Brittany Holden Named DIII Indy Player of the Week
Green Mountain College sophomore point guard Brittany Holden of Schenectady, N.Y. was named the Association of Division III Independents women’s basketball Player of the Week. Holden averaged 14 points, 9.5 assists and two steals per game. In a 71-65 loss to Lyndon State, Holden posted a double-double with 13 points and 12 assists and also nabbed two steals. In the Eagles’ 69-51 victory over Fisher, Holden tallied 15 points on 67 percent field goal shooting and posted seven assists and a pair of steals. She connected on 3-of-3 three-pointers in the win. On the week, she shot 52 percent from the floor.
Faculty Colloquium Series Begins Wednesday
Prof. Frank Pauze, Director of the GMC Resort & Hospitality Management Program, will lead off the spring colloquium series this Wednesday at noon in the Gorge atrium. Pauze will discuss a study trip he led to several resorts in Maine last fall. Prof. Karen Swyler (fine art) will give a presentation entitled, “Porcelain Vessels: Nuance in Form and Function” on February 14, also in the Gorge. All presentations are open to the campus community and run from noon - 1 p.m.
Transgendered Author Jennifer Finney Boylan to Speak
Jennifer Finney Boylan, author of the bestselling memoir She's Not There, will give a talk entitled "A Life in Two Genders" at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 1 in The Gorge of Withey Hall. The public is invited to attend this free event.
Boylan is a widely praised author and professor at Colby College in Maine. "She's Not There," published by Doubleday in 2003, was the first bestselling work by a transgendered American. Her writing has been described by Edward Albee as "observed carefully and with love, and her levitating wit is wisely tethered to a humane concern." Boylan has been a frequent guest on national television and radio programs, including three visits to the Oprah Winfrey Show. She has also appeared on the Larry King Show, The Today Show and been the subject of a documentary on CBS' 48 Hours. She has also appeared on NPR's Marketplace and the Diane Rehm Show.
GMC Students Prep for America Reads
Professor Mark D’Amico (education) has introduced a service-learning component to his Children’s Literature course this semester, which will pair students in his class with students at Poultney Elementary School for regular reading sessions. Students in D’Amico’s course attended a training session for the national America Reads program last Thursday, led by PES instructor, Debbie Keezer. Participants focused on strategies for reading to and with children, language play techniques to enhance ability and vocabulary, and session planning. The America Reads program aims to ensure that every child can read well and independently by the third grade. Trained tutors are welcomed at Poultney Elementary and other area schools to read one-on-one with students in grades K-6. Additionally, the College supports these efforts by sponsoring two work-study positions for America Reads tutors. For more information about America Reads and other service programs at GMC, contact Jesse Pyles at ext. 8379.
UNICEF Club Contributes Funds
The student UNICEF club recently contributed $550 to UNICEF General Fund. This money came mostly from the Trick-or-Treat campaign in October, and from a few other fundraisers including the Family Weekend and AIDS awareness campaigns. UNICEF uses these contributions for child hunger relief, vaccinations, AIDS resources to HIV-positive pregnant women to prevent their children from getting AIDS. UNICEF is currently the only group allowed to give humanitarian aide in Darfur. Club members plan to attend the Student Campaign for Child Survival National Conference in Washington, D.C. in early February. Students will attend conference sessions ranging from childhood AIDS, trade issues - including child slavery and work conditions - and general issues of child survival, including hunger relief, birth aid, medical assistance and shelter issues. Green Mountain College students will also participate in lobbying efforts on capital hill on behalf of children around the world. The GMC club has raised over $1,000 for UNICEF campaigns since its founding in 2005.