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Student media hall of fame 2010 class named

Six alumni who worked in student media and then distinguished themselves through a variety of careers – including cardiologist, journalist, author and broadcast executive – will be inducted into the Vanderbilt Student Media Hall of Fame on Oct. 22.

Employee writing contest winners featured in new issue of House Organ

The winner of this year’s House Organ contest for fiction is Mandy Haynes-Bailey of the Pediatric Echo Lab for her story “The Day I Threw the Rock,” a remembrance by a young girl with a great pitching arm who comes to the rescue of a friend. There were nearly 50 entries to the Writing Contest this year.

Books from Birth hosting flood relief book drive

During this difficult rebuilding time in Nashville, Books from Birth is asking for help. Their Flood Relief Book Drive presents an opportunity to donate gently used books that can be distributed to children that need them.

Join the football team for July 20 cookout

Come and get free hot dogs, chips and drinks. Coach Johnson and members of the football team will be on hand to greet fans.

New assessment website created to assist with research

Vanderbilt is pleased to announce the creation of an assessment website (, designed to aid the novice as well as the seasoned professional in designing and implementing an assessment plan and subsequently, analyzing and reporting data.

Sarratt Student Center getting upgrade

The Sarratt Student Center, in partnership with Vanderbilt Dining and Vanderbilt Student Communication, will be undergoing a first floor modification and upgrade over the next  eight weeks. The upgrade will create a more open, vibrant environment for students, faculty and staff to learn and engage.

Vanderbilt pitcher Sonny Gray earns Gold Glove status

Vanderbilt ace right-hander Sonny Gray became the first player in school history to be named to the Rawlings NCAA Division I Gold Glove Team.

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*  This Week

July 9: Dyer Open House Day

July 12: “Impacts and Aspects” exhibit to close

July 14: Be the Match, Donate Life, Give Blood – participate in Vanderbilt Gives Back

* Mark Your Calendars

July 17 & 18: Playing By Air: The Show (Off Campus)

July 24: Bluebird on the Mountain at Dyer Observatory

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Sign Up for a Clinical Trial

Parents of children with disabilities who feel stressed can get support from the Parent Stress Intervention Project


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Artwork sought for 100 Oaks show

Big Brothers Big Sisters lunch July 21

New Health and Wellness wellcast

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Featured Media

VUCast: Inside the legal fight for BP billions; a story of survival; and meet Professor Fizzy

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FROM VANDERBILT MAGAZINE: A focus on scholarship and service—not shenanigans—ensures the 21st-century Greek system’s relevance.

Movies like Animal House give parents nightmares and their entering college students unrealistic expectations about Greek life.

Take, for example, Annalise Miyashiro, a senior majoring in human and organizational development at Peabody. As she boarded the plane from Hawaii to Nashville in the summer of 2007, Miyashiro was concerned about pledging a sorority.

“I didn’t know what to expect,” she recalls. “All I knew about sororities and fraternities came from movies and television, which did not present a positive picture of Greek life. I was worried about hazing.”

Miyashiro discovered a very different reality at Vanderbilt where, instead of hazing, she received gifts from her Alpha Omicron Pi sisters. Today the Chancellor’s Scholar and former Vanderbilt cheerleader is president of the Panhellenic Council, which governs 12 member sororities on campus.

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