The first issue of Ms. magazine, released in spring of 1972. Jane O'Reilly, one of the founders of Ms. will be on campus to give a public talk.

Jane O'Reilly at GMC
Green Mountain College will host Ms. magazine co-founder Jane O'Reilly for a talk on women's rights and the feminist movement on February 7, 2012, at 9:30 a.m., in the Gorge. The event is free and open to the public. A coffee reception will follow.

O'Reilly got pregnant while she was a senior in college at Radcliffe, but put the newborn girl up for adoption immediately after birth. She hid her pregnancy and kept the secret for a long time, fearing expulsion from Radcliffe College, an all-girls Catholic school.

O'Reilly became a freelance writer in New York City, writing for Vogue and other publications. That's where she met Gloria Steinem, in 1972, while they were both working for New York magazine. Steinem, O'Reilly, and several other colleagues co-founded Ms., the first national magazine "to make feminist voices audible, feminist journalism tenable, and a feminist worldview available to the public," according the magazine's website.

The cover story of the first issue of the publication was O'Reilly's essay "Click! The Housewife's Moment of Truth."

"I wrote with such determination and passion, sure that we would bring about the revolution immediately," she said in a recent interview. "It's a great revolution that [men] realize their hands are capable of washing dishes. The separate spheres are no longer so separate," she said.

O'Reilly also published a book The Girl Left Behind: The Housewife Moment of Truth and Other Feminist Ravings in 1980. The collection of essays describes her experiences in the feminist revolution.



Bill Ramage Artist's Lecture
On Tuesday, February 7 at 6 p.m. in Griswold Library, Vermont-based installation artist Bill Ramage will be giving his artist’s lecture.

Ramage recently published an autobiographical anthology of his work Seeing, and in it he explains his motives for making art: “I have always been intrigued and curious about seeing, but this is intensified thirty years ago while I was working on the Empirical studies. It was as though an almost tangible presence within me made the request that I focus my curiosity about seeing on trying to find another way to envision the Lebenswelt (lifeworld). For thirty years my efforts have been an evolving response to this request.”

Through his art, Ramage challenges the “very limited” way human beings visually interpret the world around us: his work strives to convey what it is lurking beyond our habitual vision. The installation at the Feick promises to be an immersive experience for viewers that speak to these notions.

The exhibition and all events are free and open to the public. General gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday 1 p.m.-5 p.m., or by appointment. Please contact Kerrilee Knights, gallery coordinator, at 802-287-8398 for more information or email feick@greenmtn.edu.



GMC Professor Mark Dailey Receives Grant of $27,000
By Bruna Lobato
Professor Mark Dailey and five GMC students recently received a grant of $27,000 from the ASIANetwork Freeman Student-Faculty Fellows Program to conduct anthropological, ethnographic research in China this coming summer.

The study will investigate how massive outmigration from the Chinese countryside is affecting the human-environment relationship in these increasingly depopulated areas. In particular, they will conduct onsite fieldwork to explore how deruralization is affecting both ecological change and the social memories and behaviors tethered to environmental features in the countryside.

"We wish to tell the story of China's historically unprecedented rate and volume of development from this vantage point--by attending ethnographically to the "closing capillaries" of cultural practices and environmental memories at the edge of an expanding economic empire," says Mark Dailey.

ASIANetwork has a mission of giving undergraduate liberal arts institution special opportunities and challenges in the development of Asian Studies.



Hopper Scores 1,000th Career Point
Millicent Hopper scored 15 points and joined the 1,000th point club, but it was not enough as the Husson University women's basketball team used a balanced attack and various lineups to defeat the visiting Green Mountain College Eagles by a score of 81-62 in the Newman Gymnasium Friday night.

For the visiting Eagles, Millicent Hopper scored her 1,000th point as a member of Green Mountain College, finishing with exactly that number as part of a 15 point, 11 rebound double-double despite the loss. She became the tenth GMC player to reach the prestigious mark in the history of the women’s basketball program.

Hopper finished the night tying teammate Chanleigh Casey with the team lead in the point department. Sierra Pease added 14 points to the effort; while Chelsea Paul scored 10 of her own to round out the double-digit scorers. Green Mountain shot just under 40% from the floor, and was narrowly out-rebounded by the host Eagles 40-36.



