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Return to school and spend "A Day at Vassar." Lectures, concerts, tours, and more on Saturday, October 13, 2012.

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY—If you ever ever wanted to return to college to take that one course you missed as an undergraduate, now is your chance to explore what one of the nation’s top liberal arts colleges has to offer. On Saturday, October 13, Vassar College will welcome all members of the Hudson Valley community, ages 15 and over, to “return to school” for a very special program, “A Day at Vassar.” Tuition is free, with an optional Hudson Valley-themed lunch available for registrants for $10. Pre-registration is required. See vassar.edu/day for course details and registration.
“We were thrilled with the response of the community to last year's inaugural ‘A Day at Vassar’ program, and we are delighted to offer the program again this year,” noted Vassar College President Catharine Hill. “The local community makes possible much of what we do. It's great to be able to say thank you with this day of lectures, tours, exhibitions, performances, and presentations.”

The morning program will feature two periods of more than 40 lectures in the arts, sciences, and humanities taught by distinguished members of the college’s faculty followed by an optional Hudson Valley-themed lunch. The afternoon will feature three elective lectures that all fall under the topic of “Conversations in an Election Year.” In addition, there will be a concert by members of the world-renowned music faculty as well as walking tours of the historic campus, and exhibition viewings in the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Palmer Gallery, the Thompson Memorial Library, and the Warthin Museum. 

To attend “A Day at Vassar” register online at vassar.edu/day, where you can find further details about the lectures and events on October 13. The final deadline to register is October 5.

Please note that there is a limited capacity for the registrants that may be accommodated for the lunch. Once capacity has been reached, participants are encouraged to enjoy lunch at one of the many restaurants in Vassar’s Arlington neighborhood on Raymond, Collegeview, and LaGrange Avenues.

"A Day at Vassar" 
Schedule of Events

13 October 2012
9:00am - 5:00pm
Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY

Free, with nominal charge for lunch
Pre-registration required: vassar.edu/day

Villard Room, Main Building, 2nd Floor
Registrants will receive individual schedules and locations of lectures, campus map, and meal tickets for those who have registered for lunch

Elective Lectures Period I
For descriptions, see schedule at vassar.edu/day

Elective Lectures Period II
For descriptions, see schedule at vassar.edu/day

Hudson Valley Lunch (optional for registrants, $10/person)
Students’ Building
Ticket required for admission

Elective Lectures Period III: “Conversations in an Election Year”

  • A Conversation on Economic Issues in the Presidential Election David Kennett, Elizabeth Stillman Williams Professor of Economics and Robert Rebelein, Associate Professor of Economics and Senior Economist for the President’s Council of Economic Advisors (2008-09)
  • The 2012 Election and the Future of American Foreign Policy Robert Brigham, Shirley Ecker Boskey Professor of History and International Studies
  • PAC’ing It In: Super-PACs, 501(c) (4)s and the Death of Campaign Finance Reform Richard Born, Professor of Political Science

2:30pm and 4:00pm
Walking Tours of the Historic Campus

2:30pm and 4:00pm
Exhibition Viewings

Concert by World-Renowned Members of the Department of Music

9:00am - 5:00pm
Sale of Haitian Art and Handcrafts
College Center, Main Building, 2nd Floor
Sale to benefit the Vassar Haiti Projects’ educational and medical efforts in Haiti.

Vassar College strives to make its events, performances, and facilities accessible to all. Individuals with disabilities requiring special accommodations must contact the Office of Campus Activities at least 48 hours in advance of an event, Mondays-Fridays, at (845) 437-5370. Without sufficient notice, appropriate space/and or assistance may not be available. For detailed information about accessibility to specific campus facilities, search for “campus accessibility information” on the Vassar homepage (www.vassar.edu).

Vassar is located at 124 Raymond Avenue in Poughkeepsie, NY, and directions to the campus can be found at www.vassar.edu/directions.

Vassar College is a highly selective, coeducational, independent, residential, liberal arts college founded in 1861.

Posted by Office of Communications Wednesday, September 12, 2012