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Leaders Heart Lunch

Leaders Heart Lunch (LHL) provides you with the opportunity to gain valuable insight from leaders in the Vanderbilt and Nashville community.  In a series of monthly lunches, great minds will share their experiences and address your questions on a leadership topic.  In addition to learning about the latest leadership trends, you can expect to expand your peer network.

Let’s do lunch! LHL will take place during the fall and spring semesters and is open to undergraduates.  To participate in this event, you must complete an “Intent To Attend” form highlighting your interest in the topic of the lunch.  Individual forms must be completed for every lunch that you wish to attend.

 

Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center

Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center

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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
Indoor Soccer                                                 Sept 15 – 19                Sept 28
1 on 1 Basketball                                            Sept 15 – 19                Sept 28
Dodgeball                                                       Sept 15 – 19                Sept 28

Co-Rec Programs                                           Entry Date                Start Date
Flag Football                                                   Sept 29 – Oct 3           Oct 12 

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


Visit Smoothie King @ Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center


Umpires and Referees Needed
Looking for umpires and referees for the 2014 fall intramural season. Pay is $8.50 per hour.

Officials Meetings and Clinics                           Meetings                   Clinics
Flag Football                                                  Oct 7 @ 5:30 pm      Oct 8 & 9 @ 5:30 pm

For more info, please contact Lynn Smith, lynn.a.smith@vanderbilt.edu.


Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center voted one of the 25 Most Amazing Campus Student Recreation Centers

Check out #20 on the list at http://www.bestcollegereviews.org/features/the-25-most-amazing-campus-student-recreation-centers/.


We want to know what YOU think of the VRWC
Please take a moment and tell us what you think by completing the surveys below.


Group Fitness Classes are always FREE

Check us out online at http://www.vanderbilt.edu/recreationandwellnesscenter/fitness/group-fitness/group-fitness-schedule/

Cycling & TRX: You MUST obtain valid NUMBERED CARD from Front Desk to attend.



PREVA CHALLENGE-Sept 1 – Oct 31 - A friendly fall competition where the highest minutes win! Fun and prizes! Check out the Cardio Challenge atwww.vanderbilt.edu/recreationandwellnesscenter/fitness/preva-personalized-fitness/

Preva is a personalized fitness experience specifically designed and built to help you achieve your goals. As your fitness co-pilot, Preva entertains and motivates – encouraging you to succeed along your own personal fitness path.


FALL INTO FITNESS – Oct 6-Nov 30 – 8 exciting weeks of physical, nutritional, and wellness challenges that encourage you to live your best life! No signups, no points, no excuses! Get ready and check out the challenges on the Fall Into Fitness webpage athttp://vanderbilt.edu/recreationandwellnesscenter/wellness/fall-into-fitness/


Fall Swim School Lessons Start Soon
NEW Adult Group Lessons Available

Classes start Sept. 15th. For more information and to register online please visit our website at http://www.vanderbilt.edu/swimschool/


Bowling NOW Available at the Rec

Monday – Friday             6 pm – 10 pm
Saturday                        12 pm – 5 pm
Sunday                          1 pm – 6 pm
$4 / Game or $20 / Hour - includes ball and shoes
Check, Cash, Credit Card or VandyCard


NATIONAL RUNNING MONTH EVENTS – All September – Join the VRWC this month for a Beginner’s Running Class (Sept 9 – Oct 28), “The Right Fit” (Part 1 Sept 9 & Part 2 Sept 16) info sessions, and the Buddy Run & Single Run Challenges (Sept 1-30) with prizes! For more information please check out our website athttp://www.vanderbilt.edu/recreationandwellnesscenter


Walking Wednesdays - held September 10 through November 19 from 11:30 to 12:00 Noon. Meet Lori Cowan outside Eskind Library and walk for 30 minutes.  We meet rain or shine and walk in the tunnels when it rains. Contact Lori at lori.l.cowan@vanderbilt.edu with any questions.


Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center 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

 

World on Wednesdays


"A Brief Introduction to Chinese Philosophers and Religion"
Presented by: Jun Li
When: Wednesday, Sept 17th, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Student Life Center, Lower Level Rms 1&2 - Open to the Public

Sponsored by: International Student and Scholar Services

Food and refreshments will be provided

The Michael B. Keegan Traveling Fellowship

WHAT ARE YOU DOING AFTER GRADUATION?

