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‘Daily Register’ to update as needed during Thanksgiving week
Updates to The Daily Register Web site (www.vanderbilt.edu/register) will be made as events warrant during the week of Thanksgiving. Subscribers to the Daily Register Express e-mail service will be notified when updates are made. To subscribe to the Daily Register Express, visit http://www.vanderbilt.edu/ register/registerexpress.html. Daily updates to The Daily Register will resume Monday, Dec. 2.

Well-baby care coverage clarified by Human Resources
A clarification has been made by Human Resource Services regarding coverage under Vanderbilt Health Care Plans for children up to 2 years old. The $300 annual preventive care benefit limitation indicated in the Open Enrollment materials does not apply to newborns and children in the first 24 months of life. Under Blue Cross, immunizations for children in the first two years of life will be 100 percent covered and there are no limits to physician visits in the first six years of life. Effective Jan. 1, 2003, the Vanderbilt Preferred plan and United Healthcare cover immunizations at 100 percent. All plans cover well-baby visits with the appropriate co-pay. Appropriate immunizations can provide the best available defense against many dangerous childhood diseases. Immunizations protect children against: hepatitis B, polio, measles, mumps, rubella (German measles), pertussis (whooping cough), diphtheria, tetanus (lockjaw), Haemophilus influenzae type b, pneumococcal infections and chickenpox. All of these immunizations need to be given before children are 2 years old in order for them to be protected during their most vulnerable period. Visit www.aap.org/family/parents/immunize.htm to view the American Academy of Pediatric’s recommended immunization chart. For more information, call Human Resource Services at 322-8330.

Charity Navigator gives Vanderbilt four-star ranking
Charity Navigator, a national non-profit organization that evaluates more than 1,700 American charities, recently gave Vanderbilt a four-star ranking. The site, which works to help donors make intelligent giving decisions, cites Vanderbilt as an exceptional organization “exceeding industry standards and outperforms most charities in our database.”

Commodore basketball presents Memorial Magic Night Dec. 1
The Commodore men’s basketball game with the University of Connecticut Dec. 1 will celebrate Commodore basketball players — past and present — as well as those who love the game during Memorial Magic Night. Tickets cost $18 each and can be purchased by calling the Ticket Office at 322-GOLD. The first 100 full-time faculty/staff members that go by the McGugin Center Ticket Office and show their valid ID will receive two tickets to the UConn game. A new season ticket package, Memorial Magic Pack, will be sold at the game and until Dec. 7 for the 11 remaining games of the season, beginning with the Tulane University game Dec. 7.

‘As the World Turns’ features students, campus Dec. 2
The Dec. 2 episode of the daytime drama, As the World Turns, will feature scenes that were filmed at Vanderbilt in September. Several students served as extras on the set. An As the World Turns viewing party will be held on Monday, Dec. 2, in Sarratt Cinema from 3 to 4 p.m. Students and staff are invited to come to watch the Vanderbilt premiere, and complimentary snacks will be served.

Schedules and Reservations to accept spring requests Dec. 2
The Office of Schedules and Reservations will begin accepting requests Dec. 2 for standing weekly meeting reservations for Spring 2003. Visit the office at Room 208 of the Sarratt Student Center or call 322-2448.

Bone marrow drive Dec. 5
Vanderbilt Students Meeting for the Awareness of Cancer will hold a bone marrow donor registration drive Dec. 5 in Medical Center North Round Wing from 6 to 8:30 a.m. Minorities are particularly encouraged to participate because these groups are under-represented in the National Bone Marrow Donor Registry. Testing will be free of charge. For more information, e-mail vumarrow@yahoo.com.

21st Avenue pedestrian bridge dedication Dec. 6
The new 21st Avenue pedestrian bridge will be dedicated Dec. 6 at 11:30 a.m. The new pedestrian bridge, located at 21st Avenue South and Edgehill Avenue, links the main campus with Peabody College. From noon to 3:30 p.m. anyone crossing the bridge will get free hot chocolate and a sticker reading “I crossed the bridge.”

Run-off election for Metro Council Dec. 12
The run-off election for the vacant Metro council-at-large seat will be held Dec. 12 with early voting at the Howard School complex taking place through Dec. 7. For more information, visit www.nashville.gov/vote/.

NCCJ seeks team leaders for spring walk-a-thon
The National Conference for Community and Justice is seeking team leaders and walkers for its First 5K Walk As One Walk-a-thon on Sunday, March 30, 2003, at Bicentennial Mall State Park. NCCJ was founded in 1927 as The National Conference of Christians and Jews. The human relations organization is dedicated to fighting bias, bigotry and racism and promoting understanding and respect among all people. All local proceeds from the Walk will benefit Youth and Community Leadership education programs that provide healthy approaches for living in a diverse society. Those interested in becoming a team captain should e-mail ellen.baum@vanderbilt.edu or call 343-5823 by Nov. 27. Those who serve as team captains are invited to attend an information luncheon at the Stadium Club on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 11:30 a.m. The luncheon is sponsored by Michael Schoenfeld, vice chancellor for public affairs and Walk As One Education Chair. For more information about NCCJ, visit www.nccj.org.

Red Cross accepting contributions to aid recent tornado victims
The Nashville chapter of the American Red Cross is accepting financial contributions, which will go directly to victims of the recent tornado as they rebuild the homes, churches and communities that were destroyed. Checks or money orders that specify “Tennessee tornado victims” can be mailed to the Financial Development Department at American Red Cross, Nashville Area Chapter, 2201 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, Tenn., 37203. Those interested in becoming trained American Red Cross volunteers can contact Volunteer and Communication Manager Tracy Alderdice at 250-4272.

Posted 11/25/02 at 10 a.m.

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