As September begins, classes go into full gear and the leaves around campus begin to fall, more and more convocation events have scheduled. Here are several opportunities students have to score some credit this month.
EMERGE is sponsored by University Ministries and goes from September 10-12. This year’s speaker is Margaret Feinberg, a Christian speaker who has named by “Charisma” magazine as one of the “30 Voices”who could lead in the church in the next ten years.
Noted civil rights leader John M. Perkins will also be speak on September 5 at 10:00 a.m. in Nelly Dining Hall. According to BIC, Perkins will share his life story at the Chapel service and how his story helped shape his Christian identity.
If you’re looking for Academic Lecture credit, there’s “Shamanism in Current China,” which covers the role of the Shaman, a holistic medicine man, in East Asian culture. It’s on September 13 and starts at 7:00pm in Beaman Meeting Room B.
“Ben Franklin & Civility” is part of this year’s Humanities Symposium that starts on Sept. 24. English professor Dr. Davis Curtis will speak at the Sept. 25 convo at 10 a.m. in Beaman A&B about Franklin’s beliefs about education in society.
Culture and Arts
The Back to School Alumni Concert will bring back recent graduates like Ricky Braddy, Alvin Love and Brooke Parker to campus. The concert will start Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Massey Preforming Arts Center.
The School of Music will also hold a Vocal Collage event, a compilation performance of several of the school’s commerical and classical ensembles, at MPAC on September 28 at 7:30 p.m..
Personal and Professional Growth
On September 14, staring at 10:00 a.m. in the Neely Black & White Dining Room, Belmont students can go to the Community Connections Fair and learn about different volunteer opportunities in Nashville and Middle Tennessee. Of course, those volunteer opportunities are also eligible for Community Service credit.
“Food Fights, or How to Cut Back on Dinosaur Meat and Eat More Whole Grains” will be an interactive discussion about nutrition and healthy eating, according to BIC. The event will be at 10 a.m. on Sept. 19 at McWhorter Room 102.
– Kelsey Wise