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Lavender Celebration

Join the Vanderbilt Office of LGBTQI Life for a celebration of the achievements and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and allied graduating undergraduate and graduate students, in addition to current student leaders.

This event is open to ALL students, staff, and faculty who wish to share a great meal in good company and help us celebrate graduation and LGBTQI advocacy on campus and in the larger Nashville community. If you wish to participate in the ceremony as a graduating student, please feel free to contact Francesca Walker (francesca.e.walker@vanderbilt.edu) with any questions.

 

 

Nichols Humanitarian Fund Award: 33 Students Selected

Thirty-three students have been selected to receive the Nichols Humanitarian Fund Award to pursue humanitarian projects during the summer of 2015.  The award enables students to work with communities on humanitarian efforts including human rights, public health, immigrant rights, early childhood education, microfinance, and environmental sustainability. The average GPA of the student recipients is 3.5 and the countries where they will work include South Africa, Vanuatu, Morocco, Thailand, Guyana, Ecuador, Russia, India, Nepal, and England. Since its establishment, the Fund has awarded 218 scholarships to Vanderbilt students to enable them to pursue humanitarian missions to virtually every region of the world.

For more information about the new recipients please visit: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/nicholsfund/new-recipients/.

 

 

Summer Internship with BRET

Summer Internship • Summer 2015

The Office of Career Development
Biomedical Research Education and Training • Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Created in 2005, the BRET Office of Career Development provides career and professional development services and enrichment activities for VUMC PhD graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the biomedical and biological sciences. This position will further gain an understanding of program management and administration in the career development office of a higher education program.

-maintain Career Development blog and website
-research alumni outcomes
-maintain social media platforms
-create marketing material for programs and events
-maintain employer database and other data management systems as needed
-track attendance at events
-create outcome comparisons and graphics
-lend program support to career events
-duties as needed

 

We are looking for an undergraduate or graduate school student who can work with us over the summer. We also hope they have the following skills:

-excellent communicator, writer, and proofreader
-must have proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
-must have previous experience creating flyers and other promotional materials
-flexible, adaptable, eager, and open to new projects
-interest in biomedical science is a plus but not required.
-interest in higher education is a plus but not required.

 

We will offer you job creativity, independence to work on projects, flexibility of schedule, and opportunities to expand on your interest in higher education administration.

 

Skills to be developed and/or honed through the internship include:

  • Program Administration
  • Career Planning
  • Social Media awareness
  • Writing
  • Resume/CV and Cover Letter skills

 

This paid position is located in 340 Light Hall, 2215 Garland Avenue, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN. Hours would vary from 25-35 hours a week.

 

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to Kate Stuart (kate.stuart@vanderbilt.edu), Program Manager, Office of Career Development, by Thursday, April 30, 2015.

 

Please explore our website before applying:
https://medschool.vanderbilt.edu/career-development/.

 

 

World on Wednesday

“The World in Our Neighborhoods: Nashville Through the Lens of a Photographer”

Presented by: Levon Mkrtchyan, Photographer

Date: Wednesday, April 15th, 12:10 p.m. – 1 p.m.

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

Food and refreshments will be provided

Sponsored by: International Student and Scholar Services

International Lens Film Series

Silent Souls

Tuesday, April 14, 7:30pm, Sarratt Cinema
Presented by: Jason Strudler, Lecturer, Department of German
and Slavic Languages.

Russia (2010) Dir: Aleksey Fedorchenko. This mystical masterpiece about a lonely man who helps a widower perform last rites for his wife is a haunting and beautiful road-trip. A meditation on death and sex, it’s a melancholy and touchingly profound folk tale. Russian with English subtitles. 35mm. 78 mins. Partially funded by the Department of German and Slavic Languages and the Russian, East European, and Central Asian Club (REECA).

 

Hidden Pictures

Wednesday, April 15, 7:30pm, Sarratt Cinema
Presented by: Vanderbilt Psychological Counseling Center (PCC).

USA, China, France, India, South Africa (2013) Dir: Delaney Ruston. Ruston experienced the silence that surrounds mental illness from her own family experience. Learning that 450 million people globally have a mental health condition, she realizes their plight is the most hidden of all. Her journey uncovers stories in India, South Africa, China, France, and the US where powerful narratives involving bipolar illness, depression, schizophrenia and anxiety show the universality of our seemingly different worlds. English. DVD. 60 mins. Funding by PCC.

 

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

 

 

 

Recreation and Wellness

Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center

 

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Open House Weekend: Enjoy the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center free of charge all weekend, Friday, May 8 through Sunday, May 10! We have a Spring Into Fun Run 5K, a Fit-A-Thon, and a Swim School Soiree planned.

Spring Into Fun Run 5K: Join us for a Spring Into Fun Run 5K planned for Saturday, May 9 at 9 AM. All ages and levels welcome to this fun filled day! Registration costs $20 and must be paid at the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center Offices. The registration fee must be paid within 2 business days in order to be officially registered.

First Annual Vanderbilt Fit-A-Thon: Come out Saturday, May 9 from 9-10 AM and motivate yourself to finish our FitaThon challenge. Each participant will complete 100 Body Squats, 100 Crunches, 100 Line Jumps or Step-Overs, 1 mile Run Or Walk, and set your own personal goal too!

Swim School Soiree 2015: Make plans to attend our first Swim School Soiree Saturday, May 9 from 3-6 PM. Food will be served, followed by two hours of swim time! Please RSVP on our website by Monday, May 4 to ensure your spot!


VRWC Field Day: End of the semester stress getting to you? Come out to the VRWC to enjoy a reminder of the fun times in elementary school. Join us Saturday, April 11 from 11 AM – 2 PM for the Vanderbilt Field Day 2015. We will have tournament games, indoor games, individual games, and a 5K Fun Run from 2–4 PM!