Explore an idea or issue through world travel:
The Michael B. Keegan Traveling Fellowship is a one-year program open to any
Vanderbilt University senior who will graduate in December 2014 or May 2015


Come to an information session:
Thursday, September 18th at 4:00pm, 308 Sarratt/Rand
Learn about the Keegan Fellowship. You will also be provided application information.

 

Blair School of Music Concert Series

Fall 2014 concerts at the Blair School of Music

Special guests include Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer, mezzo-soprano Susan Graham,
pianist Jonathan Biss, clarinetist David Shifrin, Clare College Choir

The Fall 2014 concert season at the Blair School of Music is sparkling with star power, with special guests including the acclaimed Clare College Choir from Cambridge, England (September 24); a performance and master class from Grammy-winning mezzo-soprano Susan Graham (September 27); a joint performance from mandolinist/composer Chris Thile, of Punch Brothers, and bassist/composer Edgar Meyer (September 30); virtuoso clarinetist David Shifrin (October 29); and a master class from pianist Jonathan Biss, who will be in town to perform with the Nashville Symphony (November 19).

The Blair School continues its 50th anniversary celebrations with a concert honoring pianist Roland Schneller, the sole original faculty member still teaching at Blair (September 13); Cornelia Heard & Friends, spotlighting Heard, a faculty member since 1982 who was also one of the first precollege students to enroll in 1964 (November 1); and a gala presentation of Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus by Vanderbilt Opera Theatre and Vanderbilt University Orchestra (November 14 and 16).

Other performances of note include a yearlong mini-series in which pianist Craig Nies and violinist Carolyn Huebl will perform all 16 of W.A. Mozart’s Sonatas for Piano and Violin (September 5, October 26, March 29 and April 17); a cabaret-style evening with the Blair Voices for which the audience will be seated on stage with the singers (September 6); and the debut performance of the Blair String Quartet with its new first violinist, Stephen Miahky (October 4).

Most events at the Blair School of Music are FREE and open to the public. (Exceptions are clearly noted in the concert calendar.) Free parking is available in West Garage, across the street from the entrance of the school, and free valet parking is provided for many events. The Blair School of Music is located at 2400 Blakemore Avenue, Nashville, Tenn., 37212.

Download the entire Fall 2014 concert calendar here. If you have problems with the link, please email Kristin Whittlesey for a Word file. Hi-resolution photos are available for most events upon request.

 

 

Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor Recreation Adventure Trips

 

 

SEPT. 28  (Sun)                                 
WHITEWATER  CANOEING @ Hiwassee River, TN                                                                                               
Cost: $60
Sign-up by:  Fri, Sept. 19
Pre-Trip Meeting:  Tue, Sept. 23 at 5 pm

 

Beat the heat by joining the Outdoor Rec. team for a day of exciting rapid running on the Hiwassee, a state scenic river.  The 5.5 mile stretch of the Hiwassee is a fantastic introduction to WW Canoeing and offers a number of Class I – II+ rapids to test your paddling prowess.  Participants must be able to swim and canoeing experience is not required.  Estimated trip duration:  6 am – 10 pm.

 

DEC. 15 - 21, 2014 (Mon. – Sun.)                      
DOWNHILL SKIING &/or SNOWBOARDING @ Steamboat Springs, CO                                                                                                 
Cost: $840 + 
Sign-up by:  Fri, Oct 3 ** 
Pre-Trip Meeting:  Wed, Oct. 29 at 5 pm

Join us for our 19th annual semester break ski/snowboard trip!  The price includes van/bus transportation (from Denver) to our condo, 6 nights lodging, and a 4 of 5 day lift ticket to Steamboat Springs, Ski Town USA, with 165 named trails and 16 lifts. You will need to meet us in Denver or in Steamboat.  The base elevation is 6,900 feet, with 9,080 feet at mid mountain and 10,568’ on top of Mt. Werner.   A shuttle runs from our condo to the resort, but it is also within walking distance.  We will be staying in the Lodge Condominiums, located 200 yards from the slopes.   These large condos have the usual, plus free wifi and laundry facilities on the premises.  There is also an indoor hot tub, two outdoor hot tubs, and an outdoor heated swimming pool.  The rate we are paying is for “full occupancy”, which means two people are assigned per bed.  If you want a bed to yourself or if a group wants to secure a unit all to themselves, there will be an additional $300 fee for every spot less than 6.    We will have more ski trip info on the web.   Check out our site at www.vanderbilt.edu/outrec.


