Muslim Students Association

September 2016 Newsletter

Events and Programs

This Friday: Eid al-Adha Celebration

Friday, Sep. 16th, 6-9pm

310 25th Avenue South

Nashville, TN

Join us at the Student Life Center to celebrate Eid al-Adha! This event is open to the entire community, so don't forget to invite everyone you know! Admission is free. Please RSVP on AnchorLink.
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Halaqa with Professor Eido next Wednesday

Alhamdulillah, we had a great first halaqa with Professor Eido! Don't miss out on the second one, which has been moved to Wednesday, September 21st at the Annex Musallah. The following lecture will continue as scheduled on September 28th. See the flyer below for timing and more information.
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Hands on Nashville Day with MSA - Volunteer Opportunity

Saturday, Sep. 24th, 8:30am-12pm

626 Russell Street

Nashville, TN

Join MSA as we volunteer with Hands On Nashville Day! We'll be doing landscaping work, painting, etc at Warner Elementary Enhanced Option School. Please sign up here and invite your friends!

September GBM

Tuesday, Sep. 27th, 6:30pm

Buttrick Hall Room 306

Mark your calendars for our second GBM! Join us for Halal specialty pizzas, Freshmen Rep elections, and open discussion. Please make sure to invite your friends!

Big/Little Mentorship Program

In hopes of facilitating the college transition for all freshmen/transfer students, we will be partnering each "Little" with an upperclassmen "Big." The matchmaking process is based on career goals, academic interests, and hobbies. ALL freshmen and transfer students are encouraged to apply, and you can sign up here! We'll be revealing the pairings within the next few weeks.

Freshman Representative Needed - Apply Now!

The MSA Freshmen Representative Application is now live, and so we wanted to encourage all freshmen students to apply for the position. The job description mainly entails outreach to other first years and helping express/communicate the concerns and needs of freshmen to the rest of the executive board. This is a fantastic opportunity that will not only allow you to serve as a key figure for MSA on the Martha Rivers Ingram Commons but also really get the chance to work with and learn from all our executive board members.

We truly can't stress enough the great number of benefits this position has; and so for all Freshmen hoping to serve on exec in the future, this is an opportunity you won't want to miss out on! If you have any specific questions about the position, please feel free to contact our past Freshmen Rep, Fayo Abadula (

The application for the MSA Freshmen Rep is available through this link and the deadline is September 20th at 11:59pm. All applicants will be asked to give a short 1-2 minute speech at our September GBM.

Women's-Only Swimming Hours at the Rec!

We have secured exclusive swimming hours for women at the Rec on Sundays from 5-7PM later this semester! Thank you so much to our MSA members for their hard work!

Community Events

Speakers Committee and VenUe Present: Humans of New York

Tuesday, Oct. 4th, 7pm

Langford Auditorium

Join the VU Speakers Committee and The VenUe as they present Brandon Stanton, founder of Humans of New York. He'll be sharing his personal journey, love of photography, and his celebration of the unique stories and experiences we all have.

Monday, September 19th, 10:00am:
Tickets go on sale at Sarratt Box Office and on Ticketmaster
$5 for Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff (1 per person)
$15 for General Public
Friday, September 16th, 7:00-9:00pm
A LIMITED NUMBER OF PRESALE TICKETS will be available at VPB's The VenUe Presents: Live on the Commons

Please see the flyer below for a chance to attend this special event!

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Keep In Touch

Don't forget to join the MSA on AnchorLink!

If you still haven't officially joined our organization on AnchorLink, please be sure to do so as soon as possible! This is the best way to stay up-to-date on upcoming events, news, and opportunities on campus. You can join here!

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