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Holiday of Lights- Christmas Celebration

The Commons Center Sunday, December 8th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Come celebrate the Christmas season with the lighting of the Christmas tree, food and festivities, caroling, candlelight, and the reading of the Christmas gospel.

Posted by on December 4, 2013 in News, UPCOMING EVENT


Comeback America with David Walker

David Walker: Comeback America: Turning the Country Around and Restoring Fiscal Responsibility November 19th at 7:00pm in the Student Life Center We are a nation divided on almost every issue. Few debates are as contentious as those around our national debt. Republicans say it is too high. Democrats say it is not a near term…

Posted by on November 15, 2013 in News, Project Dialogue


36th Annual Holocaust Series Draws to a Close

As the 36th round of the Holocaust Lecture Series draws to a close, we are thoughtful, wiser and pleased to have hosted such wonderful and thought provoking speakers and films. Beginning with the newly translated art installation of Justes de l’Isere from the Museum of Resistance and Deportation of Isere, the 8 panel collage of…

Posted by on November 15, 2013 in Holocaust Lecture Series, News


No Longer Invisible: Religion in Higher Education

On November 7th, Vanderbilt welcomed Douglas and Rhonda Jacobsen to campus for a rare opportunity to gain a new perspective on the many ways religion and spirituality bolster the mission of the university, especially as it pertains to the students we mutually serve. Douglas “Jake” Jacobsen and Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen have been married for more…

Posted by on November 15, 2013 in News


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Fanning Memorial Service

                We will celebrate the life of Dr. Ellen Fanning, Stevenson Professor of Biological Sciences, in Benton Chapel on Monday, October 21, at 2:00 p.m. Professor Fanning passed away on September 1, after a long battle with ALS. The family asks that donations in memory of Ellen be…

Posted by on October 17, 2013 in News


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2014 MLK Speaker

For the 2014 Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, Vanderbilt University is pleased to announce that this year’s keynote speaker will be beloved actor and civil rights advocate Danny Glover. Glover is no stranger to speaking out for others. As this excerpt from an article in 2012 details, Glover has been the voice for many…

Posted by on October 11, 2013 in News, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration


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Poverty and Activism on a Local Level

Project Dialogue returns this year for an exciting line up of events. To get a clearer understanding of what students are looking for, Project Dialogue sent out a survey to undergraduate students asking what topics they would like to see addressed on campus. In response, students outlined four major areas that they would like to…

Posted by on October 11, 2013 in News, Project Dialogue


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2013 Holocaust Lecture Series is Underway!

The 2013 Holocaust Lecture Series is in full swing and the events thus far have been wonderful. With nine events in total, the series has a variety of events and focuses on a range of topics all under this year’s theme of “Neighbors”. Four events have taken place thus far and we have 5 more…

Posted by on October 11, 2013 in Holocaust Lecture Series, News


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Family Weekend Alternative Tailgate Party

  The Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life celebrated Family Weekend with an Alternative Tailgate before the Commodores took on UAB Saturday, September 28th at our new location. (formerly the Community Partnership House). Everyone came together to grill out, enjoy the weather and hang out before the game. There was some free food,…

Posted by on September 23, 2013 in News


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2013 Holocaust Lecture Series

As the fall semester of 2013 has come quickly upon us, we are already approaching the time for the 36th Annual installment of the Holocaust Lecture Series. Vanderbilt is proud to have the longest running lecture series dealing with the holocaust in the United States for a university and is pleased to share the upcoming…

Posted by on September 18, 2013 in Holocaust Lecture Series, News