Campus Current Featured in the Miscellany News!

December 7th, 2011

The Campus Current is featured in an article this week in the Miscellany News, Vassar’s campus newspaper.  This week’s issue will be available around campus beginning Thursday, December 8th, but you can catch a sneak peek on their website: http://www.miscellanynews.com/2.1579/campus-current-offers-forum-for-discussion-1.2681209#.Tt_-864mC8E.  As always, if you’re interested in being involved with radio journalism, e-mail Rachel at newsdirector@wvkr.org.  The Campus Current’s last show of the semester was December 6th, but tune in Tuesday, January 31st at 5 p.m. for our first show of the spring semester!

Radio at Vassar

October 28th, 2011

If you haven’t checked out Vassar’s homepage yet this year, it’s high time to visit www.vassar.edu.  In honor of the college’s 150th anniversary, the website homepage has featured a new photograph every day with a link to more information about what event or historical period that photo represents.  WVKR was featured the other day when a photo from the 1940s graced the homepage, showing students working together on the “Radio Workshop Committee.”  Check out the photo here:http://www.vassar.edu/archives/2011/10/17.  For more information about WVKR’s history, visit the Vassar encyclopedia here: http://vcencyclopedia.vassar.edu/organizations-events-activities/vassar-radio-wvkr-fm.html.

-Sarah Scott ’12, Program Director

Tune in to the second episode of the Campus Current!

October 25th, 2011

Hey guys, Rachel, the news director, here. This year (and hopefully for many years to come!) WVKR is producing an hour-long, biweekly show about campus news, organizations, and events that alternates with our good pals, Dead Hare Radio. That means that every other Tuesday at 5pm you can tune in and hear a diverse collection of segments that attempt to capture a glimpse of things happens at Vassar that are interesting, unique, fun, inspiring, creative, and many many more adjectives.

Before October break we talked with Thea Ballard, about her field work at a gallery in New York City, Kaylee Knowles, the head of the Vassar Feminist Alliance, and Zoe Van Buren, who spent the last summer in Alaska on an URSI fellowship. This week, on October 25th, we’re discussing Occupy Wall Street, the involvement of Vassar student’s in various capacities, and what this means for us as Vassar Students in a general sense.

On November 8th, we’re focusing on education and activism, with a summary of the lecture entitled “Education Under Siege: Race, Poverty, and the Mania of Testing in our Public Schools” given by Jonathan Kozol, the author of Savage Inequalities: Children in America’s Schools, in the Chapel on November 3rd at 5:30 pm. We will also speak with graduating seniors, pursuing careers in educations, as well as speak with members of the Vassar After School Tutoring program.

On November 22nd, we have a show that is celebrating and complicating Thanksgiving. We will speak with Professor Molly McGlennan and students in the Native American Studies correlate program about indigenous peoples in America, as well as have WVKR DJ Carly, who does a storytelling show from 11am-12pm on Wednesdays, curate a series of Thanksgiving stories and memories.

We hope that at least something up there piques your interest, but more importantly, we’re also interested in you participating beyond just listening. If you have an idea for a show or interview, an organization doing interesting work, a professor writing a cool book, a student doing something extraordinary, let us know. Feel free to email me at newsdirector@wvkr.org if you had a great idea, or even if you’re interested in helping out. We’re hoping this can be outlet that both covers the many wonderful things happening on campus, but also for any budding radio journalists ready to get in on the action.

Hopefully in the near future we will have the prerecorded segments of the show available for streaming and download, as well as more information about our guests. In the mean time, every other Tuesday, 5-6pm, listen in!

Kool Meditations says ‘It’s Christmastime in August!’

April 13th, 2011

Christine Williams from Kool Meditations is trying to get the word out about Christmas in August and an offer by our local McDonald’s.  According to this flyer, Christmas in August helps get back-to-school supplies for children in need.  Bring this flyer to the Main Street Poughkeepsie McDonald’s on special days (listed on the flyer), and 10% of McDonald’s proceeds will go to Christmas in August.  There’s some prizes, too.  Anyway, if you’re interested you can check out the flyer.  Have fun and help your community!