December 17, 2010




Belmont University Launches New Web Site
NewHomePage.jpgBelmont University launched a new look today for its home page, Designed in house by Creative Services and implemented by ITS and University Marketing, the Web site offers significant improvements in appearance and functionality.
April Maglothin, Creative Services Supervisor, said, “We wanted to capture the uniqueness of the Belmont community with our design. Every bit of research showed us what we already knew: the Belmont community is unique and innovative, so our Web site deserves to be too. The higher education market is full of traditional Web design, and there’s good reason for it… but we’re Belmont. We didn’t want to settle for a completely traditional design; we wanted everyone who visits to see that we’re different from other colleges and universities.”
Complete with a new look, streamlined navigation and easy-to-find university highlights, Belmont’s updated site features video highlights, rotating informational boxes, a comprehensive search option and direct links to Belmont’s social media presence. Read more….
Winter Commencement Set for Friday Evening
Belmont University will hold its Winter 2010 Commencement ceremony on Fri., Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Curb Event Center. The university will award 341 bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
Dr. Pat Raines, interim provost, will provide commencement remarks and present the graduates for their degrees. Bachelor of Science candidate Hillary K. Cheruiyot, an economics major, will offer the Student Reflection for the ceremony, and Bachelor of Business Administration candidate Katherine F. Turner, a double major in Accounting and Entrepreneurship, 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.
Bruin Online Store Announces Holiday Specials
belmontonlinestore.jpgBelmont University Athletics announced Monday special holiday savings at the Bruin Online Store. Put a little jingle back in your pocket and save 15-40 percent on all sweatshirts, jackets and fleece.
The official online shop for Belmont Athletics is powered by TeamFanShop and provides the largest selection of Bruin apparel and gear found anywhere. Bruin fans will get a world-class shopping experience, low cost flat rate shipping, 365-day hassle free returns and unconditional satisfaction guarantee. Plus, a dedicated team of customer service professionals are on hand to help with any questions.
The official online store of Belmont Athletics is powered by TeamFanShop, and this sale is available exclusively online.


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Final Belmont FYI of 2010
This is the final Belmont FYI newsletter of 2010. The next issue will be published Fri., Jan. 7, 2011. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Human Resources Reminds Campus of Holiday Policy
The Belmont campus will not close during the Christmas holidays except for Thurs., Dec. 23, Fri., Dec. 24 and Fri., Dec. 31. Each staff employee can take an additional three Christmas holidays during the week before or after Christmas with the approval of their supervisor. Any requests for closing for an office/department/building must be approved through the respective Senior Leader. Click here for the 2011 Holiday Schedule.
In the spirit of giving, Human Resources would ask staff and faculty who receive paid leave to consider donating one day to the catastrophic leave bank. Last year, we had several employees with serious medical conditions and flood victims who received additional paid leave through the catastrophic leave bank. You only need to donate one vacation day (during your entire employment) so that you are also eligible to receive catastrophic leave if you have a serious medical condition. Click here for the donation form.
Outdoor Pursuits Presents ‘OP Kidz Klimb Competition 2011’
You and your children are invited to join Belmont University Outdoor Pursuits for our inaugural Kidz Klimb Competition on January 15, 2011 at 2 p.m. This fun event will be an extension of our Kidz Klimb program and will gather all of the participants in the program together at one time to meet each other, win some fun door prizes, eat pizza and, of course, climb!
The competition will start at 2 p.m. and end at 4:30 p.m. After the competition all participants are invited to attend as the Belmont University Bruins women’s and men’s basketball teams take on Campbell University in the Curb Event Center. As an extra reward for participating, Belmont Athletics will announce the participants of the competition at halftime of the Men’s and Women’s Basketball game!
Staff members will be allotted the usual two free tickets for the Basketball games and will also be allowed to purchase additional tickets for $1 each.
The cost for the climbing event is five dollars ($5), and as always climbing equipment is free. Children who wish to climb must be at least six years of age and have a parent or legal guardian sign a liability form. We hope you and your family will join us for this exciting event as we kick off the new semester! To register your child, visit our blog. If you have any other questions contact Cyrus Eaton at or e-mail Outdoor Pursuits .


Friday, December 17, 7:30 p.m.
Winter Commencement
Curb Event Center Arena
Wednesday, December 22, 8 p.m.
‘Christmas at Belmont’ Broadcast
Nashville Public Television will re-air the 2009 concert, hosted by Belmont alumna and three-time Grammy award-winner Trisha Yearwood. The show is also scheduled to air locally on Fri., Dec. 24 at 7 p.m. For national air dates, check local listings.
Thursday, December 23, 6:30 p.m.
Belmont vs. Tennessee Broadcast
Belmont men’s basketball heads to Knoxville for a rematch against the Tennessee Volunteers. The game will be aired live on SportSouth and 104.5 The Zone.
Friday, December 24, 2 p.m.
Christmas Eve Carillon Concert
Thursday, December 30, 1:30-6 p.m.
Basketball Doubleheader
Men’s basketball takes on Miami, OH at 1:30 p.m. followed by women’s basketball versus Chattanooga at 4 p.m.
Curb Event Center Arena


EvelynStewart.JPGCongratulations to Congrats to Tish Stewart (CEMB) and her husband and Carlton on the birth of Evelyn Wiley Stewart Sunday, December 5. Evelyn weighed in at 8.4 lbs, and is 20.5 inches long.


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:
The father of Dr. Patrick Schneider, department of sport science, passed away last week and the funeral was held yesterday in Wisconsin. Please keep the Schneider family in your thoughts and prayers.


If you notice an incorrect or missing birthday, please e-mail the update to
December 18
Dane Anthony, Religion
Lucy Baltimore, Physical Therapy
Seth Sheridan Athletics
December 19
Barbara Ward, Math/Computer Science
December 20
Valerie Brooks, Health Services
December 22
Gregory Faulk, Business
December 24
Amy Baker, Sport Administration
December 26
Cheryl Geer, Foreign Languages
December 27
Angie Bryant, Fitness and Recreation
Jonathan Thorndike, Honors
December 28
Susan Taylor, Business
Joe Woolley, CCSA
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