Students in prof. Mark Dailey's Ethnoecology class study Amanita muscaria with local mycologist Rich Gaiotti at the Deane Nature Preserve.

The Feick Arts Center Features Faculty Exhibition
Four art professors at Green Mountain College are contributing to the College’s biennial fall semester faculty art exhibition. Jennifer Baker, Kevin Bubriski, Jessica Cuni, and Karen Swyler put up their own shared exhibition of works in a variety of media at The Feick Arts Center on campus, which is on view through November 10th. There will be an opening reception this Friday, October 12 from 5 - 7 p.m.

Prof. Jennifer Baker holds a master's of arts degree in medical and biological illustration from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her recent activities include developing a partnership between GMC and the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center in West Rutland. Her work in this exhibit centers on carved slate pieces.

Prof. Kevin Bubriski’s contribution includes several photographs and a multi-media installation. His work is represented in permanent collections at the Museum of Modern Art, N.Y., The Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y., the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, among many other venues. Bubriski holds an MFA from Bennington College.

Prof. Jessica Cuni presents her new paintings and a satellite multi-media installation in the College’s Griswold Library. Cuni has exhibited in many solo and group shows and has received over a dozen awards resulting in permanent installations or lectures. Before joining the GMC art faculty Cuni was a professor of art at Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, Conn. She holds an MFA from Brooklyn College in Painting and Drawing.

Prof. Karen Swyler regularly exhibits her ceramic work across the country. Her pieces have been featured in recent shows including "Functional Art," a three-person show at Celadon Gallery in Water Mill, N.Y., and a two person show: "Pat Swyler & Karen Swyler: Mother/Daughter" at Mount Burton Gallery in Surf City, N.J.

The exhibition and all events are free and open to the public. General gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment. Please contact the gallery for more information at 802.287.8398 or

GMC Trio Provides Election Commentary
Move over, CNN and FOX. Have a seat, PBS and MSNBC. Three newcomers to the political pundit class are contributing their thoughtful opinions on the race for the White House—and they are right here on the GMC campus.

Luke Carey ’14, Mark Perry ‘13, and Nicholas Ravotti ’14, students in prof. Heather Keith’s Delicate Balance class, are recording podcasts on the Obama/Romney contest as the race enters its final weeks. Who won the first presidential debate? What does each candidate need to do to solidify his base and win over undecided voters? Find out from our campus interpreters.

You can listen to the first two podcasts here and here.

Annual Welsh Harvest Festival
Every year, Cerridwen Farm hosts the annual Welsh Harvest Festival celebrating the rich heritage of Poultney and surrounding communities with live music, traditional Welsh food, field games, and more.

This year, the Welsh Harvest Festival will be held on Saturday, October 13 with activities happening all day starting at 2 p.m. and ending at 6 p.m.

Here is the schedule of events:

2 - 4 p.m. - Cider Making
2 - 4 p.m. - Wagon Rides
2 - 4:30 p.m. – Haunted Barn, Kids Games and Cider Pressing
2 - 6 p.m. - Live Music
4 - 5:30 p.m. - Dinner with local roasted pork sandwiches and cole slaw
5:30 - Apple baked goodies contest with prizes
5:50 - Bonfire

The Welsh Harvest Festival is always a highlight of fall at GMC, so make sure to stop in for some fresh apple cider and traditional music! Rain location is in the Gorge.

United Methodist Video Contest
The National Association of Schools and Colleges of The United Methodist Church (NASCUMC) is sponsoring a video contest with the deadline of October 24. Students at United Methodist-related educational institutions will be challenged to: “Tell us, in 3 minutes or less, why your school’s connection to The United Methodist Church matters.”

The first-place winner(s) receive a Go Pro HD video camera, Final Cut Pro X editing software, and three hours of virtual coaching with a team of professional filmmakers. Second and third place winners receive cash prizes. The first round of judging is by panel of experts, and the second round is by popular vote on the contest website.

For more information, read contest rules and guidelines here.


Career Corner
Did you know that according to the National Center for Charitable Statistics, that there are over 1.5 million non-profit organizations in the US?

Amnesty International, Oxfam, Goodwill, and Habitat for Humanity are examples of NPOs you have more than likely encountered at some point in your life. Non-profits organizations (NPOs) are companies with social or charity-driven missions that mostly rely on government grants, donations from other charities, and donor bases to fund their initiatives. The State of Vermont alone reports having over 8,000 active organizations!

