September 29, 2006

Photo of the Week

The School of Music held its first faculty concert of the year on Monday, September 25, with world renowned drummer and School of Music adjunct, Chester Thompson.

Belmont News

Special Belmont Preseason NIT Tickets on Sale Now
The Belmont Department of Athletics and the Curb Event Center announce today that special Belmont ticket packages are on sale now for the 2006 Preseason NIT to be held November 13-14 at Nashville’s Gaylord Entertainment Center. The tickets are on sale through the Curb Event Center box office. To read more, click here.

Belmont Cross Country Team Ranked in the Top-10 in this Week’s South Region Polls

The Belmont men’s and women’s cross country teams are ranked in the top-10 regionally when the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced its weekly South Region Polls on Monday. To read more, click here.

Art Gish of Christian Peacemaker Teams Speaks at Belmont

The Office of Spiritual Development at Belmont University hosted Art Gish, a member of the organization Christian Peacemaker Teams since 1995, to speak with students, faculty, staff and members of the community about his experiences serving in Israel/Palestine and Iraq and living a theology of nonviolence. To read more, click here.

It’s All Belmont To Me – Belmont FYI Feature Profile of the Week

Over the next few weeks, Belmont FYI will feature a Belmont employee who exemplifies one of the five Guiding Principles of our service initiative, It’s All Belmont to Me.

Do It Right
Al 1.jpgThis week’s Belmont FYI Feature Profile of the Week is undoubtedly no stranger to anyone on campus. Al Baugh, Set-Up Leader in Conference Services, was nominated for the third Guiding Principle of the service initiative – “Do It Right.”
Al came to Belmont in 1985 and is beloved for his unwaivering friendliness and positive attitude. He always greets people with a smile and believes that “a friend in need is a friend indeed.”
Al’s first position at Belmont was in the housekeeping department, and at that time, the housekeeping staff was also responsible for all campus set-up needs. He soon realized the need for a regular set-up crew and approached his boss with the idea of a fulltime set-up position. After Al assumed this role, it was not long before Auxiliary Services, now Conference Services, was formed.
Al says he has always strived to “do it right” because he loves his job and appreciates it. He also knows the set-up for an event is critical. “I put my heart in my job because when people come to events at Belmont, they are looking at my furniture, too,” Al said. “If people say, ‘this is a lovely room’ then I know I’ve done it right.”

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Do you know a Belmont employee who embodies one of the five Guiding Principles? Nominate them for a Belmont FYI Feature Profile of the Week! Please send their name and a brief description of how they meet the criteria to the It’s All Belmont to Me Committee for consideration.
To read more about Belmont’s new service initiative, click here to view the “It’s All Belmont to Me” Web site. This Web site will explain the history, training and other elements of this program.

Interest Meeting for Music City Star Rail System

Dear members of the Belmont community,
Belmont University is pleased to announce that it has partnered with the Regional Transit Authority to provide free train transportation on the Music City Star rail system to all students, faculty and staff, becoming the only employer in Nashville to offer this benefit. The train operates from Lebanon to downtown Nashville’s Riverfront Park with stops in Martha (near Highway 109 and I-40), Mount Juliet, Hermitage and Donelson. Belmont has also made arrangements for direct van transportation to campus from Riverfront Park and returning to Riverfront Park from campus.
If you are interested in taking advantage of this benefit, please make plans to attend a meeting on Wednesday, October 4, at 10 a.m. in the Massey Business Center, room 203A. We will provide information about the train service, obtaining train tickets, and using the shuttle service between Riverfront Park and campus. If you are unable to attend but would like additional information, please contact Alison McCommons ( or x6441) in the Office of Administration.
Jason B. Rogers
Vice President for Administration

