Plan Your Week: Apr. 10 – 16

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Formal buses will roll in later tonight, but campus will be quiet for most of the day.

Vanderbilt University Theatre’s last performance of “The Misanthrope” will be today from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at Neely Auditorium. This closing show is a satire of French aristocratic society, and functions as a serious commentary on human nature.

A good way to spend your Sunday is with the Bicycle Safety Class from 1 to 4 p.m. in Vanderbilt’s Wellness and Recreation Center in the Demonstration Room (on the first floor). Stop by to learn how to ride your bike on Nashville streets or get one of your tire changed. Fill out this Google Form to RSVP or email with any questions.

The men’s tennis team plays Ole Miss today at the Currey Tennis Center.

There also is a performance by Vanderbilt Steel Bands today at 7:30 p.m. in Ingram Hall. This concert, directed by Mat Britain, is free and open to the public.

Another good option for today is Jugal Vandy Presents: Atlas, held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Sarratt Cinema. This is the second annual showcase concert showcasing world music they’ve created this last year.

In preparation for Wednesday’s Prevention Procession as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Week, there will be a Lantern Making Event from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in McGill TV Lounge.

Close off your Sunday and have a study break with the Sutherland Social from 9 to 10 p.m.

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Undergraduate registration begins for students today. This is also the first day of Sexual Assault Awareness Week.

The 2016 Greek Contribution Day and Chancellor Alexander Heard Greek Awards will be held today 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. in the SLC Ballroom. Food and light refreshments will be served to honor members of Vanderbilt’s Greek community.

There will be a START Student Leader & Advisor Training session today from 12 to 1:30 p.m. in Sarratt 325/327. START is a one-time training session for new student organization leaders and advisors, giving basic information how to start organizations (including information about room reservations, university policies, finances & funding, Anchor Link, room reservations, effective organization management, etc.) RSVP on Anchor Link if interested!

A cool Monday activity is the Dessert & Discussion, and Introduction to Artificial Intelligence: AlphaGo event held from 5 to 6 p.m. in Featheringhill Hall 200. Professor Vorobeychik will be present, and give information introduction to artificial intelligence. Stop by to ask him questions and enter the discussion.

There will be a Mastering the Job Market: Perspectives for Diverse Students program from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Black Cultural Center today. This dinner and discussion from diverse students focuses on Dress and Etiquette, Common Missteps, Student Activism, Resources and Support, Resumes and Social Media as they enter the work force.

To kick off Sexual Assault Awareness Week, there will be a “Hunting Ground” Film Screening and panel discussion at 6:30 p.m. in Sarratt Cinema.

Finally, there will be the “Can We Take a Joke?” Movie Screening from 6 to 8 p.m. in Kissam Center C216. This movie focuses on free speech on college campuses. A short discussion will follow.


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Today’s going to be a super day: it’s Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day.

When you’re not consuming your weight in ice cream, consider the Leadership Studio’s session focusing on “Feedback” from 12 to 1:30 p.m. in Rand 306. This two-day series, hosted by the Office of Student Leadership Development, will continue tomorrow.

The Chaplain’s Speaker Series continues with the Interfaith Leadership: Engaging Faith and Philosophical Diversity in the 21st Century with Dr. Eboo Patel event, held from 7 to 8 p.m. in Benton Chapel. Dr. Patel, the founder and Executive director of the Interfaith Youth Core, will speak about bridging the gap between different religions.

The iLens film series continues with “Le Modne de du Silence” from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Sarratt Cinema today. This film is a French nature documentary that focuses on the natural aquatic world in all of its beauty.

Today begins the McGill Lobby Day of Silence. This event kicks off tonight at midnight, and will end Wednesday. This is part of the GLSEN Day of Silence, which aims to shine. light on anti-LGBT name-calling, harassment, and bullying in schools. Vanderbilt is joining the more than 10,000 students register and have this day of silence with GLSEN every year.

As a part of Sexual Assault Awareness week, there will be a Survivor Solidarity Workshop from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the BCC.

Another option today is the Equal Pay Day $tart $mart Salary Negotiation Workshop from 4 to 6 p.m. at Sarratt Student Center, Room 325. Hosted by Cynthia Washington and Rory Dicker host this, this program aims to teach students on how to negotiate the financial challenges of the real world. Java coffee and Jakes Bakes will be provided.

