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Something to do: September 22-October 19

Below you will find programs and activities available to Bellarmine students as compiled by the Director of Parent Communication. Click here for the full schedule of athletic events!

September 22 (every Monday)
Commuter Grab-N-Go Breakfast

Stop by the Pit Stop in Horrigan between 7:45 a.m. and 9:15 a.m., grab a bite to eat before heading to class, and enter to win BU gear.  Register for a locker or ask any questions you may have about Commuter Services!

September 22
2015 Guatemala Spring Break Service Trip Info. Session

In the Fireplace Room at 8pm find out how to join. The annual Guatemala trip is a life changing experience for most of the students, faculty, staff and community members who have participated at one time or another over the past 19 years.  The individuals who go on this trip provide basic services for the poor, oppressed, and neglected in Guatemala with the hopes of improving their conditions. However, it is the individuals who participate in this trip who gain the most from the experience as they learn about the history and people of Guatemala, their role in contributing to global poverty, and how they can change their lives to help improve the human condition of those throughout the world. Contact: Evanthia Speliotis, espeliotis@bellarmine.edu.

September 22
Go Meatless in UDH with the Food Advocacy Club

Join the cause! Go Meatless for lunch in UDH on Monday September 22. Pledge to go meatless at http://pledge.meatfreemondays.com/. Brought to you by the Bellarmine Food Advocacy Club. Email ckiefer02@bellarmine.edu or ssanto@bellarmine.edu for more information.

September 23 (every Wednesday)

Mass is in the Chapel every Wednesday at 9 p.m.

September 24 (every Wednesday)
Commuter Student Lemonade and Popcorn

Stop by the Pit Stop in Horrigan Hall for a break and enjoy some refreshing lemonade, conversation, or fresh popcorn.  Every Wednesday enter your name for drawings of Bellarmine gear.

September 24
Late Knight Bingo

Pajama Party Late Knight Bingo is at 9:30 p.m. in Frazier.

September 25
Bellarmine Investing Club Meeting

Join the Investing Club in Library B07 from 11 a.m.-noon.

September 25
Biology Club Meeting

Join the Biology Club in Pasteur 109 for Staff Sergeant Michelle Messina’s talk about the Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) for Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental students.

September 26
IGNITE Leadership Conference

Private Dining Room, UDH,

If you are looking to improve you leadership skills, this is the workshop for you! Friday, September 26th from 4:30-8pm, the Student Activities Center will present our 3rd Annual IGNITE Leadership Conference. You can come learn how to improve your leadership skills and/or how you can strengthen your student organization. Scott Wiegandt, Bellarmine’s Athletic Director, will be our key note speaker! Join us for dinner, breakout sessions, and more as we begin the school year. To register, visit: https://orgsync.com/68572/events/804145/occurrences/1683849, or for more information, contact Sarah Fromm at sfromm@bellarmine.edu.

September 28 (every Sunday)
Sunday Shuttle

SGA Sunday Shuttle if from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Pick up will be at Petrick Hall. The Shuttle will stop at Walmart, Target, and Kroger.

September 28

Mass is every Sunday at 6 p.m. in the Chapel.

October 2
Biology Club

Join the Biology Club from 11 a.m.-noon for a presentation about Occupational Therapy.

October 2
Schmoozapalooza, Sponsored by the Career Development Center


Do you know how to network effectively? Do you know the do’s and don’ts at networking events? Come toFrazier from 5-6 p.m. to learn! Featuring expert Terri Thomson of Etiquette in Action, here’s an opportunity to learn and practice your skills with students, alumni and employers. FREE food and drink included.

October 2
Blessing of the Animals

We invite members of the Bellarmine community to bring their pets of all types for a special service and blessing on this feast day of St. Francis, lover of nature, from 6:30-7 p.m. in the Quad.


