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    Thursday, October 9

    11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
    Undergraduate Admissions Campus Tours

    2305 West End Ave.


    11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
    Fine Arts Gallery
    From Tomb to Temple: Unearthing Ancient China through the Vanderbilt University Fine Art Collection and I Am Unbeatable: Documenting and Celebrating Stories of Empowerment

    Photographs by Donna Ferrato
    Cohen Memorial Hall


    11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
    VUSN Class of 1964 and Quinq Luncheon with the Dean

    Godchaux Hall Living Room
    Reservations are required.
    R.S.V.P.


    1:15–2:15 p.m.
    VUSN Sharing Quinq Memories

    Annex classroom, School of Nursing
    R.S.V.P.


     

    4-6 p.m.
    History of Art Alumni Lecture and Gallery Talk: “Chinese Funerary Art in Its Cultural and Architectural Context”

    Cohen Memorial Hall, Room 203


    Friday, October 10

    7:30 a.m.–noon
    AVBA 30th Anniversary Golf Tournament

    Vanderbilt Legends Golf Course
    R.S.V.P. to (615) 322-4405 or email.


    8 a.m.–5 p.m.
    College Halls at Kissam

    21st Avenue at West End
    Moore and Warren College Halls will be open for viewing.


    8 a.m.–5 p.m.
    Reunion Registration/Packet Pickup

    Sarratt Promenade, second floor


    9:30–11:30 a.m.
    Quinq Brunch and Program

    Student Life Center Ballroom
    The Quinq Society’s premier event—don’t miss this chance to reconnect with friends and classmates. Seating is limited. Reservations accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Quinqs and one guest only, please.
    For your convenience, your registration packets will be available outside the ballroom until 11:30 a.m.


    11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
    Undergraduate Admissions Campus Tours

    2305 West End Ave.


    11 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Fine Arts Gallery
    From Tomb to Temple: Unearthing Ancient China through the Vanderbilt University Fine Art Collection and I Am Unbeatable: Documenting and Celebrating Stories of Empowerment

    Photographs by Donna Ferrato
    Cohen Memorial Hall


    11:30 a.m.
    Peabody Pioneer Lunch

    Peabody Library, Fireside Reading Room
    R.S.V.P. at (615) 322-8500 or email


    1–2 p.m.
    Conversation with the Chancellor

    Sarratt Cinema
    Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will provide a university update.


    2 p.m.
    Fiction and Poetry Readings given by Vanderbilt Creative Writing Faculty

    Location TBD


    2–4 p.m.
    Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy Reception

    Magnolia Courtyard (just outside the Stevenson Center)


    2–5 p.m.
    Pharmacology Update for Advanced Practice Nurses

    VUSN Frist Hall, Room 140
    R.S.V.P.
    Continuing Education Credit will be provided for this event. Reception to follow.


    2:30–3:30 p.m.
    Alumnus/a and Faculty Memorial Service

    Benton Chapel
    Sponsored by the Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life.


    2:30–3:30 p.m.
    Wilson Hall Tour

    Wilson Hall, Room 301
    Sponsored by the Department of Psychology.
    R.S.V.P. to (615) 322-0070 or email.


    2:30–4 p.m.
    LGBTQI Life at VU Panel

    Location TBD
    R.S.V.P.


    3–4 p.m.
    English Faculty: A Discussion of Pedagogy through the Decades

    Location TBD


    3–5 p.m.
    Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center Tours

    2700 Children’s Way (entrance near 24th Ave.)


    3:30–5 p.m.
    Keegan Fellows Program 50th Anniversary Celebration and Reception

    Location TBD
    R.S.V.P. to (615) 322-4405 or email.


    3:45–4:45 p.m.
    Student Media Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

    First Amendment Center (corner of 18th and Edgehill avenues)
    R.S.V.P. to vandymedia.org.


    4–5:30 p.m.
    Center for Latin American Studies Alumni Reunion

    Buttrick Hall, Suite 230
    R.S.V.P. to (615) 343-1837 or email.


    4–5:30 p.m.
    Medicine, Health and Society Open House

    Calhoun Hall, Room 300
    Open to all MHS students, faculty, alumni and friends.
    R.S.V.P.


