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2015 Cuninggim Lecture on Women in Culture and Society

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.


 

Recreation and Wellness

Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center

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


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
Tennis Doubles                                                  Mar 23 – 27                 April 5
Mixed Doubles Tennis                                      Mar 23 – 27                 April 5
Kickball                                                                Mar 30 – Apr 3            April 8
Softball Extravaganza                                       Mar 30 – Apr 3            April 9
 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
New Hours Mon – Fri 7 am – 10:30 pm, Sat 10 am – 9:30 pm, Sun 1 pm – 9:30 pm


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

Thursday March 26, 5:30 – 6:30 Vandy Cooks with Sous Chef Brian Hancock

Join Sous Chef Brian Hancock as he prepares creative healthy dishes, and shares recipes for gathering with friends and family at tailgating or other game day parties.

 

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.

Friday, March 27, 9-10 AM Beat the Mid-Morning Slump with these Healthy Snacks
Stop by to taste samples and get ideas for mid-morning snacks sure to put ‘pep in your step’ while providing a portion of your daily nutrients.

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


February 1– March 31 – Log in to a Preva networked cardio machine 25+ days to win prizes in the PREVA LOGIN CHALLENGE! http://ow.ly/HYJBE


Vanderbilt Swim School Private Swim Lessons

Offered now through April 2nd.

All classes are held on Monday and Wednesdays or Tuesday and Thursday for two weeks in a row.

All private lessons consist of four 40-minute classes at a cost of $150 per session.

Private Instruction is designed for individual attention on strokes of your choice. The instructor can start from the beginning or help with stroke refinement or teaching additional strokes. Private Lessons are for ages 2 and up.

 

Online registration offered at https://campscui.active.com/orgs/VanderbiltSwimSchool#/selectSessions/878103.

 


Check 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

*Stop by one of our Aqua Zumba classes in the month of March and receive a prize!

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


Couch to 5k & Half Marathon Clinics

February 9 – April 2

Whether you are brand   new to running or getting ready for race season, join VRWC Fitness Associates, Wade Evans and Tony Lewis for an 8 week training program that includes weekly training schedules and led instruction. Every participant receives a Country Music Marathon registration discount and 4 lucky winners will receive their CMM entry on us!

Drop in, no need to register.

Mondays:
7 am – Couch to 5k
6:30 pm – ½ Marathon

Thursdays:
7 am – ½ Marathon
6:30 pm – Couch to 5k

Check out our website for more information at http://www.vanderbilt.edu/recreationandwellnesscenter/fitness/programs/c25k-12-marathon-clinic/


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

 

2015 Magnolia Awards Ceremony

Join us and celebrate the amazing work that you and your friends do for Vanderbilt at the 2015 Magnolia Awards Ceremony.  This event will take place on April 13th in the SLC.  The reception will take place at 5:30 pm and the ceremony will begin promptly at 6 pm.

Please RSVP for this event if you would like to attend.  Questions regarding the ceremony may be directed towil.delossantos@vanderbilt.edu.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor Recreation Adventure Trips

 

 

MAR 27-29 (Fri. – Sun.)
Climbing and Camping @ Jackson Falls, IL
Cost:  $73
Sign-up by: Mon, Mar 23
Pre-Trip Meeting:  Tue, Mar 24 at 6 pm

Join the VU Outdoor Rec. Program as we head to the mid-west climbing location of Jackson Falls, IL.   This trip will offer participants the opportunity to test their climbing skills on bullet hard sand stone cliffs.  We will depart Friday night to camp out and spend the duration of our Saturday climbing.  We will also climb half the day on Sunday before heading back.  Jackson Falls offers a plethora of climbing styles to push your prowess and abilities.  Price includes all technical climbing gear, instruction, group camping gear, transportation and food while on site.   Climbing shoe rental is $5.50 extra.  Estimated trip duration: 6 pm Fri. – 5 pm Sun. ***Note: Participants should be able to comfortably climb 5.8***