We are now hiring climbing wall staff for summer and fall of 2015. For more information or to apply, email Steven Rubin. (steven.r.rubin@vanderbilt.edu)


We are now hiring lifeguards and swim instructors for Summer 2015. Email Kit Wilson for more information (kit.wilson@vanderbilt.edu)


Walking Wednesdays is every Wednesday now through June 24. Meet at Eskind Library at 11:30 a.m. and do some short stretches before walking around campus for 30 minutes. Contact Lori Cowan at lori.l.cowan@vanderbilt.edu with questions.


Intramural Schedule

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


Private Boxing Lessons

Coach Tramaine Crook will now be offering private boxing lessons in addition to the beginner and advanced clinics. Registration information can be found online on the VRWC website or in the main office.

Individual: $50.00/hour

Groups of 2+: $35.00/person/hour

1. Print and fill out the registration packet.

2. Bring your packet and payment into the Office of Campus Recreation (Mon-Fri, 8-5pm).

3. Coach T will contact you to set up your training times

Please contact Jennifer Ray at jennifer.e.ray@vanderbilt.edu with any questions.


Grab and go information provided once a week in the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center on a nutrition topic to help support our heating healthfully.

Thursday April 16, 4 – 5PM Portion VS Serving

Check out a portion of food vs a serving. Learn quick and easy tips for consuming ‘a serving’ of food to avoid overeating, support weight maintenance, and getting a variety of food.  At this ‘grab and go’ information station, enjoy a serving of a favored comfort food.

Contact Marilyn Holmes at marilyn.c.holmes@vanderbilt.edu or (615) 343-2638 for questions or other information about this program.

 

Monthly cooking demonstrations by celebrated chefs, registered dietitians, and expert guests offered to support our healthy eating.

Friday April 17, 12 – 1PM,  Vandy Cooks with Sous Chef Brian Hancock

Join Sous Chef Brian Hancock as he prepares creative healthy dishes, and shares recipes for sharing with friends and family at the many upcoming spring celebrations.

Contact Marilyn Holmes at Marilyn.c.holmes@vanderbilt.edu or (615) 343-2638 for questions or other information about this program.


Check them out the new Group Fitness classes now being offered!

Aqua Zumba: Mondays from 6:30 – 7 pm in the shallow end of the pool with Hannah

Powerlift: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 – 1 pm in S4 with Gerry

TRX: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 – 1 pm in the TRX area with Stephanie


Visit Smoothie King @ Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center

New Hours: Mon – Fri 7 am – 10:30 pm, Sat 10 am – 9:30 pm, Sun 1 pm – 9:30 pm



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

 

Outdoor Recreation

NOW HIRING . . .

OUTDOOR REC. SUMMER JOBS AVAILABLE:

  1. At the Outdoor Recreation Center (21 hours a week. M-F, beginning in May!)
  2. At the Climbing Wall (4-8 hours a week, beginning in May or June)
  3. At the Climbing Wall with Camp Vandy Children (20 – 25 hours a week, M-F, June 1 to July 31)
  4. As a Camp Vandy Wild Counselor for 2 weeks.  (June 22-26 and July 13-17.)

WHO: Must be a current Vanderbilt Student, returning to class in the fall.

PAY: $7.25/hour, possibly more for the Camp Vandy jobs.

APPLY: by Wednesday, April 15.

For more info, visit www.vanderbilt.edu/outrec or email outdoorrec@vanderbilt.edu

CALL:

Linda at 615-343-7898 for O.R.C. positions.

Steven at 615-936-8527 for Climbing positions and for Camp Vandy Wild

 

 

Lavender Celebration

Join the Vanderbilt Office of LGBTQI Life for a celebration of the achievements and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and allied graduating undergraduate and graduate students, in addition to current student leaders.

This event is open to ALL students, staff, and faculty who wish to share a great meal in good company and help us celebrate graduation and LGBTQI advocacy on campus and in the larger Nashville community. If you wish to participate in the ceremony as a graduating student, please feel free to contact Francesca Walker (francesca.e.walker@vanderbilt.edu) with any questions.

 

 

Undergraduate Student Staff Member Positions

Hiring Dates: Mid-August 2015 – April 2016 

Hours: 10 per week (we may consider additional hours if you are on Federal Work Study); hours will fall within the standard work day (9 am-5 pm) Monday-Friday

Compensation: $8/hour

Application information is available here.

Questions? Please contact Whitney Ezell at whitney.ezell@vanderbilt.edu.

 

Silent Epidemic: Eating Disorders on College Campuses

Hosted by the Office of Wellness Programs & Alcohol Education, Vanderbilt Recovery Support, Integrative Life Center, and Blue Community LLC.

Johanna Kandel is the founder/CEO of The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness and author of Life Beyond Your Eating Disorder (Harlequin).  Since October 2000, Johanna has brought information and awareness about eating disorders to more than 200,000 individuals, nationally and internationally including numerous college campuses. She mentors individuals with eating disorders and their families through their treatment and recovery, helps people to gain information and find the help they need, and advocates for legislation on a state and national level.

Johanna is the current President of the Eating Disorders Coalition.  She is an active participant in National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, and has received many awards for her work, including the Jefferson Award for Public Service©.  Johanna has appeared on national television programs including NBC Nightly News and The Today Show, and has been profiled in the New York Times, Boston Globe, LA Times, and Glamour Magazine.

This event is hosted by the Office of Wellness Programs & Alcohol Education and Vanderbilt Recovery Support, and co-sponsored by the Integrative Life Center and Blue Community, LLC.