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Friday, April 29, 2011

Norwich University hosts annual Vermont Academy of Arts and Sciences Spring Student Symposium

For Immediate Release
April 29, 2011

Contact: Daphne Larkin
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Norwich University will host this year’s Vermont Academy of Arts and Sciences (VAAS) 2011 Intercollegiate Student Symposium on Saturday, April 30 from 9 a.m. to noon.

The event provides college students a forum to present original work in any area of the arts, humanities, social sciences and sciences.

During the symposium, 33 students from Norwich, Castleton State College and the University of Vermont will present topics in biology, psychology, history, political science, English and anthropology. Each student has 15 minutes to present and 5 minutes to answer questions.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for college students throughout the state not only to present their own works, but to find out what is happening at other schools,” said Dr. Lauren Howard, NU professor of Biology and VAAST trustee.

Each year the symposium is held at a Vermont College; this is the fourth time that Norwich has hosted it.

This event is free and open to the public.


Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army. Norwich University is the oldest private military college in the United States of America and the birthplace of our nation's Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu