Piedmont blues musician Charlie Parr comes to Green Mountain with his resonator guitar, fretless open-back banjo, and 12-string guitar. Charlie has toured all of North America, Ireland, Australia, and more. See details below.

Working for a Different
Kind of Success

Contributed by Todd Montana
The GMC soccer teams opened with a loss and a draw, but both teams got their first wins of the season on September 3, and not from a contest.

Instead, both teams took some time out of their quest for success on the pitch to give back to members of a neighborhood in Manchester, Vt., suffering from the effects of tropical storm Irene a week after being hit.

“The more news that filtered in about areas of Vermont that were struggling in Irene’s aftermath, the luckier I realized we had been in Poultney,” men’s soccer coach Brad Mitchell said. “It was a valuable opportunity for our student-athletes to understand the obligation they have to their local community, and to get out and help people who needed it.”

The student athletes spent the better part of a Saturday working side-by-side with members of the community trying to help people recover from the disaster. They tore out sheetrock, insulation, carpeting, helped rebuild washed-out roads, and cleaned out basements, which a week earlier had held over three feet of water.

“When bad things happen to good people, it’s just a reminder of how fortunate I am. I was so happy to help and even more pleased to see how much our help was appreciated,” says Erin Burch '12.

There was no rest for the weary, as both squads got back to work in practice the next day hoping to move up the ladder in the North Atlantic Conference. No matter what the rest of the season holds, both teams will be able to remember getting big wins this season on September 3rd in Manchester, Vt.

9/11 Through the Lens
of Kevin Bubriski

In the weeks following September 11, 2001, assistant professor Kevin Bubriski (visual arts) made four pilgrimages to the World Trade Center site to witness and record the impact of the tragedy. Bubriski was driven to visit Ground Zero in an attempt to come to terms with the horrifying scenes reported on television and in the papers. At the barricades surrounding the site, Bubriski found people experiencing not only a remarkable sense of community, but also the deepest kind of personal reflection on loss and mortality. The result of his project was the book Pilgrimage: Looking at Ground Zero.

“[Bubriski’s] photographs are among the most shattering to come out of the event, and the quietest. By keeping his focus on the stunned faces of individuals within a crowd, he has captured a series of private moments within a mass demonstration of surging, national grief,” one reviewer notes.

As the world revisited the 9/11 tragedy, Bubriski’s photos have also resurfaced in several venues at home and abroad. Last Sunday’s edition of Verlag Der Tagesspiegel in Berlin, Germany, ran a full-page reflection using Bubriski’s images. A selection of his photos are also on view at the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia, Brazil as part of an exhibit titled "Resilience, Renewal and Remembrance.”

The Silver Eye Center for Photography in Pittsburgh has opened a new exhibit “HomeFrontLine: Reflections on Ten Years of War Since 9/11,” running through December 10, 2011. This exhibition explores the far-reaching impact of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan – both on and away from the combat zones – through the words and images of eleven leading documentary photographers and photojournalists including Bubriski.

Thirty-seven of Bubriski’s Pilgrimage photos will also appear in the inaugural exhibition of the September 11 Memorial and Museum opening in New York next September.

Students in Bubriski's Images of Nature and Analog Photo classes have written responses to several Pilgrimage photos. The images and student reflections are on view now in the Surdam lobby.

Archaeologist John Crock
to Speak at GMC

Archaeologist Dr. John Crock will be giving a talk titled “9,000 Years of History Under the Champlain Bridge and Other Recent Discoveries in Vermont Archaeology” on Monday, September 12 at 7 p.m. in the East Room. The event is co-sponsored by the College and the Poultney Historical Society.

Crock, director of the University of Vermont Consulting Archaeology Program (UVM CAP) and an assistant research professor in the UVM Department of Anthropology, received his Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Pittsburgh in 2000.

In the early 90’s, good fortune and an interest in islands (he grew up in Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island) led Crock to the Caribbean to conduct archaeological research on the islands of Montserrat and later Anguilla. Following this experience, he entered graduate school at the University of Pittsburgh. His dissertation research focused on late prehistoric Amerindian society in Anguilla and the development of socially complex chiefdoms in the northern Lesser Antilles. As CAP director at UVM, Crock leads numerous archaeological studies conducted across Vermont every year.

Kerrilee Knights Joins The Feick
Kerrilee Knights '10 joins GMC as the gallery coordinator for The Feick from the Dorset Theatre Festival where she served as the house and operations manager.

She received her B.A. in Arts Management from Green Mountain College, and has received Leadership and Creative Management Certifications from MCLA's Arts Administration Program and The Neighborworks Training Institute.

Kerrilee is an accomplished musician, as well as an overjoyed partner and mother of two beautiful children. Make sure to stop by The Feick to welcome Kerrilee back to GMC.

Charlie Parr to Perform at GMC
Charlie Parr, a country blues musician from Austin, Minnesota will be performing at GMC on Wednesday, September 14 at 9 p.m. in the Gorge.

Parr started his music career in Duluth, Mn., and is influenced by artists such as Charlie Patton and the Reverend Gary Davis.

According to Anne Tangerman of The Lawrencian, “Charlie Parr’s fingers can make a resonator guitar wail with sorrow. His playing is impeccable, his songwriting is haunting, and his voice holds a rawness that carries the spirit of the music.”

Join Parr and his resonator guitar and fretless, open-back banjo in the Gorge for a show that is sure to be one-of-a-kind.

David Blittersdorf to Speak
at GMC

David Blittersdorf, MBA Scholar in Residence and CEO and president of AllEarth Renewables, will present at GMC on Thursday, September 15 at 10:45 a.m. in the Gorge. His presentation is titled "Opportunities and Challenges in Renewable Energy."

