Family Day October 11, 2014

Come enjoy a day full of academic offerings, cider pressing, a scrumptious community lunch, inspiring alumni, faculty, staff, and student presenters, the climbing wall—and more. Register now to join us on campus Saturday, October 11.

Finding last minute overnight accommodations during the height of foliage season can be difficult so you should secure lodging right away. Visit our Lodging Options for hotels, inns and B&Bs in the area. The detailed schedule below may have some last minutes changes, but it is very much what you can expect from this wonderful day on Potash Hill.

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8:30-11:30     Registration / Check-In; Whittemore Theater

9:30-10:00     Welcoming Remarks and Q&A with President Ellen McCulloch-Lovell; Whittemore Theater

10:15-11:00    Concurrent Sessions

  • Dalrymple 38    Logic Scavenger Hunt: Julie Rana (math fellow) and junior Gage Martin talk about their experience collaborating on a summer research project, then lead you on a mathematical scavenger hunt throughout the building. Winners get prizes, so come with your thinking caps on!
  • Library Reading Room    Writing at Marlboro: Gloria Biamonte (writing and literature), junior Sophie Gorjance, and sophomore Andrew Hart discuss how the Marlboro writing program prepares students for the Clear Writing Requirement.
  • Science 217    Building Gadgets with Microcontrollers: Jim Mahoney (computer science) and Alex Hiam, '13 will demo and discuss how the Ardiuno and similar devices have fueled the “maker” DIY (Do It Yourself) culture.

11:15-noon    Concurrent Sessions

  • Dalrymple 38    “When you call me that, smile"—Vigilantism and the American Narrative: John Sheehy (writing) and Robyn Manning-Samuels '14 explore the American vigilante narrative through westerns, actions movies, and modern day comic books through an overview of her final Plan presentation.
  • Ragle Hall    Making Music at Marlboro: Join music faculty Stan Charkey and Matan Rubinstein as they present two current juniors. John Ivers will discuss his recent composition and play an impressive recording of it performed by a professional quartet. Pianist Felix Jarrar will perform live and discuss Vallee d'Obermann by Franz Liszt (1811-1886.)
  • Appletree    Greening the Curriculum and the Campus—Environmental Studies and Sustainability at Marlboro: Learn about the new courses and experiential learning opportunities Marlboro has added with Kyhl Lyndgaard (environmental studies, literature, and writing). Freshman and Environmental Quality Assistant Jocelyn Mitchell will join Kyhl to look at sustainability initiatives aimed at food, transportation, and energy.

1:15-2:00     CAMPUS TOUR leaves from Admissions;  VIRTUAL TOUR of Marlboro College Graduate & Professional Studies programs in Admission lobby

11:30-2:00    Happenings on the Front Lawn

  • Fresh Cider Pressing
  • Caramel Apples
  • Cheese Tasting courtesy of the Brattleboro Food Co-op
  • Non-Degree Programs info table
  • Student Life info table

11:30-1:30    Lunch in the Dining Hall: Enjoy a screening of Northern Borders on the back wall while you eat. Film faculty Jay Craven’s new film is a production of the college’s Movies From Marlboro program in collaboration with Kingdom County Productions. It is available for sale in the Campus Store.

11:30-12:30  Garlic! Garlic! Garlic!: Come on down to the farm & greenhouse where farm managers and seniors Elizaveta Mitrofanova and Megan Stypulkoski will oversee the planting of next spring’s garlic crop. Hands on participation is welcome, or just stroll around. Check out the original building plans & construction display in the entry landing.

Noon-2:00    The Climbing Wall is Open: Wall stewardess and senior Kendall O’Connell and other student monitors will be on hand to help you try out the climbing wall. No one is too young or too old!

12:15-1:00    Concurrent Sessions

  • Gander World Studies Lounge    HERE and THERE:  An introduction to the wide range of study abroad opportunities supported by Marlboro College with Seth Harter (faculty director of world studies), Chelsea Ferrell (director of international services) and a few very-well-traveled students.
  • Library Reading Room    When Do Rights Become Unreasonable? Alumnus Aaron Kisicki '02 and Meg Mott (politics) will present their individual findings on the obstacles that some rights pose to renewable energy and due process.
  • Library 102    A Student's Journey—The Career & Life-Path Center:  Career Development Director Lindsay Guido will introduce you to CareerLink, Marlboro's Online Career Center. Junior Emma Jane and senior Sammy Joe will weigh in with how they’ve benefited with such resources as the Resume & E-Portfolio class.
  • Woodard Classroom    Groundbreaking Visual Arts at Marlboro:  Ground will be broken next month for the new 14,000-square-foot Snyder Center for the Visual Arts. Faculty members Cathy Osman and Tim Segar will give you a virtual tour. Zoe Holland, '14 joins in with an alum’s perspective on studying visual arts at Marlboro. Current students’ work will be on display.

1:15-2:00     CAMPUS TOUR leaves from Admissions;  VIRTUAL TOUR of Marlboro College Graduate & Professional Studies programs in Admission lobby

1:15-2:00    Concurrent Sessions

  • Dalrymple 42    Examining the Human Experience: Using attentive description vs. scientific explanation, William Edelglass (philosophy and environmental studies) and senior Aidan Keeva will explore the resources of phenomenological approaches to human experience.
  • Dalrymple 38    The Best Road Taken—Plan at Marlboro: Geraldine Pittman de Batlle (literature) and Beth Ruane (library director) explore the deep connection between Plan work and library resources. Junior Christian Lampart, senior Effie Loupakis and alumna Teta Hilsdon '87 join in with their perspectives.
  • Science 220/221    Skulls, Bones & Behavior: Jaime Tanner (biology) and senior Chandra Wade will guide a hands-on exploration of how the bones and skulls of humans and animals reflect specializations and shared evolutionary history.

1:15-2:00     CAMPUS TOUR leaves from Admissions;  VIRTUAL TOUR of Marlboro College Graduate & Professional Studies programs in Admission lobby

2:00-2:45    The Sweet Spot in and around the Dining Hall:  Marlboro College President Ellen McCulloch-Lovell invites you for delectable desserts and rockin’ to the infectious music of The Snaz. This rising local high school band was a finalist in Studio 360’s High School Battle of the Bands.

3:00-end    Soccer: Come cheer the team on against archrival Bennington College. Zimmerman Field

Drury Gallery open 9:00am-4:00pm  Backscatter: Between Here and There, an exhibit by photographer Tom Young. In underwater photography, the term “backscatter” refers to a situation in which external light, either from above or from the photographer’s strobe, illuminates the atmospheric particles between the lens and the subject, obscuring a clear view of the subject. Often perceived as a problem, Tom Young’s photography instead uses backscatter as both metaphor and subject—that very space living between the eye and the subject world in front of the camera. The sequencing in these works builds a non-linear visual narrative where the syntax is seen, and iconography of place provide context.

Campus Store open 10:00am-3:00pm

Potash Grill (in Campus Center) open 10:00am-midnight

Drinking Water locations: Marlboro uses alternatives to disposables whenever possible. You will receive a complimentary water bottle at registration. Please refill it from a fountain or bubbler in the following locations:

  • Campus Center
  • Dining Hall
  • Mather
  • Rice-Aron Library
  • Science Building
  • Serkin Center for Performing Arts
  • Whittemore Theater

The tap water from any faucet on campus is also excellent for drinking.