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OACS Global Service Immersion Programs

Now Recruiting!


OACS is now recruiting students for our summer global service immersion programs to Ecuador, London, Morocco, and South Africa. The application deadline is Monday, November 17th. The first info session will be in the OACS lounge on Thursday, November 6th at 5:30.

All interested students should check out the OACS webpage at for more information and details on each program.

Questions can be emailed to david.brown@vanderbilt.edu .


International Education Week 2014

International Education Week (IEW) 2014

Nov. 11 – Nov. 20

IEW is a collaboration between 17 Vanderbilt Departments. There will be over 20 eventsacross campus throughout IEW including: Teaching English Abroad Panels, UNICEF and Education, Tennessee Foreign Language Institute, Job Searching for International Students, and so much more.

Click here for a full schedule of IEW events.

International Education Week is an annual initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the U.S.

Passport Fair

When: November 19, 2014 (9am – 3pm)

Where: Student Life Center, 310 25th Avenue South, Lower Level Room 3

Who: Vanderbilt Students, Faculty, Staff, Community Partners – Open to Everyone!


Click here for more information, including what to bring.




World on Wednesdays

“Improving Education in Qing Hai, China”

Presented by: Lhamo Dongtse

Wednesday, Novemeber 19th, 12:10 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Location: Student Life Center, Lower Level Rms 1&2 – Open to the Public

Food and refreshments provided


Sponsored by: International Student and Scholar Services


McTyeire International House

Apply to McTyeire now!

Openings for Spring Semester 2015

  • Do you speak Spanish, Chinese, French, Japanese, German or Russian?
  • Or are you interested in discussing international topics in English?

Then apply to McTyeire now! The McTyeire International House will have a few vacancies in the spring semester!

McTyeire is a living/learning center promoting the use of foreign languages and the awareness of different cultures.

Students of the Language Halls seek to improve fluency in their target languages at specific activities, such as the international dinners, served Monday through Thursday in McTyeire’s own dining room.

Students of the International Interest Hall enjoy presentations and discuss international topics in English over their meals and during a weekly study break.



Applications are available online at:  http://www.vanderbilt.edu/ResEd/main/LLMcTyeire.php

Application deadline for the spring semester 2015 is 4:30pm, November 20, 2014.

For more information, consult the above web page or contact the program director, Anja Bandas, at anja.bandas@vanderbilt.edu


EVOLVE Applications Open for Sophomores

Current sophomores are eligible to apply at vanderbilt.edu/leadership for EVOLVE, Vanderbilt’s newest personal leadership development program. As a member of the Spring 2015 cohort, you will learn about different leadership styles, develop your leadership identity, network with a community of rising leaders at Vanderbilt, and develop leadership skills to create change on and of campus. Applications are due November 24th.


If you have any questions, you can email the Office of Student Leadership Development at studentleadership@vanderbilt.edu or come by our office in Sarratt 339. Don’t forget to like us on Facebook!


International Lens Film Series

House of Spirits

Tuesday, November 18, 7:30pm, Sarratt Cinema

Presented by: Center for Latin American Studies
Portugal, Germany, Denmark, USA (1993) Dir: Bille August. Based on Isabel Allende’s novel, this tale begins in South America in 1926 and details the life of four generations. The film traces the post-colonial social and political upheavals of Chile through the genre of magical realism. At its core is the stormy relationship between the supernaturally gifted Clara and her controlling husband. An all-star cast plays in this timeless story of secrets, seduction, revenge and forgiveness. English and Spanish with English subtitles. DVD. 140 minutes. Funding provided by the Center for Latin American Studies.

Marci Angevine
International Student & Scholar Advisor
p: 615.322.0203
e: marci.angevine@vanderbilt.edu



Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor Recreation Adventure Trips

Winter Break 2014:

DEC. 14 – 20, 2014 (Sun-Sat)
Climbing (Intermediate-Advanced) @ Red Rock, NV
Cost: $575 + your Round Trip airfare to Las Vegas
Sign-up by: Wed, Nov. 19th
Pre-Trip Meeting: Wed, Nov 19 at 5 pm

Go west for the winter and climb at one of the best cold weather crags in the world during our winter break climbing trip!  Price includes transportation from the Las Vegas Airport to the campground, all food in the back-country, associated camping and park entrance fees, and a shared hotel room for the last night.  Located just fifteen minutes outside of Las Vegas, Red Rock hosts a staggering variety of climbing.  We will follow the sun and climb on a bit of all which Red Rock has to offer, whether it’s all-day multi-pitch traditional routes, pumpy single-pitch sport routes, and even a nice selection of powerful boulder problems. Unbound by convention and unwilling to conform to any specific style, come join us as we head to the desert and traverse the climbing spectrum.

