Plan Your Week: Jan. 10 – 16

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Male and non-Greek women will return to the campus today, in the second day of Panhellenic recruitment. After a long Display Round yesterday, Philanthropy Round kicks off today. Greek row will be filled with the roars of sorority door chants, while the rest of campus spends the day unpacking and settling back in for this spring semester.

If your bags are unpacked, and are looking for something to do, head to the Memorial Gym at 2 p.m. to see the women’s basketball team take on Alabama. Start the year right by supporting the ‘Dores.

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Today is the first day of classes for undergraduate schools.

As you get back into the daily grind, head to the Welcome Back Brunch, held at the KC Potter center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rumor has it that they have a waffle and pancakes bar (with toppings), as well as mocktails for all participants to enjoy. The Office of LGBTQI Life, Wellness Programs & Alcohol Educations and International Student & Scholar Services (all organizations that supported the event,) invites all students to attend and to bring their friends along.

Another option is the Vanderbilt Historical Review Reception, held from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Commons Center 235/237.  This reception, which collaborates with Phi Alpha Theta, the National Honor Society, will celebrate the publication of its inaugural journal.  The journal will be in attendance for all to look at.


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Tuesday picks up the pace, as the campus really gets into the groove the second day of classes.

Dance Marathon Registration Tabling will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for their Big Event, planned for February 20th. Head to the Rand Wall/Sarratt Promenade to pick up a ticket!

There will be a Comparative Perspectives in International Law: Internet Neutrality and Class Actions seminar held from 12 to 1:30 p.m. in the Hyatt Room in Vanderbilt’s Law School. Dr. Thomas Fetzer, the Dean of the University of Mannheim Law School in Mannheim, Germany (who graduated from Vanderbilt University Law School), will join Professor Csongor Nagy, a Centre for International Governance Innovation Senior Fellow. These speakers will discuss and compare US and Europe, and their approaches to neutrality, as well as class actions. Lunch will be provided.

Men’s basketball takes on Auburn tonight. Head to Memorial Gym at 8 p.m. to support!

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Wednesday also proves to be a busy day.

Dance Marathon Registration Tabling continues today.

At 3:15 p.m., head to the Flynn Auditorium in the Law School for The Paris Climate Agreement: A Review and Assessment; 3:15 – 4:15 p.m. in the Flynn Auditorium in Vanderbilt Law School. Michael B. Gerrard, the Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia Law School, will discuss the decisions made during the environmental COP21 decision. This event is open to the public.

On a similar Paris theme, the After Paris: What’s Next? A Roundtable with Chancellor Zeppos, hosted by “The Eos Project” will be held from 5:30 – 7 p.m. in the Flynn Auditorium. David Wood will moderate the discussion, one that features SPEAR students, as well as Amanda Little, Douglas Perkins, Cecelia Tichi, Beth A. Conklin, Jonathan Gilligan, Michael Vandenbergh, and David Hess.

There will be a VUcept Q&A session from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Commons Center 237. All those interested in applying for VUcept are invited to stop by and talk to VUcept Board members to learn more about the program.


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Hikes, panels, concerts, and games await this Thursday.

There is a Study Abroad in China Panel from 5 to 6 p.m. in Rand 308. Sponsored by the Vanderbilt Undergraduate Chinese Association, this event features the director of the Maymester in China, a representative from the Global Education Offices, as well as students who have gone abroad to China to speak with participants.

There is also the Escalation Workshop, a 90-minute event that centers around discussing relationship violence. It will be held from 6 – 7:30 p.m. in Sarratt 363.

There will be a VUcept Upperclass Q&A meeting from 7 – 8:30 p.m. in Rand 308 for those upperclassmen interested in the program.

The women’s basketball team takes on LSU in Memorial Gym at 7 p.m.

Old Dominion’s Meat and Candy Tour will be held at Marathon Music Works at 8 p.m.

Finally, there will be a Edwin Warner Park Night Hike to get moving as we reach the end of this week. Meet at 50 Vaughn Road in Nashville at 6 p.m. for a 4-5 mile hike, which will walk the Blue Edwin Warner Woods Trail and park roads.

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There are three athletic events happening on campus today.

The women’s tennis team will be at the Miami Invitational representing the tlack and gold today.  In addition, the women’s track team is hosting the Commodore Invitational at Vanderbilt’s Multipurpose facility.

Off-campus, the Harlem Globetrobbers will perform at Bridgestone at 7 p.m.

As we approach MLK Day this Monday, participate in the kickoff to the “Apathy to Action: Activism, Allyship, and Anti-racism” weekend and included activities. The kickoff begins at noon at the Benton Chapel, where Marcus Hummon, a Grammy award-winning artist, will perform with the “Inversion Choir,” and Becca Stevens, Vanderbilt’s Episcopal Affiliated Chaplain, will follow with a call to action. At 1 p.m., all are invited to the Black Cultural Center for a reception.

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Saturday is action-packed in the sports world, today.

Women’s swimming takes on South Carolina at Centennial Park Sportsplex today, and the women’s track team continues their Commodore Invitational.

Men’s tennis has two games today: they verse Furman at 1 p.m., and then Lipscomb at 4 p.m. Both will be in the Currey Tennis Center – head there to support!

The men’s basketball team plays Alabama at 5 p.m. in Memorial Gym as well.

Finally, the Nashville Predators verse Minnesota Wild at 7 p.m. in Bridgestone Arena.

If sports aren’t your thing, head to Neely Auditorium at 7 p.m. for 24 Hour Production Tryouts. All Vanderbilt students are invited (and challenged) to put together a production in 24 hours. There are writing, acting, and producing rolls for all!

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