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On Campus - April 2019 Preview

The Vassar FlyPeople will present their spring dance shows starting April 26.
 

Tuesday, April 16

From 5:00 to 7:00pm there will be an opening reception for the installation “A Work in Progress” on the second floor of the College Center. The installation features portraits of Vassar students, faculty, and administrators. Alongside their portrait, each participant shares a piece of their mental health journey in an effort to destigmatize and encourage conversations about mental health.

At 6:00pm in the Main Building Gold Parlor, there will be the weekly Free for All Dinner, sponsored by the Episcopal Church of Vassar College through the Religious and Spiritual Life and Contemplative Practices Office. The dinner is free and open to all Vassar students. 

Wednesday, April 17

 At 4:00pm the baseball team will be playing Mount Saint Mary College on the Prentiss Sports Complex Baseball Field.

 At 5:00pm the men’s lacrosse team will be playing Hamilton College on the Prentiss Sports Complex Gordon Competition Field.

At 5:30pm in Taylor Hall 203 Bruce Anderson, Pima County Medical Examiner, will be presenting the lecture, “Coming to America: 20 Years of Deaths Along the Mexico-Arizona Border” as part of the lecture series “Social Justice in Question.” This event is sponsored by the Dean of the Faculty Office and is open to the public.

 At 7:00pm in the Kenyon Hall Frances Daly Fergusson Dance Theater, there will be the Vassar Repertory Dance Theatre Showcase. Reservations can be made at https://vassardance.tix.com/

Thursday, April 18

The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, open late on Thursdays.

The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center will have extended gallery hours, from 5:00 to 9:00pm, for the weekly event “Late Night at the Lehman Loeb.” At 6:00pm there will be two fifteen-minute presentations on works of art in the gallery, given by two Vassar College art majors. At 7:00pm there will be a poetry reading hosted by the Poughkeepsie Public Library, including both featured poets and a poetry open mic.

At 5:30pm in Taylor Hall, 203 historian David Woolner will give a lecture titled “FDR’s Last 100 Days: Setting the World on the Path to Peace.” This event is sponsored by the History Department.

Vassar professor Tomiko West and artist/educator Cannon Hersey ‘99

At 5:30pm in Rockefeller Hall 200, there will be a conversation between Hiroshima survivor and former Vassar professor Tomiko West and artist, organizer, and educator Cannon Hersey ’99. This event is sponsored by the Chinese and Japanese Department.



Friday, April 19

At 4:00pm the women’s lacrosse team will play RPI on the Prentiss Sports Complex Weinberg Turf Field.

 At 5:00pm in the College Center Old Bookstore Lower Level, there will be the VC Nature Reception.

At 6:00pm in the College Center 223 Multipurpose Room, the Vassar Jewish Union and the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life and Contemplative Practices will be hosting a traditional family-style Passover seder, including blessings, songs, and discussion. Those interested can sign up at http://bit.ly/SederVC19.

Saturday, April 20

At 9:00am there will be the Women’s Golf Vassar Invitational on the Outdoor Space Casperkill Golf Course.

 At 11:00am Spring Fest will take place on the Outdoor Space Joss Beach, featuring an egg hunt, bouncy house, face painting, and crafts. In the event of rain, Spring Fest will take place in the Walker Athletic Fieldhouse bays.

 At 12:00pm the baseball team will play Union College on the Prentiss Sports Complex Baseball Field.

 At 1:00pm the men’s lacrosse team will play Union College on the Prentiss Sports Complex Gordon Competition Field. 

At 1:00pm the women’s rugby team will play Manhattanville on the Outdoor Space Rugby Field at the Farm.

 At 1:30pm in the Skinner Hall Mary Anna Fox Martel Recital Hall there will be a senior recital featuring Olivia Lederman, mezzo-soprano.

 At 2:00pm the women’s lacrosse team will play Ithaca College on the Prentiss Sports Complex Weinberg Turf Field.

 At 4:00pm in the Skinner Hall Mary Anna Fox Martel Recital Hall there will be a senior recital featuring Sarah Frank, soprano, and Daniel Rosen, tenor.

 At 8:00pm in the Skinner Hall Mary Anna Fox Martel Recital Hall there will be a faculty recital featuring Robert Osborne, bass-baritone, and Gail Archer, organ.

Sunday, April 21

 At 9:00am there will be the Women’s Golf Vassar Invitational on the Outdoor Space Casperkill Golf Course.

 At 11:00am the men’s rugby team will play the Easter 7s Tournament on the Outdoor Space Rugby Field at the Farm.

Tuesday, April 23

At 1:00pm Dr. Lara Yeager-Crasselt, Vassar College Department of Art will be giving a gallery talk on Dutch and Flemish art in the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center.

