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Apply to McTyeire now! Openings for Spring Semester 2018

Apply to McTyeire now!
Openings for Spring Semester 2018


  • Are you learning Spanish, Chinese, French, Japanese, German or Russian?
  • Or are you interested in discussing international topics in English?
  • Then apply to McTyeire now!

The McTyeire International House will have a few vacancies in the spring semester!

McTyeire is a living/learning center promoting the use of foreign languages and the awareness of different cultures. Students of the Language Halls seek to improve fluency in their target languages at specific activities, such as the international dinners, served Monday through Thursday in McTyeire’s own dining room. Students of the International Interest Hall enjoy presentations and discuss international topics in English over their meals and during a weekly study break.

Applications are available online at:

Application deadline for the spring semester 2018 is Fri., Nov. 17, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.

For more information, consult the above Web page or contact the program director, Anja Bandas, at


Vanderbilt Center for Student Wellbeing

Looking for a calm place to get away?

The Center for Student Wellbeing have weekly yoga, mindfulness meditation, and recovery support groups, as well as quiet study space. Appointments for life skills and academic coaching are also available! 

Apply for the Honor Council by Fri., Dec. 1!

The Undergraduate Honor Council is recruiting new members! Join the university’s oldest student organization and represent the values of honor and integrity to your peers. Applications are open NOW on Anchorlink until Fri., Dec. 1.  

Student Leader of the Month

Congratulations to Shawn Kerry, Student Leadership Development’s Student Leader of the Month for November! Shawn is a dedicated servant to the Vanderbilt community and seeks to lead his organizations with positivity while fostering strong relationships with the members he works with!

FLiCX: Hollywood’s Gender Problem

Saturday, Dec. 2, Dec. 9, & Dec. 16, 2017
10:00 a.m. 
Belcourt Theatre
2102 Belcourt Avenue, Nashville, TN

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Sexual assault and harassment allegations in the film industry are flooding the headlines and show no signs of stopping. As the sheer number of individual victims emboldened to come forward grows exponentially, their voices are testimony to a toxic culture with many enablers. In December, the Belcourt presents a three-part seminar examining the power imbalance in Hollywood that has allowed assault and harassment to thrive. What happens when women’s stories aren’t told and their voices aren’t heard, when the machinations of industry success are the purview of abusive men, and when those men continue to hold power and control?

Each seminar session takes place in the theatre downstairs preceding a film selection from the Belcourt’s series,Fifty Cents For Your Soul: Women and the Show Business Boys’ Club.

Who’s Telling the Story and Why Does it Matter?

Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017
10:00 a.m.
with Bonnie J. Dow | professor of communication studies and
dean of humanities for the College of Arts & Science

Gender in Film Criticism: The Voice of Authority

Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017
10:00 a.m.
with Claire King | associate professor and chair of the department of communication studies
faculty member in the cinema and media arts program

Separating Art from Artist: Where Do We Draw the Line?

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017
10:00 a.m.
with Jennifer Fay | associate professor of film and English and
director, cinema and media arts program

How the FLiCX Event Works:

  • Faculty and staff are welcome to participate, but the voucher awards apply only to students.
  • “Guests” are welcome to participate, but the voucher awards apply only to students.
  • Buy yourself a ticket for either the three-part seminar, or one or more of the individual sessions.
  • Check in with the FLiCX administrator at each of the three events that you attend.
  • Attend one seminar session to earn a Belcourt voucher which can be redeemed for a ticket to an eligible film at the Belcourt.
  • Attend two seminar sessions to earn two Belcourt vouchers which can be redeemed for tickets to most films at the Belcourt.
  • Attend three seminar sessions to earn three Belcourt vouchers which can be redeemed for tickets to most films at the Belcourt.
  • No RSVP is necessary. 
  • Purchase a ticket to the series or individual sessions.
  • Once you have purchased a ticket, send an email to indicating whether you have purchased a ticket to the series, or, the session(s) for which you have purchased tickets. 
  • Check in with the FLiCX administrator at each of the seminar sessions that you attend to collect a voucher. 

2018 Summer Conference Manager Applications Are Now Available Online

Three GREAT Leadership Position Available This Summer

2018 Summer Conference Manager Applications Are Now Available Online

Each May, whether you are ready or not, the residence halls close and you head back home thinking you can’t stay on campus this summer… or can you? Of course you can stay on the Vanderbilt campus this summer making new friends, enjoying Nashville and engaged in one of the best jobs on campus working on the Conference and Event Management Team!

