August 23, 1999
Town hall Chancellor search meeting
The Chancellor Search Committee will hold another town hall
meeting Aug. 24 at 5 p.m. in 208 Light Hall. All faculty, staff and
students are invited to offer comments and questions to members of the
Search Committee, the Faculty/Staff/Student Advisory Committee and Bill
Funk, a representative of the executive search firm Korn/Ferry, which
is assisting the Board of Trust in the recruitment effort.
Commodore Award nominations due
Nominations are being accepted for the 1999 Commodore Award. Each
year the award recognizes a select number of Vanderbilt staff who demonstrates
exceptional performance. Staff chosen to receive the Commodore Award
will be honored at the 1999 Service Recognition ceremonies scheduled
for November. Any member of the Vanderbilt community may submit nominations
of staff members who perform their job duties in an exceptional manner,
and in full support of Vanderbilts mission to provide the highest
quality education, research, patient care and community service. Nominations
should reach the Human Resource Administration Office, Box 7700 Station
B, by September 10. A copy of the selection criteria and application
can be found on the Web at www.vanderbilt.edu/HRS/hrs.htm.
For more information, please call 322-8322.
Fall Faculty Assembly scheduled
The fall Faculty Assembly will take place Aug. 26 at 4:10 p.m. at Langford
Auditorium. In addition to the Chancellors State of the University
address to the Faculty Assembly, the faculty will be asked to vote on
constitutional changes, which were published in the July 19 issue of
the Register. Following the assembly, the Chancellor will host a reception
for faculty members and administrators honoring new faculty and administrative
colleagues. The reception will be held in the lobby of Langford Auditorium.
Grant applications being accepted
Applications are being solicited for funds from the American Cancer
Society Institutional Research Grant (IRG). These funds are designed
to provide seed money to support junior faculty members with an interest
in cancer research but who have no national grant support of their own
or who have not received prior support from the IRG. Funds are available
to all schools at Vanderbilt, and awards will be for the period of Jan.
1, 2000 to Dec. 31, 2000. Deadline for applications is Oct. 1. The awards
will be announced in December. Application forms and instructions may
be obtained from Jennifer McConnell in the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer
Center, 649 Medical Research Building II.
Sarratt Gallery sponsors poster sale
Fine art reproductions covering a wide range of subjects including,
still life, landscapes, images from pop art culture, and masterpieces
by Monet, Renoir, Degas and Picasso, will be on sale Aug. 23-27 in the
lobby of the Sarratt Student Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Prices will
range from $6 to $20. The Sarratt Visual Arts Committee is sponsoring
the sale, which is open to the public. For more information, please
call Joel Levy Logiudice at 322-2471.
New women to be welcomed
The Womens Faculty Organization and the Margaret Cuninggim Womens
Center are co-sponsoring their annual reception to welcome new female
faculty members and administrators. The reception will be held Sept.
2 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Womens Center, 316 West Side Row. Women
are requested to R.S.V.P. by Aug. 27. For more information or to reserve
a spot, please call the Womens Center at 322-4843.
Used camping equipment to be sold
The Outoor Recreation program will sponsor a used camping equipment
sale Aug. 28 from 7 a.m. until noon at the Outdoor Recreation Center,
2600 Capers Ave. Tents, sleeping bags, backpacks, canoes and other outdoor
recreational equipment will be for sale. Cash and checks will be accepted.
For more information, call Linda at 343-7898.
EFI joins consortium
English for Internationals, Vanderbilts English language institute,
was accepted for membership in UCIEP, the Consortium of University and
College Intensive English Programs, in March after a rigorous application
process. The mission of the consortium is to promote excellence in intensive
English program administration, curriculum and instruction. Membership
provides prospective students and overseas advisers with assurance that
a program meets high standards and that students will have access to
superior language instruction and to a supportive environment.
Phi Beta Kappa members sought
New faculty and graduate students who are members of Phi Beta Kappa
are invited to participate in the activities of the Alpha of Tennessee
chapter this year. To receive announcements, members should send their
name, campus address and the chapter where initiated to: Malcolm Getz,
Secretary, Phi Beta Kappa, Box 1744 Station B, or e-mail to: Malcolm.Getz@Vanderbilt.edu.