James Martin to Give First
Thomas L. Benson Lecture
The man who Computerworld Magazine once ranked as the 4th most influential individual in the world of computer science will give the inaugural presentation of the Thomas L. Benson Lecture Series at Green Mountain College this fall. Dr. James Martin, a world-renowned visionary on the social and economic impact of computers and technology, will give a talk entitled "The Meaning of the 21st Century" on Thursday evening, September 27 at 6 p.m. in Ackley Theatre. This is Martinís second visit to campus. In 2002, he gave the Commencement address and was awarded an honorary doctorate.
Martin has written more than one hundred books, including the Pulitzer Prize nominee, The Wired Society. He is widely considered a "guru" in both Information Technology and business. For three decades he traveled the globe, observing firsthand the rapidly worsening problems of the planet and discussing practical actions to alleviate them. Martin believes these actions will eventually lead to radical changes in civilization, which is the subject of his most recent book, The Meaning of the 21st Century.
The Benson Lecture Series, named in honor of former Green Mountain College president, Thomas L. Benson, aims to bring visionary speakers of national and international significance to the College campus. Benson was president from 1994-2002 and was the architect of the Collegeís environmental liberal arts mission.
The James Martin lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, call 802-287-8300.
Graduate School Fair Today
Green Mountain College will host a graduate school fair today, September 24, from 3 - 5 p.m. in the Gorge. More than 20 graduate programs representing a wide range of study opportunities will be present. Students considering graduate studies should plan to attend this event. For more information, contact Renee Beaupre White, Director of Career Services, at 802-287-8352.
Local Food Event Begins This Week
For six consecutive weeks, beginning this Wednesday, September 26, the Dining Hall will be serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner selections with ingredients provided by regional farms and businesses. As part of the program, every Wednesday evening will feature guest speakers and workshops on topics including crop origins, localvores, food preservation, and the slow foods movement.
Tibetan Monk, Geshe Thubten Kunkhen
to Speak at GMC
Monk and teacher, Geshe Kunkhen will give a lecture on "The Fundamentals of Buddhist Philosophy and Meditation" this Thursday, September 27, from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the Gorge. In addition to the lecture, Kunkhen will also demonstrate and explain throat singing. Kunkhen spent 19 years at a Buddhist Tantric College in India studying Buddhist philosophy, becoming a chant master, and learning multi-phonic chanting (throat singing).
Choir Concert Saturday Night
The Green Mountain College and Community Concert Band and the College Choirs will perform their annual Fall Foliage Concert during Family & Friends Weekend on Saturday, September 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Ackley Theatre. Prof. James Cassarino will direct the choirs in a performance to include Welsh favorites, American Shape note hymns, English madrigals, and Spirituals. The Concert Band will perform works by Harold Bennett, Holst, Handel and H.M. Stuart. Admission is $5 for adults and free for students and seniors. Tickets available at the door.
Abigail Nessens' Wednesday performance has been postponed. Abagail will now be performing on Tuesday, October 23, at 8:30 p.m. in The Gorge of Withey Hall.