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    Thursday, October 22

    11 a.m.–4 p.m.

    Fine Arts Gallery
    "Forging Identity–Imagining the Enemy: American Propaganda and the Great War"

    Cohen Memorial Hall


    11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
    VUSN Quinq Luncheon

    Godchaux Hall Living Room 
    All School of Nursing graduates from the Class of 1965 and prior are invited to attend. Lunch is complimentary for all Quinq nursing alumni; cost for spouse and/or guest is $20 per person.
    R.S.V.P. to (615) 936-0247 or nursingreunion@vanderbilt.edu.


    1–2 p.m.
    VUSN Sharing Quinq Memories

    140 Frist Hall
    Do you have a favorite story about the school? Why did you come to Vanderbilt? Tell us about a special experience as part of our video history of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing.
    R.S.V.P. to (615) 936-0247 or nursingreunion@vanderbilt.edu.


    Friday, October 23

    6:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
    Vanderbilt University School of Medicine–the Educational Life of the Campus

    All Vanderbilt alumni are cordially invited to attend our Friday, Oct. 23, department/division educational grand rounds, lectures and conferences. Many of these specialty-specific (including, but not limited to, surgery, nephrology, neurology, OB/gyn, ophthalmology, oral surgery and pediatrics) educational sessions include CME for our visiting medical alumni. 

    In addition, experience the life of a Vanderbilt firs- year medical student by attending our “Homeostasis” course lecture series set for 8–10 a.m.).  Please see medschool.vanderbilt.edu/alumni/ for the “Homeostasis” lecture topics for Oct. 23, as well as a complete list of department/division educational grand rounds, lectures and conference speakers, topics, times and locations.8 a.m.–5 p.m.


    7:30 a.m.–noon
    AVBA Second Annual Golf Tournament

    Vanderbilt Legends Golf Course
    Register here
    For more information, call (615) 936-0817 or email.


    8 a.m.–5 p.m.

    College Halls at Kissam

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


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

    Sarratt Promenade, second floor


    9–11 a.m.
    Quinq Brunch and Class of 1965 Induction

    Student Life Center Ballroom


    10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
    Alumni Campus Tours

    Hosted by Office of Admissions
    Tours will start at College Halls at Kissam
    R.S.V.P. to (615) 322-6034 or reunion@vanderbilt.edu.


    11 a.m.-1 p.m. 
    History Alumni Reunion Reception 

    Benson Hall
    This is the first Reunion for Vanderbilt's undergraduate history majors. Many history professors will be in attendance. Visit our website to learn more.
    R.S.V.P. to (615) 322-2575 or heidi.welch@vanderbilt.edu.


    11 a.m.–4 p.m. 
    Fine Arts Gallery
    "Forging Identity–Imagining the Enemy: American Propaganda and the Great War"

    Cohen Memorial Hall


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

    Learn more


    11:30 a.m.
    Peabody Pioneer Lunch

    Peabody Library, Fireside Reading Room
    R.S.V.P. at (615) 936-5510 or chazlie.miller@vanderbilt.edu.


    1–2 p.m.
    Conversation with the Chancellor

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


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

    Magnolia Courtyard (just outside the Stevenson Center)


    2–5 p.m.
    VUSN CEU Sessions

    VUSN Frist Hall, Room 140
    Health Coaching: an essential competency for bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral prepared nurses
    What is it? Why is it important? How does it advance nursing?

    Join us to learn about the field of health coaching and how nurses are increasing patient engagement and improving health that benefit the patient and healthcare system.

     Speakers:

    ·Blaire Morriss, ANP-BC, RN, clinical leader of health coaching, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
    ·Ruth Quillian Wolever, Ph.D., clinical health psychologist, research director, Duke Integrative Medicine
    · Linda Manning, Ph.D., psychologist, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine

     Visit reunion.vanderbilt.edu/nursing for more on speakers and topics.

