Monthly Archives: March 2009

Tweet Tweet Commodores!

untitled-2So much to blog about, so little time, but could not resist taking a quick moment to give you, my 3 loyal readers, first glace at our Twitter icon for Commencement, designed by the fabulous Lacy Tite in  Development and Alumni Relations Communications. Attending, watching online, or just thinking about Commencement 2009 at Vanderbilt, which will be kicked off with the music of Earth, Wind & Fire at The Party? Then tweet your little heart out about it by adding #VU2009 to all of your Commencement-related Twitter posts. This should be fun.

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Let’s go Commodores!!!!!

Christina Wirth

Christina Wirth

The Lady ‘Dores advanced to the Sweet 16 last night with a huge win over Kansas State at The Pit in Alburquerque, N.M. They’ll face the winner of tonight’s match up bewtween Maryland and Utah next weekend in Raleigh. Get the full scoop, photos and more on vucommodores.com. Congratulations Commodores!!

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Chancellor taking pay cut

See coverage on WPLN of an event yesterday on campus in which students respectfully presented a letter to Provost McCarty addressed to Chancellor Zeppos in support of low-wage workers at Vanderbilt that called for administrative pay cuts before layoffs of the least paid workers. Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs Beth Fortune shared with media that Chancellor Zeppos had already decided to take a salary reduction months before. Dialogue is likely to continue across campus amongst all concerned parties as the university continues to adjust to the global economic downturn.

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VPD @ 100 Oaks

Good story on NewsChannel 5 last night about Vanderbilt Police Department’s  new presence at 100 Oaks. Big win win so far for merchants, patients, community and Vanderbilt. Take a look.

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PodCamp Nashville rocks the Owen School

Attended the fantastic and fun PodCamp Nashville with the city’s poderati this past Saturday at the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management. See summary below by OwenBloggers guru Jared Degnan:

We hosted just over 350 people, had 32 educational sessions and are
getting some great feedback from the event in terms of both the content and
location.

Of particular note, Fox 5 dropped by and did a great segment on the event
which you can see a clip of at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1PaEA3hBqo.

Additionally, we made contact with several individuals interested in
offering internship opportunities to Owen students.

Photos :: http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=pcn09&w=all
Twitter Chatter :: http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%23pcn09

More videos including recorded sessions to be coming soon.

Thanks so much for all of the support and for allowing OwenBloggers to host
the event at Owen!

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