Are you a student who is interested in socially responsible investment and wants to have a voice in how the College invests its endowment? The Socially Responsible Investment Advisory Committee (SRIAC) is looking for two new student representatives! To read the full charge of the committee, click here. If you have any questions, or to apply for this position, email Nicole at email@example.com. To apply for a position email a 200-400-word description of why you are interested in serving on the SRIAC, a list of any applicable qualifications or experience, and you expected semester of graduation no later than Friday, April 29. These statements will be passed on to Student Senate, and new representatives will be selected before the end of this semester.
Students, starting this week, please bring all of your unwanted, reusable items to the first floor lounge in the Green Move Out Area (in the case of Ames, the GMO area is in the basement). The Sustainability Office and Green Move Out crew will be working hard to divert your items from the landfill, but we need your help! Bringing your items downstairs and washing your own dishes before leaving them behind helps us keep over 5,000 pounds of items out of the landfill each year. Feel free to take items you want out of the clearly designated GMO area in the first floor lounges. Don’t take anything that isn’t clearly in the GMO area, and don’t take any lounge furniture or other fixtures. Free shopping in Bogue Lounge will be available to GMC community members the week of May 9. Watch for dates and times in next week’s journal. Any questions about Green Move Out can be sent to Ryan Ihrke at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now is your last chance to enter to win awesome prizes for completing the College Health Survey and E-checkup surveys! Prizes will be drawn Wednesday, May 4, and winners will be notified via email. E-check up prizes include: an Apple TV and TV combo, a certificate for a bike from Johnson and Son Bikeworks ($150 value), and Dknight Magic Box II bluetooth speakers. The winner of the health survey will receive a 16GB ipad 4. Please put the receipt of your College Health Survey completion in the box in front of the Wellness Center to be considered for a prize. For people to who want to be entered into the E-checkup prize drawing, they need to email a receipt of their completion to Gwen Koenig email@example.com.
On Wednesday, May 4 at 2 p.m., Keith McNeal will be presenting his Progressive Program senior project and discussing the topic of “Full Circle, The American Kitchen.” A copy of Keith’s working manuscript is available for review prior to the presentation (send Keith an email if you would like to review it). The presentation will be held in Griswold 002 and is open to the entire campus community. Please RSVP if you plan to attend so Keith can prepare the necessary materials for his discussion.
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.
The Green Mountain College Choir and Cantorion, directed by prof. James Cassarino, will offer their annual spring performance Saturday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m. in GMC’s Clara Hitchcock Fitzpatrick Jones Concert Hall (Ackley Hall). This year, the program recognizes the contributions of Paul and Marsha Fonteyn. Paul Fonteyn is retiring from his position after eight years as GMC’s president. Be prepared for a lively medley of songs and short dramatic performances honoring Paul and Marsha and their eight years of service. All are welcome—the event is free and open to the public.
The Green Mountain College and Community Jazz Band, under the direction of Gary Schmidt, will perform on Monday, May 2 at 7 p.m. in Clara Hitchcock Fitzpatrick Jones Concert Hall (Ackley Hall). The ensemble will perform favorite jazz standards by George Gershwin, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, and originals by Gary Schmidt. The concert is free and open to the public.
The North Atlantic Conference (NAC) office released its weekly women’s lacrosse awards for the last week of the regular season and the Eagles’ Catie Brewster ‘18 (Kingston, N.Y.) was rewarded for her stellar performance in a pair of games with Player of the Week honors. Catie helped the Eagles open the week with a 12-8 victory over Johnson. The sophomore posted six goals along with a pair of groundballs to head the Eagles’ offensive unit. She then tallied a career-high-tying seven goals on eight shots on goal while winning four draw controls against Husson in a 16-11 loss.
Tee times for the GMC Open at Lake St. Catherine start at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday April 30. It’s a two-person team scramble format, with the lowest team score winning the team grand prize. In the event of a tie, there we will a three-hole playoff. On-course games include a “Longest Drive” competition and “Closest to the Pin.”
The tournament package cost is $50 to benefit the GMC Golf Club. Fee includes and includes: $200 free gift certificate from Warrior Custom-Golf (given out at the tournament); 18 hole course and cart fee; tournament entry fee, team grand prize entry fee (will be named later) and a meal ticket. If you wish to be a spectator and would like a meal, the cost is $15.
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.