     All VUSN graduates (not just those in a Reunion year) are invited to join for CEU Sessions. Continuing Education Credit will be provided for this event.

     R.S.V.P. to (615) 936-0247 or nursingreunion@vanderbilt.edu.


    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.
    LGBTQI Student Panel: Life @ VU

    Alumni Hall 201 Classroom
    For more information, call (615) 936-0817 or email beth.melendez@vanderbilt.edu.


    3:30–5 p.m.
    K.C. Potter Center Open House

    K.C. Potter Center


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

    2700 Children’s Way (entrance faces campus)


    4–5 p.m.
    Student Media Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

    John Seigenthaler Center
    R.S.V.P. at vandymedia.org


    4–5 p.m.
    College of Arts and Sciences Meet the Dean Open House

    Kirkland Hall, 3rd floor
    Join us for an open house to meet Dean Lauren Benton. 


    4–6 p.m.
    Department of Psychology's Homecoming Happy Hour

    Wilson Hall Lobby
    R.S.V.P. to Jennifer Lass by October 12. Please include how many people will be accompanying you.


    4:10–5 p.m.
    HART (History of Art) Alumni Panel and Reception

    203 Cohen Memorial Hall (Peabody Campus)


    4:30–6 p.m.
    Center for Latin American Studies: Alumni Reunion Reception

    Buttrick Hall, Suite 230
    R.S.V.P. to (615) 322-2527 or alma.paz-sanmiguel@vanderbilt.edu


    5–6 p.m.
    VUSN Wine and Cheese Reception (open to all VUSN alumni and guests)

    Godchaux Hall Living Room
    Alumni Awards will be announced during the reception.
    R.S.V.P. to (615) 936-0247 or nursingreunion@vanderbilt.edu


    5–7 p.m.
    Greek Open Houses

    Learn more


    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. Shabbat services
    Join Hillel in celebrating the beginning of Shabbat. Reform, Conservative and Orthodox services are offered. 
    6:30 p.m. dinner
    Visit vanderbilt.edu/hillel or email hillel@vanderbilt.edu


    6 p.m.
    Class Parties Begin

    Learn more

    Saturday, October 24

    8 a.m.
    Run the Loop

    Steps of Kirkland Hall
    Run the campus loop (approximately three miles). All fitness levels welcome. For more information, call (6150


    9–10 a.m.
    Yoga on the Lawn

    Meet at the Wall
    Led by Nicole Elipas Doherty (BS'05) and Lisa Friedrichs Abramson (BA'05)
    All experience levels welcome. Mats provided. In case of rain, go to Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center.


    9:30–10:30 a.m.
    Tour the Vanderbilt Student Communications "Tunnel"

    Sarratt Student Center

    Vanderbilt Student Media welcomes Reunion alumni to tour the current facilities. Come see the newsroom, production, radio studios, television studio and music-recording studio.
    R.S.V.P. at vandymedia.org


    10–11:30 a.m.

    Blair Alumni Reunion Brunch

    Blair Faculty Lounge
    R.S.V.P. to (615) 343-7819 or addie.sullivan@vanderbilt.edu


    1–5 p.m.
    Fine Arts Gallery
    "Forging Identity–Imagining the Enemy: American Propaganda and the Great War"

    Cohen Memorial Hall


    Time TBA
    AVBA Homecoming Mixer

    Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center


    11:30 a.m. if evening game, otherwise, after game
    VU Concert Choir Homecoming Reunion

    Music Rehearsal Hall (MRH)
    R.S.V.P. to (615) 424-5857 or david.b.williams@vanderbilt.edu


    4 hours before kickoff
    Alumni Band Tailgate

    Deck at Music Rehearsal Hall 124 28th Ave. S.
    R.S.V.P. to (615) 343-2263 or email cindi.gallagher@vanderbilt.edu


    2 1/2 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.


