March 28, 2005

Photo of the Week

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A photo from Mixed Bill, the first dance performance for the new dance minor in The Department of Theatre and Dance, held on March 20, 2005.
Photo by Michael Krouskop, university photographer.

March 18, 2005

Photo of the Week

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American business leader Dennis Bakke offered up some provocative and possibly even controversial concepts during a stop at Belmont University on his seven-week national book tour Wednesday. Read full article in the Belmont News section. Photo by Michael Krouskop, university photographer.


For the next few weeks, Belmont FYI will feature a new section devoted to the 2005 Faculty and Staff Campaign. Updates and information about the campaign will be outlined in this section each week until the campaign ends on Friday, April 15.
Belmont now offers discounted movie tickets to faculty, staff and students. Tickets for Carmike Theaters will be available for $5.50 and tickets for Regal Cinemas will be $6.00. These tickets are good for all available show times. Restrictions may apply on certain films. You may purchase these discounted tickets beginning Friday, March 4th at Belmont Central. Belmont accepts cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.

Belmont News

Bakke: Business Best Way To Fulfill God’s Commands
Dennis Bakke to Speak at Belmont
Miller cleans glass as Belmont streaks – Nashville City Paper

Belmont Achievers

Dr. Harry Hollis was recently elected Chairman of the Board at Centennial Medical Center. Dr. Hollis is a professor in the School of Business.
Jodi Glover, Director of Belmont @ Cool Springs, is the 2005 Chair of the Women in Business Committee, a joint venture of the Brentwood and Cool Springs Chamber.

Faculty and Staff Campaign Update

Participation in the Faculty and Staff Campaign is currently at 13 percent. Remember to complete your pledge form you received in campus mail. Please contact Laura Amaral in the Development Office at 460-6070 or if you have any questions about pledging your support.
Donor Spotlight
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“Josephine and I support Belmont because we want to give something back to an institution that has done so much for us. We both believe in what Belmont is and what it is doing. We feel that giving is basic to being a Christian and want to set a good example for other employees. The tax deduction isn’t a bad benefit either!” – Terry White on why he and his wife, Josephine, support the Faculty and Staff Campaign.

Coming Up

The 2005 Health Fair is today, Friday, March 18, from 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the BSLC Rec Gym. There will be vendors, food, fitness testing, t-shirts, massages and prizes.
The Inaugural Dance Minor Recitals will be Sunday, March 20 at 2:00 p.m. in the Massey Concert Hall.
On behalf of Dr. Merrie King, Montessori Program Director, and the Department of Education, the Belmont Community is invited to attend an Open House for the Montessori Teacher Education Program on Monday, March 21 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in Room 103, Wheeler Building. Come view the new Montessori materials and curriculum lab and meet the Montessori faculty! Belmont’s Montessori Teacher Education program, which offers Montessori certification in early childhood education (for ages 2 ½-6) along with college credit that can be applied toward an undergraduate degree through the University College or a graduate degree (Master of Arts in Teaching), is slated to begin in June 2005. The application deadline for the program is May 15, 2005. Call 460-6992 for more information.
Chorale will perform on Monday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Belmont Heights Baptist Church.
A Lenten Worship Service for faculty and staff will be held Wednesday, March 23 at 10:00 a.m. in the Belmont Little Theatre. Please join fellow faculty and staff for a half-hour Holy Week service of prayers, Scripture and hymns, followed by refreshments and a time of fellowship. This event is a collaboration by members of the theatre department, school of music, and the office of spiritual development.
Dr. Karen Wieckert, Associate Professor of ISM, will present a talk entitled, “The Pipeline for Women in Computing” as a part of Women’s History Month on Wednesday, March 23 at 10:00 a.m. in MBC 100.
Easter Break is March 24-25. Campus offices will be closed in observance of the Good Friday holiday.
The Faculty Concert Series presents Keith Moore, Tom Studebaker and Jennifer Coleman (Classical Vocalists) on Monday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Belmont Mansion.
Hazel O’Leary, President of Fisk University and former U.S. Energy Secretary will give the keynote address during the Women’s History Month events on march 31 at 5:30 p.m. in the Massey Boardroom.
Belmont will host an Adjunct Faculty Open House on April 6 from 5:30 – 7:00 in the Massey Boardroom. Interested persons should RSVP by April 4 by contacting Human Resources at 615-460-6456 or
Parents and Family Weekend is April 8-10. For more information, click here.
Belmont and the YMCA Hispanic Achievers Program will host a Latin Music Street Event for Nashville: “Musica Caliente de Nashville” -Nashville’s Latin Music Street Fair, on Saturday, April 23 from 11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. This street fair, held on Belmont’s central campus, will feature local Latin musicians, folkloric dancers, mariachi bands, piñatas, salsa dance lessons, kid’s activities, a salsa recipe and salsa dance contest, and local Spanish cooking. All net profits will go to underprivileged youth, assisting them in pursuing higher education. Visit or contact David Herrera at 460-6908 for more information.


Congratulations to the 2005 Presidential Faculty Achievement Award Finalists:
John Gonas, Assistant Professor of Finance
Pam Parry, Assistant Professor of Journalism
Robbie Pinter, Professor of English
Andi Stepnick, Associate Professor of Sociology
Please join in congratulating these finalists for their outstanding contributions to student life outside the classroom. Twenty-six faculty were nominated by Belmont students, faculty, staff and alumni this year. The 2005 recipient will be announced at spring commencement.