N.Y. painter Leslie Parke will have work on display at The Feick from October 7 - November 11. Her opening reception is this Friday, October 14 from 5 - 7 in the gallery. more...

Solar Pioneer Steven Strong Presents at Green Mountain College
Internationally acclaimed author, entrepreneur and energy expert Steven Strong will be at GMC Thursday, October 13 to present his talk "Energy: Building the Bridge to the Post-Petroleum World” in a program sponsored by the College and renewable energy non-profit Energize Vermont. The presentation will be held at the Gorge in Withey Hall 6-8 p.m.

Strong began his energy career as an engineer on the Alaska pipeline in the 70’s. He quickly became convinced there were less-costly and more environmentally desirable ways to provide comfort and convenience to consumers than the costly extraction of fossil fuels. Strong began his own company called Solar Design Associates, and installed the first solar panels on the White House during the Carter administration. As his expertise and reputation grew, Time magazine named Strong an Environmental Hero for the Planet in 1999. The event is free and open to the public.

Find more information here.

Poultney River Clean-Up Takes Out the Trash
Over Family and Friends weekend at the end of September, GreenMAP, GMC students and alums, and Poultney community members got together to help clean up the Poultney River behind campus after hurricane Irene washed a disconcerting amount of waste down the river.

The town of Poultney agreed to come pick up all of the waste that the Poultney River clean-up crew collected.

Here is what they pulled out:
114 tires
8 hot water heaters
3 fuel oil tanks
2 gas tanks
1 50-gallon drum
1 kids bicycle
Other assorted trash

GMC applauds all of the participants in their efforts to keep our rivers clean.

Annual Welsh Harvest Festival at GMC
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 15 with activities happening all day starting at 10 a.m. and ending at 8 p.m.

Here is the schedule of events:
10-11:30 a.m. - Scarecrow Making Contest
10-2 p.m. - Tradition Welsh Games
10-2 p.m. - Scavenger Hunt Contest
10-4 p.m. - Face Painting
12-4 p.m. - Children’s Haunted Barn
12-4 p.m. - Roaming Musicians
12-2 p.m. - Soup and Bread Courtesy of Slow Foods and GMC’s Food Preservation Class
2-4 p.m. - Cider Making
2-4 p.m. - Wagon Rides
3:00 p.m. - Autumn Harvest Pie Competition – Bring your best fall themed pie to be judged and win a Gift Certificate to Stone Valley Co-op
6-8 p.m. - Seriously Haunted Barn
6-8 p.m. – 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!

Benefit Concert at GMC
On Saturday, October 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Ackley hall, the GMC choir and “We Are the Men”, a 30-member male vocal choir from Cape Cod will raise their voices together in a benefit for the Slate Valley Museum, which was severely damaged by hurricane Irene last September. The two groups will be performing songs in the Welsh tradition.

Admission is $10 for adults, and GMC students and children are free. Donations beyond the admission fee will be gladly accepted.

Find more information here.

Rutland Documentary
Viewing at GMC

On Sunday, October 16, the documentary “The Blood in this Town” will be shown in the Gorge at 7 p.m.

"The Blood in this Town" is a documentary chronicling Rutland's drive to revitalize itself during America's deep economic crisis. The film uses the town's record-breaking Gift-of-Life Marathon blood drive to explore how a struggling, post-industrial town can revive itself from the grassroots up.

From initiatives like the Rutland Creative Economy and the creation of a year-round Farmers' Market to entrepreneurial startups and the building of a world-class trail system in Pine Hill Park, Rutland shows how a community's determination and true-grit creativity can provide a way forward for thousands of struggling towns across America.

Artist Leslie Parke at The Feick
Leslie Parke, a painter from upstate New York, will present the solo show “Chysalis” at The Feick from October 7 - November 11. There will be an opening reception on Friday October 14, from 5-7 p.m.

The paintings in this exhibition are a rethinking of the Adam and Eve story. Working with iconography of past work, these paintings examine the notion of shame, expulsion, interdependence and transformation.

The exhibition is free and open to the public. General gallery hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 12-5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. or by appointment.

The College Newspaper is Online
On October 1, a refurbished version of The Mountaineer, the Green Mountain College student newspaper, was launched. The new version has a new online design and some of the content will be printed in a glossy magazine format. The paper edition will be a monthly.

