Students Attend Model UN Conference
By Bruna Lobato
Fourteen GMC students participated along with 5,400+ peers from 315 schools on six continents in the 2012 National Model United Nations-NY (NMUN-NY) conference, held earlier this month.

The GMC delegates were Binh Bui '14, Denise Castro‎ '14, Minh Ho‎ '12, Laura Huley‎ '12, Lian Kariuki '15, Daniel Kimatarle '13, Jesoni Kuruyawa '12, Bruna Lobato‎ '15, David Newlands‎ '12, Daniel Riley '12, Mark Thiong'o '12, and Bianca Zanella '15.

"I had a thrilling time at the NMUN conference this year. This will be my last ever as a delegate for NMUN and I am proud to have represented GMC for three years," said Mark Thiong'o.

Kirstin Kelley '13 and Asadullah Sohail '13 represented People's Republic of China serving on the Security Council as one of the five permanent member states that have the power to veto substantive resolutions.

Delegates discussed several issues at the forefront of international relations with UN Headquarters as a backdrop. Most of the delegates had their resolutions passed.

"NMUN-NY helped me shape my skills to work in the international community. It was an experience I'll never forget," said Lian Kariuki.

Among many other successes, Bruna and Binh, who served on the Rio+20 Committee of Sustainable Development, passed two resolutions by acclamation.

In addition, Asadullah was chosen to be a reporter for the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, where he worked with alumnus Olesea Cojohari '11 as his director.

Prof. Keith McDade was the faculty advisor for the delegation, which received extensive support from the International Awareness Club.



GMC Ranks Among
Top Green Colleges

Green Mountain College continues to earn accolades as one of the greenest colleges in the country. GMC received a green rating of 97 on a scale of 60-99 in the 2012 edition of The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges.

Created by The Princeton Review in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), The Princeton Review's Guide to 322 Green Colleges is a free, comprehensive guidebook profiling institutions of higher education that demonstrate a notable commitment to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation. The Princeton Review chose the schools for this guide based on a survey of administrators at hundreds of colleges about their school's sustainability initiatives.

GMC is among the outstanding universities and colleges nationwide that are leading the “green” movement through their own special programs and initiatives.



GMC Hosts World-Renowned Population Expert
As of March, 2012, the world human population is estimated to be just over 7 billion by the United Nations. This figure is expected to reach between 8 and 10.5 billion between the years 2040 and 2050. Social scientists increasingly find strong connections between rising world population and poverty, social dislocation, disease, and rapidly diminishing resources.

William Ryerson, one of the nation's most thoughtful voices on population growth, will be on the Green Mountain College campus to discuss these connections in a free public presentation April 26 in Ackley Theater at 4:30 p.m. The title of his talk is "A Proven Strategy: Using Entertainment Media to Achieve a Sustainable Population."

Ryerson, founder and president of the Population Media Center (PMC) based in Shelburne, Vt., is the College's annual sophomore speaker. The event is co-sponsored by the Vermont Chapter of Sigma Xi. PMC's mission is to bring about stabilization of human population at a level that can be sustained by the world's natural resources through education programs.

Specifically, PMC has pioneered the use of entertainment-education strategies, like serialized dramas on radio and television, in which characters evolve into role models for the audience for positive behavior change. PMC uses a special type of serialized melodrama for changing behavior on such issues as family planning, elevation of women's status and protection of children.

Ryerson has a 40-year history of working in the field of reproductive health. He received a B.A. in biology from Amherst College and a master of philosophy in biology from Yale, with specialization in ecology and evolution.



Juliet Schor is 2012
MBA Scholar in Residence

Juliet Schor, professor of sociology at Boston College and an expert in consumer patterns, the relationship between work and family, women's issues and economic justice, is the scholar in residence for GMC’s Sustainable MBA program. Schor will interact with GMC’s Sustainable MBA students through seminars, lectures and informal discussions during the September 13-16 residency period.

Before joining Boston College, Schor taught at Harvard University for 17 years. A graduate of Wesleyan University, Schor received her Ph.D. in economics at the University of Massachusetts.

