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25Apr/14Off

Important Construction/Traffic Updates

Important Construction Update: North Garage Closed Beginning May 4 Significant 15th/Acklen Congestion

Students, faculty and staff who will be on campus this summer should be aware of the impact of ongoing construction as final touches are put on both the Wedgewood Academic Center and the new residence hall:

  • North Garage Closed May 4-July 6—The North Garage (beneath Inman/McWhorter) and both alleys leading to the garage will be closed beginning Sunday night May 4 to allow for work on utility lines and the concrete entrance. Vehicles will not be able to enter or exit the North Garage. Please move your vehicle to another area before the closure.
  • Significant Congestion on 15th and Acklen Avenues—Work on both Acklen roundabouts (at 15th and in front of Baskin Garage) will increase in May, June and July, and numerous vendors and delivery vehicles will be in the area as the Wedgewood Academic Center comes to completion. In addition, 15th Avenue (between Acklen and Wedgewood only) will be limited to one-lane traffic (south from Wedgewood) during June and July. Traffic leaving the north side of campus will be directed down Acklen to 12th when exiting. All of this will cause significant congestion in that area.
  • Park in Curb Garage—Though the Baskin Garage will remain open, due to the significant road work and anticipated congestion, all employees, students and guests on campus this summer are strongly encouraged to park in the Curb Garage. Otherwise, if parking on the North end of campus, please anticipate experiencing frequent and sometimes lengthy delays.
  • Noise Impact, Lawn Closure—Final work to connect the new Wedgewood Academic Center to both Inman and McWhorter will begin on May 5. Jackhammering will occur for approximately a week on the second floor of both buildings near the connection spots. In addition, geothermal bores and loop circuits will be installed on The Lawn this summer, and this process will also be fairly noisy and require the Lawn to be closed. The Lawn area is expected to reopen during the fall semester.

 

Additional work will also be ongoing in the Thrailkill Garage and the new residence hall. Event Services and Residence Life will communicate directly with summer groups impacted by that work. We recognize these projects can cause inconveniences with accessing campus, but we all excitedly await the openings this fall of our newest academic and residential buildings. Thank you again for your patience and understanding.

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25Apr/14Off

Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital Observation Day for Belmont Nursing Students

Displaying IMG_1731.jpegBelmont Nursing students were able to see the Life Flight Pad at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. The students said this about the experience “The Life Flight pad is pretty special and being able to see it all happen in real life showed us a more vivid picture of what it is like in an emergency situation. The level of dedication that life flight nurses and EMT’s have for their job is inspiring and also motivates us to finish strong with our Belmont Nursing degrees.”

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16Apr/14Off

Belmont University 2014 Student Organization Awards

Belmont University 2014 Student Organization Awards

Last week, Belmont University’s Office of Student Engagement and Leadership Development held a reception honoring Belmont’s student’s organizations and their leaders. With over 140 recognized student organizations, the Belmont student body entertains incredible capabilities for influencing and making a positive impact in the Nashville community and beyond. This year, several student organizations and leaders were honored for their achievements and hard work to not only grow and improve their organization, but also for the impact these organizations have outside of Belmont’s campus that reaches the greater Nashville community and beyond.

Awards:
New Student Organization: Hands for Hope
Over the last two years, Belmont has recognized 42 new student organizations. Through strategic planning and collaborations, the Hands for Hope stood out and provided campus with impactful programming and awareness of a cause. In their very short time of existence, they have helped students by encouraging them to speak up and providing an outlet to listen. Hands of Hope also provides education to campus through seminars, guest speakers and campus wide programs in partnership with SAPB and Fitness and Recreation.

Advisor: Dr. Bonnie Riechert, Public Relations Student Society of America
“Dr. Bonnie,” as students call her, is one of the most influential and selfless professors at Belmont University and has an enormous influence on the lives of their students. She not only guides her students on an academic level, but also on a personal level. She devotes time to listening and understanding what her students are passionate about and uses this knowledge to guide and mentor each individual. Dr. Bonnie has the connections to get students moving in the right direction during their college years so that they will end up where they’ve always dreamed of landing after graduation. One student wrote that Dr. Bonnie “truly has a servant’s heart and continuously pours into the future leaders at Belmont.”

Program of the Year: Black Student Association, BSA Week
Belmont’s student organizations held 1,324 events and programs this year. BSA Week went beyond just a program, just an event, to intentionally provide innovative and effective ways of engaging the student audience. Even the marketing of the program provided an avenue of dialogue and thought. The program didn’t end after one evening. It threaded its way through the community, from Making Lemonade to talking Stereotypes and finding different routes to success, and shone a light on the organization as a powerhouse in the student organization community and in programming.

Student Organization Leader(s): Christina Hughes, Hands of Hope and Julie Anderson, Belmont Equestrian Club
Leadership is ultimately an expression of one’s character-more who a person is than what he or she does. Christina Hughes (Hands of Hope) has led her organization through awareness campaigns, volunteering and programming with a fierce determination combined with a gentle spirit, as one nominator described. She has championed her organization, and the cause for which it brings awareness to on campus and in the community. She has led this organization in a way, which allowed it to flourish in its first full year on campus, and provided leadership that will sustain them once she graduates.

Our second recipient, Julie Anderson (Belmont Equestrian Club) reflects persistence and passion that is needed to lead an organization through reestablishing it at Belmont and guiding it into a successful year. One nominator wrote “that without this individual the organization would not be what it is today, as they built it from the ground up.” Julie worked at not only establishing the organization externally in the Belmont and Nashville community, but also internally, by planning bonding nights with the other members. Julie worked to get eligibility for their members in their national association while training up the next set of leaders for the organization.

