Vision 2020 planning moves forward at Board of Trustees meeting

Vision 2020 planning moves forward at Board of Trustees meeting

Planning for the future was the main agenda at Belmont’s Board of Trustees meeting Thursday afternoon. The subject of the meeting was to examine student feedback to Vision 2020, the five-year plan for how Belmont will look by the year 2020. President Bob Fisher used a passage from the Gospel […]

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Scheduling woes dominate ‘Ask Dr. Fisher’ convo

Scheduling woes dominate ‘Ask Dr. Fisher’ convo

In an effort to take Belmont from being a “good” school to a “great” school, Belmont President Dr. Bob Fisher issued a stern warning in his semi-annual “Ask Dr. Fisher” convocation. “I’ve been bothered about the cases of substance abuse. I want everybody to know Belmont is committed to a […]

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Growing pains: construction

Growing pains: construction

Belmont is one of the fastest growing universities in the nation as recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac, but the rising enrollment means Belmont’s campus is straining to accommodate growing class sizes. From 2001 to 2011, Belmont’s student population increased 104 percent. And this fall, the university reached […]

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University will not implement ‘guns in trunks’ law

University will not implement ‘guns in trunks’ law

 The “Guns in Trunks” law that allows students to tote firearms in their vehicles onto a college campus is now left to the discretion of school administrations at private colleges. Belmont University’s status as a private institution allowed Dr. Bob Fisher, university president, to make the decision to not implement […]

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Belmont searches for associate provost and dean of students for 2014

Belmont searches for associate provost and dean of students for 2014

A national search for an associate provost and dean of students began in June, after Andrew Johnston, Ph.D., transitioned from associate provost and dean of students to a faculty position in July. Johnston, who served as dean of students for 14 years and as associate provost for seven years, will […]

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Fisher announces planning for Vision 2020 under way

Fisher announces planning for Vision 2020 under way

Belmont’s growth and expansion is set to continue with the beginning of discussions for  Vision 2020. University President Dr. Robert Fisher made the announcement about the next six-year plan this morning during his ‘State of the University’ address at opening convocation. The announcement begins the timeline of discussions between campus […]

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Belmont donates $100K to fund American Baptist scholarship

Belmont donates $100K to fund American Baptist scholarship

Belmont University made a $100,000 donation to American Baptist College Thursday to establish an endowed scholarship for the Nashville-based college and seminary. The concept announced at a news conference was dually developed by Belmont President Bob Fisher and American Baptist President Forrest Harris as a way to connect the two […]

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Belmont holds U.S. News and World Report ranking

Belmont holds U.S. News and World Report ranking

Belmont University kept its regional ranking in this year’s U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” ratings released Wednesday. The school was considered the seventh-best university in the magazine’s Regional Universities – South ranking, a place school president Dr. Bob Fisher said reflected the school’s standing and success. “These […]

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Fisher focuses on Vision 2015 in speech

Fisher focuses on Vision 2015 in speech

Accomplishments, challenges and a look to the future were the main messages in president Bob Fisher’s state of the university address Wednesday morning in Curb Event Center. At the start of the opening convocation, a video presentation was shown to the audience as a lead-in to Fisher’s speech. The presentation […]

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Fisher addresses growth limits at convo

Fisher addresses growth limits at convo

Belmont President Dr. Bob Fisher wasn’t above asking students to come to one of his “Ask Dr. Fisher” convos Wednesday morning. “Y’all looking for a convo?” he said to several students as he closed a door to the Massey classroom holding the Q&A. Once the event began, Fisher made a […]

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Fisher talks expansion, parking with students

Fisher talks expansion, parking with students

Dr. Bob Fisher opened this semester’s session of “Ask Dr. Fisher” in the Curb Café Wednesday morning with a lyric from Five for Fighting: “What kind of world do you want?” He proceeded to tell the crowd of students just what kind of world he wants, or more specifically, what […]

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Fisher focuses on future

Fisher focuses on future

Over the past year, Belmont University has gone though substantive and sometimes controversial changes, the most widely publicized being expansion of the non-discrimination hiring policy to include sexual orientation. Belmont’s sports complex at E.S. Rose Park has a celebration May 3 to officially open the facility, although some fields will […]

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