Vanderbilt’s Employee Celebration 2009 begins Saturday, Sept. 5, with the annual Tailgate celebration before the Western Carolina game. A picnic on Library Lawn follows on Tuesday, Sept. 8.
The monthlong celebration honors Vanderbilt staff and faculty for their service.
Throughout the month, a variety of free special events will take place. “The planning committee has done an excellent job of creating a wide range of events that we believe will appeal in some way to everyone at Vanderbilt,” said Susie Lyons, manager, employee programs.
Among the highlights are the foodcentric Taste at Vandy on Sept. 30; the Service Recognition Celebration on Sept. 23; and a night at the Dyer Observatory on Sept. 22.
The following is a list of events for Employee Celebration Month 2009, with information that was available at press time. Some times, events and locations are subject to change, so check online for updates at
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Employee Celebration Month schedule has something for everybody
Saturday, September 5
Employee Tailgate
Rob Roy Purdy Field
at Student Recreation Center
(Entrance on 25th
Avenue South)
3:00–5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 8
Employee Celebration Picnic
Library Lawn
10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Hot dogs, t-shirts and more!

Wednesday, September 9
Health Plus Day!
Yoga Under the Tent!
Library Lawn
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Health Plus Evening
Zumba Class Under the Tent!
Library Lawn,
5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Friday, September 11
Kids Heading Toward College?
189 Sarratt Student Center
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 12
Garage Sale
25th Avenue Garage
(facing tennis courts)
7:00 a.m.–Noon

Monday, September 14
Kohl’s Safety Central—
Keeping Your Kids Safe!

419 Light Hall
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, September 15
Cancer Survivorship:
How Do You Get Back
to the “New Normal”?

415 Light Hall
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 16
Know Your Numbers
Light Hall lobby
11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 17
LifeFlight Open House
LifeFlight helipad
6:00–8:00 a.m. and 5:00–7:00 p.m.
The Health Plus Life Phase Series—
Transitioning to College

Light Hall, room 415 b-d,
Noon–1:00 p.m.
Night Owl Howl
Courtyard Café
9:00 p.m.–Midnight

Friday, September 18
VUH Giftshop Discount Day
2nd Floor Mezzanine,
Houses in Ancient Greece
189 Sarratt Student Center
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Sunday, September 20
Family Movie—
”Hotel for Dogs”

Children’s Hospital Theatre,
3 p.m.

Tuesday, September 22
Cooking Demonstration
Dayani Center
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Dyer Observatory
7 p.m.–9 p.m.

Wednesday, September 23
Service Recognition Celebration
Langford Auditorium,
3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 24
Sarratt 116
Noon–1:00 p.m.

Friday, September 25
Stylish Dress for Men—
Early in the 20th Century

411 Light Hall
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
VMC Bookstore Discount Day
2nd Floor Mezzanine,

Saturday, September 26
Start!/Heart Walk
(Sports Club Field)
8:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Sunday, September 27
We Care for Kids
2 p.m.–4 p.m.

Monday, September 28
Ms. Cheap—99 Ways to Save on Your Household Budget
(Room TBD)
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 30
Taste at Vandy 
Langford Lobby
3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

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