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Food trucks, movies and fireworks: something to do this week!

Students are invited to the Backyard Bash, MoonKnight Cinema, and Sparks at Knight!

Backyard Bash

Wednesday, August 19 from 6-8pm

The Quad (Rain Location:  SuRF Indoor Tennis Courts)

Kick off the start of another school year with the members of the Bellarmine Activities Council (BAC).  Grab dinner in UDH first and then join us in the Quad for dessert, fun, music and lots of laughs.  Local Louisville Food Trucks Sweet ‘N Savory and Hi-Five Doughnuts will be on-site serving up some delicious gelato and doughnuts for all to sample.

MoonKnight Cinema at Iroquois Amphitheater

Friday, August 21

8:30-11pm

Sponsored by Louisville Connections (a program from the Student Activities Center)

Join your fellow Bellarmine students, faculty, and staff for a movie under the stars at Iroquois Amphitheater.  Admission is FREE with valid Bellarmine ID.  Gates open at 7:30pm and the movie will begin at sundown.  Seating is first come, first serve.  Concessions will be available.  Outside food and drink is not allowed in the venue.  Transportation will be available for students to and from campus (limited seating available).  Contact Emelia Dunston, Director of Student Activities for Campus Programming,edunston@bellarmine.edu, for more information.

Sparks at Knight

Saturday, August 22 from 7-10pm

Allen Building Parking Lot (Rain Location:  SuRF Indoor Tennis Courts)

Join the Bellarmine Activities Council (BAC) for Sparks at Knight, the Bellarmine Campus Carnival, on Saturday, August 22!  The Carnival will feature inflatables, games, delicious carnival treats and a live performance from Ocean City.  Make sure to stick around and catch the fireworks display at the end of the night.

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Something to do! August 29-September 25, 2015

This list is compiled through information available to all students in UKnight. Students can access complete information by logging in at http://uknight.bellarmine.edu/.

Saturday, August 29

BECOME the UNDEAD (Zombie Makeup Workshop)
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Students sign-up on UKnight, spaces limited

Sunday, August 30

RHA Welcome Back Luau
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Wednesday, September 2

Late Knight Bingo
9:30 PM – 11:00 PM

Thursday, September 3

Involvement Fair 2015
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Saturday, September 5

Outsized Influence Festival
3:00 PM – 10:30 PM

Tuesday, September 8

BUKnighted- First General Body Meeting
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Wednesday, September 9

BAC Ticket Giveaway — O.A.R. Live at Churchill Downs
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Thursday, September 10

Get in the Mix Campus Resource Fair in the Quad
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Friday, September 18

Autumn of Alpha Semi-Formal Dance
9:30 PM – 12:00 AM

Saturday, September 19

Canoe Regatta
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Sunday, September 20

Horseback Riding Lessons at the Louisville Equestrian Center
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Students sign-up on UKnight, 25 spots available

Soccer Tailgate
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Tuesday, September 22

RSO Workshop: Join The Party!
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Friday, September 25

RSO Workshop: Join The Party!
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

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News from the Bursar August 2015

The Bursar’s Office is Paperless!
Bellarmine has gone green! We no longer mail student account statements. The Bellarmine University email is the student’s official email address. All communication regarding statements and charges will be sent to this email address.
Students should have received an email that their statements are ready to view. Additionally, if the student has created an authorized user account for a parent or guardian, an email should have been sent to their email address on file. If you believe the student has not received a fall semester ebill and/or have not received these emails, please contact the Bursar’s Office at 502-272-8264 or bursar@bellarmine.edu. Information on how to set up an authorized user can be found on the web at www.bellarmine.edu/finance/bursar.
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Accessing Bellarmine University Student Account Information:

Go to http://my.bellarmine.edu, log in and select the [Student] tab and the [My Account Information] page. Then select the link [Click here for Account Information].
o View/print prepared statements/e-bills
o View balances and make payments online
o Enroll in the eRefund option to have refunds deposited directly into a bank account
o Create Authorized User Logins
–  A great option to provide secure access for parents/guardians
o Enroll in the Bellarmine University Monthly Payment Plan (MPP)
o Setup SMS messaging options to keep you up-to-date
o View recent transaction history online
o Manage multiple payment profiles
Links to these sites, along with instructions on setting up an authorized user, can also be found one our website.
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Important Reminders:

The first ebills were available to registered, incoming freshman in June. Please have your student review their bill for the fall semester if they have not done so already. Ebills are located at the top right-hand side of the (My Account Information) page online.

Fall semester tuition was due August 3rd, 2015 unless the student is enrolled in a monthly payment plan. If you have questions about your student’s ebill, please contact the Bursar’s Office at 502-272-8264 or bursar@bellarmine.edu. If you have specific questions about your student’s financial aid, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 502-272-7300 or finaid@bellarmine.edu.

