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Jars of Clay: Blood: Water Mission
10am, Neely Hall 
Jars of Clay is a multi-platinum, Grammy and Dove Award-winning band and the founder of Blood: Water Mission.  They now partner with Belmont's Living a Better Story project, allowing us to be a part of their work with leaders in 1,300 communities in 11 African countries providing life-saving water and HIV/AIDs-focused helath care for over 800,000 people.  
*Co-sponsored by the Office of Growth & purpose for Students and the College of Health Sciences

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Steve Garber: Intersection of Academics & Vocation
10am, Neely Hall
Join us for the kickoff of the annual Career & Calling Week with Steve Garber.  This spiritual emphasis week is sponsored by the offices of GPS, Career Services, and University Ministries.  Dr. Steve Garber is a speaker, author, and the founder of the Washington Institute, an organization with the vision that faith shapes vocation, and that shapes culture.  You won't want to miss this session of brillant theological reflection on academics, vocation, and faithfulness.  

Project Transformation Tennessee
10am, Inman Health Sciences Building 240
Project Transformation Tennessee (PTT) is a Nashville-based non-profit working to engage young adults in purposeful leadership and ministry, support underserved children and families, and connect churches to communities in need.  Courtney Aldrich, LMSW and founder of PTT, will speak about how her background in social work helped educate her journey in launching a new non-profit organization and becoming its first Executive Director.  Courtney will share challenges and victories or PTT and present the opportunity for Belmont students to get involved through summer interships. 

The Speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King
10am, Multimedia Hall - Bunch Library 2nd FLoor
Participate in Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech in 1963 from Washington, D.C.  This documentary showing is part of a week-long preparation for the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Belmont.

Evening with Charlie Peacock
8pm, University Ministries Student Lounge
Join us during our annual Career & Calling Week to hear from Grammy Award-winning, singer/songwriter & multi-genre record producer, Charlie Peacock.  Charlie will spend the evening in open discussion about his career progression and also sharing some of his music.  He released his own albums, but has produced bands from Amy Grant , Audio Adrenaline, Switchfoot, The Civil Wars, and so many more.  His interests not only lie in music but also social justice causes leading him to work with Bono on the ONE campaign.  If you're a Belmont student, Charlie is someone you won't want to miss!

Kate Paradise Faculty Concert
8pm, Massey Performing Hall (MPAC)
School of Music Commercial Voice faculty Kate Paradise performs.  An acclaimed jazz vocalist, Kate's performance is sure to be outstanding!

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Jena Nardella: When We Do Meaningful Work
10am, Neely Hall
Join us for the third and final session of Career & Calling Week.  As a college student, Jena Nardella convinced the band Jars of Clay to co-found an organization that brings clean blood and clean water to villages in Africa.  They have raised millions of dollars and their once small organization has helped thousands of people in Africa.  You won't want to miss her story. *Sponsored by the offices of GPS, Career Services, and University Ministries

The Civil Rights Movements: Eyes on the Prize
10am, Multimedia Hall - Bunch Library 2nd Floor
In preparation for Belmont's celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., part of the PBS Civil RIghts documentary "Eyes on the Prize" will give viewers a better understaning of the early movement for social equality in the 1950's and 1960's.

A Night with Dave Barnes
7pm, Neely Hall
As part of Career & Calling week, hear singer/songwriter Dave Barnes discuss how he has integrated his faith and ministry into his impressive music career.  

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Amena Brown: Artist & Entrepreneur
10am, Neely Hall 
As a part of a generation that is searching for the real and genuine in an age of constant carbon copy, Amena Brown is both regal and dramatic in her creative interpretation on the stage and in her candid and expressive conversation one on one.  This nonconformist lends her voice to finding inspiration, truth, and purpose, and encourages those she encounters to do the same.  

"Beneath the Skin" - A Documentary on Baptists and Racism
10am, Multimedia Hall - Bunch Library 2nd Floor
In preparation for Belmont's celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., this documentary produced by ethicsdaily.com invites viewers to consider the relationship between religion and racism from a baptist point of view.  

22
J. Kameron Carter: Postracial Blues: Religion and the Color Line
10am, Neely Hall
Dr. Carter teaches Black Church Studies and Theology at Duke University, with a focus on the impact of Christian thinking and living on society.  He is the author of Race: A Theological Account.

Body Image
10am, McWhorter Hall Room 102
Join representatives of the Eating Disorders Coalition of Tennessee for a frank discussion about how body image is affected by television, magazine ads, and other media.

