Endings

LIFE TIP

When a season of life is on the decline and you know there is an imminent end, you feel as if you can prepare for it. The shock is not so abrupt, but the pain is still there. We have to understand a few things about our season that is ending and how we are in a transitioning period in our life. William Bridges wrote a book entitled “Transitions: Making sense of life’s changes.” This book identifies the transitions we all go through throughout our entire lives and then spends some time diving into what ending a season of life looks like. He says that there are endings, a neutral zone and then a new beginning. We will look at the specifics of “endings” this month!

“Endings are, let’s remember, experiences of dying. They are ordeals, and sometimes they challenge so basically our sense of who we are that we believe they will be the end of us… Even though we are all likely to view an ending as the conclusion of the situation it terminates, it is also-and it is too bad that we don’t have better ways of reminding ourselves of this-the initiation of a process. We have it backwards. Endings are the first, not the last, act of the play”~ Bridges

Let us go through this grieving together, but for a short time because we have so much to look forward to. We are not in the finality of our lives, so let’s not bog ourselves down. Instead, we will appreciate what we have had for the last four years and use it as a building block for success.

Inside VU 9.17.14

SEPTEMBER 15 – 19

EVENTS AND REMINDERS

ALUMNI INFORMATION
GOSPEL SONG CELEBRATION
Sunday, September 21
4:00pm
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
Questions? Contact Joel Gackle at alumni@vanguard.eduor x 5494

http://gospelsongcelebration.org/

Noel Wilson ‘84 and Faculty Emeritus will direct his annual Gospel Song Celebration with a professional orchestra, Men’s quartet, and various soloists. The Alumni Relations office will host a reception for Alumni after the concert. Tickets are $15.

OUTREACH
MK MENTORS
Questions? Contact Kayli Hillebrand at kayli.hillebrand@vanguard.edu or x5265
Were you an MK? The Outreach Office is looking for faculty/staff that would like to be involved in the MK Ministry on campus. We are looking for mentors and/or open homes for our students to gather in throughout the year.

CHRISTMAS FANTASIA
TICKETS ON SALE!
Monday, September 15
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
Questions? Contact Katie Heemstra at fantasia@vanguard.edu or x5441

http://www.vanguard.edu/fantasia/

Kick off your holiday season in style! Enjoy favorite carols and breathtaking masterpieces performed by Vanguard’s 200-member choirs and orchestra in two stunning venues: Segerstrom Center for the Arts [Tuesday, December 2] and St. Andrews Presbyterian Church [Friday, December 5]. Faculty/Staff and students — Redeem your exclusive 20% off discount!

CONSTITUTION DAY
COME CELEBRATE CONSTITUTION DAY WITH VANGUARD UNIVERSITY!
CAMPUS EVENTS
Thursday, September 18
7:00pm
Great Commission Hall
Questions? Contact Kevin Walker at kevin.walker@vanguard.edu or x6427

http://www.vanguard.edu/history/faculty/kevin-walker/

Join us for a Constitution Day Debate: Does the Constitution give rights or expect duties? The VU Forum will be host a debate with Professor Alex Hindman arguing for rights and Professor Kevin Walker arguing for duties.
Chapel credit will be available.

CAMPUS EVENTS
SOCAL WOMEN IN MINISTRY: THE REAL JOURNEY TO MINISTRY
Monday, September 22
10:00am
Forrest Room
Questions? Contact Cheri Walters at cheri_walters@hotmail.com or x6360
A woman church planter, lead pastor, co-pastor, youth/children/staff pastors, & missionary will share about their ministry journeys in an interactive round-table discussion with students. Students will have opportunities for conversations on ministry subjects – male/female working relationships, family & ministry, vocational ministry, etc.

Coffee, chocolate, prizes, and chapel credit offered.

SEMI-ANNUAL BLOOD DRIVE
Tuesday, September 30
11:00am
Cove Parking Lot
Questions? Contact Megan Mickelson at megan.mickelsen@vanguard.edu or x5254
Vanguard’s semi-annual blood drive is quickly approaching! All students, faculty, and staff are welcome and encouraged to donate. The mobile blood truck will be in the cove parking lot on September 30th from 11am-4pm. Please see Jordan Baker in the Bridge beginning on Sept 22nd to schedule an appointment.

