November 18, 2005

Photo of the Week

Belmont celebrates the “topping out” of Thrailkill Hall, the new $17 million dollar residence hall.

Belmont News

Belmont’s Two-Week Focus on Sudan Wraps Up with Thanksgiving Service
Belmont “Tops Out” New Residence Hall
Billboard Interviews Belmont Benefactor Mike Curb
Elliott pens Number One Song with Steven Curtis Chapman


Biology Students Present Posters at Conference
Speech & Debate Team Successful at Recent Competition
BU Students Compete in Programming Competition
Biology Hosts Middle Tennessee High School Teachers

Coming Up

Belmont Homecoming is November 17 – 20. For a complete schedule of events, click here.
The faculty and staff are invited to an appreciation breakfast hosted by Phi Mu Sorority on November 21 at 10 a.m. in the Beaman Student Life Center, rooms A & B.
Offices will be closed November 24-25 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
The Annual Christmas Tree Lighting, sponsored by the Staff Affairs Council, will be Tuesday, November 29 at 9 a.m. in the Maddox Grand Atrium.
Dr. Robert Lambert’s marketing class is working with the women of Thistle Farms to market their line of bath and body products. Please visit for more information, or make plans to attend a convocation about Thistle Farms and the Magdalene program December 2 from 10:00 to 10:50 a.m. in the Neely Dining Hall. Their products will also be available at this event.

Coming Up in the College of Visual and Performing Arts

Musical Theatre
Belmont University Musical Theatre presents The Children of Eden by Stephen Schwartz. Loosely based on the first nine chapters of Genesis, Children of Eden examines the age old conflict between parents and children.
Sunday, November 20 and Monday, November 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Massey Concert Hall. Free Admission
Faculty Concert Series
Mario DaSilva will warm up this late fall night with his flamenco guitar. Monday, November 28 at 7:30 pm in Belmont Mansion (1900 Belmont Blvd.) Free Admission
Myth and Meaning: Recent Paintings by Greg Decker
Exhibit runs through December 6. Free Admission.


In Our Thoughts

Dr. Jay Sellick, Professor Emeritus of Management, College of Business, passed away Thursday, November 17. Please keep his wife, Elizabeth, and their family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
The Undergraduate School of Business established the Sellick Award, given annually to an outstanding student in the School of Business in recognition of Dr. Sellick’s exceptional teaching contributions and his continuous support of the College of Business.


*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!
November 18
Steve Barrick, Athletics
Anthony Baxter, Custodial Services
Rhonda Christofferson, Curb Event Center
November 19
Wesley Bulla, Music Business
November 20
Jimmy Davis, University College
November 21
James Clark, Library
Kenisha Rhone, Athletics
Elysia Sandlin, Student Affairs
November 22
Gregory Faulk, Business
Richard Hoffman, Music
Benita Walker, Development
November 23
Alyne Babb, Retiree
Renee Rice, Athletics
November 24
Joan Yarborough, Retiree
November 25
Mike Awalt, Philosophy
Bryan Graban, Ocean Way
November 27
Vernona Elliott, Religion
Adam Jones, Mail Center
Debbie Simpler, Social Work
Julia Tanner, Music
November 28
Kevin Robinson, Physical Therapy
November 30
Kris Elsberry, Music
December 1
John Paine, Lit & Lang
December 3
Joy Kimbrell, Nursing
Ronnie Littlejohn, Philosophy

Belmont Promotions

The Predators are offering a special price for Belmont University employees. Receive half price tickets on November 29 when the Predators play the Calgary Flames. To get your tickets or for more information, contact Jenny Moss at 615.770.2328 or
The Chamber Orchestra is offering a special half price discount off regular price tickets for all Belmont faculty, staff and students for their first annual Gospel Thanksgiving concert, November 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Acuff Theatre. To purchase these special tickets, call Jennifer Neal at the Chamber Orchestra directly at 615-256-6546 x3 before Monday, November 21 at 5 p.m. Use the pass code “BELMONT.” Belmont faculty, staff & students 50% discount offers tickets from $ 9.50 – $ 24.50. NOTE: This offer is good ONLY through the Nashville Chamber Orchestra Ticket Office.
Nashville Children’s Theatre (NCT) is pleased to offer 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 ordering your tickets. (You may charge them by phone with VISA or MasterCard.) The next performance is Seussical, based on the works of Dr. Seuss, November 14, 2005 – January 15, 2006. Most enjoyed by ages 5 and up. Please visit for specific performance dates.
IN ADDITION: A special SEUSS SLAM will be held at the Main branch of Nashville Public Library on Sunday, Dec 11 at 3 pm. During the event children will read Seuss-ian style stories and poems of their own creation. Special guests will read from Dr. Seuss books. For more information about the SEUSS SLAM or how children can participate, please call Julee Baber, NCT Director of Education at 254-9103.
For more information on NCT or for tickets, call Nashville Children’s Theatre at (615) 254-9103 or visit the theatre’s Web site at