Gov. Douglas to Deliver Commencement Address
Vermont Governor Jim Douglas will deliver the commencement address at Green Mountain College’s graduation ceremony on May 17. Governor Douglas will also receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree.
Deborah Granquist of Weston, Vermont, presently chair of the Vermont Community Foundation and Vice Chair of Vermont Public Radio, will also receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters. more...
Students Recognized at Honors Tea
On Sunday, April 27, 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. Click here for a list of award recipients.
Green Mountain College Earns EPA Recognition
Green Mountain College has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as part of the 2007-08 College & University Green Power Challenge.
Out of athletic conferences from across the country, GMC’s athletic conference, the Association of Division III Independents, finished sixth for its collective green power purchase. Within the conference, GMC ranked second with 60 percent of its energy needs met with green power.
“These conferences and their representative schools are displaying environmental leadership by buying green power to reduce the environmental impacts associated with their conventional electricity use,” according to a statement from the EPA. More…
GMC Students Travel
to NYC for Model UN
Five members of Green Mountain College’s International Awareness Club and faculty advisor Prof. Joel Shapiro traveled to the United Nations in New York City recently to participate in the Model UN conference. They joined students from nearly 300 other colleges from around the world for the four-day conference.
GMC’s students represented the country of Suriname. Prior to attending the conference, they learned facts about Suriname, its people, characteristics and positions regarding domestic and international issues. They also learned about parliamentary procedure, Model UN practices and UN protocols.
Once at the conference, the students became members of diverse committees which included the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council and a group representing IGOs. The photo shows GMC’s contingent in the General Assembly hall at the conclusion of the conference. From left to right are:
Laura Restrepo, Jose Galvez-Contreras, Joel Shapiro, Monique Couture, Dusan Vuksanovic, and Robert Aube.
Bookstore to Offer Seedlings
Starting on Wednesday, May 7, the campus bookstore will be buying back textbooks from students. As a token of our appreciation to the students we are giving each student a coupon for a tree seedling. Marli Rupe, District Manager of the Poultney-Mettowee Conservation District, will be facilitating the arrangements. She can be reached at x8339 or her office is located in the basement of Withey.
Recycling Up Over Last Year's RecycleMania
RecycleMania, the national intercollegiate recycling competition, ended its ten-week run early this month.
Our second year in the contest, Green Mountain College enrolled again in the “Per Capita Classic,” agreeing to measure and report recyclables relative to the number of people on campus. Over the duration of the contest, GMC recycled approximately 9,910 lbs. of paper, glass, metal, and plastic – up from just over 4,000 lbs. last year.
Increased recycling rates this year are attributed to changes made in sorting recyclables at the trailer, and to support of the program by the housekeeping and grounds crews. Based on calculations of main campus numbers, GMC recycled nearly 14 ½ lbs. per person throughout RecycleMania 2008.
Full results of the competition, including a list of winners in various categories, can be found on the RecycleMania website.
Women's Softball Captures
Regional Conference Crown
At the Association of Division III Independent Regional Conference Tournament held at Mitchell College in New London, CT, the GMC softball team won the Regional Conference Championship by beating Newbury College 6-4, UMaine - Presque Isle 13-1, and sweeping the championship over Newbury 9-0.
Kait Petros and Amanda Malkin were named to the All-Tournament Team while Brittany Holden was named MVP for the tournament pitching all three games for GMC. The Lady Eagles finish the season at 15-16. The squad is managed by Amanda Merrill and coached by assistant Janna Webb and head coach Jen Heath.
Spring 2008 Extended Hours
for Griswold Library
Trustee Exhibit to Open at Feick
Beginning May 12, the Feick Arts Center will host an exhibit featuring paintings, prints, blown glass objects and more, all created by current and former Green Mountain College trustees.
An opening reception for the Green Mountain College Trustee Exhibit is Thursday, May 15, from 4 – 6 p.m. It is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.
Exhibitors for the trustee exhibit include Warren Kimble, Tom Johnson, Carol Calhoun, and Judy Howell. Kimble, a well-known folk artist based in Brandon, Vermont, has combined his love of Americana, antiques and collectibles, architecture and painting to create a distinctive style recognized by collectors all over the world.
Tom Johnson, a Poultney resident, works with blown glass, carved wood and iron. Calhoun, a painter, hails from Weybridge, Vermont. Judy Howell will be exhibiting her work in intaglio print and mixed media. She lives in Winter Haven, Florida.
Prof. Mitchell Lescarbeau (English) recently had several poems accepted for publication in Hidden Oak. They are titled “Hot Night," "Narragansett Bay," "God Will Save Me, if He Exists," and "Temporarily Jejune in June."