Junior Erin Burch battles for possession during a recent match with Maine-Farmington. The Eagles followed up that loss with a 1-0 victory over Thomas College, where Bryanna Astor of Milltown, N.J. scored her first goal of the season. The women's soccer team returns to action October 5 when they host Castleton State College at 4 p.m.



GMC Prof Returns from
Pacific Research Expedition

Prof. John Van Hoesen (geology and environmental studies) was one of 17 educators selected to participate in an annual earth science education program known as the "School of Rock," coordinated by the Deep Earth Academy, an education program of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP). The program took place off the coast of western Canada on the research vessel JOIDES (Joint Oceanographic Institutions for Deep Earth Sampling) Resolution.

During the expedition, Van Hoesen and his colleagues learned how to interpret Earth's history from marine sediment cores and processed water samples for chemical analyses. He also had the unique opportunity to watch the installation of a permanent hydrologic observatory into the seafloor. "We were eyewitnesses to the beginning of a ten year research program that will improve our understanding of earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest -- that's pretty exciting," remarked Van Hoesen.



Adventure Education Fall Block Update
This fall 15 adventure education majors are enrolled in the fall block immersion semester. So far students have experienced multiple outdoor trainings including rock climbing, raft guiding, mountain biking and sea kayaking.

During these courses students are living natural and real outcomes while working toward outdoor, human and educational skill integration. Each day all students work on outdoor skill development in addition to a minimum of 2-3 hours on academic work; often by lanterns and headlamps. “When I can refer to an actual event from the day during lectures the connections between theory and practice resonate well with students. They immediately see the connections enabling a deeper investigation of each leadership concept. The real beauty is there are no clocks; we stick with each concept until all have confirmed learning,” said Prof. Tom Stuessy (adventure recreation).



Welsh Harvest Festival October 16
The annual Welsh Harvest Festival –- featuring live music, traditional Welsh food, field games and more –- will be held on Saturday, October 16. The festivities kick off at 4 p.m. at Cerridwen Farm and the Griswold Library lawn. Rain location for the festival is the Gorge.

Visitors can tour a haunted barn, take a horse-drawn hay ride, or participate in traditional fall activities including pumpkin painting and scarecrow making. Musical performances include faculty and student ensembles performing acoustic Welsh, Celtic and American Folk songs. There will also be traditional kids’ harvest games and Welsh food tasting. A bonfire brings the evening to a blazing close. The Welsh Harvest Festival celebrates the traditional Welsh heritage of Poultney and its surrounding communities.



ANNOUNCEMENTS

Pre-Law Program Meeting
Thinking about a career in law or policy? Want to add a certificate program to your course of study? Did you know that pre-law matches with any GMC major? Come and learn more about the College’s Pre-Law Certificate Program tomorrow, Tuesday October 5, from 1-1:30 p.m. in Ames lobby. For more information, contact Sam Edwards.

Q & A on Socially Responsible Investing
Find out about GMC's investment strategies at this informal question and answer session on Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) tonight at 8 p.m. in Withey lobby. Get answers to questions you have about the way GMC's financial infrastructure works. You can also pick up an application to be a member of the SRI committee! For more information, contact Mindy Blank.

Godspell Auditions Tomorrow
Godspell auditions are scheduled for Tuesday October 5, from 5:30-7 p.m. in Ackley 330. Directed by Ben Jankowski ’09 the performance dates for this 1970 musical by Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tebelak are December 10-12.

Art Interns Present
Come hear art internship presentations by art interns Kayci Bayerle, Aly Mark, Scott Preavy, Ian Smith and Julia Taylor tomorrow, Tuesday October 5, at 6:30 p.m. in Griswold 02.

Seasonal Flu Clinic
Rutland Pharmacy will offer a seasonal flu clinic from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the lobby of Withey Hall tomorrow, 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.

ES Poster Sessions
On October 6, from 6-8 p.m. in the lobby of Withey Hall, GMC students will host poster presentations featuring their environmental studies internships. The campus community is invited to learn more about the students’ work. Attendees will be able to vote for their top three posters, with each student receiving a $50 award for their work.



FACULTY & STAFF NOTES

Christina Fabrey, director of academic support services, was recently appointed to the board of directors of the Vermont Women in Higher Education (VWHE). She will also serve as the chair of the scholarship committee. VWHE is a professional organization dedicated to serving women in higher education at all professional levels.

Prof. Jen Sellers (psychology) has received the 2010 Peggy R. Williams Emerging Professional Award from Vermont Women in Higher Education. This award is presented to a woman “who is in the early stages of her career, demonstrates excellence in her contributions to students, colleagues, and her institution and shows promise and potential for future contributions.” Jen received the award at the VWHE awards dinner and ceremony September 28 in Montpelier.

IN THIS ISSUE:
Prof. Returns from Expedition
Adventure Ed Block Update
Welsh Harvest Festival
Faculty Notes





Women's Volleyball
10/5, 7 p.m., at Castleton

10/9, at Johnson State
3 p.m., vs Lyndon
5 p.m., vs Johnson

Women's Soccer
10/5, 4 p.m., vs Castleton
10/9, 1 p.m., vs Lyndon

Men's Soccer
10/6, 4 p.m., vs Castleton
10/9, 3 p.m., vs Lyndon

Men's Golf
10/9-10/10, 12 p.m./9 a.m.
NAC Championships
Brandon, Vermont

WEEK AT A GLANCE

MONDAY, OCTOBER 4
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

SRI Q&A
8 p.m., Withey Lobby

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5
Seasonal Flu Clinic
10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Withey Lobby

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

Pre-Law Info Meeting
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

Godspell Auditions
5:30 p.m., Ackley 330

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

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

Art Intern Presentations
6:30 p.m., Griswold, Rm 2

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

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6
Whitewater Day Trip
Sponsored by GreenMAP

Academic Skills Workshop: Time Mgmt.
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Special Collections Reading Room, Griswold Library

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

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

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

GRE Study Group
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Waldron Pool

Academic Skills Workshop:
Stress

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

Women's Circle Discussion
4 - 5 p.m., Chapel

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:
Grant Writing

6 p.m., Dickgiesser Rm

E.S. Poster Presentations
6 p.m., Withey Lobby

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, OCTOBER 7
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:
Note Taking

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 8
Adirondacks Rock Climbing
See GreenMAP for details.

Sea Kayaking the Maine Coast
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

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10
Open Swim Session
6 - 8 p.m., Waldron Pool

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