The final BFA show of the year will feature the photography and printmaking if Ian Barnum of Norwood, N.J. Read more below.



Ms. Dianne Dillon-Ridgley is 2013 Commencement Speaker
Green Mountain College’s commencement speaker for 2013 is Ms. Dianne Dillon-Ridgley, a national and international leader in environmental sustainability, corporate responsibility and social justice. She will address GMC graduates at the College’s 176th commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 11 at 10 a.m. Dillon-Ridgley will also receive an honorary doctor of laws degree from GMC.

Ms. Dillon-Ridgley represents the World Young Women's Christian Association at U.N. headquarters in New York, and has served on numerous U.S. delegations to U.N. global meetings and other international conferences. She was appointed to the U.S. delegation for the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to the 1997 United Nations General Assembly Special Session (also known as the “Earth Summit+5”) in New York City, and to the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg, South Africa, making her the only person to serve on all three American delegations. She is founding chair-emeritus of Plains Justice, an environmental law center for the Great Plains states. more...



Dr. Alan Goldberg Speaks at Annual Thomas L. Benson Lecture Thursday
Green Mountain College will host Dr. Alan Goldberg as speaker at the College’s annual Thomas L. Benson Lecture, Thursday, April 18 at 4 p.m. in Ackley Hall. Dr. Goldberg is professor of toxicology and founding director at the Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

The title of his address is “Animals, Food; Food-Animals.” In his presentation Dr. Goldberg will examine the question “With an estimated human population of nine billion by 2050, and possibly higher by 2100, how do we ethically feed the world?” The discussion illuminates human attitudes about animals and their roles in research and agriculture. more...



Faculty Member and Student Present "Graffiti Art: The Brazilian Street"
A new exhibit in Surdam features photographs of dazzling street art that enlivens the urban landscape of Brazilian cities. Prof. Kevin Bubriski (fine arts) and student Bruna Lobato ’15 elaborate on their joint project of examining graffiti in several of Brazil’s largest cities. They will be presenting as part of the Spring 2013 Faculty Colloquium this Wednesday at noon in Terrace 124.

Kevin will talk about the photographer's process of encountering and framing the unfamiliar, while Bruna will talk about the cultural aspects of graffiti art from her point of view as a native Brazilian. Each segment explores different artists and the act of painting on the street.

In Rio, they examine the recently "pacified" favela of Katagalo with artist PXE. In Salvador, they show us the work of Afro-Brazilian artist Dimak and the "pacified" favela of Saramandaia. In San Paulo, the "Pimp My Carocca" festival features graffiti artists working with underclass garbage haulers of the city to provide them with medical help and re-fabricate their garbage collection push carts.



Annual Spring Concert Features The GMC and Community Concert Band
On Friday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m., The GMC and Community Concert Band presents its annual spring concert featuring selections from Carl Orff’s famous Carmina Burana.

Other highlights will include a collection of Welsh battle marches, whimsical French folk songs, and a high energy suite of Balkan and Armenian dances.

The performance is conducted by James P. Cassarino and is free and open to the public.



Ian Barnum presents "Double Design" Exhibition at the Feick
The William Feick Arts Center has been exhibiting work from fine arts students throughout the semester—each participant developed a solo exhibit to complete their bachelor of fine arts degree.

The second-to-last show of the year will feature the photography and printmaking if Ian Barnum of Norwood, N.J. Ian portrays the beauty and message of design in two of his interests, ecological design and vintage cars.

His exhibit "Double Design" opens on Friday, April 19 with a reception from 6-8 p.m. The show will run through April 30.

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.



Third Time's a Charm for Connor Braden
The North Atlantic Conference released its NAC East weekly tennis awards last week and Green Mountain College's Connor Braden again earned Rookie of the Week honors after a perfect 6-0 week. This is the third week in a row that the Indiana native has been bestowed with the award which sets a precedent at GMC.

Braden was undefeated in three NAC matches. On Thursday, he and his doubles partner were victorious in their first flight doubles match against MCLA posting an 8-1 victory. He followed that up with a straight-sets victory in first flight singles, 6-0, 6-2. Against Lyndon he posted an 8-2 victory in doubles before ousting his Lyndon opponent in singles, 6-0, 6-2.

In the week's final match against Castleton, Braden and his doubles' partner edged out their opponents 9-7, winning the tie breaker 10-8. He then upended his opponent in singles 6-2, 6-4.