THEATER
THE BEAT GOES ON – World Premiere
A Musical Revue that journeys through the decades of Rock and Roll
Lyceum Theater Performance Dates: September 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, October 3, 4 at 8:00 pm; September 21, 27, 28, October 4, 5 at 2:00 pm. General: $17; Senior/Child/Group/VU Employees: $14; VU Students: $12.
Purchase tickets at: http://www.vanguardtickets.com Discount tickets for VU students on ALL performances: only $5 cash or check at the door if available

Questions? Contact Bill Hughes at bhughes@vanguard.edu or x6425 http://www.vanguard.edu/theatre/lyceum-theater-season/thebeatgoeson/

 

The 10 Questions You Are Afraid to Ask

The time has finally arrived and it is no surprise that you are excited. I remember when I was in your shoes walking around campus for the first week of school as a new Vanguard student. Over the next couple years you will have many difficult questions to answer but none more important than the ones that you will encounter over the next few weeks. This is the definitive list for the toughest questions you’ll be asking yourself.

1) Is it possible to make cookies in a microwave?

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Microwaves have made life easier but trying to recreate your grandma’s famous recipe just because your friend’s cousin’s blogger mom was able to make it doesn’t mean you can. There is a reason these microwave cookie recipes exist. Keep the smoke detector companies relevant and provide Pinterest with plenty of “nailed it” memes.

2) What posters can I hang up to show i’m artsy and fun?

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Trying to show off your taste in movies by taping your most recent swap meet purchase might not convey the message you think it does. The world doesn’t need another Beatles Abbey Road poster. On the other hand, The Kramer will up the revisit value of any dorm room.

3) Is this Craigslist couch safe?

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Trying to huddle all your new friends around a laptop movie can be difficult but Craigslist can be your go to place to snag that couch. Two rules for Craiglist couch hunting: 1) not all free couches are created equal.                 2) Febreeze doesn’t fix everything.

*Truck owners beware. You will be making many short term friendships while couch craze lasts. Feel free to ask for some gas money, your friends are getting a couch for free after all.

4) Where can I eat at 2am?! I can’t believe everything is closed. NORMS!

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Let’s be honest, the caf’s dinner hours might as well be breakfast with how late you stay up. I just have four words for your late night cravings. Repeat after me in your best Ryan Gosling, Crazy Stupid Love, voice. Be better than Norms.

5) How much of my roommates food can I eat without them noticing?

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This question still haunts me to this day…. In my infinite roommate wisdom I will give you some rules of thumb. 1) Ask first. 2) don’t assume they will say yes, no one likes a mooch. 3) Be ready for some memorable passive aggressive notes if the first two rules aren’t followed. To give you fair warning, using the excuse, “I bought some last week and thought they were mine” won’t last more than a week, for all you know your roommate catalogs and counts all their gold fish.

6) How often do I really need to do laundry?

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If you are asking this question you should have washed your sheets/clothes 2 weeks ago. Laundry day and the presidential elections should not have the same re-occurrence pattern. This same idea should extend to general cleaning in your dorm room. One of the universes greatest anomalies is the dirty shower. If you get clean in it how can it get dirty? This is a question that no one can answer but just because it can’t be answered doesn’t mean you shouldn’t clean your shower (I’m talking to you Huntington Hall). We evolved from sitting in our own filth during baths. Let’s not regress and stand in our own filth while we shower.

7) Should I have froyo or cereal for dinner?

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This is a question everyone has when they see the golden corner over in the caf. You might have even asked yourself, “Can I get cereal and use ice cream as milk?” This is a fair question but just because you are out on your own, getting to make your own choices, does not mean you should let your inner child control your food decisions. If you let your sweet tooth lead the way question 10 below will become a lasting one.

8) Does coffee = a relationship?

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Is coffee delicious? YES! Is it a contractually binding agreement that the two parties enjoying said beverage are in a relationship? no. In order for something to be a date both people need to know it’s a date. Don’t be awkward, let them know you’re asking them out on a date.

9) Does my high school letterman’s jacket make me look cool?

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No one wants to be “that guy/girl”. Hopefully high school was a blast for you but take these four short college years to find your identity outside your past. Reinvent yourself. Discover more about who you are. Don’t let your past impact your life but rather allow your present to shape you. What better place to engage with your present than Vanguard and it’s community?

10) Does the freshman 15 really exist?