 

 

 

APR 4 (Sat)
BOULDERING (Interm. – Adv.) @ Little Rock City, TN
Cost:  $43
Sign-up by:  Fri, Mar 27
Pre-Trip Meeting:  Tue, Mar 31 at 5 pm

Join the VU Outdoor Rec climbers for a day of ego-bruising, stone crushing, and awesomeness as we descend upon one of the east coast’s most renowned boulder fields, Little Rock City.  This field is home to the many notable boulder problems that could keep the most seasoned climbers busy for years.  Little Rock City is the location of the third and final leg of the country’s only outdoor climbing competition, the Triple Crown Bouldering Series.  We will spend the day testing the limits of our strength as well as our skin!  Price includes food, transportation, entrance fee, and technical climbing equipment.  Climbing shoe rental is $5.50 extra.  Space is limited to 8 people so don’t delay!!!  Estimated trip duration: 7 am – 7 pm

 

 

 

 

APR 12 (Sunday)
KAYAK TOURING @ Center Hill Lake, TN
Cost:  $37
Sign-up by: Fri, Apr 3

Kayak touring is a fun, relaxing way to explore a lake.  We will spend part of the day paddling around on scenic Center Hill Lake in middle Tennessee.  Highlights will include wooded shorelines and checking out a cove or two.  Beginners are welcome.  All paddling equipment is provided.  Estimated trip duration:  8 am – 5 pm.

 

 

 

MAY 21-28 (Thur. to Thur.)
Rock Climbing, Hiking, and Camping @ Zion National Park, UT
Cost:  $675 + your round trip airfare to Las Vegas
Sign-up by: Fri, Apr 3

The Vanderbilt Outdoor Recreation Program will be headed out west this summer to climb, rappel, hike, and otherwise scramble through the canyons of southern Utah.  We will meet in the Las Vegas Airport and then drive 3.5 hours northeast to the campground at Zion National Park.  If you get excited at the notion of hiking to the top of spots with names like, “Angel’s Landing” or rappelling deep into “Mystery Canyon,” only to scramble on and see sights few get the chance to see, then this trip is for you.   Come make your summer an enchanting one!  Prior climbing experience is required and participants should be able to comfortably climb 5.8 slab, face, and crack climbs to get the most out of this experience.

This trip is limited to the first 7 people who sign up! FOR MORE INFO:  Contact Steven Rubin, Outdoor Recreation Activities Coordinator, at outdoorrec@vanderbilt.edu or at 615-936-8527.

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TRIP REGISTRATION:

  • To Sign up for an adventure trip online go to www.vanderbilt.edu/outrec. Find the specific type of trip on the Trip Schedule dropdown.  Click link to register for that trip. You can also sign up at the Outdoor Rec Center (Fri. and Mon. 12 noon – 6 pm and Tues., Wed., Thurs., 3-6 pm).  The ORC is located at 2600 Children’s Way.
  • Spot will be held for two business days.  Payment must be received in the Office of Campus Recreation located upstairs in the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center (VRWC). Office hours 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, M – F. Accepted: cash, check, credit card, debit card, or the Vanderbilt Commodore Card.

For more information about a trip, the climbing wall, kayak workshops or equipment rentals, please e-mail to outdoorrec@vanderbilt.edu or call Linda at 615-343-7898.
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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

 

International Lens Film Series

The New Black

RESCHEDULED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER 
MONDAY, MARCH 23rd, 7:30pm, Sarratt Cinema
Presented by: Dr. Frank Dobson, Director of the Black Cultural Center,
and Petey Peterson,
Program Coordinator in the Office of LGBTQI Life.
USA (2013) Dir: Yoruba Richen. A documentary that shows activists,
families and clergy on both sides of the campaign to legalize gay marriage and
examines homophobia in the black community’s institutional pillar – the black
church. It reveals the Christian right’s strategy of exploiting this phenomenon
to pursue an anti-gay political agenda. English. Blu-Ray. 74 mins. Funding
provided by the Office of LGBTQI Life and the Black Cultural Center.

