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I n March, Belmont students stood for 27 consecutive hours in order to raise both money and awareness for the 27 million people currently affected by human trafficking. The effort raised more than $4,400 for International Justice Mission, an international human rights agency.

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From the President Forty-seven years. That’s longer than any of the current Circle staff have been alive. It’s also how long the legendary Betty Wiseman has been pouring her heart and soul into the students of Belmont, becoming a University coach, professor, friend and ambassador second to none. As a 1965 alumna who then spent nearly five decades as an employee, she knows her subject well. Betty announced her retirement this spring, leaving her long-time position as assistant athletic director/senior woman administrator on May 31. I could tell you of her many contributions to Belmont, including founding the women’s basketball program (the first in the state!), but we don’t have enough pages to print. I could relate stories about her annual treks overseas leading our studentathletes to minister in sports evangelism, but there’s just not enough time. I could tell you about the countless ways she’s involved in service to her church and community, but, well… you get the idea. What I will say is that she’s an invaluable treasure, and Belmont wouldn’t be Belmont without her 47 years of service. Thank you Betty! Best Regards,

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CREDITS University Administration

12 Read With Me

4 Heart Stoppers: 2012-13 Basketball Season Success

14 Being Belmont: Betty Wiseman

6 Bridges to Belmont

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8 Building Momentum 10 Standing Room Only

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President Bob Fisher Provost Thomas Burns Vice President/Chief of Staff Susan West Vice President of Finance and Operations Steve Lasley Vice President for Administration and University Counsel Jason Rogers Vice President of University Advancement Bethel (Bo) Thomas Jr. Vice President of Spiritual Development Todd Lake Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness Paula Gill

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Managing Editor April Hefner (M.A. ´07) Designers Glenda Dahlhauser Natalie Smith (´08) Sara Spencer University Photographer Andrea Hallgren Contributing Photographers Frederick Breedon Donnie Hedden Cameron Powell Contributing Writers Tim Beaton (’13) Juanita Cousins (M.B.A. ’13) Greg Sage Production & Distribution Coordinators Veronica Smith Sara Spencer ON THE COVER Graduating seniors enjoy a moment of reflection during the annual “Life Beyond the Tower” event prior to commencement.

Circle magazine is published biannually for alumni and friends of Belmont University. Editorial content, graphic production, printing and distribution are coordinated by the Offices of Communications and University Marketing & Special Initiatives. Address changes and alumni notes should be directed to the Office of Alumni Relations. Third-class bulk postage is paid at the U.S. Post Office, Nashville, TN. Direct inquiries and comments regarding Circle magazine content to: Belmont University Office of Communications/Circle magazine 1900 Belmont Blvd., Nashville, TN 37212 615.460.6641 or circlemag@belmont.edu

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BOTH BELMONT BASKETBALL TEAMS SCORE POSTSEASON TOURNAMENT BIDS IN INAUGURAL OVC SEASON. WORDS SIMPLY DON’T DO IT JUSTICE. FOLLOWING Belmont’s first Ohio Valley Conference team and individual championships in the fall from volleyball and cross country runner Mia Elbon respectively, men’s and women’s basketball kept the inaugural season momentum rolling in the spring. The women’s team laced up its postseason dancing shoes for the first time since 2007, accepting an invitation to play in the 2013 Women’s Basketball Invitational (WBI) following a heartbreaking 61-57 loss to Tennessee Tech in the final seconds of the OVC Tournament. The Bruins then played well in the WBI, digging out of a 19-point first-half hole, but the team (18-14) saw its incredible comeback effort fall just shy at the buzzer.