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I have some follow up questions for you. Does your desk drawer look like the one above? Can you stream Netflix? If you answered yes to either of those questions than you could be at risk for the Freshman 15. Unlike Bigfoot and the Bermuda Triangle the Freshman 15 actually exists. There are so many new changes and opportunities in your life that it can be very difficult managing it all. You no longer have one meal option at dinner, you could have a five course meal consisting of french fries, cereal, deli meat, ice cream, and a piece of fruit and no one would care. You can binge watch all seven seasons of The Office and your friends will applaud you. **Disclaimer – A 24/7 Office marathon may sound like a great floor event for the first 3 hours but around hour 32 everyone is a zombie that can’t laugh anymore.** Use this time to learn how to manage yourself and not your Netflix account.

3 Easy Ways to Fight the Freshman 15

  1. Better food choices inside and outside the caf. You don’t need to be a nutritionist to know it’s not good to order the whole dollar menu from Taco Bell at midnight. Make a conscious effort to add some greens to your plate. We could spend hours talking about nutrition but instead i’ll leave you with this a few easy tips to make better choices in the caf. Check out the below image for a quick example on hoe to prepare your plate or visit choosemyplate.gov for more information. harvard
  2. Find a routine to be active. It’s really easy to find yourself sitting all day (netflix, classes, studying, coffee outings, eating, etc.). This is a great time to find what activities excite you. Recreations and activities have many health, behavioral, and social benefits. Don’t let the thought “I can always start after I graduate” keep you from trying new things. Being active improves health, helps manage stress, and also exposes you to people with similar interests. Not sure where to start? Try an intramural sport or take advantage of the next VU Rec outing. Like VU Rec on facebook to stay up to date on upcoming opportunities.
  3. Finally, get enough sleep. The fun train leaves every 15 minutes. Don’t be afraid to get that extra hour of sleep or catch a nap here and there. Adequate sleep is a very important part of our health and well being. Sleep helps us regulate stress, make sure our brain can function, and allows our body to physically rest and repair itself. Get some rest, you need it more than you think.

 

Thriving through Orientation

Orientation and Thriving

At Vanguard we want you to do more than survive college and get a degree. We want you to THRIVE! This is the main reason we require orientation for all new students (freshmen and transfers).

We have structured our time in orientation to ask big questions that will frame your time at Vanguard and set you up to succeed. We have split our educational portions of the weekend into three sessions: Academic Talks, Student Life Talks, and VU Talks. Each of these sessions will be broken into small talks based on the very successful TED model.

Topics we will cover:

Your Invitation to Your Education

Investing in Your Best Asset (YOU)

The Cost of Dropping Out

What is Identity?

What is Community?

What is Integrity?

Spirituality in College

Living a Life of Service

Lions for Life

We will also cover everything from our community standards to the resources on campus. On Saturday we will have a chance to practice our school spirit when we root on our women’s soccer team as they challenge a local university on the field. On Sunday we will bring the Vanguard and community resources to you with a Welcome to the Neighborhood Expo and Block Party. The block party is your first opportunity to connect with returning students in a casual way prior to school starting. In between we will split up into small groups to have a deeper connection and explore the transition of entering Vanguard.

According to Laurie Schreiner’s work on thriving in college students, a top predictor of thriving is a student’s Psychological Sense of Community (PSC). This is why we assign you to a consistent group and have intentional group times where we share our personal stories, have silly ice breakers to help you connect, and spend a lot of time in social situations during orientation. For freshmen, this group will later become your Cornerstone class peers.

Overall, we ask that you come expecting great things and connect with what we are sharing. Invest in this time to get the most out of it! See you on the 22nd!

See the full schedule here.

Orientation Absence Request

Sometimes things come up. Your sister is getting married or your grandparents bought you a trip to Scotland for graduation and it happens to be during orientation. We understand that these things occur. Of course, our preference is that you do everything in your power to clear your schedule but for things that are out of your control there is the Orientation Absence Request form.

Inside VU 4.28.14

APRIL 28 – MAY 2

EVENTS AND REMINDERS

 

RESIDENCE LIFE

SUMMER HOUSING APPLICATIONS
Thursday, May 1
5:00pm
Office of Residence Life
Questions? Contact Susan Park at susan.park@vanguard.edu
or x5275
Summer Housing Applications are available in the Office of Residence Life. Priority is given to students enrolled in VU summer courses. Students must be enrolled for fall 2014 to be eligible. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on May 1 to the Office of Residence Life.