“It has been a thrilling, hectic development, yet we are all eager for the establishment and launch of Green Mountain’s modern, cutting-edge style college newspaper and website,” says Cai Manoogian, editor in chief, about the launch.

The Mountaineer office is open, so students who would like to contribute to the college newspaper or other forms of student media are welcome. To read the articles available online, visit the Mountaineer website here.

-Bruna Lobato


Info Session: “Humans in Place: Sustainable Business and Community in Vermont”
Join prof. Karen Fleming Thursday, October 13, 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Terrace 122 to learn about this two-week EcoLeague course offered May 9-23 at GMC. The three-credit course provides an opportunity to explore local sustainable organizations which are trying to make a positive impact on the environment and their communities. You’ll learn from faculty who are leaders in sustainable business and meet some of the most renowned innovators of the sustainable businesses movement, including managers at Ben & Jerry’s, Seventh Generation, and Green Mountain Coffee. Free Ben & Jerry's ice cream to those interested!

Academic Advising Fair October 17
Join faculty in Withey Lobby next Monday from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. to discuss majors, minors, certificates and various other GMC programs. Choose an advisor, declare a major, get program information and advice for spring registration. (This event is required for all Images students.)

Progressive Program Information Session
Are you an independent learner looking for challenging options? Find out if one of GMC’s alternative learning programs (interdisciplinary studies, self-designed major, and the progressive program) may be the best pathway for you at an information session held Wednesday, October 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the Richardson House conference room. For more information, or if you are interested but cannot make the meeting, email Jennifer Baker at bakerj@greenmtn.edu.

Exploring Graduate School: Stories Out of School
Faculty panelists Laird Christensen, Sarah Mittlefehldt, Jen Sellers and John Van Hoesen will share their experience and offer advice on how to best prepare, apply for, and finance graduate study. The program is on Wednesday, October 19 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the East Room. The moderator is GMC Provost William Throop.


Karrah Johnston '11 and prof. Paul Hancock (economics) presented a paper titled “Forced March” on October 3 at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, N.Y. Karrah contributed a great deal to the compilation of data, as well as to the analysis of it and presentation of results at the conference. Learn more about the program here.
Steven Strong at GMC
Welsh Harvest Festival
Leslie Parke at The Feick
Student/Faculty Notes

Men & Women's XC
10/15, 10 a.m., GMC Invitational

Men's Soccer
10/15, 3 p.m. vs. Me.-Maritime
10/16, 2:30 p.m. vs. Husson

Women's Soccer
10/12, 4 p.m. vs. Daniel Webster
10/15, 1 p.m. vs. Me.-Maritime
10/16, 12 p.m. vs. Husson

Women's Volleyball
10/13, 7:30 p.m. vs. Southern Vt.


Fall Break Ends
Classes resume at 8 a.m.

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

1 - 2 p.m.,
Graphics Lab, Griswold Library

Power Yoga
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

Massage Therapy
and Reflexology

3 - 8 p.m., Wellness Center

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

Shakti Tribal Dance - Beginners
6 - 7:15 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

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

Shakti Tribal Dance - Advanced
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Bogue Movement Studio

Breath of Life
12:15 - 12:45 p.m.,
Withey Lobby

"Renewable Energy:
Building the Bridge to the Post-Petroleum World"

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.,

Info Session: Humans in Place-
Sustainable Business and Community in Vermont

6:30-7:30 p.m.
Terrace 122

Relaxing Yoga
7 - 8 p.m.
Bogue Movement Studio

Open Chapel
8 - 10 p.m., Ackley Chapel

Cerridwen Farm Stand
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.,
Withey Lobby

Horray for Play
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.,
Withey Lobby

Chiropractic Services
1 - 5 p.m.,
Wellness Center

2 - 3 p.m., Ackley Chapel

Guided Meditation
3 - 3:30 p.m., Ackley Chapel

Shakti Tribal Dance Practice
4 - 5:30 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

The Feick Artist Reception:
Leslie Parke

5 - 7 p.m., The Feick

Roller Skating
6 p.m. - 12 a.m.,
Eagle Dome

Welsh Harvest Festival
All day, Cerridwen Farm

Contemporary Dance
12 - 3 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

Choir Benefit Concert
7:30 p.m., Ackley Hall

"Blood in this Town"
7 p.m., Gorge