April 26, 2002

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Country music star Trace Adkins paints his hand to add his handprint to Brooke Barnett's artwork during this year's BellSouth Senior Classic annual paint party. Adkins was the host of the party on Tuesday held in Langford Auditorium. The artwork becomes the awards given to winners of the Trace Adkins Celebrity Kids Classic golf tournament on June 9 at the Springhouse Golf Club as part of the BellSouth Senior Classic golf tournament at Gaylord Opryland. The tournament raises money for Vanderbilt Children's Hospital, Middle Tennessee Council Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scout Council of Cumberland Valley, Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee, Family & Children's Services and Tennessee Lions Charities. (photo by Dana Johnson)

Dance party set for May 9

Feel like doing a little dance? Well a new tradition at Vanderbilt will brighten your day.

Vanderbilt University and the Vanderbilt Alumni Association are sponsoring an outdoor dance party to celebrate the graduating class on May 9 from 9 to 11:30 p.m. at the Hill Center Lawn on the Peabody campus.

KC and the Sunshine Band is scheduled to perform at the party which will feature a huge dance floor, free soft drinks, cash bars and snacks.

All degree recipients will receive a complimentary ticket. Additional tickets are $10. Guests can also reserve a table for 10 for $100.

For more information and to order tickets online visit www.vanderbilt.edu/theparty or call 343-7787.

Dermatology schedules skin cancer screening

VUMC’s division of Dermatology has scheduled its annual staff and faculty skin cancer screening for Wednesday, May 29, from 8 a.m. to noon., at the Dermatology clinic on the third floor of The Vanderbilt Clinic.

The event is an opportunity to get a free, full-body exam by a dermatologist — an exam which is recommended by the American Cancer Society for everybody over the age of 20. Screenings are offered by appointment only, and there are a limited number of slots. To schedule an appointment, call 322-7823 and leave a message with your name and number. A Dermatology staff member will call back to schedule a screening appointment.

Those who wish to have their children or other family members also receive a skin screening may consider attending the Nashville Dermatological Society’s annual community skin cancer screening on Saturday, May 4 from 8 to 11 a.m. That event, which includes the participation of dermatologists from all over the community, is hosted on a rotating basis by several local hospitals; this year’s event is at Baptist Hospital. No appointment is necessary.

Dayani sponsors Health Series

A series of talks on health subjects sponsored by and held at VUMC’s Kim Dayani Center continues this month with several programs. Each session is free to all Vanderbilt staff and faculty, lasts one hour, and is limited to 30 people. Call 322-4751 to register for individual classes.

Next month’s classes:

• Monday, May 6, 5:30 p.m.: Osteoporosis Prevention with Dr. Bobo Tanner.

• Friday, May 10, noon: Humor and Healing with Dr. Perry Biddle.

• Friday, May 17, noon: Stroke Prevention, Signs, and Treatment with Dr. Anne O’Duffy.

• Friday, May 31, noon: Men’s Health with Dr. Robert Workman.