August 26, 2005

Welcome Back to Campus

Photos of the Week – Click on each image to see a larger version
Here is a selection of photos from the opening of the fall semester at Belmont, including pictures from Move-In Day, Welcome Week, Playfair, S.E.R.V.E., the Activities Fair, and the unveiling of a new patch that nursing students will wear.
Images from move-in day, 2005
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Dr. Fisher welcomes the new students and parents to campus.
Images from Playfair, an annual icebreaker event during Towering Traditions.
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S.E.R.V.E. – Approximately 720 incoming freshmen volunteered to help in service to the Nashville community Monday as part of “Welcome Week” for the new school year.
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The Student Government Association Student Activities Fair
An image from the HCA Nursing Patch Unveiling.
All photos by university photographer Michael Krouskop.

You are invited

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Rain location: Cafeteria

Important Announcements

Update on the MTA Commuter Benefits Program:
If you are interested in utilizing the new MTA Commuter Benefits Program, you may need to get a new Belmont identification card made. If your card was issued before 2002, stop by the Office of Campus Security to get a new card made, or contact them at x6617 for further questions.
For more information on the MTA Commuter Benefits Program, visit the Belmont Parking Web Site, and for schedules, visit The Nashville MTA site.
To read an article in today’s Tennessean regarding the Belmont-MTA partnership, click here.

Belmont News

Enrollment Tops 4,000 Two Years Ahead of Goal
Leu Art Gallery Sets Winter Exhibition
Rebirth on the Row – Nashville City Paper
Belmont, MTA offer free bus service – Nashville City Paper
Belmont provides free MTA bus service to students, faculty, staff
Hundreds of Freshman Help in Community Service to Start New Year
Citizen Journalists Go Mainstream – Broadcasting & Cable
Belmont Volunteers For Disaster Drill – The Tennessean
Move-In Day 2005

Coming Up

Please join Dr. Fisher for a cookout lunch to celebrate accomplishing our enrollment goal of 4,000 students, today, Friday, August 26, from 11:30 – 1:30 in front of the Beaman Student Life Center. Rain location – cafeteria.
The 2005-06 Belmont University SGA Congress will be honoring the late Stephen Langston by recognizing Stephen as the first ever Honorary Congress Member on Monday, August 29, at 5:00 p.m. in the Multimedia Room. The entire campus is invited to attend. Please see more information under “community news” below.
The Belmont community is invited to participate in “Together We CAN” 5K and Youth Running Festival, Saturday, September 10, at Belmont. The “Together We CAN” running festival is a benefit for “Feed America First”, a faith based hunger relief organization. The day starts off with four different children’s races and culminates with the Boulevard Mile and the 5k Run. There will be a cookout, live entertainment, children’s activities, great door prizes and a special ‘Remember 9/11’ ceremony with the support of our local military. If you have any questions about the event, please contact Jeff Langdon at or visit the event website at and click on the link to the ‘Together We CAN Running Festival.
High School Preview Days for juniors and seniors are scheduled for October 1, October 29 and November 12.

Community News

An invitation from SGA:
The 2005-06 Belmont University SGA Congress, is striving to deepen its presence on Belmont’s campus and throughout the Nashville community. An exert from the 2005-06 Executive Cabinet Vision Statement reads, “…to build a community which focuses on deepening relationships, both internally and externally…” One of the ways we are attempting to deepen relationships internally is to honor a Belmont student that has made a significant contribution to the Belmont community and/or has experienced something exceptional in his or her life that SGA would like to celebrate. SGA plans to celebrate each of these individuals by recognizing them as an “Honorary Congress Member” at the beginning of a Congress meeting. exceptional Belmont student at every Congress meeting. This provides an outlet for SGA to encourage and recognize those Belmont students whom are deserving.
At the first Congress meeting on, Monday, August 29th, @ 5:00 p.m. in the Multimedia Room, Congress will be honoring the late Stephen Langston by recognizing Stephen as the first ever Honorary Congress Member. Stephen Langston was an 18 year old graduate of Overton High School that was enrolled to start classes here at Belmont this fall. Stephen was tragically killed in an automobile accident early Sunday morning, August 14th. Stephen had signed to play baseball at Belmont for the next four years. Coach Jarvis, Belmont’s Baseball coach, along with other current Belmont baseball players will join SGA in this very special time with Stephen’s family. Because SGA serves as the “student’s voice” on Belmont’s campus, honoring Langston at a Congress meeting is a way to allow the Belmont students and its student governmental organization to come together and recognize Langston and his family. SGA wants the Langston family to stay connected to Belmont and know that they are indeed a part of the “Belmont family.”
Many of you may or may not have had the opportunity to know Stephen, but as a member of the Belmont family, you are invited to come and be a part of this special time with the Langston family. The Congress meeting will start at 5:00 p.m. and the recognition will last about 10 minutes. All Congress meetings are open to the entire Belmont community, so please come and share in this time as we recognize a young man and his family that will remain in our hearts as a member of the Belmont family.


*Editor’s note – I rely on all of you to keep the birthday list current. If you notice a mistake or missing birthday, please e-mail the update to Thanks!
Our belated wishes to Nicole Mullins, Belmont Central, who celebrated a birthday on August 23.
August 26
Robyne Atkins, Alumni
Desiree Pillsbury, University Marketing and Communications
August 27
Daniel Schafer, History
August 28
Adrian Constant, University Marketing and Communications
Pete Giordano, Psychology
August 29
Joyce Crowell, Math/Com.Science
Sally Mann, Bookstore
Rich Tiner, Broadcasting
August 31
Steve Murphree, Biology
September 1
Randy Capps, ITS
Bill Fessler, Maintenance Services
September 2
Gail Bursch, Physical Therapy
September 4
Amy McGinnis, Athletics
September 6
David Greathouse, Physical Therapy

August 19, 2005

Photo of the Week

Volunteer State Joins Belmont’s Partners in Nursing Consortium
Volunteer State Community College has joined the Partners in Nursing Consortium, a long-term partnership between Belmont University, HCA’s TriStar Health System and other select Tennessee colleges and universities, an initiative created to address the growing shortage of registered nurses in Tennessee. Pictured here, Dr. Robert C. Fisher with Volunteer State Community College President Dr. Warren Nichols.
To read more, click here.