    2 hours prior to kickoff
    Vanderbilt Hillel Tailgate

    Ben Schulman Center for Jewish Life 

    Sunday, October 25

    10:30 a.m.
    Vanderbilt Hillel Donor Tree Unveiling

    Ben Schulman Center for Jewish Life

  • arrow Class Parties

    Friday, October 23

    Quinq Brunch and Class of 1965 Induction
    Class of '65 and Prior
    9–11 a.m.

    Student Life Center Ballroom


    Class of 1965 Party
    6:30–11 p.m.

    Belle Meade Country Club
    Seated dinner and dancing
    *Note: Shuttles available from Loews and the Marriott at Vanderbilt hotels or valet park at BMCC.


    Class of 1970
    6:30 p.m.–12:30 a.m.

    Student Life Center
    Dinner buffet


    Class of 1975
    6:30 p.m.–12:30 a.m.

    Student Life Center
    Dinner buffet


    Class of 1980
    6:30 p.m.–12:30 a.m.

    Student Life Center
    Southern cocktail buffet


    Class of 1985
    7 p.m.–12:30 a.m.

    Library Lawn
    Cocktail buffet


    Class of 1990
    7 p.m.–12:30 a.m.

    Library Lawn
    Southern cocktail buffet


    Class of 1995
    7 p.m.–12:30 a.m.

    Alumni Lawn
    Cocktail buffet


    Class of 2000
    6:30 p.m.–12:30 a.m.

    Alumni Lawn
    Cocktail buffet


    Class of 2005
    7 p.m.–12:30 a.m.

    Curry Field
    Southern cocktail buffet


    Class of 2010
    7 p.m.–12:30 a.m.

    Alumni Lawn
    Southern buffet


    All-Class Party
    9:30 p.m.–12:30 a.m.

    Alumni Lawn
    Late night snacks and dancing to the The Heather Hayes Experience.
    *Included in class party ticket price

    Purchase tickets to your class party and sign up for all Reunion-sponsored events by clicking the "register now" button. 

  • arrow Homecoming Events

    Thursday, October 22

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

    Kensington Place (Greek Row)

    Friday, October 23

    8 p.m.
    Commodore Quake

    The Band Perry and Third Eye Blind
    Memorial Gym

    Details and ticket information

    Saturday, October 24

    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. Missouri Tigers

    A limited number of game tickets are available at $55 each. To order, call (615) 322-4158. Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Football tickets will not be mailed—pick yours up between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Friday, October 23, at Reunion registration (Sarratt Promenade, second floor) or on Saturday, October 24, 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 23

    11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    "Meddling"

    Sarratt Student Center 216/220 | John Lachs, Centennial Professor of Philosophy
    We take great pleasure in telling others what to do. We intrude into their privacy, criticize their values and interfere with their choices. We need to understand why we can’t leave people alone and how we can help them without taking over their lives.


    11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    "Separate the Person from the Player"

    Sarratt Cinema | Tim Corbin, head coach of the Vanderbilt baseball team
    Coach Corbin is a big proponent of coaching his team on and off the field. He believes that developing his players’ life skills is just as important as developing their swing or their fastball. His goal is to graduate well-rounded individuals who can be successful professional baseball players or professional businessmen.


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

    Sarratt Student Center 325/327 | Cary Allyn, A’75, director of the Vanderbilt Travel Program
    Please join us as we present Vanderbilt Travel Program’s 2016 slate of adventures featuring exciting destinations and fresh itineraries. Traveling with Vanderbilt is the perfect opportunity to reconnect with fellow alumni and some of the university’s most engaging professors.


    1–2 p.m.
    Conversation with the Chancellor

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


    2:30–3:30 p.m.
    A Look Inside the World of College Admissions

    Sarratt Student Center 325/327 | Janet Schneider, BA’73, MAT’76, director of college counseling at University School of Nashville as well as a senior leader from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and current parents
    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 Vanderbilt Parents and Family Programs.