NPOs are a great option for internships and post-GMC employment. When applying, make sure your resume and cover letter reflect specifically: how your values match the organization’s, your past experience with community awareness and outreach, public speaking skills, and how you might increase the donor base if the position includes development.

Interested in working for a non-profit organization? is hiring! focuses on exploring creative outlets for teenagers. Their programs range in topics from bullying and nonviolence, to homelessness and poverty, to mental and physical health.

Check out their opportunities:

Academic Skills Workshops
Join the Calhoun Learning Center for the following academic skills workshops this Wednesday, October 10.

Developing a Strategy and Identifying Peer-Reviewed Research
12 – 1 p.m.
Graphics Lab (2nd floor, Griswold Library)
The Griswold Library staff collaborates to guide students through effectively utilizing the library’s electronic research databases. This is an interactive workshop. Students are encouraged to bring a topic that they are currently researching.

Contact Samantha Kowalski in the learning center for more information.

Faculty Colloquium: Jim Graves
This Wednesday, October 10 from 12 - 1 p.m. in Terrace 124, prof. Jim Graves (botany, environmental science) will present on biodiversity conservation as a sustainability program on the college campus, and how to measure "natural capital" based on his recent sabbatical research.

Poetry Reading at GMC
On Thursday, October 11 at 7 p.m. in the East Room, Tom Chandler, author of Toy Firing Squad and four other volumes of poetry will be holding a poetry reading. This event is open to the entire GMC community.

Energize Vermont
Energize Vermont and several groups across the State are organizing a rally in Montpelier at the State House on Friday, October 12 at 11 a.m.

This is a great opportunity for students, staff, and faculty to learn about policy, renewable energy, VT decision-making process, and grassroots organizing.

If interested in attending, or if you have questions, please contact José Gálvez-Contreras at by Wednesday, October 10.

Sustainable Business Challenge
On Friday, October 12 from 6 - 8 p.m. in the east room, seven teams and individuals participating in the challenge will present their final solutions for the case study “FIJI Water and Corporate Social Responsibility - Green Makeover or Green-Washing?” Their presentation will partly show how GMC students think of creating and working toward green business. Everyone is welcomed and invited to join!

Global Bazaar
Global Bazaar is an event hosted by the Intercultural Center with the support of the International Student Community, Black Culture Club, International Awareness Club, Bio-enviro Club, and the GMC Sustainability Office. The program includes savory dishes from all over the world, live performances and music, and speakers.

This Friday, October 12 at 7 p.m. in the Gorge, come celebrate as a community the beauty of being different, but coming together as one by creating a chain of love. Our unifying theme is Breast Cancer Awareness.

José Gálvez, Sustainable Community Outreach Coordinator, will share the story of his mother Victoria Contreras who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.

Faculty Art Exhibit
Political Commentary Podcast
Annual Harvest Festival
UMC Video Contest

Women's Soccer
10/13, 1 p.m. at Me. Maritime
10/14, 12 p.m. at Husson

Men's Soccer
10/13, 3 p.m. at Me. Maritime
10/14, 2:30 p.m. at Husson

Women's Volleyball
10/10, 6 p.m. vs. SUNY Cobleskill
10/13, 11 a.m. at Johnson St.
10/13, 3 p.m. vs. Lyndon @ Johnson

Men's Golf
10/13, TBA at NAC Championships

Men & Women's XC
10/13, 10 a.m., GMC Invitational


Classes Resume
8 a.m.

Academic Skills Workshop:
Developing a Strategy and Identifying Peer-Reviewed Research

12 - 1 p.m.,
Graphics Lab, Griswold Library

Faculty Colloquium:
Jim Graves

12 - 1 p.m.,
Terrace 124

Massage Therapy
3 - 8 p.m.,
Wellness Center

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

Vinyasa Yoga
5:15 - 6:30 p.m.,
Ackley Chapel

Shakti Tribal Dance:

6 - 7:15 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

Shakti Tribal Dance:

7:30 - 9:15 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

Energize Vermont
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.,
Montpelier, VT

Art Faculty Exhibit Reception
5 - 7 p.m.,
The Feick

Sustainable Business Challenge 6 - 8 p.m.,
East Room

Global Bazaar
7 p.m.,

Welsh Harvest Festival
2 p.m.,
Cerridwen Farm

Tae Kwon Do
12 - 1 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

Admissions Fall Open House
8:30 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.,