Meanwhile, the No. 1 seed men’s basketball team arrived at its first OVC Tournament Championship game against reigning champion Murray State. The nationally-televised final was a heartstopping game start to finish. Behind by two with 36 seconds left in regulation, the Bruins turned to senior Kerron Johnson, who delivered in a pressure situation, sinking a 12-foot fadeaway jumper with nine seconds left that sent the game into overtime. The back and forth ensued until Belmont gained possession with 25 seconds remaining, the score tied at 68. The Bruins again turned to Johnson. The senior point guard worked the clock, drove and swished a pull up jumper – much like the one that forced overtime – to give Belmont a 70-68 lead and ultimately the win. A blend of exhilaration and chaos ensued, as the Belmont bench and fans erupted. The victory marked win No. 1000 for the men’s basketball program and earned the team its sixth automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament since 2006. Though the Bruins then fell to Pac-12 stalwart Arizona, 81-64, it was clearly a season for the ages and a significant first year in the OVC. Looking ahead, it appears the excitement is just beginning. Men’s basketball has already secured non-conference games for the 201314 season versus Kentucky, North Carolina and Richmond, among others. For information on purchasing 2013-14 season tickets, contact the Curb Event Center Box Office at (615) 460-BALL or visit www.belmontbruins.com. n SPRING 2013

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THANKS TO A NEW FULL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FROM Belmont University, 26 Metro Nashville high school seniors will receive the opportunity to attend college for the next four years. The Bridges to Belmont program is designed to enroll high potential, local students who may not have previously been able to consider Belmont as an option. The pilot Bridges program consists of 13 students each from Maplewood and Stratford High Schools. Belmont University President Bob Fisher said, “We believe every young person has potential for great success with the biggest challenge often being simply the absence of opportunity. This is Belmont’s attempt to step up and provide that opportunity to high potential students here in Nashville. Of all the projects we’ve undertaken in the past decade, I can’t think of any that make me more proud to be at Belmont.”

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As a participant in the “Bridges to Belmont” program, all of the students’ expenses—tuition, room, board, required fees and books— that are not covered by state or federal grant resources will be provided via scholarships from Belmont. Nominated by their principals, the high school seniors selected as charter Bridge Scholars came to campus in May to sign a proclamation welcoming them to the University and to begin their college careers with a family orientation session. In addition to providing full scholarships, the program will focus on creating a learning and service environment to empower students’ personal passion to meet the needs of the world. Bridge students will live and work on campus the summer prior to enrollment while attending an intensive institute that will allow them to take full advantage of the opportunities the college environment will offer. Bridges to Belmont is the result of a deliberate effort on the part of Belmont’s administration to engage inner-city students with the University. Belmont senior leaders along with University enrollment and academic officers have met extensively with Nashville principals and admission counselors to establish the foundations for the program. n

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BELMONT BROKE GROUND IN MARCH ON a new four-story 116,000-square-foot academic and dining services complex that will include an underground parking garage for 1,000 vehicles. The new building will sit next to the Baskin Center on 15th Avenue. The project is anticipated to cost $55 million, bringing the University’s total investment in construction projects since 2003 to a staggering $442 million. Belmont President Dr. Bob Fisher said, “Like all of our projects, this new complex is being designed to add to the quality of life and the improvement of learning for the entire Belmont community, especially our students. I’m proud that these additions to our physical campus also impact our local economy and culture, creating thousands of jobs right here in Nashville and further cementing our city’s reputation as the Athens of the South.” Campus dining services provider Sodexo is investing in the construction as part of its ongoing partnership with Belmont University, and the new dining facility will provide a seating

capacity that is 2.5 times larger than the current campus cafeteria. Belmont Vice President and Chief of Staff Dr. Susan West noted, “Focus groups were conducted with students, faculty and staff to get their ideas about dining options and the overall aesthetics for this new facility. That information was compiled and shared with the parties responsible for the building’s design. I am proud to report that, due to those good efforts, our campus community will benefit greatly from improved dining services in this facility.” Classrooms and faculty/staff offices will comprise approximately 70 percent of the building. Several academic programs—including music business and media studies—have been invited to submit proposals for how occupying the new space could creatively enhance their efforts or provide opportunities for greater innovation within their units. The complex, which is aiming for LEED certification, is expected to open for the fall semester of 2015. n

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STANDING ROOM ONLY Musical theatre department presents sold-out performances of

