GMC student Mercy Larson '16 blows a ram's horn on a recent field excursion in Brunnenburg, Italy. The passions of politics, religion, art and the environment are the foci of GMC's current study abroad program at Brunnenburg Castle in the Italian Alps. The 16-credit block course, led by professor Jennifer Baker (fine arts), began September 1 and ends December 1. Course offerings include a seminar on the poetry of Ezra Pound, taught by Pound's daughter. For more on the Brunnenburg experience and other study abroad options visit here.
Janisse Ray to Visit GMC
Green Mountain College welcomes acclaimed writer, naturalist and activist Janisse Ray who will be visiting campus Thursday, October 10. At 9:30 a.m. she will present "Tipping the Balance Toward Liveable Landscapes" in Ackley Auditorium. Ray will also present an evening talk at 7 p.m. in the East Room titled "The Seed Underground: Agrodiversity, Genetic Stability & the Future of Food." Ray is the author of five books of literary nonfiction and a collection of nature poetry. Anne Raver of The New York Times likened Ray to the "southern Rachel Carson." Her most recent book, The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food, is a look at what’s happening to seeds, which is to say, the future of food. The book has won the American Society of Journalists Award and the Authors’ Arlene Eisenberg Award for Writing that Makes a Difference. Currently Ray is on the faculty of Chatham University’s low-residency MFA program. She holds an MFA from the University of Montana.
GMC Inducts New Members to Hall of Fame
On Saturday, September 28, as part of Alumni and Family Weekend, Green Mountain College hosted its annual Athletic Hall of Fame ceremony welcoming several new inductees into the Hall of Fame. Sarah Allen ’02, former soccer coach Chris Gilmore, and the 1992 men’s soccer team were all inducted in the celebration. Sarah Allen was a three-sport standout at GMC. As a soccer goalie, she holds the all-time school record for fewest goals allowed in a career and most shutouts in a season, among many other marks. On the basketball court, Sarah is Green Mountain’s all-time leader in assists and steals. She earned Mayflower All-Conference honors in basketball in 1998-99 through 2001-02 while earning a conference championship and a trip to the National Tournament in her senior season. Sarah also made her mark in softball, becoming the school’s all-time leader in triples. Sarah lives in New Jersey working as a teacher and basketball coach. She is pictured here receiving her induction certificate from Green Mountain College athletic director Keith Bosely.
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Paul Manlove “Conversations on nothing.” Exhibit Opens at the Feick
The William Feick Arts Center at Green Mountain College will be exhibiting a watercolor installation titled “Conversations on nothing.” by Pennsylvania artist Paul Manlove. The exhibit will open on Friday, October 11 and will be open through November 8, 2013. There will be a reception on Friday, October 25, from 5-7 p.m. Manlove, an instructor of art at Penn State Harrisburg in Pennsylvania, received his BFA at Millersville University and his MFA from Brooklyn College. He has shown his work nationally in New York, California, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut. Manlove’s Feick installation includes nearly 100 watercolor illustrations, laid out for the viewer in a powerfully composed grid. Individually, the works appear to represent the pages of a well-crafted field journal. The viewer is allowed intimate access of Manlove’s observations and his ideas as they transform and evolve; a deftly rendered still life is fluidly set next to an abstract exploration of the chosen medium. Manlove’s process-oriented approach invites the viewer to create their own interpretations of the relationships between the carefully considered vignettes. Exhibitions and events are free and open to the public. General gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 1-5 p.m. or by appointment. Please contact the gallery for more information at 802-287-8398 or email@example.com.
