July 31, 2009


Belmont Goes Greener, Reduces Plastic Bottles on Campus
Belmont University announced in April the discontinuation of bottled water sales on campus, and that policy is now in effect. Reusable water bottles like the one above are currently for sale in the bookstore, and water stations will be used for special events in addition to the water fountains already on campus. Click here for more on this story.


Belmont Named in Top 25 for Global Student Entrepreneur Awards
gsealogo.pngThe Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) program has announced the preliminary top 25 nominating schools with the most students in contention for the prestigious award. With nine nominees, Belmont University claims a spot in the list among such schools as Yale, Harvard, Stanford and Purdue University.
GSEA, an Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) program, is the world’s premiere award for undergraduate students who own and run businesses while attending a college or university. Annually, student entrepreneurs from more than 340 universities and colleges worldwide receive nominations. From the approximately 1,500 nominations, 30 finalists will compete for the top prize at the 2009 GSEA Global Finals Competition at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 18-20. Click here for more on this story.
Belmont Named a ‘Best in the Southeast’ College by Princeton Review
Best Southeastern Seal.jpgBelmont University is one of the best colleges and universities in the Southeast according to The Princeton Review. The education services company selected the school as one of 141 institutions it recommends in its “Best in the Southeast” section of its Web site feature “2010 Best Colleges: Region by Region” that posted July 27.
Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s vice president of publishing, said, “We chose Belmont University and the other terrific schools we recommend as our ‘regional best’ colleges primarily for their excellent academic programs. We also work to have our roster of ‘regional best’ colleges feature a range of institutions by size, selectivity, character and locale. We choose the schools based on institutional data we collect from several hundred schools in each region, our visits to schools over the years, and the opinions of independent and high school-based college advisors whose recommendations we invite. We also take into account what each school’s customers – their students – report to us about their campus experiences at them on our 80-question student survey.” Click here for more on this story.


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Happy 95th Birthday Dr. Gabhart!
Gabhart1.jpgFormer Belmont University President and current Chancellor Dr. Herbert Gabhart will be celebrating his 95th birthday on Aug. 19. The Office of Alumni Relations would like to invite the campus to honor Dr. Gabhart by sending a birthday message to alumni@belmont.edu.
The Alumni office will compile all messages from alumni, faculty, staff and friends in a book to present to Dr. Gabhart. Please submit all wishes, reflections, memories and greetings by Fri., Aug. 14. Thank you for helping to celebrate this milestone with a Belmont legend!

Nashville Youth Choir Announces 2009-10 Season and Auditions
The Nashville Youth Choir is a part of the Nashville Children’ s Choir Program, one of numerous programs of the Belmont Academy which is the preparatory division of Belmont ‘s School of Music. Nashville Youth Choir membership is open by audition to students in grades 9-12. Tuition for the season, which runs from August to May, is $250, with tuition discounts available for families with multiple children participating in the Nashville Choir Program. Each semester includes approximately 13 Monday afternoon rehearsals from 4:30-6 p.m. held in the Massey Performing Arts Center on the Belmont University campus. Auditions for the Nashville Youth Choir can be arranged by appointment or by coming to the first scheduled rehearsal on Aug. 17. To set up an audition either before or on the Aug. 17 date, contact Robert King, director, at robert.king@lipscomb.edu.
Provost Candidate Sessions for Faculty and Staff Next Week
provost_header2.jpgProvost Candidate Dr. Tom Winter will be on campus next week and will hold sessions to visit with Belmont faculty and staff. Please make an effort to review the materials on the Provost Search Web site, meet each candidate and give your evaluation of the candidates using the resources that will be provided.
Dr. Tom Winter Sessions: Tues., Aug. 4 from 1:30-3 p.m. and Wed., Aug. 5 from 9-10:30 a.m. Both sessions will take place in the Vince Gill Room.
The full Provost Search site—which includes links to information on all the candidates and the dates, times and locations of their Belmont community visits—can be found by logging into BIC (bic.belmont.edu) and selecting the Provost Search Information button on the left-hand side of the BIC home page.


Tuesday, August 4, 1:30-3 p.m.
Provost Candidate Session: Dr. Tom Winter
Vince Gill Room
Wednesday, August 5, 9-10:30 a.m.
Provost Candidate Session: Dr. Tom Winter
Vince Gill Room
Friday, August 14, 7:30 p.m.
August Commencement Ceremony
Curb Event Center


Wedding Announcement
Congratulations to Rachel (Clark) Leddy in the College of Arts and Sciences who married Paul Leddy on July 11 at Travellers Rest.


Belmont is a Christian community of learning and service that strives to support its members through prayer. The following concerns have come to our attention recently. Thank you for including them in your prayers:
Dr. Norma Baker Gabhart, professor emeritus of psychology and wife of current Belmont Chancellor Dr. Herbert Gabhart, fell on Thursday and suffered a broken wrist and hip that will require surgery in the next few days. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.


If you notice an incorrect or missing birthday, please e-mail the update to communication@belmont.edu.
Happy Belated Birthday to Samantha Dorgan (Residence Life) who celebrated July 9, Kate Mosley (Development) who celebrated July 23 and Chris Agans (Residence Life) who celebrated July 30.
July 31
Helen Bond, Student Financial Services
Laurianne Cates, Development
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
Jennifer Wilgus, Business
August 6
Claudia Myrick, IT
August 7
Anne Edmunds, Admissions
Amy Irwin, Scarlett Leadership Institute
August 9
Mary Godwin, Psychology