Scholar in Residence Fred Kirschenmann to Speak at GMC
At heart, Fred Kirschenmann is a farmer-he still runs a 2600-acre family farm in North Dakota. Ever since the 1970s, when he converted the farm to a certified organic operation, he began thinking deeply about sustainability of agriculture as it is practiced today.

His inquiry led to several decades of research, study and experimentation, and today Kirschenmann is an internationally-known advocate for land ethics and sustainable agriculture. He is the first scholar in residence for Green Mountain College's new Master's of Sustainable Food Systems program and will speak at the Gorge at 7 p.m. on Monday, February 13.

The title of his talk will be "Two Food Stories: Which Path Will We Take?" The event is free and open to the public, and Vermont Secretary of Agriculture Chuck Ross will be present to welcome Dr. Kirschenmann and the new students in the MSFS program.



Faculty Colloquium Series:
Rommy Fuller

Join prof. Rommy Fuller (education) this Wednesday, February 8 from 12 – 1 p.m. in Terrace 124.

Rommy will share the results of the reading fluency research that she conducted during the fall semester with first year students.



Chronicle Story Features
GMC Profs

Dean of Faculty Tom Mauhs-Pugh and prof. Philip Ackerman-Leist (environmental studies) are prominently quoted in this week's edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education. The story by senior reporter Scott Carlson describes colleges where practical skills are combined with theoretical knowledge. Maughs-Pugh connects attention to practical skills in higher education to John Dewey, another Vermonter.

"If you are going to understand the world you live in, you need to understand how it got that way in a very practical way-you need to solve the problems that humans have been trying to solve for 10,000 years," Maughs-Pugh says. "The goal was to engage people with addressing the fundamental occupations of humanity-dealing with food, shelter, heat-and gain insight into how humans have solved these problems or addressed these problems, and what the limitations are."

See the full article here.



ANNOUNCEMENTS

GreenMAP Trips and Sign-ups
Registration opens today, February 6, for a number of GreenMAP trips coming up in the next few weeks. The trips are:

Snowshoe Backpacking
Experience the magic of the wilderness in winter.
Leaders: Camille, Anna, Jon
Pre-trip Meeting: February 8 at 8:30 p.m. (in GreenMAP office)
Trip Date: February 17-19

Telemark Ski Clinic
Join GreenMAP’s PSIA telemark instructors and learn the joy of the telemark turn. Participants must have a ski pass or buy a lift ticket.
Leaders: Summer, Nick M.
Trip Date: February 18 (meet in GreenMAP at 10 a.m.)

Intro to Backcountry Skiing
Learn the basics of backcountry ski touring!
Leaders: Eyliese, Sandra
Trip Date: February 19

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

Outdoor Job Fair
Interested in working in the outdoors? Make sure to stop by Withey Lobby this Tuesday, February 7 from 9 – 11 a.m. in Withey Hall Lobby for the fourth annual outdoor job fair.

Organizations attending include:
  • Adirondack Mountain Club
  • Northland Adventure Education & Therapy Center
  • Student Conservation Association
  • True North Wilderness Program
  • Vermont Fish and Wildlife
  • Vermont Youth Adventures
  • Vermont Youth Conservation Corps
  • Windigo Adventure

Diversity Committee Open Meeting
Join the Diversity Committee on Tuesday, February 7 at 12:15 in the Buttery for an open meeting.

Open Stage Night in the Coffeehouse
The GMC music department will host open mike on Tuesday, February 7 from 7:30 – 10 p.m. in the Moses Coffeehouse. Sing, play, read poetry, or share other talents.

Academic Skills Workshop: Getting the Most Out of Your Reading in the Least Time
Join the Learning Center this Wednesday, February 8 from 1 – 2 p.m. in the Special Collections Room for a workshop on how to read effectively and efficiently.

Theater Tech Informational Meeting
Interested in theater tech? Join for an informational meeting on Wednesday, February 8 from 6 – 6:30 p.m. on Ackley Stage.

