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    Thursday, October 20

    11 a.m.–4 p.m.
    Fine Arts Gallery “Race, Sports and Vanderbilt”

    Cohen Memorial Hall

    The Fine Arts Gallery’s fall exhibition is presented in collaboration with The Commons Reading: Strong Inside: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South by Andrew Maraniss, BA’92.


    11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
    VUSN Quinq Luncheon with Dean Linda Norman

    Godchaux Hall 

    All School of Nursing graduates from the classes of 1966 and prior are invited to attend this annual luncheon with the dean. Lunch is complimentary for all VUSN Quinqs; cost for spouse/guest is $20 per person.
    R.S.V.P. to (615) 322-4836 or betsey.usher@vanderbilt.edu.


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

    School of Nursing
    Classroom TBA

    Share your favorite memories and stories from your days at VUSN with former classmates and Dean Norman. You will receive a DVD so you can revisit these memories anytime. 


    3:30–4:30 p.m.
    Normal's Just a Cycle on a Washing Machine: A Memoir

    Barnes & Nobles at Vanderbilt, 2501 West End Ave

    Reading followed by Q&A with Len Bourland, BA’71, author of Normal’s Just a Cycle on a Washing Machine: A Memoir. Len will give a short reading from her humorous memoir which will delight fellow Commodores with reference to life then and now.


    4:10 p.m.
    History of Art Student Research Symposium and Reception

    203 Cohen Memorial Hall (Peabody Campus)

    History of Art Student Research Symposium with keynote by former HART student; reception following. 


    4:30–6:30 p.m.
    Nichols Humanitarian Fund Recipient Alumni Celebration

    Commons Multipurpose Room

    Past recipients of the Nichols Humanitarian Fund Award are invited. Hors d’oeuvres and celebration sponsored by the Nichols family and the Office of Active Citizenship and Service. R.S.V.P. to (615) 322-7822 or meagan.smith@vanderbilt.edu.


    5:30–7 p.m.
    Class of 1966 50th Reunion Reception
    Hosted by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and Lydia Howarth

    Student Life Center, Commodore Ballroom
    310 25th Avenue S.

    Casual dress or your Commodore best! Reservations are required— be sure to indicate your attendance when filling out your registration form.
    Shuttles will be available from Homewood Suites and Loews Vanderbilt, or you may valet park at the Student Life Center. Shuttle reservations are required—email reunion@vanderbilt.edu or call (615) 322-6034.


    6:30–8 p.m.
    Alumni Awards Ceremony and Reception

    Sarratt Cinema and Lobby
    2302 Vanderbilt Place

    Awards will be presented to:
    Miles Clark Barr (BE’06)—Young Alumni Professional Achievement
    Paul Deemer (BA’69, JD’75)—International Alumni Professional Achievement
    Arthur (BA’62) and Linda (BA’63) Booth—Alumni Public Service Award
    Eileen Effinger (BA’75)—Alumni Volunteer Award
    Sara Tabor Simonds (BS’08, MAcc’09)—Young Alumni Volunteer Award

    R.S.V.P. at vuconnect.com/AlumniAwards2016 


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

    Kensington Place (Greek Row)


    8 p.m.
    Vanderbilt Chorale and Vanderbilt Symphonic Choir

    Blair School of Music, Ingram Hall

    In Latin, omne trium perfectum means that every set of three is complete. This concert will feature choral works organized as sets of three, beginning with the five-part motets for lute, basso continuo, and choir by Dutch composer Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck. The Chorale and Symphonic Choir will also present the Trois Chansons of Maurice Ravel and Claude Debussy.

    Visit http://blair.vanderbilt.edu/events for more information.

    Free and open to the public

    Friday, October 21

    8 a.m.–5 p.m.
    Warren and Moore College Halls

    21st Avenue at West End

    The Kissam Center will be open for viewing.


    9–11 a.m.
    Quinq Brunch and Class of 1966 Induction*

    Student Life Center Ballroom

    The Quinq Society’s premier event—don’t miss this chance to reconnect with friends and classmates. Seating is limited. For your convenience, registration packets will be available outside the ballroom until 11 a.m.