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WHO NEEDS HUGH JACKMAN AND ANNE HATHAWAY? Belmont’s Musical Theatre program stepped up to the plate this spring to take on the challenge of being the first American university to stage a performance of the Tony Award-winning musical, Les Miserables. “Belmont is fortunate to be the first university to receive the rights to stage a production of Les Miserables,” said Marjorie Halbert, coordinator of the musical theatre program. “Until December, rights were only available for professional theatre companies and an edited version for high schools.” With the success of both the Broadway musical and the recent movie (starring Jackman and Hathaway), Les Miserables is the most recognized musical in the world. Forty-three musical theatre majors participated in the 10 performances that tell the epic story of Jean Valjean amidst the destruction and passion in 19th century France. Senior musical theatre major and Russellville, Ala. native Tucker Hammock tackled the lead role of Valjean. “Les Miserables has such a beautiful message of grace, second chances and forgiveness… I have to say the biggest challenge is finding ways to make the characters/story/songs our own. Most people are familiar with Les Mis; they’ve either seen

the movie, or seen the show and heard the music. Our job is to make it like the audience is watching it for the very first time.” The production featured the beloved musical score including well-known songs “I Dreamed a Dream,” “Bring Him Home,” “Do You Hear the People Sing?” and “One Day More.” Senior musical theatre majors Mary-Claire Lutz (Nashville) and Haley Henderson (Springdale, Ark.) shared the role of Fantine. Lutz said, “Because of the combination of the message of Les Miserables and my peers/professors/production team, I can confidently say that I know what ‘To love another person is to see the face of God’ truly means.” Henderson added, “I have had so much fun at Belmont. I have grown so much throughout my experience here, and now to end my time at Belmont by singing one of the most iconic songs on Broadway, ‘I Dreamed a Dream,’ is literally a dream come true.” The critically-acclaimed and sold-out shows celebrated both the 15th year of the musical theatre degree program and the final production of Halbert’s career with the School of Music. Halbert started the program in 1998 and retired in May. n

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Read With Me FAMILY LITERACY DAY CELEBRATES 13TH YEAR

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DOZENS OF BELMONT STUDENTS, STAFF AND faculty volunteered on April 6 with the 13th annual Family Literacy Day, an event that provides the unique opportunity to partner with the local community for an afternoon to encourage reading and literacy. Aimed at children from pre-K through grade six and their families, Family Literacy Day is held at nearby Rose Park and is designed to celebrate the joys of reading with a free afternoon of interactive story times, crafts, games and refreshments. The primary focus of the event is Reading Circles, hosted by various campus groups such as the foreign language majors, fraternities and sororities, the Black Student Association and the Student Athlete Council. In addition, throughout the afternoon, there are drawings for

a variety of door prizes, as well as balloons, face-painting and more. In 2010, Belmont began partnering with Metro Nashville Public Schools to sponsor a poetry contest in conjunction with Family Literacy Day. First- through fourth-grade students are invited to submit original poems based on the current year’s theme, which was “Favorite Animal” for 2013. Five finalists were then selected by members of Belmont’s English Club and were given the opportunity to work with area songwriters and Belmont songwriting majors to set their poems to music. The songs were recorded and placed online for the community to enjoy and vote for their favorite song. n

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Aside from late Chancellor Dr. Herbert Gabhart, no one epitomizes what it means to “Be Belmont” more than Betty Wiseman, a dedicated coach, professor and athletic administrator who has spent 52 years on this campus, first as a student and then an employee. In May, a few months after her 70th birthday, Wiseman retired leaving behind enormous shoes that are simply too big to fill. Due to health issues, Betty’s asked to postpone a welldeserved retirement party for now. Instead, she wished to say thank you personally to each and every one of her students, colleagues, friends and supporters as she transitions to her next season of life.