Her most recent book is Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth. She is also author of the national best-seller, The Overworked American: The Unexpected Decline of Leisure and The Overspent American: Why We Want What We Don’t Need. The Overworked American appeared on the best-seller lists of The New York Times, Publisher’s Weekly, The Chicago Tribune, The Village Voice, The Boston Globe as well as the annual best books list for The New York Times, Business Week and other publications.

Schor is currently working on issues of environmental sustainability and their relation to Americans’ lifestyles and the economy and the emergence of a conscious consumption movement. She is a co-founder and co-chair of the board of the Center for a New American Dream, a national sustainability organization.

She was a fellow at the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in 1995-1996 for a project entitled “New Analyses of Consumer Society.” In 2006 she received the Leontief Prize from the Global Development and Economics Institute at Tufts University for expanding the frontiers of economic thought. Schor has served as a consultant to the United Nations, at the World Institute for Development Economics Research, and to the United Nations Development Program.

Green Mountain College has been offering the premier online Sustainable MBA program since 2006.



GMC and Community Band Spring Concert
On Thursday, April 26, the GMC and Community Concert Band will hold their spring concert at 7:30 p.m. in Ackley Hall.

Directed by James Cassarino, the ensemble will perform works by Handel, Schubert, and Borodin, and arrangements of Appalachian and Shaker songs by William Harbinson and Frank Ticheli.

The featured work of the evening will be the Welsh hymn Calon Lan, set by Paul Erwin as commissioned by GMC in 2009.



Blues Great Paul Geremia to Perform at GMC
On Friday, April 27, the GMC music program will host blues legend Paul Geremia in the Gorge at 7 p.m.

For almost forty years, Paul Geremia has survived solely by the fruit of his musical labors. Having abandoned all other means of support in 1966, he has been traveling far and wide ever since, performing in every capacity from street singing to club and concert bookings, throughout the U.S.A., Canada and Europe.

During the sixties, Paul noticed that the music he had enjoyed playing on harmonica (his first instrument) was now referred to as "folk music" and was enjoying popularity. During his short time in college studying agriculture, he was mostly occupied with learning guitar and hitchhiking to where the music was. He soon left college and hit the road permanently. He found paying gigs in coffee houses and "basket houses" in cities and at college campuses and made occasional forays South and West in search of the music he loved and what gigs he could find.

Geremia has recorded ten solo albums, and has appeared on numerous anthologies and compilation discs. His superb recordings have made him a critical favorite and place him firmly among the legends that inspired and influenced him over the past four decades.



GMC Theatre Presents
“The 39 Steps”

Green Mountain College’s main stage show of the year is “The 39 Steps” opened last Friday evening, and will continue this weekend with 7 p.m. shows on Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28 in Ackley Theater. Admission is $10 for the general public.

The 39 Steps is a farce adapted for the stage by Patrick Barlow from a 1915 novel by John Buchan and the 1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock. The plot revolves around Richard Hannay, a Canadian visitor to 1930's London. After a disturbance at a music hall, he meets Annabella Smith who is on the run from foreign agents. He takes her back to his apartment, but they are followed and later that night Annabella is murdered. Fearing he will be accused, Hannay tries to break a spy ring in order prove his innocence.



ANNOUNCEMENTS

Green Bikes Available for Use
Green Bikes are available for use from their storage area in front of Moses Hall. Please adhere to the following guidelines:
  • Inspect bike for proper function, especially brakes and tire pressure prior to riding.
  • Please return Green Bikes to rack in front of Moses
  • Report any problems or maintenance issues to saxmanb@greenmtn.edu or take to the Campus Bike Shop in Dunton Hall.
  • Ride at your own risk.
  • Helmets are recommended.
  • Do not lock Green Bikes.
  • Do not abuse Green Bikes.
Green Bikes were funded with Student Activity Fees through the Student Campus Greening Fund. Abuse or destruction of Green Bikes is a waste of your money.