    4:30–6 p.m.
    Posse 25th Anniversary Celebration and Reception

    Location TBD
    R.S.V.P. to (615) 322-4405 or email.


    5–6 p.m.
    K.C. Potter Center and the Office of LGBTQI Life Open House

    Euclid, 312 West Side Row
    R.S.V.P.


    5–6 p.m.
    Nursing Alumni Wine and Cheese Reception

    Godchaux Hall Living Room
    R.S.V.P.


    5–6:30 p.m.
    AVBA 30th Anniversary Celebration and Reception

    Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center
    R.S.V.P. to (615) 322-4405 or email.


    5–7:30 p.m.
    Hillel Reception, Shabbat Services and Dinner

    Ben Schulman Center for Jewish Life
    5 p.m. wine and cheese reception; 5:30 p.m. services; 6:30 p.m. dinner Visit vanderbilt.edu/hillel or email.


    6 p.m.
    Class Parties Begin

    More information

     

    Saturday, October 11

    8 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    Nurses Shaping the Future of Healthcare Forum

    VUSN Annex 155 and Atrium
    R.S.V.P.
    Continuing Education Credit will be available for nursing alumni who attend the entire forum.


    9:30–11:30 a.m.
    Naval ROTC Open House

    Naval ROTC Unit, 1114 19th Ave. S., Suite 200


    10–11:30 a.m.
    Blair Alumni Reunion Brunch

    Blair Faculty Lounge/Wilma Ward Courtyard
    R.S.V.P. to (615) 322-0632 or email.


    1–5 p.m.
    Fine Arts Gallery
    From Tomb to Temple: Unearthing Ancient China through the Vanderbilt University Fine Art Collection and I Am Unbeatable: Documenting and Celebrating Stories of Empowerment

    Photographs by Donna Ferrato
    Cohen Memorial Hall


    3–4 p.m.
    School of Engineering Planning for the Future (presentation given by Dean Philippe M. Fauchet)

    Featheringill Hall, Adams Atrium
    R.S.V.P.


    4-5 p.m.
    School of Engineering Alumni Receptions

    Featheringill Hall, Adams Atrium
    Biomedical R.S.V.P.
    Civil and Environmental R.S.V.P.
    Engineering Science, Engineering Management R.S.V.P.
    Mechanical R.S.V.P.


    4 hours before kickoff
    Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Alumni Open House

    Olin Hall
    R.S.V.P.


  • arrow Tailgate Parties

    Time TBA
    AVBA Homecoming Mixer: Celebrating 30 Years of Excellence

    Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center


    Time TBA (11 a.m. if game is late, otherwise after game)
    Concert Choir Homecoming Reunion

    Music Rehearsal Hall (MRH)
    204 28th Ave. S.
    R.S.V.P.


    4 hours before kickoff
    Alumni Band Tailgate

    Deck at Music Rehearsal Hall (MRH)
    204 28th Ave. S.
    R.S.V.P. to (615) 343-2263 or email.


    2 hours prior to kickoff
    Army ROTC Alumni Cookout

    1114 19th Ave. S.


    2 hours prior to kickoff
    Homecoming Tailgate

    Purdy Field (located in front of the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center on 25th Ave. S.)
    Join us in the big tent for a delicious Southern buffet.
    Adults $25; children (6–12) $10; children 5 and under free.
    Sponsored by the Nashville Vanderbilt Chapter.


    2 hours prior to kickoff
    Vanderbilt Hillel Tailgate

    Ben Schulman Center for Jewish Life


  • arrow  Weekend Highlights

    Thursday, October 9

    5:30–7:30 p.m.
    Class of 1964 50th Reunion Reception

    Hosted by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and Lydia Howarth
    Vanderbilt University Residence, 211 Deer Park Drive
    Casual dress or Commodore best! Shuttles available from Loews Vanderbilt and the Marriott at Vanderbilt hotels or valet park at the residence. Reservations required.