 

 

 

 

The Chess Players

Tuesday, March 24, 7:30pm, Sarratt Cinema
Presented by: Samira Sheikh, Associate Professor of History,
Asian Studies and Islamic Studies.

India (1977) Dir: Satyajit Ray. Based on a story by Munshi Premchand, this satirical film is set in colonial India in 1856. The British Resident of the East India Company has observed that the monarch of Lucknow seems to be completely uninterested in government. Embroiled in a long-running chess rivalry, two local noblemen cannot be bothered with such minor issues as who is governing whom. Meanwhile, conditions in the kingdom go from bad to worse. An incisive dissection of culture shock and class privilege. Urdu, English, and Hindi with English subtitles. DVD. 129 mins. Partially funded by the Department of History.

 

 


Lumumba

Wednesday, March 25, 7:30pm, Sarratt Cinema
 
Presented by: Kristin Michelitch, Assistant Professor of Political Science.

France, Belgium, Germany, Haiti (2000) Dir: Raoul Peck. The true story of the rise to power and brutal assassination of the formerly vilified and later redeemed leader of the Congo, Patrice Lumumba. Using newly discovered historical evidence, Lumumba emerges as the heroic sacrificial lamb dubiously portrayed by the international media and led to slaughter by commercial and political interest; a tale of political intrigue and murder. French, Lingala and English with English subtitles. DVD. 115 mins. Partial funding provided by African Student Union student organization and The Department of Political Science.

 

 

 

Contact:

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Marci Angevine
International Student & Scholar Advisor
e: marci.angevine@vanderbilt.edu
w: www.vanderbilt.edu/isss

 

 

Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor Recreation Adventure Trips

 

 

MAY 16-23 (Sat. to Sat.)
Rock Climbing, Hiking, and Camping @ Zion National Park, UT
Cost:  $675 + your round trip airfare to Las Vegas
Sign-up by: Mon, Mar 16
Pre-Trip Meeting:  Wed, Mar 25 at 5 pm

The Vanderbilt Outdoor Recreation Program will be headed out west this summer to climb, rappel, hike, and otherwise scramble through the canyons of southern Utah.  We will meet in the Las Vegas Airport and then drive 3.5 hours northeast to the campground at Zion National Park.  If you get excited at the notion of hiking to the top of spots with names like, “Angel’s Landing” or rappelling deep into “Mystery Canyon,” only to scramble on and see sights few get the chance to see, then this trip is for you.   Come make your summer an enchanting one!  Prior climbing experience is required and participants should be able to comfortably climb 5.8 slab, face, and crack climbs to get the most out of this experience.

This trip is limited to the first 7 people who sign up! FOR MORE INFO:  Contact Steven Rubin, Outdoor Recreation Activities Coordinator, at outdoorrec@vanderbilt.edu or at 615-936-8527.

 

 

 

MAR 21 (Sat)
HIKING @ Twin Arches, Big South Fork NRRA, TN
Cost:  $31
Sign-up by: Mon, Mar 16
Pre-Trip Meeting:  Tue, Mar 17 at 6 pm

Located approximately 150 miles northeast of Nashville, the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area is a great place for hiking.  We will either split into two hiking groups and hike opposite directions on a series of trails totaling 9.9 miles or hike 6.0 miles as one group.   The hike is rated moderately difficult, so hiking boots are advised. Highlights include the impressive Twin Arches, Slave Falls, massive rock walls and incredible overhangs!    Frozen icicles could add to the beauty of this hike.  (Bring extra money for eating dinner out on the way back.)  Estimated trip duration:  7 am – 9 pm.

