August 29, 2003

Employee Celebration Month events calendar

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Dana Johnson.


7 a.m.–10 p.m. Kick-Off Celebration. Library Lawn. Pin and gift distribution for staff with five to 20 year anniversaries and faculty with five to 45 year anniversaries.

9:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m., 5:15 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Prize drawing. Must be present to win.

9:15 a.m. and 3 p.m. Magic performance.

10:00 a.m.-noon. Administrative dunking booth.

11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. and 4:30-6 p.m. Music by Soul Incision.

2-6 p.m. Vandy’s Big Chill. Special frozen treats and drinks.

2-3 p.m. Music by Placebos.

7 p.m. Swing Dance Lesson.

8 p.m. Dancing with Sam Levine and City Lights.


Noon–12:45 p.m. Savor the Flavor. 407 Light Hall. Stacey Kendrick, M.S. Reservations required, call 343-8943. Enjoy tasty samples you can recreate at home. Receive recipes and prizes.


Noon–1 p.m. Single in the City. 214 Light Hall. Christie Gallent.


Noon–1 p.m. A World of Advantages and Vacations. 189 Sarratt. Join the vice president of sales from Caldwell Travel and the regional manager of GoGo Worldwide Vacations. Door prize drawing.

7 p.m. Family Movie Night. Sarratt Student Center. Raiders of the Lost Ark will be shown free to all faculty, staff and families.


2:30–4:45 p.m. Tailgate 2003. 30th Avenue South at Dudley Avenue. Vanderbilt vs. UT-Chattanooga. Free food, fun and games for the entire family. “Oh Say Can You Sing” competition winner will sing the National Anthem. Commodore Awards winners will be introduced at halftime. For more information, visit


7 a.m.-4 p.m. Cut-a-thon. MCN Hair Salon. Emma Underwood. All proceeds will go to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital.

Noon-1 p.m. Historical Walking Tour of Campus. Lyle Lankford. Front steps of Kirkland Hall.

Noon-1 p.m. Ms. Cheap. 214 Light Hall. Mary Hance. Ms. Cheap’s Favorite Ways to be Cheap. This is a fun-filled presentation on ways you can save your money and time.


Noon-1.p.m. Organize Your Life. Laura Hayes. 363 Sarratt. Strategic Organization Solutions will help you simplify, organize and systemize your business and personal life.

3-5 p.m. Recognition Ceremony. Langford Auditorium. A special ceremony celebrating staff with 20-45 years of service. Service lapel pins and certificates will be presented, 2003 Commodore Award winners introduced. Reception immediately following ceremony.


11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Mobile Health Risk Assessments. TVC B706.

Noon-1 p.m. Fall Decorating. Location TBA. Tips on decorating from Mark Webber and Mike Whitler of Branches.

Noon-12:30 p.m. Walking Club. MCN Shuttle Drop-off. HEALTHPlus Fall Walking Club begins.

5:30 p.m. 6:15 p.m. It’s Not Just a Job, It’s a Career. 419 Light Hall. Recruitment Services.


7 a.m.-6 p.m. Career Choices and Connections Event. University Club. Job fair. Human Resource Services, 322-8304.

8:30 a.m. A Time of Observance. Alumni Lawn. Remembrance Tree.

Noon-1:30 p.m. 9/11/01: Observations from Two Years Later.A Panel Discussion. 189 Sarratt. Co-sponsored by the Office of the University Chaplain.

Noon–1 p.m. Facial Rejuvenation. 214 Light Hall. Dr. Bruce Shack, professor and chair plastic surgery department and staff from the Cosmetic/Plastic Surgery Center. Door prize drawing.


Noon-1 p.m. The Gift of Life. A Program on Organ and Tissue Donation. 214 Light Hall. Dr. Wright Pinson and staff from Tennessee Donor Services. Door prize drawing.

Employee Softball Tournament deadline.

Vander-Built-by-U deadline. Send or deliver decorated mosaic tiles to Medical Art Group, T-5200, MCN (2352).


Vanderbilt vs. Auburn at Vanderbilt Stadium. 322-GOLD.


Silver Salute. The Chancellor and other administrators will congratulate staff celebrating 25-year anniversaries.

Noon-1 p.m. Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full? Dr. James Pawelski. Wyatt Center Rotunda.

Faculty and Staff Golf Tournament. Registration Sept.15-19. Call 343-8186 for tee times. Four-person scramble at McCabe Golf Course. Lynn Smith, 322-3741. Greens fee paid.


Noon-1 p.m. Author Series. Watching the Wheels. 415 A-D Light Hall. Wayne Wood, author of Watching the Wheels, will read from his new book.

1-2 p.m. Medical Center Walking Tour. Patti Thomas. MCN lobby near shuttle drop off.


Noon–12:45 p.m. “Depression: I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up.” C-2209 MCN. Jim Kendall, Work/Life Connections.