Register Now for Poultney 2020
Imagine a future Poultney where residents, students, and visitors alike are drawn to the town’s unique and eclectic collection of Vermont stores, shops, galleries, eating places, farms, museums, theater and cultural events; where an ecosystem of new businesses is thriving and creating good, local jobs; a place where a small town and a small college have partnered to preserve the local culture, protect the natural environment, create financial security and improve the quality of life.

“Poultney 2020: Taking Revitalization to the Next Level,” a full-day conference on Wednesday, April 24 at the College and various venues in the Poultney region, is a first step in bringing together the consensus and resources for a significant new revitalization effort. The conference represents a partnership between Green Mountain College and the Poultney Downtown Revitalization Committee (PDRC) and the greater Poultney community.

Poultney 2020 is free and open to the public. Registration, coffee and light refreshments will be held at the college at 8 a.m. in the Gorge on the 24th to kick of the event. The full conference agenda can be found online here.



ANNOUNCEMENTS

Earth Week 2.0 Begins!
This week is the official start of Earth Week 2.0, two weeks of fun and exciting events to highlight and celebrate the accomplishments of faculty, staff, and students in relation to the environment.

Earth Week 2.0 will run from Monday, April 15 to Friday, April 26. Here are just a few of the featured events:

On Monday April 15, The Black Culture Club is sponsoring a talk by Tom Burrell on “Images of African American Culture” at 9 a.m. in the Gorge and 8 p.m. in the East Room.

On Wednesday April 17 at 1 p.m. there will be an official kick-off parade starting between Cree and Lyman featuring marchers from different clubs and larger-than-life, papier-mâché replicas of farmers, animals, and food crafted by Green Mountain College art student Annie Parham.

On Thursday April 18 at 4 p.m. as part of the Benson Lecture Series Alan Golberg will be giving a talk titled "Food, Animals, Food Animals: Large Scale Livestock Agriculture."

On Wednesday April 24 the Poultney 2020 Conference is happening all day starting at GMC and ending downtown. You can find out more information and register for free here.

Get all the latest information online here!

Ireland Pilgrimage Study Group
Interested in traveling to Ireland? Join for an information session this Tuesday, April 16 at 12:30 p.m. in Withey Lobby about a “pilgrimage” to Ireland scheduled for May 2014! Questions? Contact Shirley Oskamp at oskamps@greenmtn.edu.

REC 4051 Colloquium: "Trails, Rivers, Lakes and Rocks"
On Wednesday, April 17, the REC 4051 class will host a colloquium entitled "Trails, Rivers, Lakes and Rocks: The Opportunities & Rational for Local Outdoor Recreation." The colloquium is the capstone presentation of the adventure education and youth development and camp management majors at Green Mountain College. It will take place in Withey Hall, in both the Booth Lounge and the East Room. Presentations will begin at 10:30 a.m. and commence at 5:15 p.m.

Film Showing: A Place at the Table"
The Tiny Theatre will be showing "A Place at the Table" this Tuesday, April 16 at 7 p.m.

This is a new documentary that investigates incidents of hunger experienced by millions of Americans, and proposes solutions to the problem. Admission is free. Bring a non-perishable donation for the Poultney Food Shelf if possible. Discussion Follows.

Film Showing: "Last Call at the Oasis"
The Tiny Theatre will be showing "Last Call at the Oasis" this Wednesday, April 17 at 7 p.m.

Join the International Awareness club for this powerful film about the global water crisis. Free for students and community members.

Progressive Program Information Meeting
Interested in the Progressive Program at GMC? Join Progressive Program director Jen Baker and current Progressive Program students to discuss the merits of becoming a Progressive scholar and about the application procedure. Professors: If you know any students who you think would be a great match for the program, please tell them to attend this meeting - and feel free to attend as well!

A Delicate Balance Poster Symposium
Please join students and faculty this Thursday, April 18 starting at 10 a.m. in Withey Lobby in this event which highlights the projects of "A Delicate Balance," the capstone of our Environmental Liberal Arts program. From projects aimed locally at campus quality of life to those reaching outward to national politics; and from projects which enhance social capital to those of environmental sustainability, you'll see many examples of our students putting their research and service skills to work in interesting and useful ways.



FACULTY/STAFF/STUDENT NOTES
  • Earlier this semester, prof. Karen Fleming (sustainable business) took six students from her Business 4045 Entrepreneurship II course to the “Love an Entrepreneur” event at the University of Vermont. The trip included voting on business concepts presented by ten UVM student teams, lunch at American Flatbread (a restaurant focusing on local sourcing), and a tour of businesses that Fleming helped to launch. The night before, students stayed at her home and were treated to a home-cooked organic breakfast prepared by the professor!

