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

Image Credit: Portrait by Charles Loring Elliott, Cake by Elisa Strauss '98, Composition by Eric Estes '11

Happy Birthday, Vassar! (The All-College Sesquicentennial Celebration)

An all-campus celebration of the Sesquicentennial will kick off on February 3, approximately two weeks – and 150 years – after Vassar’s charter! The event will feature a staged reading by student actors of Vassar Voices, a new theatrical work that looks back on the College’s first 150 years through the voices of those who lived them; music by members of Vassar choral groups;Vassar: A Sentimental Journey, a video created especially in honor of the occasion; and remarks by President Hill and Professor of Art Susan Kuretsky ’63, co-chair of the Sesquicentennial Committee. The program will be presented twice—at 5:30 p.m. and again at 8:00 p.m. at the Martel Recital Hall in Skinner Hall.

Between these programs, Vassar will hold a birthday party (from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in College Center), which will showcase the results of its Sesquicentennial Birthday Bake-Off. On view will be a large centerpiece with cakes baked, molded and sculpted into the shapes of buildings on Vassar’s campus by a local bakery. Students will contribute their own baked creations to the display, with the All-Campus Dining Center providing cooking materials and goods. A panel of alumnae/i jurists will judge the student entries.

The events are open to the Vassar College community and alumnae/i. Admission is free, but tickets are required. Members of the campus community may pick up tickets at the Campus Activities Box Office. Alumnae/i may reserve tickets (to be picked up at the door) by calling 845.437.5484. – Peter Bronski

February 2011

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