Belmont University is a private, coeducational, liberal arts university located in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. It is the largest Christian university in Tennessee and the second largest private university in the state, behind nearby Vanderbilt University. Wikipedia.
News Article | April 17, 2017
LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has selected the best universities and colleges in Tennessee for 2017. Based on an analysis of government-backed data, 37 four-year schools made the list, with Vanderbilt University, Lipscomb University, Christian Brothers University, Aquinas College and Union University earning highest overall scores. 15 two-year schools also made the list, with Chattanooga State Community College, Nashville State Community College, Dyersburg State Community College, Roane State Community College and Volunteer State Community College ranked as the best five. A full list of winning schools is included below. “Projections show Tennessee’s job market will continue to grow for the foreseeable future, which is great news for people interested in earning a degree,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.Org. “The schools on our list have demonstrated their value to students who want to enter the workforce well-prepared by providing the high-level education, career and employment resources that lead to post-college success.” To be included on Tennessee’s “Best Colleges” list, schools must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also appraised on additional data that includes annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college, employment and academic services offered, student/teacher ratio, graduation rate and the availability of financial aid. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in Tennessee” list, visit: Tennessee’s Best Four-Year Colleges for 2017 include: Aquinas College Austin Peay State University Belmont University Bethel University Bryan College-Dayton Carson-Newman University Christian Brothers University Cumberland University East Tennessee State University Fisk University Freed-Hardeman University Johnson University King University Lane College Le Moyne-Owen College Lee University Lincoln Memorial University Lipscomb University Martin Methodist College Maryville College Middle Tennessee State University Milligan College Rhodes College Sewanee-The University of the South Southern Adventist University Tennessee State University Tennessee Technological University Tennessee Wesleyan College The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga The University of Tennessee-Knoxville The University of Tennessee-Martin Trevecca Nazarene University Tusculum College Union University University of Memphis Vanderbilt University Welch College Tennessee’s Best Two-Year Colleges for 2017 include: Chattanooga State Community College Cleveland State Community College Columbia State Community College Dyersburg State Community College Jackson State Community College Motlow State Community College Nashville State Community College Northeast State Community College Pellissippi State Community College Remington College-Nashville Campus Roane State Community College Southwest Tennessee Community College Volunteer State Community College Walters State Community College William Moore College of Technology ### About Us: LearnHowtoBecome.org was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from LearnHowtoBecome.org has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.
News Article | April 17, 2017
Early in the morning of Monday March 27th, a woman called the police and reported a sexual assault and kidnaping. It’s alleged that the perpetrator broke into her Belmont University area apartment and threatened to cut the victim with a knife. After an alleged sexual assault, it’s reported that she was kidnaped and forcibly taken to an ATM, where the perpetrator had her withdraw money. He then had her drive to a location off of Nolensville Road where he left the victim and she reported the crime to the Nashville Metro Police. This crime is particularly shocking since the area around Belmont University Campus, where the woman lives, is a gentrified neighborhood where residents are generally not concerned about crime. According to the FBI, approximately 3.7 million household robberies occur each year in the United States, and nearly one-third take place while the resident is home. Nearly 72,000 of these home invasions resulted in some form of assault, rape, or violent victimization. Cases like this are a frightening reminder that crime can occur in any neighborhood, regardless of how “good” it may appear. Security expert and Armor Concepts CEO Alan Young says that lack of precautions taken by people in areas perceived to be safe can make them easy prey for intruders. “For some reason, people in nicer areas don’t believe that they can be victims of crimes like this. The sad fact is that crime happens everywhere and it’s happening with greater frequency in newly gentrified areas.” For added security, Young recommends that all homeowners make sure that their exterior doors have deadbolts. He also recommends cutting shrubs and trees around windows and keeping the exterior of your home well lit. Finally, he suggests reinforcing the doors on your home as an effective way to help keep intruders out. He recommends Door Armor as an inexpensive security solution for homeowners to consider. While home alarm systems are often the first place that frightened homeowners look to protect themselves, Mr. Young stresses that homeowners should understand that alarms can never prevent forced entry. “Alarms tell you that someone is in your home, but they can’t stop intruders from coming inside. There really needs to be a shift in the way that people think about security,” said Young. “Studies have shown that the average police response to an alarm is often more than 20 minutes and that the majority of homeowners do not arm their alarms until they leave their homes.” While the intruder, in this case, used a window, according to the FBI, more than 85% of break-ins are through a door. “Real security is not about spending a lot of money or making your home look like a fortress,” said Young. “By simply locking your windows and making sure that your doors are locked and cannot be kicked-in, homeowners will turn away most intruders. Most thieves are looking for easy targets. Make them work and they are likely to go elsewhere.”