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Here are Betty’s thoughts, in her own words: In Ecclesiastes, it says that for everything there is a season, a time and a place. I’ve had a full, rich, overflowing season of work, service and ministry at Belmont, and I believe the time is right for me to move on to the next season of my life. I had been praying about the decision to retire for a year and knew the timing would probably be right at the end of this year. And then the day before I turned 70 in February, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was a huge blow. After two surgeries, and now being in the middle of radiation, well, it just confirmed to me that I need to slow down, to heal, to rest and to do some things I want to do, including some mission work with my church. First, though, I want to say thank you to Belmont University, starting with Dr. Gabhart who saw potential in me as a student and invited me to stay and contribute. I want to thank all of my students over the 40 years of teaching in the classroom—they are my family and they mean so much to me. What a joy it is to see them living out their own dreams in the community. I also want to say a special thank you to 16 years of women’s basketball teams that I coached. We were part of something really special in women’s athletics. They remain “my girls,” a special family. I want to thank the 20 years of students, student-athletes, faculty and staff who accompanied me all over the world on mission trips to share the good news of Jesus Christ. The bond I have with these sports evangelism teams is unique and special. We have seen God do some amazing things, a work of eternal significance. The best thing about Belmont is our people: our students, colleagues, professors, staff and administration. I’ve served under three presidents, each gifted uniquely for their particular time of leading this University. I can honestly say that I’ve been a prayer warrior for each one of them and for the three first ladies. I’ve been so blessed that Belmont has given me the freedom and privilege of dreaming and exploring my passions—my passions for teaching, for sports, for missions. I cannot imagine there’s another person in the whole world who feels as blessed by being in one place for 52 years as I feel at this moment. I’ve watched this place grow from an infant to a place that’s making a difference around the world. How much more could I ask for in a career? People always ask me, “How have you stayed in one place for so long?” The answer is that God has given me so many different challenges, so many different things to do. It’s all been God ordained. First and foremost, God’s call on my life has been as a teacher. Everything else I have done—from starting the women’s basketball program to serving in various capacities across campus—is icing on the cake. I love this place I have called “home” for 52 years, and I will continue to support Belmont in every way possible. What’s out there? What’s next? It’s a step of faith for me. God knows, and I trust him totally and completely. I can’t wait to see what he has in store. Throughout this process it’s been a spiritual journey where God just says, “Betty, trust me. It’s all in my control.” It’s not about me. It’s about who Christ can be in and through us when we allow him to have control of our lives. To God be all the glory! With deepest gratitude, Betty Wiseman SPRING 2013

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HOMECOMING Homecoming 2013 draws big crowds for numerous events.

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HOMECOMING 2013 BEGAN JAN. 28 WITH AN evening kickoff rally in the Beaman Student Life Center, followed by a week-long celebration that offered a plethora of activities and events across campus to satisfy every interest. Highlights included a faculty art exhibit, a basketball doubleheader, a residence hall banner competition for students and the Friday night bonfire tradition. A special addition this year brought out crowds of students and alumni alike to enjoy an intimate Homecoming Concert in the Massey Performing Arts Center. The in-the-round lineup featured performances from accomplished alumni and special guests, including songwriter/musician Gordon Kennedy (’81), who hosted the event. Other performers were alumni Chad Cates, Ben Cooper, Ginny Owens, Chris Rodriguez and Larry Stewart as well as Belmont songwriting faculty member Drew Ramsey and student Rachel Hale. Special guests who participated in the evening were singer/ songwriter Matt Wertz, country/bluegrass artist Ricky Skaggs, Christian artist Rachael Lampa and legendary rocker Peter Frampton.

Julie Thomas, director of constituency programs in the Office of Alumni Relations, said, “In addition to the traditional Homecoming fanfare, the weekend was especially exciting with the addition of the Friday night Homecoming Concert. We are so grateful to our alumni artists and guest performers for sharing their time and talents with us. Alumni traveled from far and wide, and they are still talking about what a great evening it was. Music has always been an integral part of this campus, so adding the concert was the perfect complement to bring so many alumni back together.” Seniors LT Moody and Maddie Roberts were crowned Belmont’s 2013 Homecoming King and Queen during halftime of the men’s basketball game Saturday night. Homecoming 2014 is scheduled for Feb. 10-15. Visit alumni.belmont.edu for additional information and to stay up-to-date on all Belmont news. n

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A Ball to Honor Austen Dozens of students joined in the 200th anniversary celebration of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice by participating in a Netherfield Ball at the Belmont Mansion.

