Monthly Archives: March 2008

Shan Foster SEC Player of the Year

Congratulations to Vanderbilt’s fantastic Shan Foster for being named SEC Player of the Year. Foster’s electrifying performances on the court this year coupled with his work in the classroom and in the community make him well-deserving of this honor.

It’s a four-peat for Vandy–Commodore Derrick Byars won last year, Dan Langhi in 2000 and Will Perdue in 1988.

Get video, photos and more of Shan on the Commodores’ site or watch our favorite right here: .



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Video, photos and stories from Chancellor FĂȘte


Vanderbilt knows how to throw a party – and we threw a great one today at the Student Life Center to welcome Chancellor Zeppos and his family into their new roles in our world. Though I can’t give you any of delicious flavored popcorn, Greek salad, hummus or other treats that nearly 1,500 members of the Commodore Nation enjoyed today at the event, I can give you the real goods – video of remarks by the chancellor, Chairman Ingram and our student leaders, some great photos and news stories. Enjoy.

Watch the video with RealPlayer.
Watch the video with Windows Media Player.
Visit the high-resolution photo gallery.
Read event coverage on myVU.
Read a profile of Chancellor Zeppos in a special edition of the Vanderbilt View.

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Live from the new chancellor celebration

Hey, if you’re on campus, head on over the Student Life Center right away – the celebration of the naming of Nicholas Zeppos as Vandy’s eighth chancellor is underway with great music, food and folks. Student government leaders, BOT Chairman Martha Ingram and the new chancellor himself will be speaking at 11:30. If you can’t be here, tune into the live video at starting at 11:30. Party lasts until 1 p.m.

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Student journalists descend on Vandy for media-rich spring break

Over 100 college journalists from approximately 40 universities are swarming the Vanderbilt campus today through Saturday to learn the ins and outs of capturing audio and video for the Web. The event is being organized by The Center for Innovation in College Media, which happens to have its headquarters right here at Vanderbilt. If you’re in Nashville, be on the lookout: they’re splitting up into teams and will be scouring the campus and Nashville in general for Web-worthy news. Learn more.

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VUCast special report: Nicholas Zeppos named chancellor

As promised, here is video from today’s announcement.

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Zeppos named Vanderbilt’s eighth chancellor

Chancellor Nicholas Zeppos and wife Lydia Howarth
Hi All, BlogVU is back! Back with big, big news!

Today the Vanderbilt Board of Trust voted unanimously to select Nicholas S. Zeppos as the university’s eighth chancellor. Zeppos has served as interim chancellor since Aug. 1, 2007, following Gordon Gee’s resignation.

Get the news release, photos, podcast, a bunch of sound bytes, biographical info., and the message from Board of Trust Chairman Martha Ingram to the Vanderbilt community making the announcement. Video to come – check back with VUCast later today for the special report.

Vanderbilt is on spring break this week, so the true celebration will wait until everyone gets back. A special event with the Vanderbilt community welcoming Chancellor Zeppos and his wife Lydia Howarth into their new roles at Vanderbilt is slated for 11 a.m., Monday, March 10 at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center. More details to come on that.

Congratulations Chancellor Zeppos!

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