Tuesday, April 3, 2012


Haven't gotten your fill of The Hunger Games yet? Then come out to the forthcoming roundtable, "Another Way of Looking at a Mockingjay: Teaching The Hunger Games in the College Classroom." On Wednesday, April 11 as part of the English Club's Spring Lecture Series, Dr. Marcia McDonald, Dr. Cynthia Cox, and Professor Sue Trout will hold a discussion on how to successfully incorporate a pop culture hit like The Hunger Games into a college class. The roundtable will be at 10 a.m. in Beaman A&B. Academic Lecture convo credit will be offered.

Alex Lemon Reading on April 13

On Friday, April 13, 2012, to celebrate National Poetry Month, poet/memoirist/professor Alex Lemon will be giving a reading and lecture at Belmont, followed by a Q&A. The even will be at 7:00 p.m. in McWhorter Hall 110 (Culture and Arts convo credit offered). Alex is a phenomenal poet, one gifted with both the ability to write incredible poems on the page and then perform them equally well. More information can be found on his website, linked here: http://www.alexlemon.com

Here’s Alex’s bio: Alex Lemon is the author of Happy: A Memoir (Scribner), the poetry collections Mosquito (Tin House Books), Hallelujah Blackout (Milkweed Editions), Fancy Beasts ( Milkweed Editions), and the chapbook At Last Unfolding Congo (horse less press). His writing has appeared in Esquire, Best American Poetry 2008, AGNI, BOMB, Gulf Coast, jubilat, Kenyon Review, New England Review, Open City, Pleiades and Tin House, as well as other venues. He was awarded a 2005 Literature Fellowship in Poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts and a 2006 Minnesota Arts Board Grant. He co-edits LUNA: A Journal of Poetry and Translation with Ray Gonzalez and frequently writes book reviews. He lives in Fort Worth, Texas and teaches at Texas Christian University.

Belmont Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta Inducts Twenty-eight New Members

Dr. Cynthia Cox, Belmont's advisor for Sigma Tau Delta would like to recognize this year's new members. On Sunday, April 1, the Belmont Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta inducted twenty-eight members in a ceremony at Dr. Annette Sisson's home. Sigma Tau Delta is the international English honor society with over 800 chapters across the United States. Membership in the society confers distinction for high achievement in English language and literature studies as an undergraduate, graduate, or professional. Congratulations to the following inductees from Belmont!

Kristen Allerton
Hannah Baggott
Jill Loftus Barrett
Austin Boling
Amanda Buckner
Jessica Rheay Duble
Betti-Chandrea Frazier
Caroline Hart
Jennifer Hamrick
Abigail Lee Henry
Allison Hill
Rainu Ittycheriah
Jessica Lavender
Hilliel R. Levin
Daniel Ross Logan
Emily Lynd
Alyson McHargue
Scott Maddux
Richard T. Martin
Anna Matlock
Melanie Meriney
Jeremey Minor
Brittney Morey
Jessica Spradlin
Laura Elizabeth Stack
Heather Thompson
Kate Tully
Layne Walton