Tuition Contracts are due to the Bursar’s Office before fall semester classes begin. If your student has not completed and returned the contract, they must log in to https://my.bellarmine.edu with their username and password, select the [Student] tab, choose (Bursar’s Office) on the left, go to (Bursar’s Forms) and select the Tuition Contract. Signatures cannot be electronic.

Parking permits for students are to be picked up at the Security Office, located in Horrigan Hall. Students must first register their vehicle online in the Student Portal. Students will select the [Admissions] tab and then choose to “Create or renew a registration” under Parking Registration. There is no charge for student parking permits as included in the Comprehensive Fee.

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Why Pay Student Tuition Online?

Paying Online is:
1. Convenient – Tuition can be paid from the luxury of your home or during your lunch break at work.
2. Secure – All account information is confidential.
3. Quick – Payments are posted immediately to the student account.
4. Easy – Can be completed in just a few simple steps.
5. Efficient – There is no waiting in line and no risk of your check being lost in the mail.

For students to make a payment online, they will login to https://my.bellarmine.edu, select [Student] tab and then [My Account Information]. From there students will click the link [Click here for Account Information] and then “Click here to make a payment.” Parents will login at https://bellarmine.edu/finance/bursar.aspx. The Bursar’s Office accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover online (2.75% fee) or electronic check (no fee). The Bursar’s Office does not accept credit card payments at the office window or over the phone.

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Forms of Payment Accepted:

Cash Pay at Bursar’s Office – 2nd Floor of Horrigan Hall
E-check Pay Online through CASHNet – No Fees!
Check Pay at Bursar’s Office or Send through mail
Credit Card Credit cards are not accepted at the Bursar’s window or over the phone. Credit card payments must be made online through CASHNet. All Payments by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) are accepted and processed by CASHNet. A 2.75% convenience fee is charged by CASHNet for this service.
MPP Bellarmine’s Monthly Payment Plan. There are two options available this year.
Full Amount Due– Your estimated charges will upload for easy set-up
Fall Only (August through November – $35 fee)
Spring Only (December or January through March – $35 fee)
Custom Plan – Customize your payment plan amount based on outside aid
Fall Only (August through November – $35 fee)
Spring Only (December or January through March – $35 fee)
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Sign up for the Bellarmine University Monthly Payment Plan (MPP)

Parent/Authorized User Login:
Go to http://www.bellarmine.edu/finance/bursar.aspx
Click on (Authorized User Payments)
Login with Parent/Authorized User Login/Password

Student Login:
Login https://my.bellarmine.edu/payment

Once logged in, you can choose one of two plans located under the ‘Installment Payment Plans’ box. The Full Amount Due Plan will create a payment plan for you based on the remaining estimated balance that comes directly from your ebill. The Custom Balance Plan allows you to enter in a contract amount separate from the ebill and is most useful for students with payments coming from multiple sources i.e. KAPT, NORTON, UPS, outside scholarships not yet received, etc.

Payments are due on the tenth of each month. Once your plan has been created, you have the option to enroll in auto-payments where the amount due is drafted from your bank account on the tenth of each month. You may also log in to pay toward your payment plan each month by selecting “Click Here to Make a Payment” and then MPP Installment Plan. Payments toward the plan are made online ONLY. You may pay with Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or Discover (2.75% fee) or with an electronic check (no fee). Payments post immediately to the student account.

*Reminder: Payment plans must be renewed by the student each semester if this is the chosen payment method.

Fall 2015 Plan – $35 set up fee
4 months to pay if start by August 10th
Spring 2016 Plan – $35 set up fee
5 months to pay if start by December 10th
4 months to pay if start by January 10th
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Pay for Meals/Flex$ Online!

Declining Balance Flex$
You can purchase Declining Balance Flex$ online! When you select “Click here to make a payment,” you will be given a list of items that you may make a payment toward such as dorm charges, tuition, and declining balance flex$. For every $100 that is applied to the student’s declining balance flex$, they will be rewarded a $10 bonus on the account. Declining Balance Flex$ roll over from one semester to the next as long as the student is affiliated with the university. This is an excellent option for commuters and great for residents who would like additional funds for food.

BU Dollars
BU Dollars is an online, prepaid declining balance account that may be used on Bellarmine’s campus and at various participating locations around the city of Louisville. Students may also choose to make purchases at the campus Bookstore with these funds. Purchased funds are uploaded directly onto the student’s ID card and active immediately. This account will roll over from one semester to the next as long as the student is affiliated with the university and may be renewed at any time. BU Dollars can limit the amount of cash carried by the student and can be applied to a variety of locations and vendors. Some of these vendors include J Gumbo’s, Yellow Cab, CVS Pharmacy, Rite Aid and more!
Commuter Plan – 30 Meals + $50 Flex$
You can now purchase the Commuter Meal Plan online! The plan cost is $245 and includes 30 meals and $50 in Flex$ and rolls over from the Fall to Spring semester. This option is great for our Commuter students who eat meals on campus but also visit the café or carts where they can purchase items a la carte. Select “Click here to make a payment” and choose the Commuter Plan option.

