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Recreation and Wellness Center

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 wellness.center@vanderbilt.edu 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
Office: 615.343.0538



Blair School of Music’s Conversation Series


Blair School of Music Hosts A Conversation with Sheryl Crow, November 4

Rock legend Sheryl Crow will speak at the Blair School of Music this fall as part of the popular Conversations Series. On Tuesday, November 4, Senior Lecturer Jen Gunderman will conduct an informal on-stage conversation with the singer, followed by a Q&A session with the audience.

“As a musician and a songwriter, the craft of music is very important to me,” Crow said. “I’m excited to have the opportunity to pull back the curtain on what that process looks like, especially for an audience that takes music education so seriously.”

“Sheryl Crow is one of music’s most exciting and busiest artists,” said Blair School Dean Mark Wait, “and I am thrilled that she has graciously agreed to appear in Blair’s Conversations Series.”

Crow is a nine-time Grammy winner who has sold more than 35 million albums around the world. She has performed duets with such musical luminaries as Sting and Mick Jagger, has been nominated for an additional 27 Grammys, and has released eight studio albums (seven charting Top 10, four of them platinum-plus), a quadruple-platinum greatest-hits collection, and a Christmas album.

Her most recent album, Feels Like Home, captures the sound of a great and established artist enjoying a kind of fresh start. It features songs on which Crow collaborated with her longtime guitar player and frequent co-writer Jeff Trott (with whom she co-wrote such past Crow classics as “If It Makes You Happy,” “My Favorite Mistake” and “Every Day Is A Winding Road”), as well as such Nashville songwriters as Chris DuBois, Luke Laird, Natalie Hemby and Chris Stapleton, among others.

Crow has a combined 40 Top 10s on the Billboard Hot 100, Adult Top 40, Adult Contemporary, Mainstream Top 40, Triple A (with the most No. 1 singles among women in the chart’s 17-year history) and Hot Country Songs charts, as well as a Top 20 solo country single.

She is a passionate supporter of a variety of environmental and health-related charities, including The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, The NRDC, The World Food Program, and Feeding America.

Jen Gunderman, who will interview Crow and moderate the audience Q&A, is Senior Lecturer in Music History at the Blair School. Courses she teaches include History of Rock Music, and Women and Rock Music. Gunderman is uniquely well-qualified to interview Crow, having toured with her for the past year and a half. She is currently on leave from teaching at the Blair School while playing keyboard and accordion and singing in Crow’s band.

“Sheryl is one of the most influential and well-respected musicians of our generation,” Gunderman said. “Her singing has been admired by everyone from Michael Jackson to Luciano Pavarotti, her songwriting has produced both enduring radio hits and edgy experimentation, and she plays most of the instruments on several of her albums. It’s going to be a great night.”

The Conversations Series first launched in 1995, when Jim Foglesong, a top music industry executive and record producer, and classical guitarist John Johns interviewed guitar legend Chet Atkins. Other artists featured in the series have included singer and guitarist Peter Frampton, fiddler Mark O’Connor, pianist Awadagin Pratt, singer Amy Grant, violinist Joshua Bell, mandolinist and country singer Marty Stuart, songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman, guitarist and Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler, singer Steve Earle, songwriter, composer and musician Randy Newman, singer-songwriter John Hiatt, singer Eddy Arnold, singer Wynonna Judd, and singer and pianist Ben Folds.

A Conversation with Sheryl Crow will take place at 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 4, in Ingram Hall at the Blair School of Music. The event is free and open to the public and seating is first-come, first-served, so plan to arrive early!

Kristin Whittlesey, Director of External Relations. 615-322-7656. kristin.whittlesey@vanderbilt.edu


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

Contact: anja.bandas@vanderbilt.edu


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.

LED Talks

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.

If you have any questions, you can email Brandie VanOrder at studentleadership@vanderbilt.edu, come by our office in Sarratt 339, and follow the Facebook event for updates!


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.


Salaam Bombay!

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.

Marci Angevine
International Student & Scholar Advisor
Vanderbilt University
e: marci.angevine@vanderbilt.edu