November 19, 2004

Photo of the Week

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Musical Theater’s performance of Smokey Joe’s Cafe. Photo taken by Michael Krouskop, university photographer.

Important Announcements

Please direct any questions, concerns or inquiries relating to construction or blasting to 460-5305. This is our construction hotline number. All phone calls will be returned within 24 hours. This includes contractors or businesses wishing to bid on various construction projects.
There will be no Belmont FYI the week of November 22.

Belmont News

Belmont University “Best Places To Work” Finalist
A Christmas Gift to Nashville:
Belmont Again Offers Slate of Free Concerts
Belmont Class Plans “Day of Hope”
Recruiting Volunteers for American Cancer Society


OT Students Awarded Scholarships
Education Professor Honored

Coming Up

Ann Carothers will present Color first, Creation Liberated in the Leu Art Gallery November 12 – December 10.
The String Quartet will perform on November 21 in the Belmont Mansion.
The Belmont Pops will perform on November 22 at 8:00 p.m. in Belmont Heights Baptist Church.
The Faculty Concert Series, featuring Steve Patrick and Pat Kunkee on trumpet, will be November 29 at 7:30 in the Massey Concert Hall.
The Piano Ensemble is November 30 at 7:30 in the Harton Recital Hall.
The Nashville Children’s Choir annual holiday concert is December 3 at 7:00 p.m. in Belmont Heights Baptist Church.
There will be an open house with holiday snacks on December 7 from 10:00 – 12:00 including the Teaching Center, International Education, Career Services, Media Studies and Auxiliary Services.
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

FYI and Miscellaneous Announcements

The Nashville Chamber Orchestra would like to offer a special discount for Belmont faculty, staff and students for their “Harmonica and Strings” concerts. The November 19 concert is at the Factory in Franklin and the November 20 show is at the War Memorial.
Nashville Children’s Theatre will offer a special ticket discount to all Belmont employees and students. For each child’s ticket that is purchased, you will receive a second child’s ticket to the same performance free of charge. Please call 254-9103 for information on NCT’s performances, or visit
The GMA Academy will be February 11 – 12, and is a “training camp” for beginning and advanced unsigned artists and songwriters. The event will provide valuable feedback and instruction from veterans in the industry. GMA will also offer an unsigned writer’s night at the Curb Café on December 9. Performers will be selected from winners of past GMA Music in the Rockies and GMA Academy events to participate in this unique showcase. Additionally, participants who utilize GMA’s all new Songwriter Critique Service are invited to take part in this event. There is still time to submit your songs through the critique service for consideration for the Dec. 9 event. Another writer’s night is tentatively planned for Feb. 10, preceding the GMA Academy Regional event February 11-12 in Nashville. Please call (615) 242-0303 x 238 or visit for more information.
Chadasha will be selling Pumpkin Pies from scratch for the holidays. To place your order, call Antione at 460-5252 or e-mail Pies are $6 each.
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 :
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, or visit

Congratulations and Community News

Congratulations to Shawn and Kevin Cook on the birth of their daughter, Olivia Farris Cook, on November. 7. Olivia weighed 7 lbs 2 oz and was 19 1/2 inches long. Shawn works in User Services.
Dr. James Stamper, assistant professor in the department of education, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Tennessee Association of Colleges for Teacher Education at the fall conference in October. This group is comprised of all the colleges and universities in the state with teacher education programs.
Dr. Stamper was also named to a six year term as a trustee for the International College in Naples/Fort Myers, Florida.
If you or someone you know is celebrating a milestone, the Belmont community wants to know! Send weddings, births, anniversaries, or other announcements to


November 19
Wesley Bulla, Music Business
November 20
Jimmy Davis, University College
Angela Gonzales, Lit & Lang
November 21
James Clark, Library
Kenisha Rhone, Athletics
Elysia Sandlin, Student Affairs
November 22
Gregory Faulk, Business
Richard Hoffman, Music
Benita Walker, Development
November 23
Renee Rice, Athletics
November 24
Joan Yarborough, Retiree
November 25
Mike Awalt, Philosophy
Bryan Graban, Ocean Way
November 26
Joyce Rickman, Alumni
November 27
Vernona Elliott, Religion
Adam Jones, Mail Center
Debbie Simpler, Social Work
Julia Tanner, Music
November 28
Kevin Robinson, Physical Therapy
November 30
Kris Elsberry, Music
December 1
John Paine, Lit & Lang
December 3
Joy Kimbrell, Nursing
Ronnie Littlejohn, Philosophy
December 5
David Driskill, Chem/Physics
Pam Parry, Journalism
Karen Thompson, School of Social Sciences
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