Plan Your Week: Feb. 21 – 27

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Temperatures are still high on this lazy Sunday.

Start your day off right by heading to Hawkins Field at noon to see the baseball team take on San Diego for their third and final game this weekend.

Also at noon is the Passport to the Philippines General Body Meeting in Sarratt 216/220, open to the public. The club will have tables out with food from different regions of the Philippines and will present fun facts about each food and the country. Stop by to try vegetarian pancit (stir-fried noodles), rice, leche flan (a custard dessert), adobo manok (chicken in a savory soy sauce) and a surprise dish!

The Best Buddies Prom will be hosted from 4 to 7 p.m. at Bridgestone Arena.

With the recent passing of Valentine’s Day, relationship talk may still be on your mind. Continue the conversation with the “Express Yourself” Pillow Talk: Battle of the Sexes in the Black Cultural Center from 4 to 5 p.m. tonight. They invite all Vanderbilt students to an open forum and conversation about dating culture at Vandy.

Also at 4 p.m. is the women’s basketball game against Texas A&M. Head to Memorial Gym at 4 p.m. to support!

You can’t miss the 7th Annual Scene & Heard Fashion Show, held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Student Life Center. This mardi gras themed-show features Nashville designers and models. All proceeds benefit “The Little Pantry that Could,” a non-profit organization that feeds the homeless in Nashville. The event promises live music, as well as delicious New Orleans cuisine.

Cap off your Sunday with the Sutherland Social, held at Sutherland House from 9 to 10 p.m.

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The summer 2016 class schedule is available in YES today. Today also kicks off Engineers’ Week, celebrating the work of engineers and supporting their research endeavors.

The Engineers’ Week: Launch Party will be hosted in Featheringill Atrium from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today. Stop by for the lunch social! Later in the evening, from 6 to 7 p.m., VandyApps will be hosting a Code Golf Coding Challenge in the Atrium as well. Finally, there will be a Rube Goldberg Challenge in the Atrium from 6 to 8 p.m.

There will be an “Approach to Danger” Women’s Self Defense Class hosted by VUPD today from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Rand Anchor Room.

Close out your Monday by heading to the Lewis Lobby on Highland Quad at 9 p.m. for BYOB (Bring Your Own Bowl): Cereal Bar! There’s nothing like cereal for a late Monday night snack.

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This Tuesday may be the busiest in the history of all “Plan Your Week.”

First things first: Engineers’ Week continues with four activities today (all in the Featheringill Atrium.) There will be a National Instruments Breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m., a LED Cube Building Workshop immediately after from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the National Instruments Panel & Information Session from 3 to 4 p.m., and finally the LED Cube Showcase & Competition from 6 to 7 p.m.

Another option today is Vandy Sex Ed’s workshop entitled “Parental Advisory iZ Advised,” held from 12 to 1 p.m. in Sarratt 331.

The Office of Student Leadership Development is hosting their Leadership Studio today from 12 to 1:30 p.m. in Sarratt 325/327. The topic of their event is Communication in Leadership, and will continue tomorrow as well. All those interested should RSVP on Anchor Link.

Head to the Black Cultural Center at noon today for the “Who is Diane Nash?” event. Participants will have lunch and talk about Diane Nash, focusing on the work and legacy of the civil rights activist. Nash will give the 2016 Walter Murray Lecture this year.

At 3 p.m., walk over to the Soccer/Lacrosse Stadium to see the women’s lacrosse team take on Louisville.

Another productive event today is the Negotiation Workshop, held from 5 to 6 p.m. on the second floor of the Student Life Center in the Resource Center. RSVP here to participate and learn how to negotiate job offers, deal with future bosses and be a functioning member in the workplace.

Also from 5 to 6 p.m. is “Sex Workers in the Kitchen,” an event that is part of the Kitchen Table Series, sponsored by the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center. Head to Sarratt Student Center 325/327 to take part in this series, where undergraduate students are invited to talk about current gender-related topics. This event is part of My Vanderbilt Experience and My Greek Member Experience.

From 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Alumni Lawn today there will be Best Buddies’ Spread the Word to End the Word event. There will be a band, speaker, food and fun in an awareness event to prevent derogatory language from being used to address people with special needs.

Alpha Chi is hosting a R.A.D. Domestic Violence Self-Defense event today from 6 to 8 p.m. VUPD will be teaching the class, which will be held in Kissam C-210.

The Branscomb/Blakemore Faculty Dinner Series Presents: The Ethics of Big Pharma, with Dr. Matthew Walker III tonight from 6 to 7 p.m. Head to Branscomb 1010 (a classroom that’s in the same hallway as the laundry room) to hear Dr. Walker speak about the pharmaceutical and healthcare system.

Keep the conversation going with the Beauty Ideals Through Cultural Lenses event from 7 to 8 p.m. in Sarratt 216/220. This event is sponsored by Liaisons Educating & Advocating for Psychological Support, or LEAPS, and will feature a panel of students from different cultural organizations to speak on the topic. All are invited to participate in the conversation.

The iLens Film series continues with “License to Operate,” presented from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Sarratt Cinema. This film is centered around a gang that partners with LA law enforcement to keep the peace in their area.

Finally, stop by the Carmichael Towers East Lounge for Towers Tuesday Presents: The Escalation Workshop, a Discussion on Relationship Violence from 8 to 9:30 p.m. There will be food and mocktails provided, and this event is part of both My Vanderbilt Experience and My Greek Member Experience.

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The momentum continues today as Wednesday is equally as busy.

