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The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University

The Vanderbilt Hustler

The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University.
The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University

The Vanderbilt Hustler

The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University.

Plan Your Week 11/13-11/18

From meditation to movies, there are plenty of activities on and off campus to keep you busy this upcoming week.
Laura Vaughan
Students sit on Alumni Lawn, as captured Nov. 4, 2023. (Hustler Multimedia/Laura Vaughan)

Not sure what to do in the upcoming week? The Vanderbilt community and Nashville area have several educational and relaxing events. Check out this weekly calendar to find out what’s happening on and off campus this week.

Recreation and Wellness

As we quickly approach Thanksgiving break, discover new ways to rejuvenate yourself. 

What: Meditation Monday

When: Nov. 13, 1:15 p.m. CST

Where: Center for Student Wellbeing Meditation Room and Zoom

Who: Student Care Network, Center for Student Wellbeing and Peabody Office of Student Engagement and Wellbeing

Why: With practice, meditation helps to quiet the mind, build resiliency, reduce stress and enhance attention — all of which contribute to better learning according to the Center for Student Wellbeing.  


What: Sound Bath Experience 

When: Nov. 14, 6-7 p.m. CST

Where: Rec Center Aux Gym

Who: The Center for Spiritual and Religious Life 

Why: The sound bath provides a rejuvenating experience through soothing vibrations and harmonious sounds of singing bowls. 


Stimulate your mind with these educational and career development events. 

What: Humanities Internship Search Party

When: Nov. 15, 5:30-7 p.m CST

Where: Buttrick 302

Who: Career Center 

Why: If you’re interested in the humanities, the Career Center will show you how to use Handshake to find internships. Dinner is also included. 


What: I-Networking 

When: Nov. 16, 6 p.m. CST

Where: Alumni Hall

Who: International Student Council

Why: A networking night for international undergraduate and graduate students. Come get a crash course in networking by interacting with students in your desired field.


Feeling stressed? Come to these events to socialize and engage with the Vanderbilt community. 

What: International Education Week: Game Night

When: Nov. 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m. CST

Where: Multicultural Community Space 


Why: Come celebrate International Education Week with an interactive game night!


What: The Vanderbilt Melodores Fall Concert

When: Nov. 14 & Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m. CST

Where: Rothschild Black Box Theatre

Who: The Vanderbilt Melodores

Why: The Vanderbilt Melodores’ Fall Concert will feature 12 of Vanderbilt’s most talented male vocalists as they create an exciting and entertaining night of song and dance.  


What: NAIHM: ‘Imagining the Indian’ Film Screening and Panel

When: Nov. 15, 5 p.m. CST

Where: Reception in the Rothschild Great Room at 5 p.m. CST, followed by a screening of Imagining The Indian in the Black Box Theatre at 6 p.m. CST.

Who: Co-sponsored by SCSJI, Residential Colleges, Vanderbilt Sports and Society Initiative, MOSAIC, Vanderbilt Indigenous Scholars and the Tennessee Native American Indian Association

Why: Celebrate Native American Heritage Month


Come show your Commodore spirit this week as our basketball teams continue their seasons at home!

What: Men’s Basketball vs. UNC Greensboro 

When: Nov. 14, 7 p.m. CST

Where: Memorial Gymnasium

Who: Vanderbilt’s Men’s Basketball 

Why: Come watch the Commodores get back in action this week.

What: Women’s Basketball vs. WKU

When: Nov. 15, 6:30 p.m. CST

Where: Memorial Gymnasium

Who: Vanderbilt’s Women’s Basketball 

Why: Help bring our Commodores a Wednesday night win by coming out to support!

What: Men’s Basketball vs, Central Arkansas 

When: Nov. 17, 6 p.m. CST

Where: Memorial Gymnasium

Who: Vanderbilt’s Men’s Basketball 

Why: Before heading off campus for Thanksgiving break, stop by Memorial Gymnasium to support the Commodores!

Around Nashville

If you’re looking to expand your weekly activities outside of campus, look no further. There are plenty of arts and cultural events around town.

What: Soundwaves Gallery Open House

When: Nov.15, 5-7 p.m. CST

Where: Geodis Park

Who: Local Nashville artists

Why: Check out the work of local artists at this free event!


What: Zoolumination: Chinese Festival of Lights

When: Opens Nov. 17, 5-9 p.m. CST

Where: Nashville Zoo

Who: Nashville Zoo 

Why: Celebrate Chinese culture while seeing amazing lights and awesome animals!

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About the Contributors
TaMyra Johnson
TaMyra Johnson, Deputy Life Editor
TaMyra Johnson (‘27) is from Louisville, Ky., and is double majoring in communications and culture, advocacy and leadership in the College of Arts and Science. When not writing for The Hustler, you can find her reading, recording her podcast or listening to music. You can reach her at [email protected].
Chloe Whalen
Chloe Whalen, Staff Writer
Chloe Whalen (‘27) is from Herscher, Ill., and is studying communication of science and technology in the College of Arts and Science. She previously served as Deputy Life Editor. In her spare time, she enjoys running, listening to multiple genres of music and podcasts and doing jigsaw puzzles. She can be reached at [email protected].
Laura Vaughan
Laura Vaughan, Senior Staff Photographer
Laura Vaughan (‘25) is a student in the College of Arts and Science studying mathematics and economics. When not out on an assignment for The Hustler, she can be found studying in the Schulman Center, having lunch at Frutta Bowls or trying to clean her file structure. She is available at [email protected].
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