December 18, 2009




Belmont to Hold Winter Commencement Friday
Belmont University will hold its Winter 2009 Commencement ceremony on Fri., Dec. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Curb Event Center. The university will award 356 bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
Dr. Robert C. Fisher, president of the University, will preside over the event and present the graduates with their degrees as well as provide commencement remarks. Bachelor of Arts candidate Brandon Maxwell, a double major in management and Christian leadership, will offer the Student Reflection for the ceremony. Bachelor of Arts candidate Heather Pierce, a political science major, will read Scripture. President and Mrs. Fisher will host a reception for the graduates and their guests at the conclusion of commencement in Belmont’s Beaman Student Life Center.


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Belmont Holiday Hoops: Santa to Visit Curb Event Center Saturday
The men’s basketball game this Saturday, December 19, at 7 p.m. in the Curb Event Center will offer two opportunities to take part in special holiday activities. First, a Toys for Tots Drive – all fans who bring an unwrapped toy to the game will receive a complimentary game ticket. Santa will also be visiting the game, and children of all ages can take a special picture with Santa from 5:30 p.m. until halftime.
Come enjoy some holiday hoops and watch the Bruins take on Eastern Illinois at 7 p.m. Sat., Dec. 19 in the Curb Event Center!
Belmont FYI Returns January 8
Belmont FYI will not be published for the next two weeks due to the Christmas and New Year’s holiday. The next issue of Belmont FYI will arrive on Fri., Jan. 8.


Friday, December 18, 7:30 p.m.
December 2009 Commencement Ceremony
Curb Event Center Arena
Saturday, December 19, 7 p.m.
Men’s Basketball vs. Eastern Illinois University
Curb Event Center Arena
Thursday, December 24, 2 p.m.
Annual Christmas Eve Carillon Concert
The concert features traditional Christmas music played on the tower’s 42-bell carillon.
Saturday, January 2, 2-6:15 p.m.
Basketball Doubleheader
Come support the Women’s and Men’s Basketball teams as they host Florida Gulf Coast in their Atlantic Sun Conference home openers!
Curb Event Center Arena
Monday, January 4, 5-9:15 p.m.
Basketball Doubleheader
Come support the Women’s and Men’s Basketball teams as they host Stetson.
Curb Event Center Arena
Thursday, January 7, 2-6:15 p.m.
Basketball Doubleheader
Come support the Women’s and Men’s Basketball teams as they host USC Upstate.
Curb Event Center Arena
Now through Dec. 30
“Eclectic, too” Art Show Featuring Works by Dr. Ginger Osborn
Dr. Ginger Osborn of the Belmont Philosophy department has five works of art on display in the art gallery meeting room of The University Club. There is no admission charge. The best time to see the works is daily between 2 and 5 p.m. For more information or to confirm gallery hours, call 615-322-8564.
The University Club, 2402 Garland Avenue


If you notice an incorrect or missing birthday, please e-mail the update to
Happy Belated Birthday to Chester Thompson (Music) who celebrated on Dec. 11 and Meredith Parks (Occupational Therapy) who celebrated on Dec. 5.
December 18
Dane Anthony, Religion
Lucy Baltimore, Physical Therapy
Seth Sheridan, Athletics
December 19
Barbara Ward, Math/Computer Science
December 22
Gregory Faulk, Business
December 24
Amy Baker, Sport Administration
December 26
Cheryl Geer, Foreign Languages
December 27
Angie Bryant, Beaman
Jonathan Thorndike, Honors
December 28
Susan Taylor, Business
December 29
Ernest Heard, Library
Michael Krouskop, Office of Communications
January 1
Sharon Dowdy, Nursing
Joshua Kerley, Residence Life
Angie Shedd, Admissions
January 4
Heather Copeland, Athletics
January 5
Donna Gwaltney, Human Resources
January 6
Howard Cochran, Business
January 8
Billy Prince, CEMB
Jennifer Thomas, Biology
January 10
Darcy North, Development
Jamie Zeller, Beaman


Nashville Predators Offer Special Discount to Belmont
Purchase discounted tickets for Nashville Predators. All games are eligible. The deadline is Dec. 31. Save up to 20 percent off the gate rate on weekend games. Pass this offer on to anyone that might be interested in going to Preds games.
Code: preds
Ordering Instructions for First-Time Visitors:
Find the game you want to attend, and click “Find Tickets.” You will then enter special offer code preds. Once you have entered the special offer code, you will then need to “Create a New Account.” You will then be directed to the purchase page.
Repeat Visitors:
Each time you access the website after you have created a new account, you will again select the game you want to attend, enter the special offer code preds, and then enter your information in the area where it reads “Access the Offer.” You will not need to create a new account each time unless your information has changed.

December 11, 2009


It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas…
Alumna Trisha Yearwood hosted the annual Christmas at Belmont performance Monday, which was taped by NPT at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. The show will be broadcast nationwide on PBS Dec. 23 (check local listings).
Also, in the spirit of the season, members of the Belmont community donated their time on Wednesday to pack 100,000 meals for Feed My Starving Children (FMSC), a non-profit hunger-relief organization. Minnesota-based FMSC delivers food around the world to malnourished children in schools, orphanages, refugee camps and hospitals.