June 29, 2007

Photo of the Week

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An image from Dr. Steve Murphree’s annual Beetles, Bugs and Butterflies camp.

Belmont News

Macuik Receives NCLC Award; Recognized in People
The National Child Labor Committee (NCLC) awarded alumna Stacy Schumaker Maciuk (’05) its prestigious Lewis Hine Award in January. Maciuk, an advocate for foster care children, was honored for her work with local and state agencies to bring awareness to the special needs and challenges of foster care children. Maciuk became a foster care child at 2 and spent 17 years in the system, attending 10 different elementary and secondary schools before graduating and attending Belmont, where she graduated with a degree in social work and gave the commencement address at her graduation. Maciuk completed graduate school and now works in the Offices of Former Vice President Al Gore and Mrs. Tipper Gore. Maciuk was profiled in People magazine in June for her work with children in the foster care system and her successes while a student at Belmont. Click here to read the article.


Belmont Student Places 2nd Runner Up in Miss TennesseeTucker Perry.JPG
Belmont student and music performance major, Tucker Perry, finished second runner up in the Miss Tennessee Pageant held in Jackson, Tenn., on June 23. Her title of Miss Metropolitan Tennessee automatically entered her into the statewide competition of which the winner competes for the Miss America title. Perry’s platform as Miss Metropolitan is Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Coming Up

Wednesday, July 4 at 7 p.m.
Dr. and Mrs. Fisher’s 6th Annual Belmont University Independence Day Cookout and Celebration
Cookout, kids activities, games, bluegrass music and more. RSVP by Friday, June 29 to belmontevent@mail.belmont.edu or x6656.
Gordon E. Inman Center Patton Courtyard


If you notice an incorrect or missing birthday, please e-mail the update to communication@mail.belmont.edu.
June 29
Ray Seely, Sciences
Tammye Tanksley, Student Affairs
July 2
Andi Stepnick, Sociology
July 3
James Elliott, Music Business
Angela Rose, Nursing
Lisa Schlatchter, University Advancement
July 5
Paula Gati, Custodial Services
July 6
Timothy Stewart, International Education
July 7
John Le, Custodial Services
Patricia Chaffin Smith, Belmont Central
Terry White, Campus Security

Special Promotions for Belmont Faculty and Staff

Belmont faculty and staff are eligible for a substantial discount on season tickets to Tennessee Repertory Theatre, Tennessee’s largest professional theatre. A regular subscription to Tennessee Repertory Theatre is $165. Belmont discount price is $90. Educators receive the same benefits as regular-price subscribers:
o Best seats available at time of purchase
o The same great seats for every show with Standard Season Subscription ($90, plus TPAC facility fee*)
o Choose any performance in any combination of shows with Flex Season Subscription ($90, plus TPAC facility fee*)
o Guaranteed parking at a discounted rate at Public Square Garage (one block from TPAC)
o Subscriber Rewards Card offering special discounts from Nashville restaurants, retailers, and museums
o Opportunity to purchase additional discounted tickets to shows before they go on sale to the general public
o Ticket exchange privileges and reduced exchange fees
o Access to TPAC Subscriber Services, a special team “on call” just for subscribers, M-F, 9 AM-4 PM, (615) 782-6560 OR (800) 410-5216
o Lost Ticket Insurance available for nominal fee per ticket
o Subscription to quarterly newsletter, Tennessee REPartee, with insightful information for each production
o Regular updates via mail and e-mails about productions, education and outreach activities, and special events
o Invitation to The Cast Party 2008, Tennessee Rep’s annual fundraiser and to Season Specials
o One “Send-A-Friend” certificate per subscription
Ways to Purchase Subscriptions
o By phone: (615) 782-6560 or (800) 410-4216. You will be asked to send or fax a copy of your faculty or staff ID card.
o Online: http://www.tennesseerep.org You will be contacted and asked to fax a copy of your faculty or staff ID card. Wait to be contacted.
o Via mail: Complete the attached form and send the form (and check, if applicable) to: Tennessee Performing Arts Center, Attn: Tennessee Repertory Theatre, P.O. Box 190660, Nashville, TN 37219 Send a copy of your faculty or staff ID card.
o Via fax: Fax the completed order form with credit card information to (615) 782-6566. Fax a copy of your faculty or staff ID card.
o In person: Bring the completed form, your faculty or staff ID card, and your payment to the TPAC Box Office (Downtown or Davis-Kidd Booksellers in Green Hills).
Visit tennesseerep.org to see 2007-2008 Tennessee Repertory Theatre schedule.

June 21, 2007

Photo of the Week

debate visit BN.jpg2008 Presidential Debates Site Team Visits Belmont
The Commission on Presidential Debates toured Belmont University today upon Belmont’s invitation to the 2008 Commission to hold one of the series of scheduled debates featuring the Democratic and Republican Party candidates at the university in Nashville, Tenn. Belmont is among 19 possible locations nationwide for the 2008 Presidential Debates. Final decisions will be made in late summer, with an announcement on selected sites taking place in September 2007. To read more, click here.


Three commercial voice alumni boast recent accomplishments:

Contemporary Christian artist Daniel Kirkley ’01 recently signed to Centricity Records with distribution by Word. His debut CD is entitled “Let Love Win” with the first single, “My New Dawn.” He will begin a radio tour in the fall and is now doing promotions for the CD on television programs across the country. To find out more about Kirkley and check out his new album, visit www.danielkirkley.com.
Crystal Blewett, who now goes by Crystal Dove, recently released a single which spent time at number 1 on the Billboard chart for six weeks. The single, “Until you Come Back to Me,” is performed with the rapper, Dice.
Ryan Greenawalt and Carly Nelson are part of the group “Anthem Ave” and have just completed a new record called, “When Angels Come.” They had their CD release on May 15 and are now touring with this record across the country.