GMC junior Lauren DiSessa, captain for the women’s cross-country team, takes first place in the GMC Invitational Saturday, October 20. Holding the finish line banner is Coach Gail Schnaars, at left, and GMC President Jack Brennan. President Brennan was on-hand to help celebrate the first-ever GMC Invitational against Southern Vermont College.



"Mad Sheep" Author to Speak at GMC
Linda Faillace, author of Mad Sheep: The True Story of the USDA’s War on a Family Farm, is slated to speak at Green Mountain College on Thursday, October 25, at 7 p.m. in the East Room of Withey Hall. Linda is visiting the college along with her husband, Larry, as part of the Family Farm Forum speaker series. Faillace’s book details the family’s attempt to save their flock of sheep from destruction at the hands of the U.S. Department of Agriculture after it was alleged the animals carried a disease similar to Mad Cow Disease. After months of surveillance, government agents seized the flock. Publisher Chelsea Green calls Mad Sheep an "account of one family’s struggle against a bullying and corrupt government agency that long ago abandoned the family farmer to serve the needs of corporate agriculture and the industrialization of our food supply." The Faillaces live in East Warren, Vermont. The event is co-sponsored by GMC’s Family Farm Forum and Chelsea Green Publishing.



Celebrate Campus Sustainability Day
Green Mountain College celebrates Campus Sustainability Day Wednesday, October 24. The Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) annually promotes Campus Sustainability Day, and this year GMC will be celebrating our own sustainability initiatives through a short series of presentations, discussions, and recognitions. The event will start with a 12 p.m. webcast in the Dickgiesser Room (space is limited) featuring Bill McKibben and other presenters. The event will continue in Withey Hall at 2:30 p.m. with a special presentation on GMC’s sustainability program. It will conclude with an opportunity for campus community members to recognize one another for our contributions to Green Mountain’s reputation as a leader in environmental sustainability. Come join the webcast, celebrate Green Mountain’s recent Sustainability Leadership Award, and recognize each other for “walking the talk.”



Local Harvest Events Continue
The Local Harvest series continues with local food featured in the dining hall on three upcoming Wednesdays. On October 24 and November 7, diners may choose locally-sourced meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. On November 14, a Thanksgiving dinner created from local foods will be served. To volunteer to help prepare food for the Local Harvest events, email Jesse Pyles.



Greening Fund Meeting This Week
A meeting for students submitting proposals to the Student Campus Greening Fund will be held on Thursday, October 25, at 12:30 p.m. in the Yes Coffeehouse. Students who are already working proposals as well as students interested in learning more about the opportunity are invited to attend. Every year, students vote to allocate money from the greening fund for campus environmental initiatives. The draft deadline for grant proposals is November 1. The final deadline is November 15. This year’s voting begins December 3; grants are announced December 13. Email Jane Engelman or Jesse Pyles for more information.



Guitarist Will Bernard to
Perform at the Gorge

Guitarist and composer Will Bernard performs on Wednesday, October 24, at 9 p.m. in the Gorge. A long-time San Francisco Bay area musician, Bernard first began playing and recording internationally through Peter Apfelbaum’s Hieroglyphics Ensemble. Since then he has been involved in groups ranging from jazz and hip hop to world music and experimental music. “If Four Was One,” an album recorded with the group T.J. Kirk, earned Bernard a Grammy nomination in 1997.



Poultney Clean-Up This Weekend
The annual Poultney roadside clean-up, sponsored by GMC’s Bio/Enviro Club, is Saturday, October 27. The group plans to meet in Ames Circle at noon. Local refreshments will be provided. The goal for the trip is to clean up Route 30 in Poultney. All are welcome to help out.



FACULTY NOTES
Prof. Karen Swyler (fine arts) currently has her work featured in a trio of exhibitions in different parts of the country. Her work is included in a group exhibition titled "Form + Abstraction" at LaCoste Gallery in Concord, Massachusetts. The show opens October 20 and runs through November 20. From October 19 to November 24, Karen’s work can also be seen in "For the Table" at Santa Fe Clay in New Mexico. This group show features tableware and centerpieces. "Mastery in Clay: 2007" at The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the third venue to feature Karen’s work. This annual benefit exhibition and silent auction features pieces by more than 150 American ceramic artists. It closes on October 21.

