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Wellness Bash 2014
October 29th 4-7pm
This past year our facility underwent major renovations and so has Wellness Bash! In addition to all of the wonderful booths and tables, 2014 will feature:
Live Bands & a DJ
|Food and Long Sleeve Bash Shirts|
Games & Giveaways
Interactive Healthy Cooking Demonstrations
|Custom Photo Booth||
Much more and all FREE!
Easy Sign up for a FREE booth:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with:
a. Your organization’s name and a primary contact person (include telephone number)
b. How many 6 foot tables you will need.
c. Do you need access to an electrical outlet?
Deadline is Monday, October 27th!
We supply the table(s), chairs, table cover, 2 x 2 sign, balloons, and website promotion for your organization.
Wellness Bash Website: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/recreationandwellnesscenter/wellness/wellness-bash/
Jennifer E. Ray
Activities Coordinator, Wellness & Fitness Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center
Blair School of Music’s Conversation Series
McTyeire Fireside Chat
European Language Policy: Ideal, Reality, Mission
By Per Urlaub, Assistant Professor of German
Among the many public policy initiatives undertaken by the European Union and the Council of Europe, few are as contradictory as those that seek to manage Europe’s linguistic landscape. European language policies oscillate between on the one hand efforts to unify a linguistically diverse continent by defining official and working languages of administrative bodies (European Union), and on the other hand initiatives that seek to promote linguistic equity and diversity by recommending member states to offer a broad variety of languages in their educational systems (Council of Europe). I will argue that this policy cacophony results in an absence of a coherent continental approach to language planning. Individual member states fill this vacuum by calibrating their language policies according to national economic needs.
Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 7pm
McTyeire, Fireside Lounge
Campus community only
World on Wednesdays
Helping Girls Succeed in School in Rural Mauritania
Presented by: Ousmane B‚ Vanderbilt Peabody Humphrey Fellow
- Open to the Public -
- Food and Refreshments Provided -
Wednesday, Oct. 22nd, 12:10 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Student Life Center, Lower Level Rms 1&2
International Student and Scholar Services
Boo to the Flu
Did you miss Flulapalooza and still haven’t received your Flu Shot?
If yes, then come to Boo to the Flu on Wednesday, October 29th ! Boo to the Flu is a new Vanderbilt University and Medical Center event, providing flu vaccinations to faculty, staff and students at no charge.
Boo to the Flu will be held Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Sarratt Cinema.
Remember that the flu vaccine is a benefit for everyone. Yearly flu vaccination helps to reduce sick time, medical costs and the spread of flu. The best defense against the flu is getting vaccinated and we encourage everyone to do so to protect you, and reduce the risk of spreading flu to others, such as patients, coworkers and family members.
So……don’t be scared—just bring your ID badge and wear short sleeves.
For more information contact Student Health.
Margaret Cunningim Women’s Center
Interested in a summer internship in DC? The deadline to apply for Vanderbilt’s Internship Experience in Washington (VIEW) is November 13.
Inspirational Talks on Leadership and Identity
The Office of Student Leadership Development invites you to save the date for LED Talks(Lead, Engage, Develop). Four students have been working all semester in preparation for delivering their dynamic, inspirational talks on the intersection of leadership and identity. Join us on Thursday, Nov. 6 at 6:30 p.m. for pre-event activities in the lobby of Sarratt Cinema. Talks begin in the cinema at 7 p.m.
Leaders Heart Lunch
International Lens Film Series
Monday, October 20, 7:30pm, Sarratt Cinema
Presented by: William Luis, Professor of Spanish and Director of the Program in Latino and Latina Studies; and Gloria Rolando, Filmmaker
Cuba (2014) Dir: Gloria Rolando. A documentary about a little-known chapter in the history of Cuba where Haitians were brought to the country as cheap labor to work in the sugar cane fields and coffee plantations in the beginning of the 20th century. Despite the discrimination suffered by the Haitians, the Creole language, voodoo and other musical and dance traditions remain in the cultural landscape of Cuba, even after the workers were shipped back to Haiti when they were no longer needed. Spanish with English subtitles. DVD. 59 minutes. Note: Filmmaker Gloria Rolando will be present at the screening and will lead a post-screening discussion.
How to Survive a Plague
Tuesday, October 21, 7:30pm, Sarratt Cinema
Presented by: Gregory Barz, Associate Professor of Musicology (Ethnomusicology), and Faculty Head of North House
USA (2012) Dir: David France. The story of two coalitions—ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group)—whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition. Despite having no scientific training, these self-made activists infiltrated the pharmaceutical industry and helped identify promising new drugs, moving them from experimental trials to patients in record time. With never-before-seen archival footage from the 80s and 90s, France puts the viewer smack in the middle of the controversial actions, the heated meetings, the heartbreaking failures, and the exultant breakthroughs of heroes in the making. DVD. 110 minutes. Partial funding provided by North House, The Commons.
Wednesday, October 22, 7:30pm, Sarratt Cinema
Presented by: Samira Sheikh, Associate Professor of History, Asian Studies, and Islamic Studies
UK, India, France (1988) Dir: Mira Nair. After the boy Krishna is kicked out of his home and abandoned by the circus, he takes a train to Bombay where he joins a community of street kids and gets a job selling tea for a street bar. He befriends the heroin-addicted Chillum who sells drugs for the local dealer, and the girl Manju, the daughter of a prostitute. Krishna dreams on saving 500 rupees to return home, but life on the streets of Bombay is not easy. Mira Nair’s first feature was made with non-actors, including a number of street children. A superb film that gives a bird’s eye view into the plight of India’s urban street children. Hindi and English with English subtitles. DVD. 113 minutes.Partial funding provided by the Department of History.
International Student & Scholar Advisor