October 2
Transius of St. Francis of Assisi

Join Campus Ministry for a special Mass commemorating the Transitus (transition from life to death) of St. Francis of Assisi, 8-9 p.m. in the Chapel.

October 2
On the Record with Summer Auerbach

Join us from 7:30-8:30 p.m. in Hilary’s for the first edition of On the Record for the year featuring Summer Auerbach, second generation owner of Rainbow Blossom Natural Food Markets.  As one of the founders of the Louisville Independent Business Alliance, Summer will speak about the importance of supporting locally owned businesses and the contributions these businesses make to our community and economy.On the Record is a lecture series sponsored by the Student Activities Center.   This series aims to bring a different community leader to campus each month to engage in thoughtful discussions about life and lessons learned along the way.

October 2
Celebrate Bellarmine’s Birthday with BAC

Come to UDH from 11 a.m.-noon for a celebration of BU’s birthday. Lunch for Coummuters will be covered!

October 3
Ball on the Bell

The Bellarmine Activities Council is selling tickets for Ball on the Belle 2014. Tickets are $5 per person and students are allowed to bring one outside guest.  Ball on the Belle is the annual costume dance held on the Belle of Louisville every year in October.  This year’s theme is Dancing Through the Decades and students are encouraged to choose a costume from their favorite decade and come ready to dance the night away on the Ohio.  Tickets can be purchased online at www.BellarmineTickets.com.  Contact Emelia Dunston, Director of Student Activities for Campus Programming, at edunston@bellarmine.edu for more details.

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October 9
Alternative Spring Break Trips Fair

Want to avoid being bored during spring break?  Visit this fair from 11 a.m. to noon to learn about opportunities available for Spring Break 2015.  Past trips have visited New Orleans, Eastern Kentucky, Washington D.C., Kiptopeke, Virginia.  Come find out about the six trips being offered this year.  Don’t miss your chance to travel, explore, serve, and have the time of your life during Spring Break.

October 14
Dig Pink 2014

Join Knights Nation and the Women’s Volleyball Team in Knights Hall from 6-9 p.m. at Dig Pink 2014, benefiting the Side Out Foundation.   Wear pink this evening and come honor those that have been affected by breast cancer.The Side-Out Foundation is a support and advocacy organization dedicated to making a significant and identifiable difference in the lives of breast cancer patients and their families by supporting clinical trials, increasing patient support services and educating communities.

October 15
From Backpack to Briefcase, Your Professional Image, sponsored by the Career Development Center

Not sure what to wear to a company information session, employment interview or office visit? Look your professional best on a budget with great advice from employers and retail professionals. Clothing, accessories and grooming for men and women will be discussed. Even if you already have your act together, you are sure to learn something new! This event is in Frazier hall from 5-6:30 p.m.

October 18
Civil Rights Tour of Louisville, sponsored by the Office of Multicultrual Affairs (OMA)

Join fellow students as they take a tour of historic civil rights landmarks in Louisville from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants will be led by Mr. Ira Grupper an instructor at BU and local civil rights activist who knows US and Louisville civil rights history first hand.Space is limited so be sure to reserve a spot on the bus with Ryan Simpson (rsimpson@bellarmine.edu) as soon as possible.

October 19
Community Conversation, sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA)

People often avoid talking about topics such as race, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation as they don’t know where to begin the discussion.  In this group conversation from 5-7 p.m. in the Fireplaceroom OMA will help start the discussion through using questions submitted by the Bellarmine community.  As this program will take place during LGBTQ History Month, the discussion will focus on LGBTQ topics.  Through this program participants will have discussions they may have longed for, but have been afraid to start on their own.For more information please contact Ryan Simpson (rsimpson@bellarmine.edu).
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Students Elected to the Residence Hall Association

Residence Life is pleased to announce the following election results for our 2014-2015 Residence Hall Association!  Congratulations to your student’s achievement.  These individuals will work with the Department of Housing and Residence Life to promote an environment conducive to study, friendships, and healthy living.

