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Biology Professors Guide Maymester Trip to Costa Rica

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Associate Professor of Chemistry and biology Dr.?John Niedzwiecki together with Professor of Chemistry and biology Dr. Darlene Panvini lately returned from a good 18-day study abroad day at Costa Rica with 17 Belmont students. While traveling,?Niedzwiecki trained tropical biodiversity, whilst Panvini covered?conservation together with sustainability.

The group’s?journey?began at Los angeles Selva Biological station within a lowland tropical rainforest when they saw sloths, an anteater, toucanets and impressive bushes. From there, they stepped to Arenal National Playground to see a volcano together with lake and master?about geothermal plus hydroelectric energy production.? In their 10-day stay at the Institution of Georgia-Costa Rica campus throughout San Luis, the group learned about animals and plants of a highland rainforest, went on a night hike, investigated Monteverde cloud forest, stood a cooking lesson which has a local family, found out how to dance the merengue and visited the chocolate factory.

Other attributes of their time in another country include visits to a sustainable coffee place, a Biodigester and local art work co-op. From there, the group visited?to the beach when they learned about a dry tropical do at Santa Rosa Nationalized Park, observed white-faced capuchin together with howler monkeys and gone snorkeling.

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Students Install Talent in a U-Haul, Showcase Life’azines Transitions

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Belmont students in Assistant Professor of Art Christine Roger’s Photography Only two class showcased their particular “Curatorial Project” art exhibition, centered around transition and activity through space, within a U-Haul on Wednesday. Given that art is becoming thus experiential, Rogers said she supplies her students to be able to curate their work into a logical exhibition to share with the more expensive community.

As students had been broken up into groupings for the assignment, many people took the art many people created throughout the year and identified rising themes. For this team, Rogers said the concept of transition became very obvious and the idea to help showcase the art someplace based around movement was born.

“Students had to discover a space to have their convention and through problem solving, a beautiful solution emerged–to utilize a U-Haul like a site specific place for their installation,” Rogers reported. “Since the show is about transition: movement as a result of spaces, growing up, colorations, the season of spring, change and ideas regarding place, the U-Haul started make even more impression as a space to get a show.”

Despite the importance of learning how to showcase art inside an imaginative, relevant way, Rogers explained the project also allows students to engage utilizing art even further as they quite simply work in teams, employ collaboratively and think smartly. “I want students to understand that art is actually always about creating a conversation and that conversation could be held in a traditional association such as a great national center, a public or an established gallery,” Rogers said. “But it might also exist in a U-Haul, any street corner or perhaps a community center. College students can be part of the talk right now and their visuals and voices will be relevant to the dialog now, not just in some sort of imagined future.”

Sophomore entertainment industry studies important and photography insignificant Madison Monroe is one of the artists who is work was on show. A New Orleans native, Monroe stated she experienced hurricane Katrina on a personal level and planned to illustrate the passage of her your home after disaster arranged. “I watched the once vibrant location turn dark, a photo one does not forget. Following your water had receded, and also the cleanup began, the actual darkness turned into the washed out reminder with the used to be,” Monroe said. “We channeled this in my piece. In write-up production, I offered the photos the light source wash to further indicate the destructive elimination that occurred, to demonstrate ‘The muting of a colourful city.’”

Though the project appeared to be entirely student directed, Monroe said she along with her classmates usually are grateful for the?guidance and mentorship Rogers made available?each student artist. “She gave united states the reins and shared with us to go, so that it is clear that this has been our project, the exhibition that we were ready for?and how very pleased we would be. On account of her, we this.”

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Melby Named to Fresh Entertainment Professionals Aboard of Directors

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Caroline Melby, career development professional, was recently branded as a member of Nashville’s Small Entertainment Professionals (Yes) 2017 Board of Company directors. YEP seeks to nurture professional growth in any entertainment industry.

Melby had been named among a number of other community members including MaryAnn Keen, Nettwerk/Ten Ten Music; Rachel Knight, Knight Agency/Turnipblood Amusement; Katie Roth, Universal Wedding band; Alina Thompson, Country Music Association; Amelia Varni, Higher education Music Publishing Collection; Laura Williams, Smith Wiles and Enterprise and Christina Wiltshire, Latigo Shore Tunes.

 

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Webb Gives Presentation on TED Talks

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Dr. Nathan Webb

Dr. Nathan Webb, assistant professor involving communication studies, recently spoke at the Core States Communication Connections annual conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His particular presentation, “Inviting TED to Your Category: How to Use TED Talks to Show Public Speaking Courses,In was part of the “Terrific Ideas for Teaching” segment in the conference.

Great Ideas for Teaching is a competitively chosen forum that allows faculty to “share exceptional instructing activities and assignments to enhance pedagogical approaches in the ever-changing communication discipline.”

