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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 Vanderbilt’s 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 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 Chancellor’s 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 Women’s Faculty Organization and the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s 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 Women’s 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 Women’s 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, Vanderbilt’s 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: