October 27, 2006

Photo of the Week

Belmont chemistry students presented Kaboom!, an hour of chemistry demonstrations, on October 25.

Belmont News

Belmont’s Business Schools Boasts Four Top Honors
This fall, Belmont University’s College of Business Administration has earned four major honors, establishing the school as a definitive leader among academic business programs. To read more, click here.

October 26, 2006

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

Show We Care
Gonas.jpgThis week’s Belmont FYI Feature Profile of the Week has been a part of Belmont’s College of Business for nearly 10 years. Dr. John Gonas is an assistant professor of finance and also a Sam Walton Fellow, which allows him to oversee Belmont’s chapter of SIFE International – Students in Free Enterprise. He was nominated for the first guiding principle – “Show We Care” – for the dedication and consideration he shows to his students.
John sees his job as a ministry and an extension of his faith, and feels the most valuable thing he can do is mentor. “I care about this age and try to spend a lot of time in their shoes remembering what it was like and how many decisions you are faced with in college,” John said. “I have a heart for helping students and want to make a difference in their outlook and in their own understanding of their potential.”
John believes in service learning and is grateful for opportunities such as SIFE, which allows students to take what they learn in class and use it in the community. John appreciates Belmont’s Christian environment and the support and encouragement he receives from leadership and peers. Specifically, he expresses gratitude for Pat Raines, Susan Taylor, Marcia McDonald and Greg Faulk for facilitating opportunities and allowing him, he said, “to be who I am.”

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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.

Coming Up

The Fall Sack Lunch Series events have been scheduled. Click here for a complete list of events and to register.
The Black Student Association asks for participation of faculty, staff and students in a canned food drive now through October 28. BSA will donate and shelve all goods collected for the Nashville Rescue Mission. Designated bins will be placed around campus for donors to place canned foods. On Saturday, October 28, Belmont students will “trick-or treat” for canned foods in the surrounding Belmont area from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. to conclude the drive for goods. The designated boxes are located in Belmont Central, Massey Lobby, Curb Cafe and Beaman Life Center (across from What’s Bruin). The boxes will remain in place through tuesday, October 31.
On Friday, October 27, the Beaman Student Life Center and the Belmont Softball Team offer “Parent’s Night Out” from 6-9 p.m. Bring your children ages 4-12 to the Beaman Student Life Center for games, activities, food, a climb up our wall and snacks. E-mail me the name and age of the participating child to montielm@mail.belmont.edu . This is a free event so take advantage of your Friday night and leave the babysitting up to us!
The Percussion Ensemble will perform Saturday, October 28 at 7:30 p.m. in Massey Concert Hall.
The Classical Singer Recital is Sunday, October 29 at 2:30 p.m. in Massey Concert Hall.
All CEMB students, faculty and staff are invited to attend a Halloween Hoo-Ha (Party) October 30 from 6:30-10 p.m. in the Neely Dining Hall. $5 cover charge and live music (80’s Band & DJ). Produced by MBU 4830 Concert promotions.
The Staff Chili Cook-off is Tuesday, October 31 at 11:30 in the Neely/ Black and White Dining Hall. There will be prizes for best Chili (Regular and HOT) and for best costume, group and individual. Prizes include gift certificate to William Sonoma and Target. Bring Some crackers, fritos or a dessert to share. To enter the chili contest please contact Claudia Myrick at x6699 or by email at mycrickc@mail.belmont.edu.
The Graduate Chamber Ensemble will perform Tuesday, October 31 at 7:30 p.m. in Harton Recital Hall.
Acclaimed jazz vocalist Paula Chavis will perform at the second “Jazz at Belmont Mansion” series on Saturday, November 11, from 7-9 p.m.
Dr. Joel Treybig, trumpet, and Dr. Carolyn Treybig, flute, will present a classical Faculty Concert on Monday, November 27 at 7:30 p.m. at Belmont Heights Baptist Church. Guest Andrew Peters will be the organist.
Belmont’s Opera Theatre Department will present Mozart’s The Magic Flute, the tale of a prince and his companion battling evil forces to rescue a princess.

Show Times and Dates:
Friday November 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 12 at 2:00 p.m.