    Parking: Terrace Place Garage, between 20th Ave. S. and 21st Ave. S., spaces 93–944. Take the shuttle to the Student Life Center.

    *Reservations are required. Be sure to indicate your attendance when filling out your registration form. 


    9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
    Reunion Registration/Packet Pickup

    Sarratt Promenade, second floor


    9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
    Vanderbilt Travel Program

    Sarratt Promenade, second floor

    Please stop by and discuss Vanderbilt travel opportunities in 2017 and beyond. We look forward to speaking travel with you!


    10 a.m.
    Undergraduate Admissions Campus Tours

    Tours will leave from the steps of Kirkland Hall


    10–11:30 a.m.
    Reunion 2016 Volunteer Brunch

    Student Life Center, Board of Trust Room
    310 25th Ave. S.

    Casual attire
    Parking on campus is limited. Please park in the Terrace Place Garage and take the shuttle to the Student Life Center. R.S.V.P. to

    reunion@vanderbilt.edu or (615) 322-6034 by September 30. 


    11 a.m.–4 p.m. 
    Fine Arts Gallery "Race, Sports and Vanderbilt"

    Cohen Memorial Hall

    The Fine Arts Gallery’s fall exhibition is presented in collaboration with The Commons Reading: Strong Inside: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South by Andrew Maraniss, BA’92.


    11:15 a.m.
    Best Practices in Estate Planning: How to Protect What Matters Most

    Student Life Center, meeting rooms 1 and 2

    Learn simple strategies to protect your assets and avoid common estate planning mistakes to ensure your goals are met. Complimentary refreshments and estate planning guide included.

    R.S.V.P. to (615) 875-8679 or plannedgiving@vanderbilt.edu


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

    Sarratt Student Center

    Learn more


    11:30 a.m.
    Peabody Pioneer Lunch

    Peabody Library, Fireside Reading Room

    R.S.V.P. to (615) 322-8500 or laquita.williams@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.
    Athletic Facilities Tour

    McGugin Center

    Enjoy a complimentary tour of the McGugin Center, Vanderbilt Stadium, parts of Memorial Gym and Hawkins Field. Tours will begin in the lobby of the McGugin Center and will leave every 15 minutes.


    2–5 p.m.
    VUSN Continuing Education Class

    140 Frist Hall

    Topic and speaker(s) will be announced when available at vu.edu/reunion-nursing.

    R.S.V.P. to (615) 322-4836 or betsey.usher@vanderbilt.edu


    2:15–3:30 p.m. 
    History Alumni Reunion Reception 

    Benson Hall

    Welcome history alumni. Hear from representatives from Phi Alpha Theta, the Vanderbilt Historical Review and the Honors Program while you mingle with history faculty.

    R.S.V.P. to (615) 322-2575 or heidi.welch@vanderbilt.edu.


    2:30 p.m.
    Undergraduate Admissions Campus Tours

    Tours will leave from the steps of Kirkland Hall


    3–4:30 p.m.
    K.C. Potter Center and the Office of LGBTQI Life Open House

    Euclid
    312 West Side Row

    Open House and reception for LGBTQI Alumni. Meet with current students and see what the Office of LGBTQI is up to on campus.

    For more information, call (615) 936-0817 or email beth.porter@vanderbilt.edu.


    3–5 p.m.
    Peabody Graduate and Professional Alumni Networking Event

    Wyatt Center


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

    2700 Children’s Way (entrance faces campus)

    Enjoy a tour of Vanderbilt’s Recreation and Wellness Center. Alumni have free use of the center during the weekend. Learn more at vanderbilt.edu/recreationandwellnesscenter.


    4 p.m.
    Undergraduate Admissions Campus Tours

    Tours will leave from the steps of Kirkland Hall


    4–5:30 p.m.
    Ingram Scholar Alumni Open House

    1801 Edgehill Ave., Ste. 106

    For more information, call (615) 322.8586 or email anne.c.gordon@vanderbilt.edu.


