On March 13, 2024

Be a Castleton University student, for a day

Courtesy VTSU

Ross Conrad, former president of the Vermont Beekeepers Association, will lead a session on beekeeping during Castleton’s 1-Day University on Saturday, March 23.


Free opportunity for the community by the community

Castleton University is hosting a new event: A 1-Day University.

Free and designed for the greater Rutland community, the inaugural event will take place on Saturday, March 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the VTSU Castleton Campus.

Registration opened Monday, March 11, and over 100 people signed up within the first few hours of the offering.

The one-day event is aimed at bringing the community together to explore, enjoy and learn.

There will be presenters — neighbors, students, and faculty — who will share their passions and expertise. The subjects will span a wide variety from fiber arts, biking tips and 3D scanning to public speaking, international folk dancing, yoga and living off the grid. Sessions are 50 minutes long and people can sign up for as many sessions as they like.

Lunch can be purchased in town or in the university cafeteria with more time to meet and chat.

1-Day University is a free — the attendees do not pay and the presenters do not get paid. The goal is simply to bring community members from the greater Rutland County together and for everyone to be inspired, enlightened and entertained, to discover new ideas and interests — and have a great time doing it. Plus no tests or grades — just the pure joy of learning!

1-Day University is organized by the Castleton Bridge Initiative and the VTSU Castleton Student Government Association.

Registration and a list of classes is now open at: bit.ly/Castleton1DayU.

(Register ASAP to secure a spot!)

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