An anonymous donation to the GMC Bookshelf in Griswold Library.
Photo by Laura Huley

Author and Activist Angelica Harris to speak at GMC
Angelica Harris comes to Green Mountain College, Thursday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m., to share her life's work as an author, an abuse survivor and a human rights activist. She will also share her experiences in creating a school program for struggling New York City teens. Her presentation is in Bogue Hall, Room 017.

Harris uses her personal story to raise awareness of domestic violence and help others find healing. She pursued creative arts at Hunter College, where she majored in history and theatre, before leaving school to help financially support her family.

Harris is the author of Living with Rage, a memoir about her personal struggles through various forms of abuse. She works in the Second Chance Program, which helps youth offenders in Queens, N.Y. receive mentoring and educational services. She is also launching a new mentoring program at the Taconic Correctional Facility in Albion, N.Y. where she will offer inspiring talks and creative writing outlets to inmates.

Harris is the author of three fantasy novels including The Quest for Excalibur. From these books was born the Excalibur Reading Program, a non-profit program that brings the importance of reading, writing, and the arts to all children, as well as to organizations dedicated to children with special needs. The Excalibur Reading Program is a new pilot program in designated public schools in the New York City area.

This presentation is free and open to the public. A book signing will follow.

Shakti Tribal Dance to Perform at Yale
Ten GMC students in Shakti Tribal Dance will soon be traveling to Yale University with prof. Susanne Claxton to perform in a fundraising show on Saturday, April 6.

On Sunday, April 7, Susanne will be giving a lecture and workshop to the public and Yale community on the role of the daimonic in improvisational art.

Claxton and her students will explore the metaphysics and the practical application of the idea of improvisational art as manifestation of divinity by means of the daimonic (Spanish "duende") through the medium of flesh.

Spanish poet, dramatist and theater director Garcia Lorca describes the duende as something that “presupposes a radical change to all the old kinds of form, brings totally unknown and fresh sensations, with the qualities of a newly created rose, miraculous, generating an almost religious enthusiasm.”

Participants will gain a simple philosophical understanding and engage in exercises aimed at facilitating an embodied knowledge of the concepts.

Storyteller Series: Lesley Nase
Storyteller Lesley Nase will be coming to GMC on Tuesday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Gorge sharing Earth based tales and stories about celebrations of the seasons, including the solstice, equinox and others.

Lesley hosts a local radio program in Bennington called “Books, Yarns & Tales”, and will be doing a taping for the show during prof. Shirley Oskamp's Stories of the Spirit class that afternoon.

The evening performance is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Spring Theater Production: "Where Do Babies Come From and Life’s Other Mysteries"
Neo-Futurist Project performance pieces were first staged in Chicago in 1988, consisting of a series of short plays performed within sixty minutes.

GMC’s entirely original version of this form, called “Where do Babies Come From And Life’s Other Mysteries,” is written and performed by a student ensemble and is directed by Nora Alexander '15. Performances will be held Friday and Saturday March 22 and March 23 in Ackley Theater at 7 p.m.

Kyle Walz Named NAC Rookie of the Week
The North Atlantic Conference (NAC) released its weekly awards last week and Green Mountain College freshman attacker Kyle Walz was named NAC Rookie of the Week for his performance in Sunday's game against Daniel Webster College.

Walz scored two goals in his collegiate debut for the Eagles. The freshman demonstrated tremendous accuracy, scoring on both of the shots he took.

The Rookie of the Week recognition was only the second time a GMC player has received the honor since joining the conference in the 2008-09 season.

GMC Career Services Director Awarded the Carol A. Moore Scholarship
Vermont Women in Higher Education (VWHE) recently awarded its annual scholarship to GMC director of Career Services Maia Hanron-Sanford.

Named after Lyndon State College’s president, the Carol A. Moore Scholarship recognizes women working in Vermont higher education who want to advance their careers. This is the eighth year VWHE has given the scholarship, worth up to $1,000.

“It’s wonderful that we can consistently support and nurture women in higher education,” said Amy Bourgeois, VWHE Executive Board Chair. “We are inspired by Ms. Hanron-Sanford’s dedication to Vermont students.”