 ** SAVE $75 IF YOU SIGN UP BY FRIDAY, SEPT. 19!!  
 
>> A $25 late fee will be added after Monday, October 6.     
 Space is limited; however, non-VU guests are welcome.        
CHOOSE FROM 2 PACKAGES:

 Meet us in Denver
$840 includes:
-  Van / Bus from Denver to Steamboat
-  4 out of 5 day lift ticket
-  6 nights lodging

Coordinate flight times with ORC.  Meet in Denver by 11:30 am local time.  Depart from Denver no earlier than 11:00 am.

Meet us at condo in Steamboat
$660 includes:
-  4 out of 5 day lift ticket
-  5 nights lodging

 

Coordinate arrival / departure with ORC.

 

Coming in the summer of 2015:



June 27 – July 11    
Backpacking, Camping, Hiking, and Whitewater Rafting in ALASKA!!
Cost:  $1,695.00 plus your round trip airfare to Anchorage, AK 
Sign up BEGINS:  at 3:00 pm on Wed. Aug. 20 at the ORC.
Sign up by:  Friday, Sept. 19.
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 Sixmile 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.

Registration: (bring $300 cash, check or credit card to the ORC) for this trip begins at 3:00 pm on Wed. August 20th. Space is limited to the first 10 people and this is a first come first served trip.  DO NOT miss out on this amazing opportunity!

OCT. 4  (Sat)                                                                     
HIKING @ North Chickamauga Creek State Natural Area, TN      
Cost: $29
Sign-up by:  Fri, Sep 26
Pre-Trip Meeting:  Wed, Oct 1 at 5 pm

Spend the day hiking the 9 mile trail at beautiful North Chickamauga Creek.  The hiking is moderately difficult, with a few strenuous elevation changes.  Rewards on this hike include going under and on top of bluffs, and a swim in the creek before turning back.   Estimated trip duration:  7 am – 9 pm.

 

OCT. 5  (Sun)                                                         
CLIMBING @ Foster Falls, TN 
** This trip is for Intermediate to Advanced Climbers **
Cost: $31
Sign-up by:  Fri, Sep 26 
Pre-Trip Meeting:  Tue, Sep 30 at 5 pm

Come enjoy the fall weather with a day of climbing at Foster Falls!  Located near Jasper, TN, this climbing destination boasts a great concentration of quality routes to test your climbing prowess.  With a short approach hike, Foster Falls has a little bit to offer any person willing to push themselves in a vertical environment.  From face and crack climbs to tenuous slabs and overhanging pump fests, this trip will provide a great opportunity for those looking to take their climbing to the next level.  Price includes food, transportation, and technical climbing equipment.  Climbing shoe rental is $5.50 extra.  Estimated trip duration: 8 am - 7 pm.
OCT. 5  (Sun)                                               
HORSEBACK RIDING @ JuRo Ranch, Mt. Juliet, TN                                                                                       
Cost: $52
Sign-up by:  Friday, Sept. 26

Pre-Trip Meeting:  Tuesday, 9/30 at 6:00 pm

Located less than an hour away, the JuRo Stables will provide us with a 1.5 hour horseback ride.  We will ride on wooded trails, across creeks, and possibly to Percy Priest Lake. Check out their horses at www.jurostables.com.  After the ride, we’ll enjoy a picnic lunch at the lake before returning to VU.  The price includes a tip for the guide.   Estimated trip duration:  9 am – 2 pm.

 

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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.
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Outdoor Recreation Hours:
Mon and Fri 12 noon – 6 p.m.
Tue, Wed, and Thu 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
www.vanderbilt.edu/outrec

 

 

 

 

 

 

The McGill Project

Religion and Extraterrestrial Life: How Will We Deal With It?


Everyone is invited to Astronomy Professor David Weintraub’s McGill Hour. Refreshments will be provided – we hope to see you there!

Thursday Sept. 18th at 6pm
McGill Hall (a few buildings down from Rand, across from Alumni Hall)



Contact McGill Graduate Program Coordinator Luke Nantz at Luke.Nantz@vanderbilt.edu if you have any questions.

International Lens

A Touch of Sin


Wednesday, Sept. 17, 7:30pm

Sarratt Cinema
Presented by: Lutz Koepnick, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of German and Cinema & Media Arts; and Nick Kline, A&S Class of 2016
China (2013) Dir: Zhangke Jia. This daring and poetic film focuses on four characters, each living in different provinces of present-day China, who are driven to violent ends. Based loosely on true stories, the film won the best screenplay award at the Cannes Film Festival. Mandarin, Cantonese, and English with English subtitles. DVD. 133 minutes. Funding provided by the Program in Cinema & Media Arts.

