August 16, 2011

Community Connections Reaches Out with Events

Community Connections is a grassroots collaborative initiative from the University Staff Advisory Council, Medical Center Staff Advisory Council and Employee Celebration. Our goal is to bring Vanderbilt staff together — providing opportunities for personal enrichment, exploring common areas of interest, learning new skills and making connections across the University as a whole. Our Web site is

We have already had three events and more are planned. Upcoming topics will include gardening information, tips on dealing with holiday stress and a return performance by Mary Hance, aka "Ms. Cheap," to help us plan our holiday shopping.

We really want to hear from you. Let us know what you are interested in, how you want to learn, what you want to share or groups you want to form. Our goal is to find ways to connect people with shared interests.

For example, we have someone who is looking for some pool-playing partners. If you are interested, send us an e-mail and we will gather together a list of addresses and share them so you can get together and play a little pool.

Contact us at