As Belmont’s week commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. neared its end, a packed room in the Beaman Student Life Center put race and its role at the university at the center of a two-hour discussion Thursday afternoon. History professor Dr. Peter Kuryla and the school’s MLK Commemoration Committee led the talk, wanting to hear what Belmont’s minority students have to say on about of race and diversity in today’s increasingly multicultural society. MLK committee member Dr.
As the spring semester goes into full swing, so do the number of convocation events being planned. If you’re needing to get some quick convo credit this month, here are some events in scheduled in each category:
Tues., Jan. 15
Curtain Call Award The School of Music is slated to recognize alumnus Russell Terrell is a ceremony and concert Tuesday at MPAC. He will receive the school’s Curtain Call Award given each year to an alumnus to honor their work in the commercial music
Jazz can be like a battle – different instruments almost compete for the spotlight in elaborate solos. But in the end, all the instruments work together in harmony to create that beautiful sound– also like the journey to freedom and democracy. “Although soloing is very important, you have to give away to other folks,” said attorney, singer-songwriter and Belmont professor Cheryl Slay. This idea of collaborating was the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s message. Belmont Unive
With the Spring 2011 academic year kicking off last Wednesday, it may seem odd that students
already get a day off this Monday. It’s Martin Luther King Day, and Belmont’s Black Student Association (BSA) will host two services in honor of this day. The MLK worship service will be held on Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m. in the Massey Performing Arts Center. This is an annual event, and BSA President Steven Martin says this year, its purpose is two-fold. “The first portion of the