Charly Thevenau '14 (Republic of Mauritius, Klein Oak H.S., Tex.) moves the ball upfield in a match against Becker College. The two teams battled to a 1-1 draw in double-overtime yesterday.

Prof. John Van Hoesen in front of manganese in the Huaylas Formation in Chile.
GMC Prof. Finds Enrichment in Many Places
The sabbatical is an opportunity for faculty to take leave from the classroom to reflect on their work and teaching, continue their professional growth, and embark on new research. Prof. John Van Hoesen (geology) may have set a record for most ground covered in his sabbatical last year.

From the end of February until early June, Van Hoesen was in Chile where he has been collaborating with colleagues to find a source of manganese ore that the Chinchorros, an ancient people that once populated the coast of Chile, used in their burial masks. His work may answer questions about the migration patterns of a people who developed mummification techniques 3,000 years before the Egyptians. Van Hoesen believes he and colleagues found a viable manganese source in the altiplano, about 90 kilometers from the city of Arrica. Field samples will be analyzed this fall.

Before his Fulbright-supported activities in Chile, Van Hoesen spent several months aboard the JOIDES Resolution, the only deep-ocean drilling vessel in the world dedicated to scientific endeavor. His voyage with several other educators and geologists was part of the 2010 School of Rock, sponsored by Deep Earth Academy and the National Science Foundation. Van Hoesen and his crew worked off the coast of British Colombia installing a long-term monitoring station that will collect data on temperature, pressure change, salinity, and water chemistry.

During his sabbatical, Van Hoesen also made a presentation “Using GIS and Remote Sensing to Teach Geoscience in the 21st Century” in Bozeman, Mont., presented at or attended other conferences in Newport, R.I., San Francisco, and Pittsburgh, and collaborated with GMC alums Brandy Bunkley ‘11 and Cody Currier ‘11 on a presentation at the New York State GIS conference.

Some of Van Hoesen's activities related to his interest in virtual fieldtrips using a Gigapan robot to build high-resolution online panoramas. View some of the images here.

Making Their Own Place
By Bruna Lobato '15
Last Wednesday, many GMC students stopped by the annual poster sale in Withey lawn. On a sunny day, listening to rock music, students were able to find posters and art print of all sizes and shapes for sale.

"What I love about this poster sale is that it makes people talk about things they like," art education major Carlie Guinane said. "It is also an opportunity to make our rooms a space where we feel more comfortable."

Posters reflecting just about any theme, ranging from music and film to philosophy and global issues were available for affordable prices since the early morning until dinner time.

"I think the posters represent an expression of our culture, and reflect upon our experience. Besides, it is a way to express our individuality, and make our rooms our own," Natasha Kacoroski '15 said.

GMC to Host Graduate School Fair
Representatives of 16 colleges and universities will be at Green Mountain College Tuesday, September 27 from 11 a.m-1:30 p.m. in the College’s Withey Hall Lobby to speak with those interested in finding out more about graduate degree programs in the region. That same evening, representatives from the Peace Corps will hold a discussion at 6 p.m. in the East Room, Withey Hall. Adults interested in discovering more about service in the Peace Corp are invited.

Schools attending the fair include Antioch University of New England, Goddard College, Green Mountain College, Massachusetts School of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, New England College, Pace Law School, Peace Corps, Prescott College, Ross University, SIT Graduate School, SUNY Oneonta, SUNY Plattsburgh, Union Institute and University, University of New Haven, Utica College, Vermont Law School and Wheelock College.

For more information, please contact Renee Beaupre-White.

Food and Philosophy at GMC
Raymond Boisvert, a leader of the new “convivialist” movement blending food with philosophy, will give a public talk at Green Mountain College on Thursday, September 22, at 4 p.m. in the East Room. The topic of his talk will be “Convivialism Explored: How the Sick the Weak and the Parasitic Became new Paradigms for Philosophy and Evolution.”