Prof. Steven Letendre (management & environmental studies) will deliver a lecture at Castleton State College entitled Sustainable Mobility: Exploring the Options on Thursday, October 25. Letendre’s presentation will provide an overview of inevitable changes to human mobility, with an emphasis on ways to reduce negative social and environmental implications. Hybrid and electric vehicle technologies will be discussed, along with options to use biofuels such as biodiesel and waste vegetable oil for transportation. Letendre’s lecture is part of Castleton’s Soundings: An Introduction to the Liberal Arts program.



Students from GMC’s recycling crew recently toured Casella Waste Management’s material recovery facility (MRF) in Rutland. The tour, led by plant manager Joe Soulia, was part of the crew’s training program. All of GMC’s recycling goes to the MRF, and is cleaned and packaged there to be sent to manufacturers for processing. Pictured are recycling crew members Jane Day and Jose VanDerburg. At right is plant manager Joe Soulia.







Men's Soccer
Wednesday, 10/24
Vs. Plymouth, 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, 10/27
At Skidmore, 2 p.m.

Women's Soccer
Tuesday, 10/23
Vs. Plattsburgh, 3 p.m.

Sunday, 10/28
At Lyndon, 12 p.m.

Women's Volleyball
Monday, 10/22
Vs. Lyndon State, 7 p.m.

Saturday, 10/27
Home Tri-Match, 11 p.m.

WEEK AT A GLANCE

MONDAY, OCT. 22
Power Yoga
4 - 5 p.m., Labyrinth

GRE Study Group
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.,
Griswold Library, Room 2

Belly Dancing
7 - 8 p.m., Bogue Studio

TUESDAY, OCT. 23
Soul Searching:
Earth, Prayers & Poems

1:30 - 2 p.m., Chapel

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24
Workshop:
Strategic College Reading

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.,
Griswold Library

Massage or Reflexology
12 - 8 p.m.,
Wellness Center & Withey Hall

Career Services: On The Move
12 - 1 p.m., Withey Lobby

Power Yoga
4 - 5 p.m., Bogue Studio

Gentle Yoga
4 - 5 p.m., Chapel

Live Music: Will Bernard
9 - 11 p.m., The Gorge

THURSDAY, OCT. 25
Massage or Reflexology
12 - 8 p.m.,
Wellness Center & Withey Hall

Guest Lecture: Linda Faillace
7 - 8:30 p.m., East Room

Aikido
7 - 9 p.m., Bogue Studio

FRIDAY, OCT. 26
Workshop:
Effective Research Skills

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.,
Griswold Library



If you have news, announcements, or events to publicize in the GMC Journal, please e-mail materials to gmcjournal@greenmtn.edu or send through campus mail to the Communications Office, Richardson House. All materials subject to editorial approval by the College Communications Office.


Artwork included in the Aberstwyth Printmakers Exhibit opening this Thursday in the Feick Arts Center. The reception is from 4 - 6 p.m.

Welsh Printmakers Exhibit Opens at Feick Arts Center
The opening reception for the Aberystwyth Printmakers Exhibit is slated for Thursday, October 18, from 4 - 6 p.m. in the Feick Arts Center. Refreshments will be served. The Aberystwyth Printmakers is a group of about 35 artists who employ a range of techniques in their work, including etching, lithography, screen printing, wood engraving, woodcut and linocut. The group was formed in 2004, and its members promote the art of printmaking through lectures, demonstrations and exhibitions. The exhibit visits GMC from Wales in conjunction with the Welsh Harvest Festival. It will be on display from October 17 to November 8.



Presentation on Trip to Philippines
GMC students who traveled to the Philippines this summer with Prof. Vangie Blust are hosting a presentation and photo exhibit on their research project on Thursday, October 18, at 4:30 p.m. in the East Room of Withey Hall. Through a grant from the ASIANetwork Freeman Foundation program, Blust and students Matthew Bower, Paula Maciel, Svea Miller and Ashley Potter researched the impact overseas Filipino employment had on families left behind. Visit www.asianetwork.org and click on Freeman Student-Faculty Fellows Program to view excerpts of the preliminary research report and photos. The report is under the 2007 program listing.