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Step into BU at Knight U

On Saturday, Bellarmine welcomes nearly 400 students and their families to the Bellarmine Community. The annual event, Knight U, is the first of many big steps into Bellarmine. Students meet peers and discuss their academic plans with faculty and advisors. Parents and families receive an overview of the essentials of the Bellarmine experience from faculty, staff, and students.

My role is to help ease the transition for new families! Though it seems at first that the schedule is long and the speakers, handouts, presentations, and panels are numerous, the day really does fly by. We could probably fill double the time and still have more information for you. But, that is just the reason that we have online resources, contact information, and, ultimately, the Parent Crossroads Orientation in August!

If you’re discovering this blog before Knight U, what follows is a sneak peak of the topics (and speakers) with which you’ll interact. If you find this after Knight U, what follows will be a refresher of who you met, where they’re from, and how to follow-up. Like I said, we provide a lot of information; we don’t expect you to memorize every part.

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Registration with Bellarmine Student Ambassadors. They’re always a helpful and joyful group!

After you register and grab breakfast (and say “see you later” to your future Bellarmine student), Tim Sturgeon, Dean of Admission welcomes you. A student provides a blessing for the day.

The first major session is Academic and Curricular Engagement. The panel is led by our Provost, Dr. Pfeffer, and consists of Dr. Pike (Nursing), Dr. Blandford (English), and students. The goal of this session is to help you understand the academic trajectory for all undergraduate students, rooted in the liberal arts, but individualized depending on majors and co-curricular programming such as Learning Communities.

Next is Parent Programs (where you meet me!). I’ll first introduce the philosophy of Parent Programs and initiatives. Then, I’ll show you the specific communication pieces (like this blog) and programs available for parents to learn and engage with Bellarmine. At this time, you also reflect on your new role in your student’s life and discuss issues with other families.

Billing and Financial Aid take the stage next. Heather Boutell, Director of Financial Aid, and Angie Walsh, Bursar, will highlight the need-to-know information. They will tell you when to expect the bill, why filing the FAFSA is so important, and how exactly you can access your student’s bill as an “authorized user” online. Financial Aid staff are also available later in the afternoon to meet with families individually.

Our final panel is titled Campus Life and Support. During this session, you hear from me (wearing the Writing Center and Academic Resource Center hat), Leslie Maxie-Ashford (Student Affairs and Residence Life), Gary Peteprin (Counseling Center), and Dani Reid (Student Activities). At this time, we will open the floor to you to ask about anything– from commuter student support, to what “tutoring” is in college, to what to expect from those first few weeks of orientation and classes.

During lunch, you can stop by the Information Fair, which is also in Knights Hall. We will have representatives from the Learning Communities, Pioneer Scholars, Parent Programs (me, again), and Ronda Purdy of Disability Services.

Coach Davenport, the coach of our successful Men’s Basketball Team, closes the organized program (always with a lot of spirit!) for both families and students. After, you are welcome to spend some time with the Financial Aid staff and/or tour the campus.

Again, we organize the day with your interests in mind, but that doesn’t mean that we cover every question you have. Don’t hesitate to follow up with the offices you see at Knight U. This is just the first step on a long journey. We’re excited to take it with you!

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What’s happening on campus in April?

This list is complied by Parent Programs from the listings on U Knight, a student portal for campus organizations, events, and activities. It is intended to give you an overview. For more details and contact information for the events listed, tell your student to log-in to U Knight and access the Calendar.
 
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
SSG Prescott: Army Health Professions Scholarship Program
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM • Biology Club
Group Fitness Spinning
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM • Campus Recreation
Group Fitness Yoga
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM • Campus Recreation
Group Fitness Kickboxing
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM • Campus Recreation
Group Fitness Barre
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM • Campus Recreation
Knights Nation Executive Board Meeting
9:00 PM – 10:00 PM • Knights Nation
Mass
9:00 PM – 9:45 PM • Campus Ministry
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Intramural Sports
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM • Student Affairs
Group Fitness Drop It Low
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM • Campus Recreation
Group Fitness Butts & Guts
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM • Campus Recreation
Group Fitness Body Pump
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM • Campus Recreation
 
