Need some help to pay for your final year at Belmont? The Senior Class Scholarship is funded by the Belmont Class of 2013 gift campaign and is awarded to a deserving junior for his or her senior year. Paper applications are available on the door of Fidelity Hall Room 111 and are due by May 1, 2013. See application for more details. Other questions email Luisa.Wilsman@belmont.edu.
- What counts as knowledge?
- What sorts of knowledge are there?
- How do we know what we claim to know?
- How do we make or construct it, deconstruct it, reserve it, and transmit it—both inside and outside the university?
The FYS Common Book for 2014-2015 should somehow address these basic questions about knowledge. The Common Book for 2013-2014 is Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes by Daniel Everett. Other Common Books were, e.g., Anne Fadiman's The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, Chaim Potok's My Name is Asher Lev, Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma, and Rebecca Skloot's The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.
We are ready to begin the selection process for the 2014-2015 Common Book. A nomination form is linked to this message.
All members of the Belmont community—faculty, staff and students—are encouraged to submit nominations for the FYS Common Book. Your nominations are very important, as we view the selection of a Common Book each year as very much a campus-wide effort. The deadline for submitting nominations is Monday, April 15 at 4:30 pm. Please submit your nominations electronically to Jennifer Wells in the Office of General Education: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have questions contact Dan Schafer (460-6738) or Regine Schwarzmeier (460-6237) . Thank you for your participation in such an important part of the Belmont experience.
The Southeastern Color Guard Circuit will be holding its championships in the Curb Event Center on Friday afternoon, April 5 and all day Saturday, April 6. All parking spaces on Soccer Field Drive will be reserved to allow for smoother traffic flow for this event, which is expected to draw 2,000 people to campus. The campus We Cars will remain on Soccer Field Drive, but will be relocated closer to the CEC Garage entrance. In addition to the color guard teams, the event will also feature percussion competitions, and residential students should be aware that those teams will likely rehearse on the South Lawn throughout the day on Saturday. Tickets to attend the event are $15 for students and will be available at the box office. Thank you for your patience and understanding as Belmont hosts these campus guests.
Ever wondered what to do if you are pulled over? Do you know a teenager who will get a driver’s license soon? Want to know if you should take a field sobriety test? Belmont University College of Law’s Black Law Students Association presents The Street Law Symposium from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 23 at the Baskin Center. The symposium includes have four 30-minute sessions with presentations from the Metro Police Department and local attorneys that will touch many topics, such as “What should be in your car?”, “What is probable cause?”, “What not to do during a traffic stop” and “Questions you should ask an officer.” For more information, contact email@example.com.
You could win $500, just by sharing your views on the job search process. Participate in the 2013 NACE Student Survey, sponsored by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, and you are eligible to win! It's easy: Complete the survey here anytime between now and April 30, 2013, and you are eligible to win (winner to be picked, at random, on May 7, 2013). Your individual response will remain absolutely confidential and will not be shared with anyone outside of NACE. Only aggregate data will be presented in any reports or articles based on the responses to this survey. Contest rules.
Student Justices are vital to the success of our community and the Student Conduct and Academic Integrity office. They serve as stewards of our community’s expectations and hold members accountable to their best selves.
Accordingly, Student Justices should be representative of the Belmont community. As an integral part of the our student body, we encourage your members who are interested to apply. The deadline to apply is April 1, 2013. Click here for the application. Recommendations are required, which are also due April 1, 2013. Click here for the recommendation form.
Celebrate Sound Don’t Walk in Silence is a national fund- and awareness-raising walk created to help promote hearing health in our communities. Join Belmont students at Shelby Bottoms Park on Saturday, April 6. Event registration opens at 7 a.m. and the walk will begin at 8 a.m. Community service convocation credit will be given to those who participate.
Click here to sign up.On the left column under Visitors, click "Register to walk," chose "I agree," and select "Join a team." A drop-down list will appear. Click Michelle Ward. There is $25 donation required to walk.
Half of the net proceeds will stay with the Sertoma Club of Nashville to help fund hearing education programs for youth, hearing health and hearing improvement classes for senior citizens, assist with the purchasing of hearing aid for low income individuals and support local agencies like the Brown Center for Autism, Bridges, and HEAR Nashville. The other half will be used to help fund Sertoma’s national hearing health mission.
The Brothers Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia are sponsoring the “Southern Mississippi Benefit Concert” at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 24 in the Massey Performing Arts Center. The concert is free, and students are accepting financial donations as well as sheet music and other music-related items to assist the University of Southern Mississippi School of Music, which was damaged by a tornado on Feb. 10. For more information, contact Robby Quarles at (615) 460-5445 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
An information session for long-term study abroad programs will be held Wednesday, March 27 at 10 a.m. in Massey 110. Melissa Chambers will discuss long-term programs offered through Arcadia - College of Global Studies. Arcadia has programs in 22 countries, including, China, South Africa, Ireland, England, Turkey, Cuba and more. If you've been thinking about spending a semester abroad and want to know more about some of the options available, you won't want to miss this session! For more information, contact Jan Braun at email@example.com or 460-8596.
Please join us on either Wednesday, March 27 at 2 p.m. or Thursday, March 28 at 2 p.m. in the University Ministries Student Lounge for information sessions about a Mission Trip to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. These events will describe a possible mission trip in May to Pine Ridge, SD--a place of deep need, where Belmont has developed deep connections. It will cover the basics of Pine Ridge and also discuss all logistics and costs of the trip. Students at all interest levels are encouraged to attend, and there is no obligation. For more information, contact Micah Weedman at 615.460.6419 or firstname.lastname@example.org.