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BenningtonWorks: Admitted Students Day

Save the date: Sunday, April 14, 2019.

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8:00-9:00 am

Registration Breakfast
Newman Court & Greenwall Auditorium

9:00-9:45 am

Welcome Remarks
VAPA Greenwall Auditorium
Remarks by President Mariko Silver and Vice President for Enrollment Tony Cabasco.
Students Molly Dore, Michaela Brown, and Izzy Ioffreda from Kitty Brazelton’s Composing for the Choir class (Fall 18) perform their original works.  

10:00–11:15 am

In Motion, In Progress: Dance Works
VAPA Dance Studio E-303
Students creating new works for performance this term will show and discuss their current research.
Faculty moderator: Elena Demyanenko

Literature Out Loud: New Works
VAPA Martha Hill Dance Theater
Literature students in a variety of literature classes present works-in-progress.
Faculty moderator: Camille Guthrie

What Matters? Students Develop Public Action Projects
CAPA Symposium  
Projects are focused on topics that range from food and security to plastic pollution, first-generation college, cyber-security, and women’s rights.
Faculty moderator: Susan Sgorbati, Director of the Center for the Advancement of Public Action (CAPA)

An Exploration of Latino Identity through Music
Joaquin Contreras and band Jann Moreno & Sad Juan present their work.
Faculty moderators: Jonathan Pitcher and Kitty Brazelton

11:30 am-12:45 pm

Environmental Field Research at Bennington
Meet in Dickinson Reading Room
Accompany Bennington students and faculty on a short walk to learn how we are using our campus as a learning laboratory to study regional groundwater flow and environmental issues.
Faculty Moderators: Tim Schroeder and John Hultgren

Languages in Action
CAPA Symposium
Students working in a range of fields including Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish will present their original research, community outreach, study abroad, and life after Bennington.
Faculty moderator: Barbara Alfano

Advanced Work in Society, Culture, and Thought
Tishman Lecture Hall 
Students in Society, Culture, and Thought present their current research-in-progress.
Faculty moderator: Mirka Prazak

Open Rehearsal–The Place We Built
VAPA Lester Martin Theater
The Place We Built
, a tale of friendship, idealism, and coming of age, set against the backdrop of Hungary’s current terrifying slide into dictatorship, is written by Sarah Gancher '01 and directed by Jean Randich, with music arranged and directed by Bruce Williamson.
Faculty Moderator: Jean Randich

1:00-2:00 pm

Student Center

2:00-3:00 pm

Field Work Term Student Session
VAPA Martha Hill Dance Theater

Field Work Term Parent Session
Tishman Lecture Hall

2:00-4:00 pm

Student Life, Campus Safety, and Health Services
CAPA Courtyard and Design Labs 1 & 2

Clubs and Organizations: FLoW (first-generation, low-income, working-class), The Purple Carrot Farm (student led campus farm), Ultimate Frisbee, Queer club, and Comics club.
CAPA Faculty Lounge

3:00-4:00 pm

Senior Projects in Music
A community celebration of works-in-progress by seniors in music.
Faculty Moderator: Kitty Brazelton

4:00-5:00 pm

Admissions Farewell 
CAPA Symposium, Courtyard, Faculty Lounge, and Design Labs 1 & 2



10:00-11:00 am and 3:00-4:00 pm
Commons Tours
Flagpole (Every half hour)

10:30 am-4:00 pm
Campus Tours
Cricket Hill Admissions Office (Hourly)

All day

Art of Resistance: The Bennington College Poster Project
Commons South Fence
Students in Ann Pibal’s Art of Resistance exhibit recent work on Commons Construction Fence (Lawn Side)

4th Term Visual Art Reviews
Students focusing on Visual Arts will be installing their work in the hallways and galleries of VAPA throughout the day.

Marie Lorenz: Waterways
VAPA Usdan Gallery
Featuring videos and handmade boats from the artist’s explorations of waterways as revealing and surprising public spaces. 

Appointment Locations

Financial Aid | Barn 104
Field Work Term | Barn 112
Academic Services | Barn 120
Health Services | Student Health Center