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April 2015 News Archives


33 Students Selected for 2015 Nichols Humanitarian Fund Award

Thirty-three students have been selected to receive the Nichols Humanitarian Fund Award to pursue humanitarian projects during the summer of 2015.  Three additional awards will be given to Vanderbilt Law School students in April.   Since its establishment, the Fund has awarded 218 scholarships to Vanderbilt students to enable them to pursue humanitarian missions to virtually…

Posted by on April 7, 2015 in news


Engage Nashville – April 10th

VIRA and OACS present: Engage Nashville Join VIRA and OACS on April 10th as we have a dialogue with Mayor Karl Dean about Vanderbilt’s role within the greater Nashville community. Afterwards, let your newfound motivation carry you out to the NGO Fair on Wilson lawn! Refreshments will be provided. Mayor Dean begins talking at 4:00 (arrive early…

Posted by on April 3, 2015 in news

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Negotiations in Syria & Abroad – April 6th

How Do Peace Talks Actually Work? A Discussion with Samar Ali and Andrew Ladley on Negotiations in Syria and Abroad MONDAY 6 APRIL 12:00-1:00pm Buttrick Hall 123 Lunch will be served   Andrew Ladley teaches at the School of Government (Victoria Unievrsity Wellington). He has served as mediator and peace negotiator around the world, including…

Posted by on April 3, 2015 in news

Truman Scholarship for Students Entering Public Service

All sophomores studying for careers in public service should look into the Truman Scholarship. The scholarship provides $30,000 to support graduate study in law, public administration, public policy analysis, public health, international relations, government, economics, social services delivery, conservation and environmental protection. An info session will be held March 30th @ 4:30. Visit and…

Posted by on March 26, 2015 in news


City Serve – March 28th

City Serve is a day of service in which Vanderbilt students will have the opportunity to interact with students from TSU and Belmont to engage in service at various Nashville sites. OACS encourages all students to participate! Date: Saturday, March 28th Time: 10:30-4:00 Location: Wilson 126 Service Sites: Thriftsmart, Outdoor Gardening project, YMCA Latino Achievers,…

Posted by on March 11, 2015 in news

Vanderbilt Star Songwriting Competition, March 22nd

Posted by on March 10, 2015 in news

Student Organization Registration Begins March 9

The 2015-2016 Student Organization Registration process opens Monday, March 9th. All organizations must renew their registration annually in order to be recognized by the University as a registered student organization (RSO). The deadline for renewal is Friday, April 10th. All organizations that registered in Anchor Link prior to March 9th, 2015 will need to re-register to be…

Posted by on March 5, 2015 in news

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Walter Murray Lecture Series: College Activism

OACS is co-sponsoring an event for the Murray Lecture Series titled “College Activism”. Join us as we reflect on the life on Angela Davis through the lens of college student activism.  

Posted by on February 20, 2015 in news

Green Dot Bystander Intervention Training Feb. 20

An interactive training designed to equip targeted participants with the necessary connection, knowledge and skill to increase their proactive and reactive bystander behaviors. Throughout the training – video, role-plays, and other exercises are utilized to maximize the level of engagement of participants and help them apply the concepts in the curriculum to their own lives…

Posted by on February 10, 2015 in news


Leaders Heart Lunch with Becca Stevens

“Power In Service” Guest Speaker: Becca Stevens -Thistle Farms For more information and to sign up visit: Date: Thursday, February 19, 2015 Time: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Location: Student Life Center Meeting Room 1 & 2 Serving the community can have a great impact on all people.  Whether you are receiving support or losing yourself…

Posted by on January 21, 2015 in news