October 28, 2005

Photo of the Week

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The women’s soccer team celebrates Halloween at their routine practice.
Photos by Michael Krouskop, University Photographer.

Belmont News

Inspired by the forthcoming Walden Media/Disney Film of the classic Chronicles of Narnia story The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Belmont University has scheduled an unprecedented popular and academic conference on author C. S. Lewis and his contribution to literature, culture and faith. [MORE]
Belmont University’s Fourth Annual Fall Humanities Symposium will focus on the life of American “founding father” Benjamin Franklin and his continuing importance to American culture. [MORE]

Achievers

Congratulations to the Division of Student Affairs and the office of University Marketing and Communications for being recognized by the National Orientation Directors Association for two publications created for Towering Traditions. [MORE]

Coming Up

The October Staff Chili Contest will be held on Friday, October 28, starting at noon in the Neely Dining Hall. Click here for more details.
“‘Past Watchful Dragons': Fantasy and Faith in the World of C.S. Lewis” is an international conference to be held at Belmont November 3-5, 2005. You can be a part of this magical event through two special performances. British actor David Payne specializes in dramatizations of the works of C.S. Lewis and will perform Friday, November 4, 2005, at 7:30 p.m. Literary progressive rock band, Glass Hammer, will perform Saturday, November 5, 2005, at 3:00 p.m. Performing with special guest, Salem Hill, they will play music from their newest album, “The Inconsolable Secret,” which is based on the writings of C.S. Lewis. For ticket information, call 460-6865. For more information on the conference, click here.

Announcements

During the first week of November, there will be some large events which will cause the parking garage to fill quicker than usual:
On November 1 – the Clayton Associates Meeting, 60 spaces on level 1 of the garage will be blocked off
On November 3 – all of level 1 of the garage will be blocked off for the Belmont Auxiliary Luncheon and the C.S. Lewis Conference
On November 4 – all of level 1 will be blocked off for the Nashville Symphony and the C.S. Lewis Conference
Parking will be available on other floors of the garage and surface lots, as well as the 12th Avenue Lot and the Caldwell Lot both of which are on the shuttle route. Please keep in mind that on these days utilizing the shuttle lots and alternative methods of transportation such as car pooling or using the MTA buses are appreciated.
The committee members of the “Belmont Cares- 2005 Charity Campaign” are appreciative to all who supported our efforts in “Capturing the Hearts of Belmont”. Participant contributions total more than 177 donors and $26,366.00. The pledges will be distributed to assist individuals through United Way, Community Shares of Tennessee, Community Health Charities of Tennessee and other designated agencies.
Once again, thanks for your participation and donations which will benefit our communities!
We look forward to another successful campaign next year.
Sincerely,
Margaret Howell, Jill Freeman, Betsy Caffey, Sharon Hiett, John Gonas, and La Kiesha Armstrong – Committee Members
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

Coming Up in the College of Visual and Performing Arts

Classical Singers Recital – Sunday, October 30 at 2:00 p.m. in Massey Concert Hall. Free Admission
Percussion Ensemble – Monday, October 31 at 7:30 p.m. in Harton Recital Hall. Free Admission
For more events, click “MORE” below.

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Birthdays

*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 communication@mail.belmont.edu. Thanks!
October 29
Merrie B. King, Education
October 31
Kelly Moreland Jones, Data/Info Services
November 1
Lori LeBleu, College of Business
November 2
Al Baugh, Auxiliary Services
Linda Holt, English
Lorraina Scholten, Social Work
November 4
Gerald Phillips, Custodial Services
Nanci Alsup, Teaching Center
November 5
Dewayne Lee, Campus Security
Jeff Moore, Math/Com.Science
November 6
Lisa Hubbard, Enrollment Services
Morton Southall, University Marketing and Communications
November 7
Sharon Gregg, Music
Joyce Ann Watson, Athletics

October 21, 2005

Photo of the Week

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During fall break, over 60 students traveled to the Gulf Coast and worked with area churches to assist victims of hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Photo by Adrian Constant.
Belmont would like to thank the faculty and staff who traveled with these students:
Guy Chmieleski, University Minister
Adrian Constant, University Marketing and Communications
Jim Cook, Math and Computer Science
Brian Hayse, Residence Life
Alison McCommons, University Counsel
Christy Ridings, Associate University Minister
Jeff Sayre, Custodial Services
Chris Schwerdtseger, Residence Life
Contact University Ministries at x5543 for more information on future relief trips.