Homecoming Concert 2nd annual "Homecoming in the Round"
"Homecoming in the Round," featuring alumni songwriters, alumni artists and some very special guests will be held on Friday, February 7. Hosted by our very own Gordon Kennedy, the evening will feature some of the best music around.
Featured Belmont alumni songwriters and musicians:
-to see full list of performers please click here
The event is free, but due to limited seating, tickets are required.
Don't miss out on an exciting homecoming week filled with great events.
HOMECOMING 2014 (February 3-8 ) Schedule:
Homecoming Court Reveal - Beaman Lobby
Polar Bear Run
Battle of the Bruins (7pm – Curb Event Center: $5)
BASSA Convocation (10am – Hitch Science Building)
Thursday: Wear Red Day
Canstruction Competition (4pm – Beaman Lobby)
Code Red Game: Belmont v. Murray State!
(Nationally televised game – tell your mom to look for you on TV!!!)
7pm: Doors Open – Free "I Believe in Belmont" T-Shirts and Pizza for first 1000 Students!
Friday: Wear Blue Day
Pep Rally/Bonfire and Car Smash (5pm – Gravel Lot)
Saturday: Bruin Pride Day
Best Tailgate Competition (12pm-3pm– South Lawn)
Men’s Basketball v. Austin Peay (4pm – Curb)
Homecoming Court Revealed @ Half-Time
Each Homecoming student organizations come together to tailgate and show their Bruin pride before Belmont Men's Basketball game against Austin Peay. This year we're expanding because of the great response.
Interested in participating as a student organization? Contact Amy Coles to reserve your tailgating spot, as space is limited. There will also be an award for Best Tailgate!
Come out and enjoy grilling, giveaways and fun!
Join Belmont Athletics in its third annual Battle of the Bruins Talent Show benefiting Nashville Special Olympics. The athletes from various teams will be performing their talents for the students and friends of Belmont University and some great "celebrity" judges!
Tickets are only $5 per ticket, and Belmont students will receive convocation credit for this event.
Belmont University’s Executive Learning Network, in joint partnership with Parnassus Books, will host bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21 in the Curb Event Center Arena. With his latest book, David and Goliath, he examines our understanding of the advantages of disadvantages, arguing that we have underestimated the value of adversity and over-estimated the value of privilege.
In effort to make this notable speaker accessible for Belmont students, discounted student tickets are available for $5 and can be purchased at the Curb Center Box Office with a valid BU ID or by clicking here. Student tickets are for student section admission only and limited to one ticket per student. Parnassus Books will have copies of Gladwell’s titles available for purchase at the event. Student seating in the arena bleachers opens at 7:15 a.m., and students are unable to leave before the event ends at 9 a.m.
The Alumni Scholarship is awarded each year by the Alumni Board to Belmont upperclassmen. Application information is available at alumni.belmont.edu.Apply now! Deadline for applications is Feb. 7 at 4 p.m.
Belmont University’s student-led organization, Service Corps, specializes in volunteering for industry events such as the CMT Awards, the Sundance Film Festival, the ACM awards and more. But, the GRAMMYS is what Service Corps calls its “biggest event.” This year 22 Service Corps students, along with 30 students in the University’s semester-long Belmont West experiential education program, volunteered to assist during Grammy Week events. As part of their duties, Belmont students escorted various artists during the events including Ed Sheeran, Hunter Hayes, Gavin DeGraw, Anna Kendrick, Nelly and Katy Perry, to name a few.
Dr. Wesley Bulla, dean of Belmont’s Mike Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business, said, “For more than 10 years, Belmont students have worked the red carpet for the Grammy Awards. One of the most valuable elements of our program is the relevant experience our students receive, providing Belmont students with once in a lifetime experiences–not only to attend an event, but also play a part in making music’s biggest night happen.”
Belmont senior Nicole Brandt continues her work with Poverty & the Arts by hosting showcasing art work created by homeless men and women in the Leu Foyer Gallery from Jan. 11 through 24. She founded the nonprofit organization while working a campus job in the Center of Service Learning to aid Nashville’s homeless through performing and fine arts. The organization organizes music, visual art and creative writing events with Nashville college students and homeless and plans to host a larger showcase after the organization’s Spring Community Art Day.
Belmont nursing student Patrick Haltom was recently honored as Student Nurse of the Year at the fourth annual March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Awards held Dec. 10 at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs. This event recognized nurses who embody leadership, compassion and excellence in patient care across several nursing specialties.
“These nurses are very deserving of this honor, and we are pleased to play a role in saluting these patient champions for the care they provide daily,” said Susan Peach, chief executive officer of Highpoint Health System and chairwoman of the Nurse of the Year Event.
Haltom was one of 16 Middle Tennessee nurses to receive top honors at the March of Dimes event. More than 5,000 nurses were nominated nationwide including 160 in the Middle Tennessee area, including Belmont senior Kelsey Maguire. Winners were determined by a selection committee that included health care professionals.
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Photo courtesy of Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee
Belmont University will join the “Ms. Cheap Penny Drive for Second Harvest” this month with an on campus promotion to allow students to donate to the drive via their Belmont IDs. Ms. Cheap, also known as Tennessean reporter Mary Hance, has been writing about frugal living for more than 20 years. Five years ago, she partnered with Nashville’s Second Harvest Food Bank to raise money for the nonprofit organization by asking readers and community members to donate their pennies and other loose change to the cause. Since then, the Penny Drive, which runs annually from Nov. 10-Jan. 31, has raised more than $110,000 for the food bank with the support of countless area businesses, churches and individuals who donate their change, cash or even checks to the cause.
Since college students rely on their IDs for on campus payments and often don’t carry cash or change, students, faculty and staff can donate “100 pennies” to the cause at cash registers across campus by adding a $1 fee to their purchase and paying with Bruin Bucks via their BUID. Official Penny Drive cans and jars will also be available for individuals to donate cash or loose change. At the end of the campaign on Jan. 31, Belmont’s Dining Services (provided by Sodexo), will donate to Second Harvest the full amount of all Penny Drive contributions received on campus.
For more information on the Penny Drive, please click here.