Campus will be slow-going this morning after the football game yesterday.
Today is Panhellenic Preview Day. Potential new members of sororities will visit the ten chapters on campus as a preview to the rush process.
There will be a Writing in the Margins event from 4 – 7 p.m. Hosted by Vanderbilt Feminists, Hidden Dores, Vanderbilt Lambda Association, Vandy Spoken Word, and Vanderbilt Disabilities Awareness, this program provides an open and safe space for students to share their voices and opinions. It plans to open the floor to break barriers with controversial and hot topic conversations, and will showcase performances of students who don’t “fit the mold” of the typical college environment.
At 2 p.m., the Blair School is embarking on their “most ambitious opera production to date.” Head to Ingram Hall to see their performance of Leonard Bernstein’s ‘Mass.’ Be punctual; the spectacular show will start right at 2!
There are two athletic events to keep your eye out for today: the Tennessee Titans will play the Carolina Panthers at noon at the Titans Stadium, and Vanderbilt’s Women Basketball Team will take on Mississippi Valley State at 2 p.m. in Memorial Gym.
End your Sunday right with Dancing with the Dores, a performance by VIDA, Vanderbilt’s Latin Dance Group. Head over to the Student Life Center Ballroom at 5:30 p.m. for free food from Local Taco, and stick around to see the show begin shortly after at 6 p.m. Guest performers include Nilaja Amarti and Diwali’s Fusion Black.[/su_tab] [su_tab title=”Monday”]
Monday is coming out of the gate strong, and proves to be action-packed.
There are three important campus conversations to keep an eye out for today.
The first one is the International Women in American Culture event, hosted from 5 – 6 p.m. in the Sarratt Student Center. A part of this Kitchen Table Series, this program opens the floor to conversations about social justice and gender issues. All students are welcome.
The Race and Law Seminar, hosted by the Vanderbilt Undergraduate Chapter of the National Black Law Student Association, will then be hosted from 7 – 8 p.m. in Buttrick 206. Professor Beverly Morgan teaches a “Race and Law” class at the Law School, but will host this seminar for undergraduates in light of the recent events at the University of Missouri. The seminar will focus on how race and law intertwine.
Another option is the Syria Refugee Crisis: Societal, Economic, and Religious Implications. Held in the Kissam Classroom from 7 – 8 p.m., students are invited to discuss the Syrian Refugee Crisis, its victims, and refugees.
If you’re inspired by these seminars and want to bring justice to Vanderbilt, head over to the Commons MCR from 8 – 9 p.m. for Undergraduate Honor Council New Member Interest Meeting. Pick up a Jake’s Bakes and hear more about the Honor Council, and ways to apply.
Another option for this Monday is the Nach Vandy Winter Audition/Clinic held in Heb’s Room in Carmichael Towers East. If you’re interested in joining Vanderbilt’s newest Bollywood Dance team, head over to try a short choreographed routine, and then embark on a performance of your own. No experience is necessary, and students of all genders are invited.
If you already need a break this Sunday, head over to the S’mores Study Break, hosted from 6 – 7 p.m. on Highland Quadrangle.
Tuesday proves to be just as busy as Monday.
The International Education Week Passport Fair will be hosted from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. in SLC Meeting Rooms 1 & 2. Hosted by the Global Education Office, this program allows students to apply to get a passport. Click here for the paperwork requirements to get a passport.
Another productive event is the Professional Development Lecture Series for School of Engineering hosted in Featheringhill 134 from 5:15 to 6:45 p.m. This event is part of a three-part series, where the School of Engineering pairs with Center for Student Professional Development. Engineering students are encouraged to have their LinkedIn profiles ready for critique. Taziki’s will be served!
There is also a Project Safe Supporting Survivors Workshop held 3 – 5 p.m. in the Black Cultural Center as part of the “It’s On Us” campaign. VSG will join with Project Safe in this workshop, to inform students how to support survivors of domestic abuse.
With stressful finals fast approaching, consider the Mental Health Panel: “My Mind Matters: Why Should I Care About Mental Health” held in the Commons MPR 237 from 7 – 8 p.m. Hear from a Vanderbilt student, as well as Nathaniel Clark (psychiatrist at Vanderbilt Medical Center), Jenny Stock, counselor at Seasons Counseling in Nashville, and a representative from the Vanderbilt TAP Lab that examines the relationships between suicide and social media.
