Dr. Martin Luther King Day Celebrations
In honor of Martin Luther King Day, the College is holding a number of activities today, January 16, to celebrate the life and times of civil-rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Service Fair
From 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in Withey lobby, GMC clubs and local organizations will host tables with sign-up sheets and information about how people can volunteer to help with projects during the spring semester.

As part of the service fair, there will be an open mic from 12 – 1 p.m. where anyone can share a story, read a poem, or play a song. During the lunch hour, there will be MLK speeches. Come and hear the inspiring prose of MLK’s speeches while enjoying lunch.

From 2 – 5 p.m. in the East room, GMC professors will be speaking on civil rights and social justice in their respective fields.

Tom Williams (history): 2 – 2:30 p.m.
John Nassivera (theater): 2:30 – 3 p.m.
Vance Jackson (psychology): 3 – 3:30 p.m.
Paul Hancock (economics): 3:30 – 4 p.m.
Sarah Mittlefehldt (environmental studies): 4 – 4:30 p.m.
Alan Marwine (psychology): 4:30 – 5 p.m.

Free Feast
Green Mountain College’s Black Culture Club will be hosting a free feast from 5:15 – 6:30 p.m. in the Gorge that will be open to the entire GMC community – staff, faculty, and students.

Film Showing: "Brother Outsider: The Life of Baynard Rustin"
The film Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin will be shown in the Gorge at 6:30 p.m. Bayard Rustin's historical import is well-known to serious civil rights scholars, but he never became a household name at the level of many other civil rights strategists because many of the other leaders in the movement objected to Rustin's open homosexuality, both on the grounds that it might impede the already-difficult struggle for public acceptance of racial equality and for their own personal reasons.

Rustin was a behind-the-scenes power during the 1956 Montgomery, Ala. Bus Boycotts, and the chief organizer of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, at which Dr. King delivered his famed "I Have a Dream" speech. Born to a West Chester, Penn. Quaker family, Rustin made a lifelong study of the principles of peace and social change through nonviolent resistance and was an important influence on Dr. King's adoption of the precepts of Gandhi.

Today’s events are sponsored and organized by the Black Culture Club and Club Activism.

Beckman Wrapping Up at GMC
The Feick is pleased to announce the successful culmination of artist Jake Beckman's residency on campus. Beckman, who was in residence from November 14-22, mounted an installation of recent work at The Feick in addition to creating a site-specific work on campus in collaboration with GMC community volunteers.

The gallery exhibit will be on view until January 20, 2012. The sculpture that grew out of his residency project--the façade of a large, simple boat located in the flood buffer zone on the west side of campus-is now on display. More…

GMC Publications Honored
Green Mountain College picked up two honors in the 2012 CASE (Council for the Advancement and Support of Education) District I Communications Awards competition. The College's 2010 annual report titled "Same Place, New Face" earned a silver award (the highest honor given) and GMC's alumni magazine The Bulletin won a bronze award for best design. Both publications are produced by the College's communications and development offices. District I is the regional chapter of CASE representing the northeastern United States and eastern Canada.


GreenMAP Trips and Sign-ups
Registration opens today, January 16, for a number of GreenMAP trips coming up in the next few weeks. The trips are:

Climbing Gym Shuttle
Time to get pumped! Join our shuttle to the Green Mountain Rock Climbing Center in Rutland and climb the winter blues away. We’ll even pick up your entrance fee.
Leaders: Summer, Nick R.
Trip Date: January 18

Snowshoeing and Ski Touring Lake Willoughby
Lake Willoughby is an amazing glaciated lake in northern Vermont. Join us as we explore the rolling hills of the northeast kingdom and spend the night around the woodstove of a rustic cabin.
Leaders: Camille, Leanne
Trip Date: January 20 – 22
Pre-trip Meeting: January 18, 8 p.m.

Beginner & Intermediate Snowboard Clinic
Can’t shred in the bumps? Do you skid your turns? Have trouble standing up? If you are a beginner or intermediate snowboarder and want improve your skills this clinic is for you. Does not include lift ticket. Leaders: Sam Grist
Trip Date: January 21 (meet at 9 a.m. in GreenMAP office)

Ski Shuttle to Pico Mountain
Meet at GreenMAP at 8:00 am for a day of skiing or riding at one of Vermont’s best ski resorts. You may choose to take part in either a snowboard clinic, a telemark ski clinic, or opt to explore the mountain yourself. Telemark skis are free to rent.
Trip Date: January 21 (meet at 8 a.m. in GreenMAP office)

Snowshoeing at the Deane’s Preserve
The Deane’s Preserve is an 85-acre forest located on St. Catherine Mountain four miles southeast of the main campus. In 2002, it was gifted to the school by Bill and Linda Osborne. Be sure to dress warmly and bring some extra layers. Snowshoes will be provided for free by GMAP. Trip Date: January 21 (meet at 10 a.m. in GreenMAP office)

