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.

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


What: Sports & Society: The Media and the Olympics
When: Thursday, Nov. 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: John Seigenthaler First Amendment Center
Why: Join Vanderbilt alumnus Dave Sheinin of the Washington Post and Teresa Walker of the Associated Press Nashville bureau as they discuss their experiences covering the Olympics in Russia, China and Brazil.
Who: Vanderbilt University Sports and Society Initiative

What: Jewish Philosophy Discussion with Shlomo Rothstein
When: Monday, Nov. 12 from 6 to 7 p.m.
Where: Kappa Sigma House
Why: Engage in a discussion with Rabbi Shlomo about Jewish philosophy and the role of uncertainty in our lives.
Who: Vanderbilt Chabad Jewish Student Group and Kappa Sigma


What: Vanderbilt Football vs. Mississippi
When: Saturday, Nov. 17 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Vanderbilt Stadium
Why: Anchor down with the ‘Dores as they play Ole Miss in their annual Salute to Service game. The first 3000 fans will receive a free Salute to Service t-shirt.
Who: Vanderbilt Athletics

What: Vanderbilt Men’s Basketball vs. Alcorn State
When: Friday, Nov. 16 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Memorial Gymnasium
Why: Root for Vandy as Men’s Basketball takes on Alcorn State.
Who: Vanderbilt Athletics


What: Vandy Raasmalai and Dandiya Decorating
When: Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Sarratt Multicultural Lounge
Why: Enjoy some delicious rasmalai, a traditional Indian dessert and decorate your own set of dandiya, sticks used in the Raas’ dances, while learning more about the history and culture behind their dance form.
Who: Vandy Raas

What: A Look into Western and Eastern Medicine
When: Thursday, Nov. 15 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Where: Sarratt 216/220
Why: Hear from a panel of doctors who practice Western, Traditional Chinese and other Eastern medicine. After the panel, attendants can enjoy snacks and meet and greet the doctors.
Who: Vanderbilt Undergraduate Chinese Association and Asian American Student Association


What: Cards for a Cause Holiday Card Making Session
When: Thursday, Nov. 15 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Buttrick 112
Why: Get in the holly, jolly spirit by making holiday cards for residents in Abe’s Garden, Gilda’s Club and the Hope Lodge. The event counts for GME Community Impact.
Who: Cards for a Cause

What: Pumpkins & People
When: Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 8 to 9 p.m.
Where: Cole Hall
Why: Enjoy a fun fall evening of pumpkin painting, warm autumn drinks and music.
Who: Alumni Lawn


What: Reframing Addiction: Poets and Poetry on the Opioid Epidemic
When: Monday, Nov. 12 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Where: 208 Light Hall
Why: Come and listen to three poets recite their poetry about the opioid epidemic and its impact.
Who: Center for Student Wellbeing

What: Swingin’ Dores Fall Concert
When: Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 8 to 9 p.m.
Where: Sarratt Cinema
Why: Enjoy a concert from one of Vanderbilt’s a cappella groups.
Who: Swingin’ Dores

Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness
What: Silent Meditation
When: Thursday, Nov. 15 from 3:15 to 3:45 p.m.
Where: Center for Student Wellbeing
Why: Come to the center to learn more about and practice silent meditation, a great tool to manage stress, increase academic performance and relax.
Who: Center for Student Wellbeing and Student Care Network

What: Let’s Taco ‘Bout Sex
When: Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 6 to 7 p.m.
Where: Branscomb Quad Music Lounge
Why: Join Vandy Sex Ed for a Sex Ed 101 workshop and some tacos.
Who: Branscomb Quadrangle and Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center