Organization: Belmont Equestrian Club
From fundraisers to competitions to awards, the Belmont Equestrian Club has passionately pursued its mission of providing an avenue of socialization and competition for students. From the leadership to every member, this organization has led the way in accomplishing goals they have set this year while collaborating and reaching out to grow the interest in the organization. They are even going beyond current students, and pursuing prospective students who have seen them on the rise across the United States. They have the attention of local business who have offered to assist in expenses for the organization, and they added to their growing stock of accolades a few weeks ago when their Region named them 7th overall.

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16Apr/14Off

Party Time!

We have been asked to invite guests to attend the CMT Hot 20 Countdown/Eckrich Backyard Barbeque on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee.

It will take place from
12:00 Noon until 4:00 pm
(Must stay for full event)

ARRIVAL/CALL TIME: 10:30 am to 11:00 am.
TAPING BEGINS: 12 Noon at Bridgestone Arena Plaza

Cody Alan and Alecia Davis will be counting down country’s hottest 20 for the week. There will be an appearance by Richard Petty and the NASCAR Hauler and show car will be on site. The driver of the car Aric Almirola will also be there.  (There will most likely be a meet and greet moment)

Sammy Ariaga will be performing throughout the day, as well as during down times.

We will be serving an all you can eat free lunch all afternoon. There will be various cookout style foods and desserts throughout the afternoon.

Attendees will receive swag from sponsor (Caps, T-shirts, etc...).

If you are interested in attending, email us at moorecasting@comcast.net with your full name, age, contact phone numbers, and current picture (thumbprint or wallet size).

We have been asked to pull ages 18 and up. After receiving your information we can start the confirmation process. 

Details will be sent to you in the confirmation letter, which will confirm you for the taping. We must have your name on our list in order for you to attend the taping. 

No confirmation numbers will be given. 

Your name will provide entrance into the taping (ID required).
Wear comfortable shoes. The taping will be outdoors.
YOU ARE REQUIRED TO STAY THE FULL LENGTH OF THE LIVE TAPING.
PLEASE DO NOT CANCEL AT THE LAST MINUTE!

Regina Moore and Nancy Ellis will be coordinating this event.

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16Apr/14Off

Belmont Equestrian Club wins 2014 Student Organization of the

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Belmont University 2014 Student Organization Awards

Last week, Belmont University’s Office of Student Engagement and Leadership Development held a reception honoring Belmont’s student’s organizations and their leaders. With over 140 recognized student organizations, the Belmont student body entertains incredible capabilities for influencing and making a positive impact in the Nashville community and beyond. This year, several student organizations and leaders were honored for their achievements and hard work to not only grow and improve their organization, but also for the impact these organizations have outside of Belmont’s campus that reaches the greater Nashville community and beyond.

Awards:
New Student Organization: Hands for Hope

Advisor: Dr. Bonnie Riechert, Public Relations Student Society of America

Program of the Year: Black Student Association, BSA Week

Student Organization Leader(s): Christina Hughes, Hands of Hope and Julie Anderson, Belmont Equestrian Club

Organization: Belmont Equestrian Club

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16Apr/14Off

Belmont vs. Lipscomb Baseball Tailgate – April 22

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Don’t Miss SAPB’s Dead Day Carnival!

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16Apr/14Off

Belmont Best Buddies wins Tennessee Chapter of the Year

IMG_3977The Belmont University Best Buddies chapter was awarded Chapter of the Year for the state of Tennessee. Established in 2009 with 12 members, Belmont Best Buddies has grown to more than 80 members of college students pairing with people who have an intellectual and/or developmental disability to develop meaningful and lasting friendships.

Best Buddies International is driven by its vision of a world where people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are so successfully integrated into our schools, our workplaces, and our communities that our services will be unnecessary and as such is an organization committed to the growth and expansion of its programs. In addition, Best Buddies is equally committed to the quality of its programs and works diligently to ensure that all chapters and one- to-one matches are successful in their efforts to fulfill the mission.

Best Buddies Tennessee Colleges
Best Buddies Colleges pairs people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in one-to-one friendships with college students. In the past, individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities have not had the opportunity to have friends outside of their own environment. Best Buddies Colleges provides an opportunity for participants to change the world simply by making a new friend.

Best Buddies Colleges also offers volunteers a unique opportunity to develop leadership skills. With the support of school faculty and Best Buddies staff, students and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities lead and direct the chapters in their schools.

For more information about Best Buddies Colleges, contact Best Buddies Tennessee.

Tennessee College Chapters
Belmont University
Carson-Newman University
Lipscomb University
Middle Tennessee State University
Rhodes College
University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Trevecca Nazarene University
University of Memphis
Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University Medical School
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11Apr/14Off

Come to Greek Sing 2014 – Proceeds Benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

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 Greek Sing 2014

On behalf of Belmont Fraternity & Sorority Life, we would like to invite you to our annual Greek Sing performance and grand finale to Greek Week 2014.

 All proceeds made from this event and throughout the week will benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Join us in making a difference in the lives of families with children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases.

Greek Sing 2014 will take place on Sunday, April 13th in the Curb Event Center at 6:30PM. Tickets are available for purchase at the door for $5.

 

St. Jude’s mission is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.

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