Green Mountain College hosted its invitational meet on Saturday on a new course that took runners through the main campus. In this photo, Leah Kovitch '17 (Nashua, N.H.) rounds a turn. The St. Michael's College women and the SUNY Cobleskill men won the team competitions.


US Department of Education Seal Green Mountain College Receives $2 Million Department of Education Grant
Green Mountain College announced today that it was one of 33 institutions nationally, and one of only four in New England, to receive a five-year $2 million grant from the U. S. Department of Education. The award supports the project, “Strategies for Student Success,” which was designed by GMC dean of faculty Dr. Tom Mauhs-Pugh. Dean Mauhs-Pugh will serve as project director. “This grant provides the College with an unprecedented opportunity to substantially enhance the educational experience and success of students attending Green Mountain College,” said President Paul Fonteyn. “It’s an exciting time to be at GMC, to have the ability to create a model program for how all students can flourish.” The project, "Strategies for Student Success," includes two major initiatives: instructional reform and integrated advising. The first initiative supports differentiated instruction through the use of open educational resources and new technology to provide appropriate and increased academic challenge. The second initiative is designed to support students from orientation through graduation. For more information read Saturday's front page article in the Rutland Herald.



Career Corner: Applying at Non-Profit Organizations
Did you know that, according to the National Center for Charitable Statistics, there are over 1.5 million non-profit organizations in the U.S.? Non-profits organizations (NPOs) are companies with social or charity-driven missions that mostly rely on government grants, donations from other charities, and donor bases to fund their initiatives. The State of Vermont alone reports having over 8,000 active organizations! NPOs are a great option for internships and post-GMC employment. When applying, make sure your resume and cover letter reflect specifically how your values match the organization’s, your past experience with community awareness and outreach, public speaking skills, and how you might increase the donor base if the position includes development. Upcoming Workshop: Ideas for Developing Interactive Resumes, Wednesday, October 23 from 4-5 p.m. in Griswold 2nd Floor Graphics Lab. Email Maia Hanron for more information.



ANNOUNCEMENTS

Alumni Office Hiring for Fall Phone-a-thon
Do you want to help support the College, add work experience to your resume and make some extra spending money at the same time? Are you energetic, enthusiastic about GMC and an effective communicator? If so, the alumni office wants to hear from you! The development and alumni relations department will be hiring student workers to serve as ambassadors to alumni, parents and friends of GMC through a calling campaign for three weeks this November. The primary purpose of the phone calls will be to update information and ask for financial support for the College’s Annual fund. The GMC Annual Fund supports the operating budget, including scholarships, student activities, athletics and research opportunities that tuition alone does not fully cover. The 2013 fall phone-a-thon will take place Monday through Thursday from 5-8 p.m. the weeks of November 4, 11 and 18. The pay rate for the positions starts at $10 per hour with added bonuses and performance based incentives and is not strictly a work-study position. If you are available and interested in setting up an interview, please contact Maxwell Seeland, associate director of development and alumni relations at 802-287-8293 or seelandm@greenmtn.edu. He will also be available in Withey lobby today from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. to answer any questions you might have.

Red Cross Blood Drive Today
Monday , October 21st from noon to 5 p.m.
Withey Student Center - Gorge
A blood donation truly is a “gift of life” that a healthy individual can give to others in their community who are sick or injured. In one hour’s time, a person can donate one unit of blood that can be separated into four individual components that could help save multiple lives. From one unit of blood, red blood cells can be extracted for use in trauma or surgical patients. Plasma, the liquid part of blood, is administered to patients with clotting problems. The third component of blood, platelets, clot the blood when cuts or other open wounds occur, and are often used in cancer and transplant patients. Cryoprecipitated anti-hemophilic factor (AHF) is also used for clotting factors.


STUDENT NOTES

The spring 2014 course schedule is now available on MyGMC!
Please review the course offerings and create a tentative schedule in advance of meeting with your advisor. When you do meet with them, you will receive your registration start time and will get clearance to register. Your advisor is the only one that can do this!

To ensure that you are all set to register when your time comes, log into MyGMC and go to the Academics Tab and then to "Schedule My Courses" on the left. Scroll down to the course search area. This window will tell you if you have any holds on your account, if you need to have registration clearance granted, and if the system is open for you to register.

If you have a registration hold, you will not be able to register and will need to see Student Financial Services.

If you have a transcript hold, you will not be prevented from Registering. To clear the hold, you will need to see Student Financial Services.

If you have not yet been granted registration clearance, you will need to contact your advisor.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Registrar's Office with any questions or concerns about the registration process.

GMAT and GRE Study Group
Students studying for the GMAT, GRE, or other standardized tests for graduate school application are welcome to join this study group. The Study Group will be held at 8 p.m. in Griswold 2 (Basement of the Library)

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GMC Receives $2 Million Grant
Hiring for Fall Phone-a-thon






Women's XC
10/26, 2 p.m. at Williams Plansky Invitational (A)

Men's XC
10/26, 2:30 p.m. at Williams Plansky Invitational (A)

Women's Soccer
10/26, 12 p.m. vs. Me.-Farmington (A)
10/27, 1 p.m. vs. Thomas (A)

Men's Soccer
10/26, 2:30 p.m. vs. Me.-Farmington (A)
10/27, 3:30 p.m. vs. Thomas (A)

Women's Volleyball
10/26, 10 a.m. vs. Husson (A)
10/26, 2 p.m. vs. Maine Maritime (A)