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

    Wilson Hall Lobby

    See what this top psychology department in the nation has been up to, and mingle with faculty, old and new. 

    R.S.V.P. with number of people attending by October 7 to (615) 322-0070 or jennifer.lass@vanderbilt.edu


    4–6 p.m.
    McTyeire 35th Anniversary Open House

    McTyeire International House

    Meet with current students, faculty, and alumni while celebrating 35 years of the Language Program.

    For more information, call (615) 936-0817 or email beth.porter@vanderbilt.edu


    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.


    5–6:30 p.m.
    VUSN Annual Wine and Cheese Reception with Dean Linda Norman

    Godchaux Hall Living Room

    All VUSN alumni and guests are invited.

    R.S.V.P. to (615) 322-4836 or betsey.usher@vanderbilt.edu


    5–7 p.m.
    Greek Open Houses

    Learn more


    5–7 p.m.
    OACS Service Organization Alumni Reception

    Rand 305/Skylight Lounge

    The OACS office supports 85 community service organizations on campus. Stop by the office to see how students are getting involved in community service. 

    For more information, email lauren.moon@vanderbilt.edu.


    5–7 p.m.
    1986 Pi Beta Phi Happy Hour

    Well Placed Smile
    907 Gleaves Street, Nashville, TN 37203
    Hosted by Stephanie Currey Ingram and Frances Currey Briggs

    For more information, call (504) 908-9222 or email Aimée Favrot Bell.


    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 vuhillel.org or email hillel@vanderbilt.edu.


    6 p.m.
    Class of 1966 50th Reunion Party

    Belle Meade Country Club
    815 Belle Meade Blvd.


    6–9 p.m.
    Vanderbilt Debate Reunion: Celebrating 25 Years of Coaching for ML Sandoz

    University Club, 2402 Garland Ave.

    For more information, call (615) 936-0817 or email beth.porter@vanderbilt.edu


    7 p.m.
    On-campus Class Parties Begin

    Learn more


    TBD
    Commodore Quake

    Memorial Gym

    Visit vu.edu/commodorequake for details and ticket information. Doors open at 7 p.m. 


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

    Alumni Lawn

    Late night snacks, desserts and dancing to the Atlanta Allstars.

    All alumni, family and friends, are invited back to dance the night away under the big tent! Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind Commodore gathering!

    Parking: Terrace Place Garage, spaces 93–944. 

    Saturday, October 22

    9–11 a.m.
    Alumni Champagne and Eggs Breakfast featuring Dean Norman’s State of the School and Annual Alumni Awards Ceremony

    Frist Hall Atrium

    All VUSN alumni are invited. Network with fellow alumni with mimosas, bloody marys and breakfast. Dean Linda Norman will discuss the State of the School and present the annual VUSN alumni awards.

    R.S.V.P. to (615) 322-4836 or betsey.usher@vanderbilt.edu


    9:30 a.m.
    Class of 1996 Vaughn 3 Mini Reunion

    Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center, Demonstration Kitchen

    For more information, call (615) 936-0817 or email beth.porter@vanderbilt.edu


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

    Blair School of Music
    Ingram Lobby

    This complimentary event is open to all Blair alumni and their guests.

    R.S.V.P. by October 13 to (615) 343-7819 or addie.sullivan@vanderbilt.edu.


    10 a.m.–12:30 0.m.
    ASB Alumni Brunch

    Office of Active Citizenship and Service
    Rand 305

    For more information, emailmary.marshall.anderson@vanderbilt.edu or logan.p.keller@vanderbilt.edu.


    10:30 a.m.
    Kappa Kappa Gamma Mini Reunion

    Kappa Kappa Kappa House
    2416 Kensington Place

    Coffee & danishes will be served, all years are welcome!