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Mills’s Article Incorporated on American Local library Association Top 30 List

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Jenny Mills, coordinator regarding research services throughout Bunch Library in addition to associate professor, co-authored content, “Project RAILS: Lessons Found out about Rubric Assessment of Information Literacy Skills,” along with librarians from the University connected with Washington, Bothell, Dominican College or university, Towson University and Syracuse College, which has been selected by way of the American Library Association’s Catalogue Instruction Round Dining room table as a Top Thirty article of 2017.

The result of an analysis project that commenced in 2017, the creators developed recommendations for rubric assessment of?information literacy skills based on ordeals at their institutions in addition to focused on four zones?including?building profitable collaborative relationships, developing projects, creating and using rubrics and employing assessment results to enhance instruction and appraisal practices.

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Tough’s Song Featured on CBS Community

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Dr. Dave Tough’s record, “I Love Em Many,” was featured with “Braindead,” a new CBS summer time show, on August 20.?The songs was co-written with Belmont Control College of Pleasure and Music Business?graduates Rowland Folensbee.

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Belmont Hosts Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Convention

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Belmont recently hosted opertation, “Equipping the Commune: Tools for Helping children with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome,” this focused on the care administration needs of families with an infant that has been informed they have neonatal abstinence syndrome.

The conference had been presented by Jane Linden Salter, Dr. Nicole Perez-Camoirano, Dr. Jessica Fresh, Dr. Stephen Patrick, Jennifer Drake-Croft and Loraine Lucinski. Each presenter focused on a component of the care control approach for families as well as promoted necessary useful home and neighborhood support.

NAS Collaboration Planner Vicki Beaver said the working area “provided varying perspectives and information on a increasing and serious problem, neonatal abstinence predicament. Over 150 specialists from across the state participated. We’re very appreciative of Belmont designed for hosting this event. As noted by one of several attendees ‘kudos that will Belmont staff and trainees that were so appealing and accommodating now.’”

Dean of Belmont’s School of Health Sciences claimed, “We are so delighted to partner with the Consortium to raise awareness concerning this growing health task. Today’s Summit would be a wonderful opportunity for practicing professionals, faculty and also students to learn about a scope of the challenge and new strategies to promote the well-being connected with some of Tennessee’s a good number of vulnerable young families.”

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Garrett Published in Substance Educator

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Dr. Maria Danielle Garrett,?assistant mentor of chemistry education, recently published a piece of writing titled “The Effectiveness along with Range of Natural Acid-Base Indicators” with The Chemical Educator,?a peer-reviewed publication that focuses on laboratory experimentation and helping methods.

The article is caused by her work within the summer of 2017. “Spice The Chemistry Lab with Neutralization Reactions,” seemed to be the first workshop within a annual workshop collection titled “It’s Easy Being Green:? Budget-Friendly Safety-Conscious Chemistry Labrador retrievers for the Science Class of Today” for center and high school scientific disciplines and chemistry teachers.

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Murray Elected to Southeastern Academy of Legal Studies Executive Mother board

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Haskell Murray, assistant professor regarding management and business enterprise law, has been picked to the executive mother board of the Southeastern Academia of Legal Scientific tests (SEALSB). The position is a five-year scheduled appointment, culminating with the obama administration of the SEALSB.

The SEALSB is an instructional association in its 62nd yr and is one of seven regional subdivisions of the Academy of Legal Scientific studies in Business. SEALSB serves mentors from colleges and universities throughout Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Nc, South Carolina and The state of tennessee. Current executive mother board members include tutors from the University connected with Georgia, Georgia Think University?and Elon Institution.

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Zoro the Drummer Presented in Christian Musician and performer Magazine

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Adjunct Instructor of Songs Zoro was featured for the cover of the November./Dec. 2017 issue of Orlando Musician Magazine.

The report discusses Zoro’s collaboration with prophetic minister Betty Clement and the earth tour where he / she served as a percussionist. It also highlights the various accomplishments Zoro has had all through his career, together with starting Zoro International Ministries. Zoro is certainly quoted saying, “My best work?as a musician, speaker, writer in addition to teacher?results from coursing with the Holy Character.?Prior to any type of imaginative performance,?I consult God how although like to use everyone and?then be open to what that could look like.”

Zoro also utilized the opportunity to promote their latest book discharge. “I’ve always obtained an evangelistic spirit, that has a heart to lead individuals Jesus and a prefer to help them discover The lord’s unique purpose regarding their lives. My new book, Soar: 9 Verified Keys For Fitness center Your Limitless Possible,?is?a Biblically based existence manual packed with?an array of inspirational stories, tales,?scriptures, motivational insurance quotes and relevant?instructions on how to soar in addition to live the life?that you were meant to,” he said.

See the entire story?and read more about Zoro the Drummer by his website.

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