Actual Thanksgiving is 9 days away, but if you can’t wait, head to Queersgiving in the KC Potter Center from 8 – 9 p.m. Have Thanksgiving-flavored comfort foods, enjoy snacks, and the warmth and company of friends.
Another fun option is the Diwali Showcase TBT: Throwback Tuesday held in the Towers East Lounge, where dancers are invited to relive the incredible Diwali performance of last Saturday.
Off-campus, the Nashville Predators go head-to-head with the Anaheim Ducks at Bridgestone Arena at 7 p.m.[/su_tab] [su_tab title=”Wednesday”]
There are more concerts and Thanksgiving dinners to enjoy today.
The World on Wednesday’s seminars continue this week with The Challenge of Corruption in Papua New Guinea. The event, hosted by the International Student and Scholar Services in Sarratt 325/327 from noon to 1 p.m., will examine the ways to minimize Papua New Guinea’s corruption as the nation grows and industrializes. This is part of the My Vanderbilt Experience and Greek Member experience programs.
Another option at that time is the First Year Showcase, held from 12 – 1 p.m. in Neely Auditorium. First-year students will showcase performances that VUTheatre senior, Nick Mecikalski, is directing.
Other musical option is the Wind Symphony Concert, held at 8 p.m. in Ingram Hall. Blair composition professor Michael Alec Rose will feature his newest work, Flat Rock. Jack Stamp, a visiting composer, will also present some of his pieces.
The “It’s On Us” campaign continues today with the Next Steps Administrative Panel, held from 3 – 4:30 p.m. in Alumni 201. Student leaders and administrators will answer questions students have about sexual assault at Vanderbilt, and will together brainstorm about where students can do next.
The Office of Active Citizenship & Service will present Code Ignite at noon in the OACS Lounge, Sarratt 305. Holly Jones and Dr. Clive Mentzel plan to discuss this new tech service organization, that seeks to better the community through a variety of technology-based initiatives. Popcorn and drinks will be served.
Yet another option for this Wednesday is the WAM Presidential Debate Series – Discussion Group, held from 7 – 8:30 p.m. Dr. Ganesh Sitaraman from Vanderbilt Law School will facilitate a discussion about the primary debates.
Today is the Great American Smokeout Day, a day devoted to encouraging Americans to quit smoking. The Office of Wellness Programs & Alcohol Education Will provide free Quit Kits to help people quit their cigarette or marijuana smoking habits. Will be at Rand from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Commons from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. “Coughy” the Cigarette will be passing out Quit kits throughout the day.
The Escalation Workshop will be held from 6 – 7:30 p.m. in Commons Multi-purpose Room 235. This event (which is part of both the Greek member and My Vanderbilt experience) is sponsored by Project Safe. This 90-minute workshop will have a facilitated discussion and video about relationship violence.
Head to Sarratt Cinema at 7:30 p.m. to see Swingin’ Dores Present: Heartbreakers and Drink Chasers. This all-girl a cappella group acknowledges that this is the time of year for long-distance breakups, and will center their song choices around that topic. Don’t expect their normal red heels; come by to see them donning new red Converse sneakers instead.
The Men’s basketball team plays Stony Brook at 7 p.m. Head to the Memorial Gym to cheer on our Dores!
Tonight is also the premiere of the final movie in the Hunger Games chain. Reserve a ticket early and see the first-showings of the last chapter in the epic movie series.[/su_tab] [su_tab title=”Friday”]
Most Vanderbilt students will be sitting in on their last classes, packing up, and heading to the airport to go home for Thanksgiving break, so Friday will be quiet on campus.
Spring Registration windows close today.
November 20th is the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) in Nashville. For those still on campus, a group is gathering and meeting at 6:30 at the intersection of 21st Ave and Scarritt Place (near the Ben and Jerry’s. Participants are invited to walk in “The Resilience Walk.” The TDOR ceremony will begin at 7 p.m.[/su_tab] [su_tab title=”Saturday”]
The Commodores take on Texas A&M today. Those who are still on campus should head to the stadium at 3 p.m. to show the Dores some love in their last game of the season.[/su_tab][/su_tabs]