 

 

 

MAR 22 (Sun)
WHITEWATER KAYAKING @ Clear Creek, TN
Cost:  $75
Sign-up by: Mon, Mar 16
Pre-Trip Meeting:  Tue, Mar 17 at 5 pm

If the March showers bring us enough rain, then we’re off to paddle the beautiful waters of Clear Creek. This is a fantastic destination for beginner paddlers looking for something a bit more challenging than the Hiwassee. The consistent elevation drop and exciting turns through the boulders make for an exhilarating day on the river.  Experience is necessary and a solid roll is a must.  This trip is limited to the first 6 people who sign up.  Estimated trip duration:  7 am to 10 pm. Note: There will be two pool sessions available to participants of this trip to work with kayak instructors on your roll prior to the trip.  Participation in at least one of these sessions is mandatory:  Wed. Mar. 11 or Wed. Mar. 18 from 7 – 9 pm.

 

 

 

MAR 27-29 (Fri. – Sun.)
Climbing and Camping @ Jackson Falls, IL
Cost:  $73
Sign-up by: Fri, Mar 20
Pre-Trip Meeting:  Tue, Mar 24 at 6 pm

Join the VU Outdoor Rec. Program as we head to the mid-west climbing location of Jackson Falls, IL.   This trip will offer participants the opportunity to test their climbing skills on bullet hard sand stone cliffs.  We will depart Friday night to camp out and spend the duration of our Saturday climbing.  We will also climb half the day on Sunday before heading back.  Jackson Falls offers a plethora of climbing styles to push your prowess and abilities.  Price includes all technical climbing gear, instruction, group camping gear, transportation and food while on site.   Climbing shoe rental is $5.50 extra.  Estimated trip duration: 6 pm Fri. – 5 pm Sun. ***Note: Participants should be able to comfortably climb 5.8***

 

 

 

MAR 28 (Sat) 
HORSEBACK RIDING @ Ju Ro Ranch, TN
Cost:  $52
Sign-up by: Fri, Mar 20
Pre-Trip Meeting:  Tue, Mar 24 at 5 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 will have a picnic lunch at a nearby park before returning to VU.  The price includes a tip for the guide.   Estimated trip duration:  9 am – 2 pm.

 

 

 

APR 4 (Sat)
BOULDERING (Interm. – Adv.) @ Little Rock City, TN
Cost:  $43
Sign-up by:  Fri, Mar 27
Pre-Trip Meeting:  Tue, Mar 31 at 5 pm

Join the VU Outdoor Rec climbers for a day of ego-bruising, stone crushing, and awesomeness as we descend upon one of the east coast’s most renowned boulder fields, Little Rock City.  This field is home to the many notable boulder problems that could keep the most seasoned climbers busy for years.  Little Rock City is the location of the third and final leg of the country’s only outdoor climbing competition, the Triple Crown Bouldering Series.  We will spend the day testing the limits of our strength as well as our skin!  Price includes food, transportation, entrance fee, and technical climbing equipment.  Climbing shoe rental is $5.50 extra.  Space is limited to 8 people so don’t delay!!!  Estimated trip duration: 7 am – 7 pm

 

 

 

APR 10-11 (Fri – Sat)
WHITEWATER RAFTING & CAMPING @ Ocoee River, TN
Cost: $94
Sign-up by: Fri, Mar 27
Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, Apr 7 at 5 pm

Whitewater rafting on the Ocoee River is packed with fun and excitement on back-to-back rapids!  After camping out Friday night, we will be guided down the mighty Ocoee in rafts of 5-6 paddlers each.  As a bonus, the Ocoee River is located in a beautiful gorge.   No experience is necessary. The tip for your guide is included.  Estimated trip duration:  6 pm Fri. – 7 pm Sat.

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TRIP REGISTRATION:

  • To Sign up for an adventure trip online go to www.vanderbilt.edu/outrec. Find the specific type of trip on the Trip Schedule dropdown.  Click link to register for that trip. You can also sign up at the Outdoor Rec Center (Fri. and Mon. 12 noon – 6 pm and Tues., Wed., Thurs., 3-6 pm).  The ORC is located at 2600 Children’s Way.
  • Spot will be held for two business days.  Payment must be received in the Office of Campus Recreation located upstairs in the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center (VRWC). Office hours 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, M – F. Accepted: cash, check, credit card, debit card, or the Vanderbilt Commodore Card.