Raymond Boisvert received an M.A. from the University of Toronto and a Ph. D. from Emory University. A specialist in American philosophy, he has two books on John Dewey and many articles on Pragmatism.

Lately, an interest in philosophy of culture has led him to help inaugurate a new field: “food and philosophy.” He and Lisa Heldke are under contract for a book entitled Philosophers at Table: Food and the Quest for Wisdom. Research on the topic of food and philosophy has led him to explore the virtue of hospitality. Examining the role of this virtue in the philosophical and literary works of Albert Camus is the first step in this long-range project.

Besides teaching at Siena College outside Albany, New York, Boisvert has been Fulbright lecturer in American Studies at the University of Lyon, and visiting scholar at the Institut Protestant de Théologie in Montpellier, both in France.

David Smith Visits GMC
The REED program is hosting David Smith of Princeton Energy Systems on Wednesday September 21 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. in the Dickgiesser Electronic Classroom to present the findings of a Building Envelope and Thermographic Assessment performed on campus last spring.

Smith has over 18 years experience in the energy industry dating back to his position as director of planning and development for Princeton Energy Partners, the predecessor firm of PES. In that capacity he helped commercialize the advanced building energy diagnostic tools and retrofit methodology developed at Princeton University in the late 1970’s.

In 1999, Mr. Smith founded Princeton Energy Systems to offer an expanded “systems approach” that combined energy efficiency and renewable energy and/or distributed energy resources in the built environment. In the last three years, Mr. Smith has led the design, development, evaluation and/or installation of over 3 MW of on-site photovoltaic (PV) solar electric systems with nearly all of the projects featuring energy efficiency retrofits.


Progressive Program Senior Study-
Four Springs Farm Royalton, VT

Interested in Agricultural Education? Wondering what possibilities there are for your summer internship in Vermont? Hoping to work with people from all over the world? Please attend a presentation held in the East Room from 11:30-1 p.m. on Monday, September 19. Cassidy Callahan '12 spent a summer working and living on a diversified organic farm in central Vermont managing field work, livestock, and educational experiences. Feel free to drop in and see what is developing in farm education and have a snack. Some light refreshments will be served.

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 trip(s):
  • Adirondacks Backpacking
    Dates: September 30 - October 2
    Get out there and enjoy the mountains!
    Leaders: Chuck, Luca, Eyliese
    Registration opens: September 19
    Pre-trip Meeting: September 28
Study Abroad in Japan Information Session
Interested in studying in Japan this spring? Come to the informational meeting for the Nagoya Japan exchange program on Wednesday, September 21 at 3:45 p.m. in Ames lounge.

For more information, email prof. Sam Edwards at

Study Across the Pond
Join representatives of Study Across the Pond on Thursday, September 22 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. in Withey Lobby to learn about graduate study options in the United Kingdom. Study Across the Pond is a British company, funded by 24 top British universities, to provide free expert advice to American students with all aspects of graduate study in the UK.

Career Corner
Are you ready for Life after GMC? Let us help.

A 2010 survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges & Employers shows that students who use career centers were more likely to land a job or get a job offer than others who didn’t use the career center, and that 71% of students who utilize career services get jobs. The Office of Career Services can assist in areas of job and internship searches, graduate school planning, resume and cover letter review, interviewing and career exploration.

Be sure and check out the newly added CareerSpots videos available 24-7 that features quick and informative career tips offering expert advice from leading employers on the career services website.

To schedule an appointment, please contact Renée Beaupré White at

Drop-In Hours:
Monday & Wednesday 2-4 and Tuesday & Thursday 3-4.
Career Services is located the Griswold Library, second floor office suites.

September Events:
Career Services Open House, Friday Sept. 23 3:30-5 p.m. Griswold Library
Graduate School Fair, Sept. 27 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Withey Lobby
Peace Corps Campus Visit, Sept. 27, 11-1:30, Withey Lobby
Presentation: 6 p.m., East Room

GMC Choir Foliage Concert
The Green Mountain College Choir will perform works by Handel, Simon & Garfunkel, and other American Spirituals at their annual Fall Foliage Concert as part of Family and Friends Weekend on Saturday, September 24 at 7:30 in Ackley Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.

