Follow Your Interests to Find the Right College, a recent college guide co-authored by Janet and Paul Marthers, helps students and their families better understand the vast amount of options available for college based on a student’s interests. GMC appears in a section devoted to environmentally-oriented colleges and programs. The guide provides students, parents, and college advisers with well-researched, thoughtful chapters on almost every academic or social area as well as advice on broader college-related topics, such as financing college and advice for home-schooled students. “Follow Your Interests to Find the Right College truly moves the needle in terms of college guides,” said Richard Hazelton, director of college advising at the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Conn. “While many guides aim for breadth, this guide perfects the art of ‘drilling down’ by providing granular, substantive detail about the academic programs that are attractive to today’s students.”
Believe it or not, Vermont is home to a species of rattlesnake. Doug Blodgett will discuss this reclusive but much maligned and misunderstood reptile, and its unique contribution to Vermont’s native wildlife community. Doug will reveal some interesting results of his research on this endangered species, and discuss the tough challenges it faces as well as the life history of this original Vermont native animal at the very northern end of its range in the continental US. The presentation is Thursday, March 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the East Room.
Prof. Vance Jackson (psychology) will present a program titled “Changing Minds” as part of the local Science Pub series on March 6 at 4 p.m. at the Iron Lantern in Castleton. Persuasion is central to so many areas of our lives, from politics and marketing to personal relationships. Vance discusses the science behind the art of persuasion. He will present different models of persuasion, touch on the psychology behind each, and give us tips for improving our own persuasive skills. The Science Pub series, organized by Castleton Free Library Friends, is a free gathering of people curious to hear short, informal lectures by local experts.
Spring break begins soon: if you have questions about residence hall checkout times, hours of operation for Chartwells and Griswold Library, parking, bike storage or other matters, refer to this PDF. For transportation assistance, a shuttle schedule can be found on myGMC under residential life, at https://mygmc.greenmtn.edu/
Kenneth is leaving soon to complete his practicum with the organization Democracy Spring in Washington, DC. He’s providing an informational session about this movement on Thursday, March 3, in the Gorge at 6 p.m. Democracy Spring calls for immediate action to end big money in politics and to ensure free and fair elections. Kenneth will relate how community members can join a march on April 15th in Washington (transportation and housing provided).