February 23, 2007

Photo of the Week

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Civil Rights Leader Lawson Speaks At Belmont
The Rev. James Lawson spoke at Belmont University in conjunction with the sociology department’s Living Sociology Speaker Series. Lawson was expelled from Vanderbilt University in 1960 for training black and white students how to organize sit-ins and engage in other forms of social action to end segregation. To read more, click here.

Belmont News

Belmont University To Host 2007 CMT Music Awards
Belmont University will host the 2007 CMT Music Awards Monday, April 16, 2007, in the Curb Event Center. This is the second year in a row Belmont will host the annual award show. Comedian Jeff Foxworthy will return as host for the third consecutive year. Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, Martina McBride, Sugarland and Dierks Bentley are the first round of artists scheduled to perform at the 2007 CMT Music Awards. Tickets go on sale Saturday, March 3, available at all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 255-9600 or online at CMT.com and ticketmaster.com. Belmont students receive a $10 discount by using the code BELMONT. Additional information can be found online at CMT.com.
Belmont Celebrates Fitness Day
The Beaman Student Life Center at Belmont University celebrated National Recreational Sports and Fitness Day Wednesday with a full slate of events throughout the day for students, faculty and staff to promote health and wellness. A 5k walk/run, climbing wall competitions and group fitness classes were held throughout the day as well as special sessions from professional athletes and trainers. Greg Zanon, Jerrod Smithson and Dan Hambuis from the Nashville Predators hockey team spoke about their daily routines and lives as professional hockey players. This is the second year Belmont has taken part in Fitness Day.
Wicke Named Atlantic Sun Player Of the Week
Behind torrid three-point shooting, sophomore Andy Wicke was named Atlantic Sun Player of the Week as announced by the league Monday. Wicke scored a career-high 31 points on 10-for-12 three-point shooting in Belmont’s 87-55 victory over Gardner-Webb last Thursday night. All told, Wicke helped set five Curb Event Center records. To read more, click here.


Valentine Receives Competitive Internship
Shandus Valentine, junior psychology major, was selected for a highly competitive internship at the University of Alberta, Edmonton in Alberta, Canada. She will be in their Housing Internship program, which offers valuable opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students interested in a profession in housing. Interns gain experience and insight at another institution and gain a better appreciation about the housing profession. The University of Alberta only offers one position a summer and is one of Canada’s largest universities with one of the most unique residence facilities in the country.

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

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Dave Elder.jpgThis week’s Belmont FYI feature profile of the week is David Elder, a nine-year Belmont employee in Network Services. David was nominated for the fifth guiding principle – “Walk the Talk” – for his work as Network Technician.
David says he likes to find the answers someone needs, but also tries to help them apply the information if necessary. “I feel uneasy when a problem is not resolved, and I don’t like to leave loose ends,” he said. “I appreciate good service from others so I guess that’s why I try to give the same.”

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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

