Students prep apples for the cider press at Saturday evening's Welsh Harvest Festival at the College farm.

Admissions Open House Oct. 28
Green Mountain College will host an Admissions Open House on Saturday, October 28, from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Prospective students and their families are invited to meet faculty, staff, and students and learn about the outstanding academic programs at Green Mountain. The morning will be devoted to sessions on Academics, Financial Aid, Athletics and other student programs while the afternoon will feature campus tours -- including the College's facilities in Killington.

Students Create "Rain Garden" to Slow Storm Runoff
35 General Ecology students have completed a restoration planting of native species aimed at helping absorb run-off between campus and the Poultney River. The new “rain garden,” which is located in the corner of the soccer field behind the scoreboard, is strategically positioned for the restoration effort because the college’s drainage system empties into the area. more...

Sophomore Symposium This Week
Green Mountain College will present a two-day event this week focused on the unique challenges faced by sophomores during this important phase of their college careers. The sophomore symposium, held on Tuesday and Wednesday, will be an informal opportunity for sophomores to mingle with classmates and more closely connect with various staff and faculty members. The schedule includes a keynote speaker, several interactive group discussions, a barbecue, and ice cream social. more...

Faculty Service-Learning Stipends Announced
The Service-Learning Office recently awarded stipends to four GMC faculty members, including Profs. Will Hobbs (Recreation and Leisure Studies), Karen Swyler (Visual and Performing Arts), Mark D’Amico (Education), and Eleanor Tison (Environmental Studies). more...

Law School Field Trip
The Pre-Law Program invites students to sign up for a field trip to Vermont Law School on Wednesday, November 1. The trip will leave from Ames Circle at 8:30 a.m. and return by 3 p.m. Students will sit in on a class at the law school, meet with the environmental law faculty, including several environmental lawyers like Patrick Parenteau (who visited campus last year) and Karen Sheldon (former chief of World Wildlife Fund). The trip is open to all students and lunch will be provided. Students who wish to go on this field trip should contact Rebecca Purdom to sign up. Email Rebecca Purdom or visit her office at Terrace C.

Provost Bill Throop and Dean Tom Mauhs-Pugh traveled to Arizona State University for the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) national conference Oct. 4-6. They gave a talk on “Placing Sustainability at the Center of General Education” which showcased Green Mountain’s ELA program. Bill also represented the College at the organizational meeting for college and university presidents’ climate commitment. Over 200 colleges and 700 people working on sustainability were at the AASHE conference. Anyone who would like further information about the AASHE conference should contact Tom or Bill.

Prof. Teresa Coker (education) gave a presentation at the 2006 North American Association of Environmental Education's Annual Conference in St. Paul, Minnesota on Thursday, October 12, 2006 entitled: Graduates Speak: Perceptions of Outcomes from an Environmental Liberal Arts College.

Prof. Karen Swyler (fine art) recently gave a visiting artist lecture and workshop in Tennessee at the Chattanooga campus of the University of Tennessee. In conjunction with her visit, she installed a solo show at the AVA gallery in Chattanooga, titled "Inception" which runs from October 4 through November 10. Karen has also announced a new website for her work: She is also featured in the October issue of Ceramics Monthly in an article titled, "The building blocks of a career: 6 emerging artists break into the gallery scene."

Student Conservation Association, Wednesday, November 1, 11-2 p.m., Withey Hall Lobby

Recruiter: Tanner Snell, SCA offers conservation internships in over 50 disciplines and in all 50 states, with each position offering its own unique experience.

Renee Beaupre White, Director of Career Services, attended the conference: Using Personality Type to Add Purpose to Life, sponsored by Vermont Association for Psychological Type (APT). The workshop was presented by Sandra Krebs Hirsch and Jane Kise, authors of LifeTypes, Discover Who You Are and SoulTypes.

GMC student Christina-Alexa Liakos, left, is interning with Greenpeace, San Francisco office, this semester. She and fellow intern (Bard College student Ali Stahl) are working to get politicians in Colorado to take a public stance on global warming.

Men's Soccer
Mon., 10/26
At Word of Life, 3:30 p.m.

Sat., 10/28
Vs. Lyndon State, 3 p.m.

Women's Soccer
Sat., 10/28
Vs. Lyndon State, 1 p.m.

Women's Volleyball
Tues., 10/24
At Lyndon State, 7 p.m.

Sat., 10/28
At Mitchell College, 1 p.m.


Philosophy Club Meeting
6:30 p.m., YES! Coffee House

Sophmore Symposium
5 - 7 p.m., The Gorge

Sophmore Symposium
4:30 - 7:30 p.m., The Gorge

Backpacking the High Peaks
All Day, See GreenMAP

Admissions Open House
All Day, Poultney Campus

Backpacking the High Peaks
All Day, See GreenMAP

Live Music: Laurel Brauns
9 - 11 p.m., The Gorge

Health & Wellness
Each week the Bozen Wellness Center offers a wide range of activities for all interests. Most are free or at minimal costs. Click here for this week’s offerings.

Calhoun Learning Center
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