GMC students are presenting a mainstage production of “Moon Over Buffalo” by Ken Ludwig. Performances are Thursday, April 7-Saturday, April 9 at 7 p.m. Directed by Ben Jankowski, the cast includes Andrew Bullard, Maddie Mielke, Seraphina Mallon-Breiman, Nick Mazzali, Daniele Belletete, Isaac Winant, Connor Creigh and Anna Caputo. The plot revolves around Charlotte and George Hay, on tour in 1953 with a repertory consisting of “Cyrano de Bergerac” (the “revised, one nostril version”), and Noel Coward’s “Private Lives.” Then they learn they might just have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to see their matinee. The New York Post describes the play as “Hilarious… building up its laughs methodically shtick by shtick.” Tickets: $5, students and faculty/staff free.
In his role as the Regional Coordinator Author (North America) specializing in adaptive governance, resilience, and ecosystem services and management, Prof. Jacob Park (business) participated in a high level policy workshop in Washington DC on March 21-22 to discuss the next stage of the United Nations Environment Program’s Global Environment Outlook 6 initiative. To learn more about the project, visit http://www.unep.org/geo.
Upcoming GreenMAP trips include paddling adventure on Lake Bomoseen and a mountain biking trip for first-timers. Come canoe with Katie, Kyra, and Miranda on beautiful Lake Bomoseen! Saturday, April 2 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. “First Time on a Bike” is April 8 at 1 p.m. in Rutland’s Pine Hill Park. If you’ve wanted to try mountain biking, here’s your chance to get your wheels in the dirt with Maddie and Emily. For more info or to register, contact at GreenMAP at 802-287-8383 or greenMAP@greenmtn.edu.
Green Mountain College senior Connor Braden was named the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Player of the Week in men’s tennis for his performance this past week as announced by the conference on Monday.
Braden notched two more singles and doubles match wins week over his Johnson and Lyndon opponents. With the two wins he was undefeated this season in both singles and doubles action through three matches.
Braden took the conference by storm in his freshman season in 2013 earning the NAC Rookie of the Year award for a season in which he was undefeated through nine matches. He has continued that momentum through the last two years compiling an impressive career record of 32-3 and was named NAC Player of the Year last season.
Through Braden’s leadership, the Eagles have won two-straight matches and look to continue to build momentum in 2016.
Caroline Kimball ’14, program director of the Alternative Dairy Initiative, will be a guest speaker for a workshop to discuss the changing food system in response to consumer demand for “humane” animal products. The workshop will be held on Thursday, March 31 at 2:30 p.m. in the East Room. Faculty members and students in the Sustainable Development and Animal Law and Policy classes are organizing the event. For further information about the workshop, please contact Jacob Park (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Sam Edwards (email@example.com).
In this workshop, students will go over the basics of both MLA and APA citations. They will discuss plagiarism, and why it is important to properly cite all sources used. Students will also leave with multiple handouts with examples and formats for each citation style. Wednesday, March 30 from 4-5 p.m. in Dickgeisser, room 001 (Griswold Library).
In observance of Food Justice Week, members of the campus community are invited to this discussion of farmworker’s rights and what we as students and activists can do. The event features a screening of the documentary “Food Chains,” and will be held March 31 from 7-9 p.m. in the Gorge.
According to Food Chains Films: “Food Chains reveals the human cost in our food supply and the complicity of large buyers of produce like fast food and supermarkets. Fast food is big, but supermarkets are bigger – earning $4 trillion globally. They have tremendous power over the agricultural system. Over the past three decades they have drained revenue from their supply chain leaving farmworkers in poverty and forced to work under subhuman conditions. Yet many take no responsibility for this . . .
The narrative of the film focuses on an intrepid and highly lauded group of tomato pickers from Southern Florida – the Coalition of Immokalee Workers or CIW – who are revolutionizing farm labor. Their story is one of hope and promise for the triumph of morality over corporate greed – to ensure a dignified life for farm workers and a more humane, transparent food chain.”
Mark your calendars for the second annual Making a Difference & Making a Living Conference on Friday, April 1. At the heart of this gathering is the essential question that many students at Green Mountain College ask: Can I pursue a career in which I make a positive difference in the world AND make a comfortable living? The College’s Office of Career and Personal Development has invited successful entrepreneurs and alumni from various professions to describe the personal journey they have taken toward engaging in satisfying and meaningful work.
The schedule of events:
2:30-3 p.m.: Registration (Withey Lobby)
3-4:45 p.m.: Six 10-minute TED-style talks presented by GMC alumni describing their personal paths to “making a difference while making a living” (Ackley Theater). Presenters include: Erin Fernandez ’95, director of Vermont Adaptive; Amy Hall MBA ’10, director of social consciousness for Eileen Fisher; Khanti Munro ’04, director of development and technical training at Same Sun; Phyllis Beloff Webb ’81, P’19, founder of the Magic Fluke Company; Jennifer Wilhelm ‘00, research associate with the NH Food Alliance at the University of New Hampshire Sustainability Institute; and J. Justin Woods ’00, land use and sustainable development scholar at the Land Use Law Center for Sustainable Development at Pace Law School.
4:45-5 p.m.: Break/Transition
5-6:15 p.m.: Parallel sessions featuring GMC alumni serving as moderators and guest panelists.
Alumni Panels Panel 1: Natural Resources, Environmental Services, and Sustainable Agriculture
Panel 2: Education and the Arts
Panel 3: Business and Entrepreneurship
Panel 4: Government, Healthcare, Social Services and Nonprofits
6:15-7:30 p.m.: Informal networking with appetizers and drinks (the Gorge, Lower Level)
Students will have an opportunity to learn about various career paths, gather information about their area of interest, and acquire critical networking skills. Alumni will enjoy reconnecting with each other and engaging with current students in a meaningful manner.
The business community will have ample opportunity to network with students, alumni, and other employers.
We hope you will take this opportunity to be inspired by these stories and make new connections within this community of purpose-driven leaders.
This year’s event is free and open to the public: registration required!