News Article | April 26, 2017
Lisa Feldman, director of culinary services for Sodexo, the campus dining partner for both universities, hand-crafted a tasting menu to test the popularity of the little-known superfood that packs a big nutrient punch. "We're constantly developing dishes that walk the line between on-trend flavors and nostalgia," explained Feldman. "Plant-forward and blended protein approaches are huge market trends, so we wanted to take a non-familiar product like jackfruit and marry it with a nostalgic product like pulled pork barbecue to honor the best of both worlds. What better way to figure it all out than staging a limited-time pop-up in the heart of the south?" The pop-up dining events were held during lunch at Belmont University and during dinner at Lipscomb University. At the free events, which were open to all members of the campus community, guests were invited to sample char siu pork and jackfruit barbeque sandwiches with Thai red curry coconut sauce. The sandwiches were accompanied by sweet potato fries with blackberry sriracha ketchup. The "You Don't Know Jack" events represented a collaborative effort between Sodexo and a variety of suppliers. Sodexo chefs Andreas Ortner at Belmont University and Darry Huntsman at Lipscomb University led the on-site culinary teams. One major goal of the events was to engage students with a fun experience that showcased culinary innovation and leveraged recent dining trends. Pop-up dining continues to gain popularity for its unique, quirky nature, and it was the perfect way to get students excited to try something new. As a global leader in providing onsite foodservice and facilities management, Sodexo continuously strives to find new ways to introduce innovative concepts and connect with consumers by leveraging the latest trends in dining and technology. At both events, guests were encouraged to provide immediate, real-time feedback via myDtxt, the company's text-based communication platform. Students' feedback was overwhelmingly positive, with three out of four respondents raving about the flavor and nutritional benefits of the dish. "I really enjoyed my jackfruit barbeque sandwich," reported one student. "I'd never had the fruit itself before, so that was really tasty to experience for the first time." "I think jackfruit is a great low-cost way to add fruit and flavor to dishes," remarked another student. "The sandwich is delicious, too!" Due to the success of the two sampling events, Sodexo is working to introduce the recipe at other partner campuses in the near future. Sodexo delivers more than 100 services across North America that enhance organizational performance, contribute to local communities and improve quality of life. The Fortune Global 500 company is a leader in delivering sustainable, integrated facilities management and foodservice operations. Learn more about Sodexo at its corporate blog, Sodexo Insights. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/nashville-barbeque-gets-jacked-up-at-belmont-university-and-lipscomb-university-300446066.html
News Article | February 15, 2017
i2i Population Health, a national leader in population health management (PHM) technology, has named Cary McNamara as chief financial officer. “Cary’s broad financial background is an excellent fit for i2i,” says Justin Neece, president. “He’s that rare individual who possesses both the strategic planning and day-to-day financial operations skills we need to take the company to the next level of growth.” McNamara will oversee the company’s strategic financial management efforts, as well as pricing, contracting, legal matters, compliance, business risk assessment, external reporting, audit, and tax. He joins i2i from EDO Interactive, a provider of card-linked offers, where he served as interim chief financial officer. He served in the same capacity at Agilum Healthcare Intelligence, a health technology company, prior to its sale to Sentry Data Systems in 2015. Prior to joining Agilum, Mr. McNamara was an associate at Court Square Capital, a $3 billion middle-market private equity firm, where he focused on the firm's healthcare portfolio. Before joining Court Square, he was at Goldman, Sachs & Co. where he worked in the firm’s healthcare investment banking group. He is a graduate of The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, and recently received his Master of Accountancy from Belmont University. The 2016 KLAS performance score leader in the delivery of actionable population health, i2i Population Health’s’ integrated PHM and Analytics solutions have proudly served healthcare organizations for more than 16 years. The company offers a depth of experience gained from over 2,500 U.S. healthcare delivery sites across 35 states supporting 20 million lives. With i2i, healthcare providers optimize the clinical, financial and operational success of physician group practices, community health centers, health center controlled networks, hospitals, health plans and integrated delivery networks. i2i’s flagship product, i2iTracks, is 2014 PCMH NCQA pre-validated to ignite real-time, proactive care management. i2i System’s big-data platform, PopIQ, delivers a cloud-based comparative analytics toolset to leverage multiple customers’ data sets and provide cross-population views into global population health management.