Executive Board:

  • Treasurer: Trevor Williams
  • Public Relations: Aimee Johnson

Floor Representatives:


  • 1st Floor: Paul Sommers
  • 2nd Floor: Kelli Goings and Kristen Horton
  • 3rd Floor: Lily Ibarra


  • 1st Floor: Sheila Hallstrom and Courtney Hall
  • 2nd Floor: Elle DeVries and Lindsay Shourd
  • 3rd Floor: Kyra Cullison and Olivia Thomas


  • 1st Floor: Raley Smarr and Cassi Robbins
  • 2nd Floor: Alyssa Sisco and Taylor Grider
  • 3rd Floor: Luke Beifuss and Jimmy Kev Clements


  • 2nd Floor: Bailey Wachter and Maggie Vaughn
  • 3rd Floor: Hunter Smith and Rachel Lhotsky
  • 4th Floor: Charlie DeRossett and Miranda Maertz
  • 5th Floor: Remington Colbert and Chole Ewbank


  • 2nd Floor: Garrett Godsey
  • 3rd Floor: David Grote and Thomas Gunnar


  • 1st Floor: Rebecca Jackson


  • 1st/2nd  Floor: Tom Finch


  • 1st/2nd Floor: Sierra Hall and Paige Tarrance
  • 3rd Floor: Julia Click
  • 4th Floor: Gavin Gleeson

Hall Councils:


  • Hall Council Chair: Kaleb Blust
  • Secretary/Treasurer: Brianna Salinas
  • Program Coordinator: Savannah Wafford


  • Chair: Olivia Russell
  • Secretary/Treasurer: Jaqueline Booker
  • Program Coordinator: Kelsey Moorefield


  • Chair: Bryce Chalfant
  • Secretary/Treasurer: Heidi Kimmich
  • Program Coordinator: Johnathan Theel


  • Secretary/Treasurer: Garrett Godsey
  • Program Coordinator: Annie Plofkin


  • Chair: Haley Hunt
  • Secretary/Treasurer:
  • Program Coordinator: Bailey Biggs
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Summer Study Abroad Opportunities – From the International Programs Office

Does your student want to study abroad, but he or she is nervous about being away for a semester? Are there commitments keeping him or her from being away for a whole semester? Then a summer study abroad program is a great fit! Bellarmine offers many short-term summer study abroad options for our students. These programs are typically between three and five weeks in length, earning three to six credit hours at a reduced rate or no cost, and varying in cost from $3000 to $6000 (this normally includes airfare, accommodation, some meals and excursions, insurance, etc.). It is a great option for General Electives, General Education courses (especially IDC 301), requirements in the major or minor, or to add study options and expand an academic area not available on our campus.

There are currently two Bellarmine Faculty-Led Summer programs planned for 2015. These programs start on campus and then continue abroad with a field study component.

Dominican Republic – at Bellarmine University June 26 – June 8 and then June 17 – July 30 during which the students complete the didactic portion of Nursing Process with Children and half of their pediatric clinicals at Kosair Children’s Hospital – in the Dominican Republic June 9 through June 16 during which the students complete the other half of their pediatric clinicals and all of the clinicals for Community and Public Health Nursing (the didactic portion for this course will be continued in the fall 2015 semester) – Prof. Pat McEachron – Students complete 4.5 credit hours through this program.

Peru – at Bellarmine University May 11 – 14 and then in Peru May 15 – 30 for the field school portion – Natural Resources of Peru – Dr. Kate Bulinski and Dr. Randy Strobo – Peruvian Languages and Cultures – Prof. Sarah Neal – both courses are cross-listed as InterDisciplinary Course (IDC) 301 (a General Education requirement for all majors). These courses count for 3 credit hours each and students may take one or both courses.

