March 31, 2006

Photo of the Week

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The Sociology Department presented Dr. Rodney Stark, professor of social sciences at Baylor University, who spoke at Belmont on Monday, March 24. [To read more, click here.]

Belmont News

Moser on Music Copyright, a new in-depth analysis of copyright law and its application to the music industry by David Moser, Associate Professor in the Mike Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business at Belmont University, has been published by ArtistPro/Thomson Course Technology. [To read more, click here.]
Belmont University’s College of Arts and Sciences has announced the schedule for Belmont Connections, a 10-day series of events at the end of the spring semester to recognize significant academic achievements and to explore questions and topics of compelling human interest through the presentation and celebration of outstanding student research, scholarship, guest speakers, and creative productions from all areas of academic study. [To read more, click here.]
Belmont University’s 6th Annual Family Literacy Day, will take place, rain or shine, on Saturday, April 1 from 1-4 p.m. The event, called Read With Me, is aimed at children from pre-K through grade 6 and their families and is designed to celebrate the joys of reading. [To read more, click here.]
Former Kentucky Gov. Martha Layne Collins spoke at Belmont on Thursday, March 30, on the subject of leadership, culture and diversity, in an event sponsored by the Belmont University College of Business Administration’s Executive-in-Residence Program. [To read more, click here.]


Students Lindsey K. Winger and Mary Elizabeth Hooker represented Belmont and made musical presentations at the Region III Convention of the Alpha Chi National Honor Scholarship Society last weekend in Wilmington, N.C. [To read more, click here.]
Melinda Baker, a senior Psychology and English major, has been selected to present her research completed with Dr. Michael Sullivan, assistant professor of psychology, “The Use of Religion to Counter Morality Salience Cues”, at the 18th annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science (APS). [To read more, click here.]
By over 100 points, the Belmont University Speech and Debate Team won first place in speech team sweeps at the National Christian College Forensics Invitational at John Brown University. [To read more, click here.]

March 30, 2006

Coming Up

Fiesta Belmont: Nashville’s Latin Music Street Fair, is Saturday, April 1. The street fair features a day-long schedule of continuous Latin music performances, Latin food vendors, kid’s activities, and Latin dance groups. Admission to the event, which is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in central campus, is free.
Belmont University’s 6th Annual Family Literacy Day, will take place on Saturday, April 1 from 1-4 p.m. The event, called Read With Me, is aimed at children from pre-K through grade 6 and their families and is designed to celebrate the joys of reading. Location: lawn between Wright/Maddox; rain location: Belmont Heights Church Fellowship Hall.
The New Century Journalism Speakers Series presents Retha Hill from on Monday, April 3, 10 a.m., Leu Center for the Visual Arts, Room 117.
The Faculty Concert Series – Monday, April 3, 7:30 p.m., Belmont Mansion.
Jazz Small Group 1 and Bass Ensemble – Tuesday, April 4, 6:30 p.m., Curb Café.
The Office of Career Services is planning Career Week April 3 – 6. Programs and activities will help students connect with resources and services, and heighten their awareness of the need for career planning. Career Services would appreciate your support by promoting our programs and services to students. If you’re planning any career-related programs during this week, please call 460-6490 or email

Upcoming events include:
Monday, April 3
Landing Your Dream Job
10 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. Multimedia Hall (PG Convo)
Tuesday, April 4
The Office of Career Services Open House
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Gabhart Student Center, 2nd Floor
Wednesday, April 5
The Power of Networking
10 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. Massey Business Center Boardroom (PG Convo)
Thursday, April 6
College of Business Career Day
The College of Business Career Development Center Open House
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Open House

