Roots of Creation will be performing their reggae-infused improvisations Wednesday at 9 p.m. in the Gorge.



GMC to Become First
Climate Neutral Campus in Vermont

Hopefully you have heard the news that this year Green Mountain College will become the first campus in the country to become climate neutral after achieving reductions in its carbon footprint of more than 50%. What does this mean? Why is it important? To help us understand the significance of this step, Prof. Steven Letendre (business and economics) has provided this short essay for the GMC community. Please look for future articles from the Campus Sustainability Council (CSC) with updates and information about our on-going journey to climate neutrality. Read the essay.


Dr. David Yemba Comes to GMC
Green Mountain College is pleased to host a visit from Dr. David Yemba, United Methodist Bishop of the Congo and Chancellor of Africa University, Wednesday, Oct. 27-Saturday, Oct. 30. Bishop Yemba has a bachelor of divinity degree from the Protestant School of Theology of the Congo Free University at Kisangani and a doctorate in systematic theology from the University of Strasbourg, France. He was a professor and founding dean of the faculty of theology at Africa University in Zimbabwe.  

Bishop Yemba will give two public lectures, one on Thursday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. in the Withey East Room entitled “Traditional Religious Practices and Contemporary Christianity on the African Continent,” and the other on Friday, Oct. 29 at 1 p.m. in the Withey East room entitled “Issues of Life in the Congo.” Both talks are open to all members of the GMC community and the general public.



Faculty Colloquium on Wednesday
Prof. Paul Stuewe (English) hosts a faculty colloquium titled "Selecting Hugh Garner's Letters: Author, Editor, Implicit Autobiography" on Wed., October 27 at noon in Terrace 124. This presentation is about the experience of making a selection of letters that accurately reflects Hugh Garner's life. There are many decisions that have to be made throughout this process, such as the "whats" and "whys" of selection, as well as what sort of overarching narrative--in effect, a biography in letters--is being crafted. Colloquiums are open to all members of the campus community.


Robert J. Gould Named
New VP for Enrollment Management

Green Mountain College welcomes Robert J. Gould of Albany, N.Y. as the College’s new vice president for enrollment management. Gould has served in a variety of higher education leadership roles for 19 years, most recently as vice president of finance (CFO) and administrative operations at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS), Albany, N.Y. In his role at GMC, Gould will provide vision and leadership for the College’s student admissions and enrollment marketing operations.

At ACPHS, Gould was the chief financial officer with responsibilities for administrative operations. Prior to that position he was vice president for enrollment management at ACPHS for six years, during which time applications and enrollment doubled. He has also served as assistant vice president for enrollment management and marketing at Hudson Valley Community College, in Troy, N.Y. and as assistant director of admissions at Ithaca College in Ithaca, N.Y.

Gould received his undergraduate degree in business and public management from SUNY Utica and earned his master’s degree in corporate communications from Ithaca College.

“We’re very pleased to have a leader of Robert’s experience to direct our admissions and marketing efforts,” said GMC president Paul J. Fonteyn. “He has a solid track record in recruiting and fiscal management and will be a valuable member of our senior administrative team.”



ANNOUNCEMENTS

“Work it Out” Screens in Ackley
Meathead Films is showing a premiere of their new movie "Work it Out" October 29 at 7 p.m. in Ackley Auditorium. The event is sponsored by the Adventure Recreation Floor and GreenMap. Free stuff and a raffle with chances of winning great prizes! This event is Halloween themed, so feel free to dress up in a costume or ski attire. For more information, contact Anna Saco at: sacoa@greenmtn.edu  

Halloween Party to Benefit UNICEF
The International Awareness Club and Intercultural Center Club will host a Halloween party Thurs., October 28 in the Gorge from 5-8 p.m. in celebration of the 60th anniversary of UNICEF’s Trick or Treat and the Day of the Dead. Local goodies will be served and dinner will be made by students on campus. Children of all ages are welcome, as well as kids from DREAM, students, faculty and staff. There will be games and prizes for best costumes for adults and children, and music by DJ Brian Commins. Orange UNICEF boxes will be distributed on campus this week and will be collected on Thursday in the Gorge. If you have questions or want to get involved, contact Romina Ramos at: ramosr@greenmtn.edu or Olesea Cojohari at: cojohario@greenmtn.edu.

Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Mark Thurs., November 4 on your calendar for the Wild & Scenic Film Festival scheduled for 7-9 p.m. at Ackley. GMC is the venue for this event sponsored by the Vermont Land Trust, Manchester retailer The Mountain Goat and Patagonia. Come enjoy five inspirational short films about sustainable agriculture, conservation and environmentalism. Patagonia will be raffling off outdoor clothing items. Tickets will be $10 at the door or $8 if reserved ahead of time at http://www.vlt.org/news-publications/events.

