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GMC Alum Receives Ceramics Award
Angela Carbone, a 2005 graduate of GMC, recently won one of 17 Merit Awards presented at the San Angelo National Ceramic Competition held in San Angelo, Tex. The competition featured works by 87 artists from across the U.S. and Canada.

Carbone’s piece, titled “Stars and Stripes,” was an attractive rendition of the American flag. However, upon closer inspection, the flag was made up of hundreds of ceramic pieces shaped like classic World War II hand grenades.

Carbone’s piece won the People’s Choice Award. “It’s obviously about war,” Carbone explained. “Through my years of growing up, the very first images of war I was exposed to were from the Gulf War.”

In addition, Carbone’s father served in the army during Vietnam.

Carbone is a New Jersey native who graduated from GMC in 2005 and went on to study at the Rhode Island School of Design, and currently teaches art at Texas A&M International University in Laredo, Tex.

See more of Angela’s work online at Read the full article about her award here.

Students Recognized at Honors Tea
On Sunday, April 29, Green Mountain College held its annual Honors Tea to recognize student achievement.

Students earned awards and scholarships for outstanding academic work as well as for service work and student life activities.

Find a list of award recipients here.

GMC Receives
Vermont Campus Compact Awards

Students and faculty took home five awards during the Vermont Campus Compact 2012 awards ceremony held place in Capitol Plaza Hotel in Montpelier on April 12.

Charlie Harcourt ‘12 won a Commitment to Service and Engagement Award, given to a student in recognition for breadth and depth of community involvement.

Katie Emerson ‘12 and Meiko Lunetta ‘13 were each awarded a Newman Civic Fellows Award given by the National Campus Compact to student leaders who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for community challenges through service, research and advocacy.

Dr. Steven Letendre (environmental studies) won an Engaged Scholar Award, presented to a faculty member who incorporates student engagement as an integral part of teaching and research.

Rutland Area Farm and Food Link (RAFFL) executive director Tara Kelly accepted an Engaged Community Partner Award on behalf of RAFFL and Green Mountain College. The award was given for the innovative community-oriented food and agricultural partnership between GMC and RAFFL to build a sustainable regional food system.

Park Receives Grant
Prof. Jacob Park (business) is the co-recipient of a $9,000 grant from the Government of Canada’s Faculty Research Grant Program.

Along with a colleague from George Fox University, Jacob will use the grant to conduct research and fieldwork as part of a multi-year project that explores financial investor activism and environmental sustainability in Canada, the United States, and Europe.

Also, his co-authored journal article (“Sustainability and Management Education in China and India: Enabling a Global Green Economic Transition”) was published in the Business Leadership Review Special Issue: Making the Transition to a Green Economy: Implications for Leadership and Management Education.

GMC Choir Performs on the Cape and in Newport, R.I.
The GMC Choir and Cantorion performed a highly successful concert tour in Cape Cod and Newport, R.I. over the weekend for large and enthusiastic audiences, including many GMC alumni.

Saturday’s program in Harwich Port was a joint concert with the all male chorus “We are the Men.” Sunday’s performance was held in historic St. Mary’s Church which is the oldest Roman Catholic Church in R.I. (1832) and was the location for the marriage of Jacqueline Bouvier to John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

Under the direction of James Cassarino, the choirs offered an eclectic program of Welsh hymns, madrigals, jazz standards and spirituals.

GMC Students at PowerShift
By Scott Chernoff
This past weekend, Activism @GMC students Heather Marsh, Krista Shugart, Luke Dailey, and Scott Chernoff attended the PowerShift New York environmental summit in Albany.

The three-day summit was to build the youth movement against hydraulic fracturing for natural gas and push for green energy economy that is safe and just for all. PowerShift New York included trainings in movement building, workshops in greening the economy, and influential speakers.

Some of the speakers were Bill McKibben (founder of, Josh Fox (director of the film “Gasland”) and many other significant environmental figures such as Wenonah Hauter, Joshua Kahn Russell, Maura Cowley, and Sandra Steingraber.

The group represented Green Mountain College and Activism @GMC as they met and networked with like-minded students from other universities and environmental groups.

BioBlitz at GMC
Starting at 3 p.m. on Monday, April 30 and running until 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1, GMC will be holding a bio blitz. For those not in the loop, a ‘bio blitz’ is a brief but intensive pulse of biological inventory, usually taking place during one 24-hour period across as many taxa as possible.

