Looking to try something new this week? Peruse the events below and make a point to attend something outside of your comfort zone. For more offerings, check out Anchor Link.
What: Chancellor’s Lecture featuring Patrick Kennedy What: Life on Mars What: Why State and Local Elections Matter
When: Tuesday, March 13 at 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Langford Auditorium
Why: Upon stepping away from Congress in 2011, Patrick J. Kennedy made a promise: to be a vocal advocate for the full implementation of the 2008 Parity law, which guaranteed equal access to mental health and addiction services for all Americans. Join Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos as he hosts Rep. Kennedy for an intimate discussion that emphasizes the importance of mental health resources on college campuses and beyond.
Who: Chancellor’s Office
When: Tuesday, March 13 at 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Kissam MPR
Why: Moore College Council invited Dr. Weintraub to give a brief talk on possible life on Mars. There will be a screening of The Martian afterwards with dinner provided.
Who: College Halls
When: Tuesday, March 13 at 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Alumni Hall 100
Why: Alternative Spring Break partners with the Tennessee Equality Project to focus on the importance of local and state politics. There will be a combination of small group discussions and a panel discussion.
Who: Alternative Spring Break
What: Chancellor’s Lecture featuring Patrick Kennedy
What: Life on Mars
What: Why State and Local Elections Matter
What: Nashville Predators vs. Winnipeg Jets What: Men’s Baseball vs. Eastern Kentucky
When: Tuesday, March 13 at 7 p.m.
Where: Bridgestone Arena
Why: Watch the Nashville Predators take on the Jets at Bridgestone.
Who: Nashville Predators
When: Wednesday, March 14 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Hawkins Field
Why: Support the team as they play Eastern Kentucky.
Who: Vanderbilt Athletics
What: Nashville Predators vs. Winnipeg Jets
What: Men’s Baseball vs. Eastern Kentucky
What: Joe Hill Road Show What: Hermanas in Crime Symposium
When: Wednesday, March 14 at 4:10 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Where: Divinity 124
Why: Joe Hill’s songs fanned the flames of discontent in the early 20th century, becoming anthems of the Industrial Workers of the World labor union. Hill was executed in 1915 for a murder he possibly did not commit, but his music has lived on to influence generations of social and political protest music.
Who: Department of Sociology
When: Wednesday, March 14 at 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Central Library Community Room
Why: Featured authors Joy Castro, Teresa Dovalpage, Alicia Gaspar de Alba and Lucha Corpi visit campus for readings and book discussions.
Who: Latino and Latina Studies Program
What: Joe Hill Road Show
What: Hermanas in Crime Symposium
What: Vanderbilt National School Walkout What: Crafting with Kesem What: Vitality Spring Showcase
When: Wednesday, March 14 at 10 a.m. to 10:17 a.m.
Where: Jean and Alexander Library
Why: In light of the recent shooting in Parkland, Vanderbilt students will gather for the movement against gun violence. Students will choose to leave their classes for 17 minutes from 10 a.m. to 10:17 a.m. to show their support.
When: Thursday, March 15 at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Sarratt Promenade
Why: Camp Kesem at Vanderbilt is a local chapter of a national nonprofit that provides a free week of camp for children in Tennessee affected by a parent’s cancer. One of the most meaningful events at camp is creating a support tree, which is made of leaves and flowers that campers and counselors decorate. Come decorate leaves and learn about Kesem. There will be Bartaco and t-shirts available for a suggested donation.
Who: Camp Kesem at Vanderbilt
When: Thursday, March 15 at 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Ingram Hall at Blair
Why: Come watch Vitality’s Spring showcase as the group explores the fantastical world of the Greek Olympians. The show is free for undergraduates.
Who: Vitality Dance Company
What: Vanderbilt National School Walkout
What: Crafting with Kesem
What: Vitality Spring Showcase
What: RAW: Nashville presents Envision What: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
When: Wednesday, March 14 at 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: City Winery
Why: The night will begin with a pop-up art gallery, where patrons are encouraged to observe and appreciate the works of their talented local community and are welcome to make purchases. The gallery will remain open all night.
Who: Raw Artists Nashville
When: Wednesday, March 14 at 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Tennessee Performing Arts Center
Why: Following a five-week season launch in New York City, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will continue to grace the Nashville stage during its 21-city North American tour.
Who: Tennessee Performing Arts Center
What: RAW: Nashville presents Envision
What: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
What: PRIDE Training What: Silent Meditation
When: Tuesday, March 13 at 5:30 p.n. To 8:30 p.m.
Where: Kissam Classroom 216
Why: The P.R.I.D.E. program aims to create a visible network of support for LGBTQI individuals and their allies by providing an avenue through which any member of the Vanderbilt Community can show their support. The training is three hours and happens two to three times per semester.
Who: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex Life
When: Thursday, March 15 at 3:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Where: Center for Student Wellbeing
Why: Come to the Center for Student Wellbeing for a silent meditation practice. Meditation is helpful tool to manage stress, increase academic performance and become less reactionary in everyday situations. All levels are welcome; no experience is needed.
Who: Center for Student Wellbeing
What: PRIDE Training
What: Silent Meditation
Editor’s note: Source of event information is Anchor Link and Facebook