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Remembering Sandy Hook Elementary Victims

  The Office of Religious Life invited the Vanderbilt community to observe a minute of silence at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, December 21st—a week after the deadly shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School. In memory of the victims, Vanderbilt community members also had the opportunity, at any time during the day, to light an electric…

Posted on December 21, 2012 in News

Chanukah at the Commons

  On Sunday, December 9, The Ingram Commons partnered with Vanderbilt Chabad and Vanderbilt Hillel to celebrate the second of eight nights of Chanukah, also known as The Festival of Lights. At 6pm the Commons Center Atrium filled with students, faculty and staff as Dean Wcislo, along with a few student leaders, lit the Menorah…

Posted on December 10, 2012 in News

Havdallah and Hanukkah Party

  The Hillel community came together Saturday, December 8th for a great finals study break as they celebrated the first night of Hanukkah! Those in attendance were able to enjoy yummy latkes and sweet sufganiot (jelly doughnuts), and play dreidel to win big! Hillel also screened the Rugrats Hanukkah Special, a holiday favorite! Havdallah was…

Posted on December 10, 2012 in News

Christmas at the Commons

The Ingram Commons Center held a Christmas service for the first year students with carols, readings and a lighting of the outdoor Christmas tree by Frank Wcislo, Dean of the Ingram Commons. As part of the larger Holiday of Lights festival, the student gathered for some festive cheer before studying for finals begins. Led by…

Posted on December 7, 2012 in News

Celebrating Christmas with Carols and Candlelight at Benton

  The students of seven different Christian student groups joined the Office of Religious Life in celebrating the Advent season in Benton Chapel with carols, scripture readings, reflection and a candle light service. Over 125 gathered together in Benton Chapel for an evening of fellowship, song and celebration of the Christmas Season. Students gathered with…

Posted on December 7, 2012 in News

Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration conducted by Civil Rights Leader Kwame Lillard

  The BCC held their last event of the fall semester as students gathered in fellowship to celebrate the coming holidays and the African tradition of Kwanzaa.  There was great food, music, and a presentation on the history and significance of Kwanzaa by Civil Rights leader and activist Kwame Lillard.

Posted on December 6, 2012 in News

Faith In Art

  3rd Annual Faith In Art Event Faith In Art is an annual event put on by the Interfaith Council to allow religious groups, as well as individuals, showcase their faith through a form of art. This year Faith in Art had eight performances from a variety of not only student organizations but art forms….

Posted on December 5, 2012 in News

Genocide in Cambodia with Dr. Ben Kiernan “Lunch-n-Learn” – Tuesday, Oct 16th at Noon

Posted on August 3, 2012 in News

S21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine – Tuesday, Oct 16th at 7:30pm

Posted on August 3, 2012 in 9/11 WE REMEMBER

A People Uncounted – Wednesday, Sept 12 at 7:30pm

Posted on August 2, 2012 in 9/11 WE REMEMBER