Summer Expeditions 2015:

June 27 – July 11, 2015 (Sat – Sat)
@ ALASKA:  Lost Lake, Denali State Park, Denali National Park
Cost: $1,695 + your airfare to and from Anchorage

Sign-up by: Tue, Nov. 18
Pre-Trip Meeting:  Tue, Nov. 18 at 5:30 pm

In the summer of 2015, a trip coordinator from the Outdoor Recreation Program and Linda Rosenkranz, Director of Outdoor Rec., will set out with a crew of 8-10 participants to the great wilderness of Alaska.  Our plan will be, over the course of 16 days, to immerse ourselves in the wilderness (via backpacking) as well as the unique cultural and ecological heritage of the state.  We will meet in Anchorage and then drive down to Seward on the following day and camp.  Next we will begin a 4-day backpacking trip to Lost Lake which is surrounded by mountains in the beautiful Kenai Peninsula.  Following this we will lodge in Anchorage for two nights and go whitewater rafting (class IV) on the incredible Six mile Creek in the Chugach National Forest.  The thrills and the scenery will both be memorable!  Next we will drive north to Denali State Park and begin a 4-day backpacking trip on K’esugi Ridge.  This hike will provide us with some incredible views of the south face of Denali and the Alaskan Range.  We will end our trip with some camping and hiking in Denali National Park.  We plan to take the park bus on the 85 mile journey to Wonder Lake.  This is the closest campground to Mount McKinley, aka Denali.  The bus ride can be fascinating as the driver will stop whenever he/she sees any wildlife up close, such as grizzly bear, elk, moose, and Dall sheep.  We will camp two nights at Wonder Lake, giving us ample time to explore the surrounding area.  The final night will be spent in a cabin or hotel before going to the airport in Anchorage.  This trip offers a mix, and through balancing our backcountry time with a dose of front country decadence, we hope to offer a well-rounded experience.

Designed for the experienced backpacker, we will allow enthusiastic beginners on this trip.  Expect to hike 6-10 miles a day, sometimes with significant elevation change.   Everyone who goes must be in good physical shape by the time we leave.

Cost includes: van transportation, hotel/house/cabin for 4 nights, front country camping for 4 nights, whitewater rafting fees, food for whole trip minus 6 dinners and a few lunches, group equipment, bus fees, park fees, etc.

Space will be limited to the first 10 people that sign up, so plan accordingly.
 To Register, bring $300 cash, check or credit card to the O.R.C. by Tuesday, Nov.18.
 DO NOT miss out on this amazing opportunity!

Spring Break 2015:

FEB 28 – MAR 8, 2015 (Sat – Sun)                                                   
BACKPACKING @ Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
 Cost: $1,066 
Sign-up by:  Wed, Nov. 19
Pre-Trip Meeting:  Tue, Dec. 2 at 6:30 pm 

2015 marks our 19h trip to the canyon since 1992.  For the fifteenth year, however, we will get there in style, via air to Phoenix and charter bus to the canyon. We are planning on two hiking groups, both of which will hike a 25 – 40 mile trail the entire week, depending on permits.  Needless to say, the Grand Canyon is incredibly beautiful, awesome and spectacular.  Designed for the experienced backpacker, we will allow enthusiastic beginners on this trip.  Everyone who goes must be in good physical shape by the time we leave. Participants are expected to attend one of two all day sessions on a Saturday in 2015.  This will involve a Pre-Canyon Hike and a meeting following the hike.  Expected duration:  7:30 am to 6:00 pm, but specific dates are yet to be determined.  Note:  this trip will not be offered again until March 2017.   Estimate trip duration:  6:30 am Sat. to 7 pm Sun.  For more info, please check our web at www.vanderbilt.edu/outrec


Cost includes all transportation, in-canyon food, hotel on both ends of the trip, group equipment, permits, camping and entrance fees.  Space is limited to the first 18 people that sign up, so don’t delay.


To sign up for a trip, come to the Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC), located on 2600 Children’s Way, kind of behind the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center, and pay a deposit or the full amount of the trip.   The ORC accepts cash, check, credit cards and the Vanderbilt Commodore Card.  For more info on trips, workshops, and equipment rentals, check out the web at www.vanderbilt.edu/outrec.
Outdoor Recreation Hours:
Mon and Fri 12 noon – 6 p.m.
Tue, Wed, and Thu 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness

Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center

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Intramural Schedule

Intramural Schedule

Registrations can be completed at the Office of Campus Recreation from 9 am – 5 pm Mon. – Fri.