  • Last year, prof. Kevin Bubriski’s digital photography class began working on a project called “A Day in the Life: Green Mountain College,” where students photographed members of the GMC community on a single day, March 29, 2012. The goal was to capture exclusively through photography a typical day at Green Mountain College through its people. The project was published online and the images included students, faculty, and staff of GMC as well as local Poultney community members. Recast as a physical photo exhibition, “Faces of Our Community: Poultney, VT” is now on display in Middlebury, Vt. This representation of the original digital publication can be seen at the Vermont Folklife Center in the Voice and Vision Documentary Workspace April 3-27.

  • Daryl Tucker, assistant athletic director and head men's basketball coach, was selected to attend the first annual Division III Institute for Administrative Advancement (DIII Institute). NCAA Division III, in partnership with the Minority Opportunities Athletic Association (MOAA), has created the Division III Institute to provide professional development and networking opportunities for administrators of color from under-represented populations within Division III athletics.

  • Students in REC 1041: Outdoor Living Skills (OLS), recently completed four-day, overnight field excursions to the Adirondack Mountains of New York State (April 4-7 & 11-14). While visiting the Lake George Wild Forest, the 17 students practiced Leave No Trace travel technique and off-trail navigation with topographic maps and baseplate compasses. They also persevered through a range of difficult weather and environmental conditions that included cold temperatures, torrential rain, freezing rain, snow, and ice. The Spring 2013 edition of OLS was taught by prof. Andrew Bentley (adventure education) and is offered yearly as the prerequisite for students interested in the adventure education fall block cohort of courses.

  • Student Hayden Smith '16 (communication studies) recently submitted an op-ed piece titled "Colleges Pledge Divestment from Fossil-Fuel Stocks in a Movement to Solve the Climate Crisis" as part of COM 2013: Writing for Media which was accepted in Nation of Change. Read the article online here.

IN THIS ISSUE:
2013 Commencement Speaker
Thomas L. Benson Lecture
Ian Barnum BFA Exhibit
Faculty/Staff/Student Notes





Men's Lacrosse
4/17, 5 p.m. at Rivier
4/20, 1 p.m. vs. Johnson St.
4/21, 1 p.m. at Lyndon St.

Men's Tennis
4/16, 3:30 p.m. at Johnson St.
4/18, 4:30 p.m. at Sage
4/20, 12 p.m. vs. Johnston St.

Women's Softball
4/17, 3 & 5 p.m. vs. Daniel Webster
4/19, 3 & 5 p.m. at Johnson St.
4/20, 1 & 3 p.m. vs. Lyndon St.

Women's Lacrosse
4/17, 4 p.m. at Colby-Sawyer
4/20, 1 p.m. at Thomas
4/21, 12 p.m. at Me.-Farmington


WEEK AT A GLANCE
GMC Event Calendar
Poultney Event calendar

MONDAY, APRIL 15
Earth Week 2.0
All Week
Green Mountain College

Vinyasa Yoga
4 - 5:30 p.m.,
Ackley Chapel

TUESDAY, APRIL 16
Guided Meditation
4 p.m.,
Ackley Chapel

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

Yoga
5:15 - 6:15 p.m.,
Ackley Chapel

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

Film Showing: "A Place at the Table"
7 p.m.,
Tiny Theatre

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17
Sacred Places Walk
6:30 - 7:30 a.m.,
Ackley Chapel

REC 4051 Colloquium:
"Trails, Rivers, Lakes and Rocks"

10:30 a.m.,
East Room

Faculty Colloquium:
Kevin Bubriski

12 p.m.,
Terrace 124

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

A/V Editing Tutorials
4 p.m.,
Graphics Lab

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

Film Showing: "Last Call at the Oasis"
7 p.m.,
Tiny Theatre

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

THURSDAY, APRIL 18
A Delicate Balance Poster Symposium
10 a.m.,
Withey Lobby

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

Thomas L. Benson Lecture
4 p.m.,
Ackley Hall

Open Dance Practice
6 - 8 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

Zazen Meditation
6 - 6:30 p.m.,
Ackley Chapel

FRIDAY, APRIL 19
Ireland Pilgrimage Study Group
12:30 p.m.,
Withey Lobby

Ian Barnum BFA Reception
6 - 8 p.m.,
The Feick

Annual Spring Concert
7:30 p.m.,
Ackley Hall

SATURDAY, APRIL 20

SUNDAY, APRIL 21
Quaker Worship Group
10 a.m.,
Ackley Chapel