VPA Spotlights
Cassils Delivers the Keynote Address Cassils Delivers the Keynote Address
The Brazilian Ensemble Opened the Convocation The Brazilian Ensemble Opened the Convocation
LaNia Roberts '18 Introduces VPA Dean Michael Tick LaNia Roberts '18 Introduces VPA Dean Michael Tick
VPA Dean Michael Tick VPA Dean Michael Tick
Andres Laguna '18 Delivers the Student Address Andres Laguna '18 Delivers the Student Address
Brooke Solan '19 Performs 'Someone to Watch Over Me' from 'Crazy for You' Brooke Solan '19 Performs 'Someone to Watch Over Me' from 'Crazy for You'
The cast of 'Crazy for You' Performs 'Slap That Bass' The cast of 'Crazy for You' Performs 'Slap That Bass'
Gerald Brown '18 Introduces Cassils Gerald Brown '18 Introduces Cassils
Drama Students Cheer on Their Classmates Drama Students Cheer on Their Classmates
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This fall the College of Visual and Performing Arts hosted its first-ever fall convocation for students, faculty, and staff. Organized at the request of students, the convocation gave the VPA community the opportunity to come together and celebrate its accomplishments while also looking forward to the year ahead.

Convocation featured a keynote address by Cassils, a visual artist who engages with the body as a form of social sculpture. Student speakers included Syracuse University Senior Class Marshal Gerald Brown ’18 of the School of Art, who introduced Cassils; VPA Senior Class Marshal Andrés Laguna ’18 of the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies, who delivered the student address; and VPA Senior Class Marshal LaNia Roberts ’18 of the School of Art, who opened convocation and introduced Dean Michael Tick. The audience was treated to performances by Samba Laranja, the Brazilian Ensemble in the Setnor School of Music, and the cast of the Department of Drama’s production of Crazy for You.