020

Do you want to study abroad in Summer for Fall 2021? The time to start planning is NOW! Visit the Study Abroad page on Engage. There you will find links to interactive maps that will show you options around the world!

The deadline to apply is February 26th. The form is on Engage. Reach out to Anne Ledvina, [email protected], for more information!

Do you want to study abroad in Summer for Fall 2021? The time to start planning is NOW! Visit the Study Abroad page on E...
11/09/2020

Do you want to study abroad in Summer for Fall 2021? The time to start planning is NOW! Visit the Study Abroad page on Engage. There you will find links to interactive maps that will show you options around the world!

The deadline to apply is February 26th. The form is on Engage. Reach out to Anne Ledvina, [email protected], for more information!

Heard of Handshake but not sure what it’s all about? Join us for an overview to see what Handshake can do for you from y...
11/09/2020

Heard of Handshake but not sure what it’s all about? Join us for an overview to see what Handshake can do for you from your first term on campus through graduation. You’ll learn how to use Handshake for career exploration and networking, and how to perfect your profile so employers reach out to you.

Sign up for one of our two Zoom workshops.

Tuesday 11/10 at 3:30 pm: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87082921512?pwd=dmVWR1d4OVJNdFBGdllZVmxOalJVQT09

Friday 11/13 at 10 am: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83252176375?pwd=dUZibVhOcFZrUXRLd3N4VU9iMExzZz09

Do you want to study abroad in Summer for Fall 2021? The time to start planning is NOW! Visit the Study Abroad page on E...
11/09/2020

Do you want to study abroad in Summer for Fall 2021? The time to start planning is NOW! Visit the Study Abroad page on Engage. There you will find links to interactive maps that will show you options around the world!

The deadline to apply is February 26th. The form is on Engage. Reach out to Anne Ledvina, [email protected], for more information!

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