Poultney's Annual Chili Cook-off
Make sure to join GMC and the Poultney Community on Main Street this Saturday, September 24 from 11:30 - 1 p.m. for the annual chili cook-off. Cooking begins at 8 a.m., rain or shine. Come enjoy the sights and smells, or if you think you have a killer chili recipe, feel free to enter the cook-off for a chance to win hundreds of dollars in prizes. There is no charge to enter.

Categories this year include:
Vermont Chili Champion (1st Place): $300
2nd Place: $250
Best Chili by Popular Vote: $100
Student Category: $100
Best Vegetarian Chili: $100
Best Theme Booth: $50

To register, call 287-9987.

Bread and Puppet Theater comes to GMC
On Friday, September 30, the Bread and Puppet Theater will be performing in Ackley Theater at 7:30 p.m.

Bread & Puppet is a politically radical puppet theater, active since the 1960’s during protests against the Vietnam War. The name is derived from the group’s practice of giving out free bread during performances. An exciting and often controversial show, this isn’t an ordinary puppet performance. With figures standing almost six feet tall, this local theater troupe has been exciting crowds for more than 50 years.


Christina Fabrey, Director of Academic Support Services, was awarded the credential of Board Certified Coach (BCC) by the Center for Credentialing and Education. Christina is already a credentialed AD/HD Coach, but this latest credential is the culmination of three years of training and supervision and recognizes her expertise and experience as a certified Life Coach. Christina incorporates her work as a Life Coach and AD/HD Coach into her work with students at Green Mountain College.

Photovoltaic technical trainer Khanti Munro '04 published an article in the October/November issue of Homepower magazine. The piece describes how he overcame several technical challenges in installing a pole-mounted solar array at prof. Steve LeTendre's home in Middletown Springs. Munro taught a course at GMC last semester--his students developed the photovoltaic system in the Tiny House, built by prof. Lucas Brown's design build class.
Graduate School Fair
Food & Philosophy at GMC
REED Hosts David Smith
Staff/Student Notes

Men's & Women's XC
9/24, 10 a.m. at Southern Vt.

Men's Golf
9/21, 11 a.m. at Vt. Collegiate Championship
9/24, 11 a.m. at TBD

Men's Soccer
9/21, 4 p.m. vs. Norwich
9/24, 1 p.m. vs. Colby-Sawyer

Women's Soccer
9/21, 7 p.m. at Castleton
9/17, 3 p.m. at Johnson St.
9/24, 4 p.m. vs. Colby-Sawyer

Women's Volleyball
9/21, 7 p.m. vs. SUNY Cobleskill
9/24, 12 p.m. vs. Gordon
9/24, 2 p.m. vs. St. Josephs (Brooklyn)


GreenMAP Signups
11 a.m., GMAP Office

Progressive Program Presentation:
Cassidy Callahan

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.,
East Room

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

Jazz Band
6 p.m.
Ackley Stage

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

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

Academic Skills Workshop:
Getting the Most Out of Your Reading in the Least Time

1 - 2 p.m.,
Special Collections Room

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

Massage Therapy
and Reflexology

3 - 8 p.m., Wellness Center

Japan Information Session
3:45 p.m., Ames Lounge

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

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

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

AIDS Information
w/ Peter Sharlitt

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.,
Withey Lobby

Study Across the Pond
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.,
Withey Lobby

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

Raymond Boisvert Presentation
4 p.m., East Room

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

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

Career Services Open House
3:30 - 5 p.m., Griswold Library

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

A Different Spin: Fire Arts
8:30 p.m., Outdoor Classroom

Open Mic Night
9 p.m., Gorge

Family & Friends Weekend
All day, GMC Campus

12 - 3 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

GMC Choir Foliage Concert
7:30 p.m., Ackley Hall

Family & Friends Weekend
All day, GMC Campus