Scholar Events and Sessions

Curb Scholars

Events

The Curb Scholars Program is for students who place creativity and innovation at the center of their lives and who seek to harness their creativity, talents, and disciplinary knowledge to create new possibilities and solve problems in their community or chosen field.

Opening Retreat Debrief

Opening Retreat Debrief

August 25, 2014 At their first meeting of the semester, the Curb Scholars presented and discussed their project ideas for the year after gathering ideas from Opening Retreat. Curb Center Creative Writing Fellow Anne Charlton introduced plans for the Curb Scholars to blog about their work throughout the year. Additionally, Curb Scholar alum Keith Berquist [...]

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End of Year Goodbye!

End of Year Goodbye!

April 15, 2014. Huddled over salted caramel blondie ice cream and sorbet, scholars gathered one last time this academic year to say goodbye to the graduating seniors.

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Ryan Hargrove: Capturing Reflective Knowledge

Ryan Hargrove: Capturing Reflective Knowledge

April 8, 2014. Landscape architect Ryan Hargrove from the University of Kentucky and his recently graduated student Jan-Michael Lambdin joined scholars to lead an arts project capturing their reflective and collective knowledge.

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Mike Curb Luncheon

Mike Curb Luncheon

March 31, 2014. Curb Center donor Mike Curb and executives from Curb Records—Jim Ed Norman and Taylor Childress—came to campus for a luncheon with the Curb Scholars.

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Getting Ready for Mike Curb Lunch

Getting Ready for Mike Curb Lunch

March 24, 2014. Scholars got excited for Mike Curb’s arrival at the Curb Scholars Luncheon with Mike Curb!

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Redesigning Creative Campus & Project Updates

Redesigning Creative Campus & Project Updates

March 11, 2014. Curb Scholars brainstormed how to improve the way Vanderbilt students can get involved with the Curb Center and create their own Creative Campus projects.

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Creative Enterprise Project Check-In

Creative Enterprise Project Check-In

February 26, 2014. Curb Scholars put the final touches on their Creative Challenge projects that they will execute in the coming weeks.

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Doing the Opposite, with Dave Pittman of The Native

Doing the Opposite, with Dave Pittman of The Native

February 11, 2014. Dave Pittman, the creator of Nashville’s arts and lifestyle print magazine The Native led Curb Scholars through an exciting workshop on thinking outside the box—or rather, doing the opposite of what the mainstream business models tell you to do—to create a successful and creative enterprise.

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Be Our Guests—Building the Curb Community

Be Our Guests—Building the Curb Community

February 4, 2014. Curb Scholars visited the home of Jay Clayton, Director of the Curb Center, for a home-cooked meal.

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Curb Scholars Show Jon Rubin the Money

Curb Scholars Show Jon Rubin the Money

January 28, 2014. Curb Scholars bring in the money that they made during their weeklong creative enterprise challenge organized by Carnegie Mellon Assistant Professor of Art Jon Rubin.

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Food narratives with Susannah Felts

Food narratives with Susannah Felts

January 20, 2014. A select group of Curb Scholars worked with Susannah Felts—writer, teacher, and founder of The Porch Writers’ Collective in Nashville—to mine their childhoods for memories of food and craft these experiences into narratives.

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Workshop on Challenge Proposals and Panel on Internships

Workshop on Challenge Proposals and Panel on Internships

January 14, 2014. In the first part of this session, Curb Scholars worked in groups to come up with worst-case scenarios and backup plans for their proposed entrepreneurial ventures.

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Jon Rubin Skypes in to Give the Curb Scholars Their Opening Challenge

Jon Rubin Skypes in to Give the Curb Scholars Their Opening Challenge

January 7, 2014. Curb Scholars took advantage of the Curb Center’s redesigned video conferencing room and skyped with Carnegie Mellon Assistant Professor of Art Jon Rubin—founder of Conflict Kitchen—who sent them on a quest to make $100 in ten days.

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End-of-Semester Unwind

End-of-Semester Unwind

December 3, 2013. Curb Scholars celebrate the end of the semester and gear up for finals with an evening of word association games with some home-cooked treats, ribs, and comfort food from Monell's.

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Brainstorming with Gregory Sales

Brainstorming with Gregory Sales

November 12, 2013. Gregory Sales of Arizona State University led Curb Scholars through the process of conceptualizing socially engaged art projects.

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Bookmaking with Jana Harper

Bookmaking with Jana Harper

November 5, 2013. Jana Harper introduced Curb Scholars to the craft of bookmaking.

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Walking in Nashville

Walking in Nashville

October 29, 2013. Professor Jana Harper of Vanderbilt’s Art Department introduced Curb Scholars to walking as a creative practice through a presentation on Situationist art and psychogeography.

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Curb Scholars Take Flight!

Curb Scholars Take Flight!

October 22, 2013. Curb Scholars take flight at Abrasive Media, during a workshop on risk-taking.

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Senior Showcase: Keith Berquist

Senior Showcase: Keith Berquist

October 15, 2013. Keith Berquist, co-founder of Studio CRB and President of Vanderbilt’s Songwriting Club, discussed his senior legacy project.

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Mini IdeaFestival & Brainstorming Spring 2014

Mini IdeaFestival & Brainstorming Spring 2014

October 8, 2013. Photographs, an original song, and a dance performance were some of the ways that Curb Scholars Ames, Celina, and Matthew translated their IdeaFest experiences for their peers who couldn’t go.

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Curb Scholars become a Super Squad

Curb Scholars become a Super Squad

October 1, 2013. The first day of October brought the Curb Scholars a chance to put on their Halloween costumes a little early.

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Ideafestival, Louisville, KY

Ideafestival, Louisville, KY

September 26-27, 2013. Every year, Louisville hosts a world-class event, a celebration for the intellectually curious, fittingly named Ideafestival.

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Creative Challenge, Garbage Matters

Creative Challenge, Garbage Matters

September 12, 2013. On a very wet and rainy Thursday afternoon, our travels took us to the Frist Center for the Visual Arts to view Vik Muniz’s Garbage Matters exhibit.

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Creative Challenge, Community and Wondering Map

Creative Challenge, Community and Wondering Map

September 3, 2013. Today the scholars took some time to consider their own definitions of community, and what community means to them.

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Creative Challenge, Wandering Map

Creative Challenge, Wandering Map

August 27, 2013. In the first workshop of the year, the Curb Scholars were led through the exercise of creating a wandering map with Anne Reed and Cynthia Washington from the Center for Student Professional Development.

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2013-14 Opening Reception

2013-14 Opening Reception

August 15, 2013. Opening reception for the 2013-2014 academic year.

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Past Scholar Events and Sessions: 2012-2013 2011-2012