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Safe Spring Break Week

 

Safe Spring Break Week
Presented by the Office of Wellness Programs & Alcohol Education
February 18-27th
Various Campus Locations

 

Part of the Health & Wellness Track of My Vanderbilt Experience

Join the Office of Wellness Programs & Alcohol Education for a variety of wellness-focused events, activities, and giveaways. Pick up your free Safe Spring Break Kit at any of our events!

 

 

Apply by Feb. 27 to speak at TEDxVanderbiltUniversity

Do you have an original idea, big or small? Do you have something to say that would change other’s perceptions?

All members of the Vanderbilt community (students, faculty, staff, & alumni) are invited to apply to share their ideas at TEDxVanderbiltUniversity on Nov. 5, 2015. Student speakers will participate in developmental workshops in the fall semester to prepare their talks.

For more information and to apply by the Feb. 27 deadline, visit tinyurl.com/TEDxVanderbiltUniversity..

If you have any questions, please email Krystal Clark, Associate Director of Student Leadership Development, at krystal.clark@vanderbilt.edu.

 

Recreation and Wellness

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
Soccer                                                                 Feb 23 – 27                 March 15
Ultimate Frisbee                                                Mar 9 – 13                   March 22
March Madness                                                 Mar 9 – 13                   March 22
Outdoor Volleyball                                            Mar 16 – 20                 March 29

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


CLIMBING WALL

1st Annual

Commodore
Climbing Competition!
Mon Feb 23rd at 7 pm

Come enjoy Vanderbilt’s brand new climbing wall at the FIRST annual Commodore Climbing

Comp!  It is FREE for all VRWC Members. There will be food and drink as well as prizes to give away!

 

 

 

 



The Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center and Health Plus present:

Vandy Cooks: Heart Healthy with Executive Chef George Moran
February 27 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Location: Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center Demonstration Kitchen

February is American Heart Month.  Join Executive Chef Moran as he cooks ‘heart healthy’, utilizing fresh products for a lower fat diet.  Creations will include White Bean Broccoli Soup, Chicken and Black Bean Quesadilla and Yogurt, and Kale with Red Onion Grilled Cheese Sandwich. All sample dishes and take home recipes are created by Chef Moran.

The Vandy Cooks demonstrations are offered monthly in the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center Demonstration Kitchen to celebrate healthy eating at Vanderbilt.  The demonstration kitchen is located on the first floor of the Center.

Contact: Marilyn Holmes, (615) 343-2638, marilyn.c.holmes@vanderbilt.edu


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.


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 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. Register today!

 

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


Plank of Fame


The first fitness challenge of the spring is here! The goal is to collect 15,000 plank minutes by the end of February. To contribute your time, see a VRWC Fitness Attendant!
Prizes for the top male and female!


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

 

Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor Recreation Adventure Trips




MAR 14 (Sat)
TRAIL BUILDING @ Bells Bend Park, Nashville, TN
Sign-up by: Wed, Feb. 25
FREE!
Pre-Trip Meeting:  Tue, Mar 10 at 5 pm

Bells Bend Park is a relatively new park in Nashville that is being developed as a more natural park, rather than a “ball field park”. This time we will help build a new mountain biking trail in the park.  Experienced trail volunteers and equipment will be provided to help us.  Lunch is also provided, and hiking afterward is an option.  Estimated trip duration:  8 am – 3 pm.

 

 

MAR 15 (Sun)
CLIMBING (Intermediate – Advanced Climbers) @ T-Wall, TN
Cost:  $44
Sign-up by:  Wed, Feb. 25
Pre-Trip Meeting:  Wed, Mar 11 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.
Note: This is not a beginner trip.  Participants should be able to comfortably 5.9 to really get the most out of this day.

