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December 2010 Category

2011 House Organ Photography Contest Winners

Jan. 7, 2011—Judges for this year’s House Organ Photography Contest were the Division of Public Affairs photography staff. From more than 1,200 entries, about 150 finalists were narrowed down to the extraordinary 12 images that you see in this year’s calendar. January: “Izzybelle.” Lu Ellen Davie, Institutional Review Board. February: “Night Blooming Cereus.” John R. Sparks, Space...

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Jewel Kavanaugh, Long-Time Credit Union Leader, Dies

Jan. 7, 2011—Jewel Kavanaugh, Vanderbilt University Employees Credit Union’s first full-time employee who went on to the lead the organization for four decades, died Nov. 17. She was 77. The funeral was Nov. 20 at Woodlawn-Roesch-Patton Dignity Hall in Nashville. “There is great sadness in all of our hearts as we mourn the passing of Jewel,” said...

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Pets next time

Jan. 7, 2011—The pictures of employee pets—all those slobbering dogs, cats curled up in bathroom sinks, unblinking fish, and the rest—will be printed in the February 2011 issue of House Organ, which will be on the stands the morning of Friday, Feb. 4. We should hasten to add that the deadlines for entries has passed, so if...

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Holiday is a good time to check out Discount Program

Jan. 7, 2011—The Vanderbilt Faculty and Staff Discount Program, also known as the Perqs program, provides a listing of businesses offering reduced prices or special offers to Vanderbilt employees. The discounted goods range from Apartments to Rental Cars to Theme Park admissions. The list is updated throughout the year, and can be viewed online at http://hr.vanderbilt.edu/benefits/perqs.htm.

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Turkey giveaway slated for Friday, Dec. 17

Jan. 7, 2011—This year’s Vanderbilt holiday turkey giveaway for full-time and part-time faculty and staff will take place on Friday, Dec. 17, at Langford Auditorium. Hours of the giveaway are from 6 a.m. to midnight, said Trish Stapp, director of Medical Center Special Events. To add to the celebratory atmosphere, there will be entertainment throughout the day....

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Purchase of tags, cookies, more support Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Jan. 7, 2011—The annual Friends of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt’s Holiday Project is under way. A variety of cards (including photo cards), gift tags, wrapping paper, all designed by young patients and their siblings are for sale. Other holiday gifts for sale include Christie Cookie tins, winter decaf coffee, and holiday java coffee. To...

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Tidings of comfort and joy, Professor and Mary Ann!

Jan. 7, 2011—We begin with a little holiday trivia: Have you ever noticed that “O Little Town of Bethlehem” can be sung to the tune of the “Theme from Gilligan’s Island”? I’ll just wait here a minute while you sing along to yourself and try it out. [pause] It works, doesn’t it? The tunes fit and the...

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New hip doesn’t slow down Vanderbilt Hall of Fame swimmer Frank Lorge

Jan. 7, 2011—Vanderbilt Hall of Fame swimmer Frank Lorge knew he needed hip surgery. Thanks to an innovative technique, he was back in the pool in no time.

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Daddy’s Heart

Jan. 7, 2011—Bayleigh Lowe's father didn't live to see his daughter's wedding. But even though he died in 2001, he was an organ donor, and the man who received his heart was a guest of honor at her wedding.

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New Comprehensive Care Center at One Hundred Oaks feels like home to it’s first patient

Jan. 7, 2011—The new Comprehensive Care Center at One-Hundred Oaks opens with a familiar face as it's first patient: Loren Antes, who was also CCC's first patient in 1994.

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