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Castleton State College

Established 1787
Type: Public Liberal Arts
President: David S. Wolk
Dean: Joseph Mark
Faculty: 89
Students: 2,000
Undergraduates: 1,800
Postgraduates: 153
Location Castleton, Vermont, USA
(43.60778° N 73.17806° W)
Campus: small town
Colors: Green and white            
Nickname: Spartans
Website: http://www.castleton.edu

Castleton State College is a public liberal arts college located at Castleton in the U.S. state of Vermont. Castleton has an enrollment of 2000 students and offers more than 30 undergraduate programs as well as master’s degrees in education. Description: Photograph of Woodruff Hall at Castleton State College Source: Photograph taken by Jared C. Benedict on 01 July 2004. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... The Council of Presidents is the executive leadership body of the Vermont State Colleges (VSC), the governance organization for public colleges in the U.S. state of Vermont. ... In an educational setting, a dean is a person with significant authority . ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... For other uses, see Student (disambiguation). ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Castleton, Vermont The Old Chapel, Castleton, Vermont Castleton is a town located in Rutland County, Vermont. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... For other uses, see Green (disambiguation). ... This article is about the color. ... The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a university or college within the United States of America is the name officially adopted by that institution for at least the members of its athletic teams. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Liberal arts colleges in the United States are institutions of higher education in the United States which are primarily liberal arts colleges. ... Castleton, Vermont The Old Chapel, Castleton, Vermont Castleton is a town located in Rutland County, Vermont. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ...

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History and governance

Castleton State College was founded in 1787 with a charter from the Vermont General Assembly. It is the oldest college in Vermont, the fifth oldest in New England, following Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth and Brown, and the Eighteenth oldest in the United States. Castleton was founded as a grammar school, teaching Greek and Latin and helping to fulfill the Vermont Constitution's requirement of universal free education for Vermont's citizens. In 1867 the State Normal School was founded in Castleton. Normal school a term based on the French école normale supérieure, a school to educate teachers. For 30 years the Normal School was privately owned by Abel Leavenworth and his son Philip. In 1912 the State of Vermont purchased the property. In 1947 the Normal School became Castleton Teachers College. The Legislature of Vermont is the U.S. state of Vermonts legislative branch, seated at the states capital, Montpelier. ... The Vermont Constitution is the governing document of the U.S. state of Vermont. ... A normal school or teachers college is an educational institution for training teachers. ...


The College saw dramatic growth in students and its stature in the 1920s and 1930s under the direction of Caroline Woodruff. Woodruff modernized the school's curriculum, incorporating the theories of Vermont educator-philosopher John Dewey, especially his precepts of "learning by doing" and "learning by teaching." Caroline Woodruff hired staff with advanced degrees and broadened her students' exposure to the world by bringing people such as Helen Keller, Robert Frost, and Norman Rockwell to Castleton. A friend of Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt, Woodruff was the first woman and first Vermonter to become president of the National Education Association. With increased enrollment from men, intercollegiate athletics began in the 1950s. In 1962 Castleton joined other state supported colleges in becoming a part of the Vermont State Colleges, a consortium of five colleges governed by a common board of trustees, chancellor and Council of Presidents, each college with its own president and deans. Caroline Woodruff is an English voice-over artist and actor based in Stockport. ... John Dewey (October 20, 1859 – June 1, 1952) was an American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer, whose thoughts and ideas have been greatly influential in the United States and around the world. ... Helen Adams Keller (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968) was a deafblind American author, activist and lecturer. ... Robert Lee Frost (March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963) was an American poet. ... Norman Percevel Rockwell (February 3, 1894 – November 8, 1978) was a 20th century American painter. ... Anna Eleanor Roosevelt known as Eleanor (IPA: ; October 11, 1884 – November 7, 1962) was an American political leader who used her influence as an active First Lady from 1933 to 1945 to promote the New Deal policies of her husband, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, as well as taking a prominent... Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882–April 12, 1945), often referred to as FDR, was the 32nd (1933–1945) President of the United States. ... The Vermont State Colleges (VSC) is the U.S. state of Vermonts system of public colleges. ... The Council of Presidents is the executive leadership body of the Vermont State Colleges (VSC), the governance organization for public colleges in the U.S. state of Vermont. ...


Campus

The campus is bordered by Mechanic Street to the west, Glenbrook Drive to the East and is bisected by South Street. Seminary Street leads to the President's House after going past Wright House (Admissions), the Casella Fine Arts Center, Levenworth Hall and the Georgian Revival Woodruff Hall. Castleton incorporates a building known as the Old Seminary or Old Chapel, which was once the home of an unrelated medical college that operated from 1818 to 1862 and attracted students from around the world. At present the College is undergoing a series of major renovations. A new fitness center was built in 2004. Dorms and a science center are currently under construction.


The College's campus, portions of which are built in the Georgian Revival style, was featured in the sci-fi movie Time Chasers, which was spoofed in a classic episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000. The main character in this movie wears a Castleton tee-shirt through much of the film. More recently, and perhaps due to the cult popularity of the film and its MST3K treatment, the university bookstore has reissued the 1980's style shirts seen in the film.[1] Promotional poster for Time Chasers. ... Mystery Science Theater 3000, often abbreviated MST3K, is an American cult television comedy series created by Joel Hodgson and produced by Best Brains, Inc. ...


Athletics

The Castleton State Spartans compete in 18 NCAA Division 3 Varsity sports in the North Atlantic Conference. Castleton was also the 1963 NCAA Division 3 Men's soccer National Champions. Castleton will start a football team beginning in 2009. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division 3 is the fourth level in the league system of Swedish football and comprises 144 Swedish football teams. ... The North Atlantic Conference (NAC) is an athletic conference consisting of small-sized liberal arts colleges throughout the New England states of Vermont, Maine, and Massachusetts. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division 3 is the fourth level in the league system of Swedish football and comprises 144 Swedish football teams. ... Soccer redirects here. ...


See also

This List of colleges and universities in the United States includes colleges and universities in the U.S. that grant four-year baccalaureate and/or post-graduate masters and doctorate degrees. ... See Vermont state entry. ...

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