Thursday, April 9, 2015
 
Golf Send-Off
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM • Knights Nation
BAC Meeting
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM • Bellarmine Activities Council
Group Fitness Drop It Low
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM • Campus Recreation
Group Fitness Spinning
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM • Campus Recreation
Group Fitness Yoga
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM • Campus Recreation
Group Fitness Kickboxing
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM • Campus Recreation
Timmy Global Health – Guest Speaker
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM • Timmy Global Health
Inside Out Meeting!
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM • BUKnighted
Group Fitness Barre
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM • Campus Recreation
Mass
9:00 PM – 9:45 PM • Campus Ministry
Friday, April 10, 2015
Fundraiser
8:00 AM – 10:30 AM • Bellarmine University Intercollegiate Equestrian Club
Bellarmine Tennis vs. St. Joseph’s College [Ind.]
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM • Knights Nation
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Intramural Battleship!
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM • Campus Recreation
Bellarmine Tennis vs. McKendree University
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM • Knights Nation
Softball vs. Lewis University [DH]
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM • Knights Nation
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Softball vs. University of Wisconsin Parkside [DH]
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM • Knights Nation
Bellarmine vs. Marshall
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM • Men’s Club Lacrosse
Mass
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM • Campus Ministry
Monday, April 13, 2015
BBC Discussion Meeting
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM • Bellarmine Book Club
Group Fitness Butts & Guts
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM • Campus Recreation
Group Fitness Body Pump
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM • Campus Recreation
 
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
ESA Spring Meeting 3 – End of Year Business/Elections
10:45 AM – 12:00 PM • Exercise Science Association
RSO Workshop: Celebrate the Year!
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM • Student Activities
Group Fitness Spinning
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM • Campus Recreation
Group Fitness Yoga
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM • Campus Recreation
Group Fitness Kickboxing
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM • Campus Recreation
Group Fitness Barre
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM • Campus Recreation
Mass
9:00 PM – 9:45 PM • Campus Ministry
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Backyard Bash
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM • Residence Hall Association
Intramural Sports
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM • Student Affairs
Group Fitness Drop It Low
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM • Campus Recreation
Group Fitness Butts & Guts
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM • Campus Recreation
Alice in Wonderland
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM • STAGE
Group Fitness Body Pump
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM • Campus Recreation
RHA Knight at the Carnival
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM • Residence Hall Association
 
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Summer Send Off
4:30 PM – 8:00 PM • Bellarmine Activities Council
Group Fitness Drop It Low
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM • Campus Recreation
Group Fitness Spinning
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM • Campus Recreation
Group Fitness Yoga
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM • Campus Recreation
Group Fitness Kickboxing
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM • Campus Recreation
Alice in Wonderland
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM • STAGE
Group Fitness Barre
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM • Campus Recreation
Mass
9:00 PM – 9:45 PM • Campus Ministry
Friday, April 17, 2015
RSO Workshop: Celebrate the Year!
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM • Student Activities
SGA Assembly Budget Meeting and Transition
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM • Student Government Association
Alice in Wonderland
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM • STAGE
Saturday, April 18, 2015
 
Softball vs. Truman State University [DH]
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM • Knights Nation
Alice in Wonderland
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM • STAGE
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Mass
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM • Campus Ministry
Softball vs. Quincy University [DH]
10:15 PM – 11:15 PM • Knights Nation
Monday, April 20, 2015
Group Fitness Butts & Guts
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM • Campus Recreation
Group Fitness Body Pump
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM • Campus Recreation
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Group Fitness Spinning
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM • Campus Recreation
Group Fitness Yoga
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM • Campus Recreation
Group Fitness Kickboxing
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM • Campus Recreation
Group Fitness Barre
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM • Campus Recreation
Knights Nation Executive Board Meeting
9:00 PM – 10:00 PM • Knights Nation
Mass
9:00 PM – 9:45 PM • Campus Ministry
 
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
RSO, Service, and Leadership Awards
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM • Student Activities
Intramural Sports
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM • Student Affairs
Group Fitness Drop It Low
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM • Campus Recreation
Group Fitness Butts & Guts
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM • Campus Recreation
Group Fitness Body Pump
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM • Campus Recreation
 
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Group Fitness Drop It Low
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM • Campus Recreation
Group Fitness Spinning
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM • Campus Recreation
Group Fitness Yoga
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM • Campus Recreation
Group Fitness Kickboxing
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM • Campus Recreation
Group Fitness Barre
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM • Campus Recreation
Mass
9:00 PM – 9:45 PM • Campus Ministry
RSO Talent Show
10:00 PM – 11:45 PM • Student Government Association
Late Knight Breakfast
Starts at 10:30 PM • Bellarmine Activities Council
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Mass
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM • Campus Ministry
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Intramural Sports
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM • Student Affairs
Sunday, May 3, 2015
Mass
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM • Campus Ministry
 
Monday, May 4, 2015
Senior Week 2015
All Day •Senior Week
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Senior Week 2015
All Day • Senior Week
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
 
Senior Week 2015
All Day • Senior Week
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Senior Week 2015
All Day • Senior Week
Friday, May 8, 2015
Senior Week 2015
All Day • Senior Week
Baccalaureate Mass
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM • Student Affairs
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