Summer Study Abroad Fair
Do you want to study abroad, but can’t find room in your schedule? Would you prefer a month or 6 weeks to a full semester? Stop by Withey Lobby this Thursday, February 9 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. for a summer study abroad fair and learn about opportunities from GMC, School for Field Studies, SIT, Living Routes, Round River, and more.

Sustainability Office Open House
Join the Sustainability Office (Terrace 125 – corner office with baby gate) this Thursday, February 9 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. for an open house. Learn more about what the sustainability office does, and meet members of the Eco-Reps, SCGF, recycling and compost crew, and hang out with Beth’s dog Jameson. Free coffee and homemade treats will be available.

Latin Dancing with Alex Alvear and Friends
Get ready to dance this Friday, February 10 at 9 p.m. in the Gorge. Alex Alvear and Friends will be playing Latin dance rhythms all night long. Working on your meringue or salsa skills? Come early to get some lessons with the band.



FACULTY NOTES

  • MSES alum Eric Miller '10 has co-authored an article with prof. Mark Jordan (biology). It appeared in the most recent issue of the Journal of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science and is titled "Relationship Between Exotic Invasive Shrubs and American Woodcock (Scolopax minor) Nest Success and Habitat Selection." The article, which was part of Eric's MSES thesis research, shows that woodcock preferred to nest in sites with a lower proportion of exotic, invasive shrubs such as multiflora rose and tararian honeysuckle. The article concludes with recommendations for controlling invasive species in order to assist conservation of the American woodcock.
IN THIS ISSUE:
Jane O'Reilly at GMC
Bill Ramage Artist Lecture
Rommy Fuller Colloquium
Faculty Notes







Men's Basketball
2/7, 7 p.m. at Bard
2/10, 5 p.m. vs. SUNY Canton
2/11, 3 p.m. at Castleton

Women's Basketball
2/11, 1 p.m. at Castleton

WEEK AT A GLANCE

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6
HooPla
12 - 12:45 p.m.,
Withey Lobby

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

Pilates
3 - 4 p.m.,
Ackley Chapel

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
7:30 - 9 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7
Outdoor Job Fair
9 - 11 a.m.,
Withey Lobby

Speaker: Jane O'Reilly
9:30 a.m.,
Gorge

Diversity Committee Open Meeting
12:15 p.m.,
Buttery

Open Chapel/Mystical Prayer
12:20 - 12:50 p.m.,
Ackley Chapel

Vinyasa Flow Yoga
2 - 3:15 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

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

Shakti Tribal Dance Practice
4 - 5:30 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

Bill Ramage Artist Lecture
6 p.m., Griswold Library

Fire Spinning
6 - 7:30 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

Open Stage Night
7:30 - 10 p.m.,
Moses Coffeehouse

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8
Faculty Colloquium Series:
Rommy Fuller

12 - 1 p.m.,
Terrace 124

Open Chapel/When We Pray
12:20 - 12:50 p.m.,
Ackley Chapel

Academic Skills Workshop:
Getting the Most out of Your Reading

1 - 2 p.m.,
Special Collections Room

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

Self-Defense
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

Theater Tech Informational Meeting
6 - 6:30 p.m.,
Ackley Stage

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

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

Zazen Meditation
7 - 7:30 p.m.,
Ackley Chapel

Shakti Tribal Dance - Advanced
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Bogue Movement Studio

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9
Sustainability Office
Open House

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.,
Sustainability Office

Summer Study Abroad Fair
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Withey Lobby

HooPla
12 - 12:45 p.m.,
Withey Lobby

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

Kripalu Yoga
5:15 - 6:30 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

Fire Spinning
6 - 7:30 p.m.
Bogue Movement Studio

Pilates
8 - 9 p.m.
Ackley Chapel

Open Chapel
9 - 10 p.m.
Ackley Chapel

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10
Open Chapel/Celtic Prayer
12:20 - 12:50 p.m.,
Ackley Chapel

Kripalu Yoga
1 - 2:15 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

Shakti Tribal Dance Practice
4 - 5:30 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

Hip-Hop and Freestyle Dance
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

Alex Alvear and Friends
9 p.m., Gorge

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11
Contemporary Dance
12:30 - 3 p.m.
Bogue Movement Studio