    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


    1–5 p.m.
    Fine Arts Gallery "Race, Sports and Vanderbilt"

    Cohen Memorial Hall

    The Fine Arts Gallery’s fall exhibition is presented in collaboration with The Commons Reading: Strong Inside: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South by Andrew Maraniss, BA’92. 


    4 hours prior to kickoff
    Alumni Band Tailgate

    Deck at Music Rehearsal Hall
    124 28th Ave S.

    R.S.V.P. to (615) 343-2263 or cindi.gallagher@vanderbilt.edu


    4 hours prior to kickoff
    Class of 2006 Lambda Chi Alpha Tailgate

    “Cornelius Vanderbilt and the Tent of Doom” Tent in Vandyville

    For more information, call (615) 936-0817 or email beth.porter@vanderbilt.edu


    2.5 hours prior to kickoff
    Army ROTC Alumni Cookout

    1114 19th Ave. S.

    Join fellow alumni and current cadets at the annual Army ROTC Cookout.

    For more information, call (615) 936-0817 or email beth.porter@vanderbilt.edu.


    2 hours prior to kickoff
    AVBA Homecoming Mixer

    Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center


    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 classic Southern buffet, wine and beer, corn hole, ladder ball, face painting, balloon artistry and more!

    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 


    2 hours prior to kickoff
    VUSN Tailgate Party

    Be sure to check for event updates and schedule changes on our website vu.edu/reunion-nursing.


    Time TBD*
    Homecoming Football Game

    Vanderbilt Commodores vs. TSU Tigers

    Come cheer the ’Dores on to victory! 

    A limited number of game tickets are available at $30 each. To order, call (615) 322-6034. Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
    *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. 


    7:30 p.m.
    Class of 1966 Phi Delta Theta Mini Reunion

    Amerigo’s West End
    1920 West End Ave.

    For more information, email bozier@bassberry.com.


    8 p.m.
    Vanderbilt University Orchestra presents The Music of BMI Composer-in-Residence Miguel del Aguila

    Blair School of Music
    Ingram Hall

    In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Blair’s Composer-in-Residence program sponsored by BMI, the orchestra performs Conga for Orchestra, written by current BMI Composer-in-Residence Miguel del Aguila. The orchestra will also perform Rachmaninoff’s massive and masterful Symphony No. 2.

    Visit http://blair.vanderbilt.edu/events for more information.

    Free and open to the public


    8 p.m.
    John Jackson & the Rhythm Rockers 

    City Winery
    609 Lafayette St
    Nashville, TN 37203

    Dessert buffet and cash bar
    Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 9 p.m.

    This is a private party and no ticket is required for entrance. Space is limited so come early and stay late! All VU grads, staff and their family and friends are welcome!

    Hosted by Class of 1986 Alumni: Laura Anderson Sandefer, Laura Hardy, Julie Jones, Jeff Warren, Nicole Fisher Wyman, George Goldin, Joe Spiezio, and Robin Johnson Kress

    Questions? Email Laura Anderson Sandefer, BA'86.

  • arrow Class Parties

    Friday, October 21

    6 p.m.
    Class of 1966 50th Reunion Party

    Belle Meade Country Club
    815 Belle Meade Blvd.

    Seated dinner
    Cocktail attire

    Shuttles will be available from Homewood Suites and Loews Vanderbilt, or you may valet park at Belle Meade Country Club. Shuttle reservations are required—email reunion@vanderbilt.edu or call (615) 322-6034.


    7 p.m.–12:30 a.m.
    On-campus Class Parties

    Don’t miss the fun of catching up with friends and classmates at your class party! Dress is festive casual and each party will feature a dinner buffet, cocktails and other beverages.

    Class of 1971

    Student Life Center, Board of Trust Room
    Parking: 25th Ave. Staff Garage (Highland Entrance) after 5 p.m.; Zone 3.

    Class of 1976

    Buttrick Hall
    Parking: Terrace Place Garage, spaces 93–944.

    Class of 1981

    Library Lawn Tent
    Parking: Terrace Place Garage, spaces 93–944 or Wesley Place Garage, spaces 330-695.

