Last month 12 students in GMC’s Model United Nations Club traveled to New York City and the UN building to represent the College and the country Kyrgyzstan. The National Model United Nations Conference included 7,200 students from around the world. As has become quite common with Green Mountain College delegations at this event, the GMC group was awarded the honor of Distinguished Delegation. Congratulations to team members including (from left to right): Evan Smith ’16, Seraphina Mallon-Breiman ’16, Salima Mahamoudou ’16, Chris Nielsen ’16, Katelyn Mann ’18, Miles Linsmith ’16, Christina Guarin ’18, Bailey Anne Grebbin ’18, Taylor Benner ’19, Maggie Ganguly-Kiefner ’16, Andy Gansenberg ’16 and Helen Yao ’19.
On April 1, eight GMC students, Lindsey Pekurny ’16, Megan Muller ’16, Leora Mattison ’16, Eliza Hubbell ’16, Tynazha Jones ’17, Sara Lucas ’17, Paola Fernandez ’17, and Kaitlin Dunley ’17, along with prof. Valorie Titus (natural resources management), traveled to Camp Blue Diamond near State College, Penn., to attend The Wildlife Society’s Northeast Section Student Conclave. Participants traveled down a long, bumpy road into the middle of a vast state forest where they were greeted by choruses of spring peepers and students from natural resources schools across the Northeast. The first evening consisted of a student mixer and a wonderful keynote presentation providing advice for students who want to enter the Natural Resources field. The following day, students participated in a number of technical workshops, ranging from turtle radiotelemetry, to rocket netting, to grant writing, to wildlife photography. The event culminated that night with the annual Quiz Bowl. The GMC team of Lindsey, Megan, Leora, and Paola started strong with victories over Framingham State and Central Michigan University. They lost a tough one to Penn State Main Campus, but were able to overcome that loss with a victory over University of Maine for the third place rank.
The College Programming Board and the Office of Student Involvement are excited to announce that Brother Ali w/ DJ Last Word will be performing for Spring Concert on April 23! Brother Ali is a highly respected Hip Hop artist, speaker and activist from Minneapolis. His resume includes six critically acclaimed albums, mentorships with Iconic Hip Hop legends Chuck D and Rakim and performances on late night talk shows with Conan O Brien and Jimmy Fallon. He’s been the subject of Al-Jazeera and NPR pieces and was a keynote speaker at this year’s Nobel Peace Prize Forum. Brother Ali’s latest album “Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color” is his manifesto on the political, socioeconomic and cultural suffering in modern American life, as well as a declaration of hope and possibility for a brighter future. Free tickets are available for students and one guest depending on availability. On April 5, tickets will be available for faculty and staff. Tickets are available for alumni and community members for $15 as pre-registration. On April 23 (the day of the concert), if tickets are still available, non-students will be charged $20 per ticket.
In this interactive workshop, students will learn ways to properly identify with and communicate with their professors. As a group, we will discuss different scenarios in which communication with a faculty member may be necessary and what tips, tools and knowledge will be needed in order to have successful interactions. Wednesday, April 13 from 1-2 p.m. in Dickgeisser Room 001.
Students in the Renewable Energy: Technology Applications class this semester have developed a proposal for campus microgrid project. The project would channel energy generation to one building (Withey) to provide a community center for medical care, shelter, and food production in the event of an unplanned disaster. The presentation will be in the East Room on Wednesday, April 27 at 6 p.m.
GreenMAP will host an information meeting about becoming a Wilderness Challenge/GreenMAP leader on Thursday April 21, at 6:30 p.m. in the GreenMAP office in Withey. Students will learn about the types of trips GreenMAP offers, the training opportunities and requirements, benefits of being a GMAP leader (pro-deals, access to certification courses, and more) details about leading a Wilderness Challenge trip, and the cooperative adventure philosophy GreenMAP utilizes.
Come pull invasive plant species from the Natural Areas the morning of Earth Fair with the Native Plants Land Manager. Volunteers should wear close-toed shoes and gloves if they wish. If the garlic mustard is up, we will be snacking on (cooked and cleaned) garlic mustard pesto.
This is a community effort to clean several segments of the Poultney River and its banks. Kayaks and/or canoes will be available for use! Meet at the Poultney River rope swing April 18 at 1 p.m. The cleanup session will last until 2:30.
Hannah Richard hosts her senior show “Day Dreams about Night Things”
in Surdam Gallery from April 15-April 29. Come to her opening reception Friday, April 15, from 5-7 p.m.
Any students interested in law and policy are encouraged to join Pre-law Programs director Chris Brooks for an information session on Thursday, April 14 at 12:15 p.m. in the Gorge Atrium. This will be an informal meeting where we discuss and answer questions about the pre-law programs available here at GMC, including the “pre-law certificate” and the “dual-enrollment program” with Vermont Law School. Pizza and refreshments will be served!