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McGill Hour with Dr. James Fraser: Gentrification and Resistance Movements
All Vanderbilt community members are invited to this conversation with Dr. James Fraser about gentrification and resistance movements. Refreshments will be provided. We hope to see you there!
When: Wednesday, Dec. 4th from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Where: McGill House TV Lounge
Sponsored by: The McGill Project
Contact: Luke Nantz, email@example.com
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LGBTQI Life’s Home for the Holidays: A gay ole time!
Friday, Dec. 6th from 12-2 p.m. in the K.C. Potter Center
Mark your calendars. It’s that time of year again…. Home for the Holidays is here! We will have plenty of food for lunch so please bring friends and colleagues. This is going to be a fun filled event in so many ways:
- Great food! We’re covering the basics but please feel free to bring a dish. You can let us know what you’re bringing (we need desserts, veggie, and vegan options)! Please RSVP here if you plan to attend.
- Festive winter and/or holiday sweater contest- come in your favorite winter weather gear, sweater, or pajamas!
- Awakward Family Photo booth- We believe the K.C. Potter Center is a home away from home for many folks and chosen family is sometimes the best kind of family. Come with your chosen family and get a great awkward family photo in our photo booth!
- Most importantly: We will be donating non-perishable food items to the Nashville Cares Pantry for folks who will be home-bound during the Holidays. Please bring a non-perishable food item to donate. Nashville Cares is specifically looking for canned ham and holiday dessert options. See you on December 6th!
December Safe Zone Workshop
Monday, December 16th, 1:30-4:30pm in Sarratt 216/220.
Register here: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/lgbtqi/programs/safe-zone
Safe Zone workshop open to all Vanderbilt students, faculty, and staff and Nashville community members.
The Safe Zone program aims to create a visible network of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI) individuals and their allies by providing an avenue through which any member of the Vanderbilt Community can show their support. This program also creates an educational experience through the Safe Zone Workshop. The Safe Zone workshop is a three hour workshop that encourages student, faculty, and staff to explore their personal identities, cultural identities, privilege, and what it means to be an Ally. After attending this workshop you have the choice to take a Safe Zone placard.
The visible Safe Zone placards extend a physical safe space for LGBTQI students and their allies throughout the campus. This program also creates ongoing educational experiences between Safe Zone members and the Vanderbilt community that encourage student, faculty, and staff to explore cultural identity, values, and stereotypes in order to better understand how these issues impact the greater community.
Safe Zone is run through the Office of LGBTQI Life, part of the Office of the Dean of Students.
If you have any questions or would like more information about the Safe Zone Program, please contact Petey Peterson:firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy Holidays from InnerVU!
Mega Stress Fest
Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center
Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center
Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center Field House is now OPEN
Field House hours of operation are the same as the Recreation Center
unless in use by athletics.
Varsity Team Use
Monday through Friday
6:00 am - 8:00 am
2:00 pm - 7:30 pm
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
2:00 pm – 7:30 pm
No food or drinks other than water in the Field House. Do not exit the Field House through the emergency doors. An alarm will sound.
Check out the video of Inside Vanderbilt’s New Multipurpose Facility http://www.vanderbilt.edu/studentrec/facilities-improvement/
Exam Week Pool Hours – Dec 9th – 15th
Please check out our website at http://www.vanderbilt.edu/studentrec/aquatics/hours-2/
Smoothie King open in the Vanderbilt Student Recreation Center
Special Programming Kick Off @ the New Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center starting Jan., 2nd, 2014
Along with the opening of the new facility, we will be offering several new classes, clinics and programs to help everyone take full advantage of what we have to offer. Please take time to join us at the kick off of these special programming events for the month of January.
For a draft of January’s Group Fitness Schedule, please check out our website at http://www.vanderbilt.edu/studentrec/special-programming-kick-off/
Registration for the 5 on 5 indoor soccer leagues will be Jan 6 – 10. Registration fee is $10 / team. Register in the Office of Campus Recreation Monday - Friday 8:30 am – 5 pm. Games begin Jan 19th through end of season.
Master Boot Camp Class
Come to this supercharged Boot Camp and be ready for intense sweat! There will be multiple instructors. Jan., 7th from 5 – 6:15 pm, location to be announces. No reservations needed.
Strength and Conditioning Clinic
Learn proper strength and conditioning components from former World and National Champion Strength and Conditioning Coach Todd Suttles. Limited to the first 20 participants. Jan., 8th from 11:45 am to 12:15 pm in the Fitness Center. Registration is required. Email:Todd.email@example.com.
Proper Running Form Clinic
The Running Form Running clinic provides an overview of the most important components and drills to help you run with efficient running form. Limited to 20 participants. Jan., 9th from 11:45 am to 12:15 pm in the on the Field House Track. Registration is required. Email:Todd.firstname.lastname@example.org
An evening with Appalachian Trail endurance hiker and 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year: Jennifer Pharr Davis
When: Thu., Jan. 9 at 7:00 pm
Where: Room East 6A of the Student Recreation Center.
Cost: Admission is free!
