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Eric Kopstain named Vanderbilt vice chancellor for administration

May. 5, 2014—Eric C. Kopstain, associate vice chancellor for finance, has been named Vanderbilt University’s vice chancellor for administration, following a national search, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced today.

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Fife, Nordberg address USAC at March meeting

Apr. 2, 2014—Minutes from the University Staff Advisory Council’s March 11 meeting are available online on the USAC website. (Meeting minutes are published approximately one week after the council convenes.) Vice Chancellor for Administration Jerry Fife was the guest speaker for March. He discussed the far-reaching impact of the Division of Administration, which touches almost every part...

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Wear your sneakers to work for National Walking Day

Mar. 21, 2014—Vanderbilt will observe National Walking Day April 2 with a 20-minute group walk led by senior leaders from Medical Center North to Library Lawn.

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University staff: Take the Energy Bowl Challenge to conserve energy (and win pizza!)

Dec. 12, 2013—The university building that reduces its energy consumption by the highest percentage—compared to this time last year—will win a pizza party of up to 20 pies.

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Faculty Senate meeting to address safety issues Nov. 7

Oct. 31, 2013—(Steve Green/Vanderbilt) Vanderbilt’s Faculty Senate will meet Nov. 7 at 4:10 p.m. in 140 Frist Hall. Vice Chancellor for Administration Jerry Fife will discuss campus safety issues. All meetings of the senate are open to members of the Faculty Assembly, which consists of full-time faculty members who hold the rank of instructor or above. For...

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Faculty Senate meeting minutes for September available online

Oct. 22, 2013—Vanderbilt’s Faculty Senate convened on Sept. 12 for its first regular meeting of the academic year. Minutes from the meeting are now available on the Faculty Senate website.

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Fife to retire as vice chancellor for administration at Vanderbilt University

Aug. 26, 2013—Jerry Fife announced he will retire as vice chancellor for administration June 30, 2014.

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VU rolls out new business travel, expense system

Jul. 25, 2013—Vanderbilt’s ubiquitous green travel forms will go the way of eight-track tapes when the new travel system rolls out across the institution.

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Vanderbilt makes switch from coal power to natural gas

Apr. 19, 2013—Vanderbilt University will replace its coal-fired co-generation facility, converting it to burn natural gas to meet the power needs of the university and medical center.

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Lutz named Vanderbilt University’s first vice chancellor for information technology

Apr. 12, 2013—John M. Lutz, an information technology and financial management expert who most recently served as president of IBM Canada, has been named vice chancellor for information technology for Vanderbilt University.

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Mayor leads campus walk with faculty and staff

Dec. 10, 2012—Nashville Mayor Karl Dean (foreground, second from left) was at Vanderbilt Dec. 6 to participate in a two-mile campus walk with faculty and staff. The event was part of the Walk 100 Miles with the Mayor initiative for 2012. Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs Beth Fortune, Vice Chancellor for Administration Jerry Fife and Metro Council member...

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Mayor Dean’s ‘Walk 100 Miles’ challenge comes to Vanderbilt

Dec. 4, 2012—Nashville Mayor Karl Dean will help lead a two-mile walk around the Vanderbilt University campus Thursday, Dec. 6, as part of the Walk 100 Miles with the Mayor initiative in 2012.

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