Snacks will be sold for $2 or less to support The Wildlife Society and UNICEF at GMC on April 20. Profits will be used to help The Wildlife Society’s Fall 2016 Hike-A-Thon and UNICEF’s TAP Water Project. Select a snack anytime from 11 a.m-4 p.m. in the Withey lobby on April 20. For more information contact Megan Muller at email@example.com
The Sustainability Office is now recruiting volunteers to participate in GREEN MOVE OUT at the end of the semester. Green Move Out is a campus-wide program that aims to collect and redistribute items left behind by students at the end of the semester that would otherwise be sent to the landfill. Not counting recycling, compost or e-waste, the total material diverted from the landfill throughout the week averages 6,000 lbs. Do you have an interest in waste diversion? A deep desire to contribute to the sustainability initiatives on your campus? Some friends that you want to hang out with before they graduate and move across the country? A closeted shopping addiction that could be easily satisfied by having first dips on a bunch of cool clothes, gear, games, technology, appliances, and anything else your classmates decided to leave behind? A Green Job Corps Volunteer position could be the ideal way for you to kick off your summer! A limited number of positions are available. Please contact Ryan Ihrke at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Dr. Jonathan Spiro, dean of humanities and social sciences at Castleton University, is the 2016 Dimensions Sophomore Lecturer. Dr. Spiro will deliver his presentation “The Triumph of Nature: Scientific Racism in America” April 12, at 7 p.m.in Ackley. He holds a BA in French history from UCLA, his MA in American studies from Pepperdine University, and his PhD in history from U.C. Berkeley. He has been at Castleton since 2002, where he has taught courses on politics, race, slavery, the conservation movement, the ancient Maya, and the nature-nurture debate. Dr. Spiro is recognized as one of the leading authorities on the eugenics movement; reviewers have stated that his book on the subject Defending the Master Race is a “brilliant,” “chilling,” and “near-miraculous feat of scholarship” that “should be mandatory reading for all Americans.” When not on campus, Spiro can be found at Superstar doing 360s. (Okay: 180s.) (Actually, he’s way too old to do tricks.)
Prof. Kevin Bubriski (fine art) will make a presentation on his book Look Into My Eyes Saturday, April 16 at 7 p.m. at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester, Vt. Kevin’s book is a photographic documentation of Hispanic New Mexicans (Nuevomexicanos) taken between 1981-1983 in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, and in several northern New Mexico villages. “While there is an insider intimacy to the photographs in this book, they have a gritty sense of reality that is neither disturbing nor challenging,” describes the publisher, the University of New Mexico Press. “The people, whether looking directly into the lens or away from it, appear to be at ease with the photographer and his camera. Many of these photographs are timeless, while others are a time capsule of the early eighties in New Mexico. Visit this page for more information.