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Hinton named assistant chaplain, assistant director of religious life

Apr. 26, 2017—Shantell Hinton will join the Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life as assistant chaplain and assistant director of religious life on June 1.

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Dean of Students expanding diversity, social justice and identity services

Aug. 18, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos has approved a reorganization and expansion of the Office of the Dean of Students to better support Vanderbilt’s rapidly changing student body.

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Eboo Patel to speak April 12 for Chaplain’s Speaker Series

Apr. 7, 2016—Eboo Patel, founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core, presents "Interfaith Leadership: Engaging Faith and Philosophical Diversity in the 21st Century" as part of the Chaplain's Speaker Series April 12 in Benton Chapel.

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Remembrance service scheduled for Vanderbilt graduate student Taylor Force

Mar. 14, 2016—Members of the Vanderbilt community will gather Friday, March 18, to remember Owen Graduate School of Management student Taylor Force, who was killed March 8 in a terrorist attack in Tel Aviv, Israel. The service is closed to the public, and because of limited seating in the chapel, priority will be given to members of the Owen School community and those who knew Force well.

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Menorah lighting, traditional food at Kirkland Hall Thursday

Dec. 9, 2015—Vanderbilt Chabad, Vanderbilt Hillel and the Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life will sponsor a campuswide Chanukah celebration beginning at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

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Vigil to honor terror victims planned for Thursday

Nov. 17, 2015—The Vanderbilt Interfaith Council will host a brief vigil on Alumni Lawn Thursday, Nov. 19, at 5 p.m. to remember the victims of recent terror attacks in France, Lebanon and Iraq.

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Vanderbilt to host Thomas Merton Centenary Celebration

Nov. 13, 2015—Thomas Merton's legacy as an influential Catholic author, artist and advocate for peace and civil rights will be celebrated at Vanderbilt the first week of December with events that include jazz and poetry performances.

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Holocaust Lecture Series ends Nov. 3 with panel on genocide and sexual violence

Oct. 29, 2015—Vanderbilt's 38th Annual Holocaust Lecture Series ends Tuesday, Nov. 3, with a panel discussion about genocide and sexual violence.

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38th Holocaust Lecture Series begins Oct. 6 with ‘Etty,’ a one-woman play

Oct. 1, 2015—The first event for Vanderbilt's 38th Annual Holocaust Lecture Series is "Etty," a one-woman theatrical play by Susan Stein, set for Tuesday, Oct. 6, in the All Faith Chapel at Vanderbilt Divinity School.

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Best-selling author, NPR host Krista Tippett to speak Sept. 29

Sep. 24, 2015—Krista Tippett, best-selling author and host of NPR's On Being, presents "The Mystery and Art of Living" on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. in Benton Chapel as part of the Chaplain's Speaker Series.

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New Office of Inclusion Initiatives and Cultural Competence to promote cultural inclusivity, awareness

Jul. 23, 2015—IICC aims to help students develop the skills necessary to promote social justice and to have constructive conversations surrounding differences. Assistant Dean of Students Tina Smith has been promoted to associate dean and will lead IICC.

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Meditation workshop at new zen garden scheduled for April 7

Apr. 2, 2015—Project Dialogue and the Vanderbilt Buddhist Community will host a meditation workshop at the new zen garden at the Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life on April 7.

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