News Article | November 14, 2016
DAYTON, Ohio, Nov. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CareSource, a nonprofit health plan, has named a new executive to its leadership core team. As Chief Consumer Officer, Tony Tomazic will drive the strategy for all CareSource consumer interactions. The new executive position was created at a time of rapid expansion for the health plan, which has grown to serve 1.5 million members in four states. As CareSource continues to expand into more markets and launch new products, Tomazic is charged with building on the company's 27-year history of member-centric health coverage. He will lead the company's strategy to deliver an extraordinary experience while ensuring the health plan differentiates itself from competitors. In his role, Tomazic will oversee CareSource's Enterprise Marketing and Communications, Consumer Experience, Life Services, Consumer Advocacy Group and the CareSource Foundation. Tomazic's background demonstrates a multifaceted depth of talent in science, arts, leadership and business. He has served as an executive leader in health care for both payer and provider organizations. Most recently, he was at St. Luke's Health System in Boise, Idaho, where he served as Vice President and Chief Transformation Officer, and oversaw marketing and innovation. At Humana in Louisville, Kentucky, Tomazic was Director of Consumer Innovation. "Prominent throughout Tony's impressive career trajectory is his passion for delivering an unsurpassed consumer experience through high-impact, brand-building programs and services," said Pamela Morris, CareSource President and CEO. Tomazic's extensive education includes a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Physics from Vanderbilt and Belmont University, attending the U.S. Naval Engineering School, a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from Western Kentucky University and a Master of Humanities from Western Kentucky University. About CareSource CareSource is a nonprofit health plan nationally recognized for leading the managed care industry in providing member-centric health care coverage. Founded in 1989, CareSource is one of the nation's largest Medicaid managed care plans. Today, CareSource offers a lifetime of health coverage to more than 1.5 million members across four states including offerings on the Health Insurance Marketplace and Medicare Advantage plans. Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, CareSource has a workforce of 3,100 employees. CareSource is living its mission to make a lasting difference in its members' lives by improving their health and well-being. CareSource understands the challenges consumers face navigating the health system and works to put health care in reach for those it serves. For more, visit caresource.com, follow @caresource on Twitter, or like CareSource on Facebook. A photo accompanying this release is available at: http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=41879
News Article | November 11, 2016
Apto, a Nashville-based technology company, announces today the launch of the first scenario-based cultural-linguistic training platform to prepare internationals and their families to relocate to the U.S. In its first product release, Apto has partnered with Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development to promote its online training services to Japanese multinational corporations relocating to the state. Apto completed two betas with 65 users from Japanese companies including Mitsubishi and has a letter of intent to provide training services to their relocating employees. Apto’s first product release is in Japanese due to the high concentration of companies in the region and will expand to other languages in the future. According to the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, Tennessee ranks second in the nation for foreign direct investment from Japan. There are 184 Japanese companies employing 55,000 people across the state representing almost $18 billion in capital investment. Commissioner Randy Boyd says about Apto, “It’s a great service for a great target market that our state is actively working on. It’s a win-win. It’s a win for an entrepreneur in our state and it’s a win for our state.” Apto features informal, regionalized language and cultural experiences to guide learners through authentic, first person perspective training modules in four core areas of development: work, education, social and community. The