Above: Students on a GreenMAP backcountry ski trip to Mont Valieres de Saint Real, Gaspe Peninsula, QC. Several other GMC groups pursued recreational, environmental or community service activities outside Vermont during spring break. Fourteen students spent a week in Appalachia, Virginia for Mountain Justice Spring Break, an annual program that brings together concerned citizens to learn about the environmental effects of mountaintop removal mining. Meanwhile, 15 students spent the week at the Red Bird Mission in Kentucky, serving low-income residents in one of the most impoverished areas in the United States. The GMC softball team found warm, dry playing fields in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and played several exhibition games in preparation for the 2013 season. And the Flying Squirrels, GMC’s irrepressible Ultimate Frisbee Team, competed in a national tournament in Brunswick, Ga.


BFA Student Exhibits at Feick Arts Center
The William Feick Arts Center features artwork from five fine arts students through May of 2013.

Elizabeth Billings of Winooski, Vt. paints in oils and gouache. Her exhibit "Kinetic," of or relating to the motion of material bodies and the forces and energy associated therewith, is an exploration of movement and energy created from brush strokes and color.

Inspired by her natural surroundings, Billings uses source imagery as a base which she then builds upon with her paint and mark making. "Kinetic" will open on Friday, March 15 with a reception from 6 - 8 p.m., and will run through April 2.

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



Community Presentation: David Hinton
David Hinton is an internationally renowned Vermont-based author and translator of Chinese poetry. His award-winning work integrates Chinese and environmental philosophy with notions of cosmology, aesthetics, religion, and landscape.

This Friday, March 15 he will give a presentation titled "Deep Ecology and Cosmology: Ancient China, Contemporary Vermont" at 4 p.m. in Terrace 124, drawing from his most recent book Hunger Mountain: A Field Guide to Mind and Landscape.



Spring Theater Production: The Neo-Futurist Project
This improvisatory performance piece was first developed in Chicago in 1988 and consists of 30 short plays performed within sixty minutes.

The show is written, directed and performed by a small ensemble and is entirely student directed. Save the dates: performances will be held Friday and Saturday March 22 and March 23 in Ackley Theater at 7 p.m. Admission is free.



MindMixer Launch
on Friday

Join fellow GMCers at the MindMixer Launch Celebration this Friday, March 15 from 2 - 4 p.m. in the Gorge.

MindMixer is an online tool that acts as a constant community conversation. This program was a Fall SCGF grant, meaning that your money is supporting MindMixer.

Come enjoy refreshments made by Slow Foods, enter our raffle, hear more about MindMixer and learn how to get connected. Questions? Contact club2020@greenmtn.edu.



Alumni Office hiring students for spring Phonathon
Do you want to help support the College, add work experience to your resume and make some extra spending money at the same time? Are you energetic, enthusiastic about GMC and an effective communicator? If so, the alumni office wants to hear from you!

The development and alumni relations department will be hiring 15 student workers to serve as ambassadors to alumni, parents and friends of GMC through a calling campaign for three weeks this April. The primary purpose of the phone calls will be to update information and ask for financial support towards the College Annual fund. The GMC Annual Fund supports the operating budget, including scholarships, student activities, athletics and research opportunities that tuition alone does not fully cover.

The 2013 phonathon will take place Monday through Thursday from 5 - 8 p.m. the weeks of April 1, 8 and 15. The pay rate for the positions starts at $10 per hour with added bonuses and performance-based incentives and is not strictly a work-study position.

If you are available and interested in setting up an interview, please contact Maxwell Seeland, associate director of development and alumni relations at (802) 287-8293 or seelandm@greenmtn.edu. He will also be available in Withey lobby on Tuesday March 12 from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. to answer any questions you might have.



ANNOUNCEMENTS

Career Corner
Mark your Calendars!
In just two weeks, the Office of Career Services will be hosting its 5th Annual Spring Career Fair from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in Withey Lobby. Participants include: Vermont Public Interest Research Group, Americorps, Peace Corps, Community Care Network, Vermont Youth Conservation Corps, Adaptive Ski and Sport, Silver Bay YMCA, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibilities, The Howard Center of Burlington, and Vermont National Guard among others.

Whether you are looking for an internship or post-graduate employment, this is a great place to start. Be sure to have you resume prepared. Contact Maia in the Office of Career Services to make an appointment and find out how you can prepare.

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, March 12 at 4 p.m. in the Student Life office (Withey 164) to plan and host campus wide events for the Green Mountain College community.

Free Grass Union at GMC this Friday
This Friday, March 15 at 9 p.m. in the Gorge, the College Programming Board presents Free Grass Union, a progressive five-piece string band from Long Island, N.Y. They are known for their exciting and imaginative spin on traditional bluegrass music. Their genre-defying music has spread throughout the East Coast of the United States and continues to spark the attention of audiences every time they play.



STAFF/STUDENT NOTES

  • Learning Center director Christina Fabrey is the co-chair of the 2013 Vermont Women in Higher Education (VWHE) Women’s Leadership Conference, which will be held March 21 and 22 at Killington Grand Resort.

    Madeleine Kunin, Vermont’s first female governor and author of The New Feminist Agenda: Defining the Next Revolution for Women, Work and Family, is the keynote speaker for the event. The 2013 conference theme is "Pearls of Wisdom" in honor of Kunin’s first book, Pearls, Politics and Power: How Women Can Win and Lead.

  • Jefferson County agricultural development officer and MSES student Shepherd Ogden recently returned from a 12-day volunteer consulting project in Belarus, sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Farmer to Farmer (FTF) program.

    Ogden’s trip was organized by CNFA, which works to strengthen agricultural value chains and help farmers worldwide to access and compete in high-value markets. The Republic of Belarus is considering development of an organic agriculture and Ogden’s role was to provide information about the development, certification and regulation of organic agriculture in the United States over the past 30 years to groups around the country that are tasked with the industry’s development.
IN THIS ISSUE:
BFA Exhibits at The Feick
David Hinton Presentation
MindMixer Launch this Week
Staff/Student Notes





Men's Lacrosse
3/12, 1 p.m. vs. Olivet

Women's Lacrosse
3/13, 3 p.m. at Cazenovia
3/16, 1 p.m. at Regis

Men's Tennis
3/13, 5 p.m. at Castleton

WEEK AT A GLANCE
GMC Event Calendar
Poultney Event calendar

MONDAY, MARCH 11
Vinyasa Yoga
4 p.m.,
Ackley Chapel

TUESDAY, MARCH 12
College Programming Board Meeting
4 p.m.,
Student Life Office

Guided Meditation
4 p.m.,
Ackley Chapel

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

Yoga
5:15 p.m.,
Ackley Chapel

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

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13
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, MARCH 14
Lunchtime Yoga
12:05 p.m.,
Ackley Chapel

Zazen Meditation
6 p.m.,
Ackley Chapel

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

FRIDAY, MARCH 15
MindMixer Launch Party
2 - 4 p.m.,
The Gorge

David Hinton Presentation
4 p.m.,
Terrace 124

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

Senior Art Opening:
Elizabeth Billings

6 - 8 p.m.,
The Feick

CPB Concert:
Free Grass Union

9 p.m.,
The Gorge

SATURDAY, MARCH 16
Massage Therapy
9 a.m.,
Wellness Center

SUNDAY, MARCH 17
Quaker Worship Group
10 a.m.,
Ackley Chapel