Welsh Harvest Festival this Weekend
The annual Welsh Harvest Festival – featuring live music, traditional Welsh food, field games and more – will be held on Saturday, October 17.
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 an oxen-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.
Domestic Violence the Topic for Faculty Colloquium
Today at noon in Terrace 124, Prof. Vance Jackson (psychology) hosts the second presentation in GMC's fall Faculty Colloquium Series. He delivers a talk titled "Attitudes Toward and Attributions for Domestic Violence: Do Men and Women Differ?" This talk will examine the different ways men and women approach domestic violence, the role of victim blaming in this crime, as well as implications for psychological treatment and prevention programs for both survivors and perpetrators of domestic violence.
Compassionate Communication Workshops On Tap
Green Mountain College is slated to host two compassionate communication workshops designed to help participants resolve conflict and create more honest relationships. A workshop for faculty and staff, facilitated by Jan Asch, is on October 16 from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. in the Gorge. On October 19, Jan hosts a workshop for students in the East Room from 8 – 10 p.m. Jan Asch is director of Southern Vermont Center for Compassionate Communication and director of Dogstar Healing Arts in Middletown Springs. She teaches workshops for couples, groups and businesses and offers individual counseling and coaching.
Student Blog: A Car Free Semester in Vermont
Is it possible to live in rural Vermont without relying on a car for transportation? GMC student Ruth Larkin, her husband, Tim, and their one-year old son Zeb have embarked on an adventure to find out. Ruth is blogging about her experiences as part of a project for her Delicate Balance course. Follow her adventures at:
Sign Up for Trip to Boston Museum & Planetarium
GMC's Bio/Enviro Club is sponsoring a trip to the Boston Museum of Science and Planetarium on November 8. The group leaves at 6 a.m. and returns about 8 p.m. The cost is $25 for adults and $20 for children, which includes transportation and entrance to the museum and planetarium. To sign up e-mail Michael Middleman. Sign up is on a first come first serve basis. Open to all members of the GMC community including faculty, staff, students, and their friends and/or family.
Student Life Announces Smoking Policy Changes
Green Mountain College has increased the number of temporary smoking shelters and has made changes in the enforcement of the policy. Beginning October 14, smoking will only be permitted at six new “smoking-permitted areas” at the following locations (see map):
Prof. Meriel Brooks (biology) and Provost Bill Throop (philosophy) gave presentations at the International Conference on Human Ecology at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom, June 29 – July 3. Brooks presented her recent research on larval fish titled “Drift Patterns of Larval Fish in the Poultney River.” She also contributed to a session on educational programs, with a talk titled “Green Mountain College's Environmental Liberal Arts Program: A Common Curriculum for Sustainability.” Throop further developed his research program on virtue ethics, extending it into the area of social sustainability. He chaired the sessions on philosophy and human ecology and presented “Strengthening Social Sustainability: The Role of Higher Education.”
Prof. Jacob Park (business strategy and sustainability) presented his co-authored paper (“Investor Activism Beyond Borders: Investor Driven Governance Networks and Global Climate Governance”) at the International Financial Standards and the Environment Workshop held at the University of Waterloo’s Center for International Governance Innovation in Toronto.
Prof. John Van Hoesen (geology) presented a talk titled “Characterizing the Micromorphology and Chemistry of Sediments Associated with Chinchorro Mortuary Materials Using SEM, EDS, and XRD” at the 28th Northeast Conference on Andean Archaeology and Ethnohistory, held at the State University of New York at New Paltz October 2 and 3. View a PDF of the presentation.