    Friday, October 10

    8 a.m.–5 p.m.
    Reunion Registration/Packet Pickup

    Sarratt Promenade, second floor


    9:30–11:30 a.m.
    Quinq Brunch and Program—Classes of ’64 and Prior

    Student Life Center Ballroom

    The Quinq Society’s premier event—don’t miss this chance to reconnect with friends and classmates. Seating is limited. Reservations accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Quinqs and one guest only, please.

    For your convenience, your registration packets will be available outside the ballroom until 11:30 a.m.


    11:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
    Educational Programs

    More information


    1–2 p.m.
    Conversation with the Chancellor

    Sarratt Cinema


    6 p.m.
    Class Parties Begin

    More information


    9:30 p.m.
    All-Class Party

    Alumni Lawn

    Late night snacks, desserts and dancing to the Atlanta All-Stars band.

    Saturday, October 11

    2 hours prior to kickoff
    Homecoming Tailgate

    Purdy Field (located in front of the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center on 25th Ave. S.)
    Join us in the big tent for a delicious Southern buffet.
    Adults $25; children (6–12) $10; children 5 and under free.
    Sponsored by the Nashville Vanderbilt Chapter.


    Time TBD*
    Homecoming Football Game
    Vanderbilt Commodores vs. Charleston Southern Buccaneers

    Come cheer the ’Dores on to victory! A limited number of game tickets are available at $35 each. To order, call (615) 322-4158. Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Limit of four tickets per alumnus/a. Football tickets will not be mailed—pick yours up between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Friday, October 10, at Reunion registration (Sarratt Promenade, second floor) or on Saturday, October 11, at the Homecoming Tailgate (Purdy Field—in front of the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center on 25th Ave. S.)
    *Game time is not determined by Vanderbilt. The time will be announced approximately 10 days before kickoff. Check vucommodores.com closer to game day for kickoff time.

  • arrow Class Parties

    Friday, October 10

    Quinq Brunch and Program - Classes of ’64 and Prior
    9:30–11:30 a.m.

    Student Life Center Ballroom


    Class of 1964
    6 p.m.

    Belle Meade Country Club
    Seated dinner
    Shuttles provided from Loews Vanderbilt and the Marriott at Vanderbilt hotels.


    Class of 1969
    6:30 p.m.

    Wilson Hall
    Dinner buffet


    Class of 1974
    7 p.m.

    Buttrick Hall
    Dinner buffet


    Class of 1979
    6:30 p.m.

    Student Life Center
    Cocktail buffet


    Class of 1984
    6:30 p.m.

    Library Lawn
    Southern buffet


    Class of 1989
    6:30 p.m.

    Library Lawn
    Southern buffet


    Class of 1994
    6:30 p.m.

    Alumni Lawn
    Cocktail buffet


    Class of 1999
    6:30 p.m.

    Alumni Lawn
    Cocktail buffet


    Class of 2004
    7 p.m.

    Curry Field
    Southern buffet


    Class of 2009
    7 p.m.

    Alumni Lawn
    Cocktail buffet


    All-Class Party
    9:30 p.m.

    Alumni Lawn
    Late night snacks, desserts and dancing to the Atlanta All-Stars band

  • arrow Homecoming Events

    Thursday, October 9

    8 p.m.
    Commodore Quake

    Memorial Gym
    Details and ticket information

    Friday, October 10

    7–10 p.m.
    Block Party/Pep Rally

    Kensington Place (Greek Row)

    Saturday, October 11

    2 hours prior to kickoff
    Homecoming Tailgate

    Purdy Field (located in front of the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center on 25th Ave. S.)
    Join us in the big tent for a delicious Southern buffet.
    Adults $25; children (6–12) $10; children 5 and under free.
    Sponsored by the Nashville Vanderbilt Chapter.


    Time TBD*
    Homecoming Football Game
    Vanderbilt Commodores vs. Charleston Southern Buccaneers

    Come cheer the ’Dores on to victory! A limited number of game tickets are available at $35 each. To order, call (615) 322-4158. Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Limit of four tickets per alumnus/a. Football tickets will not be mailed—pick yours up between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Friday, October 10, at Reunion registration (Sarratt Promenade, second floor) or on Saturday, October 11, at the Homecoming Tailgate (Purdy Field—in front of the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center on 25th Ave. S.)
    *Game time is not determined by Vanderbilt. The time will be announced approximately 10 days before kickoff. Check vucommodores.com closer to game day for kickoff time.

