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Open Enrollment Ends October 14

Oct. 5, 2011—Open Enrollment, the annual opportunity to take charge of your benefits and elect the coverage that fits your needs for the coming year, ends at 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14. This is the one time each year to review your insurance and spending account coverage and make choices for the upcoming calendar year. The...

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Vanderbilt Staff Community survey to begin Oct. 17

Oct. 5, 2011—Vanderbilt University and Medical Center staff will participate together this year in the employee engagement survey. Beginning Monday, Oct. 17, the Vanderbilt Staff Community Survey will be emailed directly to staff from an outside vendor, HR Solutions, a Chicago-based company that conducts opinion surveys for more than 500 organizations. Staff members are encouraged to complete...

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Open Enrollment is October 1-14

Aug. 31, 2011—Open Enrollment, the annual opportunity to take charge of your benefits and elect the coverage that fits your needs for the coming year, begins at 8 a.m. on Oct. 1 and ends at 5 p.m. on Oct. 14. This is the one time each year to review your insurance and spending account coverage and make...

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House Organ Photo Contest wants pet photos, videos, more

Aug. 31, 2011—Enter photos using Flickr and videos via email through Oct. 14 This is the 30th year that House Organ has called on Vanderbilt staff, students, volunteers and faculty to submit photographs to the House Organ Photography Contest, the winners of which will be featured, one per month, in the 2012 House Organ Calendar, to be...

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Appointments now open for annual inspections of lead-lined shields

Aug. 5, 2011—Vanderbilt’s Department of Radiology is offering free annual inspections of lead-lined aprons, vest, skirts/kilts, thyroid collars, gonadal shields, gloves, and vinyl-type mobile shielding every Thursday from Sept. 29 to Nov. 10, from 3:30 to 9 p.m. Appointments should be made for this service by Sept. 15. These inspections are mandatory; the Tennessee Department of Health...

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VUMC wins state commendation for sharps injuries

Aug. 5, 2011—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been awarded a special commendation from the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration (TOSHA) for reduction in sharps injuries. The Occupational Health Clinic monitors sharps injuries and facilitates projects to improve safety based on injury patterns. Among the projects leading to the commendation were an effort to require safety devices...

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2011 Poetry honorable mention

Jun. 28, 2011—Bubbles by Jennifer Dix, Center in Molecular Toxicology Let’s play bubbles, she says You blow, me chase I oblige her simple wish And watch her run Chasing gleaming transparent spheres Deliberately bursting them with Two toddler fingers Extended just so Come back, she calls When one escapes into the sun She giggles a tinkling sound Golden...

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2011 Fiction honorable mention

Jun. 28, 2011—Pickin’ Up Puppies Off the Side of the Road by Mandy Haynes Pediatric Echo Lab I knowed she was trouble as soon as she came through the door. She couldn’t have been a day over sixteen and had to have been at least six months along. Sashayin’ in, without a speck of decency; no shame...

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2011 Nonfiction honorable mention

Jun. 28, 2011—The Landing at Shah-har-adin by Michael Woodard LifeFlight Our flight operations building stood on a gently sloping hill, it was old, sand colored, barely more than a shack, handed down from unit to unit in the years since the American Army arrived here and now we had it. Inside, our ready room was a tranquil...

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Bring the Au Bon Pain

Jun. 28, 2011—Vanderbilt’s newest dining option, Au Bon Pain, is now open in the space formerly occupied by McDonald’s on the Medical Center Plaza. The new restaurant features a wide variety of menu options including a salad bar with more than 30 items, hot grab-and-go entrees, soups, sandwiches, wraps, baked goods, a smoothie bar, breakfast items, healthy...

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