September 30, 2005

Photo of the Week

The 2005 “Belmont Cares” Charity Campaign has begun!
Pictured above, the 2005 Campaign Committee. From left to right: Dr. Robert Fisher, John Gonas, La Kiesha Armstrong, Jill Freeman – Co-Chair, Margaret Howell – Co-Chair, Sharon Hiett, and Betsy Caffey.
This year’s goal is 100% participation of all faculty and staff. Participation means you can contribute to the agency of your choice and the amount you wish. Also, if you log onto United e-way and decide not to donate at this time, your participation still counts towards our goal. Please submit paper forms to Sharon Hiett in Fidelity Hall, room 206. You have the opportunity to pledge through Friday, October 12th. However, if you pledge online or submit the paper form by today, Friday, September 30, you will be eligible for a door prize!
You can pledge online to support the community. It is easy!
Belmont University proudly provides an online option to community giving. It’s simple and easy and accessible from any internet connection. Here’s how it works:
Click here to visit the United e-way Web site.
When you get to the Web site, use the online giving campaign code, username and password below.
Campaign Code: belmont2005
Username: first part of university e-mail address (before the “@”)
Password: buXXXX (where XXXX is, use the last 4 digits of your Social Security number)
1. You will see the Welcome Page. Click the “Pledge Now” button on the top left or on the bottom right.
2. Choose your desired method of payment for gift (payroll deduction, cash, etc).
3. Indicate the amount you wish to give.
4. Choose where you want your gift to go. Note: If you choose to invest your gift in an agency please ‘Locate An Agency’. Enter a keyword and click find. (For Example: Enter BOY as a keyword and the system will return those agencies with the word Boys and Boy.)
5. Submit your Donation
6. Review your account information making any necessary changes or updates.
7. Thank You! You can choose the option on this page to print a receipt.
8. Logoff
Please contact La Kiesha Armstrong at if you have any questions. Your community thanks you for your generosity!

Belmont News

Jazz Guitarist Gene Bertoncini to play at Belmont University
Belmont Starts New Student-Run Showcase for Unsigned Artists
First Amendment Center’s Freedom Sings Concert at Belmont Oct. 4
Cozy up to new Camerata season at Belmont


Jackson Presents 2005 Simmons Lecture
Williams Appointed to Panel of Judges

Coming Up

Please note that faculty/staff registrations and tickets for the “Past Watchful Dragons” event will not be available after Oct. 1. Special faculty/staff rates are now available for registration and a la carte tickets for this event. “‘Past Watchful Dragons’: Fantasy and Faith in the World of C.S. Lewis” is an international conference to be held at Belmont University November 3-5, 2005. For more information, please visit
Due to an overwhelming request for reservations, TIAA-CREF has extended the dates for individual counseling sessions to include October 20 in addition to the 18 and 19. To make an appointment visit: or call Mike Odom at (800) 842-2003, ext. 3522.

Coming Up in the College of Visual and Performing Arts

Blood Wedding by Federico Garcia Lorca – Lorca’s tragicomic tale of a blood feud that erupts when a bride runs off with her former lover on her wedding day. Remaining show dates and times are as follows:
Friday, September 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 2 at 2:00 p.m.
Wind Ensemble Wednesday, October 5 at 12:00 p.m. in the Massey Performing Arts Center Atrium. Free Admission
University Symphony Orchestra featuring Dvorak’s New World Symphony. Tuesday, October 11 at 7:30 p.m. in Massey Concert Hall. Free Admission
Faculty Woodwind Quintet Monday, October 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Belmont Mansion. Free Admission
Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children. For reservations, call 615.460.6199.
For more events, click “MORE” below.



Faculty teaching the First-Year Seminar invite all members of the Belmont community―faculty, staff, and students― to nominate a book for consideration as the First-Year Seminar common book for 2006. All nominations must thoughtfully and thoroughly address the questions provided in a form which you can request from either Dr. Bonnie Smith or Dr. Jerry Warren. Please email completed nominations to Charmaine Bikram-Nanan ( in the Office of General Education by 5 pm on Monday October 10.
Questions? Please contact Dr. Bonnie Smith ( or Dr. Jerry Warren (
We eagerly await your nominations!
The Fall 2005 schedule of training and professional development opportunities can be found at the following links:
Organizational Development – Click Here
Training and Development Opportunities – Click Here
Sack Lunches – Click Here

In Our Thoughts

Please keep John Paine, professor in the foreign languages department, and his family in your thoughts and prayers, at the loss of his mother. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the Historic Franklin Presbyterian Church or to Habitat for Humanity.
For anyone who would like to send John and Andrea a card, their
address is:
1740 Sedberry Road
Franklin, TN 37064


*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!
September 30
Eric Burford, University Copy Center
John Coker, Business
Keith Emmons, Campus Security
October 3
Julie Bunt, Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business
Jennifer Kiev, University College
October 4
Sue Heflin, President’s Office
October 5
Stephen Campbell, Math
Cynthia Cox, English
October 6
Hien Thi Huynh, Custodial Services
Andrea Welch, Custodial Services
October 7
Joyce Jones, Education
Lonnie Yandell, Psychology
October 8
Joan Eakin, Music
October 10
Dorian Meaders, Arts & Sciences
Helen Stratton, Education