Category Archives: Off-campus

Making lemonade at Davidson

I don’t usually blog about anything other than Vanderbilt in this space, but couldn’t resist sending kudos to my PR colleagues at Davidson College this morning for a clever press release they crafted about the impact, in numbers, of their NCAA performance. Looks like one team’s loss can still be that same team’s gain:

Average regular daily sales at Davidson College Bookstore before Sunday, March 23: $1,700
Daily sales at Davidson College Bookstore on Wednesday, March 26 (the first day “Sweet 16” t-shirts were available): $35,000

Read all of the fun facts here.


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Lunch box revealed!

Vanderbilt has an excellent lunch program in place that’s a well-kept secret, if you count gathering 300 strangers together at the Nashville Public Library six or seven times a year to eat lunch and talk philosophy as a secret. But it kind of is–it’s one of those things that those in the know know, you know? Anyway, we kicked off the 2007-2008 Outside of the Lunch Box Series on Wednesday with Tracy Sharpley Whiting, professor of African American and diaspora studies, professor of French and director of the African American and Diaspora Studies program, discussing, “From Imus to Industry: How Mass Media, Public Culture and Payola Profit from Women.” The Lunch Box events are free and open to the public–RSVP required. To learn more visit the Web site. Thanks to our friends at ITS, we’re able to offer streaming video of the event. Watch it with RealPlayer or Windows Media.

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Oasis Center leader wins MBA tuition

Michael McSurdy, vice president of program services for the Oasis Center, which helps more than 3,000 young people and their families in the greater-Nashville area every year, is this year’s recipient of a full tuition sponsorship to the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management Executive MBA program. The award is financed by Owen, and the recipient is selected with the help of the Center for Nonprofit Management. The award program offers local nonprofit managers and executives an opportunity to get a Vanderbilt executive MBA (free of cost) while they continue working for their nonprofit. Read more about this year’s winner at VUCast.

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Viva NashVegas

Travel and Leisure magazine and CNN are conducting an online poll about America’s coolest cities. Nashville belongs on that list, right? Vote here.

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Food Security Partnership kicks off

On Feb 23 a new organization will kick-off at the Country Music Hall of Fame. The group, Food Security Partners, is working to ensure a steady supply of healthy food for Middle Tennessee. The membership includes every aspect of food production and distribution. The event is free and open to the public. Get the details at VUCast.

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Vanderbilt joins million dollar circle

Vanderbilt has joined the United Way Million Dollar Circle through the generosity of its faculty and staff. As a part of the 2006 Community Giving Program, Faculty and staff contributed $1,001,032, passing the original goal of $825,000. Read more at VUCast.

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Professor named one of Nashville’s most beautiful

Philosophy professor Caleb Clanton has a new line to add to his resume. Clanton has been named one of Nashville’s 25 Most Beautiful People by Nashville Lifestyle Magazine. The list includes country music singers and a reality TV star. Get more info at

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