The baseball team plays Middle Tennessee State at 6:30 p.m. at Hawkins Field today.

Head to Blair School of Music’s Ingram Hall at 8 p.m. for the Blair Big Band and Blair Jazz Choir performance. Special guest appearances include Vanderbilt percussion ensemble, Tucker, Biddlecombe, and Jeremy Wilson ad the Vanderbilt Trombone Studio.

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Wednesday proves to be action-packed on Vandy’s campus.

The main event for the day is the Prevention Procession as part of Vanderbilt’s Sexual Assault Awareness Week. This event begins at 7:30 p.m. at Central Library. Students will walk there to the Kissam Multi-purpose Room, where survivors of sexual assault are given the opportunity to share their stories. This is a safe space for students; staff members from the Project Safe Center will be there to support students.

The women’s lacrosse team will play Cincinnati at the Lacrosse/Soccer Stadium today.

Head to the Cohen Memorial Hall Atrium between 5 and 7 p.m. to experience Hidden Dores Presents- the SpectYAKular, We Will Be Seen: An Interactive Art Show. This exhibit aims to highlight the “significance of imagery and language and art and race.” Food will be offered at the reception.

The Leadership Studio focusing on “Feedback” continues today from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Rand 306.

There will also be a screening of “Una Noche” from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Sarratt Cinema. This iLens film follows a man named Raul is accused of assaulting a tourist in Havana, tracking his journey to flee to Miami.

There will also be a Blair Student Chamber Ensembles Showcase at 7 p.m. in the Steve and Judy Turner Recital Hall, featuring the best collegiate chamber ensembles: string, woodwind and brass.


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As campus gears up for Rites of Spring this weekend, Thursday proves to be quite calm.

There will be a screening and discussion of “Pan’s Labyrinth” as a part of the Warren Film Series from 6 to 9 p.m. in Dr. Fisher’s apartment. This film is a fantasy drama set after the Spanish Civil War, and prompts interesting discussion. Dinner will be served for the first twenty people that show up!

In Buttrick 201 from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. there will be the What is Global Health (And Why Should You Care? Event. Hosted by Partners in Health Engage, this program features Dr. Tara McKay from MHS department and Dr. Sophia Kostelanetz – worked in Haiti with Partners and health. They will discuss global health and their experiences with it.

Also as a part of Vanderbilt’s Sexual Assault Awareness Week is Green Dot training from 3 to 9 p.m. in Sarratt 325/327.

There are two Commons House events to attend today: Northern Exposure from 8 to 9 p.m., and Murray Munchies immediately after from 9 to 10 p.m.

To kick off the Rites of Spring Weekend, Vanderbilt’s Programming Board: The Music Group will have their Silent Disco event. Each student will receive a pair of headphones which light up to which DJ station you are listening to.

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Rites of Spring today!

The gates for Rites will open at 6 p.m. Kristoff Waltz, the winner of the Battle of the Bands Competition, will first take the stage at 6:30. The DJ set follows at 7:15. Lil Dicky will take the stage at 8:20, and Porter Robinson will close the night at 9:50 p.m.

Apart from Rites of Spring, the women’s tennis team will play Auburn at the Currey Tennis Center today.

As the final part of Sexual Assault Awareness Week, there will be a Project Safe Center Open House from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Project Safe is on 304 West Side Row, at the Cumberland House. Project Safe Welcomes all to come to the space.

Baseball will take on Kentucky at Hawkins Field at 6:30 p.m.

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Today is day two of the Rites of Spring Music Festival.

The gates will open at 6 p.m. The Candid will kick-off the second day at 6:30 p.m., then comes Kat Dahlia at 7:45 p.m., then Bad Suns at 9:10 p.m., and Finally, Future will come on at 10:40 p.m.

Other activities today include A Brunch of Fun, held from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Smith 2 Kitchen Common Room. The Moore Student Government will provide brunch for its residents!

Baseball will play Kentucky again today at 2 p.m. on Hawkins Field.

If you’re feeling productive, consider the Life on the Other Side of the Diploma event held from 7:15 – 8:30 p.m. in Peabody Library’s Fireside Reading Room. Graduates of Peabody’s Teacher Education Programs will talk about life after Peabody graduation.

Separate from Vanderbilt, the Spring Mile Long Yard Sale will begin at 9 a.m. at the Tennessee Central Railway Museum today.


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