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Dustin Barksdale: My Journey, My Songs
10am, Bunch Library
Dustin Barksdale, star of the former Weight Watchers “Expect Amazing” ad and current “Simple Start” ad campaign, will share his transformation from living through a life-long battle with obesity and self-consciousness to losing an incredible 107 pounds. He will illustrate with original songs that were written throughout his journey. “Even if people do not have a weight problem, the same emotions can be felt in a variety of situations, like drug addiction or dealing with family troubles,” he states. This lecture will not be one about weight loss, but one of overcoming obstacles and discovering ways to give back to and inspire others, while continually inspiring you. Dustin graduated from Curb College in 2012 with a degree in Songwriting and currently is a music educator in Dallas, TX.

William Paul Young: The Shack
10am, Neely Hall
William Paul Young’s novel The Shack went from 15 self-published copies to being a New York Times #1 bestseller and then spent over 3 year on the bestseller list. It has sold over 18 million copies in 39 languages and is soon to become a major motion picture.

Brain Awareness Week Movie: Momento
6:30pm, McWhorter Hall Room 114
Memento is a movie about a man suffering from short-term memory loss. He uses notes and tattoos to hunt for the man that killed his wife. After the movie, Dr. Lonnie Yandell will give a talk on short-term memory and the brain. This convocation is part of Brain Awareness Week. *Sponsored by Belmont Psychology Club/Psi Chi

Ashley Cleveland: Little Black Sheep
10am, Neely Hall
Ashely Cleveland’s music has already garnered her three GRAMMY Awards and two Dove Awards. The story behind the story is told in her newly published memoir, Little Black Sheep: “If there was trouble, near or far, she found it. Yet, in her destructive days of drugs, alcohol, and sex, she encountered a forgiving God who was relentlessly faithful.
*Co-sponsored by the Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business

Existential Film & Discussion Series: Ingmar Bergman's "The Seventh Seal"
6:15pm, LCVA 117
Antonius Block has spent the last decade as a knight fighting in the Crusades; he returns to his homeland to find it in the grips of the Black Plague; he challenges Death to a fateful game of chess. As an icon of filmmaking and existentialism, Bergman’s 1957 classic “The Seventh Seal” gives us the story of man whose time is up, but he won’t go until he finds meaning amidst the despair. Momentous philosophical questions, spectacular visuals, macabre humor—join us for the film in full followed by reflections and a lively, philosophical discussion of this exemplar film, the second of four existential films to be shown in the series.

Careers in the Music Instrument & Professional Audio Business
10am, Bunch Library
The global music products industry brings in $17 Billion annually. Companies around the world are always developing new ways to create, record and play back music. Join Belmont alum Rob Clark from Apogee Electronics as he outlines the different career opportunities that are available in the Music Instrument and Professional Audio businesses.

Food: Your Secret Weapon to Success
10am, Neely Hall
Food is a powerful substance. Everyone eats but few take note of the incredible force behind it. In this discussion, Wendi will elaborate on how food can be your greatest asset or your biggest disadvantage. From everyday menu items to culinary herbs, discover the way food can set you up for success regardless of your career goals. Hear her compelling research on the way diet and lifestyle affects artists and industry professionals mentally and emotionally. Wendi will also discuss how small adjustments at the beginning of a career can result in reduced challenges when it will matter most. Author, Food Coach and FItness Trainer Wendi Michelle pulls from her 15 year experience in the health and fitness industry to shed some much needed light on an important life changing topic every industry professional should know about.

Scot McKnight: The Real Jesus
10am, Neely Hall
Professor McKnight has written a dozen books and writes a popular blog --Jesus Creed-- which have made him one of the most sought-after authorities on the historical Jesus. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Nottingham, and now teaches at Northwestern Seminary.
*Sponsored by the School of Religion

Montell Jordan: Singing for God
10am, Neely Hall
Montell Jordan began life as part of a solid family in one of the toughest neighborhoods in America - South Central L.A. He debuted in the Billboard Top 10 and released 6 albums to establish himself as an R & B artist. Today, he leads worship at a multi-ethnic church with members from over 100 nations. His latest album is Shake Heaven, a top-three Billboard Gospel album.
*Co-sponsored by the Black Student Association and the Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business