October 28, 2004

Photo of the Week

groundbreaking.jpgBelmont University President Dr. Robert Fisher speaks at the groundbreaking for the new $34 million College of Health Sciences complex that will rise along the Wedgewood Avenue side of campus. Representatives of Belmont University were joined by members of the Belmont Board of Trust, the Mayor of Nashville, and officials with HCA at the groundbreaking. HCA is donating $7.5 million for the project and the formation of a nursing education consortium among area colleges. [Photo by Belmont University staff photographer Michael Krouskop]


Professor Invited to Speak at Oxford
Business Student Wins Scholarship
Student Art Displayed at Frist
Speech & Debate Team Excels at Two Tourneys
Muzz Buzz Alum Named Executive VP

Belmont News

Graduation rate for Belmont Student Athletes Rises 2 Points – Second Highest in Tennessee; Higher Than NCAA Div. 1 Average
Sutherland Shares Story with Students
HCA’S MidAmerica Division, Belmont University Form Nursing Consortium Partnership
Seigenthaler Speaks About Nashville, Journalism

Staff Chili Cook-Off and Halloween Party

Chili Cook-Off Today – Friday, October 29, from 11:30 – 1:00 in the Neely Dining Hall. If you are not bringing chili, please bring crackers, cheese, other fixings or dessert. Don’t miss this opportunity to join your friends and colleagues for lots of laughs and lots of chili! Sponsored by the Staff Affairs Council.

Coming Up:

Belmont’s Department of Education will host a Great Pumpkin Information Workshop on Friday, October 29, at 1:00 in the Multimedia Hall. They will discuss program requirements, graduation, hooding ceremony, licensure topics, LiveText and more. Contact Julie Hullett at 460-5483 for more information.
The Fall Choral Institute with Mendelssohn’s Elijah is October 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Massey Concert Hall.
All faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of the Belmont community are invited to bring their children and/or grandchildren to a Halloween Festival on Friday, October 29th. Hail, Heron, and Pembroke residence halls are creating the first annual Nightmare on North Lawn. From 6-9 pm Pembroke Hall will be transformed into a haunted house and Hail and Heron Halls will have room to room trick-or-treating, crafts, games, and lots of snacks.
The Athletic Department would like to invite all faculty, staff, and students to cheer on the Bruin men’s and women’s cross country teams as Belmont hosts the 2004 Atlantic Sun Conference Cross Country Championships on Saturday, October 30. The Belmont women’s team will try for their fourth straight conference crown, while the BU men will race for their third straight title. The championship, which includes teams from all 11 A-Sun schools, will be held at the Vaughn’s Creek Course at Percy Warner Park. The course is located off of Highway 100, just east of Old Hickory Boulevard in West Nashville. Admission is FREE. The women’s race begins at 9:00an, while the men will follow at 10:00am. An awards ceremony will begin at 11:00am. For more information, call John Langdon at 460-5609 or check out the A-Sun Cross Country Championship Web site at http://www.belmont.edu/athletics/asunxc04/index.html.
The HHP Majors Club is having a Fall Festival with food, crafts, games and prizes, on October 30 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. in the HHP Building. Cost is $3 per child with a maximum of $10 for 4 of more per family, and no charge for adults. Open to everyone in the community. For more information, contact Ana Cesmat at cesmata@pop.belmont.edu
Interested students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in Belmont University’s longstanding PENCIL Partnership with John Overton High School. For more information, contact Glenn Acree at acreeg@mail.belmont.edu or 460-6289.
A One Woman Show wit Crystal Jones will be on Saturday October 30 at 2:30 p.m.
The School of Music Annual Halloween Concert will be Sunday, October 31 at 6:00 p.m. in the Belmont Mansion.
The Guitar Ensemble will perform on Monday, November 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Harton Recital Hall.
Upcoming Sack Lunch Discussions include:
Nov 3 “Masterful Flower Arranging” with Michelle Campanis
Drinks and cookies are provided; you bring a sack lunch. All sessions are Noon – 1 pm in MBC 400. Please register online at http://www.belmont.edu/hr/2004SackLunches_Fall.pdf.
Phoenix will perform in the Curb Cafe on Thursday, November 4 at 7:30 p.m.
The Belmont Opera is Friday, November 5-6 at 7:30 p.m. and on November 7 at 2:00 p.m. All performances of Copland’s The Tenderland will be in the Massey Concert Hall.
The College of Business Administration will host Financing Economic Development with guests from Ten Thousand Villages and World Relief on Tuesday, November 9 from 5:00 – 6:10 p.m. in the Neely Dining Hall. Rebecca Coke of Ernst&Young Chicago will share her research on Financing Economic Development in under privileged countries, followed by a panel discussion with guests from Ten Thousand Villages and World Relief. Part of the College of Business Administration’s theme for academic year 2004-2005 “What Matters Most in Business.” For more information, contact Casie Wilkins at 460-6482.
The Center for Professional Development presents two workshops: Facing the Challenge of Change and Handling Negative Emotions in the Workplace, featuring Dr. Ben Bissell. Ben has been recognized internationally for his ability to analyze difficult situations and offer practical solutions in the workplace. All these experiences are blended with his humor into a winning combination. Make your reservations now December 13 and 14, 8am- 4pm Downtown Sheraton Call 615-460-5554 for more details or visit www.belmont.edu/cpd.

FYI and Announcements

ITS (Information Technology Services) has a new way to update the campus about important projects and services. The goal of the ITS blog is to better serve the Belmont community and improve communication with users. In addition, users will be able to comment or ask questions about service updates and ITS projects. Please bookmark this site and stay tuned as ITS continues to serve the campus. The site is: http://forum.belmont.edu/its/
The Bruin Club is putting together a bus trip to Knoxville for when the men’s basketball team takes on UT on December 20. The trip cost is $40 and includes transportation to and from the game, a boxed meal, and a ticket to the game! Spots are reserved on a first come first serve basis! There is an online form that can be filled out at : http://www.bruinclub.com/events
The Corporate University Consortium is a leadership certificate program designed to develop the high potential prospective leaders in organizations. Over a nine to twelve month period participants will meet monthly for structured learning, to develop relationships with participants from other Middle Tennessee companies, and to increase their depth of understanding of their roles as leaders in their organizations. The next CUC begins in February, 2005. For more information Contact Janice Woodard at 460-5477 or woodardj@mail.belmont.edu, or visit www.belmont.edu/cpd.
The Music City Bowl is offering a special discount for Belmont faculty, staff and students. For a limited time, purchase lower level tickets for only $30 (regular price is $45), to the Music City Bowl at The Coliseum. This offer ends on November 18th. To order, visit http://www.ticketmaster.com/promo/9071 and use the password: BELMONT

Congratulations and Community News

Congratulations to Catherine Long Murphy (’03) on the birth of her son on October 21. Catherine works in the University Bookstore.
If you or someone you know is celebrating a milestone, the Belmont community wants to know! Send weddings, births, anniversaries, or other announcements to communication@mail.belmont.edu.

In our thoughts

Please keep Joyce Watson and her family in your prayers at the loss of her husband, Jim. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Hospice Alive in Jim’s name.
Hospice Alive
1718 Patterson Street
Nashville, TN 37203