Friday, February 23, 10 a.m.
Fabulous Friday at the Student-Run Stores
Blvd Gallery – Pottery convo and Mug Sale – fill your mug with your choice of hot chocolate or cider.
Reverb – Stop by for a blow out sale on used CDs and grab the latest new releases and music magazines.
Feedback Clothing Co. – 30-40% off select merchandise. New items are in for spring.
Student Run Retail Space at Belmont Blvd.
Thursday, February 23, 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Pottery Event at Blvd Art Gallery
Free Pottery demonstration by Matt Chenoweth will take us through the steps of making a handmade mug. Handmade mugs and art sold separately.
Blvd Art Gallery
Friday, February 23, 2007, 7 p.m.
“Seeing Colors in the Mind’s Eye: How the Brain Creates Synesthesia”
Presented by Randolph Blake, PhD, fellow of the Kennedy Center for Research in Human Development and a member of the Vanderbilt Vision Research Center and the Vanderbilt Center for Cognitive and Integrative Neuroscience.
Massey Boardroom
Friday, February 23, 7 p.m.
Christian Women of Entertainment will host a showcase, “Blessed,” a new, hip and trendy songwriters night especially for female artists. If you are interested in performing at upcoming showcases or would like to learn more about CWE, contact Kimberlee at iheartcwe@gmail.com.
Curb Cafe
Saturday, February 24, 7:30 p.m.
Show Shoppe Finale Concert
Join us for the Finale Concert from our Show Shoppe conference. Special guests include, Company, one of the School of Music’s vocal ensembles.
Massey Concert Hall (MPAC)
Tuesday, February 27, 6 p.m.
Writers’ Night Showcase Series
Join Belmont student writers and an established writer from the industry for another relaxing night of original music. Sponsored by ASCAP and the Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business.
Curb Café
Tuesday, February 27, 7:30 p.m.
Wind Ensemble
Join the Belmont Wind Ensemble in this finale concert to celebrate the Wind Ensemble festival. Features a variety of music for everyone.
Massey Concert Hall (MPAC)
Monday, March 12, 5 p.m.
“Eliminating Poverty with Faith-Based Business Initiatives”
Dr. Tony Campolo, author of over 30 books on living the good news to the poor, media commentator, public speaker, professor emeritus of sociology at Eastern University and founder of the Campolo Center for Social Change at Eastern offers faith-based solutions to ending poverty. Call 460- 6601 or email ethics@mail.belmont.edu to reserve a seat.
Gordon E. Inman Center, Frist Lecture Hall 4th Floor
Tuesday, March 6, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Is Your Genius At Work
Dick Richards, the award-winning author of Is Your Genius At Work is presenting a workshop at Belmont. Participants will clarify the concepts of genius and life purpose, and will learn techniques and practice skills to apply those concepts to work and career choices. Belmont University is partnering with CPP and Davies-Black Publishing. The workshop fee is $120 which includes a copy of the book Is Your Genius At Work. The Career Services Team is hosting the workshop. To register or for more information, click here.
Massey Boardroom
Monday, March 12, 7:30 p.m.
Camerata Musicale
Belmont’s resident chamber ensemble features some of Nashville’s finest performers, as well as members of the Nashville Symphony. Performance to feature the works of American composers in celebration of Adelicia Acklen’s 190th birthday in her former home, the Belmont Mansion. The program will highlight music popular during Mrs. Acklen’s lifetime.
Belmont Mansion
Wednesday, March 14, 10 a.m.
“Your Work Matters to God”
Dr. Tony Campolo will discuss how career choices can impact the world. (See Campolo’s other listing above.)
Neely Dining Hall
Wednesday, March 14, 7:30 p.m.
Guitar Ensemble
Join Belmont for another fabulous evening of classical guitar featuring duos, trios and more!
Harton Recital Hall, Massey Performing Arts Center
Friday, March 16, 10 a.m.
“Pure Religion is This: To Love the Fatherless”
Presented by Carey Casey, CEO of the National Center for Fathering, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) leader and former co-pastor of Lawndale Community Church, located in the toughest neighborhood in Chicago.
Massey Boardroom

Upcoming and Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

If you have a volunteer opportunity you would like included in this section, e-mail the details to communication@mail.belmont.edu.
February 28, March 14, 21, 28 – Family Literacy Day Planning Meetings
March 17, April 21 – INTO Nashville Project
March 31 – 7th Annual Family Literacy Day
Weekends of June 9 – July 1 – Habitat Youth United Build



The deadline for submitting nominations for The Chaney Distinguished Professor Award is Friday, March 16. If you would like to nominate a colleague who has taught at Belmont full-time for at least three years, you may do so by emailing your nomination to votechaney@mail.belmont.edu.
Steve Murphree is in search of homes with active termite infestations to include in his Sentricon termite colony elimination system enhancement research for the next 12-18 months. Active homes are those that have experienced swarms in recent months. Steve would prefer that the homes be in Nashville, Franklin or Murfreesboro and that the homeowner(s) not have a current termite contract with a pest control company. The termite control would be free and homeowner(s) would be required to sign a confidentiality and release form. Contact Steve at ext. 6221 or murphrees@mail.belmont.edu.
Belmont has partnered with MTA and RTA to offer free bus and train transportation for students, faculty and staff. For those interested in utilizing the Music City Star rail system, MTA and RTA will now offer an additional bus stop to get train passengers from the downtown depot to campus. The West End Shuttle will turn on Wedgewood from 21st Avenue and stop at the corner of Magnolia. For a link to the schedule, click here.
Belmont is offering a Journalism Camp for high school students interested in:
* Newswriting
* Newspaper layout and design
* Online journalism
* Blogging
* Video Journalism
* Telling stories across broadcast, print and online media
* Seminars hosted by local media professionals
* Writing competition
J-Camp at Belmont University will be held June 26-29, 2007. Registration Deadline is May 11. Cost: $100. Send non -refundable deposit of $50.00 with registration form. Camp is limited to 45 participants. For a registration form or more information, contact Bonnie Wagonfield, New Century Journalism Program, at (615) 460-6451 or wagonfieldb@mail.belmont.edu.

In Our Thoughts and Prayers

Please keep Mike Awalt and his family in your thoughts and prayers at the loss of his father-in-law on Wednesday, February 21.