Also, Mandatory Floor Meetings are happening this week regarding Spring check-outs. Access the Spring Check-Out Manual: http://www.vanguard.edu/studentlife/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Check-out-Manual-Spring.pdf


THEATER

IMPROV COMEDY NIGHT!

Tuesday, May 6

10:30pm – Before Midnight Breakfast

Lyceum Theater

Questions? Contact Bill Hughes at bhughes@vanguard.edu or x6425

Back by Popular Demand! Featuring the new VU Theatre Department Improv Team: Vincent Catalina, Johanna Jacobsen, Jordan Laemmlen, Ryanna Marsh, Christopher Orta and Gregory Spradling Free Admission and Open Seating

 

REGISTRAR
SPRING SEMESTER GRADES
Wednesday, May 21

Questions? Contact Kayla Holtz at records@Vanguard.edu
or x5200
http://www.vanguard.edu/financialaid/grants/scholarships/
Your spring semester grades will be available online (myVU.Vanguard.edu) beginning May 21st. If you have lost your myVU password, contact the IT Help Desk at helpdesk@Vanguard.edu.

 

FINANCIAL AID
LISA A. DAVIDSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Saturday, May 31

Questions? Contact Karin Riley at financialaid@vanguard.edu
or x5490
http://www.vanguard.edu/financialaid/grants/scholarships/
The Print Interactive Radio and Television Educational Society (PIRATES) is a nonprofit organization offering the Lisa Davidson Memorial Scholarship program for current sophomores and juniors majoring in communications, journalism, radio or television at a four-year Southern California college or university. For more information and to apply visit http://www.piratesla.org/scholarship.html

 

CHAPEL
SCHEDULE

Wednesday, April 30 10:00am President Mike Beals

Thursday, May 1 9:00pm Jon Allbaugh, Dean of Spiritual Formation

http://www.vanguard.edu/studentlife/chapel-calendar/

Taco Tuesday: Leaving the VU Community

Thank you all who came to Taco Tuesday: Leaving Community. For those who may have missed, we wanted to share the wisdom given by our recent alums, including Kayla Holtz (2011), Allison Tash (2013), Denny Reed (2011), Tim Burnette (2006), Mikaela Holford (2008), and Elisha Avne (2012) about their experience leaving Vanguard community. This included how to maintain and make new relationships, how to keep your faith outside of the convenience of chapel, and the realities of what immediate post-grad life is like. We have a video attached below with clips from the night, but we wanted to elaborate on a few thoughts we connected with.

1. Drop all expectations. Tim, who was really involved at Vanguard and now works in college ministry, said you “need to die to your expectations.” These expectations can be the job you think you’re immediately going into, relationships you feel will always be connected, and the change of what life will be like if you go back home.

2. Be intentional. To help release these expectations, we need to be intentional. This means being intentional with our friendships, getting to know our co-workers, and intentionality in your walk with Christ. You may go home to friends who do not believe in God, and as Denny shared, love them and keep strong in your faith, regardless of the influences they may have on you.

3. Take chances and don’t be afraid to fail. Remember that your time after Vanguard is a journey to not be scared of but to embrace and give your whole self to this new experience of life. Also, it is okay to not have a solid plan or job lined up after you graduate because things are going to change and don’t carry the fear of not knowing because doors will open up. Ultimately, do what you want to do and take a risk at what you think God has put on your heart to try. There is no such thing as a failure when you risk and trust in God in it all.

For those who weren’t able to make it to the event, we put together a video of some clips of the alumni speaking about the different areas of transitioning out of Vanguard.

Enjoy!

 

Inside VU 4.14.14

APRIL 14 – APRIL 18

EVENTS AND REMINDERS

 

THEATER

LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL

A NEW BROADWAY MUSICAL that reinterprets the Law of Love

Lyceum Theater Performance Dates: April 11, 12, 17, 19, 24, 25, 26 at 8:00 pm; April 13 at 7:00 pm; April 12, 13, 19, 26 at 2:00 pm. General: $14; Senior/Group/VU Employees: $14; VU Students: $12.

