The Men's Gospel Choir of the Metropolitan New Testament Mission Baptist Church from Albany, N.Y. will be performing at GMC this Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Ackley Theater.


Green Mountain College Launches Vermont Summer Academy
Summer offers a window of time for students to explore their passions with dedicated teachers and motivated student colleagues. To meet this need, Green Mountain College is launching the Vermont Summer Academy, a co-ed academic program for rising eighth through 12th-grade students.

One-week courses are offered in Adventure Education; Creative Arts (painting, drawing and sculpture); Culinary Arts; Design & Build: EcoConstruction; Fiction Writing and Poetry; Environmental Studies; Forensic Science; Journalism and College Prep Writing and Veterinary Science.

Students will take one course per week, but they will have the option to take multiple sessions of one course, or explore several different courses, during the weeks of July 21-July 27, July 28-August 3 and August 4-August 11.

All courses are hands-on and project based, and students will practice the critical skills of collaboration, critique, project planning and presentation.

Children of GMC faculty and staff can take courses at a 50% discount.

Most programs will be held on campus. Culinary Arts courses will be offered July 7-12 and July 14-20 at the GMC Lodge at Killington Resort.

For more information on the program and registration details, please visit vermontsummeracademy.org or call 1-866-928-2897.



Green MBA one of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Online Graduate Business Programs.”
Green Mountain College’s Sustainable MBA program has been recognized among U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 Best Online Graduate Business Programs. Established as the first online “green” MBA in the country in 2006, the College’s program ranked 85th of 860 surveyed institutions that grant an online graduate degree in business, including public, private, and for-profit institutions and was the only MBA program ranked that focuses on sustainable business.

The institutions are ranked on many factors including reputation for excellence among peer institutions, faculty credentials, student satisfaction as measured by retention and graduation rates, accreditation, and academic and career support services offered to students.

In addition to this most recent accolade by U.S. News & World Report, Green Mountain College was named the #1 and #2 green school by Sierra Magazine, the only college in the nation to place in the top 10 two years in a row. The Princeton Review featured GMC in their 2011 Guide to the “Top 311 Green Colleges” and their “322 Green Colleges” in 2012.

“This ranking reflects the dedication of our faculty who are both knowledgeable business practitioners and skilled in online teaching,” said Green Mountain College Provost William Throop. “Because of the unique design of our program, our students develop close relationships with faculty and their peers—key factors that deepen their learning experience and position them for rewarding careers.”

During the two-year program, students also participate in an on-campus residency at the beginning of each academic year. Each residency features a nationally recognized visiting scholar who leads workshops and discussions in contemporary issues in business.

For more information about the College’s online Sustainable MBA, visit greenmba.greenmtn.edu.



Urban Farmers and Rural Cosmopolitans
As part of the “Philosophy in Action” series, philosopher Lisa Heldke of Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota will give a public talk titled “Urban Farmers and Rural Cosmopolitans? Pragmatist Musings on Contemporary Food Movements” on February 7 at 9:30 a.m. in the East Room.

Lisa Heldke is a professor of philosophy at Gustavus Adolphus College, where she also teaches in the gender, women, and sexuality program. She is the author of Exotic Appetites: Ruminations of a Food Adventurer, and the co-editor of several other works, including Cooking, Eating, Thinking: Transformative Philosophies of Food, and Oppression Privilege and Responsibility.

With Ray Boisvert, she is currently writing a book tentatively called Philosophers at Table.

“Really though, I'm a bread baker,” she says.



ANNOUNCEMENTS

Career Corner
Mark Your Calendars!
Career Services has a full schedule of workshops and events planned for this spring that you won’t want to miss. Practically every week we have offerings ranging from using LinkedIn, interviewing skills, resume and cover letter writing, graduate school planning as well as an upcoming faculty graduate school panel, Peace Corps visit, and spring job fair. See a complete list of events here.

This week:
Interviewing Skills Workshop
Tuesday, February 5
6 - 7 p.m. and Wednesday, February 6 12 - 1 p.m. Graphics Lab (Griswold 2nd).

College Programming Board Meeting
Do you have an idea about what type of music, performance or movie you’d like to see on campus? Join other students this Tuesday, January 29 at 4 p.m. in the student involvement office to plan and host campus wide events for the Green Mountain College community.

A Night of Spirituals and Gospels
In celebration of Black History Month, the Green Mountain College Choir will host the Men's Gospel Choir of the Metropolitan New Testament Mission Baptist Church from Albany, N.Y. on Tuesday, February 5 at 7 p.m. in Ackley Hall.

The choirs will offer an evening of lively music from the spiritual and gospel song traditions. The concert is free and open to the public.

Tony Trischka at GMC
For more than 35 years, Tony Trischka’s strings have inspired a whole generation of bluegrass and acoustic musicians. Described by the New York Times as “the godfather of what’s sometimes called new acoustic music,” this show is not to be missed. Join Tony and friends this Friday, February 8 at 9 p.m. in the Gorge.

Nagoya Japan Exchange Applications Due
Are you interested in spending a semester or year in Japan on an academic exchange? Will you have at least a 3.0 GPA and 54 credits before you go? The Nagoya University Exchange Program might be perfect for you! The program is open to all majors. For more information see Sam Edwards (Ames 108) ASAP as applications are due February 25th. To apply you need to complete the GMC application and the Nagoya University application.



FACULTY NOTES

  • Prof. Sarah Mittlefehldt (environmental studies) was recently awarded the Forest History Society’s Alfred D. Bell Fellowship. Mittlefehldt is currently working with her Undergraduate Research Assistant, Ali Putnam ‘13, to explore the social and political history of biomass-based energy in the Northern Forest. This fellowship will be used to support their research in the Forest History Society Archives in Durham, North Carolina.
IN THIS ISSUE:
GMC Summer Academy
Green MBA a "Best Program"
Lisa Heldke at GMC
Faculty Notes







Men's Basketball
2/9, 1 p.m. vs. Castleton

Women's Basketball
2/9, 3 p.m. vs. Castleton

WEEK AT A GLANCE

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4
Vinyasa Yoga
4 p.m.,
Ackley Chapel

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5
Guided Meditation
4 p.m.,
Ackley Chapel

College Programming Board Meeting
4 p.m.,
Withey 164

Open Shakti Tribal Dance Practice
4 - 6 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

Open Dance Practice
6 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

Interviewing Skills Workshop
6 - 7 p.m.,
Graphics Lab

A Night of Spirituals and Gospels
7 p.m.,
Ackley Theater

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6
Interviewing Skills Workshop
12 - 1 p.m.,
Graphics Lab

Massage Therapy
3 - 8 p.m.,
Wellness Center

Shakti Tribal Dance - Beginners
6 - 7:15 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

Shakti Tribal Dance - Advanced
7:30 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7
Lisa Heldke Presentation
9:30 a.m.,
East Room

Lunchtime Yoga
12:05 p.m.,
Ackley Chapel

Open Dance Practice
6 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8
Open Shakti Tribal Dance Practice
4 - 6 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

Tony Trischka
9 p.m.,
Gorge

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9
Carnival Dance Party
9 p.m.,
East Room

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10
Quaker Worship Group
10 a.m.,
Ackley Chapel