The Belmont Black Students' Association Night of Worship
7pm, Neely Hall
Join the BSA for an enriching evening of worship, music, and song to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

23
"Variance" by Department of Art Adjunct Instructors
5:30pm, Leu Art Gallery
Variance is a group show and includes the work of Matt Chenoweth, Jennifer Haston, JC Johnson, Renee LaRose, Tammy Mercure, Colleen McCormick Metzger, Jessica Owings, Angelique Rabus, and Mandy Rogers Horton.  During the gallery talk, artists will describe their work and process and take questions from the audience.  

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Renita Weems: Faith, Racial Reconciliation, & the Color Line
10am, Neely Hall
Dr. Weems is an ordained elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, a former faculty member at Vanderbilt University and Spelman College, and has been celebrated by Ebony magazine as one of America's top 15 preachers.  She now serves as Provost of American Baptist College.

So You Wanna Be A Professor?  A look at what professors do in their jobs and how they got there.
10am, McWhorter Hall room 114
Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a professor?  What their day-to-day looks like? Maybe because you think you might want to be one someday? Come to McWhorter 114 to listen to a faculty panel, Dr. Marty Bell from the School of Religion, Dr. Mary Rau Foster (JD) from the College of Business, Dr. Pam Parry from the Department of Communications, answer questions about the paths they took from college to get where they are today and what their work is like as professors. There will be a few questions prepared, but please come with any questions you may have about their day-to-day professional life and the work that they do. 

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An interactive and open discussion of experiences with race and ethnicity on Belmont's campus
10am, Neely Hall
Join Belmont faculty, staff, students, and administration for an open and honest discussion of the experience of race and ethnicity on campus, including interactive elements.  Gary Hunter will moderate.

Kimberly Novosel:  Vision for Your Life, Career, & Personal Brand
10am, Massey Business Center 103
Belmont Alum Kimberly Novosel shares key strategies for creating a long-term vision for your life that will inspire action today, and breaks down the goal-setting process into categories of career, relationships, wellness, and personal brand.  She uses her own story - full of adventure and often hard-learned lessons - as the setting for inspiring others to live their best lives.

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Viewing of Girl Rising with Holly Gordon, Executuve Director and Producer speaking
7pm, Massey Concert Hall (MPAC)
Girl Rising is a groundbreaking feature film about the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to transform societies. The film presents the remarkable stories of nine girls around the world, told by celebrated writers and voiced by renowned actors. Holly Gordon, Executive Producer and Director, will introduce the film and take questions afterwards.

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Barbara Williams-Skinner: Leadership & the Color Line
10am, Neely Hall
Dr. Skinner is the former executive director of the Congressional Black Caucus, the organization of African American members of Congress, and is president of the Skinner Leadership Institute.  She has served as chair of the board of both the Christian Community Development Association and Evangelicals for Social Action.  She earned graduate degrees in Social Work and Law from UCLA.

Forensic Psychology: Beyond CSI
10am, McWhorter Hall Room 429
During this convocation, Dr. Stephen A. Montgomery will explain what it takes to become a forensic psychiatrist; he will also address common misconceptions popularized by television shows such as CSI.  Dr. Montgomery is part of the psychiatry department at Vanderbilt University. He is a member of Vanderbilt Forensic Services, the program that applies psychiatric expertise to legal situations, and has treated and evaluated the criminally insane.  He maintains an active clinical psychiatric practice which allows him to provide well-balanced psychiatric medicolegal opinions across a broad range of areas.  Dr. Montgomery has a particular interest in sex offender evaluations, Workers’ Compensation, and fitness for duty evaluations.

Connecting Volunteers with Service Opportunities
10am, Potter Hall Lobby
Hands on Nashville is a resource that aims to encourage service opportunities in the city of Nashville. A representative from H.O.N. will be presenting on the history behind Hands on Nashville and how it connects volunteers to service opportunities. Come learn about how the organization got started, as well as how to use the resource to serve throughout the city! This event will be held in the Potter Hall lobby at 10:00 a.m.

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Existential Film & Discussion Series: Woody Allen's "Crimes and Misdemeanors"
6:15pm, Leu Center 117
In matters of life, love, and death, decisions must be made—irrevocable choices, unavoidable consequences: under the burden of freedom, our paths must be chosen. Artistic integrity? Marital fidelity? A pesky ex-mistress’ blackmail? Do you listen to your rabbi, a mobster, or your conscience? Moral choices abound in this existentially deep and deeply wry comedic-drama. Join us for the film in full followed by reflections and a lively, philosophical discussion of this superb work—the first of four existential films to be shown in the series.



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