BSA Weekly Newsletter

January 26th - February 2nd

Letter From The President

Morgan Franklin

Dear BSA Fam,


This week the BSA will be holding our most traditional annual events of the year: The 6th Annual Walter Murray Lecture, and The 5th Annual Black Affair!


If you have not yet purchased your Black Affair ticket please do ASAP, they are on sale at the Sarratt Box Office! If you would like to pay your BSA dues on the card and receive your official BSA T-shirt please purchase the $20 ticket instead of the $10 ticket!


Also, whether you are greek, non-greek, or interested in any form or fashion in Greek life please make sure you check out the event All we do is step and stroll this tuesday!



Have a great week,

Morgan Franklin

BSA Events This Week

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The 6th Annual Walter Murray Lecture

Monday, Feb. 3rd 2014 at 7pm

Student Life Center Board of Trust

Join the Vanderbilt Black Student Alliance -BSA , Commons and the Dean of Students for the 6th Annual Walter Murray Lecture! Tonight in the SLC Board of Trust Room Dr.Sybil Bennett's lecture entitled: Innovate: Lessons from the Underground Railroad will be interesting and inspiring as she investigates the changes to society since the times of slavery!

Service at Thistle Farms

Wednesday, Feb. 5th 2014 at 12-1pm

5122 Charlotte Ave

Nashville, TN

Join the BSA for service at Thistle Farms which is the social enterprise that is run by the women of Magdalene. By hand, the women create natural bath and body products that are as good for the earth as they are for the body. Purchases of Thistle Farms products directly benefit the women by whom they were made.


Contact Felicia Shaw if you are interested in participating felicia.m.shaw@vanderbilt.edu

The 5th Annual Black Affair

Sunday, Feb. 9th 2014 at 5pm

310 25th Ave S

Nashville, TN

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Join the Black Student Alliance for our 5th Annual Black Affair Awards Gala to celebrate the accomplishments and honor outstanding members of the African-American community at Vanderbilt University

Tickets will be $10 at the Sarratt Ticket Center
If you would like to pay your BSA Dues and receive your official BSA T-shirt purchase the $20 ticket.


Student Life Center
Sunday February 9th
5:00 PM Doors Open

Awards.Dinner.Live Music.Performances.A Night to Remember.

This event requires formal dress and suit: Remember to get your formal attire while you're at home because you will not want to miss this night of celebration that will close out our BSA mini-week! See you there!

Events Around Campus This Week

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Cultural Connection

Friday, Feb. 7th 2014 at 7pm

Sarratt 216/220

The Gamma Delta chapter of Sigma Lambda Gamma would like to invite you all to attend our event, Cultural Connection, this Friday at 7:00 PM!


The goal of the event is to facilitate an interactive discussion between different groups on campus in order to bridge the gaps in between the groups. So, the next time you all send an email out to your listservs or send out a newsletter, please include this event! We want it not only to be open to exec board members or MLC reps, but the entire campus.


Also, there will be free PF Changs (with vegetarian options available) and there will be Krispy Kreme gift cards given out!

Quote of the Week

"I beg you take courage; the brave soul can mend even disaster." - Catherine the Great

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Vanderbilt BSA

If you have any questions, concerns, advice please contact us!


If you would like your event in the newsletter please email VandyBSA14@gmail.com by Saturday at 5 pm.