  • arrow Educational Programs

    Friday, October 10

    11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    A Look Inside the World of College Admissions

    Sarratt 189
    Janet Schneider, BA’73, MAT’76, director of college counseling at University School of Nashville; senior leader from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions; Rob and Kim Clutsam, parents of Will Cox, Class of 2017
    Applying to college is exciting and nerve-racking for students and parents. This panel shares firsthand knowledge of today’s college admissions and offers wisdom in navigating through the process.
    Co-sponsored by Parents and Family Programs.


    11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    Vanderbilt Travel Program—We Take Alumni Farther

    Student Life Center, Board of Trust Room
    Cary Allyn, A’75, director of the Vanderbilt Travel Program
    Please join us as we present travel opportunities for 2015 with the Vanderbilt Travel Program. Exciting destinations, fresh itineraries and engaging professors. Learn why so many prefer to travel with Vanderbilt!


    11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    “Why Musicals Matter: An Update”

    Rand Function Room
    Jim Lovensheimer, associate professor of musicology
    Lovensheimer is an associate professor of musicology at Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music and the first faculty director of Moore college. He is the author of South Pacific: Paradise Rewritten, which launched Oxford University Press’s Broadway Legacies Series, and is currently at work on a critical study of Oscar Hammerstein II, also for Oxford. His talk, which draws from his well-received presentation in the 2011–2012 Chancellor’s Lecture Series, is an enlightening and engaging look at why musicals deserve the same serious critical consideration as classical music or film. Drawing examples from classic as well as contemporary musicals, Lovensheimer demonstrates how we can learn a lot about ourselves as a society by paying close attention to the entertainment we choose. In this poignant, pointed and often humorous examination, he reveals how this unique art form— perceived by some as innocuous frivolity—often provides serious commentary on some of the most pressing social and political issues of the day.


    1–2 p.m.
    Conversation with the Chancellor

    Sarratt Cinema
    Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will provide a campus update.


    2:30–3:30 p.m.
    “Lost in the Ivy”
    Archive of African American History at Vanderbilt

    Sarratt Cinema
    Rosevelt Noble
    2014 is a monumental year in the history of African Americans at Vanderbilt University. The African American experience officially began with the enrollment of Joseph Johnson in 1953 and his subsequent graduation in the spring of 1964. “Lost in the Ivy ‘ is an oral history project documenting the history and significance of African Americans on campus from 1953 through the present. This educational session will present some of the wonderful work that has been performed as well as outline the broader scope for the project.


    2:30–3:30 p.m.
    “Life in the Balkans as an ‘Older’ Member of the Peace Corps”

    Rand Function Room
    Joe Martin, BA’64
    Hear from an alumnus who is living in Macedonia, a small country in Southeastern Europe, which was once part of Yugoslavia, as he tries to help the people of this country overcome huge challenges.


    4–5 p.m.
    “Why Brazil Matters”

    Rand Function Room
    Marshall Eakin, professor of history
    Faculty director, Ingram Scholarship Program
    After six presidential elections over the past quarter-century, the world's third largest democracy and sixth largest economy now has twenty years' experience with low inflation and a political stability that few countries in the world can match. Although inequalities remain some of the highest in the world, the Brazilian middle class has grown dramatically over the past decade becoming the single largest socioeconomic group. In 2014, the country will host the World Cup, and in 2016 Rio de Janeiro will follow up as the site of the Summer Olympics. Brazil has become one of the most important emerging powers in the world.


    4–5 p.m.
    6th Annual Naval ROTC National Security Symposium

    Sarratt Cinema
    A signature event of Reunion Weekend, this public lecture invites alumni, students and guests to listen in on a one-hour discussion concerning current issues relevant to national security. With an audience question and answer period and reception immediately following the lecture, the National Security Symposium seeks to educate, inspire and even entertain attendees while giving them the opportunity to engage and connect around a topic of mutual concern.

