Career Development Specialist Lori Bumgarmer is among “49 Female Music Entrepreneurs (Sharing) Their Best Advice” on Hypebot.com.
“Never try to do things exactly the way others tell you to do it or exactly the same way they did it. Promotion of your brand has to be done in a way that is true to you. Not every species of flower blooms at the same rate or under the same conditions,” she told the online publication.
Belmont School of Music faculty member Sandra Dudley has released a brand new CD on Cognito Records called “All Of My Life” with friend and jazz pianist, Lori Mechem. Mechem is a former piano instructor at Belmont and the director of the Nashville Jazz Workshop with husband and bassist, Roger Spencer. Dudley has been teaching voice in the commercial music department since 1995. The duo project is a tribute to the legendary lyricists, Alan and Marilyn Bergman. The Bergmans have written lyrics for songs put to music by composers such as Michel Legrand and Marvin Hamlisch, and performed by countless artists including Barbra Steisand-a lifelong friend. Dudley and Mechem recorded the project in early August and celebrated the release on Nov. 17 at the Nashville Jazz Workshop to a standing room only crowd. The Bergmans have been involved with the project from the beginning adding a quote and picture to the project. The album also includes two previously unrecorded Bergman songs.
On Nov. 23, Dr. Amanda Miller, assistant professor of religion, presented a paper called “The Nazareth Proclamation: Nuancing Luke’s Resistance” at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature in Baltimore, Md.
On Nov. 24, Dr. Mark McEntire, professor of religion, presented a paper called “Stopping the Pendulum in the Middle: Mediating between Historical and Literary Approaches to the Prophetic Literature” at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature in Baltimore, Md.
On Nov. 23, the National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion hosted a panel discussion of Mark McEntire’s recent book, Portraits of a Mature God: Choices in Old Testament Theology.
Belmont University sponsored the ThanksLiving Fellowship Meal 2013, hosted by Watson Grove Missionary Baptist Church in conjunction with 102.1 The Light FM, to provide Thanksgiving dinner to the hungry. Belmont students dressed in formal wear and a formally outfitted serving staff served diners.
“Belmont University is proud to partner with Watson Grove Missionary Baptist Church and our neighborhood churches to serve others. Belmont’s purpose is to equip our students to help change the world. The ThanksLiving Fellowship Meal is a great example of how we can partner to be a blessing to those living right around us,”said Director of Community Relations Joyce Searcy.
Music Business faculty Rush Hicks, Jennifer Fowler and Stuart Fowler have an article published in the Music & Entertainment Industry Educators Association’s MEIEA Journal (Vol. 13, No. 1 (2013)) entitled: ”A Historical Investigation of Patterns in Sophomore Album Release.”
Bunch Library was one of six college and university libraries to participate in Project Information Literacy (PIL) last fall. PIL just released the results, its seventh research report about college students and information literacy. Led by Reference Librarian Jenny Mills, the research and instruction librarians and the English department facilitated the study by arranging on-campus interviews with students from First Year Writing classes.
The study investigates the challenges today’s freshmen face, and the information-seeking strategies they develop, use and adapt as they make the transition from high school to college and begin to complete college research assignments. Included are data from a comparative analysis of library resources in 30 U.S. high schools and six colleges and universities, interviews with 35 first-term freshmen from six colleges and universities and an online survey with 1,941 U.S. high school and college student respondents.
Bunch Library has also been selected to participate in the next phase of Project Information Literacy , a study of recent graduates’ information seeking behaviors, in which Belmont alumni will be surveyed.
Belmont University introduced the first six McWhorter Society Scholars on Dec. 4. The McWhorter Society, which was formed earlier this year, consists of members of the Nashville area community who are engaged in healthcare and the business of healthcare, and who choose to support future healthcare professionals from Belmont University.
The society is named in honor of long-time Belmont supporter Clayton McWhorter whose leadership and role in the development of healthcare industry giants HealthTrust Inc. and HCA have made a strong impression in the field of health care. In 1996, Clayton, his son Stuart and a close business friend created the venture capital firm Clayton Associates, which quickly evolved into a hub of strategic business development activities related to new firms in healthcare, technology and diversified services.
