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A Slice of Campus Life

Posted by on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 in Student Life.

A Slice of Campus Life

I’m bored.

This is something I have never, ever heard a Vanderbilt student say. There is so much happening on campus on a daily basis, that boredom is never a threat. Instead, VU students face the challenge of trying to fit an incredible range of activities into schedules that also include rigorous academics and commitments to service, work, or other responsibilities. And yet, finding that balance in life is something at which the Commodores I know excel.

What is there to do on campus that they might want to fit into their schedules? I’m glad you asked! Here’s a look at what’s going on this week – just a regular, typical, amazing, wonderful week on campus.

Sunday, January 11

2:00 p.m. Women’s Basketball: Vanderbilt vs. Mississippi State
2:15 p.m. FLICX: The Great Invisible
3:00 p.m. Guest Recital – Yizhak Schotten with Amy Dorfman, Felix Wang and Polly Brecht

Yizhak Schotten, professor of viola at the University of Michigan and music director of the Maui Classical Music Festival in Hawaii

Monday, January 12

12:00 p.m. 2015 MLK Memorial Lecture: Faith and Property in African American History
4:10 p.m. Biological Sciences Guest Seminar: Ryan Gray
4:30 p.m. Zumba Group Fitness Class
9:00 p.m. Mime rehearsal

Tuesday, January 13

9:00 a.m. Group Cycling Class
4:30 p.m. Symposium – The Voting Rights Act of 1965: Commemorating 50 Years, featuring special guests Harry Belafonte, Michael Beschloss, and Annette Gordon-Reed
5:10 p.m. Engineering Study Abroad Information Session
7:00 p.m. The Parables of Jesus Lecture with Amy-Jill Levine
7:30 p.m. International Lens Film: Shun Li and the Poet

Civil and human rights activist Harry Belafonte, award-winning historian Michael Beschloss, and Pulitzer Prize-winning legal scholar and historian Annette Gordon-Reed will discuss the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Voting Rights Act.

Wednesday, January 14

2:30 p.m. Nashville Health Forum
4:30 p.m. Tour de Vanderbilt in France
7:00 p.m. All About Honors Scholarships
7:30 p.m. International Lens Film: Death of a Japanese Salesman
8:00 p.m. Men’s Basketball: Vanderbilt vs. Georgia
10:00 p.m. Stambaugh Soiree

On January 14 the 'Dores take on the Dawgs at Memorial Gym.

Thursday, January 15

2:00 p.m. Tai Chi Group Fitness Class
4:00 p.m. Art Opening:  Hanna Rodgers and Erin Harmon
4:00 p.m. Spring Semester Kick-Off Party
7:00 p.m. Israeli Folk Dance
7:00 p.m. Vanderbilt Visiting Writers Leah Stewart Fiction Reading
7:00 p.m. Women’s Basketball: Vanderbilt vs. Alabama-Huntsville

Friday, January 16

All day MLK Weekend of Service events, Jan. 16-18
11:00 a.m. American Abstract Artists: AAA 75th Anniversary Print Portfolio
11:00 a.m. Friday’s with Family: Welcome Back Brunch with The Office of LGBTQI Life
2:00 p.m. Men’s Tennis: Commodore Scramble – Vanderbilt vs. Georgia State
8:00 p.m. Hank Ingram House Family Night with Faculty Head of House Kyla Terhune and family
8:30 p.m. Faculty Recital Philip Dikeman, flute and Melissa Rose, piano

Saturday, January 17

All day VDS Religion in the Arts & Contemporary Culture presents: Movimientos: Artworks by Jairo Prado
9:00 a.m. Group Fitness Class: Step
10:00 p.m. Blue and White Formal

And this is just the beginning of the semester! As the weather warms and the semester progresses, there’ll be even more to do on campus. You can see why students say there’s never a dull moment at Vanderbilt.

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