April 27, 2012


Dr. Bob Fisher presented former Belmont trustee and gospel singer CeCe Winans with the Applause Award on April 21 at the annual President’s Concert.

CeCe Winans, owner of eight Grammy Awards and 21 Dove Awards, performs April 21 during the President’s Concert, a scholarship fundraiser for the College of Visual and Performing Arts.


Residence Life Shadow Program Fosters Cross-Campus Mentoring
For the second year, Belmont’s Office of Residence Life conducted a Residence Director Shadowing Program for all RDs on campus. The program, which occurs once per semester, gives participants the opportunity to spend a day working alongside other professionals among the Belmont community, allowing the RDs to explore areas as diverse as Athletics, Human Resources, Event Planning, Communications, Career Services and more.

Residence Life Director Anthony Donovan is proud of the program and the relationships it fosters among his RDs and campus partners. He said, “Great professionals paired with great aspiring young professionals makes for a great idea.” Read more.

Athletics Honors Student Athletes at All Sports Banquet
Belmont University Athletics highlighted the achievements of its student-athletes and coaches recently at the 2012 All-Sports Banquet. Emceed by Faculty Athletics Representative and Voice of the Bruins Rich Tiner, the All-Sports Banquet has become an annual tradition, celebrating the athletic and academic accomplishments of Bruin student-athletes and teams during the academic year.

Among the notable moments of the evening, Senior Woman Administrator Betty Wiseman presenting women’s soccer seniors Gretchen Sutch and Morgan McBride with the Robert E. Barnes Outstanding Graduating Senior Award, and Carl McCullough and J.T. Faircloth receiving SAAC Inspiration Awards. Click here for a summary of awards.

Students, Faculty Hear Experts Discuss Changes in Acute Care
Earlier this week, more than 200  Belmont University health science students and faculty attended a panel discussion in Neely Dining Room on “Emerging Issues and Hot Topics in Acute Care”  presented by health professionals from Community Health Systems and sponsored by the Gordon E. Inman College of Health Sciences & Nursing.  The discussion provided students with information about practice changes and new career paths that are developing because of the changes occurring nationally in acute care.

“This was an exceptional opportunity for our students to ask questions and interact with practicing healthcare professionals to learn about the workplace they will soon enter,” said Dr. Cathy Taylor, Dean of the College of Health Sciences. Read more.

2011 President’s Report Now Available
Belmont University’s 2011 President’s Report is now available online. Click here to read the report.




Click here for stories on the recent accomplishments of Belmont’s students, faculty, staff and alumni. This week highlights include Morgan Caldwell, Stephen Robinson, Daniel Schafer, Kevin Trowbridge, Pam Parry, Peter Kuryla, Shaka Mitchell, Shelby Longard, Lauren Lunsford, Bonnie Smith-Whitehouse, Barbara Ward, Keeley White, Alina Lepkowski, Angela Gaetano, Alice Curtis, Mary Vaughn, Allison Gale and Brad Weave.



Tomorrow’s Marathon to Impact Belmont Campus Access, Parking, Neighboring Streets
The St. Jude Country Music Marathon and Half Marathon returns to Nashville for its 13th year tomorrow, Saturday, April 28. The event committee has recently informed the University that the race route will require the closure of several streets around Belmont, impacting access to and from the campus that morning as well as street parking Friday and Saturday. Numerous streets—including Magnolia, 17th/18th, Portland, Clifton, 12 South, Belmont Blvd. and Wedgewood Ave.—will close at 6 a.m. Saturday morning; no parking will be allowed after 1 a.m.  In addition, during the peak of the race, when runners are elbow to elbow, pedestrian access to crossing these streets will be limited. The streets will reopen on a rolling basis as the last runner/walker passes between 9:30-11:15 a.m., depending on the street.

Please be aware of the road closures in our area and plan ahead for an alternate route or added travel time. Residential students and employees who need to leave campus Saturday morning will need to plan ahead and park their vehicles outside the race perimeter Friday evening. Students, faculty and staff coming to Belmont Saturday morning will also need to park outside the perimeter and walk to campus. (Some limited on-street, public parking may be available on Magnolia between 21st and 18th Avenues.) Please refer to the course map and road closure lists below to plan your routes to and from campus for Saturday morning, April 28:

Course Map: http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/files/2011/03/cmm12_coursemap.pdf
Road Closure List: http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/files/2011/03/cmm12_roadclosuregrid.pdf
No Street Parking List
: http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/files/2011/03/cmm12_noparkgrid.pdf


New MTA Routes to Madison, Old Hickory
Weekday service on two new lines – Route 27 Old Hickory and Route 36X Madison Express – will begin Monday, April 30.

Route 27 Old Hickory will provide weekday service in Old Hickory via Lakewood. Buses will travel to and from downtown Nashville and Madison. New park-n-rides are located at the former Lakewood City Hall and at the new MTA Administrative Offices on Myatt Drive in Madison.

Also, a new route in Madison – Route 36X Madison Express – will offer express travel between Madison and downtown Nashville. The new park-n-ride at the MTA Administrative Offices also serves this route.

For more detailed information, customers should review the route schedules or call Customer Care at (615) 862-5950 from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sundays.


Belmont is a Christian community of learning and service that strives to support its members through prayer. The following concern has come to our attention recently:

Charlie Holt, husband of Dr. Linda Holt from the Department of English, passed away this week. Visitation will be held today from 3 – 4 p.m. and on Saturday, April 28 from 1 – 2 p.m., followed by a Memorial Service at 2 p.m. at Christ Church Cathedral (900 Broadway). Please keep Linda and her family in your thoughts and prayers.


Saturday, April 28
Country Music Marathon
Many streets surrounding Belmont will be closed in the morning. Click here to view an interactive course map and download PDF versions of the course map and road closure times.

Saturday, April 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
The Curbies
Massey Performing Arts Center
Sponsored by the Curb College and open to all full-time Belmont students, the Curbies are Belmont’s student-choice awards. Belmont students nominate their fellow classmates in 12 categories with awards like best male/female vocalist, best freshman band, audio engineer of the year, band of the year and song of the year.

Thursday, May 3, 6-9 p.m.
Senior Exhibition & Art Crawl
LCVA Art Gallery
The Art Department’s graduating Class of 2012 present its studio and design thesis work.

Friday, May 4, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Commencement Rehearsals
Curb Event Center Arena
Commencement rehearsal for May 5 commencement ceremonies.

Friday, May 4, 9 a.m.
Groundbreaking for Wedgewood Academic Center
Corner of Wedgewood and 15th Avenues

Friday, May 4, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Baccalaureate: A Service of Ordination to Daily Work
Curb Event Center Arena
This worship service for graduating seniors and their families will feature students from across the disciplines telling how God is calling them to use what they have learned at Belmont in service to others.

Check the University calendar for other upcoming community and convocation events.
Visit the Belmont Athletics website for information about upcoming athletic events.


If you notice an incorrect or missing birthday, please e-mail the update to communication@belmont.edu.

Happy belated birthday to Susan Taplin (Nursing), who celebrated April 13.

Sunday, April 29
Devon Boan, Honors

Monday, April 30
Rick Byrd, Athletics
Matt Reno, Bookstore
Michael Simpson, Security

Tuesday, May 1
Jennie Carter Thomas, Business

Wednesday, May 2
Noel Boyle, Philosophy
Mark Volker, Music

Thursday, May 3
Stacy Maciuk, Development
Jane Shelby, Nursing


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