April 28, 2006

Photo of the Week

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Ken Paulson, editor of USA Today, the nation’s largest daily general interest newspaper, spoke at Belmont University on April 21, concluding the 2005-06 New Century Journalism Speaker Series. [To read more, click here.]

Belmont News

Spring Commencement Set for Sat., May 13
Belmont University will graduate 560 students on Sat., May 13, at 10 a.m. in the Curb Event Center. The class of 2006 marks the largest graduating class from Belmont. Belmont president Dr. Robert Fisher will be the commencement speaker. The media is invited to attend and cover Belmont’s Spring 2006 Commencement. No special media arrangements are necessary.
Belmont Professor Quoted in The Detroit News
Belmont University Associate Professor David Moser was interviewed for a story in The Detroit News on April 16, 2006, about a lawsuit filed against the popular rock band, the White Stripes. The writer of the story interviewed Moser, who teaches Intellectual Properties and Legal Issues in the Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business, to find out whether this type of dispute is common and how it might be handled by a court.
Best of the Best Showcase 2006 to be held April 29
The Belmont University Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business presents its annual Best of the Best Showcase on Saturday, April 29 at 7 p.m. in the Curb Event Center. [To read more, click here.]


Wright Hall Wins National Award
The student leaders and staff members of Wright Hall at Belmont University were recently honored by the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH), a national honor society that is made up of the top 1 percent of on-campus leaders. Its purpose is to recognize the individuals that serve campus. [To read more, click here.]
Psychology Faculty, Students Attend Conference
Belmont University faculty and students from the psychology department attended the Eastern Psychological Association meeting in Baltimore March 16-19. Drs. Pete Giordano, Linda Jones, Mike Sullivan and Lonnie Yandell attended as faculty sponsors. Psychology students Laura Bear, Sarah Lashley, Eileen Marks, Sarah Miles, Zea Miller, Layne Murphy and Kelly Witherbee attended and presented posters at the meeting.
University Honors Students, Faculty at Annual Scholarship and Awards DayBelmont University recognized students and faculty at the annual Scholarship and Awards Day on Wednesday. To see the students honored in the ceremony, click here.

Coming Up

The Belmont University Journalism Department will again offer J-Camp for high school students June 27-30. For additional information and an application, contact Bonnie Wagonfield at wagonfieldb@mail.belmont.edu or x6451.
The Department of Theatre presents Reckless by Craig Lucas in the Belmont Little Theatre on the following remaining dates:

Friday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 30 at 2:00 p.m.
Call 460-6199 for tickets or more information.

School of Music ensemble Jazzmin – Saturday, April 29 at 6:00 p.m. in Massey Concert Hall.
The Best of the Best Showcase, hosted by the Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business, is Saturday, April 29 at 7 p.m. in the Curb Event Center.
Chamber Singers – Sunday April 30 at 4:30 p.m. in Wightman Chapel at Scarritt-Bennett Center.
The Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business will present Kevin Liles as part of their Insider’s View Series on May 1 at 10 a.m. in MPAC. Kevin Liles’ rise from intern at Def Jam Records to Executive Vice President of Warner Music Group–is legendary in the music industry. From an unpaid internship in 1991, Liles soared though the ranks to become President of Def Jam Music Group in 1998 at age of 30. By the end of his tenure at the label, the Def Jam brand name had been embraced by all media for delivering all things hip hop. Today, at WMG, Liles is part of an executive team poised to reshape the music industry, presiding over a collection of the world’s best known record labels, including Atlantic and Warner Bros. as well as the group’s distribution, marketing and music publishing companies. For more information about Kevin and his book, Make It Happen: The Hip Hop Generation Guide to Success, visit www.kevinliles.com.
Academic Preparation Day is Wednesday, May 3.

Community News

The Belmont Faculty and Staff Annual Giving Campaign is underway. Click here to visit the Faculty and Staff Campaign Web site, or contact McLean Collins at x6070 or collinsm@mail.belmont.edu for more information.

In Our Thoughts and Prayers

Please keep Veronica Smith and her family in your thoughts and prayers on the loss of her grandmother, Pearl Daniel, on April 26.
Please keep Keith Mason and his family in your thoughts and prayers on the loss of his mother, Shirley Mason, on April 24.


If you notice an incorrect or missing birthday, please e-mail the update to communication@mail.belmont.edu.
April 29
Devon Boan, Honors
April 30
Grover Baker, Library
Rick Byrd, Athletics
Matt Reno, Bookstore
Michael Simpson, Campus Security
May 1
Jennie Carter Thomas, Business
May 3
Ethan Perkins, Landscaping
Jane Shelby, Nursing
May 5
Ronnie Chambers, Custodial Services
May 6
Robert Dillingham, School of Business
Nancy Le, Custodial Services
May 8
Lloyd Elder, Religion

April 21, 2006

Photo of the Week

The Belmont men’s tennis team captured their first Atlantic Sun Conference title as they defeated #2 seed Stetson 4-2 in the championship match held Saturday morning in Macon, Georgia. The win also earns Belmont a berth in the NCAA Tournament. [To read more, click here.]