Purchase tickets at: http://www.vanguardtickets.com

Discount tickets for VU students on ALL performances: only $5 cash or check at the door if available

Questions? Contact Bill Hughes at bhughes@vanguard.edu or x6425 http://www.vanguard.edu/theatre/lyceum-theater-season/legally-blonde/

 

IMPROV COMEDY NIGHT!

Monday, April 21

7:00pm

Lyceum Theater

Questions? Contact Bill Hughes at bhughes@vanguard.edu or x6425

Featuring the new VU Theatre Department Improv Team:

Vincent Catalina, Johanna Jacobsen, Jordan Laemmlen, Ryanna Marsh, Christopher Orta and Gregory Spradling

Free Admission and Open Seating

 

BON APPETIT

SPECIAL EASTER LUNCH

Thursday, April 17

11:00am

Cafe

Questions? Contact Jeremy Glennon at jeremy.glennon@vanguard.edu
or  x6730

Bon Appetit will be having a Special Easter Lunch with carved ham and carved lamb on Thursday April 17, 2014 from 11:00am-1:30pm

 

SPECIAL EASTER DINNER

Sunday, April 20

4:30pm

Cafe

Questions? Contact Jeremy Glennon at jeremy.glennon@vanguard.edu
or x6730

Bon Appetit will be having a Special Easter Dinner with carved Prime Rib in the Cafe on Sunday 4/20/2014 from 4:30pm-6:00pm. Happy Easter Everyone!

 

LOW CARBON DIET DAY

Thursday, April 24

11:00am

Cafe

Questions? Contact Jeremy Glennon at jeremy.glennon@vanguard.edu
or x6730

Bon Appetit is having our annual “Low Carbon Diet Day” lunch on Thursday 4/24/2014 from 11:00am-1:30pm. Did you know the food system is responsible for a third of global greenhouse gas emissions. Learn how to reduce your carbon foodprint on 4/24.

 

LIBERAL STUDIES

LIBERAL STUDIES SENIOR GRADUATION CELEBRATION

Monday, April 28

10:00am

Liberal Studies Office

Questions? Contact Jan Martin at Jan.Martin@Vanguard.eduor x 6134

Liberal Studies Seniors …. please mark your calendar for Monday, April 28 for a graduation celebration here in the Liberal Studies office. We will be serving cookies and punch. You can come in anytime between 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on that day.

 

RESIDENCE LIFE

SUMMER HOUSING APPLICATIONS

Thursday, May 1

5:00pm

Office of Residence Life

Questions? Contact Susan Park at susan.park@vanguard.edu
or x5275

Summer Housing Applications are available in the Office of Residence Life. Priority is given to students enrolled in VU summer courses. Students must be enrolled for fall 2014 to be eligible. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on May 1 to the Office of Residence Life.

 

WRITING CENTER

WRITING CENTER SURVEY

Questions? Contact Dr. Karen Lee at writingcenter@vanguard.edu
or x4774

http://www.vanguard.edu/services/writing-center

The Writing Center is open through Finals Week of the spring semester! Make an appointment with us. If you haven’t already, please fill out a short survey, too! We’d love to hear your feedback. Click here:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DS62FF6 Responses are confidential & used only for data-gathering purposes.

 

ON-LINE GRAD /SPS WRITING CONSULTANTS

Questions? Contact Dr. Karen Lee at gpswritingcenter@vanguard.edu
or x4774

http://www.vanguard.edu/services/writing-center

Friendly reminder: On-line Graduate / SPS Writing Consultants available through Finals Week! Please e-mail your writing projects to gpswritingcenter@vanguard.edu. We aim for a 72-hour turnaround. NOTE: This service is for Graduate / SPS students ONLY. Traditional UG students will continue to make face-to-face & e-appointments via Heath 214. 

Inside VU 4.7.14

APRIL 7 – APRIL 11

EVENTS AND REMINDERS

 
BUSINESS

BUSINESS CHAPEL
Wednesday, April 9

5:00pm
Great Commission Hall

Questions? Contact Alexa Barajas at alexa.barajas@vanguard.edu

http://www.vanguard.edu/about/vanguard-news/networking-opportunity-at-vanguards-business-chapel-on-april-4/
The Business Department will be hosting their final Business Chapel of the Spring semester this Wednesday, April 9th at 5pm in the Great Commission Hall. Get a chance to connect with business professionals who incorporate their Christian values into a secular business environment. Refreshments and chapel credit provided.

