NASHVILLE ARTHRITIS WALK AT BELMONT
Local High School Students Participate in Belmont Science Labs
The Tennessee Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation for the first time this year held its annual Nashville Arthritis Walk on the Belmont University campus. The event supports public awareness and raises funds to fight the nation’s leading cause of disability.
High School Physics Day was recently held on campus as 20 students from Cheatham County High School visited Belmont’s School of Sciences department for chemistry and physics demonstrations and two hours of lab experience. The students performed lab experiments alongside Belmont students and faculty members Dr. Robert Magruder, Dr. Christian Thomas, Dr. Scott Hawley and Dr. Steve Robinson. n
Belmont’s School of Pharmacy fielded a faculty, staff and student team for the event and challenged Lipscomb’s Pharmacy team to enter the walk and raise more money. When the results were tallied, Belmont School of Pharmacy’s team raised $2,745, taking a slim lead over Lipscomb’s team of walkers. More importantly, together the two schools raised nearly $5,000, well above their combined goal of $1,500. In addition, the Belmont physical therapy team raised nearly $600 for the Arthritis Foundation. n
Homeless Exhibit Photos at Belmont
Dr. Fisher Co-Chairs Mayor’s Project for Student Success
Thanks to an idea developed by Belmont University students, a Mobile Loaves and Fishes Photography Exhibit was unveiled on the Belmont campus recently. The exhibit displayed photographs taken by many of the homeless and working poor people from the streets of Nashville and sought to raise awareness about issues of hunger and homelessness.
Belmont University President Dr. Bob Fisher and Nashville Vice Mayor Diane Neighbors are currently serving as co-chairs for Mayor Karl Dean’s Project for Student Success, a 40-member group convened to develop action steps to reduce the dropout rate of students in area public schools.
Mobile Loaves and Fishes (MLF) is a growing social outreach ministry to the homeless and indigent working poor that seeks to provide food, clothing and dignity to those in need. MLF started its Nashville relief efforts in summer 2007, and before long, Belmont’s Sociology Department had signed on with a commitment to lead the way in providing volunteers.
“I have had numerous conversations with both the vice mayor and President Fisher about reducing the dropout rate, and they share my deep desire to give every student that comes through our public school system a chance to have a future and to be a productive citizen in our city,” Dean said. n
Student Cash Forshee said, “We wanted to create a project that would bring reality to the Belmont community, acknowledging the enormous differences and surprising similarities, as privileged students, that we share with the homeless. n
Nashville’s Largest Latin Street Fair Returns to Campus Belmont University presented the fourth annual “Fiesta Belmont: Nashville’s Latin Music Street Fair” in May, celebrating the traditions of Latin culture. Made possible through the generous contribution of Sam’s Club, the street fair featured a day-long schedule of Latin music performances, Latin food vendors, games, activities for children and Latin dance groups. Net profits from the event will benefit local Hispanic programs and scholarships administered through the Tennessee Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. n
CEMB Hosts Fourth Annual Leadership Music Digital Summit The Mike Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business recently hosted the fourth annual Digital Summit, which was presented by the Nashville Chamber of Commerce and Leadership Music. In just three years, LDMS has become one of Tennessee’s largest music-related summits. The 2008 LMDS featured more than two dozen speakers presenting conference sessions, including U.S. Congressman Marsha Blackburn, Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, CEMB Dean Wes Bulla, artist Matt Wertz, producer Jay Joyce and numerous representatives from record labels, publishing, broadcasting and finance, among others. n
Published on Sep 7, 2011