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Gearing up for WAVU

Posted by on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 in news, professional development.

Protein Modeling, with 3-D glasses!

It has been about a month since the last student left Vanderbilt Summer Academy, the last of the VSA detritus has been rehoused in the Department of Mysteries (what we call the storage room), and we are nearly finished compiling all the data from our student evaluations. We listen to our students and staff, which is probably why VSA keeps getting bigger and better every year.

But we do a lot more than VSA! Have you ever heard of WAVU (“wah-voo”)? Think of it as VSA over the weekend. Students spend Saturday and Sunday taking accelerated courses from Vanderbilt professors and  Ph.D. students, hang out with Vanderbilt students who help supervise our residential activities, and make new friends or sometimes catch up with old ones.

Now, some of you might be asking, “Who would want to take extra school on the weekends?” The answer is, “A lot of people!” Our courses have waiting lists every year. Because WAVU takes place during the academic year, we have a limited number of classrooms and beds (WAVU students stay in the historic Scarritt Bennet Center, which is just a short walk from the Peabody Campus). We have already started taking applications for fall and spring WAVU. This year, you can apply for both sessions at the same time (and save a bit on the application fee). Several of our classes are about to fill up. So, if you were planning on applying, it is probably a good idea to do it sooner rather than later.

  • Fall WAVU is October 26-27
  • Spring WAVU is February 22-23

We have some great courses lined up this year! Check our website to learn more about them and to see what is available. We hope to see you soon!

Engaging classes during the day…

…fun and new friends at night!

Do you WAVU?

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