    2:30–3:30 p.m.
    “Big Data, Privacy and Security”

    Sarratt Student Center 216/220 | Peter Cummings, engineering associate dean for research; Mark Frisse, Accenture Professor of Biomedical Informatics; Sarah E. Igo, associate professor of history; Christopher Slobogin, Milton Underwood Professor of Law, Ganesh Sitaraman, assistant professor of law and moderator
    Learn how our near constant connectivity impacts our privacy and security.


    2:30–3:30 p.m.
    Strong Inside: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South

    Sarratt Cinema
    Andrew Maraniss, BA’92, will discuss his New York Times bestselling book. Strong Inside is the biography of the first African American basketball player in the SEC, Vanderbilt’s Perry Wallace, BE’70. Wallace will be in attendance.


    4–5 p.m.
    "Nashville on the Move-New Projects, New Places"

    Sarratt Student Center 216/220 | Sanjiv Gokhale, professor of civil engineering
    Nashville has made recent headlines in publications like The New York Times and Condé Nast Traveler. In this fast-growing metropolitan region, the ingredients for Nashville’s rise are as much economic as they are cultural. Come and learn about the “New Projects and New Places” in the new Nashville.


    4:30–5:30 p.m.
    7th Annual Naval ROTC National Security Symposium
    "Space and Cyberspace: Vital to National Defense and Security"

    Sarratt Cinema | General John E. Hyten, Commander of the U.S. Air Force Space Command
    Hyten is responsible for organizing, equipping, training and maintaining mission-ready space and cyberspace forces and capabilities for North American Aerospace Defense Command, U.S. Strategic Command and other combatant commands. He will discuss current issues relevant to national security.

  • arrow Greek Events, Open Houses and Tailgates

    For information on these events or additional events, please contact your chapter directly.

    Friday, October 23

    5-7 p.m.
    Greek Open Houses and Alumni Receptions

    Alpha Delta Pi
    2410 Vanderbilt Place

    Alpha Omicron Pi
    2415 Kensington Place
    R.S.V.P.

    Alpha Tau Omega
    Cabana
    R.S.V.P.

    Beta Chi Theta
    For more information contact
    adarsh.subbaswamy@vanderbilt.edu

    Beta Theta Pi
    210 24th Ave South
    Please join the brothers of Beta Theta Pi for
    our first Homecoming Celebration at our
    newly renovated chapter house.

    Chi Omega
    2415 Vanderbilt Place
    R.S.V.P.

    Delta Kappa Epsilon
    101 24th Ave. S.

    Delta Tau Delta
    2411 Kensington Place
    R.S.V.P.

    Kappa Alpha Theta
    204 24th Ave. S.

    Kappa Delta
    203 24th Ave. S.

    Kappa Kappa Gamma
    South Restaurant/Bar

    Kappa Sigma
    213 24th Ave. S.

    Phi Gamma Delta
    208 House, 24th Ave. S.

    Phi Kappa Psi
    103 24th Ave. S.
    R.S.V.P.

    Pi Beta Phi
    2408 Kensington Place
    R.S.V.P.

    Pi Kappa Alpha
    Chapter House
    R.S.V.P.

    Sigma Alpha Epsilon
    2500 Kinsington Place

    Sigma Chi
    2420 Vanderbilt Place

    Sigma Nu
    2412 Vanderbilt Place

    Zeta Beta Tau
    2419 Kensington Place

    Zeta Tau Alpha
    118 24th Ave. S.
    R.S.V.P.

    Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority, Inc.: 40th Anniversary of the Mu Rho Chapter
    Please email the 40th Reunion committee at murhodst40threunion@gmail.com with your preferred contact information.  A detailed schedule of events will be mailed to members.  Our attendance goal is 50 percent of our chapter alumni.  We are excited about celebrating our 40 year history on the campus of Vanderbilt University. 