The Bellarmine Faculty-Led programs have a Priority Deadline of December 1, 2014, which, if met, will put them in a drawing to win a $250 deduction from their program cost. The final deadline is January 15, 2015. The courses for both programs are offered at a 50% tuition reduction for normal summer courses taught on campus.

Bellarmine’s main SUMMER study abroad options are via the Cooperative Center for Study Abroad (www.ccsa.cc) and Kentucky Institute of International Studies (www.kiis.org). CCSA offers programs in English-speaking destinations such as the London, Ireland and Scotland. All courses are taught in English. KIIS offers study options in non-English speaking countries. Popular sites include the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Japan and Austria. Apart from language courses, all courses are taught in English.

The following Bellarmine faculty members are teaching courses this summer with CCSA or KIIS. The courses are cross-listed as InterDisciplinary Course (IDC) 301 (a General Education requirement for all majors):


Ireland EarlyMedicine and the Body in Irish Literature– Prof. Jessica Hume

LondonOur Concept of Mind & How British Psychology Shaped It – Dr. Tom Wilson

London Photography in Britain– Prof. Laura Hartford

London – Theater—Shakespeare in Performance—Prof. Carol Stewart

London Exploring the World’s Approach and Response to Aging: Healthy Living– Dr. Kathy Hager

LondonKeep Calm and carry On: Life in Great Britain During World War II– Dr. Amy Tudor and Prof. Renee Culver

CCSA has two deadlines. Apply by February 7, 2015 and receive $100 off the program cost. The final CCSA deadline is February 21, 2015. There is a $100 credit transfer fee for all CCSA courses.


Spain IExperiencing Spanish Abroad: Spanish Theatre – Dr. Nelson Lopez

Mexico Bilingualism in the Hispanic World – Mexico – Prof. Alexandra Morales Reyes

Mexico Advanced Oral Spanish: Phonology and Pronunciation – Prof. Alexandra Morales Reyes

Austria Intermediate German Conversation Abroad – Prof. Laurie LeCompte

Germany Hitler and Nazi Germany – Dr. Tim Welliver

Germany Topics in History: Germany, Europe, and the Cold War – Dr. Tim Welliver

KIIS also has two deadlines. Apply by January 20, 2015 and receive $100 off the program cost. The final KIIS deadline is February 15, 2015. Students attending a KIIS program pay no tuition costs for up to 6 credit hours!

For more information on the following two faculty-led programs, please contact Bridget Klein, bklein@bellarmine.edu:

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Something to do: August 25 – September 13, 2014!

Open Auditions for Fall Main Stage One Act Plays

Date: Monday and Tuesday August 25-26
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Location: Blackbox Theatre

Students only need to attend either Monday or Tuesday. Callbacks will occur on Wednesday 8/27 from 7-9pm.  No audition material is needed. The production dates will be October 1-5. They are in search of a diverse cast of both men and women. Everyone is welcome! Experience is not required!

Pioneer Scholar Welcome Party

Date: Tuesday August 26
Time: 10:45 a.m. -noon Location: Frazier

All freshmen first-generation college students are welcome to mingle with their peers and meet their Pioneer mentor. Free food and prizes! For more information contact Lindsey Peetz-Murray, 502-272-8062 lpeetz@bellarmine.edu.

International Student Welcome

Date: Tuesday August 26
Time: 4-5:30 p.m.
Location: Hilarys

Pre-Physical Therapy Association Preparing for Applying to PT

Date: August 27

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Miles 145

The meeting this Wednesday, August 27th, at 6:30pm in Miles Hall Room 145 will go over the Physical Therapy Centralized Application System (PTCAS). A representative of the Graduate Admissions Office will be present to speak about PTCAS as well as answer any questions that students may have regarding the application process. The NEW PRIORITY DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 1, 2014.

Bowling Team Interest Session

Date: Wednesday August 27
Time: 9 p.m.
Location: Terzo Lobby

By attending the meeting your student does not make any commitment.  If he or she is are unable to attend but still interested, please have him or her contact David Rohlmann drohlmann01@bellarmine.edu, Megan Szczepanski mszczepanski01@bellarmine.edu, or Ron Freking rfreking@bellarmine.edu.

