Belmont announced the extension of its broadcasting deal with WGFX 104.5 The Zone. At least 14 Bruins games will be broadcast on 104 with play-by-play man Kevin Ingram once again on the stick.
Here's the slate:
· Saturday, Nov. 21 at Evansville
· Saturday, Nov. 28 at BYU
· Tuesday, Dec. 1 vs. Lipscomb
· Tuesday, Dec. 15 vs. Ouachita Baptist
· Saturday, Dec. 19 at Cleveland State
· Thursday, Jan. 14 vs. Murray State
· Thursday, Jan. 21 at UT Martin
· Saturday, Jan. 23 vs. Tennessee State
· Thursday, Jan. 28 at Jacksonville State
· Saturday, Jan. 30 at Tennessee Tech
· Thursday, Feb. 4 vs. Morehead State
· Wednesday, Feb. 10 vs. Jacksonville State
· Saturday, Feb. 13 at Morehead State
· Saturday, Feb. 27 at Tennessee State
Seventy-five of the 80 Belmont University College of Law graduates who took the bar exam this summer passed, a proportion that exceeded the state average by 15 percent. The 94 percent passing rate also ranks as the highest of the state's law schools.
Belmont University officials have announced a record-breaking 7,425 students have enrolled for the fall semester, the start of the institution's 125th year.
According to a release, the university’s enrollment number has more than doubled since 2000 (2,976 students). In addition, this marks the 15th consecutive year that Belmont’s enrollment broke the previous year’s record.
Applications for undergraduate admissions for fall 2015 saw an increase of 8.3 percent compared to the fall 2014 number and resulted in BU’s largest freshman class to date with 1,429 students.
“As Belmont celebrates its 125th anniversary this year, it’s amazing to me to ponder the way this university has grown and changed over the course of its history,” Belmont President Bob Fisher said in the release. “I believe our founders would be incredibly — and pleasantly — surprised to see how their initial dreams to enable female education in the 19th century have developed into a top-ranking, co-ed institution focused on empowering more than 7,400 students to engage and transform the world.”
Belmont University has named its most recently opened building the R. Milton and Denice Johnson Center.
The building’s moniker honors the longtime BU trustee, BU graduate and HCA Chairman and CEO Milton Johnson, who teams with his wife as benefactors of the Bridges to Belmont Endowed Scholarship. The Johnsons recently donated $10 million to BU to create the scholarship fund (read here).
The Johnson Center (see the site here courtesy of Google Maps and read more here) houses the BU Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business, the BU media studies program and a 950-seat cafeteria.
With a price tag of $87 million, the 134,000-square-foot Johnson Center boasts $3.6 million in technology resources and specialized equipment to serve students majoring in entertainment industry studies, music business, audio engineering technology, songwriting, motion pictures and media studies. It includes classroom, lab, performance, production and research space options.
“From top to bottom, this building reflects innovation, excellence and a strong commitment to setting our students up for success,” Belmont President Bob Fisher said in the release. “Our Curb College and media studies majors will be privileged to work with equipment and in settings that meet or exceed industry standards, preparing them to not simply achieve their career goals but to lead their respective industries. It’s only appropriate that we should name this building in honor of a man who is at the forefront of his industry and a couple who generously support education with their time, energy and resources.”
Milton Johnson (pictured) said the new center will help Belmont “provide its students with the technology and other resources needed to become the best in their fields, while also enhancing campus life for all students.”
Belmont University officials announced today the recently opened Wedgewood Academic Center has become the first building on a Tennessee-based university campus to achieve platinum LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
The building, which anchors the southeast corner of the intersection of 15th and Wedgewood avenues, opened 10 months ago.
Of note, the Wedgewood Academic Center also has become the first LEED for New Construction project in Nashville to achieve the platinum level, the highest in the LEED ratings system, according to a release.
The 186,000 square foot Wedgewood Academic Center (see here courtesy of Google Maps) sits above a five-level underground parking garage and represents Belmont’s largest building to date. The facility houses more than 50 undergraduate programs from three different colleges as well as 20 science labs, classrooms and offices, two food service venues, multiple green roofs and a chapel.
Nashville-based Earl Swensson Associates designed the structure.
Belmont President Bob Fisher said in the release that universities should be “at the forefront of issues impacting society.”
“My son Rob, who is an environmental consultant, frequently reminds me that sustainability and conservation are critical topics facing us today and facing the future generations we’re educating on this campus,” Fisher said. “It’s imperative that we model a strong commitment to managing resources, as Belmont’s done with its Conservation Covenant, recognizing that prioritizing ‘green’ initiatives reflects good stewardship and offers long-term benefits to our operations, the environment and our community’s health and satisfaction.”
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