The “Keeping the Promise” Capital Campaign Faculty and Staff Celebration buffet lunch will take place on Wednesday, April 5, 2006 from 11:30-1:00 P.M. in the Maddox Grand Atrium. Whether you made a gift to the campaign, or not, all Belmont faculty and staff are invited to join the celebration. Please RSVP to by April 3, 2006.
Vanderbilt University professor Nancy Reisman will be reading from her debut novel, The First Desire, on April 5, 7 p.m., Belmont Mansion. Reisman’s previous book, a collection of short stories entitled House Fires, won the 1999 Iowa Short Fiction Award. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center; her fiction has been published in such anthologies and publications as The O. Henry Prize Stories 2005, Best American Short Stories 2001, Tin House, and The Kenyon Review.
Join Belmont for a university-wide celebration weekend on April 7-9, 2006. Parents, family, alumni and friends will all be on campus for a weekend of fun and entertainment. Highlights of the weekend include the Belmont Classic Golf Tournament, Musical Theatre Performance of Cats, and the annual President’s Cookout and Baseball Game at Greer Stadium. For more information, click here.
The College of Visual and Performing Arts presents “Cats” April 7-8 at 7:30 p.m. and April 9 at 2 p.m. $5 for Belmont Faculty and Staff and free for Belmont Students.
The Department of Foreign Languages, School of Humanities, College of Arts & Science, Rasmussen Center for International Education and Max-Kade-Foundation are sponsoring several events on international awareness.

Upcoming events include:
“Journeying the World: My Personal Experience” on Wednesday, April 5, 10 a.m., Leu Center for the Visual Arts, Room 117.
The Italian Film, “La Stanza del Figlio” / “The Son’s Room” on Wednesday, April 5, 7 p.m., Leu Center for the Visual Arts, Room 117.
“Confronting the Past: Voices from the German Media” on Thursday, April 6, 7 p.m., Multimedia Hall.

“Public Key Cryptography” with Amy Nagahashi, National Security Agency, Monday, April 10, 10 a.m., Hitch Science Building, 408
“Ecuatalk: How the Environment is Intrinsic to Ecuador’s Cultural Identity” on Monday, April 17, 5:30 p.m., Wheeler Humanities Building, Room 212.
Belmont Connections – Learning … to Engage and Transform the World, is April 17 – 26. [For more information, click here.]
“Kilowatt Ours: A Plan to Re-Energize America” on Thursday, April 20, 7 p.m., Leu Center for the Visual Arts, Room 117.


Congratulations to Paul and Sue (Tully) Trout on their recent marriage. They were married on March 18, 2006 in the chapel at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee. Sue is a member of the English faculty in the School of Humanities.

Community News

Dr. Jim Stamper, Education, is collecting old or unused eyeglasses for an upcoming mission trip. His son, a senior at Southern College of Optometry, will be traveling to Peru this summer to work in a free eye clinic. To donate, contact Dr. Stamper at x5558.


If you notice an incorrect or missing birthday, please e-mail the update to
Our belated wishes to Christy Ridings, University Ministries, who celebrated a birthday on March 29.
March 31
Amanda Dunivan, Student Affairs
April 1
Kiersten Brown, Ocean Way
April 2
Dan Johnson, Art
James Stamper, Education
Susan West, President’s Office
April 4
Deen Entsminger, Music
April 7
Rick Bengtson, Com. Arts
Clyde Rolston, Music Business
Ray Taylor, Maintenance Services
Mario DaSilva, Music
April 8
Brenda Hancock, Lit & Lang
Cuong Luong, Maintenance Services

Belmont Promotions

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 with Belmont when ordering your tickets. (You may charge them by phone with VISA or MasterCard.) The next performance is:
The Wind in the Willows
Adapted by Scot Copeland and Paul Carrol Binkley
Now – April 9, 2006
Most enjoyed by ages 5 and up
For more information on NCT, please visit the theatre’s website at or call Nashville Children’s Theatre at (615) 254-9103.
To celebrate their newest exhibit, I Can’t Stop Loving You: Ray Charles and Country Music, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is extending a $3 discount to all Belmont students with student ID. From his early days in a country band to his legendary recording of “I Can’t Stop Loving You,” Charles spent a lifetime changing the popular perception of country music. Now you can see just how he did it. This 5,000 sq. ft. exhibit features unique artifacts including instruments, handwritten music charts, stage costumes and photographs, along with computer interactives, video footage and so much more.