January 28, 2005

Photo of the Week

Belmont students cheer the Bruins to a Homecoming victory with a 71-61 overtime win over Lipscomb University on Friday, January 28.

Belmont News

Belmont University Announces C.S. Lewis Academic Conference
Tsunami Relief Concert Brings Stars to Belmont, Raises $50,000 for WorldVision
Tsunami relief benefits from collection of talent – The Tennessean
Belmont Students Get A Little Closer to Wall Street – The Tennessean
Tsunami benefit at Belmont tonight – Nashville City Paper
Belmont becomes mini-Wall Street – Nashville City Paper
Belmont Opens State’s First University-Based Electronic Financial Trading Room


Belmont will launch a new Montessori Teacher Education Program Certification, starting June 2005.
Belmont’s Montessori Teacher Education Program will offer Montessori teacher preparation. Students enrolled in the program will earn certification in early childhood education (for ages 2 ½-6) while also earning college credit that can be applied toward an undergraduate degree or a graduate degree (Master of Arts in Teaching).
To read more about the program, click “continue reading” below.


Coming Up

The Vaughn Science Lecture will take place on January 31, 2005 at 7:00 pm in the Boardroom with a reception will follow. This annual event serves to highlight scientific research and its ramifications to both undergraduate science majors and the more general audience of non-science students and faculty. This year’s speaker is Dr. Tom Wenzel, the Charles A. Dana Professor of Chemistry at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. He won the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Fellows Award in 2002, and he currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of CUR Quarterly, and he was given the J. Calvin Giddings Award for Excellence in Education, Analytical Division, American Chemical Society in 1999. Dr. Wenzel served as President of the Council on Undergraduate Research in 1996-1997. In addition to his active undergraduate research program in chemistry, Dr. Wenzel teaches in the Environmental Studies program at Bates, and he offers a course on women in science. His topic is “Right-handed Sugar Doughnuts: Nutritional Food for Undergraduates and their Faculty.”
The Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats are returning to the Curb Event Center on February 9, 2005, at 7:30 p.m. Ring in 2005, the year of the Rooster, at the Curb Event Center! A crowd favorite last year, the return of the Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats promises to be an extraordinary show seen no where else in Nashville. Don’t miss this opportunity to see such a spectacular event with beautiful costumes, skilled showmanship, and amazing acrobatics. We have set up a SPECIAL ticket price for Belmont University Faculty/Staff and Students bearing a BU ID: $8 ticket price (totaling $10.24 after tax and fee), limit 6 per person. Prices for non-Belmont folks are $15 Adults and $8 Children under 12.
The next Staff Meeting will be on Thursday, February 10 at 1:00 p.m. in the Beaman Student Life Center Rooms A and B.
Belmont’s Department of Education will host a one-hour Orientation to Teaching Session on Monday, February 14. The session will be held in the Bunch Library Multi Media Room on the 2nd floor. Topics will include Conceptual Framework, Department of Education Processes, Teacher Interviews, Practicum Placement, Licensure, Praxis Exams and Live text. There are two times students can attend that day: 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. This will be a very informative session and is mandatory for all Undergraduate and M.A.T Education students. Contact Julie Hullett 460.5483 with questions.
The Center for Entrepreneurship and the Center for Business Ethics will present Fr. Robert A. Sirico, Co-founder and President of the Acton Institute, on Tuesday, February 15. A reception will be held at 4:45 p.m. with the address at 5:15 p.m.
Dr. Robbie Pinter will have a book signing for her book, For This Child I Prayed, at David-Kidd Booksellers on Monday, February 28 at 6:00 p.m.
Parents and Family Weekend is April 8-10. For more information,


Congratulations to S. Jerome Lee, II and his wife, Tamika Lee, on the birth of their son on Wednesday, January 19, 2005. Sylvester Jerome Lee, III (Michi) was 7 lbs.,19 inches. Jerome works in the office of the Registrar.
Dr. Cathy Hinton, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, has been invited to attend the spring session of the Oxford Round Table, held March 13-18 at the University of Oxford in England. Only 35 individuals from across the globe are chosen to attend. The Oxford Round Table, first held in 1989, is a unique forum in which policy questions are discussed during a five-day period in a collegial, think-tank atmosphere. The results of the deliberations are published and distributed to policymakers and academic libraries around the world. This spring’s Oxford Round Table session is devoted to the topic of “Disabilities and Exceptionalities: Identification, Response and Rehabilitation.”

In Our Thoughts

The campus extends our sympathy to Dr. Debra Wollaber, Dean of the College of Health Sciences, on the recent passing of her sister. In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made to The school of Nursing Accelerated Student Fund in memoriam of Sharon Archey.

Miscellaneous Announcements

Audition Opportunity: Destiny One Records is launching its “Create A Buzz” Showcase at Rocketown on Monday, April 11, 2005. Ten Christian Bands will have an opportunity to showcase their music ministry in the Empyrean Coffee Bar at Rocketown during GMA Week. One band will be selected to play the Club at the main event which begins at 7:00 p.m. Visit www.destinyonerecords.org for an application. Call Jerri at at (856) 979-2013 for more information.
The award winning Fisk Jubilee Singers will perform at the Ryman Auditorium on January 30 at 7:00 p.m. Fisk University wanted the Belmont community to know of this upcoming performance. Tickets may be purchased by calling 615-255-9600, at
all Ticketmaster outlets, the Ryman Box Office or online at www.ticketmaster.com.
Nashville Children’s Theatre is offering 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. Simply mention that you are from Belmont when you order your tickets. The next Children’s Theatre production is Jack’s Tale by Scot Copeland and will run January 24 – February 20, 2005. For more information on NCT, please visit the theatre’s Web site at www.nashvillechildrenstheatre.org or call Nashville Children’s Theatre at (615) 254-9103.
Belmont University faculty, staff and students now get 20% off regularly priced tickets to the Nashville Ballet. Tickets may be purchased at either TPAC Box Office (Downtown or at Davis-Kidd Booksellers in Green Hills) where you should ask for the T20PER type tickets. You can also go online to www.ticketmaster.com and search by Nashville Ballet and select one of the Salsa – Cool! Warm! Hot! Performances and use the Special Offer Code/Password “TWENTY” in the adjacent box.


Happy belated birthday to Debbie Coppinger, who celebrated a birthday on Saturday, January 22.
January 28
Paul Gatrell, Theatre
Nguyet Nguyen, Custodial Services
January 29
Eric Jones, Athletics
February 1
Greg Pillon, University Marketing and Communications
Kate Wells, International Education
February 2
Donna Brown, Athletics
Michael Harrington, Music Business
February 4
Sarah Koop, CEMB
Michael Loyd, Custodial Services
February 5
Andrew Johnston, Student Affairs
February 6
Robert Lambert, Business
February 7
Greg Bagwell, ITS
Harold Smith, Religion
If you are new to the Belmont community, please send your birthday to communication@mail.belmont.edu so you can be recognized on your special day.