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Plan your finals week: 12/9-12/15

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Plan your finals week: 12/9-12/15

Taylor Hopkins

Whether you’re looking to try something new this week or just trying to get out of the library, take a study break and peruse some of the events below. For more offerings, check out Anchor Link.

Disclaimer: Sources of event information are Anchor Link and Facebook.

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Educational

What: “Eye” Know: Acute Vision Loss

When: Monday, Dec. 10 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Where: Vanderbilt Eye Institute, Elliot Conference Room

Why: Learn more about a possible career in ophthalmology during a discussion with ophthalmology chief resident Josh Barnett.

Who: Careers in Medicine

What: Poetry & Psychiatry

When: Tuesday, Dec. 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Where: The Vaughn Home at Robert Penn Warren Center

Why: Enjoy a night of poetry and mental musings focused on the topic of addiction hosted by the Creative Writing department, Department of Psychiatry, and the Psychiatry Interest group.

Who: Careers in Medicine

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Sports

What: Vanderbilt Women’s Basketball vs. Central Michigan

When: Saturday, Dec. 15 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Where: Memorial Gymnasium

Why: Root for the Commodores as they take on Central Michigan and if you get there early, snab a holiday t-shirt (first 500 fans receive free shirt).

Who: Vanderbilt Athletics

What: Nashville Predators vs. Ottawa Senators

When: Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m.

Where: Bridgestone Arena

Why: Watch the Predators take the ice against the Ottawa Senators. Buy tickets here.

Who: Nashville Predators

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Cultural

What: Hanukkah at Hillel

When: Sunday, Dec. 9 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Where: Vanderbilt Hillel

Why: Join Hillel to celebrate the last night of Hanukkah.

Who: Vanderbilt Hillel

What: SACNAS Chalk Talk with Julio Ayala

When: Tuesday, Dec. 11 from 4 to 5 p.m.

Where: Stevenson Center Room 6501

Why: Engage in a discussion about science careers with professors and fellow students.

Who: Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)

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Recreational

What: Cheekwood LIGHTS

When: Sunday, Dec. 9 to Saturday, Dec. 15 from 5 to 10 p.m.

Where: Cheekwood Estate & Gardens

Why: Spend a night wandering (and taking instagram pictures) under Cheekwood’s over one million holiday lights, pet a real reindeer and see a poinsettia tree featuring over 500 flowers.

Who: Cheekwood Estate & Gardens

What: Winter Staycation: Opryland Lights

When: Tuesday, Dec. 11 from 5 to 9 p.m.

Where: Student Life Center

Why: The ISSS will be sponsoring a trip to see thousands of twinkling lights at the Gaylord Opryland Country Christmas Holiday Celebration.

Who: International Student and Scholar Services

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Arts

What: Caroling on the Wards!

When: Friday, Dec. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Where: LH 214, 2215 Garland Ave

Why: Spend a night singing carols and bringing joy to patients at the Vanderbilt Hospital.

Who: Radial Grooves

What: Studio Tenn presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

When: Various times Dec. 7 to 30

Where: Jamison Theater in the Factory at Franklin

Why: Take a break from studying to catch a musical theatre version of this “tale as old as time.”

Who: The Factory at Franklin

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Health & Wellness

What: Gentle Yoga

When: Monday, Dec. 10 from 2 to 3 p.m.

Where: Center for Student Wellbeing

Why: Meditate the stress away with some soothing yoga before finals.

Who: Center for Student Wellbeing

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