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Beta Beta Beta Biological Honorary Society


The Beta Beta Beta (Tri-Beta) Biological Honor Society is a society for students that are dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biology.  The Mu Theta Chapter of Tri-Beta at Belmont University was established April 9, 1988.  Since then the membership has promoted the study of biology through various activities such as presentations, fun field trips, trips to scientific meetings and social events for students. Tri-Beta provides leadership opportunities for students, informs them about current developments in biology, and helps them prepare for employment. Dr. Steve Murphree serves as the faculty advisor for this organization.

Requirements:

Regular Membership:

  • Must be a Biology major or minor
  • Second semester sophomore OR transfer student with at least one semester at BU
  • At least 3 Biology courses completed (not including BIO 1110/1120) 
  • Required 3.0 GPA in Biology courses and 2.8 GPA overall
  • $50.00 due at the time of application

 Don’t meet the above criteria?  That’s okay!

Associate Membership:

  • Open to all Belmont students with an interest in biology 
  • $40.00 due at the time of application
  • Easily upgrade to Regular Membership for $10 after meeting the requirements   

2014-2015 Tri-Beta Club Officers
    
  President -- Katie Keast
     Vice-President -- Morgan Turner
     Secretary -- Brian Song
     Treasurer --  Zara Latif

Find Tri-Beta on Facebook!


Beta Chi

This student organization's purpose is to promote research in the area of biochemistry and molecular biology through seminars and laboratory opportunities, while providing a social setting for networking and volunteering.  Dr. Rachel Rigsby serves as the faculty advisor for this organization.
    
2014-2015 Beta Chi Club Officers
     President -- Paul Hanna
     Vice-President -- Vickie Lim
     Secretary -- Chris Bowens
     Treasurer -- Jacob Curry
     Historian -- Himesh Zaver

Environment and Conservation Organization (ECO)


formerly O.N.E., Belmont's Environmental Club, provides interaction with students across campus who are interested in environmental issues. Activities include river clean-ups, exotic plant removals, Earth Day awareness events, nature hikes, and environmentally-focused guest speakers. Dr. John Niedzwiecki is the faculty advisor for ECO.

Belmont's ECO is on Facebook Find us there to get more information on events throughout the year.

2014-2015 O.N.E. Club Officers
     President --Katie Keast
     Vice-President -- Lindsay Millward
     Secretary -- Haley Stover 
    
Theta Epsilon Tau

This Pre-Health Student Association provides instruction and information for students preparing for careers in the health sciences. Dr. Nick Ragsdale serves as the faculty advisor for this organization.  
    
2012-2013 Theta Club Officers

     President -- Shea Harrison
     Vice-President -- Anderson Webb
     Secretary -- Rachel Hedgepath
     Treasurer -- Crystal LeBlanc


Tri-Beta Biological Society Annual Plant Sale

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The annual Tri-Beta plant sale was a big success! The plant sale was held on the McWhorter patio on March 27th and t
he plant sale profits are used to fund field trips and projects for Tri-Beta. This year SMACS joined Tri-Beta to sell pots for the plants. They also had painting supplies so people could decorate their pots. Everyone was excited to celebrate spring!

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Students Participate in Nashville’s ReLeafing Day
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Students from the Beta Beta Beta Biological Honorary Society (Tri-Beta) and Student Members of the American Chemical Society (SMACS) student organizations participated in the Nashville Tree Foundation’s ReLeafing Day on Saturday, November 22nd. Anna Margaret McDonnell, Sonia Kadakia and Katie Keast from Tri-Beta are pictured in the photo at left. Ryan Agh, Sarah Cannavino and Ambrose Rice from SMACS planted three trees, met with Dr. Fisher, and planted their last tree at a Belmont Alumni’s house!

ReLeafing Day is the Nashville Tree Foundation's fall planting, held every year on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. This year the volunteers worked in Cleveland and McFerrin Park neighborhoods, Monroe Harding and St. George's Episcopal Church.


Tri-Beta hosts the NERD PROM
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On Sunday, April 7th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, the Belmont Tri-Beta Club hosted the first ever School of Sciences Nerd Prom.   Guests wore their nerdiest attire and a fun time was had by all!  The event was a fundraiser for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt University. 


 


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