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Vanderbilt University homecoming scheduled Oct. 13-17

Several events are planned for students, faculty, staff, alumni and the general public during  homecoming scheduled Tuesday, Oct. 13, through Saturday, Oct. 17, when Vanderbilt takes on the Georgia Bulldogs. Fans attending the football game are encouraged to arrive early and visit Vandyville, the official tailgating headquarters for Vanderbilt football.

Go for the Gold logoGo for the Gold changes

The Go for the Gold wellness incentive program is undergoing some changes this year to help manage the cost of the Vanderbilt Health Plan for faculty and staff. Any employees who complete  Go for the Gold by the Nov.  30, 2009, deadline will earn a wellness credit depending on their level of participation in the program.

Football SecurityStadium security: large bags prohibited

In order to make your visit to Vanderbilt Stadium more enjoyable, university officials want to remind fans about security precautions in effect at the entry gates. Acting on continuing recommendations from law enforcement agencies, university officials remind fans to refrain from bringing large items – including purses – to the game.

Heathy Head Start illArea kids learn about healthy lifestyles during the Fall Field Day Festival

More than 120 community children converged on Alumni Lawn for relay races, tug-of-war contests and healthy snacks at the Fall Field Day Festival.  The event was hosted by Vanderbilt University Healthy Head Start, a group of 80 students dedicated to promoting healthy living through education and active lifestyles.

AVBAAssociation of Vanderbilt Black Alumni marks 25th anniversary on campus with series of events Oct. 15-17

The Association of Vanderbilt Black Alumni will not only reflect on its achievements the past 25 years but also consider issues pertinent to current and future African Americans on campus during a series of events Oct. 15-17.

data pipelineDigitalVU this week: Camtasia, iPhone Apps

The Camtasia event will take place Oct. 14 and the Apps event will take place Oct. 16.

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*  This Week

Oct. 12: Latin American Dance Celebration

Oct. 13: “Progress Starts Now: Building a New Legacy in the Old South.”  James Young

Oct. 13: Vanderbilt Visiting Writers Series – Adria Bernardi Reading

Oct. 14: Surreal to Reel: Paris on Film, L’Age d’Or and Under the Roofs of Paris; Rene Clair

Oct. 15: Music & Film Events

Oct. 15: Levi Watkins, Jr. Lecture 2009 – Dr. Keith L. Black

Oct. 15: “Going Home Ain’t Always Easy: Southern (Dis)Comfort and the Politics of Queer Historiography

Oct. 16-17: Blair & Great Performances at Vanderbilt Event

Oct. 17: Huntington’s Disease: A Guide for Families Conference

* Mark Your Calendars

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Open Enrollment ends Oct. 15

Online student information systems receive changes, upgrade

Biologist receives early career development award to study tree of life

Free car seat check at One Hundred Oaks Oct. 17

Bad movie physics subject of free public lecture

Slaves Bible discussed Oct. 14

Wale and J. Cole join Jay-Z concert Nov. 13; tickets still available

Special lunch panel Oct. 15 explores bone marrow donation

Feng Shui seminar to be held Oct. 15

Lecture: “Building a New Legacy in the Old South” Oct. 13

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Video JeoparyVideo: VUCast: Fast food facts, a little “Magic,” and “Jeopardy” — Vandy style

Video Health careVideo: Health Care Business Alliance keynote speech

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Video MarilynVideo: “Air and Dreams”

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From VUMC Reporter:

Critical Care TowerCountdown begins for Critical Care Tower move

Construction of the Critical Care Tower is in the homestretch.

The 11-story addition to Vanderbilt University Hospital is set to open Nov. 14, and the remaining month will be spent stocking the building, testing systems, orienting staff and planning for the patient move.

“The preparations are going exceptionally well. We have undergone a detailed planning process and done an excellent job of anticipating what could go wrong so things run smoothly,” said Pam Jones, M.S.N., R.N., chief nursing officer at VUH.

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