GMC to Host Welsh Harvest Festival
The campus community and the public are invited to the annual Welsh Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 20. Festivities take place from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Cerridwen Farm. This year’s festival features a performance from the GMC Choir, as well as bluegrass music and a host of activities such as field games, cider making, story telling, scarecrow making and a bonfire. Visitors will have the chance to tour a haunted barn, sample Welsh food or take a hay ride. From 1 - 6 p.m., the Feick Arts Center hosts an exhibit of Welsh printmaking. The Welsh Harvest Festival annually pays tribute to the unique Welsh culture of Poultney and its surrounding communities. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, email GMC Farm Director Kenneth Mulder or call 287- 8277.



Inauguration of X-Country Course Set for Saturday
The Green Mountain College men’s and women’s cross-country teams celebrate their first-ever home meet on Saturday, October 20. President Jack Brennan is slated to be at the start line to sound the ‘inaugural horn’ for the GMC Invitational, which pits the Eagles against runners from Southern Vermont College in Bennington. The 5 K women’s race begins at 11 a.m.; the men’s 8 K race kicks off at 11:45 a.m. The new course winds over existing trails behind the school, said GMC interim athletic director Ray Campanile. Spectators can get a good view of the race from several locations, including near the ropes course or along the back side of the soccer field. All are invited to cheer on GMC’s runners competing for the first time on their home turf.



Admissions Open House October 20
Green Mountain College will host an Admissions Open House on Saturday, October 20. Prospective students and their families are invited to meet faculty, staff, and students and learn about the academic programs at Green Mountain. The morning will be devoted to sessions on academics, admissions, financial aid, and other student programs while the afternoon will feature campus tours, an athletics open house and an information session at Killington Resort for students interested in the resort and hospitality management major. There will also be a community fair in the Gorge. Student clubs are invited to set up displays and speak with prospective students. To register for the open house, call the Green Mountain College Admissions Office at 802-287-8000 or register on-line at www.greenmtn.edu.



"Mad Sheep" Author to Speak at GMC
Linda Faillace, author of Mad Sheep: The True Story of the USDA’s War on a Family Farm, is slated to speak at Green Mountain College on Thursday, October 25, at 7 p.m. in the East Room of Withey Hall. Linda is visiting the college along with her husband, Larry, as part of the Family Farm Forum speaker series. Faillace’s book details the family’s attempt to save their flock of sheep from destruction at the hands of the U.S. Department of Agriculture after it was alleged the animals carried a disease similar to Mad Cow Disease. After months of surveillance, government agents seized the flock. Publisher Chelsea Green calls Mad Sheep an "account of one family’s struggle against a bullying and corrupt government agency that long ago abandoned the family farmer to serve the needs of corporate agriculture and the industrialization of our food supply." The Faillaces live in East Warren, Vermont. The event is co-sponsored by GMC’s Family Farm Forum and Chelsea Green Publishing.



LEANRING CENTER WORKSHOPS

Strategic College Reading
Wednesday, October 17, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Special Collections Reading Room, Griswold Library

Effective Research Skills
Friday, October 19, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Special Collections Reading Room, Griswold Library








Men's Soccer
Wednesday, 10/17
Vs. N.E. College, 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, 10/20
At Mitchell, 3 p.m.

Women's Soccer
Thursday, 10/18
Vs. N.E. College, 3:30 p.m.

Women's Volleyball
Saturday, 10/20
At MCLA, 1 p.m.

Sunday, 10/21
Vs. SUNY Canton, 2 p.m.

Men's & Women's X-Country
Saturday, 10/20
GMC Invitational, 11 a.m.

WEEK AT A GLANCE

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17
Workshop:
Strategic College Reading

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.,
Griswold Library

Massage or Reflexology
12 - 8 p.m.,
Wellness Center & Withey Hall

Career Services: On The Move
12 - 1 p.m., Withey Lobby

Power Yoga
4 - 5 p.m., Bogue Studio

Gentle Yoga
4 - 5 p.m., Chapel

THURSDAY, OCT. 18
Massage or Reflexology
12 - 8 p.m.,
Wellness Center & Withey Hall

Art Reception:
Aberstwyth Printmakers

4 - 6 p.m., Feick Arts Center

FRIDAY, OCT. 19
Workshop:
Effective Research Skills

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.,
Griswold Library

SATURDAY, OCT. 20
Admissions Open House
All Day, Poultney Campus

Welsh Harvest Festival
5 - 9 p.m., Cerridwen Farm



If you have news, announcements, or events to publicize in the GMC Journal, please e-mail materials to gmcjournal@greenmtn.edu or send through campus mail to the Communications Office, Richardson House. All materials subject to editorial approval by the College Communications Office.

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