McWhorter was introduced to the newest scholars to hear their Belmont stories and how they intend to use the degrees they are pursuing at Belmont. Recipients included the following Belmont students.
Jacquelyn Youde is a student in the Massey School’s Master of Business Administration program for Healthcare Professionals (HCMBA). She is board-certified audiologist who originally attended the University of Washington in Seattle, prior to graduating with her Doctorate of Audiology from the University of Texas-Dallas. She previously was employed at Vanderbilt and is a full-time business student.
Roland Achenjang is also a student in the HCMBA program. As a young boy, he came to America with his parents, immigrating from Cameroon, Africa. He earned his Doctor of Pharmacy from North Dakota State University and is currently a pharmacist at St. Thomas-Midtown, pursuing his Belmont degree as a means of advancing his career to the next level as a healthcare administrator and leader.
Kelsey Maguire, from Nolensville, Tenn., is an undergraduate student in the College of Health Science’s School of Nursing where she plans to complete her Bachelor of Science in Nursing next spring. As the founding President of Belmont’s Nurses Christian Fellowship (NCF) chapter, Maguire was instrumental in launching an event aimed at educating the campus community about the need for feminine hygiene products in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya. In the spring of 2013, NCF collected over 5,000 hygiene items and Maguire traveled to Africa to personally deliver these products and work directly with the women and girls who would benefit from the gifts.
Lauren Moss is a member of the inaugural class in the School of Nursing’s new Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. She is a board certified Women’s Health and Adult Health Nurse Practitioner and currently practices in a local urban internal medicine and pain management clinic. She is a member of the Iota Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing. Moss’ capstone project for her DNP focuses on adults with hypercholesterolemia and determining whether nurse-led telephone reminder calls increase patient adherence to a prescribed medication regimen.
Jessica Brinkley is a third-year student in the College of Pharmacy’s Doctor of Pharmacy program. Brinkley has served as president of Belmont’s student chapters of Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International (CPFI) and the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), and has been actively involved through these student organizations with Barren Plains Ministry, Habitat for Humanity and Live Beyond, in addition to organizing a toy drive for children in Haiti.. As a result of her work with Habitat for Humanity, she will soon publish a paper titled, “Building a Lifelong Commitment to Service” in Student Pharmacist.
Emily Doss is also a third-year student in the Doctor of Pharmacy program. She has completed a prestigious summer internship in pharmacy at John Hopkins University. Doss is president of Belmont’s student chapter of Phi Lambda Sigma, the Pharmacy Leadership Society, and has received a Leadership Chapter Award for her community service with APhA. She has served as a Student Ambassador for the College, class president and PLS president, and is an active member of multiple student pharmacist organizations at Belmont.
The McWhorter Society was conceived by Dr. Richard Treadway and the University Office of Advancement. Membership can be arranged by calling Willie Young in the University Development Office.
Young Leaders Council (YLC) is a Nashville-based nonprofit organization that trains more than 2,000 men and women to effectively participate on the boards of nonprofit agencies. The Young Leader of the Year award is presented annually to a graduate of the YLC training program from the past 28 years who has made significant contributions to the fulfillment of the YLC mission, as well as demonstrated a commitment to ongoing community service and board leadership to local nonprofit organizations.
In addition to her role at the Center for Executive Education at Belmont University supplying the keynote speakers for the past six YLC Fall Leadership Luncheons, Robinson was key to the expansion of the YLC nonprofit board training program into Williamson County in 2013 due to the partnership created with Williamson County Young Professionals. A graduate of YLC Class 26, she currently serves as the chair of the YLC board of directors and is a member of the advisory boards for Tennessee Repertory Theatre and OZ Nashville, a contemporary art space and event venue. She is active in both the Williamson County and Nashville Chambers of Commerce, including serving on the Nashville Chamber’s Midtown Leadership Team and previously as chair for YP Nashville, which connects young professionals to networking, professional development and community involvement.
Communication Studies Assistant Professor Nathan Webb attended the National Communication Association annual conference, where he made four competitively selected academic presentations. Each of the talks related to Webb’s research on and practice of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. He presented research on the effects of utilizing service leaning on small group pedagogy, the use of instructor self-disclosure in the classroom and how millennial professors gain credibility with students. He also was selected to share teaching practices in the Great Ideas for Teaching Students division.