Most students were off campus for fall break but among those who stuck around to experience "peak foliage" were GMC international students and admissions ambassadors Antoine Lucic, Allan Michel Jales Coutinho, Matthias Baudinet and Cleopass Nakoma.
National Sustainability Conference Features Six from Green Mountain College
Green Mountain College made a splash at this year's national AASHE conference (Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education) in Nashville, Tenn. Three GMC students, two faculty members, and a staff member were among the speakers. Connor Magnuson '14 and prof. Lucas Brown (REED) presented on "A Design-Build Block Semester: Student Engagement Through the Creation of a Solar Garage.” Nicole Harman '16 displayed a poster on "Reducing Carbon Footprints From the Very First Step: Sustainability Orientation at Green Mountain College." Two presentations addressed GMC's Sustainability 2020 plan. The first titled "A Holistic Approach to Culture Change on Campus: A New Model of Liberal Arts Education," was presented by Jensen Morgan '13 and the John F. and Dianne S. Brennan Professor of Business and Economics, Matt Mayberry. The second presentation on authentic sustainability was delivered by sustainability coordinator Aaron Witham and was titled "Reaching for the STARS and Beyond: Green Mountain College's Attempt to Measure Authentic Sustainability."
Prof. Sellers Presents Faculty Colloquium Today
On Wednesday October 16, prof. Jen Sellers (psychology) will give her sabbatical report on the psychological influence of testosterone on empathy and leadership. Lunch will be served. The talk is in Terrace 124 at noon. The next colloquium will be on October 30, with prof. Meriel Brooks (biology) speaking.
Happy Birthday Gladys
A mainstay at the GMC dining hall is Gladys Seamans, who recently celebrated ten years of service with Chartwells, the College's food service provider. Last month Gladys achieved an even more impressive milestone: her 90th birthday! Gladys is still going strong, serving GMC students, faculty and staff as she enters her tenth decade. This YouTube video marks her celebration in the dining hall. President Paul Fonteyn spoke at the event. The cake was presented by Chartwells managers Dave and Cindy Ondria and dining room supervisor Dale Sullivan.
Annual Welsh Harvest Festival on Saturday
Join Green Mountain College and Cerridwen Farm for a celebration of the harvest within a bioregional context on Saturday, October 19 at 1 p.m. Events include a Milking Machine Fundraiser and a Cow Pie Fling (toss cow poo at your favorite farm staff!). Ongoing events from 1-5 p.m. include the Haunted Barn, kids games, cider pressing, Welsh history collection tours and live music.
1-2 p.m.: Scare Crow Building
1-3 p.m.: Wagon Rides
2-3:30 p.m.: Inter-Collegiate Draft Animal Challenge
2-3:30 p.m.: Dinner
3:30-4 p.m.: Local Harvest Pie Contest
Job Shadowing Opportunities with Green Mountain Power
Students from all majors are encouraged to participate in a new job-shadowing program with Green Mountain Power (GMP). Job shadowing is essentially on-the-job learning where you can witnesses first-hand the real responsibilities behind a job title. It’s also great for networking and building connections within a profession. Areas of operation at GMP include: communications and external affairs, energy innovation, customer support systems, information technology, organizational development and human resources, and finance. To find out how you can participate, contact Maia Hanron in Career Services.
Rowing Team Seeks Coach
Green Mountain College has a Rowing Club Team (crew team) in its fourth year of existence. Currently, the club is in need of a coach--if any readers are able to coach rowing, or know someone who might be interested please reach out to Mitchell Hilbert '15.
Climate Change Block Course Information Session Oct. 24
"Local Resilience in a Changing Climate" is a 10-credit block course that will be co-taught by professors Jacob Park, John Van Hoesen, Chris Brooks, and Jason Schmitt and is being offered in the Spring 2014 semester. There will be a meeting held in Library Room #1 on Thursday, October 24 at 7 p.m. where the faculty members will be providing additional details about this climate change block course. If you are interested but can't come to the meeting, please get in touch with one of the participating faculty members.
Prof. Jen Sellers Presents at Faculty Colloquium Today
On Wednesday, October 16, prof. Jen Sellers (philosophy) will give her sabbatical report on the psychological influence of testosterone on empathy and leadership. Lunch will be served. The talk is in Terrace 124 at noon. Our next colloquium will be on October 30, with Meriel Brooks speaking.
STUDENT AND FACULTY NOTES
On Sunday October 20, at 3 p.m., The Church on the Hill in Weston, Vt. will host a recital titled a “Musical Bouquet ” as part of Weston’s annual Bachtoberfest Weekend. The recital will feature instruments, voices, and the church’s historic one manual Jardine pipe organ. The concert will include music from the Baroque era. Prof. James Cassarino (music) will serve as organist, accompanying music colleagues and several students from Green Mountain College in an afternoon of enjoyable music.
Prof. Jessica Cuni (fine arts) is exhibiting recent work at the Christine Price Gallery at Castleton State College. Her show Bioluminescence opened October 14 and will be on display through November 26. The public is welcomed to the opening reception on Friday, October 18 from 5-7 p.m., and an artist's talk on Thursday, October 24 at 12:30 pm. Jessica specializes in painting, drawing, and installation work. As an undergraduate at Swarthmore College, she majored in biology, on track to attend medical school. However, while enrolled in a studio arts-based program in Florence, Italy, she began to believe in her potential as a professional artist. Cuni attended graduate school at Brooklyn College, earning an MFA in Painting and Drawing in 2004, carrying with her the approach and the awe of a scientist. She has exhibited extensively in New England, but Bioluminescence is her first large-scale solo show in Vermont. Gallery hours areMonday through Friday 8 am-4:30 pm. For a portfolio of Jessica Cuni’s work, please visit her website at www.jessicacuni.com.