GMC President to Host Fall Community Conversation
GMC President Paul J. Fonteyn will make his first major address to the campus community on Wednesday, October 22, at 1 p.m. in the Gorge. His talk, titled "A Greener View: Sustainability & Regeneration," comes as part of the Fall 2008 Community Conversation. Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.
2006 GMC Grad to Conduct a Career Conversation
Anna Rebling, a GMC graduate from 2006, returns to campus today to host a Career Conversation at 4:30 p.m. in Booth Lounge.
Anna graduated with a B.S. in International Business Administration and is now a financial advisor with Prudential Financial. In December of 2006, she moved to New Mexico and opened a restaurant with her father. Following that, Anna served as a financial consultant in the commercial real estate and investment properties industry in northern Mexico.
For additional information contact Jacob Park at ext. 8330 or Renee Beaupre White at ext. 8352
Six Students Certified as GreenMAP Leaders
GreenMAP welcomes six new student leaders to the program. They are Candy Smith, Tyler Randolph, Aaron Strock, Ben Halay, Mariano Sastre, and John DeBay. Candy, Tyler and Aaron took part in ALPSS (Adventure Leadership Program for Staff and Students) over fall break in the Adirondack High Peaks while Ben, Mariano, and John are matriculating in through the Recreation & Outdoor Studies Intensive Semester.
Pictured is the fall break ALPSS group on the summit of Mt. Colden after climbing the southeast slide. From L-R: Meredith Budlong (instructor), Aaron Strock, Bruce Saxman (instructor), Candy Smith, Tyler Randolph and Derek Gavelis (instructor).
Career Services Workshops & Events on Tap
GMC's Office of Career Services has a full slate of events planned for the coming weeks. The following is a schedule of workshops and information sessions:
Transfer Student Social
October 21, 7 p.m.
Moses Hall, Writers' Lounge
Transfer students are invited to enjoy treats and learn more about career services & area attractions and opportunities.
Graduate School Planning Workshop
October 22, 4 p.m.
Room 2, Griswold Library
This information session will cover testing requirements, application deadlines, essays, personal statements, transcripts, letters of recommendation, interviews and more.
Peace Corps Information Sessions
Information Table, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Withey Hall Lobby
Information Session, 2 p.m.
East Room, Withey Hall
Information Table, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Information Session, 6 p.m.
East Room, Withey Hall
Hosted by Peace Corps recruiter Jessi Flynn
Grant Writing Workshop
October 28, 6 p.m.
Hosted by GMC President Paul Fonteyn and vice president for development Dick Donovan. Please RSVP by October 24 to firstname.lastname@example.org
GMC to Kick Off Storyteller
Series Next Week
What happens when women stand up, act out, and make noise? Master storyteller Lee-Ellen Marvin provides some provocative answers when she presents “Standing Up: Women in Peace and Social Action” on Thursday, October 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the East Room of Withey Hall. Her appearance is the first event in this year's Storyteller Series at Green Mountain College. more...
PANTS Brings Second Annual Sexpo to Campus
The People are Not Their Sex (PANTS) Club will present GMC’s second annual ‘Sexpo’ with a showing of the film "Shortbus" on Thursday, October 30.
The Sexpo will begin at 8 p.m. with the film showing at 9 p.m. in the Gorge of Withey Hall. The first 50 people will be entered into a raffle to receive prizes. Merchandise and other goodies will be on sale, and sex resources and free condoms will be available. Students are invited to bring a blanket and pillow and stay for the film.
Four Committees Seek Student Representatives
The Green Mountain College Student Senate seeks nominations for students to serve on four committees essential to the college community. Students are invited to send a statement of interest to the student senate. The committees are:
Purpose: This committee will advise the school, make recommendations and help carry out projects related to construction over the next two years. Nominees should be students able to serve for two years.
Purpose: The speakers bureau accepts and reviews applications for speakers, evaluates them, and then approves them for funding. The goal is to bring speakers to campus who represent the GMC community's diverse interests.
Quality of Life Committee
Purpose: Quality of Life is a standing committee to carry out projects and initiatives related to the quality of life of community members.
The Student Board of Trustees Committee
This student-led committee is tasked with promoting more student engagement with the College's board of trustees.
Traditional Welsh Competition on Tap
In recognition of the Poultney community’s rich Welsh history, the GMC Welsh Heritage Program will sponsor the first annual GMC Eisteddfod on Sunday, November 23.
An Eisteddfod is a traditional Welsh literary and arts competition that generally includes competition in vocal/instrumental music, art, poetry recitation and essay writing. This event is open to all GMC students; the deadline for student entry registration is Monday, November 3. Copies of the required poetry and music selections are available in Ackley 333. To sign-up, or for more information, contact Prof. James Cassarino.
FACULTY & STUDENT NOTES
Seniors Robert Pudner and Christina Ouimette participated in the Responsible Endowments Coalition's National Conference at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia October 4 - 5. Students and alums represented twenty-six schools from across the country, with Green Mountain being the only Vermont college present. The conference, now in its fourth year, focuses on strategies for colleges and universities to implement social and environmental responsibility in the context of endowment investments.
The conference contributes to the application of Robert’s independent study with Prof. Sam Edwards (environmental studies). The study focuses on socially responsible investing in higher education. A presentation on the students’ experience will be held Tuesday, October 21 at 7:00p.m. in the Moses Coffeehouse. A campus forum on the topic is scheduled for late November. To learn more about REC, visit www.endowmentethics.org
Ten GMC community members were selected as delegates to Slow Food's Terra Madre 2008 event in Turin, Italy October 23-27. Terra Madre is a gathering of more than 4,500 farmers, 1,000 chefs, and 500 academics who come together from virtually every nationality to work toward a global food system that is, in the words of Slow Food founder Carlo Petrini, "good, clean, and fair."
This year's event is dedicated to building support for youth involvement in food and agriculture reform. As part of that focus, the GMC delegates have been invited to present the GMC Farm & Food Project as an innovative approach to fostering "Stewardship of the Land from One Generation to the Next." Farm & Food Project Director Prof. Philip Ackerman-Leist (environmental studies), student Ryan Dixon, farm manager Kenneth Mulder, and chef Dave Ondria will address the 700 U.S. delegates October 24. Other GMC delegates include Eleanor Tison, Cindy Ondria, Bobby Walden, Kerrilee Knights, and alums Jane Engelman and Lyra Leigh-Nedbor.
Philip, Kenneth, Jane, and Lyra will travel from Terra Madre to Brunnenburg Castle and Agricultural Museum in Dorf Tirol, Italy, for a reunion with current interns John Dietrich ('08) and Joe Bossen ('08). Brunnenburg was the site of a spring 2008 semester abroad led by Prof. John Van Hoesen (geology). The castle also hosts GMC farm interns each fall, spring, and summer.
Prof. Bill Prado (management) authored an article in The Academy of Management Organizations and the Natural Environment Division Newsletter (September 2008) about the opportunity for business educators to lead in supporting global sustainable business practices. The article was based on his work as presenter at a professional development workshop (“Leading & Managing for Global Sustainability: A Conversation for Possibility and Action”) at the Academy of Management’s 2008 Global Conference.