We are looking for experienced Resident Advisors and other student leaders to join forces with the Vanderbilt University Office of Conferences staff to create a seamless Summer Conference and Event Management Operation. The Conference Manager position is an integral part of the Vanderbilt Office of Conferences staff.  The Conference Managers are responsible for the daily success of the conference program by providing training, supervising and logistical support for their team of three Conference & Event Coordinators.

The Summer Conference Manager positions are similar to the Resident Advisor position, without the responsibility of supervising residents. Summer staff responsibilities include checking in/out summer guests, performing on-duty rotation responsibilities about once every two weeks, and working with other departments on campus and serving as a Vanderbilt Goodwill Ambassadors seeing to it our guests have the best Vanderbilt experience possible.

Summer Conference Manager benefits include $8.25 per hour salary for a 40-hour per week, paid training, a meal plan and on campus housing accommodations.

As a gateway to campus for summer guests, the Vanderbilt Office of Conferences is proud to host a diverse array of conference groups and summer camps right here on the Vanderbilt campus. Our summer guests include Commencement Housing, Computer Software Design Camps, Medical Center Symposiums, Teaching Seminars, Business Entrepreneurs, Programs for Talented Youth, Cheer Leading Enthusiasts, athletic camps, educational conferences and many more. We also provide accommodations for up to ten weeks to students from around the country participating in local summer internships and medical researchers that partake in our Summer Academic Intern Housing Program.

While participating as a Conference Manager, you will have the opportunity to gain leadership experience, enhance problem solving skills and work closely with other departments on campus. Conference Managers serve as an essential member of a dynamic team working together to successfully host conferences and camps at Vanderbilt. The 2018 Conference Season will run from Monday, May 7, through Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018.

The Conference Manager paid staff training will begin after Spring Break and run four hours a week for four weeks and work around your schedule.

The Conference Manager applications and job descriptions are now available on line at Log on and create an account and sign in for the Conference Management position. Details are available on our website at or questions will be answered by emailing or by calling the Vanderbilt Office of Conferences at 615.343-6899 Ext. 1. The deadline to apply is Monday, Dec. 6, 2017. Job offers will be made by Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, so you will be able to secure your summer job before you depart for Winter Break.


iSeminars for the Class of 2021

Please contact Associate Dean of The Ingram Commons, Gregory Melchor-Barz for more information.

Keegan Traveling Fellowship

The Michael B. Keegan Fellowship enhances the development of future leaders through world travel and experiential learning. The program is designed to allow a graduating senior the opportunity to pursue an idea or an issue, about which the student is impassioned, and to do so in the context of daily life in a global scenario. Info sessions for students interested in the Keegan Traveling Fellowship will be offered in the OACS Lounge on Thur., Nov. 2 (12:45 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.), Tue., Nov. 14 (12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.), and Fri., Dec. 8 (4:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.).

Vandy Leads

Student Leadership Development is excited to announce its new blog, Vandy Leads, a blog entirely driven by student content submitted to our office!

We are looking for submissions of past experiences of leadership development or personal growth. If you are an undergraduate student and have an experience you’d like to share, or would like to nominate a student to make submission, contact Keaton Smith at for more details and check us out at!

Senior Class Fund

Are you a senior? Looking for a way to commemorate your final year here at Vanderbilt and leave your legacy?

Senior Class Fund is just the opportunity!

Vanderbilt University’s Senior Class Fund gives seniors the opportunity to give back to any area of the university that has meant something to them during their time here. Students can designate their gift towards their favorite organization, club, activity or college with the full amount of the donation going towards the fund of their choosing.

Last year, the Senior Class of 2017 reached a record-breaking 77% senior participation so we have raised the bar to a new level. We would like our seniors to achieve 78% senior participation. With a $1 gift minimum, we hope to reach this goal prior to commencement with plenty of time to spare.

One of our generous alumni, Alex Taylor BS ’97, has agreed to contribute $50,000 to Experience Vanderbilt if the 2018 seniors reach 78% participation and another $50,000 if the 2018 seniors reach 85% participation.

Don’t wait! Make your gift today HERE.

Questions? Contact Kaci Newton, Associate Director of Volunteer Outreach – Student Giving Programs, at, or Claire Fogarty, Class of 2018 Overall Chair of the Senior Class Fund, at