    Class of 1986

    Library Lawn Tent
    Parking: Terrace Place Garage, spaces 93–944 or Wesley Place Garage, spaces 330-695. 

    Class of 1991

    Student Life Center Ballroom
    Parking: 25th Ave Staff Garage (Highland Entrance) after 5 p.m.; Zone 3. 

    Class of 1996

    Alumni Lawn Tent
    Parking: Terrace Place Garage, spaces 93–944.

    Class of 2001

    Alumni Lawn Tent
    Parking: Terrace Place Garage, spaces 93–944.

    Class of 2006

    Curry Field Tent
    Parking: Terrace Place Garage, spaces 93–944.

    Class of 2011

    Alumni Lawn Tent
    Parking: Terrace Place Garage, spaces 93–944.


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

    Alumni Lawn Tent
    Late-night snacks, desserts and dancing to The Atlanta Allstars.
    Parking: Terrace Place Garage, spaces 93–944.

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

  • arrow Mini Reunions

    Friday, October 21

    3–4:30 p.m.
    K.C. Potter Center and the Office of LGBTQI Open House

    Euclid
    312 West Side Row

    Open House and reception for LGBTQI Alumni. Meet with current students and see what the Office of LGBTQI is up to on campus.

    For more information, call (615) 936-0817 or email beth.porter@vanderbilt.edu.


    4–5:30 p.m.
    Ingram Scholar Alumni Open House

    1801 Edgehill Ave., Ste. 106

    For more information, call (615) 322.8586 or email anne.c.gordon@vanderbilt.edu.


    4–6 p.m.
    McTyeire 35th Anniversary Open House

    McTyeire International House

    Meet with current students, faculty, and alumni while celebrating 35 years of the Language Program.

    For more information, call (615) 936-0817 or email beth.porter@vanderbilt.edu.


    5–7 p.m.
    OACS Service Organization Alumni Reception

    Rand 305/Skylight Lounge

    The OACS office supports 85 community service organizations on campus. Stop by the office to see how students are getting involved in community service. 

    For more details, contact lauren.moon@vanderbilt.edu.


    5–7 p.m.
    1986 Pi Beta Phi Happy Hour

    Well Placed Smile
    907 Gleaves Street, Nashville, TN 37203
    Hosted by Stephanie Currey Ingram and Frances Currey Briggs

    For more information, call (504) 908-9222 or email Aimée Favrot Bell.


    6–9 p.m.
    Vanderbilt Debate Reunion: Celebrating 25 Years of Coaching for ML Sandoz

    University Club, 2402 Garland Ave.

    For more information, call (615) 936-0817 or email beth.porter@vanderbilt.edu.

    Saturday, October 22

    9:30 a.m.
    Class of 1996 Vaughn 3 Mini Reunion

    Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center, Demonstration Kitchen

    For more information, email beth.porter@vanderbilt.edu.


    10 a.m.–12:30 0.m.
    ASB Alumni Brunch

    Office of Active Citizenship and Service
    Rand 305

    For more information, emailmary.marshall.anderson@vanderbilt.eduor logan.p.keller@vanderbilt.edu.


    10:30 a.m.
    Kappa Kappa Gamma Mini Reunion

    Kappa Kappa Kappa House
    2416 Kensington Place

    Coffee & danishes will be served, all years are welcome!


    11:30 a.m. if evening game, otherwise, after the 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 prior to kickoff
    Class of 2006 Lambda Chi Alpha Tailgate

    "Cornelius Vanderbilt and the Tent of Doom" Tent in Vandyville

    For more information, call (615) 936-0817 or email beth.porter@vanderbilt.edu


    2.5 hours prior to kickoff
    Army ROTC Alumni Cookout

    1114 19th Ave. S.

    Join fellow alumni and current cadets at the annual Army ROTC Cookout.

    For more information, call (615) 936-0817 or email beth.porter@vanderbilt.edu.


    11 a.m.
    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.


    7:30 p.m.
    Class of 1966 Phi Delta Theta Mini Reunion

    Amerigo’s West End
    1920 West End Ave.

