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Belmont’s Latest Athletic Triumphs Happen in Classrooms

University claims second straight Atlantic Sun academic trophy; bests NCAA Division 1 graduation rate
Belmont University’s NCAA Division 1 athletics program continues to rack up impressive wins.

Sybril Bennett to Lead New Journalism Program


Belmont University has hired Sybril M. Bennett, Ph. D., as executive director to lead the university’s restructured New Century Journalism program. Belmont is revamping its journalism program to meet the multi-faceted needs of media in the digital era.
Bennett, who holds a Ph.D. in higher education from Vanderbilt University, and comes to Belmont from The News Channel 5 Network in Nashville, where she served as reporter, is the perfect choice to lead the New Century Journalism program, says Thom Storey, associate dean of the School of Social Sciences and chairman of the Department of Media Studies. “Dr. Bennett has the perfect blend of experience, in real-world journalism and in higher education, to help lead Belmont’s program.”

Bennett has been in the television news business for more than 10 years with behind the scenes positions at CBS in Chicago and ABC in Milwaukee. She served as a tenure-track assistant professor of electronic media journalism at Middle Tennessee State University, as well as Senior Public Affairs Officer and special assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Media Relations at Vanderbilt University.
This fall, Belmont launches its revamped journalism program, designed to prepare journalists to work in the increasingly digital, multi-media, consolidated business world of the media.
“The journalist of the future is going to be someone who is trained from the beginning to be flexible and work in an environment that mixes digital images, sound, text and the Internet as well as traditional newspapers, magazines and television and radio broadcasts,” says Storey.

Belmont Claims Second Straight Atlantic Sun Academic Trophy

Belmont University picked up its second consecutive Atlantic Sun Conference Academic Champion Trophy, besting its own record of All-Academic honorees set last year by four percent.

Belmont center hosts Cont. Ed. for Women in Construction

Belmont University Center for Entrepreneurship hosts an 8-week course

Belmont’s Higgins Receives Award for Excellence

Dr. Leslie Higgins, Belmont University’s Director of Graduate Studies in Nursing, has been awarded the Tennessee State Award for Excellence as a Nurse Practitioner. This award is given yearly by the Academy of Nurse Practitioners to someone who displays excellence as a nurse practitioner.

Harrington Comments on Internet Piracy Legislation

Dr. E. Michael Harrington, professor of music business at Belmont University, is quoted in the Nashville City Paper today regarding proposed legislation designed to address cable television theft and Internet piracy. The story was a follow-up to a story that ran on May 2.

Local Residents Share Their Carroll Cloar Collections

Area art lovers will soon have the opportunity to view a never before seen collection featuring one of the South’s favorite artists. Belmont University will host the works of Carroll Cloar (1913-1993) in the exhibit, Carroll Cloar: Timeless Tales of the South.

Belmont Offers Master’s in Education at Cool Springs

Belmont University continues to grow as a premier teaching institution in the field of education. Beginning in June of 2003, Belmont will offer a Master’s of Education at its Cool Springs location.

Belmont to Host 2004 A-Sun Championship at Curb Center

Belmont University will host the Atlantic Sun Conference men

Belmont Possible Location for 2004 Presidential Debate

Belmont University is being considered as a site for the 2004 Presidential Debates. Belmont will be one of 14 possible locations nationwide to host a debate. If selected, Belmont would host the debate in the university