GMC Executive Assistant to the president Jeanne Root serves up a hot bowl of chili at the annual Poultney Chili Cook-off, a Family and Friends weekend event held on Saturday. Events included a full slate of GMC soccer and volleyball action and the Family and Friends concert held Saturday evening at the Clara Hitchcock Fitzpatrick Jones Concert Hall.



Duke Energy Foundation Awards $12,000 Grant to GMC
Green Mountain College has received a $12,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation which will be matched by funding from the Pierson Family Foundation to renovate kitchen facilities at the College's Solar Harvest Center. The Solar Harvest Center (SHC), a farmhouse next to the College's Cerridwen farm, contains office and classroom space for the Farm & Food Project, a GMC initiative that supports GMC students who take courses, conduct research, or volunteer their time in service-learning projects. The SHC is also an important resource for the community of farmers in Rutland County, providing office space for a VISTA volunteer who coordinates programs with the Rutland Area Farm & Food Link (RAFFL).



GMC to Host Graduate School Fair
Green Mountain College is hosting a graduate school fair Wednesday, September 29. The fair will be held in Withey Lobby from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. The following schools and organizations will be represented: Bard College, Emerson College, Green Mountain College, Kaplan Test Prep, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Ross University, School for International Graduate Institute, Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, The College of Saint Rose, Union Institute and University, Vermont Law School, College of St. Joseph (Rutland), Hult International Business School and Western New England College School of Law. For more information please contact the Office of Career Services at 287-8805.



Climate Change & Poverty
Focus of Colloquium

Prof. Paul Hancock (economics) hosts the second faculty colloquium of the semester September 29 at noon in Terrace 124. He presents a paper titled “Climate Change and Global Poverty.” The paper is a preliminary discussion on what can be learned using data from World Resources Institute, the United Nations and other sources about the disproportionate impact of climate change on the poorest nations. This will also serve as a reflection on the failure of the Copenhagen Summit which foundered on differences between the richest capitalist countries and those of the southern hemisphere.



GMC Theater Program to Host An Evening with Poe
The GMC Theater Program presents An Evening with Poe, created and directed by adjunct professor Gary Meitrott. Performances are October 1 – 3 in the Clara Hitchcock Fitzpatrick Jones Concert Hall. Come enter the castle of Count Prospero, where he offers entertainment to beguile the time. It doesn't matter what's going on outside - it will be quickly forgotten. Club 30 - the Greek chorus of cabaret entertainers in tux outfits, fishnet stockings and high heels will offer poems of Master Poe and three storytellers will theatrically perform The Black Cat, The Cask of the Amontillado, and the Tell-Tale Heart. The pre-show, featuring a “sinister organ,” begins at 6:45 p.m. The show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 for the public. Admission is free for GMC students.



ANNOUNCEMENTS

Call for Submissions for Japan Conference
Want to present your research at an international conference with Japan? Want feedback so you can fine tune your research for possible publication? GMC participates in the annual Feedforth Conference with Nagoya University in Japan. In the past undergraduate and graduate students have presented their work. If accepted you can present by video or are welcome to travel to Japan to present in person. The conference is open to GMC students and alumni.

Feedforth is accepting paper submissions until October 4, 2010 (Japan date). The submission is a 500 word summary of your work and can be for an ongoing project. For more information contact Sam Edwards.

Smoking Cessation Group to Meet
Have you thought about quitting smoking but have been unable to find the motivation to stop? Are you thinking you really need to stop but have been unable to come up with a plan? Come and let us help you to prepare to quit. This smoking cessation group will be open to all students and will meet on Tuesdays from 6 - 7 p.m. at the Wellness Center. Students can start the three session group on any Tuesday without having to wait for the group to cycle through. Contact Rob Festa, Wellness Center Counselor, for more information.

Seasonal Flu Clinic
Rutland Pharmacy will offer a seasonal flu clinic from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the lobby of Withey Hall Tuesday, October 5. The cost is $25 per immunization. Advance sign-up is requested; call the Wellness Center at 287-8376. The clinic is open to the public.

Women’s Circle Discussion:
Women Who Run with the Wolves

All women--staff, students, faculty and community members--are welcome to join this discussion on Women Who Run with Wolves, by Clarissa Pinkola Estes. The discussion will take place each Wednesday from 4-5 p.m. in the Chapel. Questions? Contact Shirley Oskamp at mailto:oskamps@greenmtn.edu or Jane Young at youngj@greenmtn.edu or call us at 8376.

Staff Assembly Sponsors Social Sustainability Effort
As a special service project and an exercise in social sustainability, the Staff Assembly of GMC is sponsoring a drive to collect old prescription eyeglasses, reading glasses, and non-prescription sunglasses for New Eyes for the Needy, Inc. New Eyes for the Needy is a New Jersey-based, non-profit, volunteer organization whose mission is to improve the vision of the less fortunate. In the past they have helped poor people in 25 nations around the globe. They are endorsed by the National Society for the Prevention of Blindness, American Academy of Ophthalmology, and Opticians Association of America. If you have old glasses taking up space in a drawer because you no longer need them or because a child has outgrown them, you can gain space and give someone less fortunate the gift of sight! Drop boxes are located in the main-floor lounge of Pollock Hall and in the Griswold Library.



