Vassar Student Association

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Fall Elections 2016

Information Session: Tuesday, September 6, 7pm (Location TBD)
Filing: Friday, September, 9, 12pm -- Wednesday, September 14, 12pm
Mandatory Candidate's Meeting: Wednesday, September 14, 5pm
Campaigning Begins immediately following the Candidate's Meeting
Campaigning Concludes: Monday, September 19, 12pm
Voting: Monday, September 19, 12pm --Wednesday, September 21, 12pm

About the VSA

Mission Statement

The VSA shall serve, represent, and promote the interests and welfare of the students of Vassar College. It shall encourage student representation and involvement in college decision-making and shall strive to enhance the quality of life and education for the students of Vassar College. It shall represent the opinions of the student body, serving as a communications conduit to the Faculty, Administration, Trustees, Alumnae/i, the local community and beyond. The VSA shall also sponsor, support, and be responsible for student organizations.

Meet the Executive Board

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VSA Committes

Much of the VSA's work is done in various committees. These committees discuss various issues dealing with campus, student, and academic life. All meetings (except for Finance) are open to all students.

Academics

Equity + Inclusion

Finance

First Year Programs

Health + Wellness

Operations

Organizations

Planning

Programming

Most meetings are in the VSA Office.

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Building Hours

LIBRARY

Monday – Thursday: 8:30am – 12:00am
Friday: 8:30am – 10:00pm
Saturday: 9am – 10:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am – 12:00am
After Hours Space: Open Sunday-Thursday Only

BOOKSTORE

Monday - Thursday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am – 3:30 pm
Sunday: Closed

ATHLETIC & FITNESS CENTER

Monday - Thursday: 6:00am - 10:00pm
Friday: 6:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday-Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm

ACDC

Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 3:30pm, 5:00pm - 8:30pm
Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am - 8:00pm

RETREAT

Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 11:00pm
Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm – 11:00pm

POST OFFICE

Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Poughkeepsie

SHUTTLE

Vassar offers a free shuttle bus service into Poughkeepsie, operated by the Leprechaun Lines company during the Fall and Spring semesters.

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NEIGHBORS

Poughkeepsie, the Arlington neighborhood, and Dutchess County are home to Vassar College. This is where our students spend four significant years of their lives. It's where our neighbors and employees live, work, raise families, and serve the community.

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FIELD WORK

Offered by most departments for academic credit, field work enables students to examine the way the theories and the practical experiences of a particular discipline interact. It provides opportunities for observation and participation which are not ordinarily available in classwork. Depending on their academic interests, students undertake internships in a variety of organizations and agencies in the local community and other places.