Protecting Copyrights In February, U.S. Congressman Lamar Smith shared with students his “three-prong approach” to combating intellectual property theft.

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Denyce Graves Celebrates Unity Internationally acclaimed Mezzo-Soprano Denyce Graves, known for her portrayal of Carmen, performed as a soloist and joined various School of Music ensembles in a spectacular concert Feb. 15. The event, one of six major concerts designed to celebrate the McAfee Concert Hall’s Inaugural Season, was focused on the world’s diversity and bringing an awareness of tolerance, peace and unity. n

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Greek Sing 2013 Greek Week concluded with the annual Greek Sing talent competition, which was won by Phi Delta Theta.

Simulation Support The Memorial Foundation awarded Belmont $300,000 to upgrade high-fidelity simulation equipment and fund a post-graduate Healthcare Simulation Fellowship.

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Time to Dance “Mixed Bill IX,” the annual dance production offered a variety of performances including ballet, modern, tap and jazz as well as cameos from the professional dance community. Through the Department of Theatre and Dance, Belmont offers a dance minor consisting of 22 hours of dance instruction. A total of 17 different course selections are available. The dance faculty boasts an impressive roster of celebrated dance professionals, including choreographers, technologists, educators, production designers and acclaimed performers. Their primary focus is on the artistic, intellectual and professional development of each dance student. Performance opportunities are available in both dance and musical theatre productions. n

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Law’s First Barrister’s Ball The College of Law held its first-ever Barrister’s Ball in March, turning the traditional law school event into a fundraiser for locally-based Both Hands Foundation.

Hrabowski Provides BURS Keynote Named one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World” by TIME magazine, Dr. Freeman Hrabowski provided the keynote for the 23rd annual Belmont Undergraduate Research Symposium.

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Nobel Laureate’s PeaceJam Nobel Peace Laureate Shirin Ebadi spoke on campus at a free, public event in January as part of Nashville’s first ever PeaceJam.

Best of the Best Numerous students performed onstage and served behind the scenes during Curb College’s annual Best of the Best Showcase April 13.

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Al Gore Discusses ‘The Future’ Former vice president Al Gore discussed his new book The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change with journalist Jon Meacham in the McAfee Concert Hall Feb. 2.

Shot for Tuition Student Cameron Hardwick won a semester’s tuition during a Feb. 27 basketball game promotion.

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Army Displays Front-Line OR On April 18, the School of Nursing hosted the U.S. Army 2nd Medical Recruiting Battalion and introduced more than 100 interested students to potential careers in army medicine. The focal point of the visit was the Deployable Rapid Assembly Shelter (DRASH), a collapsible front-line operating room that was set up in the Inman Center lobby. Inside the DRASH, active army medics gave tours and discussed their own deployment experience. “It was interesting to hear how they can set it up so quickly,” said Ryan Shelquist, a junior pharmacy major.

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“The surgeries and the amount of equipment and the ability to stabilize and prep a patient are really impressive.” Informational material was made available, along with the option to sign up online for additional information. Nurses and nursing students also had the opportunity to attend a one-hour continuing education (CE) course titled “Ulcer Prevention and Staging.” The course was taught by CPT Melanie Bowman, who graduated from Belmont’s nursing program in 2005. n

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The Stars Come Out Celebrity chef Rachael Ray (left) and “American Idol” winner Phillip Phillips (right) both came to Belmont recently for special ticketed events in the Curb Event Center.

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Motion Pictures Holds Workshop Belmont’s new program in motion pictures held its inaugural workshop with special guest J. Todd Harris, a producer of more than 40 feature films.

Puppies and Popsicles For the second year in a row, Bunch Library hosted a “Puppies and Popsicles” stress-relief event to help students relax as they prepared for exams.

