Storyteller Elisa Pearmain to Perform at GMC
Elisa Pearmain will give a performance as part of Green Mountain College's "Storyteller" series on Tuesday, October 9 at 8:30 p.m. in the YES! Coffeehouse in the basement of Moses Hall. Pearmain brings a background in dance and drama to her storytelling work, which has been called "Dance Poetry".
Award-winning author of Doorways to the Soul: Fifty-two Wisdom Tales from around the World (Pilgrim Press l998), Elisa brings her interest in the world's spiritual traditions to her collection of world wisdom tales and commentary. Elisa was chosen to represent New England at the l990 National Storytelling Festival. She has been performing regularly at Boston's First Night, and for audiences of all ages in schools, libraries, churches and festivals for over fifteen years.
Presentation on Trip to Philippines
GMC students who traveled to the Philippines this summer with Prof. Vangie Blust are hosting a presentation and photo exhibit on their research project on Thursday, October 18, at 4:30 p.m. in the East Room of Withey Hall. Through a grant from the ASIANetwork Freeman Foundation program, Blust and students Matthew Bower, Paula Maciel, Svea Miller and Ashley Potter researched the impact overseas Filipino employment had on families left behind. Visit www.asianetwork.org and click on Freeman Student-Faculty Fellows Program to view excerpts of the preliminary research report and photos. The report is under the 2007 program listing.
Writers' Symposium on Tap
Green Mountain College hosts the fifth annual Horace Greeley Writers’ Symposium on October 13 and 14. The event features keynote speaker Archer Mayor, a Newfane-based author best-known for the Joe Gunther detective series. It also includes workshops on writing poetry and non-fiction, creating believable characters, getting published and many more topics. On Saturday, events are slated for the GMC campus; Sunday’s luncheon and workshops are being held at the home of Dr. William Bloom in Middletown Springs. GMC students are encouraged to attend. For more information, call 802-287-2577 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
GMC Gears up for Welsh Harvest Festival
The campus community and the public are invited to the annual Welsh Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 20. Festivities take place from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Cerridwen Farm. This year’s festival features a performance from the GMC Choir, as well as bluegrass music and a host of activities such as field games, cider making, story telling, scarecrow making and a bonfire. Visitors will have the chance to tour a haunted barn, sample Welsh food or take a hay ride. From 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., the Feick Arts Center hosts an exhibit of Welsh printmaking. The Welsh Harvest Festival annually pays tribute to the unique Welsh culture of Poultney and its surrounding communities. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, email GMC Farm Director Kenneth Mulder or call 287- 8277.
Progressive Program Discussion
Students are invited to learn more about the Progressive Program on Monday, October 8, at 8:30 p.m. in the Moses Writers’ Lounge. Faculty and students are slated to discuss the program and answer questions. Application forms will be available. The Progressive Program allows “highly motivated” students to design their own education in collaboration with professors and other program members. For more information, email Heather Keith or call 287-8256.
Slow Food Gathering this Week
Students interested in starting a slow food chapter at Green Mountain College are invited to a meeting on Wednesday, October 10, at noon in the dining hall. The group plans to discuss potential projects as well as what needs to be done to get the chapter going. For more information, contact contact Lyra Leigh Nedbor, Jane Engelman, or Jonell Michael.
"Mad Sheep" Author to Speak at GMC
Linda Faillace, author of Mad Sheep: The True Story of the USDA’s War on a Family Farm, is slated to speak at Green Mountain College on Thursday, October 25, at 7 p.m. in the East Room of Withey Hall. Linda is visiting the college along with her husband, Larry, as part of the Family Farm Forum speaker series. Faillace’s book details the family’s attempt to save their flock of sheep from destruction at the hands of the U.S. Department of Agriculture after it was alleged the animals carried a disease similar to Mad Cow Disease. After months of surveillance, government agents seized the flock. Publisher Chelsea Green calls Mad Sheep an "account of one family’s struggle against a bullying and corrupt government agency that long ago abandoned the family farmer to serve the needs of corporate agriculture and the industrialization of our food supply." The Faillaces live in East Warren, Vermont. The event is co-sponsored by GMC’s Family Farm Forum and Chelsea Green Publishing.
Join the Eagle’s Nest
Support GMC Athletics by becoming an Eagle's Nest member. Membership costs $15 and includes a t-shirt and a membership card. The membership card offers exclusive incentives such as discounted raffle tickets, opportunities to participate in half-time competitions at select games, bonus points in Hall Cup competitions, double raffle tickets at select College Programming Board events and more. Membership is open to all GMC faculty, staff and students and can be purchased anytime throughout the year in the Office of Student Life and Athletics. For more information, contact Coach Todd Montana, Erica Wondolowski, or Annie Laurie Cadmus.
LEANRING CENTER WORKSHOPS
Test Taking/Study Skills
Wednesday, October 10, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Special Collections Reading Room, Griswold Library
Friday, October 12, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Special Collections Reading Room, Griswold Library
Prof. Karen Swyler (fine art) has an image of her work featured in the advertisement for The 14th Annual International Exposition of Sculpture Objects & Functional Art (SOFA) Chicago in the current issue of Ceramics Art & Perception. The SOFA exposition is an annual event of international repute exhibiting artists' works represented by selected galleries. Swyler’s ceramic work will be shown in this venue by Dubhe Carreno Gallery, November 2-4. For more information: www.sofaexpo.com.