FACULTY & STAFF NOTES

GMC Athletics Director Mary Beth Lennox completed the grueling Ironman 70.3 race on September 19 in Syracuse, N.Y. The event, which started out at Jamesville Reservoir County Beach Park and finished at the Syracuse Inner Harbor Ampitheater, featured a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike race and 13.1 mile run. A total of 2,250 athletes representing all 50 states and 17 foreign countries participated in the event. Mary Beth crossed the finish line at 8:40:51.

Prof. Mitch LesCarbeau (English) had a poem accepted in The Louisiana Review. It's called "Blue Fugue."

Prof. Steven Letendre (management and environmental studies) had an opinion piece published on the web portal Renewable Energy World, the premier web site for news and information on the renewable energy industry. The title of the article is “The Grid Parity Fallacy.” Steven applies economic theory to solar energy technologies to explain why it is justified to pay more for power from solar than what we pay for power from the local utility. The article can be found here.

Director of Student Involvement Ryan Ihrke had an article published in this month’s Association for College Unions International(ACUI) magazine, The Bulletin.

IN THIS ISSUE:
GMC Hosts Grad School Fair
Climate Change & Poverty
Theater: An Evening with Poe
Faculty Notes







Women's Volleyball
9/30, 7 p.m.
vs. Norwich

10/2, at Castleton
10 a.m. vs. Maine Maritime
12 p.m. vs. Husson

Cross Country
10/2, 12 & 1 p.m.
at Middlebury College

Men's Golf
10/3, 12:30 p.m.
at the Green Mtn. Invitational

WEEK AT A GLANCE

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
Ayurveda Consultation
9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Wellness Center

Whitewater Day Trip:
Registration Begins

10 a.m., GreenMAP

Adirondacks Rock Climbing:
Registration Begins

10 a.m., GreenMAP

Sea Kayaking the Maine Coast:
Registration Begins

10 a.m., GreenMAP

Open Gym Session
11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Waldron Gymnasium

Lap Swim Session
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Waldron Pool

Take 10 Discussion Group
5:30 - 6:30 p.m., Wellness Center

Zumba
7 - 8 p.m., Bogue Movement Studio

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
Open Gym Session
11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Waldron Gymnasium

Shakti Tribal Dance:
Advanced I

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

Shakti Tribal Dance: Intermediate
5:30 - 6:30 p.m., Bogue Movement Studio

Open Swim Session
5 - 6 p.m., Waldron Pool

Spirituality Club Meeting
6 - 7 p.m., Chapel

Zazen Meditation
7 - 7:30 p.m., Chapel

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
Academic Skills Workshop: Balanced Lifestyles
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Special Collections Reading Room, Griswold Library

Graduate School Fair
11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Withey Lobby

Lap Swim Session
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Waldron Pool

Massage Therapy & Reflexology
12 p.m. - 8 p.m., Wellness Center

Faculty Colloquium:
Paul Hancock

12 p.m. - 1 p.m., Terrace 124

Kripalu Yoga (vigorous)
1 - 2:30 p.m., Bogue Movement Studio

Academic Skills Workshop:
Writing

3 - 4 p.m., Special Collections Reading Room, Griswold Library

Poultney Community Garden
Work Day

3 - 4 p.m., Rear of Poultney High School

Sunset Yoga
Meet at 5 p.m. at the GreenMAP office

Shakti Tribal Dance: Advanced II
5:30 - 7 p.m., Bogue Movement Studio

Lap Swim Session
6 - 8 p.m.,
Waldron Pool

SOAR Workshop:
Creative Marketing

6 p.m., Gorge Atrium

Shakti Tribal Dance: Beginner
7 - 8 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

Zazen Meditation
7 - 7:30 p.m., Chapel

Shakti Tribal Dance: Advanced III
8 - 9:30 p.m., Bogue Movement Studio

Open Chapel
8 - 10:30 p.m., Chapel

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
Cerridwen Farm Stand
10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Withey Hall Lobby

Open Gym Session
11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Waldron Gymnasium

Lap Swim Session
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Waldron Pool

Massage Therapy & Reflexology
12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Wellness Center

Academic Skills Workshop:
Substance Use

3 - 4 p.m., Special Collections Reading Room, Griswold Library

Kripalu Yoga (gentle)
4 - 5 p.m, Wellness Center

Intermediate Vinyasa
Flow Yoga

5:30 - 6:30 p.m., Bogue Movement Studio

Open Swim Session
6 - 8 p.m., Waldron Pool

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1
Sea Kayaking Lake Champlain
See GreenMAP for details.

Surfing Jenness Beach
See GreenMAP for details.

Open Gym Session
11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Waldron Gymnasium

Lap Swim Session
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Waldron Pool

Open Swim Session
6 - 8 p.m., Waldron Pool

Theater: An Evening with Poe
6:45 p.m. Pre-show, Ackley Hall
7 p.m. Performance

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2
Camel's Hump Hike
8 a.m., See GreenMAP for details.

Vt Academy Arts & Science Conference
10 a.m. - 12 p.m., The Gorge

Theater: An Evening with Poe
6:45 p.m. Pre-show, Ackley Hall
7 p.m. Performance

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3
Open Swim Session
6 - 8 p.m., Waldron Pool

Theater: An Evening with Poe
6:45 p.m. Pre-show, Ackley Hall
7 p.m. Performance

Open Chapel
7 - 10:30 p.m., Chapel