    For more information, email boozier@bassberry.com.


    8 p.m.
    John Jackson & the Rhythm Rockers 

    City Winery
    609 Lafayette St
    Nashville, TN 37203

    Dessert buffet and cash bar
    Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 9 p.m.

    This is a private party and no ticket is required for entrance. Space is limited so come early and stay late! All VU grads, staff and their family and friends are welcome!

    Hosted by Class of 1986 Alumni: Laura Anderson Sandefer, Laura Hardy, Julie Jones, Jeff Warren, Nicole Fisher Wyman, George Goldin, Joe Spiezio, and Robin Johnson Kress

    Questions? Email Laura Anderson Sandefer, BA'86.

  • arrow Educational Programs

    Friday, October 21

    11:30 a.m.–12:30 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, Chad, BS’91, and Dawn Felts Gnam, BA’90, parents of Ashley Gnam, Class of 2018, plus a senior leader from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

    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.


    11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    Can Everybody Lead a Good Life?

    Sarratt Cinema
    John Lachs, Centennial Professor of Philosophy

    Everyone seeks happiness, yet few recognize it when they find it. Is living well the result of luck or can we achieve it even in the teeth of disaster?


    11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    The Millennial Difference

    Sarratt Student Center 216/220
    Cherrie Clark, professor of management, Owen Graduate School of Management

    Millennials, the generation born between 1981 and 1996, are different. But why? Come explore the factors that have created their differences, and learn how you can more effectively work with the millennials in your workplace and your family.


    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.
    Making Sense of the 2016 Presidential Election

    Sarratt Cinema
    John Geer, Vice Provost and Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Political Science 

    The 2016 presidential election has been a wild ride. How can we make sense of it? Hear a discussion that tries to develop some ways to think about this election and to bring some order to what appears to be chaos. 


    2:30–3:30 p.m.
    Research Meets Reality in Latin America

    Sarratt Student Center 216/220
    Ted Fischer, professor of anthropology and director of the Center for Latin American Studies and Liz Zechmeister, professor of political science and director of the Latin American Public Opinion Project 

    Professors Fischer and Zechmeister talk about cutting-edge research focused on issues related to development and democracy. Professor Fischer’s transinstitutional team is advancing solutions to childhood malnutrition. Professor Zechmeister’s institute is applying new technologies to collect and analyze data on crime, corruption and other challenges facing citizens and states across the region.


    4–5 p.m.
    8th Annual Naval ROTC National Security Symposium: Effective Use of Airpower: Lessons from Iraq, Bosnia, Libya and Syria

    Sarratt Cinema
    Admiral Leighton “Snuffy” Smith, Ret.

    Each year, Vanderbilt University’s NROTC hosts this event to discuss current topics relevant to national security with the Vanderbilt community. Admiral Smith will draw on his 34-year career to speak on valuable lessons for today’s military.


    4–5 p.m.
    Motown Music and Its Influences

    Sarratt Student Center 216/220
    David Williams II, Vice Chancellor for Athletics and University Affairs and Athletics Director

    Hear personal stories and insights of Motown’s early history as well as the music of Memphis, Chicago and Philly from this Detroit native.

  • arrow Greek Events

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

    Friday, October 21

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

    Alpha Chi Omega Mocktail Reception
    Alpha Chi House
    For more information, contact taylor.a.waitt@vanderbilt.edu.

    Alpha Omicron Pi Networking Event
    AOPi House
    For more information, contact lauren.e.montgomery@vanderbilt.edu.

    Alpha Tau Omega Networking Event
    ATO House
    For more information, contact alexander.l.brewer@vanderbilt.edu.

    Delta Delta Delta Reception
    Tri Delt House
    For more information, contact elizabeth.j.naylor@vanderbilt.edu.

    Delta Lambda Pi Networking and Mocktails
    Alumni Hall 202
    For more information, contact quinton.a.turner@vanderbilt.edu.

