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Faculty Senate to host town hall discussing Athletics Strategic Plan Feb. 5

Jan. 27, 2020—The Faculty Senate is partnering with Vanderbilt Athletics in its effort to develop a new Athletics Strategic Plan. The senate will host a town hall on Wednesday, Feb. 5, beginning at 1 p.m. at the School of Nursing’s Frist Hall, Room 140.

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David Williams II honored with Pat Summitt Award

Jan. 20, 2020—David Williams II, former vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and athletics director, has been named the recipient of the 2020 NCAA President’s Pat Summitt Award. Gail Williams will accept the award on her late husband’s behalf Jan. 23 at the NCAA Convention in Anaheim, California.

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Vanderbilt alumnus makes $5M gift to advance Commodores basketball program

Jan. 17, 2020—Vanderbilt University today announced that Seattle-area businessman and Vanderbilt alumnus George B. Huber, BA’79, and his wife Cathy have made a $5 million gift to support the men’s basketball program. The gift will be used to enhance facilities and support services.

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VU Pride game is Sunday vs. South Carolina

Jan. 10, 2020—Vanderbilt Athletics will host the university’s first-ever Pride game on Sunday, Jan. 12, when the women’s basketball team takes on South Carolina beginning at 4 p.m. in Memorial Gym.

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Commodores to honor winning teams of SEC regular season titles

Jan. 8, 2020—The 1965, 1974 and 1993 Southeastern Conference regular season championship teams will be honored during three Commodore men’s basketball games this season, with the 1974 team to be recognized first this Saturday during Vanderbilt’s game with Texas A&M at Memorial Gym.

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Corbin inducted into American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame

Jan. 6, 2020—Vanderbilt head coach Tim Corbin was one of six individuals inducted in the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame class of 2020 on Friday night as part of the 76th annual ABCA/Diamond Sports Hall of Fame Banquet held in Nashville.

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Vanderbilt to host children’s cheer and dance opportunity Jan. 11

Dec. 3, 2019—Calling all cheerleaders and dancers grades K-6. Be a part of the annual game day experience on Jan. 11. Participate in a workshop with the Vanderbilt Spirit Squad and perform during the men's basketball vs. Texas A&M game.

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Vanderbilt Campus Dining announces meal swipe partnership with Athletics

Nov. 18, 2019—Vanderbilt Campus Dining has announced a new partnership with Athletics that will allow students, faculty and staff with a Campus Dining meal plan to use a meal swipe at men’s and women’s basketball games at Memorial Gym. The program launches Nov. 20.

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Athletics and Campus Dining employees receive Chancellor’s Heart and Soul Awards

Oct. 28, 2019—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente presented the first two Chancellor’s Heart and Soul Staff Appreciation Awards of 2019-20 to Elizabeth Wright from the Division of Athletics and Oscar Cole from Campus Dining.

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David Williams Fall Classic exhibition baseball game is Nov. 10, will honor history of Negro Baseball League

Oct. 25, 2019—The Vanderbilt and Michigan baseball teams will play each other in a Nov. 10 exhibition game named in honor of former Vice Chancellor for Athletics and University Affairs and Athletics Director David Williams II. Admission to the David Williams Fall Classic, scheduled to begin at noon at Hawkins Field, will be free.

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Williams’ legacy honored with name on building close to his heart

Oct. 21, 2019—An Oct. 18 ceremony to unveil the new name—David Williams II—on the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center paid tribute to the university's first African American vice chancellor and athletics director.

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University staff can enter to win free tickets to Nov. 16 UK game or Nov. 23 ETSU game, hosted by Interim Chancellor and Provost Wente

Oct. 4, 2019—University staff members can enter to win two free tickets to watch Vanderbilt play Kentucky on Nov. 16 or ETSU on Nov. 23 at Vanderbilt Stadium, hosted by Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente.

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