Max the Cat

Max the Cat walks along a wall on the Vermont State University Castleton Campus.

This past weekend, Max the Cat, received an honorary degree as a “Doctor in Litter-ature” from Vermont State University.

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Three Vermont State University Students stand together on a red carpet.

Vermont State University Lyndon students shone brightly as they took center stage at the inaugural Lyndees Awards, an evening dedicated to celebrating outstanding achievements within the campus community. Held on April 29, the event brought together students from diverse programs to honor their peers for their remarkable contributions.

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Vermont State University (VTSU) reported a 13 percent increase in the number of students enrolled in its electrical and plumbing apprenticeship programs this year—up from 726 last year to 822. Efforts to grow the program come in response to acute workforce shortages in both sectors. Students in the programs work for local employers during the day and study a few nights a week, earning wages as they increase their skills.

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Cherished Lyndon musical tradition honors the legacy of Music Business & Industry student performer and songwriter Jacob “Jake” Gregg.

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A partial solar eclipse.

Hundreds of high school students from around New England will travel to the Lyndon campus of Vermont State University (VTSU) to view the solar eclipse.

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The winning team of the Vermont State Bridge Building Competition all dressed in blue holding the remnants of their popsicle stick bridge.

Hosted in Judd Hall on Vermont State University’s (VTSU) Randolph Center Campus, today marked the 10th almost-annual Middle School Popsicle Stick Bridge Building Competition (minus two COVID years), bringing together 110 middle school students from 8 schools throughout Vermont.

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The certificate program will provide training in a range of cutting-edge 3D technologies, and prepare Vermonters for the rapidly expanding pool of professions adopting 3D applications. The program includes three courses – 3D imaging, 3D modeling, and 3D printing – that can be taken in any order and that will provide a comprehensive perspective on 3D technology. 

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Vermont State University will welcome students from Vermont’s Career and Technical Education centers to the Randolph campus on Tuesday, March 26, for an event designed to introduce them to different tracks to entering the building industry. 

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The Vermont Animation Festival welcomes notable creators Dustin Grella and Dan Bandit (a.k.a. Ghostshrimp) to the ninth annual festival March 22-23, 2024, hosted by Vermont State University Lyndon in partnership with Catamount Arts.

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The Vermont Arts Council Spotlight Gallery is hosting a virtual exhibit of films from March 1-April 30 created by students in the Cinema & Production concentration within VTSU’s B.A. in Communications program; a virtual artist talk will be held March 8, 5-6 p.m.

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“On behalf of Vermont State University (VTSU), we are delighted to congratulate our partners at GlobalFoundries (GF), who recently received $1.5 billion in planned direct funding from the U.S. Department of Commerce as part of the U.S. CHIPS and Science Act. This investment will help GF to expand and create new manufacturing capacity at their Essex Junction, Vermont facility to increase their capabilities to securely produce more essential chips for automotive, internet, aerospace, defense and other vital markets in Vermont. The funding will also enable GF to update its Vermont facility.”

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The view of a pond from the top of a mountain at sunrise.

The Vermont State University fall 2023 Dean’s List and President’s List recipients.

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A popsicle stick bridge buckles under pressure of a machine at the Vermont State University bridge building competition.

Vermont State University will welcome middle school and high school students to the Randolph campus for the 10th annual Popsicle Stick Bridge Building Competition on March 14 and 28! 

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The Vermont Animation Festival welcomes animator and documentary filmmaker Dustin Grella as the Keynote Speaker for the March 22-23, 2024 festival hosted by Vermont State University Lyndon in partnership with Catamount Arts.

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A group of three students walking in the snow on a Vermont State University campus.

The U.S. Department of Education recently awarded VTSU $1.9 million dollars over four years through the Rural Postsecondary and Economic Development program—the latest is a series of welcome grants obtained by VTSU.

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