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Undergraduate Student Town Halls on Mental Health and Wellbeing

A Post-Truth Nation and the Power of the (Fake) Press

Tornado Warnings: What to Do

Are you planning to travel abroad this Spring Break?


Travel safe and visit the Student Health Center for a travel consult before you travel abroad. The Student Health Center can provide necessary vaccinations for your safety and well-being, travel advisory recommendations, and needed prescriptions. We strongly recommend planning your consultation at least 4 weeks in advance of your departure date.

Visit the Student Health website at for more information on completing your Pre-Travel Questionnaire and submitting your travel information to Student Health.

Questions? Contact Suzy Hansen at

Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center Leadership Award

Please consider nominating someone for the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center Leadership Award!

The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center Leadership Award is annually presented to an undergraduate or graduate student who demonstrates leadership in activities that contribute to the achievements, interests, and goals of women or that promote gender equity.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. To nominate an individual, please fill out the form at this link. The honorees will be recognized at the Cuninggim Lecture on Thursday, Mar. 23, 2017.

Questions? Contact Rory Dicker, Director of the Margaret Cunninggim Women’s Center, at

International Lens Film Series

Half of a Yellow Sun

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, 7:30 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.
Sarratt Cinema
2301 Vanderbilt Place, Nashville, TN 37240

Presented by: Dr. Clive Mentzel, Director, Active Citizenship & Service

USA (2013) Dir: Biyi Bandele.

This award-winning drama, based on the novel Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Adichie, is a love story based in Nigeria. Olanna and Kainene, two sisters, return home to 1960s Nigeria, where they soon diverge on different paths. Civil war then unites the two sisters as they join the fight to establish an independent republic. The sisters become caught up in the astonishing violence of the Nigerian Civil War and deceit that threatens their home life. English. Rated R.  Blu-ray. 111 min.

Presented in collaboration with the Vanderbilt African Student Union. 


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!


The Leadership Studio

The Office of Student Leadership Development is excited to continue our leadership workshop series, The Leadership Studio, this semester! These succinct, interactive workshops are designed to help you discuss, practice, and develop five critical components of leadership.

This spring, each topic will be offered twice: every Wednesday from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. until Spring Break, and every Tuesday from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. after Spring Break.

You can RSVP here for all sessions.

Wednesdays from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

·         Jan. 25 – Setting Priorities (Sarratt 331)

·         Feb. 1 – Effective Communication (Sarratt 331)

·         Feb. 8 – Finding Motivation (Sarratt 331)

·         Feb. 15 – Peer Accountability (Sarratt 331)

·         Feb. 22 – Giving & Receiving Feedback (Sarratt 112)

Sessions are casual and open to anyone; light snacks will be served, and you’re welcome to bring lunch with you. Each session is included in My Vanderbilt Experience and Greek Member Experience.

Leadership development is a process, and as leaders in your student organizations, we encourage you to keep exploring what that looks like. We hope you’ll join us in doing so!

RSVP here. Questions? Email

FLiCX: I Am Not Your Negro – Introduction and Voucher Distribution

Introduction to the life and work of James Baldwin by Frank Dobson, Associate Dean of Students, Director of the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center, and Faculty Head of House for Gillette; and Nicole Malveaux, Assistant Director of the Black Cultural Center.

The Dean of Students office will issue vouchers (redeemable at the Belcourt box office for tickets to the film) to student participants who RSVP for the event and meet the requirements delineated, below.

Student participants should RSVP in the right-hand column, and must check in with the FLiCX administrator by no later than 5:55pm.


We have a very limited number of vouchers so we must remind participants of the following:

  • that if you RSVP in the affirmative, and your plans change, you are expected to log back in and change your status to “not attending;”
  • that Vanderbilt participants must RSVP for themselves, and may not be “guests;”
  • and that we are not able to accommodate guests for the voucher distribution. (Even though Anchor Link may let you register a guest, please DON’T!) 
Vouchers will be distributed following the introduction to students who check in by the 5:55pm deadline.

In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends—Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only 30 completed pages of his manuscript. Working from this text, filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and flood of rich archival material. I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond. And, ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of these three leaders, Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.

“Thrilling… Brilliantly edited, I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO moves across time and space, seamlessly—insistently—sliding from the historical civil rights movement to more recent events, including Ferguson.” —Manohla Dargis, New York Times

“Readers of Baldwin’s work already know that it’s as timely and relevant today as it was when he wrote it decades ago. I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO powerfully highlights this point for today.” —Odie Henderson, Village Voice

Women, Empowerment, and Islam

Tuesday, Feb. 21
7:00 p.m.
Fireside Lounge, Office of Religious Life

Co-sponsored by the Muslim Students Association, Vanderbilt Interfaith Council, Project Dialogue, and the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center.

Dessert will be served!

Questions? Contact Saif Gamdan at