Meet Your Tutor

Date: Thursday, August 28, 2014
Time: 10:45 – noon
Location: UDH Lobby

Before grabbing lunch in UDH, students can mingle with ARC tutors and writing consultants to learn how these services can enhance their academic experiences.

STAGE’s 2nd Annual Zombie Make-up Workshop

Date: Friday, August 29
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Location: Fireplace room

Come get zombie-fied to prepare for Louisville Zombie Attack at the Zoo with STAGE. Free makeup workshop with local makeup designer, Corey Elmore. Come in as a human and leave as a zombie!

Students must register to reserve a space, only 30 spots available.

Email kthesing01@bellarmine.edu with any questions!

Hindu Temple Trip

Date: Friday, August 29
Time: 4 p.m. departure
Location: Meet at the Campus Ministry Office for carpool

Students are asked to please wear conservative clothes like pants and shirts with sleeves.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact Meera Patel at mpatel03@bellarmine.edu

Labor Day Weekend

For students living on campus, the first break in the academic calendar inevitably seems to ask: “Do I stay or do I go?” Since Labor Day weekend is just mere weeks from the start of school, many choose to stay on campus and take advantage of the extra time to get acquainted with living at Bellarmine and the surrounding Louisville area. The Department of Housing and Residence Life, the SuRF, and Commuter Services has planned a packed weekend of activities free for Bellarmine Students called, “Labor Day in the ‘Ville”:

  • Friday, August 29 – Frankfort Avenue Trolley Hop. Students can ride a bus from Bellarmine to a Frankfort Avenue drop off near a trolley stop. Students can board free trolleys to travel along Frankfort Avenue and explore galleries, shops, and restaurants.
  • Saturday, August 30 – Residence Life is celebrating with the Outsized Influence Music Festival. Hosted on the campus quad from 3-10pm, there will be live music and food trucks from around the city. Come enjoy local music and food!
  • Sunday, August 31 – Louisville Bats baseball game. $1 hotdog and $1 Pepsi night – free fireworks after the game. A number of tickets will be provided to students. Details TBD.

Women’s and Gender Studies Information Session

Date: Wednesday, September 3
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Fireplace room

This interdisciplinary program draws on courses for the minor from Communications, English, Nursing, Psychology, Sociology, Theology, and IDC as appropriate.  For a full list and the requirements of the minor, see the Bellarmine Catalog at this page:  https://catalog.bellarmine.edu/2014-2015/dept/wgst.

The Involvement Fair

Date: September 4, 2014
Time: 11 a.m. – noon
Location: Quad

Students can check out all the ways they can get involved on campus. Over seventy Registered Student Organizations (RSOs), academic departments, and various special events will have tables where students can meet members and sign up. If your student is interested in joining a club, an intramural sport, or a group affiliated with his or her major (such as the student nurses association), this is the time and place!

Student Government Association Assembly

Date: September 5

Time: 3:05 p.m.

Location: Hilarys

All students are welcome to attend this first meeting of the SGA.

Dance Team Fall Tryouts

Date: September 6 & 7

If your student is interested in trying out for the Bellarmine Dance Team and missed the tryout in May, there will be a fall tryout for the 2014-2015 season! Dancers interested in attending will be sent an online video to learn in advance of the tryouts.The clinic will run 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. on Saturday September 6, with tryouts beginning at 2 p.m. on Sunday September 7. Those planning to try out need to RSVP so the coaches can send the video links. (Email jklutka@bellarmine.edu OR RSVP on Facebook). If students are unable to make the tryout, video auditions are accepted. More information can be found on the Bellarmine Athletics website, as well as on the Bellarmine University Dance Team Facebook page. If you have any questions, you can send an email to jklutka@bellarmine.edu.​

Phi Mu Recruitment : September 8-10

Phi Mu sorority is currently accepting applications for the 2014-2015 recruitment week. Applications are available online.

