This is Vassar: The newsletter for Vassar College Alumnae/i and Families

Eclipse 101 with Astronomy Professor Colette Salyk

On August 21, those in North America will be able to experience an eclipse of the Sun; the Moon will completely cover the Sun, leaving only the corona visible. We asked Colette Salyk, Assistant Professor of Astronomy, a few questions about the solar eclipse and how to prepare for it. Read More …

Study Trip: From Zabriskie Point to Rainbow Basin

Over Spring Break, the Earth Science and Geography Department led a study trip to Eastern California to explore geological processes and formations. Take a video tour—via drone—of some of the geological formations the students visited. Read More …

A Day in the Life of a Powerhouse Apprentice

Classes in acting, voice, and movement; workshops and tech sessions; rehearsals and performances—for apprentices in the Powerhouse Theater Training Program, it’s nonstop action during their 39-day theater intensive on the Vassar campus. Follow apprentice Rachel Altemose ’19 for a day to get a taste of the acting life. Read More …

From War to a Liberal Arts College

What's it like going from active service in the military to a liberal arts college? Max Kutner '11 talks to members of the Veterans Posse Program at Vassar about their experiences transitioning from the military to life at a liberal arts college. Read More …

August 2017


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