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Voice your opinion about College Halls at Vanderbilt

Nov. 22, 2011—Vanderbilt is set to begin construction of the next phase of its residential college system – College Halls at Vanderbilt – and a special provost’s task force is seeking feedback from the Vanderbilt community. The College Halls Task Force recently completed a series of meetings with members of the Vanderbilt community and drafted a set...

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Vanderbilt receives regional Emmy nominations

Nov. 21, 2011—Vanderbilt received five regional Emmy nominations for excellence in television, the industry’s highest honor, when nominations were announced Nov. 18. Vanderbilt Video in the News and Communications office received four nominations for work appearing on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s online network newscast. The video team received nominations in the following categories: Sports Segment: Signing Day (Pat Slattery,...

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Fourth Annual State of the Word Dec. 3

Nov. 21, 2011—Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music will host the Fourth Annual State of the Word at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, in Ingram Hall. The event will feature the region’s top college, high school and middle school poets and spoken word artists. Tickets are $5 each for the general public and $3 each for Vanderbilt students. Tickets...

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Holiday sale at Vanderbilt Eye Institute’s optical center starts Nov. 28

Nov. 21, 2011—Select frames are free with the purchase of lenses at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute’s optical center Nov. 28-Dec. 30. Now is a great time to use your remaining PayFlex dollars before they expire. The VEI’s optical center is a full-service optical shop located within the eye institute. It is open Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; and...

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Staff community survey focus groups begin Dec. 5

Nov. 21, 2011—Dear colleagues, We had a tremendous response to the Vanderbilt Staff Community Survey. The next phase of the survey will begin Dec. 5, when our survey partner, HR Solutions, will conduct more than 90 focus groups with employees selected at random from the entire staff database. Staff selected will be invited by an email with this...

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Recovery continues for those affected by May 2010 flood

Nov. 21, 2011—Give to United Way of Metropolitan Nashville and help St. Luke’s Community House’s Restore the Dream center continue to help Nashvillians recover from the flood Denice O’Neill was scheduled to return to Nashville from a business trip on May 2, 2010. “Of course, that didn’t happen,” she said. It had rained more than 13 inches...

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Two hundred-plus staff and faculty participate in Mayor’s 5K Run/Walk Challenge

Nov. 18, 2011—On Nov. 13, the Vanderbilt community joined thousands of other Nashvillians to support Mayor Karl Dean’s ongoing initiative to improve health by participating in the Mayor’s 5K Run/Walk Challenge. Nearly 200 Vanderbilt faculty and staff logged training activities for several months leading up to the event and received Vanderbilt team t-shirts as a reward, which...

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Libraries, dining halls modify hours over Thanksgiving Break

Nov. 18, 2011—Most Vanderbilt schools are observing a break from classes Nov. 19-27 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Residence halls close at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, and reopen at 9 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 27. Classes resume Monday, Nov. 28. Dining Services and Vanderbilt libraries will modify their hours over Thanksgiving Break. Dining Services Thanksgiving Break hours Library...

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Doctors see increase in burns, offer holiday safety tips

Nov. 18, 2011—The “most wonderful time of the year” is also one of the busiest for the Vanderbilt Regional Burn Center. As the holidays approach, doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center urge people to exercise caution and eliminate potential dangers that could lead to burn injuries. “We see a significant increase in burn patients between Thanksgiving and...

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Former bookstore space to be repurposed

Nov. 17, 2011—The Office of the Dean of Students announced last August a feasibility study to examine repurposing the space vacated by the bookstore. The planning committee included staff members from the Dean of Students offices, Dining Services, and Campus Planning and Construction, as well as student representatives from Vanderbilt Student Government, the Multicultural Leadership Council and...

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Listen: Sign up for Vanderbilt’s Osher Lifelong Learning winter classes

Nov. 17, 2011—The schedule of winter 2012 non-credit classes offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt include aging and sexuality, reflections of life in Civil War Tennessee, the future of medicine and Humphrey Bogart film classics.

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Vanderbilt partners with Second Harvest for Feeding Hope Challenge

Nov. 17, 2011—Vanderbilt is again partnering with the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee to collect food as part of the Feeding Hope Challenge, a campaign to raise and distribute 9 million meals to hungry men, women and children this holiday season. “The Second Harvest Food Bank estimates there are 417,000 fellow Middle Tennesseans currently struggling...

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