Sponsored by: VU Outdoor Recreation Program
Jennifer Pharr Davis is an author, speaker, and three-time Appalachian Trail thru-hiker. Her latest book, Called Again, chronicles her 2011 record-breaking trek, completing the Appalachian Trail in 46 days. She achieved this by speed hiking an average of 47 miles a day. Join us for this world-class athlete’s inspiring story of adventure, hardship, pain, and triumph.
Rec Cross / CPR / 1st Aid / AED Class Dates
Sun., Jan. 12th
Sun., Jan 26th
Sun., Feb 2nd
Sun., Mar 16
Cost: $120 / person
*Each student will receive a Red Cross certificate upon passing the class
* Must register by 5 pm on the Thursday before the class in the Office of Campus Recreation.
Intro to Climbing Anchors
This session is designed to teach participants the basics of setting up two bolt climbing anchors. On Jan., 13th, at 5 pm at the climbing wall. We will discuss a variety of topics including: knots, anatomy of anchors, carabineer selection, and principles of safe anchor practices. Prior climbing experience is not required. Duration: 1 – 1.5 hours. Registration not required.
Let’s Get Knotty
Do you struggle to understand the difference between bights, bends, and loops? Is the concept of tying a hitch more overwhelming than tax day? Then this classroom session is for you! On Jan. 14, at 5 PM we will cover a variety of commonly used knots and hitches to enhance your understanding and knowledge of rope work. Duration: 1 hour. Location to be announced. Registration not required.
Come learn more ALL that wellness really means and ways to balance your wellness “wheel”. Jan., 14, from 4:00 to 5:00 pm, location to be announces. No reservations needed.
Urban S ‘mores
Tue, Jan 14 from 4 – 6 pm come join some of the Outdoor Rec. staff around the campfire (using our portable fire pit on the new concrete) for s ’mores, the American way at the Concrete Courtyard, in between the Student Rec. Center and the new Field house. We will have camp chairs and provide the marshmallows, chocolate bars, and graham crackers and even some marshmallow forks for you to use. There is NO cost; just bring your own water bottle as these tasty treats will make you thirsty.
Master Class 1
A sampling of multiple styles of group fitness and aerobics. Come join us for all or part of this class. There will be multiple instructors. Jan., 15th from 5 to 6:30 pm, location to be announces. No reservations needed.
Stroke and Turn Clinics
To provide stroke instruction for swimmers of all ages and abilities to improve their speed, efficiency, and endurance. Swim Clinics focuses on the swimmer’s individual abilities and works to perfect their strokes through drills, verbal and physical reinforcement and conditioning. Registration not required. Clinic held Jan., 15th, 20th and 21st from 11:30 am to noon.
Family Swim Night on Fri, Jan 17th from 6 to 8 pm
Vanderbilt faculty and staff are invited to bring their families to a free swim at the Campus Recreation pool from 6 to 8 p.m. One guest is allowed per child. Bring your staff ID and your own towel. For more information, call 343-6627.
Demonstration Kitchen Class
Come learn how to make easy snacks for studying- using only your microwave! January 21st from 4:30 to 6:00 pm in the Demonstration Kitchen on the first floor of the Rec Center.
Come to this exhibition class an experience a blend of Pilates and Yoga. January 23rd, at 5:30 pm, location to be announces. No reservations needed.
Ever wanted to teach aerobics??? Learn the bare basics of teaching group fitness. Anatomy, kinesiology and more. Taught by Becky Harrison M.Ed, January 26th, from 3:00 to 4:00 pm, location to be announces. No reservations needed.
Swim Lessons Dates: Jan 27 – Mar 27
Both Group and Private lessons are offered year-round. Group lessons are offered for children at beginner levels and aimed to help children feel comfortable in the water and teach beginner level skills. Private lessons are offered to both children and adults. These lessons focus on your needs, ranging from bubble-blowing to improving stroke technique and efficiency in the water for competitive swimmers and triathlon participants.
- Private Lessons Time Slots: 4:00 pm & 6:15 pm – $150
- Group Lessons Time Slots: 4:00 pm, 4:45 pm & 5:30 pm – $60
Always wanted to play racquetball but were not sure how. Maybe you need a brush up on the rules or shot selection. This clinic is for you then. Tuesday evening’s classes will feature an introduction to the rules and basic shots will be taught. Starting January 27th and running for three weeks this class will introduce you to a lifetime sport for a lifetime of fun.
Always wanted to try a new sport? Interested in learning more about a certain sport? This is for you. Our Sport Club program will be hosting several play nights in January where they will demonstrate and give you a chance to try something new. Please watch our web for sports and times starting in January
Check out demonstrations and learn how to become involved in our martial arts programs. From forms to self defense these demonstrations will show you how to unleash your inner ninja. (No date has been established yet
Wilderness First Aid Course
Dates: Sat., Feb. 8 and Sun., Feb. 9
Time: 9 am – 5 pm both days
Location: V.U. Outdoor Recreation Center
Registration has begun.
This course is designed to prepare individuals who program, recreate, and enjoy the outdoors to encounter medical emergencies in a back country setting with confidence and competence. Through a combination of classroom instruction and field based exercises, participants will gain valuable experience in addressing the needs of outdoor based emergencies. Over the course of the 16 hrs, or two 8 hour days, participants will learn: patient assessment, patient stabilization, comprehensive first aid and a variety of improvised implementation methods, as well as learn the skills necessary to implement patient evacuation.
