Film “Citizen King” Caps
Dr. Martin Luther King Day Observances

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, the College is holding a service fair today from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in Withey lobby. Clubs and local organizations will host tables with sign-up sheets and information about how you can volunteer to help with a project during the spring semester. Other events will be happening throughout the day including a special book display and documentaries shown in the library. This evening the Green Mountain College Religious Life Committee will offer a showing of Citizen King at 7:30 p.m. in the Gorge.

Citizen King, a film produced by PBS for the American Experience series, pushes past the myths that have obscured Dr. King's story to reclaim the history of a people's leader. Using personal recollections, diaries, letters, and eyewitness accounts of friends, family, journalists, law enforcement officers and historians, this film brings fresh insights to King's difficult journey, his charismatic--if at times flawed--leadership, and his truly remarkable impact on public life in America.

Prof. Jen Baker Featured on Northeast Public Radio
What does the movie The Goonies have to do with academic writing? More than meets the eye says GMC Prof. Jen Baker (visual arts) in an essay that aired on WAMC Northeast Public Radio January 3. The piece is part of new WAMC series called the Academic Minute which highlights perspectives by college faculty from a broad array of disciplines. Listen to the story here.


Tiny House Receives Positive Press
With 96 square feet of living space it’s not palatial, but you can’t beat the price. The entire building cost $1927 to construct, about $20 per square foot. The "Tiny House" unveiled by 19 students in Prof. Lucas Brown's (environmental studies) design & build course last semester has received lots of attention in recent weeks, including the Boston Globe and the Architect's Newspaper Blog. For a short video on the project, visit

Lauren DiSessa '09 (BFA Writing), has had several pieces of creative writing accepted for publication. Her story, "Tomato Hornworms" is due to appear in the Summer 2011 issue of the Vermont Literary Review. She also had two poems accepted for the Spring 2010 issue of the Common Ground Review: "Fall in Desolation Canyon" and "The Cradle" (which was part of her senior writing portfolio). Lauren is currently finishing massage therapy school in Western Massachusetts and working on a piece of creative non-fiction that explores the ways hands-on healing can create a meaningful impact on individuals and communities, and ultimately serve to elevate environmental consciousness.

GMC Research Associate, Greg Brown, and M.S.E.S. graduate Trevor Squirrell recently had a peer-reviewed journal article published in the Journal of Forestry titled, “Organizational Learning and the Fate of Adaptive Management in the US Forest Service” which appears in the December, 2010 issue. The article describes the capacity of the Forest Service, the largest public lands management organization, to implement adaptive management which is forest management through systematic experimentation driven by a desire to learn and improve. Brown and Squirrell conclude that adaptive management implementation, without further development of basic building blocks of learning in the agency, is unlikely to be effective.

Green Mountain College MBA student Aimee Siegler of Trempealeau, Wisc. won the Triple Pundit Year in Review sustainable business writing contest. Readers of the influential online journal submitted their thoughts about the state of sustainable business in 2010. Then they voted on the submissions earlier this month via Twitter. Siegler's winning post, titled "Sustainability and the Electronics Industry," explores recent changes in the industry that she believes will lead to greater transparency and tighter controls on electronic waste disposal. Siegler is the Global Compliance Manager at Benchmark Electronics in Winona, Minn. Read the complete piece here.

Film: Citizen King
Prof. Jen Baker on WAMC
Faculty/Student Notes

Women's Basketball
1/18, 6 p.m. vs. Lyndon
1/21, 6 p.m. at Maine Maritime
1/22, 2 p.m. at Husson

Men's Basketball
1/18, 8 p.m. vs. Lyndon
1/21, 8 p.m. at Maine Maritime
1/22, 4 p.m. at Hussen


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Withey Lobby

'Citizen King' Movie
7:30 p.m., Gorge

Contra Dance
8:30 p.m. (7:30 beginner's workshop),
East Room, Withey Hall

Comedian Nathan Brady Crain
11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.,
Withey Lobby,
8:30 p.m.,
Blue Moon Racoon Coffeehouse

Academic Skills Workshop
Time Management & Organization
1 - 2 p.m.,
Special Collections Room
Griswold Library

Massage Therapy & Reflexology
1 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Wellness Center

Math Placement Exam Re-Take
9 a.m., Learning Center

Massage Therapy & Reflexology
1 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Wellness Center

Senior Exhibition:
Casey Marie Bradley

6 - 8 p.m., Surdam

Open Mic
9 p.m.,
Blue Moon Racoon Coffehouse