Snowshoe Day Hike
Get some fresh air on this local snowshoe hike.
Leaders: S.J.
Trip Date: January 25 (meet at 4 p.m. in GreenMAP office)

Adirondack Ice Climbing
All skill levels welcome!
Leaders: Derek, Bruce
Trip Date: January 25 (meet at 8 a.m. in GreenMAP office)

Adirondack Ice Climbing
All skill levels welcome!
Leaders: Derek
Trip Date: January 28 (meet at 8 a.m. in GreenMAP office)

PSIA Level 1 Telemark Course
The Certified Level I process consists of primarily an educational workshop that includes an assessment of basic skiing skills, teaching skills, and professional knowledge (which refers to technical and mechanical knowledge as well as to knowledge of customer service, PSIA, the ski industry, and risk management). Course will be held at Pico Mountain. Cost does not include PSIA National and Eastern Division dues of $109.
Leaders: Bruce
Trip Date: January 28 - 29
Cost: $140

Sign up today in the GreenMAP office located next to the Student Life office in Withey basement.

Wellness Center Open House
From 3 – 5 p.m. on Tuesday, January 17 at the Wellness Center on College Street, there will be an open house to tour the Wellness Center and meet the staff. The Wellness Center offers spiritual and mental health counseling, massage, acupuncture, and is on campus to help students with access to medical and wellness services.

GMAT Study Group
Students studying for the Graduate Management Admissions Test are welcome to join a study group on Tuesdays from 7 – 8 p.m. in the Special Collections Room on the second floor of Griswold Library. The group will be facilitated by Dan Riley ’12, and is sponsored by Career Services.

Time Management and Organization Workshop
As part of this semester’s academic workshop series, Christina Fabrey, director of academic support systems, will be holding a workshop on time management and organization at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18 in the Special Collections Room on the second floor of Griswold Library.

In this workshop, students will identify strategies and barriers to effective time management, and will demonstrate their understanding of effective time management by creating their own schedules and prioritizing tasks. Students should come prepared with their course schedule and syllabi. This workshop is a “must-attend” for those that want to start the semester off on the right foot!

Cerridwen Farm Open House
From 4 – 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18, Cerridwen Farm will be holding an open house at the farmhouse (white house past the barn) for those interested in sustainable agriculture and food. There will be tours, a local meal, and the opportunity to meet the two and four-legged residents of the farm.

New Folks Potluck and Contra Dance
On Friday, January 20 at 6 p.m. in the East Room, there will be a potluck and contra dance featuring Firefly and the Mad Robin Callers, sponsored by the New Folks student club. No partners are required and instruction will be available for all.


  • Jeff Bahnson ’15 recently won the Collegiate Division 2 title for the cyclocross nationals in Verona, Wi. Bahnson was the sole rider for GMC, riding in a vintage pink wool jersey with “Green Mountain College” written across the back in duct tape.
MLK Day Activities
Jake Beckman Exhibit
GMC Wins CASE Award
Student Notes

Men's Basketball
1/19, 5:30 p.m. at Lyndon St.
1/21, 1 p.m. vs. Johnson St.

Women's Basketball
1/19, 7:30 p.m. at Lyndon St.
1/21, 3 p.m. vs. Johnson St.


MLK Service Fair
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.,
Withey Lobby

Open Mic
12 - 1 p.m.,
Withey Lobby

MLK Teach-In
2 - 5 p.m., East Room

Jake Beckman Exhibit
3 - 4 p.m.,
The Feick

Film: Brother Outsider
6:30 p.m., Gorge

Open Chapel
12:20 - 12:50 p.m.
Ackley Chapel

Guided Meditation
4 - 4:30 p.m., Ackley Chapel

Vinyasa Flow Yoga
2 - 3:30 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

Wellness Center Open House
3 - 5 p.m., Wellness Center

GMAT Study Group
7 - 8 p.m.,
Special Collections Room

Schlock Night Movie
8 p.m., Tiny Theater

Open Chapel
12:20 - 12:50 p.m.
Ackley Chapel

Academic Skills Workshop:
Time Management & Organization

1 - 2 p.m.,
Special Collections Room

Jake Beckman Exhibit
3 - 4 p.m., The Feick

Cerridwen Farm Open House
4 - 7 p.m., Farmhouse

Massage with Daria
3 - 7 p.m., Wellness Center

Open Bouldering
4 - 6 p.m., North Hall Pit

Contemporary Art or Foreign Film
7 p.m., Tiny Theater

Yoga with Marie
7 - 8 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

Celtic Prayer
12:20 - 12:50 p.m.,
Ackley Chapel

Jake Beckman Exhibit
3 - 4 p.m., The Feick

New Folks Potluck and Contra Dance
6 - 11 p.m., East Room

Popular or Classical Film
8 p.m., Tiny Theater

Dodge Ball
8 - 10 p.m., Waldron Gym