For more information about registration, please check out our website at http://www.vanderbilt.edu/studentrec/outdoorrec/wilderness-first-aid-courses/.
Vanderbilt Recreation & Wellness Center Hours:
Mon.- Thu 5:30 am – 11 pm
Fri 5:30 am – 12 am
Sat 9 am – 10 pm
Sun 12 pm – 11 pm
SPRING BREAK 2014
MAR 1 – 9, 2014 (Sat. – Sun.)
CANOE-CAMPING @ Gulf Coast: Florida and Alabama
Cost: $385 // Sign-up by: Fri, Dec. 13 // Pre-Trip Meeting: Tue, Jan. 7 at 6 pm
We are taking a break from the Grand Canyon trip again this year. Instead, we will be driving down to the Gulf Coast for some more canoeing adventures! This trip was a huge success in 2010 and we are bringing it back, with a few suggested revisions. First, we’ll check out the wildlife in Big Lagoon State Park, FL. The lagoon is located just inland from the gulf. Next we’ll travel to the Styx River in southern AL for a canoeing day trip on a beautiful river. This will be a learning experience for some and a refreshing of canoeing skills for others. We will bring mostly canoes, but also 2-3 touring kayaks that we can take turns paddling. There will be a chance to hang out at the beach on the coast before heading to Florida’s Blackwater River State Forest. We will camp at Bear Lake where we can sleep in, go hiking, or canoeing on the small lake. Finally, we will go on a 5-day, 4-night canoe-camping trip down the incredible Blackwater River. (The water is a dark, tannin-stained color, but it contrasts vividly with the snow-white sand bars at each bend). This is definitely an area that you have to just be there to experience all of its beauty. No experience is necessary for this week of camping and paddling, but you must know how to swim. In order to properly prepare for this fun adventure, plan on attending 2-3 Pre-Trip Meetings. Estimated trip duration: 6:30 am Sat. to 4 pm Sun. For more info, please check our web at www.vanderbilt.edu/outrec Cost includes: van transportation, in-camp food, group equipment (including the canoes and kayaks), permits, camping fees, entrance fees and a cheap hotel in Alabama on the last night. Space is limited, so don’t delay.
MAR 1 – 7, 2014 (Sat. – Fri.)
(Int. – Adv.) ROCK CLIMBING & CAMPING & WHITEWATER RAFTING @ New River Gorge, WV
Cost: $440 // Sign-up by: Fri, Dec. 13 // Pre-Trip Meeting: Wed, Jan. 8 at 6 pm
This spring break the Outdoor Rec. team will be heading back to the New River Gorge for an exciting week of climbing and white water rafting in one of the premier destinations in the SE. The New River Gorge is home to thousands of climbs in over 12 different areas that will serve as our wilderness proving ground. So get ready to test your skills on a variety of climbs ranging from slabs to overhanging forearm blasters! In addition to the climbing, we will spend one of our days rafting on the Lower New River. This section of river boasts big water and class IV rapids on a wide portion of the New with great recovery pools! Prior climbing experience is required and participants should be able to comfortably climb 5.7 face and crack climbs. Estimated trip duration: 9 am Sat. to 8 pm Fri. This trip is limited to 7 participants, SO DON’T DELAY!!! Cost includes: van transportation, food while camping, group equipment, climbing gear (except shoes), camping & entrance fees, and WW rafting fees.
To sign up for a trip, come to the Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC), located on 2600 Children’s Way, kind of behind the Student Rec. Center, and pay a deposit or the full amount of the trip. The ORC accepts cash, check, 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.
23rd Annual Sarratt Holiday Arts Festival
Join us for the 23rd Annual Sarratt Holiday Arts Festival! You’ll find wonderful handmade items from Tennessee’s best craft based artists. Open daily from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm the show features jewelry, pottery, book arts, glass, ornaments, leather, and more.
Opening on Monday, December 2, 2013 in the Sarratt Gallery the event is free and open to the public through Saturday, December 7. And new this year: our invited local artisan vendors: Bang Candy, Nola Granola, SoberDough, Haulin’ Oats and the popular Thistle Farms.
Affordable prices, exceptional quality, hand made in Tennessee guarantees that you’ll find wonderful gifts for everyone on your list (and maybe a little something special for yourself).
For more information, please visit: www.vanderbilt.edu/sarrattart
Great American Smokeout
Great American Smokeout
Thursday, November 21st
Join the Office of Wellness Programs and Alcohol Education for the Great American Smokeout! This event, which falls on the third Thursday of November each year, is designed to provide resources for individuals to quit smoking in an effort to enhance overall health and wellness.
Pick up a free quit kit, which contains a variety of resources and items to promote the cessation of tobacco and marijuana. Quit kits will be available for students, faculty, and staff at the following times and locations:
- Commons Center: 11am-2pm
- Rand: 11am-2pm
- Student Rec Center: 4pm-6pm
Contact Aubree Henderson (email@example.com) with any questions.