Typically, a bio blitz takes place in the summer to observe more species, but GMC’s bio blitz will be held this week so that current students can participate.

Registration will be between 1 - 3 p.m. Monday, April 30 in Ames Circle. For more information, contact prof. Jim Graves at

Office Freepo is Collecting Donations
The Office Freepo would like to thank everyone who donated during the 2011-12 academic year. So far, the Office Freepo has saved 498.3 pounds of office and school supplies from going to the landfill.

As the school year is coming to a close, students, staff, and faculty may want to consider donating supplies to the Office Freepo. Here are some guidelines for donating to the Office Freepo.

Borrow a “Freepo Donation Box” to make moving out easier. Email Shelby Phillips at phillipsslf to borrow a box. It is available for pickup from Dunton Hall and the Office Freepo will pick it up after it is filled. Check with an R.A. to see if your floor already has a Freepo box.

Bring donations to a “Freepo Donation Box.” Boxes are located in Student Life, Withey Lobby, Ames Lobby, Moses & Dunton copy rooms, and in Griswold Library. During Green Move Out, there will be a box in every dorm’s lounge as well.

The items that the Freepo is most in need of are notebooks, folders, binders, pens, pencils, craft supplies, desk organizers, lamps, chairs, note cards, staplers, scissors, paper, thumb drives, bulletin boards, and dry erase boards.


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 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.

Progressive Program Senior Presentations
Senior progressive program presentations will be held this week. They are open to the campus community, so stop by to support fellow classmates.

Cass Neimeth-Lazar
Monday, April 30
5 p.m., Griswold 002

Courtney “Meadow” Coldon and Ariella Wiener
Friday, May 4
3 p.m., East Room

Voices of Community Celebration
Join Voices of Community students for the annual “Voices Celebration” in the East Room from 6:30 – 8 p.m. this Tuesday, May 1. Each class will share a performance or project representing their learning experiences in the class. Refreshments will be provided.

The Feick Internship Presentations
On Thursday, May 3 from 1 – 2:30 p.m. in room 002 of Griswold, The Feick interns Lizzie Billings and Maddie Mackell will present their experience working with The Feick and the many artists that have come through this year. Refreshments will be provided.

Midnight Breakfast
A Green Mountain College tradition, this semester’s “Midnight Breakfast” will be held this Thursday, May 3 from 11 p.m. – midnight in Withey Dining Hall. Take a break from studying and stop by for some breakfast food, karaoke, and fun times with classmates.

Rhythms from West Africa
The advanced djembe class will be performing this Friday, May 4 at 7 p.m. in the Gorge. Stop down to hear what the advanced djembe class has been working on this semester.


  • On April 21, prof. Sam Edwards (environmental studies) presented his paper “Community based alternative dispute resolution in criminal cases in the Federated States of Micronesia: A Community Mediation Fantasy”, at the 66th Annual New York State Political Science Association Conference at Wagner College in New York City. His research focuses on community based mediation in criminal cases. He argues that the US should adopt elements of the traditional apology system from The Federated States of Micronesia where he practiced law.

    Sam was joined by his two undergraduate research assistants, Melody Baumhover (environmental studies) and Chris Bergen (natural resources management, environmental studies). Melody separately presented her paper, "The Global Injustice of Coal," at an undergraduate roundtable.

  • Prof. Mary Jane Maxwell (history, religious studies) recently presented her paper, “Spiritual Constructs: Challenges to Conventional Paradigms” at the New England Historical Association conference in Nashua, N.H. on April 21.

GMC Alum Wins Ceramics Award
Vt. Campus Compact Awards
Students Attend PowerShift
Student/Faculty Notes


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

3 p.m., Ames Circle

3 - 4 p.m.,
Ackley Chapel

Progressive Program Senior Presentation:
Cass Neimeth-Lazar

5 p.m., Room 002
Griswold Library

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
7:30 - 9 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

Voices Celebration
6:30 - 8 p.m.,
East Room

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

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

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

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

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

12 - 12:45 p.m.,
Withey Lobby

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

Feick Internship Presentations
1 - 2:30 p.m.,
Room 002, Griswold Library

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

Open Chapel
9 - 10 p.m.
Ackley Chapel

Midnight Breakfast
11 p.m. - 12 a.m.,
Withey Dining Hall

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

Progressive Program Senior Presentation:
Meadow Coldon & Ariella Wiener

3 p.m., East Room

Shakti Tribal Dance Practice
4 - 5:30 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

Advanced Djembe Presentation
7 p.m., Gorge

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