 

CAMPUS EVENTS

HEALTH FAIR
Thursday, April 10
2:00pm
Veterans Courtyard
Questions? Contact Dale Campbell at dale.campbell@vanguard.edu
or x6463
Booths, snacks, and raffle prizes for those who attend.Everyone is welcome!

 

ENGLISH

SYNECDOCHE LITERARY CELEBRATION
Thursday, April 10
7:00pm
Great Commission Hall

Questions? Contact Laura Batstone at english@vanguard.edu
or x6358
Come celebrate the publication of Synecdoche, Vanguard’s own literary journal! It will be a festive night full of readings, refreshments and awards. Copies of the newest Synecdoche will be available for purchase.

 

GLOBAL LITERATURES & CHRISTIANITY CONFERENCE
Friday, April 11
9:30am
Nursing 101

Questions? Contact Laura Batstone at english@vanguard.edu
or x6358
Each year, the English department sponsors a campus-wide, undergraduate conference celebrating literature and creative writing by Vanguard students: Global Literatures & Christianity Conference. Please come for any of the student presentations that will occur from 9:30 AM through the afternoon. Refreshments will be served.

 

WRITING CENTER

WRITING CENTER SURVEY

Questions? Contact Dr. Karen Lee at writingcenter@vanguard.edu
or x4774

http://www.vanguard.edu/services/writing-center

The Writing Center is open through Finals Week of the spring semester! Make an appointment with us. If you haven’t already, please fill out a short survey, too! We’d love to hear your feedback. Click here:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DS62FF6 Responses are confidential & used only for data-gathering purposes.

 

ON-LINE GRAD /SPS WRITING CONSULTANTS

Questions? Contact Dr. Karen Lee at gpswritingcenter@vanguard.edu
or x4774

http://www.vanguard.edu/services/writing-center

Friendly reminder: On-line Graduate / SPS Writing Consultants available through Finals Week! Please e-mail your writing projects to gpswritingcenter@vanguard.edu. We aim for a 72-hour turnaround. NOTE: This service is for Graduate / SPS students ONLY. Traditional UG students will continue to make face-to-face & e-appointments via Heath 214. 

 

THEATER

LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL

A NEW BROADWAY MUSICAL that reinterprets the Law of Love

Lyceum Theater Performance Dates: April 11, 12, 17, 19, 24, 25, 26 at 8:00 pm; April 13 at 7:00 pm; April 12, 13, 19, 26 at 2:00 pm. General: $14; Senior/Group/VU Employees: $14; VU Students: $12.

Purchase tickets at: http://www.vanguardtickets.com

Discount tickets for VU students on ALL performances: only $5 cash or check at the door if available

Questions? Contact Bill Hughes at bhughes@vanguard.edu or x6425 http://www.vanguard.edu/theatre/lyceum-theater-season/legally-blonde/

 

IMPROV COMEDY NIGHT!

Monday, April 21

7:00pm

Lyceum Theater

Questions? Contact Bill Hughes at bhughes@vanguard.edu or x6425

Featuring the new VU Theatre Department Improv Team:

Vincent Catalina, Johanna Jacobsen, Jordan Laemmlen, Ryanna Marsh, Christopher Orta and Gregory Spradling

Free Admission and Open Seating

 

BON APPETIT

LOW CARBON DIET DAY

Thursday, April 24

11:00am

Cafe

Questions? Contact Jeremy Glennon at jeremy.glennon@vanguard.edu
or x3700

Bon Appetit is having our annual “Low Carbon Diet Day” lunch on Thursday 4/24/2014 from 11:00am-1:30pm. Did you know the food system is responsible for a third of global greenhouse gas emissions. Learn how to reduce your carbon foodprint on 4/24.


RESIDENCE LIFE

SUMMER HOUSING APPLICATIONS

Thursday, May 1

5:00pm

Office of Residence Life

Questions? Contact Susan Park at susan.park@vanguard.edu
or x5275

Summer Housing Applications are available in the Office of Residence Life. Priority is given to students enrolled in VU summer courses. Students must be enrolled for fall 2014 to be eligible. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on May 1 to the Office of Residence Life.

