Warmer weather came through the region late last week, breaking the recent cold snap. This droplet from an icicle along the ridge of a solar panel behind Dunton was captured just before falling. The building in the background is Griswold Library.
Feick Arts Center Hosts Reception for Artist in Residence Radcliffe Roye
Photographer Radcliffe Roye is participating in a weeklong residency with students, coinciding with an exhibit of his work at the William Feick Arts Center. The residency includes an artist lecture this Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the East Room. Roye’s exhibit “Telling Stories” is on view through February 14 with a reception on Friday, Feb. 7 from 5-7 p.m. at the Feick.
Roye is praised for the rawness of his images. His popularity on the social media photo sharing site Instagram skyrocketed after he posted images of the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, and he now has more than 46,000 followers. A self-proclaimed “Instagram Activist,” Roye combines his powerful images with in-depth, descriptive narratives.
General gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 1-5 p.m. or by appointment. Please contact the gallery for more information at 802-287-8398 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Planning for Poultney 2020 Anniversary Event Begins This Week
Last spring Poultney 2020 was launched as a college/town partnership to revitalize Poultney and build new social connections across our communities. Since then, action teams made up of local residents and GMC community members have been working hard on several exciting cultural and recreational initiatives. In just nine months, these teams have already established a new community arts center in Poultney (Stone Valley Arts), created a conceptual design for a community park on Main St., and developed plans to create a four-mile network of multi-use recreational trails through town within the next year.
To celebrate our progress and generate excitement in the community about these initiatives, we’re planning a special one-year anniversary event on Saturday, May 3. Each of the Poultney 2020 Action Teams will host special activities during the day. Possibilities being considered include a run/walk/tour of the Poultney trail network, arts performances and workshops at Stone Valley Arts, and a local-food cookout on a proposed Main St. park site. The goal is to bring the college-town communities together, have fun, and experience the possibilities of Poultney 2020.
This is a great time to get involved with the Poultney 2020 teams and help us plan for the May 3 celebration. Anyone interested in helping out is invited to join an Action Team and/or attend one or more of our planning meetings over the next three months:
Tuesday, Feb. 4, 6– 7:30 pm (Bentley Community Center)
Thursday, Mar. 6, 6– 7:30 pm (Bentley Community Center)
Wednesday, Apr. 2, 6– 7:30 pm (Bentley Community Center)
The Bentley Community Center is located across the street from the Green Mountain College campus on the corner of Bentley Ave. and College St. We need your talents to make Poultney 2020 come to life on May 3. Please come join us on Feb. 4 and make some new friends in our community!
If you would like more information about Poultney 2020 and how to join one of the Action Teams, please contact Matt Mayberry at email@example.com or 802-371-9440.
Learn about Nagoya Japan International Exchange Program
There will be a Nagoya Japan International Exchange Program meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 5 from 2:30-3 p.m. in the Ames lobby. We will discuss the program and applications for the Fall/Spring 2014-15 academic year. For more information please contact Sam Edwards.
Faculty Colloquium Series Resumes
The second semester's Faculty Colloquium Series will resume this Wednesday, February 5 in Terrace 124 at noon. Mark Dailey will be discussing "GMC in Nepal: Images and Stories From Our International Anthropology Course." As always, a simple but nutritious lunch will be served.
Auditions for Spring Theater Production Tomorrow
All students are invited to audition for the Ackley stage black box production of Neil LaBute's contemporary black comedy "Fat Pig" at 4 p.m. in Ackley 224. Four strong, comedic actors will be cast to perform in this biting social commentary about perceptions of weight and beauty in America today. The show will be directed by prof. Paula Mann, GMC theater program director. Production dates are April 10-12.
Photographs of prof. Kevin Bubriski (fine art) appeared in two Journals this month. A collection of black and white photos, taken with his cellphone in Morocco last May, appeared in the Tupelo Quarterly. An article “The Casbah of Algiers: Endangered Ark” written by Louis Werner, which appeared in the Januray/February issue of Saudi Aramco World magazine, is lushly illustrated by Kevin’s photographs. See link
Ancient Greek philosophers such as Plato, Aristotle and Socrates were deeply concerned with a philosophical exploration of what constituted happiness, although their definition of that went somewhat beyond just feeling good about yourself, according to adjunct prof. Susanne Claxton (philosophy). Susanne will be giving a talk on what the ancient Greeks and some of their modern interpreters meant by “the examined life.” Her talk is set for Feb. 5 at the First Congregational Church in Manchester Village.
Prof. Steve Letendre (environmental studies) is the lead author of a Department of Energy (DOE) report on electric vehicles titled “Intelligent Vehicle Charging Benefits Assessment Using EV Project Data.” The report was recently released by the DOE’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). As part of Steve’s recent sabbatical leave he contracted with PNNL to analyze data from the U.S. DOE’s Electric Vehicle (EV) Project, the largest electric vehicle and charging infrastructure deployment in the nation. The report concludes that the potential economic benefits of an intelligent vehicle-to-grid (V2G) infrastructure are substantial and will only increase as electric vehicles become increasingly popular. The authors call for more aggressive policies to coordinate communication standards that allow electric vehicles to be directly controlled through smart grid systems. Two other electric vehicle-related grants Steve is a part of were selected for funding by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. One is a six-vehicle V2G demonstration at Queens College in New York with NRG Energy and the other is with the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation. Steve will be speaking about electric vehicles and the Vermont gird on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 5:30 p.m. at Green Mountain Power’s Energy Innovation Center in Rutland.