    This year's distinguished speaker will be Lieutenant General (Retired) Keith M. Huber. A 38-year Army veteran, General Huber's last assignment was as Commanding General, in Afghanistan, of Combined Joint Interagency Task Force (CJIATF) 435, responsible for all U.S. Law of Armed Conflict Detentions.

  • arrow Greek Events, Open Houses and Tailgates

    For information on additional events and specific details, please contact your chapter directly.

    Friday, October 10

    5-7 p.m.
    Open Houses

    Alpha Epsilon Pi
    Alpha Kappa Alpha
    Chi Omega
    Delta Delta Delta
    Delta Kappa Epsilon
    Delta Tau Delta
    Kappa Alpha Theta
    Kappa Delta
    Kappa Sigma
    Phi Delta Theta
    Phi Gamma Delta
    Sigma Alpha Epsilon
    Sigma Chi
    Sigma Lambda Gamma
    Sigma Nu
    Zeta Beta Tau
    Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc.


    Saturday, October 11

    9–11 a.m.
    Chi Omega Brunch

    2416 Vanderbilt Place
    sara.c.bunch@vanderbilt.edu


    10–noon
    Kappa Delta Tailgate

    203 24th Ave. S.
    betataupr@gmail.com


    10–noon
    Zeta Tau Alpha Brunch

    118 24th Ave. S.
    stefania.c.girardi@vanderbilt.edu


    10:30 a.m.–noon
    Kappa Alpha Theta Brunch

    204 24th Ave. S.
    natalie.l.tips@vanderbilt.edu


    11 a.m.–1 p.m.
    Alpha Chi Omega Alumnae Brunch

    2414 Vanderbilt Place
    lauren.m.culbertson@vanderbilt.edu


    11 a.m.–1 p.m.
    Alpha Delta Pi Brunch

    2410 Vanderbilt Place


    11 a.m.
    Pi Beta Phi Brunch

    2408 Kensington Place
    samantha.a.brown@vanderbilt.edu


    11 a.m.
    Sigma Lambda Gamma Brunch

    Monell’s
    1235 6th Ave. N.
    shundra.n.crumpton@vanderbilt.edu


    11 a.m.
    Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Brunch

    Bricktop’s
    3000 West End Ave.
    vandyzetas@gmail.com


    4 Hours Before Kickoff

    Alpha Epsilon Pi Open House

    209 24th Ave. S.
    hunter.b.gildin@vanderbilt.edu


    Beta Theta Pi Tailgate

    210 24th Ave. S.
    matthew.a.wappler@vanderbilt.edu


    Delta Kappa Epsilon Tailgate

    101 24th Ave. S.
    nicholas.p.ippolito@vanderbilt.edu


    Delta Tau Delta Tailgate

    2411 Kensington Place
    erik.a.weinberg@vanderbilt.edu


    Kappa Sigma Tailgate

    213 24th Ave. S.
    amen.s.farwana@vanderbilt.edu


    Phi Delta Theta Tailgate

    200 25th Ave. S.
    ted.a.phillips@vanderbilt.edu


    Phi Gamma Delta

    201 24th Ave. S.
    robinson.p.rutherford@vanderbilt.edu


    Phi Kappa Psi Tailgate

    103 24th Ave. S.
    emilio.a.contreras@vanderbilt.edu


    Sigma Alpha Epsilon Tailgate

    2500 Kensington Place
    patrick.p.mcgee@vanderbilt.edu


    Sigma Chi Tailgate

    2420 Vanderbilt Place
    jay.l.moody@vanderbilt.edu


    Sigma Nu Tailgate

    2412 Kensington Place
    harrison.d.ebeling@vanderbilt.edu


    Zeta Beta Tau

    2419 Kensington Place
    grant.b.hansell@vanderbilt.edu


    3 Hours Before Kickoff

    Alpha Omicron Pi Brunch

    2415 Kensington Place
    lauren.a.quan@vanderbilt.edu


    TBD

    Kappa Kappa Gamma

    Location TBD
    olivia.r.copelan@vanderbilt.edu


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