December 15, 2006

Merry Christmas!


The Office of University Marketing and Communications wishes you a wonderful Christmas and a new year filled with happiness, peace and success.
The next issue of Belmont FYI will be mailed on Friday, January 5.

Belmont News

Belmont’s Rick Byrd Gets 500th Win as Men’s Basketball Coach
Belmont’s Justin Hare hit three 3-pointers in a row to start the scoring in a 72-57 victory Wednesday night over Arkansas-Little Rock (UALR). Hare finished with 20 points on 6-of-7 shooting to lead the Bruins (7-3), giving coach Rick Byrd his 500th career win. Only 14 other active NCAA coaches have earned 500 wins. To read more, click here. To read a Nashville City Paper article about Byrd, click here.

Coming Up

Winter Commencement is Friday, December 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Curb Event Center.
Belmont alumni, Denver & the Mile High Orchestra, will present their Timeless Christmas Special on Trinity Broadcast Network. Air dates include December 16 at 5 p.m., December 21 at 6 p.m. and December 22 at 11 p.m. Check local listings.
Christmas at Belmont will air nationwide on PBS Thursday, December 21 at 9 p.m. CST and locally on Npt Sunday, December 24 at 8 p.m. CST. Check local listings.
The Curb Event Center Box Office will open with abbreviated hours for the following days:

Sat 12/16: Closed
Mon 12/18: 10am – 3pm
Tue 12/19: 10am – 3pm
Wed 12/20: 10am – 3pm
Thu 12/21: 10am – 3pm
The CEC will be closed for the following days:
Sat 12/16, Fri 12/22 – Mon 1/1
The CEC will re-open Tuesday 1/2 from 10AM – 6PM as they return to normal hours.

The January Teaching Center Symposium is January 8 from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Massey Boardroom. The topic is Thinking Inside Other’s Boxes: Making Connections Between Disciplines. As our society becomes more interdisciplinary, it is our responsibility as educators to bring into our classrooms the impact our disciplines have on society as well as the impact other disciplines have on ours. Through First-Year Seminar, Linked Cohort Courses and Junior Cornerstone Seminar, Belmont encourages students to make connections between disciplines and to gain the necessary knowledge in each discipline in order to understand its impact on others. In order for us to aid students in seeing connections between disciplines, we must first become aware of how various disciplines approach knowledge-making as well as become aware of new advances in the disciplines. This perspective may also be useful as we begin the review of our major programs in terms of content, critical thinking, communication and literacy skills, and ethical reflection.
Mark your calendars for Homecoming 2007 January 11-13. To view the complete schedule and find out how you can register, click here.
Highlights Include:
Chili Tailgate Lunch—Friday, January 12—Maddox Grand Atrium
Start tailgating early for the men’s basketball game that night vs. Lipscomb! Come have chili, hear from both men’s coach, Rick Byrd and women’s basketball coach, Tony Cross, and get in the Homecoming spirit! Lunch will be served 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Cost is $10, which includes a 10% charitable contribution to alumni scholarships.
Women’s Basketball—Thursday, January 11 and Saturday, January 13
Men’s Basketball vs. Lipscomb—Friday, January 12
If you have questions or would like to register for any homecoming events please call 460-6723, email or visit
Belmont will celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., through several events January 15 – 24. Events are held each January as a part of the observance of Dr. King’s birthday. All these events are open to the Belmont community and the general public. For a complete list of events, click here.


Congratulations to Robyne Atkins, Alumni Relations, on her recent marriage to Hooper Inman on December 2.
Congratulations to the following Belmont employees who received Service Awards at the Annual Staff Christmas Breakfast:
Five Year Awards
Ronald Coleman
Barbara Carranza
Gladys Perez
Aida Pojoy
Claudia Rosales
Sharon Gregg
Steven Reed
Pat Smedley
Anthony Donovan
Beth Brewster
Kevin McClung
Amy Coles
Joyce Watson
Linda Boyte
Kristin Bell
Benita Walker
Ten Year Awards
Mike Strickland
Kaye Horsfall
Joan Eakin
Fifteen Year Awards
John Le
Billy Prince
Jim Ruffin
Twenty Year Awards
James Laster
Rick Byrd
Jill Freeman
Veronica Smith
Jeff Langdon
Forty Year Award
Betty Wiseman


If you notice an incorrect or missing birthday, please e-mail the update to
Our belated wishes to Shawn Cook, User Services, who celebrated a birthday on December 10.
December 15
Sybril Bennett, Journalism
Joseph Leggs, Custodial Services
December 18
Dane Anthony, Student Affairs
Lucy Baltimore, Physical Therapy
Brooke Birdsong, Admissions
Seth Sheridan, Athletics
December 19
Mark Bryant, Student Affairs
Barbara Ward, Math/Computer Science
December 24
Amy Baker, HHP
Christy Warren, University College
December 26
Cheryl Brown, Foreign Languages
December 27
Angie Bryant, Beaman Student Life Center
Jonathan Thorndike, Honors
December 28
Susan Taylor, Business
December 29
Ernest Heard, Library
Michael Krouskop, University Marketing and Communications
January 1
Sharon Dowdy, Nursing
Angie Shedd, Admissions
January 3
Melinda Grimac, Education
January 4
Heather Copeland, Athletics
January 6
Howard Cochran, Business

December 14, 2006

Belmont Special Promotions

Nashville Children’s Theatre (NCT) is pleased to offer a special ticket discount to all Belmont University 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.) To order tickets, call 615-254-9103 x 210.
You can also buy online with a special Belmont code.
Visit and select Single Tickets.
Then select your performance date.
Before entering the number of tickets you’ll need, type “promo1” into the promotional code box and click submit.
Then choose the number of adult tickets needed.
Under the promotional code box, choose the number of child tickets you are BUYING and not the total number you need. (If you need 2 child tickets, then choose 1, and the system will automatically place 2 child tickets into your cart, charging you only for 1.)
The next performance is:
Schoolhouse Rock Live!
Originally adapted and produced for the stage by Theatre BAM
From the series created by George Newall and Tom Yohe
Based on an idea by David McCall
Book by Scott Ferguson, George Keating and Kyle Hall
Music and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg, Kathy Mandry, George Newall and Tom Yohe
Running now through January 14, 2007
Most enjoyed by ages 4 and up
For more information on NCT, please visit the theatre’s website at or call Nashville Children’s Theatre at (615) 254-9103.

December 8, 2006

Photo of the Week

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Christmas at Belmont 2006

Belmont News

Belmont University to Host Elvis Tribute at the Ryman in August ’07
Belmont University announced it will host “Belmont University Presents ‘Nashville Celebrates Elvis’,” a benefit show at the historic Ryman Auditorium on August 18, 2007—two days after the 30th anniversary of Elvis’ death, August 16, 1977—in honor of Cecil Scaife, music industry pioneer and one of the early visionaries of Belmont’s first music business program. To read more, click here.
Mike Curb and Don Cusic Discuss History of Music Row
Mike Curb, president of Curb Records, and Dr. Don Cusic, the “Music City” Professor of Music Industry History at the Mike Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business, participated in an “Insider’s View” seminar in the Curb Cafe at Belmont University. To read more, click here.
Belmont University to Host FCC Public Hearing
Belmont University will host The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) public hearing regarding media ownership Mon., December 11 at 1 p.m. in the Massey Performing Arts Center (MPAC) on the Belmont campus. To read more, click here.