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Belmont Names New Women’s Basketball Coach Following Coach Brittney Ezell’s departure for ETSU, Director of Athletics Mike Strickland announced May 20 the hiring of Cameron Newbauer as the fourth head women’s basketball coach in program history. “We could not be more pleased that Cameron has accepted our offer to lead our women’s basketball program,” Strickland said. “Throughout this process, Cameron has exceeded our expectations in every regard. Cameron’s character, sincerity and enthusiasm are unmistakable and ideally suited for Belmont University.” With experience at every level, Newbauer spent the past season as an assistant coach at the University of Louisville, where he helped the Cardinals to a 29-9 record. Earning an NCAA Tournament No. 5 seed, Louisville won five consecutive games – including four over nationally-ranked opponents in Purdue, California, Tennessee and consensus No. 1 Baylor – to reach the National Championship game. Prior to joining the Louisville staff, Newbauer spent five seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Georgia, proving to be an integral part of the Lady Bulldogs’ brain trust under Hall of Fame head coach Andy Landers. Georgia made five straight NCAA Tournament appearances during Newbauer’s time in Athens, including consecutive Sweet 16 appearances in 2010 and 2011. n

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Faculty Win Campus Honors At the annual Scholarship and Awards convocation in April, Dr. Ronnie Littlejohn (right), chairman of philosophy and director of Asian studies, was named the Chaney Distinguished Professor, and Dr. Kelley Kiningham (left), assistant dean in the College of Pharmacy, was awarded the Presidential Faculty Achievement Award.

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Campus MLK Celebration Focuses on Hope In celebration of the Jan. 15 anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birth date, Belmont held a week of special events around the theme “A Stone of Hope” as a reflection on King’s lyric “With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope,” from his “I Have A Dream” speech. Events included a candlelight vigil, a chapel service on “Biblical Racial Reconciliation,” an on campus worship service, dialogues on diversity and a keynote address from Brown University professor Dr. Glenn Loury. In addition to campus programs, Belmont students participated in three MLK Day of Service projects in conjunction with Lipscomb University and Tennessee State University. Nearly 300 students volunteered at Second Harvest Food Bank, Feed the Children and the American Red Cross. This is the second year the three universities have partnered as a tribute to King’s dream. n

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Spiritual Development Convocations The Spiritual Development speaker series always brings noted thinkers, pastors and activists to campus to share their thoughts on faith. Highlights this spring included new Trustee and Christian singer Michael W. Smith (left) and award-winning author Philip Yancey (right).

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New Residence Hall Dedicated Belmont’s newest residence hall was named in January in honor of the Horrell family, longtime supporters of the University. The suite-style hall provides 190 residential spaces to help meet enrollment expansion.

Ash Wednesday Service Students lined up to receive marks on their foreheads in the sign of the cross during the annual Ash Wednesday Service.

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Entrepreneurship Wins This semester saw Dr. Jeff Cornwall (left) named as the Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year by the United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and graduating senior Ross Hill (right) won $5,000 and the title of “Outstanding Student Entrepreneur of the Year� for his start-up PictureBooth during the Student Business Plan Competition.

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Spring Commencement Honors 955 Graduates Belmont University’s spring commencement was held on May 4 in the Curb Event Center, celebrating the graduation of a total of 955 students during two ceremonies. A total of 765 undergraduate, 105 master’s and 85 doctoral degrees were conferred. Earlier in the week graduates participated in “Life Beyond the Tower,” a special ceremony which gave them a chance to reflect on their history at the University while looking ahead to adventures to come. The event provided an appropriate four-year bookend to “Life Under the Tower,” held each fall for incoming freshmen the night before their first classes begin. Graduates and their families were also invited to participate May 3 in an annual worship service. “Baccalaureate: A Service of Ordination to Daily Work” featured students from across the disciplines telling how God is calling them to use what they have learned at Belmont in service to others. n

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Donations Make for Sweet Sleep Through a partnership with nonprofit Sweet Sleep, Belmont donated 228 mattresses and box springs to Oklahoma tornado victims and to foster families in the Nashville area in May.

Researching at Nashville Zoo Students in Dr. John Niedzwiecki’s BIO 3300 class conducted research projects at the Nashville Zoo testing animal behavior.

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