Open Your Eyes

Thursday, Sept. 18, 7:30pm

Sarratt Cinema
Presented by: Haerin Shin, Assistant Professor of English
Spain, France, Italy (1997) Dir: Alejandro Amenabar. The line between dreams and reality become increasingly blurred after a womanizing playboy is disfigured by a jilted lover in a purposeful car accident. Peeling away at the layers of his subconscious, César begins to realize that reality is no more than a state of mind, and to get his life back he may be forced to take unthinkable measures. Cameron Crowe based Vanilla Sky (starring Tom Cruise) on this film. Spanish with English subtitles. 117 minutes. Funding provided by Cinema & Media Arts, and the Department of English.

 

Contact:
Marci Angevine
International Lens Advisory Board
International Student & Scholar Advisor
310 25th Avenue South
Suite 103
Nashville, TN 37240

 

Visi-Bi-lity: Bisexuality Days 2014

The Vanderbilt Lambda Association would like to welcome everyone to this year’s “Visi-Bi-lity: Bisexuality Days 2014″ program! We’re going to kick it off with a poster series which will raise awareness of bisexual and non-monosexual issues such as negative stereotyping and erasure.

On Monday, Sept. 22nd, we will be hosting a Bi Social, a mixer which is open to folks of all identities. On the 23rd, we will be screening a film called “Bi the Way,” which chronicles the
lives of self-identified bisexual persons and includes commentary from researchers and the general public at the time of filming. Afterward, the audience will be invited to discuss the film. Finally, we will have a Bisexual Celebration on Friday, the 26th starting at 12PM, complete with bisexual themed cake. Everyone is welcome to come celebrate bisexual, pansexual, and non-monosexual identities with the Vanderbilt Lambda Association! For more information, check out: https://www.facebook.com/VULambda/events.
Schedule:
  • “Bi Any Other Name” Social – Monday, Sept. 22nd, 5:30pm, Sarratt 325/327
  • “Bi the Way” Film Screening + Discussion – Tuesday, Sept. 23rd, 6pm, Buttrick 102
  • Bisexual Celebration – Friday, Sept. 26th, 12pm, KCPC

 

Blair School of Music Concert Series

Fall 2014 concerts at the Blair School of Music

Special guests include Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer, mezzo-soprano Susan Graham,
pianist Jonathan Biss, clarinetist David Shifrin, Clare College Choir

The Fall 2014 concert season at the Blair School of Music is sparkling with star power, with special guests including the acclaimed Clare College Choir from Cambridge, England (September 24); a performance and master class from Grammy-winning mezzo-soprano Susan Graham (September 27); a joint performance from mandolinist/composer Chris Thile, of Punch Brothers, and bassist/composer Edgar Meyer (September 30); virtuoso clarinetist David Shifrin (October 29); and a master class from pianist Jonathan Biss, who will be in town to perform with the Nashville Symphony (November 19).

The Blair School continues its 50th anniversary celebrations with a concert honoring pianist Roland Schneller, the sole original faculty member still teaching at Blair (September 13); Cornelia Heard & Friends, spotlighting Heard, a faculty member since 1982 who was also one of the first precollege students to enroll in 1964 (November 1); and a gala presentation of Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus by Vanderbilt Opera Theatre and Vanderbilt University Orchestra (November 14 and 16).

Other performances of note include a yearlong mini-series in which pianist Craig Nies and violinist Carolyn Huebl will perform all 16 of W.A. Mozart’s Sonatas for Piano and Violin (September 5, October 26, March 29 and April 17); a cabaret-style evening with the Blair Voices for which the audience will be seated on stage with the singers (September 6); and the debut performance of the Blair String Quartet with its new first violinist, Stephen Miahky (October 4).

Most events at the Blair School of Music are FREE and open to the public. (Exceptions are clearly noted in the concert calendar.) Free parking is available in West Garage, across the street from the entrance of the school, and free valet parking is provided for many events. The Blair School of Music is located at 2400 Blakemore Avenue, Nashville, Tenn., 37212.

Download the entire Fall 2014 concert calendar here. If you have problems with the link, please email Kristin Whittlesey for a Word file. Hi-resolution photos are available for most events upon request.