For more information about a trip, the climbing wall, kayak workshops or equipment rentals, please e-mail to outdoorrec@vanderbilt.edu or call Linda at 615-343-7898.
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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

 

 

Recreation and Wellness

Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness

Follow us on Facebook – Vanderbilt Rwc

Follow us on Twitter – @VandyRec


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
 Outdoor Volleyball                                              Mar 16 – 20                March 29
Tennis Doubles                                                    Mar 23 – 27                April 5
Mixed Doubles Tennis                                        Mar 23 – 27                April 5
Kickball                                                                 Mar 30 – Apr 3            April 8
Softball Extravaganza                                        Mar 30 – Apr 3            April 9

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


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.

Tuesday, March 17, 2 -3PM It is Planting Time in Tennessee
Love locally grown fruits and vegetables? Ever thought about growing your own produce? Stop by and get tips for planting your 2015 Tennessee garden.

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


February 1– March 31 – Login to a Preva networked cardio machine 25+ days to win prizes in the PREVA LOGIN CHALLENGE! http://ow.ly/HYJBE


Vanderbilt Swim School Private Swim Lessons Offered now through April 2nd.

All classes are held on Monday and Wednesdays or Tuesday and Thursday for two weeks in a row.

All private lessons consist of four 40-minute classes at a cost of $150 per session.

Private Instruction is designed for individual attention on strokes of your choice. The instructor can start from the beginning or help with stroke refinement or teaching additional strokes. Private Lessons are for ages 2 and up.

Online registration offered at https://campscui.active.com/orgs/VanderbiltSwimSchool#/selectSessions/878103.

 


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


Couch to 5k & Half Marathon Clinics

February 9 – April 2

Whether you are brand   new to running or getting ready for race season, join VRWC Fitness Associates, Wade Evans and Tony Lewis for an 8 week training program that includes weekly training schedules and led instruction. Every participant receives a Country Music Marathon registration discount and 4 lucky winners will receive their CMM entry on us!

Drop in, no need to register.

Mondays:
7 am – Couch to 5k
6:30 pm – ½ Marathon

Thursdays:
7 am – ½ Marathon
6:30 pm – Couch to 5k

Check out our website for more information at http://www.vanderbilt.edu/recreationandwellnesscenter/fitness/programs/c25k-12-marathon-clinic/


Indoor Triathlon

March 22, 2015 is the big event date and registration ends today, March 16th! Beginners and seasoned triathletes receive individual leg practice days as well as a full run through of the course prior to the event.

For registration info, please check out our website at http://www.vanderbilt.edu/recreationandwellnesscenter/fitness/programs/indoor-triathlon/


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


International Lens Film Series

Patema Inverted

Wednesday, March 18, 7:30pm, Sarratt Cinema
Presented by: Gerald Figal, Professor, Department of History and Asian Studies.

Japan (2013) Dir: Yasuhiro Yoshiura. Inventive and heartwarming anime fantasy, Patema lives in an underground world of tunnels, the abandoned ruins of a giant industrial complex. While exploring in a forbidden zone, she tumbles headlong into a place with reversed physics, where if she let go she would “fall up” into the sky and be lost forever. A perspective-twisting sci-fi adventure about two kids separated by opposite gravities. Japanese with English subtitles. Blu-Ray. 99 mins. Partially funded by the Department of History.

 

 

Contact:

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

 

 

 

World on Wednesdays

“Students Bridging Medicine, Public Health, and Global Populations”

Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health

Wednesday, March 18th, 12:00 p.m. – 1 p.m.

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

Food and refreshments will be provided

International Student and Scholar Services