DebateLogo_Color.jpgPresident Fisher will be hosting a “Frequently Asked Questions,” or F.A.Q., event for faculty and staff to give the latest details on the debate as well as to give you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have. The Debate08 F.A.Q. session will be held Mon., Sept. 29 at 10 a.m. in the newly-renovated Curb Cafe. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend this event.
In addition, the Office of Communications has established several outlets to keep you informed with the latest details surrounding all aspects of Debate08. We encourage you to view the Belmont Debate08 Web site, FYI, BIC and the weekly Debate08 Update e-mails that are being sent to all students, faculty and staff. (Click the more link below to view the Sept. 18 Debate08 Update for Faculty and Staff).

Parking Impact on Psychology Bldg/Gravel Lots
Beginning Fri., Sept. 26 at 4:30 p.m., all vehicles parked in the spaces between the back of the Psychology department building and in front of the gravel lot must be moved to another location on campus. These spots must be cleared to allow equipment/trailers to be moved onto the soccer field and tennis courts. Vehicles left in these spaces after Sat., Sept. 27 will be towed at the owner’s expense. Beginning Wed., Oct. 1 at 4:30 p.m., all vehicles parked in the Psychology department lot and the gravel lot must be moved to another location on campus. These lots must be cleared at this time to allow for parking for individuals working on the debate. Vehicles left in these spaces after Thurs., Oct. 2 will be towed at the owner’s expense. We are providing the most current parking information to students via this e-mail and BIC announcements. Parking requirements are subject to change based on unexpected needs.
Debate08 Viewing Party at the Ryman
Belmont University’s Town Hall Presidential Debate Honorary Host Committee invites you to the Debate08 Viewing Party. Join us at the historic Ryman Auditorium to watch the televised presidential debate as it takes place at Belmont’s Curb Event Center. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Denver and the Mile High Orchestra at 6:30 p.m. Debate begins at 8 p.m., and Spin Alley coverage will air until 10:30 p.m. Two complimentary tickets are available with your Belmont ID from Sept. 29-Oct. 3. Entry requires a ticket, and seating is limited. Faculty may pick up tickets in Fidelity Hall 105, and staff may pick up tickets in Freeman Hall, second floor, office of University Advancement.
Beaman Student Life Center Information
Due to preparations for the Presidential Debate, the BSLC weight room will close Wed., Sept. 24 at 10 p.m. The BSLC Group Fitness Room, Recreational Gym, Racquetball Courts and Climbing Wall will remain open until Fri., Sept. 26 at 8 p.m. Beginning Sat., Sept. 27, the entire facility will be closed except for the Beaman lobby area, which will remain open through Tues., Sept. 30. Please visit your BIC account for information on when the Beaman Center will reopen after Fall Break.
AARP Invites Belmont to Debate Viewing Party
The Nashville chapter of AARP is inviting Belmont students, faculty and staff to an outdoor debate watch party and picnic at the Centennial Park Bandshell. There will be free food, live musical entertainment and giveaways. In addition, C-SPAN’s Campaign 2008 bus is expected to make a stop at the nonpartisan debate watch party, and WTVF Newschannel5 anchor Vicki Yates will emcee. AARP’s “Belmont at the Bandshell” event is free and open to the public. The pre-debate picnic will begin at 6:30 p.m. and a program that includes videos and live music will precede the debate, which starts at 8 p.m.