Applications are due by September 8 at noon. Applicants must submit a letter of recommendation and transcript by delivering them to the Phi Mu mailbox located in the SAC​ . Recruitment week is September 9 & 10 at 7 pm in Hilary’s. Questions? Email Rachel Fischer, Membership Director, at rfischer02@bellarmine.edu.

Canoe Regatta

Date: Saturday, September 13
Location: McNeely Lake
Sponsored by BAC & the SuRF

The 2nd Annual Canoe Regatta is coming soon! Teams of two can sign up to compete in canoe races at McNeely Lake. Lunch and transportation will be provided for all participants. Awards will be given to the top competitors along with prizes for best team spirit and costumes. Students can register online at www.imleagues.com/bellarmine. Email bac1@bellarmine.edu or cjennings@bellarmine.edu for more information.

To stay up-to-date on the latest Bellarmine Activities Council information and events, follow online:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BACatBU
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bacatbu
Instagram: http://instagram.com/bacatbu

Check out Louisville Connections!

Louisville Connections is a program sponsored by the Student Activities Center that provides monthly opportunities for all students to EXPLORE, DISCOVER and CONNECT with the city of Louisville. From horseback riding lessons to local theater productions to culturally specific events, Louisville Connections aims to expose Bellarmine students to the electric and diverse areas surrounding campus. Tickets are generally provided either for free or at a minimal cost. Transportation is also provided for select events. Visit our page on U Knight at https://orgsync.com/70302/chapter to see our full schedule of events for the Fall.

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Q & A with Bellarmine’s Tutor Coordinator, Maureen McCoy

Maureen McCoy stands in Bellarmine's new space for scheduled tutoring sessions.

Maureen is in Bellarmine’s new space for scheduled tutoring sessions.

Bellarmine’s Tutor Coordinator, Maureen McCoy, who is beginning her second year in the position, graciously took a break from her busy schedule to explain a little more about what peer tutoring is at Bellarmine.

Just give us the basics.

The Academic Resource Center, known as the ARC, is home to Bellarmine’s Tutoring Center, where free peer tutoring is available to all students in many 100-, 200-, and some 300-level courses.  The center is located on the B-level of the W.L. Lyons Brown Library. Tutoring takes the form of large group weekly sessions, or individual and small group scheduled sessions (made by appointment only).

What do you mean by “peer tutoring”?

Our tutors are Bellarmine upperclassmen who are trained to lead group or individual tutoring sessions and who excelled in the courses for which they are tutoring.  They can assist students in improving their general study skills and critical thinking skills. Our goal is to help students improve their learning experiences in all of their classes, not just the ones we tutor!

How is tutoring in college different from tutoring in high school?

Tutoring in high schools is often associated with remediation or getting caught up on homework. Tutoring in college is a tool that students can use to be proactive about their success right from the beginning of the semester. Regular meetings with tutors or attendance at weekly sessions can help students stay on top of material and improve their understanding. Typically, college classes move at a faster pace and students are expected to know material more in-depth.

What are some other benefits of tutoring?

Tutors can answer your student’s course content questions and help students figure out how to study or prepare for classes. They are trained to be able to help with things like time management, handling stress, taking better notes, and reading textbooks. Our tutors are here to help students become more independent learners, meaning that we want them to develop skills that will help them succeed throughout their academic careers, not just in Calculus or Anatomy.

This all sounds great! How do students access tutoring?

Students enrolled in courses that have weekly group sessions are informed about the time, day, and location through their Bellarmine email accounts. Students do not need to sign up in advance for these—they can attend whenever they choose.

Students enrolled in courses for which scheduled tutoring is available will also receive an email with information on how to request an appointment (which can also be found on our website). So encourage your students to keep up with their email!

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