Hanron-Sanford plans to use the scholarship to attend the Career Development Facilitator Program (CDF) offered through the National Career Development Association. This program guides professionals through 12 competencies related to career development, including education on labor market trends, diversity, ethical and legal issues, technology and other topics.

She plans to travel to Albany for a three-day workshop; the rest of the program is completed online from January to August 2013.

VWHE is sponsored by the American Council on Education’s Office of Women in Higher Education, based in Washington, D.C. VWHE works to foster connections among women in various sectors of higher education, promote women's leadership and encourage and support women leaders of diverse backgrounds.

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


Career Corner
How to Prepare for a Job Fair
Job fairs are springing up everywhere this time of year. Next Monday, March 25 from 11:30 - 1:30 p.m. in Withey Lobby, Career Services is hosting its 5th Annual Spring Career Fair. Following that on Tuesday, March 26, Castleton State College will be hosting their job fair from 11:30 - 1:30 p.m. in Glenbrook Gymnasium.

Currently, the following organizations are scheduled to visit GMC: Peace Corps, VHCB Americorps, The Howard Center of Burlington, Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sport, Vermont Youth Conservation Corps, Vermont National Guard, Silver Bay YMCA, Vermont Public Interest Research Group, Rutland Community Care, and Vermont Business for Social Responsibility.
Here are a few tips on how you can prepare:
  • Research these companies ahead of time to gain a sense of the company’s mission, location, and general company objectives.

  • Have a resume on hand for these recruiters to take a look at. While some of these organizations may prefer you access a separate application, it doesn’t hurt to be prepared or have someone within a particular industry provide feedback. Ask the representative how you could improve your resume to better your chances of employment at their company.

  • Dress to impress; you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression.
Contact Maia Hanron-Sanford in Career Services if you need any assistance before the fair.

Poultney 2020 Workshops
Want to learn more about Poultney 2020 and what it means for GMC and Poultney? Join for these workshops focusing on different aspects of Poultney 2020. More information is available in the Daily Events email.

3/18: Goods and Services – 6 p.m., Tiny Theater
3/18, Food – 6 p.m., The Buttery
3/19, Food – 8 a.m., The Station
3/19, The Arts – 6 p.m., The Gorge
4/10, Place – 5 p.m., Tiny Theater

Take Back the Night Event
Take Back the Night inspires and unites communities against sexual violence in all forms. On Saturday, March 23, GMC’s first Take Back the Night march will begin in Ames circle at 7 p.m. and end at the SAGE Labyrinth for a candlelight vigil and speak-out session where students are encouraged to share poetry, writing, and experiences.

Film Showing: "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
This Saturday, March 23, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” will be shown at the Tiny Theater with showtimes at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Directed by Peter Jackson, a younger and more reluctant Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out on an “unexpected journey” to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of dwarves to reclaim their stolen mountain home from a dragon named Smaug.

Admission is free for GMC students, $3 for community members. Popcorn ($1) and Vermont Sweetwater ($1.50) is available.
Angelica Harris at GMC
Shakti at Yale University
Storyteller: Lesley Nase
Campus Happenings

Men's Lacrosse
3/20, 6 p.m. vs. SUNY Cobleskill @ RPI
3/23, 1 p.m. at Lyndon
3/24, 1 p.m. at SUNY Canton

Women's Lacrosse
3/24, 11 a.m. vs. Dallas

GMC Event Calendar
Poultney Event calendar

Vinyasa Yoga
4 p.m.,
Ackley Chapel

Poultney 2020 Focus Group:
Goods & Services

6 p.m.,
Tiny Theater

Poultney 2020 Focus Group:

6 p.m.,
The Buttery

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

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

Earth Tales with Lesley Nase
7:30 p.m.,
The Gorge

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

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

Zazen Meditation
6 p.m.,
Ackley Chapel

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

Angelica Harris Presentation
6:30 p.m.,
Bogue 017

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

Spring Theater Production:
The Neo-Futurist Project

7 p.m.,
Ackley Theater

Spring Open House
10 a.m.,

Film Showing:
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"

6 & 9 p.m.,
Tiny Theater

Spring Theater Production:
The Neo-Futurist Project

7 p.m.,
Ackley Theater

Take Back the Night March
7 p.m.,
Ames Circle

Quaker Worship Group
10 a.m.,
Ackley Chapel