In this workshop, we will show you how to access the job search resources that our office has developed specifically for GMC students. Learn how to access the GMC JobLink, the GMC Student Internship Database, the GMC Alumni Career Network, the GMC Job Connection and the GMC Job/Internship Online Resource List. Wednesday, Dec. 7 from 1-2 p.m. in Booth Lounge.
Green Mountain College’s newly chartered student chapter of The Wildlife Society headed to Raleigh, N.C. to The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting October 15-19. Here, Doug Bishop ’17, Sara Lucas ’17, Paola Fernandez ’17, Tynazha Jones ’17, and Ashley Leemans ’18 participated in a number of student activities, including the annual Quiz Bowl, going up against 26 national colleges and universities. The students participated in several field trips, workshops and networking events.
On Wednesday, November 30 at 6 p.m. in the East Room, meet Rachael Miller, executive director of the Rozalia Project for a Clean Ocean and captain of the 60-foot oceanographic research vessel American Promise. She will be speaking the problem of plastic pollution in our oceans. Learn about the hazards of plastics in our oceans and learn what you can do to alleviate the problem. For more info about the project visit rozaliaproject.org.
Comedian Janice Perry laughs us through her vibrant retrospective of social criticism and political satire, touching on subjects from Marilyn Monroe, a few Gulf Wars, high fashion, erotica, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Robert Mapplethorpe’s naked men and censorship. In an evening that’s been described as “part roller coaster ride, part demolition derby,” Janice embodies U.S. American cultural history from 1981 to the present, laughing all the way. She includes documentation video clips from past work to introduce live performance pieces that are provocative and remarkably relevant. Janice’s visit is made possible through a Delicate Balance project aimed at giving more visibility and representation for women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQA+ community. Thursday, December 1 at 7 p.m. in the Gorge. For more information, please contact Maggie Parson at email@example.com
Sponsored by a generous grant from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, the Fish and Wildlife Techniques class, led by professors Valorie Titus (natural resource management) and Jim Harding (natural resources management), journeyed to Benezette, Penn. to learn about the Pennsylvania elk herd and the management behind this successful program. Students were guided by Tim Foster, senior regional director for the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, who introduced the class to the region’s beautiful elk viewing areas. The class was also fortunate to meet and chat with local biologists and conservation officers on how they work with the elk, education, tourism and hunting throughout the year.
In welcoming newcomers to our community, there may be questions left unanswered in our minds. Join us for this lecture-based discussion titled: “Welcoming Syrian Refugees: Religion & Violence, the Zero-Sum Game Fallacy, and Responses to the Presidential Election.” Among the questions we will explore:
“Is religion the root of the world’s conflicts? Why are religion and violence so closely linked?”
Led by professors Steven Fesmire (philosophy) and Natalie Coe (biology).
“How does it feel being a Muslim first arriving in the U.S.?”
Led by students Shamim Amiri from Afghanistan and Marjuk Ahmad from Bangladesh
“Will bringing in new people take away healthcare and educational opportunities, reduce jobs, and place a burden on the tax system? How do we move forward after the presidential election?”
Led by professors Laird Christensen (English and environmental studies) and Steven Fesmire.
This event, co-hosted by Thanh Nguyen ’17 and the campus UNICEF Initiative, will be held in the East Room from 3-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16. The event is free and open to the general public.
Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States with over 5.4 million Americans currently diagnosed. GMC student Jade Melito will be discussing recent scientific research and its implications towards the future outlook of Alzheimer’s disease on Friday, December 2nd from 11-12 p.m. in the Dickgeiser room located on the lower floor of Griswold Library. The cognitive disease will be examined through a physiological, psychological, and behavioral lens while analyzing current treatment methods and clinical trials.
The GMC chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine invite members of the GMC community to hear performance poet, writer and organizer Remi Kanazi discuss his book Before the Next Bomb Drops: Rising up from Brooklyn to Palestine on Thursday, November 17 at 7 p.m. in the Gorge. “Remi Kanazi’s poetry presents an unflinching look at the lives of Palestinians under occupation and as refugees scattered across the globe. He captures the Palestinian people’s stubborn refusal to be erased, gives voice to the ongoing struggle for liberation, and explores the meaning of international solidarity.”
Christine Schultz and Marc Deloach, a husband-wife team of self-taught artists, make their living making amazing things from found objects. In their first two months as artists-in-residence at Green Mountain College, they’ve been inspired by the beauty and materials of the Vermont landscape. Much of the work in this show, on display now at the Feick Fine Arts Center, was made from reclaimed local materials in the last few weeks. The bed, bench, dining table, lap tables, painted fish and slate paintings are all from salvaged materials found on campus or within a few miles of Poultney. Christine painted landscapes based on her local photographs using the Feick as her studio space. Marc built his pieces at the REED workshop. “We hope the show gets you thinking about what you can create from what’s at hand,” the artists say. The opening reception on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 4-7 p.m. at the Feick Gallery features live music, food and drink. The show is up until Nov. 15th. Gallery hours are Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. Free and open to the public.
Darryl Benjamin is teaching “5010: Contemporary Food Systems,” a graduate-level course in the College’s Master of Sustainable Food Systems (MSFS) program – and he’s recently published a book titled Farm to Table: The Essential Guide to Sustainable Food Systems for Students, Professionals, and Consumers. The book was published by Chelsea Green and co-authored by Lyndon Virkler, dean of education at the New England Culinary Institute. “I am thrilled that the MSFS program continues to attract thought leaders in sustainable food systems for the benefit of our students and the food system changes they are leading in their own communities,” commented prof. Robin Currey, director of the MSFS program. Praise for the book includes this rave from Peter Hoffman, chef and owner of Savoy and Back Forty restaurants: “What took me twenty years to figure out, you can learn by spending several hours with Darryl and Lyndon’s terrific book. Succinct without being superficial, yet in-depth without being wonkish, Farm to Table is an invaluable tool for chefs who are curious about food beyond the edge of their plates.”