The Fall Choral Institute Concert with full orchestra and a 300 + choir is Friday, November 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Massey Performing Arts Center.
New Century Journalism Program Lecture presents “The Future of Newspapers” with Ellen Leifeld of The Tennessean on Monday, November 6, at 10 a.m. in the Massey Boardroom.
On Tuesday, November 6, at 10 a.m. “The Food Dude,” Chef Kevin Roberts will be in the Belmont Cafeteria. Roberts has been featured on ESPN.
The Bluegrass and Southbound Ensembles will berform in the Curb Cafe on Thursday, November 9, at 6:30 p.m.
The Vaughn Science Lecture presents “Bird Flu on the Wing” a lecture by Dr. William Shaffner on Thursday, November 9, at 7 p.m. in Beaman Student Life Center Meeting Rooms A & B.
A Living Sociology Speaker Series Lecture presents “Non-Violent Struggles and Social Movements” by Reverend James Lawson in the Multi-Media Hall of Bunch Library on Friday, November 10, at 10 a.m.
The Country Music Showcase is Saturday, November 11, at 7 p.m. in the Curb Event Center.
The Belmont Little Theatre presents “A Children’s Hour” by Lillian Hellman.

Show times and dates:
November 9, 10, 11, 7:30 p.m.
November 12, 2 p.m.

October 25, 2006


If you notice an incorrect or missing birthday, please e-mail the update to communication@mail.belmont.edu.
Our belated wishes to Andy Miller, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, who celebrated a birthday on October 23.
October 27
Ray Conner, Religion
Robert Grammer, Biology
October 28
Katy Wilson, Health Services/Student Affairs
October 29
Merrie B. King, Education
Maren Sager, Nursing
October 31
Kelly Moreland Jones, Data/Info Services
November 1
Lori LeBleu, College of Business
Andrea Stover, English
November 2
Al Baugh, Auxiliary Services
Linda Holt, Lit & Lang
Lorraina Scholten, Social Work
November 4
Gerald Phillips, Custodial Services
November 5
Dewayne Lee, Campus Security
Jeff Moore, Math/Com.Science
November 6
Lisa Malone, Enrollment Services
Morton Southall, University Marketing and Communications

Belmont Special Offers

The Nashville Predators are offering discounted tickest and food and beverage vouchers to Belmont faculty and staff. E-mail jmoss@nashvillepredators.com for details.
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.

October 20, 2006

Photo of the Week

Belmont Hosts Chinese Delegation
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On Thursday, October 19, Belmont University hosted the official provincial delegation from Taiyuan, Shaanxi Province of the People’s Republic of China, to finalize a Sister City partnership with Nashville, Tenn. The Sister City relationship provides Belmont students the opportunity to network with both local and Chinese government agencies and business firms seeking to trade with China. It also provides the university a provincial and city-level introduction to leading universities in Taiyuan, a city of 9 million people and capital of the Shanxi Province.
Dr. Howard H. Cochran, Jr., Professor of International Economics, gave the keynote address entitled, “Nashville-Taiyuan: Creating a Future Together.”
To read more, click here.

Belmont News

Business Ethics Guest Speaks About White Collar Crime
The Belmont University Center for Business Ethics hosted Walt Pavlo, president of Etika, LLC, Monday to give his presentation titled “Anatomy of a White Collar Crime.” Pavlo was convicted of multi-million dollar fraud, and after serving time in prison, founded Etika to enable him to share his message with others about how to avoid the mistakes he made in his work for MCI and ethical responsibility.
National Gathering of United Methodist Men To Be Held at Belmont University
The 2009 10th national gathering of United Methodist Men will be held at Belmont University. The decision to hold the quadrennial event in Nashville will end a 56-year tradition of meeting at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. To read more, click here.
Belmont’s MBA Program Named Best of Nashville
In the 2006 “Best of Nashville” edition of the Nashville Scene, Belmont University was recognized twice in the annual reader’s poll. Belmont was named the third best college or university in the city for continuing education and the Jack C. Massey Graduate School of Business was named the best MBA program in Nashville, above Vanderbilt and Middle Tennessee State universities.