Wriggle Room: Students Put Worms to Work
For years, students at Green Mountain College have collected food scraps at the dining hall and carted them off to the campus farm for composting. Last year, about 3000 pounds of food waste was processed into new soil. But not all cooking and eating (and resulting garbage accumulation) in any school happens in the dining hall. Many students prepare meals in their residence hall rooms or hub kitchens, and supplement the regular “meal plan” with take out food. Students interested in properly composting dormitory waste approached GMC sustainability director Aaron Witham last year, and Witham challenged students in the Green Job Corps program to devise a solution. “I encourage students to set ambitious goals that have quantifiable outcomes, so at the end of their work experience they can say their jobs had a really meaningful impact,” Aaron said. Prior experiments with compost collection bins in the dorms had mixed success—if not picked up and emptied regularly, the bins could smell and attract flies. So students Rob Dunn ‘16 and Erin Fulmore ‘13 turned to nature’s expert composters: earthworms. They developed simple vermiculture (the practice of raising worms for composting) bins made out of vented plastic buckets, plastic tubing and plastic bottles at a cost of about $8 per unit.
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Nagoya, Japan Exchange Informational Meeting on Wednesday
Green Mountain College is running a special fall semester selection process for our exchange program with Nagoya University in Japan. This will be for study in Japan during the spring semester only, which begins on April 1, 2014 and concludes at the end of July, 2014. Our internal deadline is Wednesday, October 16, 2013. We will have an information session at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 9, meeting at Dr. Steven Fesmire's office (Terrace 127). Please submit applications on or before the deadline directly to Dr. Fesmire, who is happy to walk you through the application process: firstname.lastname@example.org. Here is the application for 2013-2014 but remember that the internal deadline for this fall's special selection process has been updated to October 16, 2013.
Career Services offers New Bi-weekly Newsletter
Due to the handiwork of our two student workers, Binh Bui ’14 and Olivia Boucher ’15, we now have a consolidated bi-weekly newsletter highlighting job, internship, scholarship, fellowship, and graduate school assistantship opportunities across all disciplines. Check out our first edition here. As a fellow student, alumni, faculty, staff, or area community member, if you have an opportunity to share in our newsletter, please direct material to Maia Hanron-Sanford.
Sustainable Transportation Fair Prizes Announced
At last month’s Sustainable Transportation Fair, the sustainability office and student involvement office partnered to spread excitement about the multitude of different transportation options on campus. As part of the fair, four annual Zipcar memberships were raffled off. Winners of the raffle were Ryan Carr, Margaret Doucette, Elaina Scorpio, and Andrea Silvestri. Evangeline Earl, won an annual Zipcar membership along with $100 in driving credit to be used for a trip with carpooling. Go! Vermont, the college’s new carpooling tool, was also represented at the event. Shannon Baillie, Jensen Morgan, Charlie Petrick, Ben Dube, Mariette Franjieh, and Luisa Romano signed up for the service and posted or requested a ride. They will receive a $10 gift card to a business of their choice for their participation. Finally, on Friday, September 20, nine students rode The Bus to Flagship Cinemas in Rutland and were treated to free movie tickets. Please remember to keep these transportation options in mind next time you’re going somewhere!
Stand Up to Cancer
In remembrance of former Poultney High School science teacher Michael Perry, who lost his battle with cancer one year ago, the Poultney High School Student Council is hosting their second annual Stand Up To Cancer walk on Sunday, October 20. There will be a sign-up at the back of the high school at 12:30 p.m. followed by the walk at 1 p.m. The GMC community is invited to walk. All donations will go to Stand Up To Cancer in the name of Michael Perry. To participate, contact José Gálvez, GMC's outreach coordinator.
STUDENT AND FACULTY NOTES
Prof. Jessica Cuni (fine arts) will be showing some recent paintings in a solo show at the Christine Price Gallery at Castleton State College October 14-November 26. The gallery, located in Castleton's Fine Arts Center, is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
10/08, 3:30 p.m vs. Colby-Sawyer (A)
10/12 12:30 p.m. vs. Southern Vt. (A)
10/08, 3:30 p.m. vs. Colby-Sawyer (A)
10/12, 10 a.m. vs. NH Technical Institute (H)
10/12, 6 p.m. vs. Bay Path (H)