Join President Fisher for a campus-wide spirit contest with this year’s trophy and bragging rights awarded to the student organization or group demonstrating the most school spirit at the first home Women’s Basketball game on Monday, November 11. For more information and to register your team/group, email Jimmy Frush. You must register in advance to participate in the competition! The winning organization or group will lead the new students out on the floor on November 14.
Dinner will be provided for students by Belmont Dining Services at 4pm, with a game time of 5:30pm in the Curb Event Center.
This past monday night Congress passed an amendment to the organization's Constitution. This amendment revolves around judicial authority and creates a Judicial Review Board that would handle all such powers. If you are interested in knowing more about the amendmentor anything else that occurred at this meeting, the meeting minutes are available on SGA's BruinLink page.
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SGA, along with SAPB, Panhellenic, Student Activities, University Staff Advisory Council (USAC) and Faculty Senate are sponsoring the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on November 19 at 4:30pm outside of the Curb Event Center near Belmont Blvd. It will be cold outside so come out for some free hot chocolate and hot cider and come decorate sugar cookies and hang an ornament on the tree outside as we kick-off the Christmas season as a Bruin family. Bruiser will be there with his santa hat on!
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All new students will gather to welcome the men’s basketball team for their first home game on Thursday, November 14. The winner of the President’s Spirit Award on November 11 will lead students onto the court while holding the trophy! Encourage all your newest members to attend on Thursday, November 14 beginning at 6pm in the Beaman lobby for the pre-game rally. Free food from McDougal's and Moe's! Line up to run out on the floor will begin at 6:45 with the game starting at 7pm!
Juniors and Seniors will have the opportunity to practice their interview skills and network with industry professionals at the Fall Practice Interview Event, sponsored by Career Services. The event will be held on Friday, November 22 from 10 – 11 a.m. in the Massey Boardroom.
Registration is required and can be completed here:https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6TCKNFF.
For more information, contact Rachel Walden,firstname.lastname@example.org, 615-460-6490.
Belmont public relations majors received national accolades at the recent Public Relations Student Society of America National Conference in Philadelphia. Belmont PRSSA received a Star Chapter Award, recognizing excellence in 10 areas including community service, ethics advocacy and leadership.
Two Belmont students received individual awards. Andy Cole, immediate past president of Belmont PRSSA, received a PRSSA National Gold Key Award for outstanding leadership and professional promise. Cole and Katie Mulrain, Belmont PRSSA vice president, received a PRSSA President’s Citation for contributions to the local student chapter.
Eight student leaders and two faculty members from the department of public relations attended the conference. Students attending were Cole, Mulrain, Makenzie Albracht, Arielle Schrader, Catie Benenson, Mary Anna Davis, Alex Heavner and Victoria Lewis. Faculty attending were Dr. Bonnie Riechert, associate professor and chair of the department of public relations, and Dr. Kevin Trowbridge, assistant professor in the department.
Riechert and Cole spoke on a panel on hosting regional conferences, sharing experiences from the PRSSA Region 5 Conference hosted here in March 2012, for which the chapter received the 2012 Outstanding Regional Conference Award.
“Our public relations students are engaged in cutting-edge trends and developments in the industry,” said Riechert, who has served as PRSSA faculty advisor since 2006. “Our student leaders are carrying on the standard of excellent student leadership that is a tradition in our department.”
PRSSA is made up of more than 10,000 students and advisers organized into 332 chapters in the United States and one in Argentina. It is the foremost organization for students interested in public relations and communications. PRSSA is supported by parent organization, the Public Relations Society of America, which offers professional development, networking opportunities and leadership in ethics. The Belmont Chapter of PRSSA is sponsored by Nashville PRSA. (image – PRSSA_2013_award.jpg)
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With the last beam in place and interior work beginning, Belmont University celebrated today the official “topping out” of its current residence hall construction project. The 139,000 square foot building will house 422 upperclassmen students and staff in a mix of apartment-style and suite-style rooms, making it the first residential facility on Belmont’s campus to offer both options. In addition to residential space, the project also includes the expansion and extension of the Thrailkill Garage to accommodate an additional 352 vehicles.
Belmont President Dr. Bob Fisher said, “Providing an exceptional student experience is a vital part of our University’s vision, and that means offering residential spaces that allow students to live close to their classrooms and engage fully in campus life. This new structure gives hundreds of our students an opportunity to be more involved in all that Belmont has to offer.”
The as-yet-unnamed new residence hall will feature a common study area on each floor with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a courtyard. Two multi-purpose rooms have also been incorporated on the lower level to accommodate classes or larger group meetings. Apartments on the building’s north end will feature an incredible view of the downtown Nashville skyline from the living room spaces.
Designed by EOA Architects and built by R.C. Matthews, the total construction cost for the project is $36.6 million. As it has with other recent projects, Belmont continues to emphasize environmental sustainability with this construction, even in terms of how the building is positioned. This new hall’s footprint was designed to save two large existing oak trees on the site, providing natural beauty and shade to the building and the courtyard. The facility also will use a high-efficiency drip irrigation system, water-saving faucet aerators and low ‘e’ insulated glass as well as energy efficient lighting, appliances and mechanical systems.
The residence hall represents one of three active campus construction sites. The Wedgewood Academic Centertopped out in August and is scheduled to open fall 2014, while the new Academic and Dining Services Complex broke ground in March and is expected to be completed summer 2015. The University’s total investment in construction projects since 2003 now exceeds $442 million.
Photos from today’s event can be seen on the Belmont Photo Gallery.
During a Wednesday convocation, Fortune Magazine Senior Editor Geoffrey Colvin shared how through practice, students can be just as successful as people perceived to have inherent talent. During his lecture titled “Talent is Overrated: Truths for Success,” Colvin illustrated how passion, values, ethics and learning are more important to corporations than hours worked or IQ, and demonstrated how world-class performance comes from specific ethical behaviors.
“Where does great performance come from? All of us carry around deep-seeded answers about this question. We want to talk about this because standards are rising everywhere,” Colvin said. “Everything is getting better all the time generally in business technology all of these devices are better, faster, smaller and cheaper every month.”
Colvin, author of Talent is Overrated, said while many people believe greater performance comes from hard work, memory or innate talent, the research shows that most geniuses, world-classes performers and athletes acquired their skills and notoriety through many years of practice. Conversely, child protégés grew up to become underachievers.
“Most world-class great performers couldn’t have been identified when they were kids. The research is consistent,” he said.
“Deliberate practice has been designed specifically for you in this moment and will change as you get better. It pushes you to go just beyond where you are now,” Colvin said. “Every time you see a great performer and wonder how they got it, remember this: Great performance is not reserved for a preordained few. It is available to you and to everyone.”
The Edward C. Kennedy Center for Business Ethics brings nationally-acclaimed speakers to Belmont University to lead discussions about the importance of ethics in business decision-making and reinforcing the importance of integrity to Belmont students.