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 industry. MUG will also be offered.
Location: Massey Performing Arts Center Time: 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Category: Culture and Arts Wed., Jan. 16 CRU – Finding Jesus in the Music of Blake Larsen
The Belmont chapter of Campus Crusade for Christ will close Campus and Calling Week with country music artist Blake Larsen. The artist will talk about his career, day job with Search Ministries and how his relationship with God changed his path in life.
Location: University Ministries Student Lounge Time: 8-8:50 p.m. Category: Christian Faith Development
Sat., Jan. 19 MLK Joint Day of Service
To kick of Martin Luther King, Jr. Week, Belmont students will work with students from Lipscomb, Tennessee State and other Nashville universities as part of a city-wide day of service. Volunteers will be sent into the city after a meal in North Nashville to help organizations like the American Red Cross and the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee for the afternoon. To sign up for a limited amount of slots, go to www.belmont.edu/sl/mlk-day/index.html.
Location: Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 1112 Jefferson St. Time: 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Category: Community Service
Wed., Jan. 23 Learning More about LLS
Members of the Tennessee chapter of Team in Training, an endurance sports training group for leukemia and lymphoma, will come to campus to talk about their organization. They will be joined by English professor Amy Hodges-Hamilton and her daughter Grace to talk about Grace’s battle with leukemia.
Location: Massey Business Center, Room 109 Time: 10-10:50 a.m. Category: Personal and Professional Growth Fri., Jan. 25 MLK Keynote Address
Brown University professor Dr. Glenn Loury will be the keynote speaker in this week’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. In the only remaining academic lecture of the month, the nationally recognized economist’s speech will be about “Obama is No King: Reflections on the Black Prophetic Tradition.”
Location: Massey Performing Arts Center Time: 10-10:50 a.m. Catergory: Academic Lecture