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News Marlboro College to Host Vermont Arts and Sciences Academy 2012 Intercollegiate Student Symposium

MARLBORO, VT – (Friday, April 6) – On Saturday, April 14, more than 40 scholars from six Vermont colleges will gather at Marlboro College for the Vermont Arts and Sciences Academy 2012 Intercollegiate Student Symposium. Students will travel from Castleton State College, Green Mountain College, Marlboro College, Norwich University, St. Michael’s College and the University of Vermont to share original academic work generated between summer 2011 and the present. The event is free and open to the public. 

The Vermont Academy of Arts and Sciences was organized in October 1965. Its mission is “ foster wider and more intensive participation in the arts, humanities and sciences within the State of Vermont, to make the values of these fields more accessible to the people of the State, and to stimulate achievement and promote excellence of instruction in these areas."

Kate Ratcliff, Marlboro professor of American studies and this year’s symposium orchestrator, says, “The conference is a wonderful opportunity for students from different institutions to share their interests with each other and a wider audience.”

Two sessions of presentations (Session I: 9:45-11:10 am, Session II: 11:20 am-12:45 pm) will be organized into panels of thematically related work, including the fields of history, literature, political science, math, psychology, dance, theater and visual arts. Of particular interest to local residents, four of the presentations will focus on different elements of Vermont history:

All presentations will take place on the Marlboro College campus (2582 South Road, Marlboro, VT). For more information, contact Marlboro College director of non-degree programs, Ariel Brooks (, 802-451-7118).

Marlboro College has offered undergraduate education in the liberal arts for 60 years, with 300 undergraduate students enjoying an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, a voice in governing the community and individualized courses of study on a 300-acre campus in the hills of southern Vermont. Marlboro College Graduate School offers master's degree programs for working adults in the areas of education, internet technologies, health care administration, non-profit administration and an MBA in Managing for Sustainability, with courses designed around small classes at the downtown Brattleboro campus complemented by online work and close collaboration.

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