At 6:00pm in the Main Building Gold Parlor, there will be the weekly Free for All Dinner, sponsored by the Episcopal Church of Vassar College through the Religious and Spiritual Life and Contemplative Practices Office. The dinner is free and open to all Vassar students.

At 6:00pm the women’s lacrosse team will play Bard College on the Prentiss Sports Complex Weinberg Turf Field.

At 6:00pm in Taylor Hall 203 the artist Yun-Fei Ji will be delivering the Claflin Lecture, sponsored by the Art Department.

Wednesday, April 24

 At 3:30pm in Rockefeller Hall 203, there will be a workshop for students interested in pursuing law school after graduation, sponsored by the Career Development Office.

 At 4:00pm the baseball team will play SUNY New Paltz on the Prentiss Sports Complex Baseball Field.

Beginning at 4:00pm in the College Center Villard Room will be the 20th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium of the Mid-Hudson Section of the American Chemical Society. The symposium will begin with a seminar by featured guest speaker Theodore Gray, author of The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe. The seminar is titled “The Periodic Table: Completing a Work of Ages.”

Rachel Pereira

At 4:30pm in Rockefeller Hall 203, there will be a panel and discussion with Rachel Pereira and Brittney Denley about their experiences as women of color working in the field of law. The event will be moderated by Lorice Rodney ’20 and is sponsored by the Women’s Center, the Career Development Office, Transitions, and SAVP.

 At 5:30pm in Taylor Hall 203, there will be a lecture titled “Indigenous Immigrants in an Age of Intolerance.” This lecture is sponsored by the Latin American and Latino/a Studies Program.

 At 5:30pm in the Bridge for Laboratory Sciences Indoor Cafe the ACS Undergraduate Research Symposium will continue.

Thursday, April 25

 The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center will have extended gallery hours, from 5:00 to 9:00pm, for the weekly event “Late Night at the Lehman Loeb.” At 6:00pm there will be two fifteen-minute presentations on works of art in the gallery, given by two Vassar College art majors.

At 5:30pm in Rockefeller Hall 200, there will be the 2019 Blegen Lecture, titled “Moral Injury and Resilience through a Stoic Lens: Homecomings for Iraq/Afghanistan Veterans.” The lecture will be given by Nancy Sherman, University Professor and Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University, and is cosponsored by the Departments of Greek and Roman Studies, International Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychological Science, and the Office of the President.

 At 5:30pm in the Sanders Classroom 212 Spitzer Auditorium Professor Lilla Crisafulli will give a lecture titled “Rewriting the Body, Reconstructing the World in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.” This lecture is sponsored by the English Department.

 At 7:00pm in Rockefeller Hall 200, there will be a screening of the film The Guardians, sponsored by the Environmental Studies Program.

Friday, April 26

The drawing “Saint Joseph” by Alexandre–Jean–Baptiste Hesse is part of the exhibition Era of Opportunity.

Beginning on April 26, the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center Temporary Exhibition Galleries will present an exhibition titled An Era of Opportunity: Three Decades of Acquisitions. The exhibition is a tribute to James Mundy, Vassar Class of 1974, upon his retirement as the Anne Hendricks Bass Director of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, a post he held for twenty-eight years. At 5:30pm in Taylor Hall 102, there will be a lecture by Susan Taylor, the Montine McDaniel Freeman Director of the New Orleans Museum of Art, followed by a reception in the Art Center Atrium.

At 7:00pm in the Kenyon Hall Frances Daly Fergusson Dance Theater, the Vassar FlyPeople will be presenting their spring dance show.

At 8:00pm in the Skinner Hall Mary Anna Fox Martel Recital Hall, there will be a concert featuring the Vassar College Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combos, directed by James Osborn.

At 8:30pm there will be the Environmental Studies Contra Dance, with the Walker Family Band, in the Environmental Cooperative Barn Multipurpose Room.

 Saturday, April 27

From 1:00 through 5:00pm there will be the Connecting Communities Festival and Thinking about College Program. From 1:00 to 1:50 there will be tabling, food, tour sign-ups, and remarks by Dean Alamo in the Bridge for Laboratory Sciences atrium. From 2:00 to 2:30 there will be college info sessions in Rockefeller Hall 200. From 3:30 to 4:30 there will be short talks given by campus and community members, as well as interactive tours of the museum, labs, and library. And at 4:30pm there will be closing activities, including live music.

At 12:30pm the men’s soccer team will have their Spring Game on the Prentiss Sports Complex Gordon Competition Field.