The Engineers’ Week activities continue with the Overton High School Visit from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Featheringill Atrium and the Trivia Night held from 6 to 8 p.m. and hosted by the Society of Women Engineers.

Today is the second day of the Leadership Studio focused on “Communication.” RSVP on Anchor Link and participate in this event from 12 to 1:30 p.m. in Sarratt 325/327.

If you do one thing this Wednesday, let it be this: The Massage Therapy Grand Opening Event. Head to the Vanderbilt Rec Center from 5 to 7 p.m. for this grand opening event with free chair massages, a Thai massage demo, refreshments and a chance to win more massages! Beginner prices for package deals are also available.

Another great option this Wednesday is “How to End Poverty in 90 Minutes,” an event classified as “play, workshop, interactive theater, theatre piece and interactive conversation” held in the Neely Auditorium from 8 to 9:30 p.m. This 90 minute performance will include the audience to see how to spend $1,000 and put it towards poverty in the United States.

Continuing their work with Domestic Violence Awareness, Alpha Chi will be screening “It Happened Here” from 5 to 6:45 p.m. in Stevenson 4327. This movie highlights sexual assaults that occur on college campuses.

As part of Body Positivity Week this week, there will be a Masculinity and Body Image discussion from 5 to 7 p.m. in Rand Lounge. This event is sponsored by Go Figure and will focus on masculinity and self-concept.

Another option tonight is CityVU Presents: Welcome to Nashville, hosted from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Student Life Center. This event will feature food, music and culture that are distinctly Nashville!

There will be a “Check Yo Self” Self Care Kit-Making event tonight from 7 to 8 p.m. in Buttrick 205. With midterms upon us, stop by and make yourself a “Vandy struggle kit” filled with snacks, lotions and stress balls.

Two important conversations are happening today. Trans Buddy Program at Vanderbilt with RJ Robles, a McGill Hours discussion held in the McGill TV Lounge, will occur from 6 to 7 p.m., and WAM Hot Topics & Vanderbilt NAACP present #OscarsSoWhite: Black Representation in the Media in the Kissam Center MPR from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The former will feature RJ Robles and their advocacy in the Program for the LGBTQI Health and Trans buddy program, while the latter will discuss the lack of diversity in the media, and will be catered by Vanderbilt Dining.

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This Thursday also proves to be busier than most.

Get your day started off on the right foot with the ARC & APO Blood Drive, hosted from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Sarratt 216/220. The American Red Cross is joining Alpha Phi Omega and opening up 15 minute increment appointments for all those interested in donating blood. You can register at redcrossblood.org with sponsor code Vandy19.

Engineers’ Week activities today include the ASCE Bridge Competition, held from 12 to 1 p.m. in Featheringill Atrium, as well as the Faculty Talent Show. There will be food in the atrium from 6 to 7, and the show in the Sarratt Cinema from 7 to 8 p.m.

Body Positivity Week also continues with the “How Social Media Shaped Body Image” event from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Buttrick 102. Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin from Youtube’s “Stuff Mom Never Told You” will have a 40-minute talk and Q&A session open to all undergraduates.

Another great option for this Thursday is the Jeffries Introduction to Investment Banking event hosted in Kissam Room 210 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The Center for Student Professional Development designed this program for first-year and sophomore students and will teach them about investment banking and how to prepare for future summer analyst recruiting.  

There will a Senate Town Hall today from 6 to 8 p.m. in New Rand Lounge. Stop by to see what VSG has been up to and share any suggestions you may have.

There will be the Vanderbilt Accelerator Information Session today from 5:30 to 6:05 p.m. in Room 106 in the Owen School of Management. They will discuss Vanderbilt Accelerator — Summer Business institute and offer free pizza.  For more info, email accelerator@owen.vanderbilt.edu.

As part of the WAM Presidential Debate Series, there will be the Feb. 25 Republican Debate Screening from 8 to 10 p.m. in the Kissam Center.

Women’s basketball plays Mississippi State at 7 p.m. in Memorial Gym tonight.

There will be a Vanderbilt University Orchestra with Blair Woodwind Quintet performance tonight at 8 p.m. in Ingram Hall as well.

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End your week with these fun and meaningful on-campus activities.

There will be a Zumba & Smoothies event from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Vanderbilt Wellness & Recreation Center. They encourage you to “dance the stress away” before your spring break trip, and it is part of Body Positivity Week.

Engineers’ Week activities conclude today with a Marble Race in Featheringill Atrium from 2 to 4 p.m.

McGill Programming is hosting Color Me McGill! today from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. RSVP on Anchor Link to participate in their mug-painting activities in Sarratt Art Studios (behind Last Drop).

Another great option is East House’s Commons Mix-Up: the AcadamEast Awards, hosted in the Commons MPR from 9 to 11 p.m.

The baseball team plays University of Illinois Chicago today at Hawkins Field at 4 p.m.

End your Friday right with Falafel at Midnight, hosted by ‘Dores for Israel at Vanderbilt Hillel from 11:55 p.m. to 1:20 a.m.   

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Saturday calms down after a hectic week.

The men’s basketball team plays Kentucky today from 3 to 5 p.m. in Memorial Gym.

Nachde Nashville will be in Langford Auditorium tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. Stop by to see this bhangra competition featuring performance groups from all over the country!

There will be another showing of “How to End Poverty in 90 Minutes” in Neely Auditorium tonight.

Finally, the Nashville Predators will play the St. Louis Blues at 2 p.m. today at Bridgestone.

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