For more info call 3-6627.

There is a $10 Guest Pass for non-student and non-rec center members.

Men’s & Women’s Programs                        Entry Date               Start Date
Basketball Extravaganza                                Nov 17 – 21                 Dec 01
Pocket Billiards                                                 Nov 17 – 21                 Dec 01

For a complete calendar of activities and more information, please check out our website at http://www.vanderbilt.edu/recreationandwellness/intramurals

Visit Smoothie King @ Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center

Glow Pound party on Monday, Nov. 17 at 5:15pm in S3

Participants are encouraged to wear neon colors and bring a friend!

Channel your inner rock star with this modern day fusion of music and movement. Using RIPSTIX (weighted drumsticks) you will drum, lunge, jump, and squat your way through a total body workout! Join us for this high caliber, kicking, sweat session.






Nutrition Minute held once a week at the VRWC will offer quick tips on ways to maintain healthy eating habits. Feel free to stop in for a minute or stay the whole time.

Tue, Nov. 18th from 1 to 2 pm – Holiday Appetizers
Start your holiday gathering with healthy appetizers that compliment your meal. Stop by and sample appetizers, as well as share your favorites.

Mon, Nov. 24th from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm – Turkey Talk
Tired of the same old tasting turkey or tofurkey year after year? Thought about using some creative herbs when cooking? Check out this herb flavored creation that will most likely become your new annual

Become a Dragon Master in November.

Build your speed, tactics, and power on the Expresso bikes in the upstairs fitness loft. You can collect coins and chase dragons in 3 different worlds. Get a workout while playing games and earning prizes!

New Climbing Wall

Progress on the new climbing wall has started. We are hoping to have it completed before the end of December. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Thanksgiving Break Building Hours

Friday, Nov. 21                         5 am – 9 pm
 Saturday, Nov. 22                   9 am – 5 pm
 Sunday, Nov. 23                     12 pm – 5 pm
 Monday, Nov. 24                     5 am – 9 pm
 Tuesday, Nov. 25                    5 am – 9 pm
 Wednesday, Nov. 26              5 am – 9 pm
 Thursday, Nov. 27th                CLOSED
 Friday, Nov. 27                        5 am – 9 pm
 Saturday, Nov. 29                   9 am – 5 pm
 Sunday, Nov. 30                     12 pm – 11 pm

Thanksgiving Break Pool Hours

Lap Swimming Only

Thursday, Nov. 20                  11:30 am – 1 pm / 3:30 pm – 7 pm
Friday, Nov. 21                        5:30 am – 8:30 am  / 11:30 am – 1 pm
Saturday, Nov 22                    10 am – 1 pm
Sunday, Nov. 23                     1 pm – 4 pm
Monday, Nov 24                      5:30 am – 8:30 am  / 11:30 am – 1 pm  / 3:30 pm – 7 pm
Tuesday, Nov 25                     11:30 am – 1 pm / 3:30 pm – 7 pm
Wednesday, Nov 26                5:30 am – 8:30 am /     11:30 am – 1 pm
Thursday, Nov 27                   CLOSED
Friday, Nov. 28                        CLOSED
Saturday, Nov 29                    10 am – 1 pm
Sunday, Nov 30                       1 pm – 4 pm

Thanksgiving Break Fitness Schedule Classes

Friday, Nov. 21                      5 am – 9 pm (NO CHANGES)
Saturday, Nov. 22                 9 am – 5 pm (NO CHANGES)
Sunday, Nov. 23                   12 pm – 5 pm (Zumba w/ Hannah now  3:30 pm – 4:30 pm)
Monday, Nov. 24                   5 am – 9 pm (Yoga w/ Cora now 8:00 pm – 8:50 pm)
Tuesday, Nov. 25                  5 am – 9 pm (Boot Camp w/ Julia now 8:00 pm – 8:50 pm)
Wednesday, Nov. 26            5 am – 9 pm (Yoga w/ Jessie now 8:00 pm – 8:50 pm)
Thursday, Nov. 27                 CLOSED (NO CLASSES)
Friday, Nov. 27                      5 am – 9 pm (NO CHANGES)
Saturday, Nov. 29                 9 am – 5 pm (NO CHANGES)
Sunday, Nov. 30                   12 pm – 11 pm (NO CHANGES)


Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center Fall Facility Hours:

Mon.- Thu     5:30 am – 11 pm
Fri                   5:30 am – 12 am
Sat                  9 am – 10 pm
Sun                 12 pm  – 11 pm


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