Inside VU 4.1.14

MARCH 31 – APRIL 4

EVENTS AND REMINDERS

 

ACCOUNTING OPERATIONS
FINAL PAYMENT DEADLINE
Tuesday, April 1
Office of Accounting Operations
Questions? Contact Accounting Operations at
AccountsReceivable@vanguard.edu or x5486
Final payment for the Spring 2014 semester is due April 1st! Please check your MyBill for current account activity. Students with a balance will not be able to participate in commencement activities or enroll in Fall 2014 classes.

 

COMMENCEMENT
GRAD FEST!
Thursday, April 3
9:00am
Veterans Courtyard
Questions? Contact Commencement Information Office at
commencement@vanguard.edu or x5441 http://www.vanguard.edu/commencement/events/grad-fest/
All Class of 2014 Graduates! Join us at Grad Fest to take care of all your graduation needs: purchase and pick up your Regalia, get wristbands to the UG Commencement ceremony, register for childcare (SPS/Graduate Ceremony only), complete disability accommodations forms, take a pic in the photo booth, and more.

 

GRADUATE & PROFESSIONAL STUDIES
INFORMATION MEETING
Tuesday April 8
6:00pm
Heath Academic Center

Questions? Contact Wendy White at wendy.white@vanguard.eduor x5408
http://www.vanguard.edu/graduate/graduate-information-meeting/
Discover how a graduate degree in Education, Religion, Psychology or Nursing from Vanguard can help make your dreams a reality.
•Learn about financial aid and the admission process.
•Meet graduate faculty, staff, current students and alumni. 
•Attendees will have their $45 admission application fee waived.
Please RSVP at vanguard.edu/graduate/rsvp


CAMPUS EVENTS
FILE YOUR TAXES ONLINE FOR FREE
Saturday, April 5
9:00am
Online
Questions? Contact Ted Browne at ted.browne@vanguard.edu
http://tinyurl.com/taxhelp2013 File your taxes for FREE courtesy of The United Way and Vanguard’s Enactus class. Available online in an easy-to-understand format, simply click here: http://tinyurl.com/taxhelp2013.

Need help filling out the online forms? Call 888.434.8248 today for an in-person appointment at VUSC’s Technology Center on Saturday 4/5 (9AM – 2PM).

 

HEALTH FAIR
Thursday, April 10
2:00pm
Veterans Courtyard
Questions? Contact Dale Campbell at dale.campbell@vanguard.edu
or x6463
Booths, snacks, and raffle prizes for those who attend.Everyone is welcome!

 

WRITING CENTER
WRITING CENTER SURVEY
Thursday, April 3
9:00am
Veterans Courtyard
Questions? Contact
Dr. Karen Lee at writingcenter@vanguard.edu
or x4774 http://www.vanguard.edu/services/writing-center

The Writing Center is open through Finals Week of the spring semester! Make an appointment with us. If you haven’t already, please fill out a short survey, too! We’d love to hear your feedback. Click here:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DS62FF6 Responses are confidential & used only for data-gathering purposes.

ON-LINE GRAD /SPS WRITING CONSULTANTS

Questions? Contact Dr. Karen Lee at gpswritingcenter@vanguard.eduor x4774 http://www.vanguard.edu/services/writing-center

Friendly reminder: On-line Graduate / SPS Writing Consultants available through Finals Week! Please e-mail your writing projects to gpswritingcenter@vanguard.edu. We aim for a 72-hour turnaround. NOTE: This service is for Graduate / SPS students ONLY. Traditional UG students will continue to make face-to-face & e-appointments via Heath 214. 

 

THEATER

LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL

A NEW BROADWAY MUSICAL that reinterprets the Law of Love

Lyceum Theater Performance Dates: April 11, 12, 17, 19, 24, 25, 26 at 8:00 pm; April 13 at 7:00 pm; April 12, 13, 19, 26 at 2:00 pm. General: $14; Senior/Group/VU Employees: $14; VU Students: $12.

Purchase tickets at: http://www.vanguardtickets.com

Discount tickets for VU students on ALL performances: only $5 cash or check at the door if available 

Questions? Contact Bill Hughes at bhughes@vanguard.edu or x6425 http://www.vanguard.edu/theatre/lyceum-theater-season/legally-blonde/

CHAPEL
SCHEDULE
Tuesday, April 1 9:30am Bryan Rouanzoin
Wednesday, April 2 10:00am President Mike Beals
Thursday, April 3 9:00pm Late Night – Rev. Alexia Salvatierra
http://www.vanguard.edu/studentlife/chapel-calendar/