With finals standing in the way of break, it’s tempting to zero in on studying and forget about the campus events leading up to your departure. Make the most of the last stretch on campus by checking out the events below. For more offerings, log onto the Anchor Link events page.
Disclaimer: Source of event information is Anchor Link and Facebook
What: This is not my Nashville
When: Monday, December 4 at 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Alumni 201
Why: There will be a panel discussion regarding the issue of gentrification with speakers including Dr. Malcom Getz, an economic professor working on urban planning, and Dr. Teresa Smallwood, a public theologian specializing on the issues of racial justice. There will be other panelists and residents of the Cayce Homes housing complex.
Who: College Halls
What: Cities in the Global Age
When: Tuesday, December 5 at 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Furman 114
Why: Former Nashville Mayor Bill Purcell will speak about the growing role of cities in our globalized world as they lead the world in public policy initiatives. It will be an opportunity to learn more about the intersection of local and international policies.
Who: Vanderbilt International Relations Association
What: Shade Tree Clinic Presents Lefkowitz Hour
When: Wednesday, December 6 at 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Light Hall 208
Why: Shade Tree Lefkowitz Hour is an opportunity for students and faculty to learn more about the care provided at the Shade Tree Clinic, Vanderbilt’s free, student-run clinic. Shade Tree Clinic patients will share how legal aid has impacted their lives with the help of the Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP), followed by the MLP team’s unique perspective. The second half of the hour will focus on other significant roles the MLP can play in advocating for patients.
Who: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
What: Vanderbilt vs. MTSU Men’s Basketball
When: Wednesday, December 6 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Memorial Gym
Description: Come watch the Commodores take on the Blue Raiders of MTSU on a special Star Wars-themed night at Memorial Gym.
What: Queersmas: A Visit from the Spirit
When: Tuesday, December 5 at 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: K.C. Potter Center
Why: Lambda will welcome The Spirit of Lambda in preparation for the holidays. There will be pizza and gifts.
Who: Vanderbilt Lambda Association
What: BCC Pre-Kwanzaa Luncheon
When: Wednesday, December 6 at 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Black Cultural Center
Why: The Black Cultural Center celebrates its annual Pre-Kwanzaa celebration. There will be great music, food and fellowship.
Who: Black Cultural Center
What: Best Monday Ever
When: Monday, December 4 at 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Proper Bagel
Why: Start your week off the right way at Slack’s professional event. There will be treats, bagels, headshots, activities and more.
Who: Proper Bagel
What: Meet the Dogs
When: Tuesday, December 5 at 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Kissam MPR
Why: There will be dogs from Retrieving Independence at this event. It will be an opportunity to learn about service dogs in Nashville and opportunities for involvement.
Who: College Halls
What: Play Night
When: Tuesday, December 5 at 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center
Why: Women from the Nashville community will come to play frisbee in a tournament. The tournament will involve students from Belmont University and University School of Nashville. Members of the Vanderbilt and Nashville community are encouraged to watch.
Who: Women’s Ultimate Frisbee
What: Tongue ‘N’ Cheek Sells Out Show
When: Wednesday, December 6 at 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Sarratt Cinema
Why: Looking to do some last minute holiday shopping? TNC knows just what you should buy! Grab a ticket to the show and enjoy 15 minutes of improvised comedy. Tickets are on sale in Sarratt Cinema.
Who: TNC Improv Comedy
What: Sarratt Holiday Arts Festival
When: Tuesday, December 5 at 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where: Sarratt Student Center
Why: The festival is a place to find unique hand-crafted items. Every year, there are Nashville and Vanderbilt artisans, jewelers, potters, fiber artists and printmakers with wonderful gift items. The festival is an annual fundraiser for Sarratt Art Studios and the Sarratt Youth Art Institute.
Who: Sarratt Art Studios
What: Study Strategies for Exam Prep
When: Monday, December 4 at 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Center for Student Wellbeing classroom
Why: The Academic Skills & Time Management workshops are designed to assist students who may be having difficulties with classes, wish to improve grade point averages or would like to enhance study techniques. While these workshops are very helpful to students who are experiencing academic difficulties, they are also beneficial to anyone who wishes to become a more efficient learner.
Who: Center for Student Wellbeing
What: Feminism as Self-Care
When: Thursday, December 7 at 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m
Where: Buttrick 205
Why: Vandy Fems is holding a night of self-care and empowerment by celebrating feminist icons. Bring dinner and friends and come hang out for an interactive, relaxing and educational experience.
Who: Vanderbilt Feminists
What: Vandy Cooks—Holiday Desserts Served Up Healthy
When: Friday, December 8 at 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Vanderbilt Recreation & Wellness Center
Why: Enjoy holiday dessert favorites such as vegan gingerbread cookies and other desserts with Registered Dietitians, Marissa Wertheimer and Marilyn Holmes, and Certified Health Education Specialist and Health Educator, Emily Cox. Attendees will receive recipes and food samples.
Who: Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center