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Banks receives Karen Dolan Spirit Award

Jun. 12, 2013—Diane Banks, a former president of the University Staff Advisory Council, has been honored with the 2013 Karen Dolan Spirit Award, created in memory of a longtime council leader with a passion for helping others.

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Community Connections: “Easy Container Herb Gardens”

May. 2, 2012—Watch video of Stacey Kendrick’s presentation, “Easy Container Herb Gardens”. Container gardens are great for small spaces, apartment dwellers or anyone that wants to dabble in gardening without too much work. Learn how to create a container herb garden that will supply you with lots of possibilities for healthy, tasty meals all summer long. This...

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Cindy Wedel: “Preparing Your Garden for Spring”

Feb. 29, 2012—Watch video of Community Connections’ 2nd Gardening series presentation – “Preparing Your Garden for Spring” with Cindy Wedel, Director, Service Excellence Coaching & Consulting. Cindy comes from a long line of gardeners.  Her father owned “Wedel’s Greenery” a small niche retail operation in Michigan.  Other family businesses were Caroline’s Gardens and Hingst Florist. “I’ve been...

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Inside Out

Jan. 1, 2012—Community Connections aims to enrich the work lives of Vanderbilt staff As one of Tennessee’s largest employers, Vanderbilt is, in essence, a small city. More than 22,000 workers comprise this bustling community, which is service-minded, rich in creativity and culturally diverse. What better place to find kindred spirits, like-minded hobbyists, caring companions and potential mentors? But –...

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Ms. Cheap: Frugal yet purposeful holiday gift giving

Dec. 9, 2011—Watch video of Nashville celeb and Tennessean columnist Ms. Cheap, Mary Hance, speaking Dec. 8 on frugal yet purposeful holiday giving. Her talk was sponsored by Community Connections and Health Plus. Contact: community.connections@vanderbilt.edu

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Dealing with holiday stress the subject of Nov. 4 talk

Nov. 2, 2011—While the holidays can bring us much joy, they also can add extra work, tension and frenzy to our already hectic lives. Community Connections and Work/Life Connections-EAP are working together to provide a little relief. Work/Life Connections-EAP Manager Jim Kendall will discuss “Dealing with Holiday Stress” from noon to 1 p.m. Nov. 4 at the 2525...

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Health Plus and Community Connections present: Taste the Local Difference

Jul. 11, 2011—Join Stacey Kendrick July 14 for a demonstration and tasting of several healthy recipes using fresh items from the Vanderbilt Farmers’ Market.

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Check out Community Connections

Jul. 5, 2011—Vanderbilt is a pretty cool place to work – filled with interesting people with a variety of interests.  With such amazing resources, why not share them?  That’s why Community Connections was created. This program is a grassroots collaborative initiative from USAC, MCSAC and Employee Celebration.  Our goal is to bring Vanderbilt staff (both University and...

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Watch: Ms. Cheap on ‘Stay-cations’

Jun. 16, 2011—Tennessean columnist Ms. Cheap (Mary Hance), spoke June 15 on “Staycations,” including tips on how to enjoy the summer without spending a lot of money. The event served as the inaugural event hosted by the new ad hoc committee Community Connections, a grass roots program that seeks to provide all Vanderbilt staff and faculty with...

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Ms. Cheap to talk ‘Stay-cations’ June 15

Jun. 10, 2011—  Tennessean columnist Ms. Cheap (Mary Hance), will give a talk June 15 on “Staycations,” including tips on how to enjoy the summer without spending a lot of money. Hance will speak from noon to 1pm at the Stevenson Center, room 5326. The event serves as the inaugural event hosted by the new ad hoc...

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