program features audio and video of real people in real life situations such as getting a driver’s license, registering a child for school and visiting a doctor’s office. Flexibility and convenience are critical factors to adult learners to ensure high adoption rates. Apto is web-based, making it available at any time and learners access the program through their phone, tablet, desktop or other mobile device. Apto is partnering with Nashville software engineering firm Dozen Software (formerly FLO Code) to design the technology platform. “I wish there had been a tool like Apto for all Japanese expats I assisted over the years and for myself,” says expat point person Yuko Jordan of Mitsubishi Polycrystalline Silicon America Corp., in Theodore, Alabama. “Apto could have helped all of us adapt to life in the U.S. more effectively. I look forward to seeing Apto make a difference in the lives of many in the future.” It’s estimated that 83 percent of multinational companies expect to increase global relocation assignments and training is not adequate. “Current language training is ineffective and lacks sufficient cultural experiences to simulate life in America,” says Traci Snowden, founder and CEO of Apto, an experienced language educator and software sales executive. “More than 50 percent of all relocations fail and almost two-thirds cite the reason as lack of employee adjustment to a new country. Our goal is to help expats thrive in their new home and community. Apto helps them experience life in America before they arrive.” Apto co-founders and executive leadership team include Belmont University School of Business graduate in Entrepreneurship, Orlando Pisegna III, who is chief operating officer and client services director. Holly Howell, who serves as chief marketing officer, began her career with ESL learners and has 20 years of corporate marketing and operations leadership experience. She has a B.A. from Sewanee and an M.A. in English from Belmont University. The company plans to expand its core team 25 percent in 2017. Apto hosts its launch party on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. CST at the INK Building, 613 Ewing Avenue in Nashville. The evening includes product demos, an opportunity to meet the Apto team, customer testimonials and guest speaker Commissioner Randy Boyd. RSVP to attend the launch party live stream here. ABOUT APTO Apto is a Nashville-based technology company specializing in online cultural and linguistic training for internationals and their families relocating to the U.S. In November 2016, the company launched the first scenario-based cultural-linguistic simulator. The heart of Apto is where culture and language meet to create community. Learn more at http://www.aptoglobal.com. Connect with us https://www.facebook.com/aptoglobal/.
News Article | February 28, 2017
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--River Road Asset Management, LLC (“River Road”) announced today the addition of Matthew J. Wyatt as Associate Equity Research Analyst. Prior to joining River Road, Mr. Wyatt worked as an associate within the equity research group at Avondale Partners. Additionally, he served as Associate at LandFund Partners, a boutique private equity firm. “We are pleased to welcome Mr. Wyatt to our team,” said River Road President & CEO, R. Andrew Beck. “We are confident Matt’s professional experience and passion for investing will enhance the firm’s research capabilities.” Mr. Wyatt received his bachelor of arts in finance from Belmont University. River Road Asset Management, LLC is an institutional asset management firm based in Louisville, KY. The firm specializes in value-oriented equity investment management. With more than $7 billion in total assets¹ (as of December 31, 2016), River Road provides institutional separate account and investment sub-advisory services to a broad range of domestic and international clients. River Road’s strategies are available to retail investors through mutual funds offered by AMG Funds. River Road is majority owned by Affiliated Managers Group Inc. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.riverroadam.com. 1Total assets combine River Road’s (1) firm assets under management (as defined by GIPS®) and (2) model portfolio assets (no control over implementation of investment decisions and no trading authority). $1.98 billion of total assets are model portfolio assets invested in River Road strategies. Total assets provided as supplemental information.