Quiet Hours Begin This Week
In anticipation of final exams and classes ending, the 24-hour quiet hour policy goes into effect starting tonight, April 23. If you have questions, please contact your R.A.

Housing Lottery
Interested in selecting a new room for next fall? Make sure you attend the housing lottery this Wednesday, April 25 in the Gorge during the correct advertised time slot, which is printed on each student lottery number. All students must be registered for fall 2012 classes before they can reserve a room.

Academic Skills Workshop: Managing Academic Stress
Are you stressed out or nervous about how much work you have to do? Are you overwhelmed with tests, papers, and projects? Join the Calhoun Learning Center this Wednesday, April 25 in the Chapel for this workshop, which will focus on specific strategies to help you reduce anxiety and stress related to academics. Every workshop attendee will receive a free CD that includes a guided meditation and an academic success hypnosis session.

Poster Symposium
On Thursday, April 26 from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m., students in A Delicate Balance will hold a poster symposium in Withey Lobby. The posters depict student’s service learning projects for the course. Students will be present to discuss their projects. Refreshments will be served.

Summer Farm Intensive Information
On Thursday, April 26 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., admissions counselor Lacey Jaquette and graduate admissions advisor Becky Kramer will be in Withey Lobby to answer questions about the summer farm intensive program. If you have questions about what the program entails, the cost of the program, and to get general information, make sure to stop in.

SAAC Kickball Tournament
On Saturday, April 28 at 12:30 p.m., the Student Athlete Advisory Committee will be hosting a kickball tournament on the GMC softball field with proceeds going to the Rutland Women’s Shelter.

To participate in the tournament, a team with a minimum of seven players is required. Teams can register via sending an email to enoe@greenmtn.edu with your team name and roster. The entry fee of $20.00 is due on the day of the tournament. Separate donations will also be accepted if you cannot participate in the event, but would still like to contribute. Pizza will be available afterwards and music will be playing throughout the day. The tournament format will use bracket play and participants are asked to wear shoes to the event, no cleats. All are welcome!



STUDENT NOTES

  • Students Duong Vo and Minh Ho participated in the 19th annual Hudson River Undergraduate Mathematics Conference (HRUMC) at Western New England University this past weekend. Their presentation on "Options and Options Pricing" was an introduction to the mathematics of option pricing using a simple binomial model. The HRUMC is a professional mathematics conference designed primarily for undergraduates with students and faculty from more than 30 colleges and universities attending.

IN THIS ISSUE:
GMC a "Top Green College"
Bill Ryerson at GMC
GMC Theatre: "The 39 Steps"
Student Notes







Men's Lacrosse
4/25, 4 p.m. vs. N.E. College

WEEK AT A GLANCE

MONDAY, APRIL 23
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, APRIL 24
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

Fire Spinning
8 - 9:30 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25
Tae Kwon Do
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

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

Academic Skills Workshop:
Managing Academic Stress

1 - 2 p.m.,
Ackley Chapel

Massage Therapy & Reflexology
3 - 7 p.m.,
Wellness Center

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

Housing Lottery
5 - 6:30 p.m., Gorge

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, APRIL 26
HooPla
12 - 12:45 p.m.,
Withey Lobby

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

Will Ryerson Presentation
4:30 p.m.,
Ackley Theatre

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

GMC Band Spring Concert
7:30 p.m.,
Ackley Hall

Fire Spinning
8 - 9:30 p.m.
Bogue Movement Studio

Pilates
8 - 9 p.m.
Ackley Chapel

Open Chapel
9 - 10 p.m.
Ackley Chapel

FRIDAY, APRIL 27
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

"The 39 Steps"
7 p.m.,
Ackley Theatre

Blues Great Paul Geremia
7 p.m., Gorge

SATURDAY, APRIL 28
SAAC Kickball Tournament
12:30 p.m.,
Softball Field

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

"The 39 Steps"
7 p.m.,
Ackley Theatre

SUNDAY, APRIL 29
Honors Tea
2 p.m., Withey Dining Hall