At 1:30pm in the Skinner Hall Mary Anna Fox Martel Recital Hall, there will be a senior recital featuring Alyssa Vilela, soprano 

At 7:00pm in the Kenyon Hall Frances Daly Fergusson Dance Theater, the Vassar FlyPeople will be presenting their spring dance show. 

At 8:00pm in the Skinner Hall Mary Anna Fox Martel Recital Hall, there will be a concert by the Vassar College Choir, conducted by Christine Howlett.

Sunday, April 28

At 3:00pm in the Skinner Hall Mary Anna Fox Martel Recital Hall, there will be a concert by the Vassar College and Community Wind Ensemble, conducted by James Osborn.

Tuesday, April 30 

Dr. Jonathan Gruber

At 5:00 in Taylor Hall Room 102, Dr. Jonathan Gruber will talk about his new book, Jump-Starting America: How Breakthrough Science Can Revive Economic Growth and the American Dream, co-authored with Simon Johnson. Dr. Gruber is the Ford Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was a key architect of both Romneycare and Obamacare. Dr. Gruber will talk about his new book, and copies will be available for purchase before and after the lecture. He will sign purchased books after the lecture. Sponsored by the Department of Economics.

At 6:00pm in the Main Building Gold Parlor, there will be the weekly Free for All Dinner, sponsored by the Episcopal Church of Vassar College through the Religious and Spiritual Life and Contemplative Practices Office. The dinner is free and open to all Vassar students.

Wednesday, May 1

At 3:00pm in the Environmental Cooperative Barn Multipurpose Room there will be an event titled “I Heart Nature,” a workshop on the apps iMapinvasive, iNaturalize, and eBird. This is the first of the “Spring NatureTime” event series. RSVP is required by April 24th; to RSVP, email ecologicalpreserve@vassar.edu.

 At 5:30pm in Rockefeller Hall 300, there will be the monthly meeting of the HV Open User’s Group, a group centered around open technologies.

Anna Deveare Smith

At 7:00pm at the Majed J. Nesheiwat Convention Center, formerly the Mid-Hudson Civic Center, actress and playwright Anna Deveare Smith will perform “Snapshots: Portraits of a World in Transition” as the centerpiece of the Vassar College Engaged Pluralism Initiative’s Semester of Storytelling. The performance will be followed by a Q&A session. General admission is free but requires reservations, which can be made at https://vassarpresents.tix.com/. This event is sponsored by Vassar College’s Engaged Pluralism Initiative, the Offices of the Dean of the Faculty, the Dean of the College, Student Growth and Engagement, and the American Studies Program, the Drama Department, the English Department, the Film Department, the Religion Department, the Vassar Student Association, the Social Consciousness Fund, the Philaletheis Society, the Majed J. Nesheiwat Convention Center, the Helen Forster Novy 1928 Fund, and Creative Arts Across Disciplines.

Thursday, May 2

The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center will have extended gallery hours, from 5:00 to 9:00pm, for the weekly event “Late Night at the Lehman Loeb.”

At 8:00pm in the Skinner Hall Mary Anna Fox Martel Recital Hall, there will be a concert by the Vassar College Chamber Ensembles, directed by Eduardo Navega.

 Friday, May 3

At 12:00pm in Rockefeller Hall 200, there will be a workshop titled “Budgeting and Renting 101,” focused on teaching students how to create a budget and allocate money both during the summer and after Vassar. This workshop is sponsored by the Career Development Office.

At 2:00pm in the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, there will be Storytime at the Museum, a 45-minute program for three- to five-year-olds, including a picture book, a minitour of the galleries, and a hands-on art project.

 At 4:00pm the women’s soccer team will play Marist College on the Prentiss Sports Complex Gordon Competition Field.

At 8:00pm in the Skinner Hall Mary Anna Fox Martel Recital Hall, there will be a concert by the Vassar College Orchestra, conducted by Eduardo Navega.

Saturday, May 4

Poughkeepsie Farm Project's Farm Fest and Plant Sale starts May 4.

From 9:00am to 3:00pm there will be the first day of the annual Farm Fest and Plant Sale at the Poughkeepsie Farm Project. The family-friendly event will include hands-on gardening activities and storytelling for children, farm tours, wildflower walks, food, and live music. The second day of the Farm Fest and Plant Sale will take place on Saturday, May 11.

 At 11:00am the men’s rugby alumni game will take place on the Outdoor Space Rugby Field at the Farm.

At 12:00pm the women’s rugby alumni game will take place on the Outdoor Space Rugby Field at the Farm.

Photos: FlyPeople, Holly Wilmeth; FLLAC Sculpture Garden, Lee Ferris; West and Hersey, courtesy of the subjects; Pereira, Karl Rabe; drawing, courtesy of the FLLAC; Gruber, L. Barry Hetherington; Smith, courtesy of the subject