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What’s going on at Vanderbilt on Monday, April 6, 2015

New options designed to boost participation in retirement plan

When designing the new retirement plan structure, Vanderbilt’s Retirement Plan Oversight Committee considered independent third-party research on how the number of investment choices affects retirement plan participation.

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Demolition of power plant smokestack to begin soon

The demolition work will take place between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. and is expected to last five to seven weeks, concluding in early June.

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Gottfried stepping down as university faculty marshal

Professor of English Roy Gottfried is stepping down as Vanderbilt's faculty marshal after many years of service at Commencement.

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McClure awarded Luce Fellowship in Theology

John S. McClure is one of six scholars in the 22nd class of Luce Fellows appointed by the Association of Theological Schools and The Henry Luce Foundation.

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Wehby receives 2015 CEC Special Education Research Award

Joseph Wehby has been selected the recipient of the 2015 Special Education Research Award from the Council for Exceptional Children.

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Four students recognized by Goldwater Foundation

Four Vanderbilt students have been recognized in this year’s Goldwater Scholars competition. Ariel Helms has been selected as a Goldwater Scholar, and Taylor Cannon, Eunice Jun and Pavan Myneni have received honorable mentions.

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Vanderbilt marks Sexual Assault Awareness Month April 6-9

Vanderbilt will mark Sexual Assault Awareness Month beginning Monday, April 6, with a week of skill-building events and opportunities to make a personal commitment to ending sexual violence in our community.

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Student art installations focus on Hillsboro Village

Eight students in a class taught by Professor of Art Mel Ziegler have created installations designed to prompt a creative response to the missions of various Hillsboro Village businesses.

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Staff and faculty can get discount on tickets for Rites of Spring

This year’s festival, scheduled for April 17 and 18, will include performances by Chance the Rapper, Young the Giant, Portugal. The Man, T-Pain, RAC, The Lone Bellow, Matoma, Daniel Ellsworth and the Great Lakes, and Louisa Wendorff.

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Our favorite #vandygram photos of the week

This week’s photos are all about spring – especially the cherry trees. See more of our favorite photos on the Get Social website, and share yours by tagging them #vandygram.

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VUCast: Sweet sound of success

In the latest VUCast: Hear how a talented student is earning accolades in Vienna; see what an engineering student built to advance biomedical research; and celebrate with the newly accepted members of the Class of 2019. Watch now!

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Take Note

» Road closure on Natchez Trace continues through April 20

» Meditation workshop at new zen garden scheduled for April 7

» WOW: ‘How International Aid is Crippling African Development’ April 8

» World War I historian to deliver lecture April 8

» Blair Big Band featuring Jeff Coffin April 9

» Hear Vanderbilt ‘poet MDs’ at Williamson County Library April 13

» Get VU discount to Southern Women’s Show

» Get discount on tickets to ‘Newsies’ at TPAC

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HR News

» National Alcohol Screening Day is April 9

» Babies and You: ‘Infant Safety at Home and in the Car’

» Vandy Cooks: ‘From the Training Table to creating successful spring celebrations’

» Check out summer camp and child care options

» Health Plus offers wellness coaching

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April 6 — 4 p.m.
Academic Strategic Plan town hall meeting

April 7 — noon
Academic Strategic Plan town hall meeting

April 8 — noon
"Thinking Theologically About Modern and Contemporary Art," a talk by Daniel A. Siedell

April 8 — noon
"Perspectives from the Ebola Bedside: A Doctor Becomes the Patient"

April 9 — noon
Life Phase Series: "A Deeper Dive into Personal Finances"

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