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What’s going on at Vanderbilt on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015

Vanderbilt joins coalition to improve college admission process

Vanderbilt has joined a new coalition of diverse public and private colleges and universities created to improve the college admission application process for all students.

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Commodore Award winners, longtime staff recognized at campus celebration

The Commodore Award, Vanderbilt’s highest staff honor, was presented to two staff members during the Service Award Celebration Sept. 29 in Langford Auditorium.

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Employees cheer on Commodores, celebrate with family and co-workers at annual tailgate

More than 3,400 employees and their family members joined the fun at the Employee Celebration tailgate and football game Sept. 19.

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Reminder: Nominations and applications for Graduate School dean due today

Oct. 1 is the deadline for nominations and application submissions for the next dean of the Graduate School.

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Next graduate education forum is Oct. 5

The third in a series of forums discussing graduate education at Vanderbilt is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 5, from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Student Life Center Board of Trust Room.

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Digital partnership expands student language opportunities at Vanderbilt and across country

A partnership among Vanderbilt, Duke and the University of Virginia is using digital learning to share uncommon languages.

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Teaching seminar Oct. 6: Make Blackboard work for you

DigitalVU will host the Center for Teaching's Stacey Johnson for an interactive tips-and-tricks seminar about getting the most out of this year's updated edition of Blackboard.

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Do you need help with Open Enrollment?

Open Enrollment elections should be submitted online in My VU Benefits. You can make elections from any Internet-connected computer or device, anywhere in the world.

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Annual report on crime statistics, security and fire safety available Oct. 1

The annual report provides information on security-related services offered by the university.

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Travel program transitions to new agency Oct. 30

Vanderbilt’s travel program will change to its new agency, World Travel Service, on Oct. 30.

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Poet Nikky Finney to deliver 2015 Cole Lectures

An acclaimed poet who came of age in the South during the turmoil and unrest of 1960s and '70s civil rights struggles will deliver the 2015 Cole Lectures at Benton Chapel Oct. 8 and 9.

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Latin American poet, priest and activist Ernesto Cardenal to speak Oct. 6

Cardenal, an acclaimed Nicaraguan poet, revolutionary and liberation theologian, will deliver a public talk on “Politics, Poetry and the First Latin American Pope” at the John Seigenthaler Center.

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Nearly 300 students team up for weekend of hacking Oct. 2-4

Nearly 300 college students from Vanderbilt and Purdue universities, the Atlanta area, and North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park will work around the clock during VandyHacks, an invention marathon.

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Classical stories come to life in VUT production ‘Metamorphoses’

"Metamorphoses," an adaptation of Greek stories whose production features a large pool of water on the Neely Auditorium stage, will lead off the 2015-16 Vanderbilt University Theatre season.

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Celebrate National Coming Out Week Oct. 5–12

National Coming Out Week at Vanderbilt is Oct. 5–12 and will feature social events, educational opportunities and food almost every day.

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VUCast: A student creates a new way to share your love of coffee

In the latest VUCast: Learn how a Vanderbilt student is making coffee drinking more social; hear from undergrads about their amazing research opportunities; and see who made the best of #vandygram. Watch now!

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Oct. 1 — 4 p.m.
"John Warren: Phantom Engineer" exhibition, gallery talk and reception

Oct. 2 — 7 a.m.
Fall Weekend of Service

Oct. 3 — 8 a.m.
2015 American Heart Walk

Oct. 3 — noon
Test of tornado warning systems

Oct. 3 — 7 p.m.
Bluebird on the Mountain concert

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