Giordano P.J.,Belmont University
Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science | Year: 2014
An important objective of personality psychology is to provide compelling descriptions and explanations of intraindividual personality dynamics that capture the unique qualities of persons. Among contemporary Western personality theories, the Five-Factor Model enjoys prominence in describing individual differences in personality traits. It falls short, however, in its ability to work with intraindividual personality function. This article argues that classical Confucianism, originating 2500 years ago in mainland China, offers Western personality psychologists important theoretical resources for capturing the complex and dynamic processes inherent in human personality. The Confucian perspective emphasizes a behaviorally anchored, continuous, stochastic, process-oriented understanding of the self as relationally constructed and proposes an elegant description of the relational virtuosity of exemplary persons. The article concludes with five characteristics of a Confucian inspired model of personality and questions the viability of a universal theory of personality. © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media New York.
News Article | November 23, 2016
SAN DIEGO, CA, November 23, 2016-- For 27 years, our community has come together for a spectacular Christmas Concert created in 1990 by Steve Vaus and Wayne Nelson, "Carols by Candlelight". Name entertainers, local businesses and the San Diego community, join forces to make a difference in the lives of young children being cared for at Rady Children's Hospital.Five time Grammy winner BJ Thomas will headline the 27th Anniversary concert on Friday, Dec 9th and Saturday, December 10th, at The California Center for the Arts in Escondido, CA. He is known for such hits as Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head; Hooked On a Feeling; Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song; and many many more classics. Joined by Four-time Grammy nominee, Brandy Clark; Grammy nominee, Collin Raye; Glee star, Noah Guthrie; six-time San Diego Music Awards winner, Eve Selis; Country vocalist and writer Anna Vaus, who was recently chosen by Miranda Lambert to receive the first Women Creators Scholarship at Nashville's Belmont University, and our very own 2010 Grammy Winner and Mayor of Poway, Steve Vaus.Carols is a joyous night that celebrates the holiday season and brightens the lives of children in need. Over the last 26 years, Carols has raised over $1M and hopes to make an impact this year! You can be a part of this magical experience by getting your tickets now. Each evening will offer live & silent auctions, plus raffle prizes! Be a star for the children and join us for "Candles by Candlelight" this year.Ticket Sales: http://www.carolsbycandlelight.com/order-tickets/ When: Friday, December 9th & Saturday, December 10thWhere: The California Center for the Arts340 N Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025Website: Carolsbycandlelight.comGet involved: www.carolsbycandlelight.com/our-donors/
News Article | November 21, 2016
— Gilbert Russell McWherter Scott Bobbitt PLC is proud to announce that one of the firm’s senior partners, Michael L. Russell, has been elected President of the Nashville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. "I'm excited and humbled to lead the Nashville chapter of this wonderful organization,” said Mr. Russell. “The Federal Bar Association plays a pivotal role in enhancing the administration of justice in the federal courts. I look forward to serving the federal bench and bar in Middle Tennessee." Michael Russell is an active member of local, state and federal bar organizations. In addition to his active litigation practice, he is a sought-after mediator and an adjunct professor at the Belmont University College of Law. Mr. Russell is the immediate past chair of the Tennessee Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section, and has served on the Boards of various civic and professional associations. He was selected as a Fellow of the Tennessee Bar Foundation earlier this year. The Federal Bar Association is a specialized bar association for federal judges and lawyers who primarily practice in federal courts. Their mission “is to strengthen the federal legal system and administration of justice by serving the interests and the needs of the federal practitioner, both public and private, the federal judiciary and the public they serve.” There are more than 18,000 members in the FBA, which includes both attorneys and federal judges. The Federal Bar Association helps to support it members and the legal community by: • Offering scholarships for continuing education within the profession • Providing up-to-date information about issues concerning the practice of federal law, and continuously monitoring those issues which could impact the courts • Creating professional and social networking opportunities • Promoting the highest ethical standards in the practice of law As President of the Nashville Chapter, Mr. Russell hopes to enhance the access to justice in the federal courts of Middle Tennessee, and provide continued support to attorneys, judges and legal professionals. The Gilbert Firm is an award-winning law firm focusing on upholding the rights of employees, policyholders and students. The Firm maintains multiple offices throughout Tennessee, to better serve the Nashville, Chattanooga, Memphis, Jackson and Knoxville communities. The attorneys handle complex employment litigation, and primarily focus their practice in the areas of: For more information, please visit http://www.gilbertfirm.com/