In recent days Green Mountain College comptroller Greg Manchester has been tapping campus sugar maples, an annual rite of spring at GMC. Each year, Greg transports the sap to his sugarhouse in Poultney and provides about 20 gallons of new syrup for Chartwells.
BFA Student Katrina Goebel Exhibits at Feick Arts Center
Green Mountain College’s William Feick Arts Center will exhibit work from four fine arts students through May of 2014. Katrina Goebel ’14 spent her childhood along the Shenandoah River in rural Virginia. Her surroundings inspired her to illustrate and write a children’s book. "Just Imagine,” an exhibit of Katrina’s paintings and narrative, as well as a completed version of the book, will open on Friday, March 21 with a reception from 6-8 p.m. "Just Imagine" runs through April 4 and will be followed by exhibits by Marissa Rozanski, April 11-April 25, and Brianna King, May 2-May 13. Exhibitions and events are free and open to the public. 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.
Vermont Summer Academy Enters Second Year at GMC
While summer is a time for students to take a break from the academic rigors of the school year, it also offers a window of time for them to explore their passions with dedicated teachers and motivated student colleagues.
The Vermont Summer Academy at Green Mountain College is a co-ed academic program for rising eighth through 12th-grade students from around the globe. This year VSA offers two, two-week sessions July 13-July 26 and July 27-August 9. Each student chooses a major concentration in adventure education, studio art, culinary art, introduction to psychology, environmental studies, forensic science, veterinary science or writer’s workshop.
Each curriculum is designed around student involvement, and all courses are hands-on and project based. Faculty incorporate student needs and interests into the lessons so that each class becomes a unique exploration. The trained staff, led by Luke Krueger who is returning as director, balance the challenging hands-on learning in class with time for relaxation and fun on evenings and weekends.
The College has again extended a 50% courtesy discount to the children of all GMC faculty and staff. (To obtain this discount, please enroll in our online registration system and pay only the deposit. Then contact the camp office and they will apply the discount to your account.).
For more information on the program and registration details, please visit www.vermontsummeracademy.org or call 1-866-928-2897.
Green Mountain College Reintroduces Women's Tennis
Green Mountain College athletics director Keith Bosley announced last week that the College will reintroduce women's tennis to its offering of NCAA Division III varsity programs. The Green Mountain women's tennis program will begin competition in the fall of the 2014-15 academic year. The addition of women's tennis at Green Mountain College will raise participation in the North Atlantic Conference to seven teams.
The return of women's tennis comes after nearly a ten-year hiatus. In the late 1990's and early 2000's, Green Mountain had a very successful women's tennis program which captured the Mayflower Conference Championship in 1999 and 2002 and also earned a trip to the NAIA National Tournament in 1999.
Current men's head tennis coach Ted Panasci will take the helm as the women's head coach and has already begun the process of recruiting for next fall.
Submit Your Writing, Art to the Reverie
Do you have a piece of writing or artwork that you would like to see published? From now until March 20, The Reverie welcomes submissions from all students who wish to see their name in print. The Reverie, Green Mountain College's student-run literary and arts magazine, is published every spring with the help of student editors. So send us your writing (prose and/or poetry may not exceed 1,000 words) and artwork (we will not consider previously published material). You may send in multiple pieces. Send submissions and/or inquiries to: email@example.com. Don’t forget to “like” us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Reverie/415320031815950
Meet our editors in the coffee house tomorrow at 8 p.m. for help finalizing any pieces before submission. This will be an informal writing workshop where students can get feedback from our editors and enjoy some free food at the coffee house.
Faculty Colloquium Features Prof. Sam Edwards
Prof. Sam Edwards (law and policy) will present "Revolution, Rice, Research, and Teaching: A Sabbatical in the Land of Smiles" as part of the College’s Colloquium Series. The talk will be at noon on Wednesday, March 19 in Terrace 124.
Tony Trishka Performs Friday with Sarah Mittlefehldt and John Gillette
Come to the Gorge on Friday at 8 p.m. for a great night of music! Tony Trishka will be performing with prof. Sarah Mittlefehldt (natural resource management) and her husband John Gillette. Trishka, named a United States Artists Friends Fellow in 2012, is a consummate banjo artist and perhaps the most influential banjo player in the roots music world. For more than 45 years, his stylings have inspired a whole generation of bluegrass and acoustic musicians with the many voices he has brought to the instrument.
Now is your chance to join the Cerridwen CSA!
Become a CSA member and receive a share of fresh veggies and eggs every week this season, from June-October. We have full-season and semester-only shares available. A large share can feed four veggie-lovers for a week, and a small share can feed two. If you are interested, contact us:
Ryann Collins (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kathleen Chappelear (email@example.com).
And remember, all CSA members who have signed up and paid in full by April 15th will receive a $25 discount!
Annual Career Fair Friday
The Office of Careers Services presents its annual Career Fair this Friday, March 21 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in Withey Lobby. There will be a great employer turnout, with 19 organizations already signed up!
The Office of Career Services has developed a resource sheet for students including tips for making the most of the career fair and a short description of the organizations attending. The sheet can be found here.
This is a perfect opportunity for students to meet and interact with potential employers.
FACULTY AND STUDENT NOTES:
Business prof. Jacob Park's article "Education and Career Pathways for Sustainability in an Era of Disruptive Change, Part 1" was published in the February 2014 Issue of Sustainability: Journal of Record. Part two of the article will be published in the journal's April 2014 issue.
Prof. Natalie Coe (biology) is a featured speaker at Castleton State College’s Women’s History Month, which this year carries the theme “Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment.” Natalie is part of a panel which will speak on “Women at Work: Stories of Courage and Inspiration” tomorrow in Castleton’s Jeffords Auditorium at 12;30 p.m.
Brian DeVore, editor of the Land Stewardship Letter, writes in a recent blog that the local food movement sometimes sets itself up for criticism, given the familiar scene at many farmers markets: local vegetables being sold from dozens of gas-guzzling pickup trucks to consumers driving Volvos, Saabs and Hondas. But that phenomenon is misleading when viewed in the context of what prof. Philip Ackerman-Leist refers to as the "local foodshed." DeVore points to Philip's recent book Rebuilding the Foodshed: How to Create Local, Sustainable, and Secure Food Systems as a well-researched resource that shows how thinking "locally" when it comes to food should not mean taking a parochial view of the world. "The author makes a convincing case for supporting local food because it’s more energy efficient. Hint: we need to stop focusing so narrowly on how the food gets from the farm to the market, and more on the systems approach that gets it from the soil to the farmer’s hands in the first place," DeVore writes. Read the entire blog.