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Jeff Loudon, USAC President, introduces EDI Ad-Hoc Committee 

Jul. 19, 2019—  At its July Meeting, incoming USAC President Jeff Loudon proposed to add an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Ad-Hoc Committee. “Achieving equity, diversity, and inclusion are among Vanderbilt’s highest priorities. In the creation of this committee, it is my hope that USAC can emerge as a leader in these efforts,” said Loudon. Below are the...

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USAC Begins New Term

Jul. 18, 2019—At its July meeting, outgoing USAC President, Jenny Mandeville, passed the torch to Jeff Loudon who welcomed new and returning representatives and introduced the Officers and Executive Committee Chairs for the 2019/20 term. The new Officers are Caroline (Caldwell) Johnston (Vice President/President Elect), Jeannette Wolff (Secretary) and Michael Pring (Treasurer). Then the new Executive Committee...

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Spill the Tea, A Celebration of World Breastfeeding Week

Jul. 12, 2019—The Vanderbilt Child and Family Center is hosting Spill the Tea, a tea party in celebration of World Breastfeeding Week. This event is for breastfeeding mothers, all parents/guardians of children, advocates in support of breastfeeding, expectant mothers, and all university faculty, staff and students. During the program Carol Huber, Vanderbilt Medical Center NICU Lactation Consultant, will share the...

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Executive Director of Campus Dining, David ter Kuile, Speaks with USAC

Jun. 13, 2019—At USAC’s June meeting, David ter Kuile, Executive Director of Campus Dining, shared updates coming across Dining’s 17 campus locations. Several changes—including new menu options, the elimination of plastic straws and bags at all dining locations, and the conversion of disposable cups, containers, flatware, and napkins to compostable material—have already occurred. Looking ahead, the summer...

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Scott receives Karen Dolan Spirit Award and USAC recognizes service at year-end meeting

Jun. 12, 2019—Vanderbilt’s University Staff Advisory Council (USAC) concluded the year by recognizing council members for their service during 2018-19 at its June meeting. USAC serves as an advisory group to university administration on issues that are important to staff such as policies, benefits, and practices. Over 90 elected individuals from nearly two dozen campus groups make...

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Meet a Vanderbilt USAC Member: Jessamyn Davis

Jun. 11, 2019—        What department do you work in and what is your job title? Public Safety’s Office of Emergency Preparedness, Fire & Workplace Safety. Program Manager How long have you been a Vanderbilt employee? Since November 2014 What do you enjoy most about your job? My job requires me to work with all...

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VC Lutz Addresses USAC

May. 29, 2019—John Lutz, Vice Chancellor for Information Technology, came to Vanderbilt in 2013 when the IT department was divided into several different groups. Since then, he has set about bringing them together in a way that makes the department more efficient and more responsive to students, faculty and staff.

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Meet a Vanderbilt USAC Member: Hastings Benitone

May. 9, 2019—Benitone is the Program Coordinator in the office of Facilities, Infrastructure and Risk Management for The School of Medicine Basic Sciences.

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Campus Dining offers faculty and staff meal-plan discounts for limited time

Apr. 30, 2019—Vanderbilt Campus Dining is offering Vanderbilt University faculty and staff members a limited-time discount on meal plans. Enjoy cuisine from Vanderbilt’s award-winning chefs, all within walking distance of your office, at a special price: 15 meals for the price of 10. (A dining center “meal” constitutes one entree, two sides and a beverage.) Log in from April 29...

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Vice Chancellor Eric Kopstain Leads a Discussion about FutureVU

Apr. 17, 2019—At its April meeting, USAC welcomed Eric Kopstain, Vice Chancellor for Administration. In his role, Kopstain oversees a number of University functions including facilities, human resources, equal employment opportunity, title IX, student access services, public safety, business services, and contract and grant accounting. Under the Administration umbrella, Kopstain’s team also spearheads FutureVU, a multi-year initiative...

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