    Delta Tau Delta Reception
    DTD House
    For more information, contact kevin.a.calamari@vanderbilt.edu.

    Kappa Alpha Reception
    KA House
    For more information, contact patrick.wirry@vanderbilt.edu.

    Kappa Alpha Theta Reception and Open House
    Theta House
    For more information, contact meredith.v.sight@vanderbilt.edu.

    Kappa Delta Networking Event
    KD House
    For more information, contact betataupr@gmail.com.

    Kappa Kappa Gamma Open House
    Kappa Kappa Gamma House
    For more information, contact emilie.h.kushner@vanderbilt.edu.

    Kappa Sigma Reunion
    Kappa Sigma House
    For more information, contact william.t.savage@vanderbilt.edu.

    Phi Beta Sigma Dinner
    NPHC House
    For more information, contact ahmed.el-sadek@vanderbilt.edu.

    Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI) Reception
    FIJI House
    For more information, contact conner.g.gregory@vanderbilt.edu.

    Phi Kappa Psi Reception
    Phi Psi House
    For more information, contact thomas.metke@vanderbilt.edu.

    Phi Kappa Sigma
    Location TBD
    For more information, contact jefferson.kim@vanderbilt.edu.

    Pi Beta Phi Reception
    Pi Phi House
    For more information, contact amelia.k.west@vanderbilt.edu.

    Pi Kappa Alpha Reception
    Location TBD
    For more information, contact uzair.sheikh@vanderbilt.edu.

    Sigma Nu Reception
    Sigma Nu House
    For more information, contact brian.r.hannon@vanderbilt.edu.

    Zeta Beta Tau Reception
    ZBT House
    For more information, contact ryan.d.dal.degan@vanderbilt.edu.


    5:30–7:30 p.m.
    Phi Delta Theta Reception

    Phi Delt House
    For more information, contact jack.g.cohn@vanderbilt.edu.


    7–9 p.m.
    Chi Omega Dessert Reception

    Chi Omega House
    For more information, contact hannah.k.laskey@vanderbilt.edu.

    Saturday, October 22

    11 a.m.–2 p.m.
    Chi Omega Alumni Brunch

    Chi O House
    For more information, contact hannah.k.laskey@vanderbilt.edu.


    11 a.m.–2 p.m.
    Zeta Beta Tau Alumnae Brunch

    TBD
    For more information, contact kiara.m.rhodes@vanderbilt.edu.


    Noon–1 p.m.
    Kappa Alpha Theta Open House

    Theta House
    For more information, contact meredith.v.sight@vanderbilt.edu.


    2–6 p.m.
    Alpha Omicron Pi Alumnae Brunch/Tailgate

    AOPi House
    For more information, contact lauren.e.montgomery@vanderbilt.edu.


    4.5 hours prior to kickoff
    Alpha Epsilon Pi Tailgate

    AEPi House
    For more information, contact max.c.kabat@vanderbilt.edu.


    4.5 hours prior to kickoff
    Alpha Tau Omega Tailgate

    ATO House
    For more information, contact alexander.l.brewer@vanderbilt.edu.


    4.5 hours prior to kickoff
    Delta Tau Delta Tailgate

    DTD House
    For more information, contact kevin.a.calamari@vanderbilt.edu.


    4.5 hours prior to kickoff
    Phi Kappa Psi Tailgate

    TBD
    For more information, contact brandon.c.paikoff@vanderbilt.edu.


    4.5 hours prior to kickoff
    Pi Kappa Alpha Tailgate

    Phi Psi House
    For more information, contact hollis.g.cuffie@vanderbilt.edu.


    4.5 hours prior to kickoff
    Sigma Chi Tailgate

    Sigma Chi House
    For more information, contact cole.c.pickney@vanderbilt.edu.


    4 hours prior to kickoff
    Alpha Delta Pi Alumnae Brunch

    ADPi House
    For more information, contact rachel.m.clark@vanderbilt.edu.


    2 hours prior to kickoff
    Zeta Tau Alpha Brunch

    ZTA House

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