July 27, 2007

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Coach Byrd Featured on ESPN.com
Rick Byrd2.jpgBelmont men’s basketball Coach Rick Byrd was featured today on the ESPN.com home page as part of the site’s lead story on long-term Division 1 coaches. One of only 10 coaches featured who have been with their programs for more than 20 seasons, Byrd, who began his tenure at Belmont in 1986, praised the atmosphere of Belmont’s campus and what the school represents. Other coaches mentioned in the article included Duke University’s Mike Krzyzewski, Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim, Connecticut’s Jim Calhoun and Arizona’s Lute Olson. To read the full story, click here

Coming Up

Volunteer for Opening Day
Join faculty, staff, students, and the Nashville community we welcome the class of 2011 to Belmont University on August 18.
Contact Matt Burchett, Director of New Student and Parent Programs at burchettm@mail.belmont.edu or x8532.
Welcome Week is August 18 – 21. The first day of class is August 22.

In Our Thoughts and Prayers

Please keep Linda Mullins (Registrar’s Office) and Nicole Mullins (Education Department) and their family in your thoughts and prayers at the loss of Linda’s mother.
Please remember former Associate Dean of Students Dane Anthony, his wife Maggie and his stepson Eric in your thoughts and prayers. Eric has been wrongly accused and convicted for a murder in Nicaragua which he did not commit. More information at http://friendsofericvolz.com/.


If you notice an incorrect or missing birthday, please e-mail the update to communication@mail.belmont.edu.
July 27
Charles Harper, Student Financial Services
Michael Voight, Physical Therapy
July 28
Sylvia Morris, Library
July 30
Jeff Kirk, Music
Jennifer Wetzel, Office of Communications
July 31
Helen Bond, Belmont Central
Laurianne Cates, Development
August 1
Tommy Moran, Security
August 2
John Halle, Physical Therapy
August 3
Jimmy Binkley, Custodial Services
Todd London, Music
August 4
Veronica Smith, Mail Center
August 5
John Moore, ITS
August 6
Claudia Myrick, IT
August 7
Anne Edmunds, Admissions

Special Promotions for 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.

July 20, 2007

Photo of the Week

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Riechert Named to PRSA Committee
Bonnie Riechert, assistant professor of public relations, was named to the Strategic Development Committee of the Nashville Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). PRSA president Marcia Colburn of Caterpillar Financial Services Corp. appointed the committee, which is responsible for developing the chapter’s strategic plan for 2007-2010. Other committee members are Tom Adkinson, BOHAN Advertising/Marketing; Stacy Brewer, Gray Public Relations ; Vicki Bagwell, Western Kentucky University; Julie Davis, CBRL Group Inc.; Heather Macdonald, Dye, Van Mol & Lawrence PR; Sherry Kast, Comptroller of the Treasury, State of Tennessee; Debbie McGraw, KraftCPAs; and Trey Campbell, Southwestern Co.
Alumna Signs Songwriting Deal
Belmont University graduate, Molly Reed (’07) has signed an exclusive songwriting agreement with THIS Music. THIS Music is a Warner Chappell Music joint venture owned by Tim Nichols, Connie Harrington and Rusty Gaston. The THIS Music roster also includes Nichols and Harrington, Ben Hayslip, Jay O’Shea and Annie Roboff.
Carolina Rain Featured on Nashville Music & More
Country artists “Carolina Rain” came back to the Belmont University campus to give a tour of the group’s roots for a new episode of Nashville Music & More. The piece airs this Saturday, July 21 at 6:30 p.m. CST on the local NBC affiliate, WSMV Channel 4. Belmont is where Carolina Rain’s Rhean Boyer, Marvin Evatt and Jeremy Baxter first came together while working in campus security. Their first songwriting collaboration, “Carolina Rain,” named the group. Carolina Rain is currently touring in support of their debut album, Weather The Storm. For additional information, visit www.carolinarain.net.
Alumnus Receives National Fraternity Honor
Belmont alumnus Michael Lummus has been selected as the recipient of the 2007 William H. Shilelder award given annually by the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity. The award is given to a graduating senior nominated by his local Board of Governors or his local chapter. This award is distinguished by the amount of commitment to scholarship, campus involvement and leadership dedicated to the local chapter. Lummus was president of the Phi Kappa Tau colony at Belmont for two years, and when the chapter was chartered, he became Zeta Alpha’s first president. He graduated from Belmont in May 2007 with a degree in Music Business.

Coming Up

Volunteer for Opening Day
Join faculty, staff, students, and the Nashville community we welcome the class of 2011 to Belmont University.
Contact Matt Burchett, Director of New Student and Parent Programs at burchettm@mail.belmont.edu or x8532.