Blittersdorf has spent his entire career focusing on renewable energy. He began in college, where he built a wind turbine as a mechanical engineering major at the University of Vermont.

Blittersdorf also serves on numerous boards and committees including Renewable Energy of Vermont, the Small Wind Certification Council, and the University of Vermont’s Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources.


GMC Bike Shop Open
The GMC Bike Shop has a full calendar of programs this fall including road and mountain bike rides, clinics, and service opportunities. The shop sponsors transportation to rides, and can assist in setting up bike rentals for participants.

Check out the bike shop website, and make sure to bring your bike to the basement of Dunton to check out the shop, and to get your bike tuned up and ready to ride.

GreenMAP Signups this Week
Green Mountain College Adventure Programming (GreenMAP) is the door to adventure and outdoor education for the Green Mountain College Community.

Signup begins today at 11 a.m. for the following trips:
  • West River Festival Whitewater Kayaking
    Dates: September 24
    The West River only releases two days a year – Join GreenMAP for one of them! In addition to the paddling there will be many vendors on hand with boats and equipment. Participants at a minimum must be comfortable in class II water and should be able to perform a flat water roll. Family and friends welcome! Meet in GreenMAP at 8 AM
    Leaders: Bruce & Tyler
    Registration opens: September 12
    Pre-trip Meeting: N/A
Brunnenburg Information Session
Students interested in traveling to Brunnenburg Castle should attend the fall information session for the March 1-May 31, 2012 trip on Wednesday, September 14 at 4 p.m. in Terrace 124.

Philosophy professor Steven Fesmire will lead the 2012 semester. Admission is selective, by application. If you can’t make the meeting or need an early copy of the application (due October 1), please contact Steven Fesmire: fesmires@greenmtn.edu.

Student Conservation Association Campus Visit
Students interested in the Student Conservation Association can stop by Withey Lobby on Friday, September 16 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. to speak with representatives from the organization and to receive more information.

Pool Hours
The pool will be open the following hours:

Monday-Friday: 12:30 - 2 p.m. - Adult Lap Swim
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday: 6 - 8 p.m. - Open Swim


GMC Research Associate Greg Brown and MSES graduate Karen Henker had their peer-reviewed journal article titled "As Good as the Real Thing? A Comparative Study of Interpretive Podcasts and Traditional Ranger Talks" accepted for publication in the Journal of Interpretation Research. A pre-print is available here for viewing. Karen Henker, MSES class of 2010, is employed as a ranger with the National Park Service.

Last October in Eugene, Ore., Clara Walsh ‘12 made a presentation on the development of art and architectural traditions in the Islamic world at the Seventh Northwest World History Association Conference. The presentation was based on an article Clara co-wrote with assistant professor Mary Jane Maxwell (history) “Teaching Early Islamic Art and Architecture: A Model of Cultural Exchange.” Now the article has been published in the world history peer-reviewed journal The Middle Ground (Number 3, Fall 2011). See the article here.

Prof. Mitch LesCarbeau (literature, creative writing) recently had a poem titled “Papa: Key West, 1958” featured in The Providence Journal. The poem, started over 20 years ago and abandoned, was recently finished this summer. Inspired by the 50th anniversary of Ernest Hemingway’s death, LesCarbeau began again on the poem. See the article and poem here.
Soccer Helps Irene Victims
John Crock Speaks at GMC
Charlie Parr in the Gorge
Faculty/Student Notes

Men's & Women's XC
9/10, 12 p.m. at Bard

Men's Golf
9/17, 12 p.m. at JSC Inv.

Men's Soccer
9/17, 1 p.m. at Johnston St.
9/18, 3 p.m. vs. Becker

Women's Soccer
9/14, 4:30 p.m. vs. Plymouth State
9/17, 3 p.m. at Johnson St.

Women's Volleyball
9/15, 7 p.m. vs. Castleton St.
9/17, 1 p.m. vs. Becker @ MCLA
9/17, 3 p.m. at MCLA


GreenMAP Signups
11 a.m., GMAP Office

Breath of Life
12:15 p.m., Withey Lobby

John Crock: Maritime Mountaineers
2:30 p.m., Ackley Hall

Jazz Band
6 p.m.
Ackley Stage

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
7 - 8:30 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

John Crock: 9,000 Years of History
7 p.m., East Room

Horray for Play
11:45 - 12:45 p.m.,
Withey Lobby

Guided Meditation
3 - 3:30 p.m., Ackley Chapel

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

Choir Rehearsal
4 - 5:30 p.m.,
Ackley 330

Poster Sale
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Withey Lobby

Academic Skills Workshop:
Note Taking

1 - 2 p.m.,
Special Collections Room

Power Yoga
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

Searching for Bigfoot
2 - 6 p.m.,
Sign up in Student Life

Massage Therapy
and Reflexology

3 - 8 p.m., Wellness Center

Brunnenburg Information Session
4 p.m., Terrace 124

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

Roller Skating
6 p.m. - 12 a.m.
Eagle Dome (gym)

Shakti Tribal Dance - Advanced
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Bogue Movement Studio

Charlie Parr
9 p.m., Gorge

David Blittersdorf

10:45 a.m. - 12 p.m.,

Breath of Life
12:15 - 12:45 p.m.,
Withey Lobby

Panel Discussion:
Sustainable Business - Challenges and Opportunities

3:30 - 5 p.m., Gorge

Relaxing Yoga
7 - 8 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

Student Conservation Association Campus Visit
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.,
Withey Lobby

Cerridwen Farm Stand
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.,
Withey Lobby

Horray for Play
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.,
Withey Lobby

Chiropractic Services
1 - 5 p.m., Wellness Center

Guided Meditation
3 - 3:30 p.m., Ackley Chapel

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

Movie with a Message:
Liemba Documentary

7 p.m., Gorge