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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.


Blair School of Music Conversations 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




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!


Alcohol and Other Drug Awareness Week


Hosted by the Office of Wellness Programs & Alcohol Education
Contact Katherine Drotos Cuthbert with any questions (Katherine.s.drotos@vanderbilt.edu)


World on Wednesdays

Wellness Around the World


Katherine S. Drotos Cuthbert - Office of Wellness and Alcohol Education
Wednesday, October 29th, 12:10pm - 1pm
Student Life Center, Lower Level Rms 1&2 


Open to the public
Food and refreshments provided


Sponsored by International Student and Scholar Services


writeELC Academy

Recreation and Wellness Center

International Lens Film Series

The Anonymous People




Tuesday, October 28, 7:30pm, Sarratt Cinema

Presented by: Katherine Drotos Cuthbert, Office of Wellness Programs & Alcohol Education and Vanderbilt Recovery Support

USA (2013) Dir: Greg D. Williams. A documentary which gives an overview of the American recovery movement including a discussion of Alcoholics Anonymous and its tradition of anonymity. This moving story is told through the faces and voices of the citizens, leaders, volunteers, corporate executives, and public figures who are laying it all on the line to save the lives of others just like them. English. 88 minutes. DVD. Sponsored by the Office of Wellness Programs & Alcohol Education in celebration of Alcohol & Other Drug Awareness Week October 27–31.



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


Outdoor Recreation Center

Outdoor Recreation Adventure Trips

NOV 1 - 2 (Sat. - Sun.)                                           
BACKPACKING @ Savage Gulf, SCRA, TN                                                                  
Cost: $49
Sign-up by:  Fri, Oct. 24
Pre-Trip Meeting:  Tue, Oct 28 at 6 pm

Savage Gulf is a great place to go backpacking.  Specific trails are yet to be determined, but the rewards are similar no matter which way you hike:  waterfalls and panoramic overlooks!  Expect to hike 5 – 9 miles a day on moderately difficult trails.  This trip is designed for the experienced backpacker or the ambitious beginner.  The trails are rocky (and challenging) in places, and easy in other places.  Overall, the reward is well worth the effort.  Estimated trip duration:  7 am Sat. – 6 pm Sun.

NOV 1 (Sat)                                                             
CANOEING @ Green River, Mammoth Cave National Park, KY                            
Cost: $39       
Sign-up by:  Fri, Oct. 24
Pre-Trip Meeting:  Tue, Oct 28 at 5 pm

The Green River floats right through Mammoth Cave National Park!  We will canoe a 6.5 mile stretch of the deep river (great for beginners).  The scenic river is surrounded by wooded hills and some exposed bluffs and caves.  The fall colors should be impressive.  Estimated trip duration:  7 am – 8 pm.

NOV 8 (Sat)                     
(Beginner – Advanced) CLIMBING @ Kings Bluff, TN                                                                                                        
Cost: $22
Sign-up by:  Fri, Oct. 31
Pre-Trip Meeting:  Tue, Nov 4 at 5 pm

Wall climbers, it’s time to try the “real thing”!  Kings Bluff is a great location for you to experience the fundamentals of rock climbing with our knowledgeable staff.  Some climbing experience is preferred, so try the wall first!  Shoe rental = $5.50 extra. Estimated trip duration:  9 am – 5 pm.

NOV 9 (Sun)                                                                       
HIKING @ Honey Creek State Natural Area, TN       
Cost: $29
Sign-up by:  Fri, Oct 31 
Pre-Trip Meeting:  Tue, Nov 4 at 6 pm

Honey Creek is located just south of the Big South Fork N.R.A.  This challenging 5.7 mile trail covers rugged, yet amazingly beautiful terrain.  Hopefully, we will see some of the fall colors around us.   Other highlights include hiking below and above rock bluffs, and along scenic creeks.  Estimated trip duration:  7 am – 8 pm.


Spring Break 2015:




FEB 28 – MAR 8, 2015 (Sat – Sun)                                                    
BACKPACKING @ Grand Canyon National Park, AZ                                                                                                                                         
Price: $1,066
Sign-up by:  Wed, Nov 19.
Pre-Trip Meeting:  Tue, Dec 2 at 6:30 pm

2015 marks our 19h trip to the canyon since 1992. For the fifteenth year, however, we will get there in style, via air to Phoenix and charter bus to the canyon. We are planning on two hiking groups, both of which will hike a 25 – 40 mile trail the entire week, depending on permits. Needless to say, the Grand Canyon is incredibly beautiful, awesome and spectacular. Designed for the experienced backpacker, we will allow enthusiastic beginners on this trip. Everyone who goes must be in good physical shape by the time we leave. Participants are expected to attend one of two all day sessions on a Saturday in 2015. This will involve a Pre-Canyon Hike and a meeting following the hike. Expected duration:  7:30 am to 6:00 pm, but specific dates are yet to be determined. Note: this trip will not be offered again until March 2017.  Estimate trip duration: 6:30 am Sat. to 7 pm Sun. For more info, please check our web at www.vanderbilt.edu/outrec

Cost includes all transportation, in-canyon food, hotel on both ends of the trip, group equipment, permits, camping and entrance fees.  Space is limited to the first 18 people that sign up, so don’t delay.


To sign up for a trip, come to the Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC), located on 2600 Children’s Way, kind of behind the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center, and pay a deposit or the full amount of the trip.   The ORC accepts cash, check, credit cards 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.