Coming Up

Stop by the Beaman Student Life Center access control desk to register for the ACIS Pontiac Solstice Sweepstakes. One student, faculty or staff person will be selected from among one of the 200 Pontiac ACIS Flag Football campuses to win a 2007 Pontiac Solstice. Enter the sweepstakes between September 25 – November 27. The winner will be announced on December 6. For more information, click here.
The Department of Theatre and Dance will perform A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare September 28 – October 8 in the amphitheatre. Check BIC or call x6199 for specific show times and other information.
The Wind Ensemble will perform Wednesday, October 4 at 12 p.m. in the Massey Performing Arts Center Atrium.
Are you ready for the challenge? Cardio Extreme will be an intense; 2 hour session of cardio, cardio, and more cardio. Each segment consists of 20 minute classes to get that heart rate up and those calories burning. Segments will be a combination of indoor cycling, dance, kickboxing, cardio jam, and a grand finale of awesome abs! Cardio Extreme will be held outside in the amphitheater near the bell tower from 5:00pm – 7:00pm on October 4th. It’s a great workout right before fall break! (If it rains, we will move it to the Beaman Center.)
The Wind Ensemble will perform Wednesday, October 4 at 12:00 p.m. in the Massey Performing Arts Center Atrium.
You are invited to celebrate Belmont’s top ten ranking in U.S. News and World Report with two special events. On October 10, Dr. Fisher will deliver a “coffee and Krispy Kreme donut break” to designated areas on campus. More details to follow. You are also invited to bring your families to “ten hours of fun” on Saturday, October 7, in conjunction with Parent and Family weekend.

Schedule of events:
Come Join the Fun…..
To Herald Our Moment in the Sun….
With 10 Hours to Celebrate…
And a Competition to Tell Why We Rate!
Saturday, October 7, 2006
Ten Hours of Fun, 2:00pm-Midnight
2-4 p.m. Men’s Soccer vs. Stetson University
4 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Belmont’s Woodstock, featuring Triple 40 and Mike’s Chair
5:30 p.m. Barbecue at Bell Tower Amphitheatre
6:00 p.m. “Top Ten Reasons Why Belmont Is Top Ten” Show, hosted by President Bob Fisher
Students (only) are invited to submit 10 reasons why Belmont University is the top 10 school. The best 5 submissions, including the winner and runner-up, will be selected prior to the event and will be read by President Fisher at the Barbecue. Students must be present to win.
The winner of the Top 10 competition will receive a trip for 2 to NYC and the David Letterman Show. The first runner-up will receive 2 VIP passes to the CMA Awards.
Submissions should be sent no later than October 3 to
7:00 – 9 p.m. Christian Music Showcase, Curb Event Center
7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Shakespeare in the Park, presenting “A Mid Summer Night’s Dream” on the lawn, Main Quad. Bring your own blanket!
10:00 – Midnight Top Ten Evening Closer, Live Belmont Jazz

Dr. Kristi Whitten, Associate Professor of Voice and Director of the Belmont Opera Theatre, will perform a classical vocal concert on Monday, October 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Belmont Mansion.
The Belmont University Orchestra presents Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Tuesday, October 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Massey Concert Hall.
The 6th Annual Fall Academic Fair is Wednesday, October 25, from 10 a.m. – 11:30 in the Beaman Student Life Center, rooms A and B. See Bic for more information or contact Patsy Peach at x6401.

Recent Campus Events

Connections.jpg The College of Business, Belmont & Beyond and the Office of Volunteer Services and Service-Learning hosted the Community Connections Fair on September 27. Forty non-profit organizations from our community, including many who are supported by the Belmont Cares Charity Campaign, were represented. This served as a great opportunity to learn how to give back to the community.

Math.jpg The Math and Computer Science recently hosted a BBQ event for its students.

Training and Professional Development

The Fall 2006 training and professional development workshops are listed on the web: click here and here. Sack Lunches are in the planning stage. Click here to take a survey and make recommendations.
Special workshops include:
Conflict Management, Friday, October 6, 10-11:30 a.m. in the Massey Business Ctr #412.
The Millennial Student at Today’s Belmont, Monday, October 9, 10 – 11:30 a.m. in the Massey Business Ctr #412.
For more information on training and professional development, contact Deborah Nunn.


If you notice an incorrect or missing birthday, please e-mail the update to
Our belated wishes to Kay Geving, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, who celebrated a birthday on September 27.
September 29
Pam Hazelwood, President’s Office
September 30
Eric Burford, University Copy Center
John Coker, Business
October 1
Renee Brown, Physical Therapy
October 3
Julie Bunt, Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business
October 4
Sue Heflin, President’s Office
October 5
Stephen Campbell, Math/Computer Science
Cynthia Cox, Lit & Lang
October 6
Thi Hien Huynh, Custodial Services
Andrea Welch, Custodial Services
October 7
Joyce Jones, Educatino
Lonnie Yandell, Psychology
October 8
Joan Eakin, Music