    Saturday, October 24

    9–11 a.m.
    Chi Omega Brunch

    2416 Vanderbilt Place
    R.S.V.P.


    9–11 a.m.
    Kappa Delta Brunch

    203 24th Ave. S.
    For more information contact lauren.a.schultz@vanderbilt.edu


    10–noon
    Alpha Delta Pi Brunch

    2410 Vanderbilt Place
    For more information, visit Facebook: Vanderbilt Alpha Delta Pi
    R.S.V.P. 


    10 a.m.–noon
    Alpha Tau Omega Brunch

    2422 Kensington Place


    10 a.m.
    Delta Tau Delta Brunch

    2411 Vanderbilt Place
    R.S.V.P.


    10 a.m.
    Pi Beta Phi Brunch

    2408 Vanderbilt Place


    11 a.m.
    Pi Beta Phi Brunch

    2408 Kensington Place
    R.S.V.P.


    10 a.m.
    Zeta Tau Alpha Brunch

    118 24th Ave. S.
    R.S.V.P.


    11 a.m.
    Kappa Alpha Theta Brunch

    204 24th Ave. S.
    For more information, contact eleanor.b.davis@vanderbilt.edu


    4 hours prior to kickoff
    Alpha Omicron Pi Brunch

    2415 Kensington Place
    R.S.V.P. 


    4 hours prior to kickoff
    Alpha Tau Omega Tailgate

    2422 Kensington Place
    For more information contact christopher.t.garrett@vanderbilt.edu or visit facebook.com/vanderbiltato


    4 hours prior to kickoff
    Beta Chi Theta Tailgate

    For more information contact adarsh.subbaswamy@vanderbilt.edu


    4 hours prior to kickoff
    Beta Theta Pi Tailgate

    For more information contact theo.j.donnay@vanderbilt.edu


    4 hours prior to kickoff
    Delta Kappa Epsilon Tailgate

    101 24th Ave. S.
    For more information contact tyler.m.compton@vanderbilt.edu or visit facebook.com/VanderbiltDeltaKappaEpsilon


    4 hours prior to kickoff
    Delta Tau Delta Tailgate

    2411 Kensington Place
    R.S.V.P.


    4 hours prior to kickoff
    Kappa Kappa Gamma Tailgate

    2416 Kensington Place
    For more information contact marika.c.crowe@vanderbilt.edu or visit facebook.com/vandykappa


    4 hours prior to kickoff
    Kappa Sigma Tailgate

    213 24th Ave. S.
    For more information contact mikail.e.siddiki@vanderbilt.edu


    4 hours prior to kickoff
    Phi Gamma Delta Tailgate

    208 House, 24th Ave. S.
    If you have any questions, please contact: Timothy Ose, chapter president at (952) 452-4657 or Robert Krebs, graduate relations chairman at (847) 345-0532


    4 hours prior to kickoff
    Phi Kappa Psi Tailgate

    103 24th Ave. S.
    For more information visit facebook.com/VanderbiltPhiKappaPsi
    R.S.V.P.


    4 hours prior to kickoff
    Pi Kappa Alpha Tailgate

    Chapter House
    For more information visit facebook.com/vandypikes
    R.S.V.P.


    4 hours prior to kickoff
    Sigma Alpha Epsilon Tailgate

    2500 Kensington Place
    For more information contact alvin.h.buckley@vanderbilt.edu


    4 hours prior to kickoff
    Sigma Chi Tailgate

    2420 Vanderbilt Place
    For more information contact gavin.a.ohara@vanderbilt.edu


    4 hours prior to kickoff
    Sigma Nu Tailgate

    2412 Vanderbilt Place
    For more information contact william.m.hanna@vanderbilt.eduor visit facebook.com/VanderbiltSigmaNuSigmaChapter


    4 hours prior to kickoff
    Zeta Beta Tau Tailgate

    2419 Kensington Place
    For more information contact benjamin.r.knight@vanderbilt.edu


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