All College Days, February 22-24, 2016
Vassar celebrates All College Days each year to bring all members of the campus community together for interaction and reflection.
All College Day Schedule and Workshops
Monday, February 22
All College Days Opening Reception
Food and informal social to kick-off All College Days! Open to students and employees. Also, pick up a schedule of events.
Tuesday, February 23
Soup and Substance
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Staff, faculty, students and administrators are invited to join conversations about All College Day(s). We serve the soup; you bring the substance—ideas, thoughts and reflections. The atmosphere will be relaxed, so stay as long as you can. Facilitated by CLRG members.
All College Days Dialogues and Workshops
Using Contemplative Practices to Navigate Life at Vassar
During this 1 ½ hour workshop we will discuss some of the contemplative practices currently being used in academic settings and explain how certain practices can be helpful for maintaining one’s sense of balance and connectedness. Together we will learn and practice walking meditation, reflect on how we might take better care of ourselves, and help others through the use of contemplative practices.
Facilitators:Wayne Assing, Assistant Director of the Vassar College Counseling Service; Sharon Parkinson, Senior Analyst of Prospect Development and Research, Vassar College Office of Alumnae/i Affairs and Development
Building Brave Classrooms
5:30pm - 7:00pm
College Center, MPR
What does a non-violent classroom look like? In this dialogue we will engage with and against the hierarchies that are constructed within the college classroom and begin to name the dynamics that reproduce oppresive structures and relationships which may sometimes even occur within the space of courses which seek to dismantle them. In committing to building brave classrooms, we seek to tap into the otherwise possibility of an education which liberates.
A dialogue for students, facilitated by students from the Vassar College Dialogue Center
Wednesday, February 24
All College Days Campus Gathering
11:30am - 3:00pm
Table exhibits from student groups, offices/departments, committees, etc. in the North Atrium and on the second floor of the College Center. Also, learn more about the work of CLRG and All College Days history and goals.
Table Exhibits: Africana Studies/Arabic Club, ALANA Center, Campus Life Resource Group (CLRG), Campus Life & Diversity Office, Counseling Services, Creative Arts Across Disciplines (CAAD), Divest VC, Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Exploring Science Program, Health Service, Jewish Studies Program, Non-Alcholic Programming Committee, Office of Sustainability, Religious & Spiritual Life, Sexual Assault and Violence Prevention (SAVP) Program, Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), The Climate of Vulnerable Spaces (an ENST/THESIS), The Environmental Cooperative at Vassar Barns, The Vassar Fund, Vassar Catholic Community, Vassar Christian Fellowship (VXF), Vassar College Urban Education Initiative, Vassar Experimental Garden, Vassar Jewish Union, Vassar Just Food, Vassar Zine Library, and VCEMS
CIE Diversity and Inclusion Conversation Cafe
3:30pm - 5:30pm
The Committee on Inclusion and Excellence will host a campus-wide interactive workshop to provide an opportunity for attendees to work in small groups, engage in guided conversations regarding the work of CIE, and provide feedback to the committee. Led by CIE as an All College Days event.
All College Days Closing Reception
Hors d’oeuvres, food and beverages.
Hosted by the Dean of the College, President’s Office and CLRG
About All College Days
All College Days is an annual event planned by the Campus Life Resource Group, a committee of students, staff, faculty, and administrators. It is made possible through collaborations within the Dean of the College Division, among students and other offices. One goal of the event is to create open and honest dialogue on matters of campus life. Questions and comments may be shared at any time by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org or in the Campus Life and Diversity Office (Main, N-163). Please call (845) 437-5426 if you have questions or want more information.
This year's All College Days occurs on February 22 - 24.
2015 – Self and Community Care
2014 – (un)silencing voices
2013 – Race, Privilege, Power
2012 – Engaging Campus Tensions
2011 – Sesqui 1861 – 2011 Perspectives
2010 – Bridging The Gaps
2009 - Hearing All Voices
2008 – Be The Change
2007 – Building Community at Vassar: What’s Next?
2006 – Beyond the Gate: Vassar and Poughkeepsie…a day of open and honest campus dialogue about our relationship with Poughkeepsie
2005 – Finding Common Ground at Vassar: Identity • Community • Politics
2004 – Race at Vassar: A Year-long Conversation
2003 – Bursting the Bubbles: Building A Community That Works For Everyone
2002 – A day to discuss issues of community and to explore our individual and collective responsibility in promoting a stronger, inclusive community for everyone.
2001 – Community at Work, Working at Community “A day to examine issues of diversity at Vassar and our individual and collective responsibilities in promoting positive community for all.” – President Fergusson