August 29, 2008

Time once again for Vanderbilt to Celebrate

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Vanderbilt's Employee Celebration 2008 kicks off Monday, Sept. 8.

The monthlong event honors Vanderbilt staff and faculty for their service, and begins with a day of festivities on Library Lawn.

The Sept. 8 kickoff runs from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and will feature free T-shirts, chair massages and food, as well as door prize drawings and entertainment by musical acts including Soul Incision and Jennifer Brantley.

Tickets will be pre-sold at the kickoff for the Taste @ Vandy that will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 10. Some of the featured vendors will be Bread & Company Bakery, California Pizza Kitchen, Ben and Jerry's and Watermark Restaurant. Tickets at kickoff may be purchased for $3 and they will be $4 the day of the Taste. All proceeds benefit the Employee Assistance Hardship Fund.

Throughout the month, a variety of free special events will take place. As in past years, T-shirts will be given away at several of the events. Employees must present their ID badges, which will be scanned. If collecting a shirt for a co-worker, their badge must be scanned as well. Events where shirts will be available include the Kick-off Celebration, Friday Night Lights and Night Owl Howl.

New this year is an employee garage sale, set for Saturday, Sept. 6, from 7 a.m. to noon at the 25th Avenue Staff Garage. Fifty tables are available, at $20 each, for employees who have items to sell. To register for a table, go to the Employee Celebration Web site, e-mail or call 936-0322.

“Vanderbilt's employees are its most valuable assets, and this special month of recognition helps honor what they do all year long,” said Harry R. Jacobson, M.D., vice chancellor for Health Affairs.

The following is a list of events for Employee Celebration Month 2008, however some times, events and locations are subject to change. Check online for updates and changes at

Employee Celebration 2008 Calendar of Events

Times, events and locations are subject to change. For updated information, please check

or call 343-4699.

September 4

Noon — Campus Walking Tour (meet at Kirkland Hall)

4-6 p.m. — Health Plus Know Your Numbers (Vine Hill Clinic)

7:30 p.m. — Vanderbilt vs. South Carolina

September 5

Noon — Communicating in a 2.0 World (363 Sarratt)

7-9 p.m. — Friday Night Lights (McTyeire parking lot)

September 6

7 a.m.-noon — Garage Sale (25th Avenue Staff Garage)

September 8

7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Kick-off Celebration (Library Lawn)

September 9

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. — Caring for Elderly Parents, Laurence Solberg, M.D., (location TBA)

September 10

Noon-1 p.m. Retirement: How Much is Enough? (189 Sarratt)

3-5 p.m. — Taste @ Vandy (Library Lawn)

September 11

11 a.m.-1 p.m. — Health Plus Know Your Numbers (second floor Commons Center)

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. — Revisiting the Musical “Li'l Abner,” (363 Sarratt)

1 p.m. — Campus Walking Tour (meet at Kirkland Hall)

9-9:45 p.m. — Blessing of Hands (VUH Chapel)

September 12

Noon-1 p.m. — Rape Aggression Defense System for Women and Resisting Aggression with Defense for Men (411 Light Hall)

September 13

3-5 p.m. — Employee Tailgate (intramural fields)

September 15

11 a.m.-1 p.m. — Health Plus Know Your Numbers (189 Sarratt)

Noon-1 p.m. — Hearing the Parables Through First Century Ears (G25 Divinity School)

4-4:45 p.m. — Blessing of Hands (VUH Chapel)

September 16

7:30-8:15 a.m. — Blessing of Hands (VCH Chapel)

Noon-1 p.m. — Branches: New Decorating Tips from Vegas (meeting room 1, Student Life Center)

September 17

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. — Blessing of Hands (2701 TVC)

Noon-1 p.m. -Walk it Out! (Health Plus)

11 p.m.-1 a.m. — Night Owl Howl (Light Hall)

September 18

6-8 a.m. and 5-7 p.m. — LifeFlight Open House

Noon-1 p.m. — Gang Presence in Nashville (location TBA)

September 19

Free day at the Frist

Friends Shop discount day

VU Bookstore discount day

September 20

Free day at the Frist

Road Trip, Vanderbilt vs. Ole Miss. Call 936-2466 for more information

3-5 p.m. — Family Movie (Children's Hospital theater)

September 22

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. — Campus Walking Tour (meet at Kirkland Hall)

Noon-1 p.m. — Election 2008 (JBCC Auditorium)

4-7 p.m. — Health Plus Know Your Numbers (2702-2703 TVC)

September 23

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. — Acupuncture: How Does it Work? (415 Light Hall)

7:30 p.m. — Night at the Dyer (Dyer Observatory)

September 24

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. — Ms. Cheap (location TBA)

3-5 p.m. — Recognition Ceremony (Langford Auditorium)

September 25

11-11:45 a.m.. — Blessing of Hands (VCH Chapel)

Noon-1 p.m. — Sustainability at Vanderbilt: What Can You Do? (189 Sarratt)

September 26

VUH Gift Shop discount day

7-7:45 a.m. — Blessing of Hands (VUH Chapel)

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. — Value Travel for Families and Singles (189 Sarratt)

7:30 p.m. — Take Six Concert (Langford Auditorium)

September 27

8-11 a.m. — American Heart Association Heart Walk (25th Avenue and Blakemore Avenue)

September 28

2-2:45 p.m. — Blessing of Hands (VCH Chapel)

3-5 p.m. — Family movie (Children's Hospital theater)

3-3:45 p.m. — Blessing of Hands (VUH Chapel)

4-6 p.m. — We Care for Kids Day (Children's Hospital)

September 29

Faculty/Staff Golf Tournament (McCabe Golf Course; time TBA)

September 30

6:30-9:30 a.m. — Health Plus Know Your Numbers (Langford Auditorium lobby)

Noon-1 p.m. — The New You: Fall 2008 by Tiba (118 JBCC)

October 1

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. — So You Want to be Indiana Jones? A Day in the Life of a Real Archeologist (189 Sarratt)

October 2

4-5 p.m. — Fashion Show (University Club)

October 3

4-6 p.m. — Finale Wrap Party, with Lee Roy Parnell

October 4

Vanderbilt vs. Auburn