Choir to Perform Baroque Concert
The Green Mountain College Choir and Cantorion will present an all-Baroque concert on Saturday evening, April 14 at 7:30 in Ackley Theater. Professor of music James Cassarino will lead the choirs and guest chamber orchestra in a concert of ceremonial music by Buxtehude, Bach and Handel. In recognition of the 300th anniversary of Dietrich Buxtehude’s death, the choir will sing his celebratory cantatas ‘Rejoice, Earth and Heaven’ and ‘Cantante Domino.’ An important figure of Baroque era, Buxtehude had tremendous influence on Bach and Handel. The concert will open with selections from Handel’s majestic ‘Utrecht Jubilate’ and his well-known ‘Zadok the Priest’ will conclude the evening of Baroque ceremonial music. Admission is $5.00 for adults and free for students. For more information, contact Prof. Jim Cassarino at ext. 8249.
Seniors Aim for 100% Campaign Participation
As the College’s Annual Fund Director, Jennifer Schriber receives a lot of donations – ranging from the modest to seven figures. However, a gift she received last week may be one of the most memorable so far this year. It was a crisp, new hundred-dollar bill, presented to her by GMC senior Ashley Converse, who is hoping to lead her classmates into 100 percent participation in the New Century Campaign by graduation. more...
Spring Wellness Fair Thursday
The annual Spring Wellness Fair at Green Mountain College will take place Thursday, April 12, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in Withey Hall lobby. This tradition gathers some of the area’s most advanced and successful wellness providers from a wide array of disciplines. The fair features products, services, opportunities for massage and other wellness treatments. All are welcome. For more information, contact Bill Kelley at ext. 8376.
Farm Forum Presents Dr. Peter Horvath
Dr. Peter Horvath, nutritionist from the University of Buffalo will present a talk entitled, “You are what you eat, and where your food was grown: the effects of organic methods, storage and transportation on the nutritional quality of foods” on Monday, April 16th at 7p.m. in The Gorge of Withey Hall. This is the second of two farm forum talks this semester exploring issues of nutrition in the context of local and organic foods. For more information, contact Prof. Philip Ackerman-Leist at ext. 8254.
GMC Hosts Area Math Competition
Sixteen students from Whitehall and Poultney schools met at Green Mountain College last Thursday for the first ever Slate Valley Math Competition. The event was organized by Brian Festa, area business owner and retired high school math teacher, and GMC Prof. Jim Wright, with assistance from the Service-Learning Office. Prizes were awarded to the two highest scoring teams, and individual students from both schools were recognized for their performances as well. Organizers hope to expand the competition in coming years to include students from other area schools.
Prof. Mitch LesCarbeau (English) just had a poem accepted in The Louisiana Review. The title is "On My Mother's Blindness."
Prof. Mark D’Amico (Education) gave a presentation entitled Every Great Teacher Is A Coach” at the SDE New England conference for Educators in Manchester, NH. D’Amico asked participants to analyze coaching theory as it relates to classroom teaching and then use this information to develop a skill set of strategies they can use in their classroom to improve motivation, learning, and the dynamics of a classroom community.