“Homelands” is the theme for an exhibit at the Feick Fine Arts Center featuring fiber art from Wales. An artist reception for the exhibit from the group Fibre Art Wales will be held October 16 from 5 - 6:30 p.m. Artists Alison Mercer (stitched textiles) and Helen Foroughi (tapestry weaving) will host demonstrations and a gallery talk beginning at 6:30 p.m. More…

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):
  • North of Withey Garden
  • West of Cree Hall (currently in use)
  • South of Bogue Hall
  • South of Dunton Hall (currently in use)
  • South of Griswold Library
  • North of the tennis courts (currently in use)
There will also be stronger enforcement of the smoking policy. Starting on October 19, the College will begin issuing tickets to any individuals found in violation of the smoking policy. Each smoking violation ticket will be $25, and individuals who receive multiple tickets will be referred to the College’s student conduct system, or be reported to their supervisor. We continue to encourage members of the community to politely approach someone smoking in a nonsmoking area and ask them to move to a nearby smoking area. Read the GMC smoking policy.

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.

Women's Soccer
Wednesday, 10/14
at Southern Vermont College,
4 p.m.

Saturday, 10/17
at Castleton State College,
4 p.m.

Men's Soccer
Wednesday, 10/14
at Norwich University, 3 p.m.

Saturday, 10/17
at Castleton State College, 4 p.m.

Women's Volleyball
Wednesday, 10/14
at SUNY Cobleskill, 7 p.m.

Saturday, 10/17
at Lyndon State College, 4 p.m.

Saturday, 10/17
GMC Invitational, 11 a.m.

Wednesday, 10/14
at Franklin Pierce University,
Shattuck Golf Club, 11:30 a.m.

Saturday, 10/17
GMC Invitational,
Lake St. Catherine Country Club, 11 a.m.

More on GMC Athletics


GreenMAP Road Bike Ride
Meet at 5 p.m., Brennan Circle

Massage Therapy & Reflexology
11 a.m. - 8 p.m., Wellness Center

Fitness Swim
11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Waldron Pool

Faculty Colloquium:
Vance Jackson

12 - 1 p.m., Terrace 124

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

Academic Skills Workshop:

3 - 4 p.m., Griswold Library Room 2

GRE Study Session
4 - 5 p.m., Griswold Library Room 2

Community Swim
6 - 8 p.m., Waldron Pool

Shakti Tribal Belly Dance (advanced)
6:30 - 7:30 p.m., Bogue Movement Studio

Spanish Study Group
6:30 - 7 p.m., Calhoun Learning Center

Talk: Prof. Tom Williams
7 p.m., Terrace 124

Tribal Dance (beginners)
7:30 - 8:30 p.m., Bogue Movement Studio

8:30 - 9 p.m., Bogue Movement Studio

Talent Show
9 p.m., The Gorge

Statistics Study Group
10 - 11 p.m., Calhoun Learning Center

Fitness Swim
7:30 - 9 a.m., Waldron Pool

12:15 - 1 p.m., Bogue Movement Studio

Massage Therapy & Reflexology
1:30 - 8 p.m., Wellness Center

Community Swim
6 - 8 p.m., Waldron Pool

Compassionate Communication Workshop
8:30 - 10:30 a.m., The Gorge

Fitness Swim
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Waldron Pool

2:15 - 2:45 p.m., Chapel

Community Swim
6 - 8 p.m., Waldron Pool

Bullet Proof Marshmallows
9 p.m., The Gorge

Admissions Fall Open House
All day, various locations

1 - 2 p.m., Bogue Movement Studio

Presentation: Vermont Institute of Natural Science
1 - 3 p.m., The Gorge

Welsh Harvest Festival
4 p.m., Cerridwen Farm

Community Swim
6 - 8 p.m., Waldron Pool

Spanish Study Group
9 - 10 p.m., Calhoun Learning Center

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