 

 

Summer Expeditions
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: Fri, Mar 13
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: Fri, Mar 13
Pre-Trip Meeting:  Tue, Mar 17 at 6 pm

Join us on a 5.6 mile, moderately difficult hike in the impressive Big South Fork National Recreation Area.  Highlights include Slave Falls, massive rock walls, overhangs, and the Twin Arches, the largest natural bridge complex in Tennessee.  Frozen icicles could add to the beauty of this hike.  We will spend around 6 hours on the hike, taking in all the area has to offer.  Estimated trip duration:  7 am – 9 pm.

 

 

 

 

MAR 22 (Sun)
WHITEWATER KAYAKING
Clear Creek, TN
Cost:  $75

Sign-up by: Fri, Mar 13
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.
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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

 

McGill Hour

McGill Hour: “Alcohol, Sex, & McGill’s Parties”

 

All are welcome to this uncensored trivia night with Katherine Drotos Cuthbert, Sirajah Raheem, and Alex Hollifield about Spring Break & McGill’s parties. Learn how to party safe and pursue healthy, consensual encounters.
Thursday,  February 26th at 6pm

Location: McGill Hall (just a few buildings down from Rand, and across from Alumni Hall)

Sponsored by: The McGill Project

 

Contact: McGill Graduate Program Coordinator luke.nantz@vanderbilt.edu

World on Wednesdays

“Kosher and Halal Food Offerings: Making way for Interfaith Dialogue at the table”

Presented by: Mike Zimmerman and John Compton, Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life

Wednesday, February 25th, 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

OUT in Front LGBTQIA+ & Ally College Conference

OUT in Front LGBTQIA+ & Ally College Conference

To learn more about the conference, please visit:http://www.vanderbilt.edu/lgbtqi/programs/out-in-front.

To register, please visit: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/lgbtqi/programs/out-in-front/out-in-front-registration.

We will also be accepting workshop proposals this year.  We strongly encourage everyone, regardless of enrollment status at a 2- or 4- year institution, to submit a proposal to lead a workshop. Any and all ideas are welcome and we encourage a diversity of perspectives, new takes on previous workshops, and brand new ideas specific to Branching OUT! If you would like to present a workshop at this year OUT in Front Conference please visit: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/lgbtqi/programs/out-in-front/out-in-front-call-for-proposals

If you have any questions at all about the proposals, please contact Alyson Farzad at alyson.farzad@vanderbilt.edu.

To schedule an in-person or video-chat meeting, or to learn more about registration, contact Kait Spear at kaitlin.p.spear@vanderbilt.edu.

Please contact Petey Peterson with any other questions: 

petey.peterson@vanderbilt.edu, (615) 322-3330.

We’d love to see your proposal ideas and we hope you can attend our conference!

 

 

Best wishes,

The OUT in Front 2015 Planning Committee


 

Leaders Heart Lunch

Do not miss a lunch.  Leaders Heart Lunch has a great line up of Founders and CEOs for you to connect with.  For more inforamtion, visit our website at: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/leadership/programs/lhl/

 

Questions may be directed to Wil De Los Santos at wil.delossantos@vanderbilt.edu

 

 

Silent Epidemic: Eating Disorders on College Campuses

 

Silent Epidemic: Eating Disorders on College Campuses
A Campus Conversation with Johanna Kandel
 
Wednesday, February 18th 
11am-12:30pm
Kissam Center Multipurpose Room
Free & Open to the Public
Snacks Provided

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

Part of the Health & Wellness Track of My Vanderbilt Experience

Join Vanderbilt Recovery Support, Integrative Life Center, and Blue Community for a conversation with Johanna Kandel, author of Life Beyond Your Eating Disorder and the founder & CEO of the Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness. Kandel will discuss the issue of eating disorders on college campuses.

 

Safe Spring Break Week

Safe Spring Break Week
Presented by the Office of Wellness Programs & Alcohol Education
February 18-27th
Various Campus Locations

 

Part of the Health & Wellness Track of My Vanderbilt Experience

Join the Office of Wellness Programs & Alcohol Education for a variety of wellness-focused events, activities, and giveaways. Pick up your free Safe Spring Break Kit at any of our events!