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Today at Vassar

  • Indecent Exposure Sketch Show
    10:00 PM to 11:00 PM - Sanders Classroom 212-Spitzer Auditorium Indecent Exposure, Vassar's all-female comedy group, presents our final show of the semester! This will be a show of comedic sketches, with much laughter by the audience. Two shows: 8pm and again at 10pm.This event is NOT open to the public.
  • Vastards Final Concert
    10:00 PM to 11:30 PM - Rockefeller Hall 200-Auditorium Vastards a cappella final full concert of the semesterThis event is NOT open to the public.
  • Indecent Exposure Sketch Show
    8:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Sanders Classroom 212-Spitzer Auditorium Indecent Exposure, Vassar's all-female comedy group, presents our final show of the semester! This will be a show of comedic sketches, with much laughter by the audience. Two shows: 8pm and again at 10pm.This event is NOT open to the public.
  • Tappy Holidays
    8:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Students' Building 2nd Floor MPR Come see 50 tap dancers of all levels tap up a storm at Tappy Holidays! We will perform to a live Vassar jazz band and free homemade baked goods will be served!
  • Final Concert: Beauty and the Beats
    8:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Rockefeller Hall 200-Auditorium A Cappella concert for Beauty and the Beats.This event is NOT open to the public.
  • Big Night In Hosts De-Stress Craft Night
    8:00 PM to 10:00 PM - College Center 223-Multi Purpose Room Big Night In is providing board games, card games, and arts and crafts supplies for people to take a study break in the CCMPR.
  • Uplifting Voices: Art Installation (Event canceled)
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - College Center College Ctr North Atrium Uplifting Voices: What Does Empowerment and Safety on Campus Look Like to You? An Art Display presented by RealTalk, YES (Yes for Equality and Safety for All Bodies), Vassar Women's Center and CARESGallery Opening 6-8pm, art will be hung in the College Center Dec. 9-17
  • Uplifting Voices: Art Installation (Event canceled)
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - College Center Villard Room Uplifting Voices: What Does Empowerment and Safety on Campus Look Like to You? An Art Display presented by RealTalk, YES (Yes for Equality and Safety for All Bodies), Vassar Women's Center and CARESGallery Opening 6-8pm, art will be hung in the College Center Dec. 9-17
  • AirCappella Winter Concert
    5:30 PM to 6:30 PM - Rockefeller Hall 200-Auditorium Fun, festive whistling extravaganza.
  • Swimming (M/W) Practice
    3:30 PM to 5:30 PM - Walker Field House Kresge Pool
  • Mindfulness: a spiritual practice
    3:00 PM to 3:20 PM - Library Quiet Room
  • Yoga w/Casey
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Athletics and Fitness Center 216-MultiPurpose Room
  • Tea Service
    3:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Main Building Rose Parlor Invite a friend to join you for an afternoon break and enjoy some tea and cookies as part of one of Vassar's traditions. Open to all in the Vassar community.
  • Fascial Fitness w/Vic
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Athletics and Fitness Center 216-MultiPurpose Room
  • Garden Party
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Rockefeller Hall 200-Auditorium Come brunch with Home Brewed in this fancy afternoon soiree of a final concert!This event is NOT open to the public.
  • Making the Most of Your Winter Break
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM - Rockefeller Hall 200-Auditorium Attend this hour-long lunch and learn to learn about resources and tips on how to make the most of your winter break. Leverage your time off to check off some career-related action items, get familiar with Vassar-specific resources that can assist you as you begin your internship and/or job search, and pursue opportunities that are a perfect fit for the winter break (job shadowing, informational interviews, volunteer work, etc.). Lunch will be served and advanced RSVP on VCLink is strongly encouraged to ensure that enough food is ordered!
  • Pilates w/ Teresa
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM - Athletics and Fitness Center 216-MultiPurpose Room
  • CBS Yoga Workshop
    12:00 PM to 2:00 PM - ALANA Center Multi Purpose Room This is a yoga workshop led by yoga instructor Sara Hart. In this workshop we will work on yoga poses, developing strength, and breathing techniques. This is a student of color affinity space.This event is NOT open to the public.
  • Universal Collection: A Mark Dion Project
    10:00 AM to 5:00 PM - Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center Atrium Gallery Exhibition: Universal Collection: A Mark Dion Project In spring 2016, the Art Center will host Mark Dion as Vassar artist-in-residence. Dion is a New York and Pennsylvania-based visual artist known for his “cabinets of curiosities” that incorporate found objects into site-specific installations. Dion will co-teach a course with anthropology professor Anne Pike-Tay, culminating in a work comprised of items drawn from the collections of the Art Center, Special Collections, and Vassar College Artifacts Project. This wealth of resources includes materials as diverse as nineteenth-century scientific instruments, Native American objects, Vassariana, examples of taxidermy, sculpture, geological specimens, and antique books. Dion writes, “For me it is always a personal pleasure treasure hunting for projects. Certainly we will uncover things never suspected.”The exhibition is generously supported by the Creative Arts Across Disciplines initiative of Vassar College, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; the Ralph E. Ogden Foundation; and the Friends of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center Exhibition Fund. Additional support provided by the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA).Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Atrium Gallery
  • Corall Causation: Reworking Narratives,
    10:00 AM to 6:00 PM - College Center Palmer Gallery Works by Vassar Studio Art StudentsArtists' Reception December 6, 5:00 - 6:30 pmJames W. Palmer III ”90 GalleryCollege Center, Vassar CollegePoughkeepsie, NY 12604For hours or information call (845) 437-5370Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations or information on accessibility should contact the Campus Activities (845) 437-5370

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