Noon-12:30 p.m. HEALTHPlus Fall Walking Club. MCN shuttle drop off.

3-5 p.m. Taste at Vandy. Langford Auditorium and nearby plaza. $1 admission will benefit the Employee Assistance Hardship Fund.


11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Mobile Health Risk Assessments. Baker Building, ninth floor Accounting Conference Room.

Noon-1 p.m. Author Series. Michael Sims. 363 Sarratt. Sims is the author of Darwin’s Orchestra, and the recently released Adam’s Navel. He has held positions in both Special Collections of the Heard Library and the Fine Arts Gallery.

10 a.m.-8 p.m. Free Frist Thursday. Free admission for employees with ID’s, children under 18 are free. Free shuttle service from 11a.m.–2 p.m. Reservations required, call 343-3921 by Sept. 15.

11 p.m.–1 a.m. Night Owl Howl. Langford Lobby. A party specifically planned for Vanderbilt’s night shift workers. Guest DJ’s: vice chancellors Mike Schoenfeld and David Williams.


Noon– 1 p.m. Historical Walking Tour of Campus. Lyle Lankford. Front steps of Kirkland Hall.

Noon-1 p.m. Author Series. Bill Carey. 363 Sarratt. Carey will discuss and read from his latest book Chancellors, Commodores, and Coeds: A History of Vanderbilt University.

Additional 10 percent off at VU Bookstores. Flyer required and available at Kick-Off or by calling 343-3921.


6:30-10 a.m. and 4-7 p.m. LifeFlight Open House. Tour of helipad and LifeFlight helicopter. VUH second floor service elevators.

6:45-8 a.m. FreshFruit Giveaway. Shuttle lots. Sponsored by HEALTHPlus and Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

Noon-1 p.m. Tennessee Tourism. 189 Sarratt. Derrick Smith, Department of Tourist Development. Presentation and slide show. Door prize drawing.

Noon-1 p.m. Fitting In 5-9. 412 Light Hall. Stacey Kendrick. Tips of how to fit more fruits and vegetables into your diet.


Noon-1 p.m. Football 101. David Williams. 189 Sarratt.

Pre-registration for Fun Run/Walk $5 to benefit employees through the EAP Hardship Fund. 6:30-8:30 a.m., Preston Research Building; 11 a.m.–1 p.m., Courtyard Café; 3:30-5:30 p.m., Medical Center North shuttle drop-off; 5 a.m.–8 p.m., HEALTHPlus in Memorial Gym.

1-2 p.m. Medical Center Walking Tour, Patti Thomas. MCN lobby near shuttle drop off.


11 a.m.–1 p.m. Fun Walk/Run. Three check points for start/finish. Stevenson Center Flagpole at Alumni Lawn or 21st Avenue Cross Bridge. $5 donation benefits the EAP Hardship Fund.

Noon-1 p.m. Nutri-Tainment. 208 Light Hall. Put a new spin on your “five a day.” See and taste cooking. Sponsored by Vanderbilt Dietetic Internship Program.

5:30-6:15 p.m. Consumer Debt: Taking Control of Your Money. 419 Light Hall. Dale Bub, Consumer and Debt Counseling.


7 a.m.-11 a.m. Mobile Health Risk Assessments. Connecting Corridor, TVC to Light Hall.

Noon-1 p.m. Eat Your Veggies. 412 Light Hall. Stacey Kendrick, MS. Creative ways to get your kids to eat more fruits and vegetables.

10 a.m.-8 p.m. Free Frist Thursday. Free admission with a Vanderbilt ID. Free shuttle service provided from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Reservations required, call 343-3921 by Sept. 15.

Noon-1.p.m. Author’s Series. Scott McDermott, author of Charles Carroll of Carrollton: Faithful Revolutionary.


8–8:30 a.m. Tai Chi. Medical Center Plaza. Steve Deppe.

9-10 a.m. Greg Barz. We Bring Our Drums! exhibit. Mezzanine Gallery in the Vanderbilt Hospital lobby.

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Fruit Smoothie Demonstration. Courtyard Café.

Noon-1 p.m. Historical Walking Tour of Campus. Lyle Lankford. Front steps of Kirkland Hall.


Vanderbilt vs. Georgia Tech at Vanderbilt Stadium. 322-GOLD.

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Noon-1 p.m. Historical Walking Tour of Campus. Lyle Lankford. Front steps of Kirkland Hall.

1-2 p.m. Make an Appearance. Kim Hunter, True Blue Salon.

1-3 p.m. Faculty and Staff Golf Tournament. Four-person scramble at McCabe Golf Course. Lynn Smith, 322-3741. Greens fee paid.


1-3 p.m. Mobile Health Risk Assessments. Environmental Health and Safety Education Library, Room 003.

4-6 p.m. Finale Event. Vanderbilt-Peabody Bridge. Celebration, unveiling of the “Vander-built-by-U” art.