Food Drive for Local Children
GMC is collecting non-perishable foods, toiletries and school supplies to help local families in need! Please bring donations to the following locations: Dunton, Withey (Residence Life office), Moses (basement), Pollock, Ames (1st floor), and the Waldron Athletics Center (athletics office). Bring in items from October 7-November 15. For further information: Caroline Cesaria at: cesariac@greenmtn.edu.



FACULTY & STAFF NOTES

Professor Emeritus of Art Dick Weis has received a Fulbright Specialist Award to travel to South Korea to work with art and art education students. During the one month project beginning in November 2010, Professor Weis will be working with undergraduates, graduate students and faculty at Hannam University, providing an overview of art education in the United States. Hannam University is a sister school of Green Mountain College and hosted Professor Weis in 2003 when he was in Korea as a Fulbright Scholar.

Kevin Bubriski (visual arts) was one of two guest speakers at the 2010 Mountain Hero Awards held in Washington, D.C. Thurs., October 21. The 2010 awards honored the late Mingma Norbu Sherpa for his contributions to environmental conservation in the Himalayas and The U.N. World Food Programme-Nepal. Bubriski gave an eight-minute overview of the region and the changes that have taken place over the past 34 years based on his perspective as a Peace Corps volunteer (1976-79) and his continued work in the region. His talk was titled "The Karnali Zone: Nepal's Hungry Northwest 1976-2010.”

IN THIS ISSUE:
Bishop Visits GMC
Paul Stuewe Presentation
New GMC Enrollment VP
Faculty Notes





Women's Volleyball
10/27, 7 p.m., at Southern VT
10/30, 10 a.m. at Castleton

Women's Soccer
10/27, 2 p.m., at Johnson St.

Women's & Men's X-Country
10/31, 11/11:45 a.m.,
at Maine Maritime

WEEK AT A GLANCE

MONDAY, OCTOBER 25
Ayurveda Consultation
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.,
Wellness Center

Open Gym Session
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.,
Waldron Gymnasium

Lap Swim Session
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.,
Waldron Pool

Guest Speaker: Molly Hatch
4 p.m.,
Griswold Library, Rm. 2

Zumba
7 - 8 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26
Wellness Walkers
6 - 7:15 a.m.,
Waldron Gymnasium

Open Gym Session
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.,
Waldron Gymnasium

Shakti Tribal Dance:
Advanced I

4 - 5:30 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

Shakti Tribal Dance: Intermediate
5:30 - 6:30 p.m., Bogue Movement Studio

Open Swim Session
6 - 8 p.m., Waldron Pool

Spirituality Club Meeting
6 - 7 p.m., Chapel

Zazen Meditation
7 - 7:30 p.m., Chapel

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27
Wellness Walkers
6 - 7:15 a.m.,
Waldron Gymnasium

Academic Skills: Excel
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., PC Lab, Griswold Library

Lap Swim Session
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.,
Waldron Pool

Massage Therapy & Reflexology
12 p.m. - 8 p.m., Wellness Center

Faculty Colloquium:
Paul Stuewe

12 - 1 p.m., Terrace 124

Kripalu Yoga (vigorous)
1 - 2:30 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

Academic Workshop:
Study Skills

3 - 4 p.m., Special Collections Reading Room, Griswold Library

Women's Circle Discussion
4 - 5 p.m., Chapel

Shakti Tribal Dance:
Advanced II

5:30 - 7 p.m., Bogue Movement Studio

Lap Swim Session
6 - 8 p.m.,
Waldron Pool

SOAR Workshop: Zumba
6 p.m., The Gorge

Shakti Tribal Dance: Beginner
7 - 8 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

Zazen Meditation
7 - 7:30 p.m., Chapel

Shakti Tribal Dance:
Advanced III

8 - 9:30 p.m., Bogue Movement Studio

Open Chapel
8 - 10:30 p.m., Chapel

Live Music: Roots of Creation
8 - 10:30 p.m., Chapel

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28
Wellness Walkers
6 - 7:15 a.m.,
Waldron Gymnasium

HIV/AIDS Educator
9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Withey Hall Lobby

Cerridwen Farm Stand
10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Withey Hall Lobby

Open Gym Session
11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Waldron Gymnasium

Lap Swim Session
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.,
Waldron Pool

Massage Therapy & Reflexology
12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Wellness Center

Academic Skills Workshop: PowerPoint
3 - 4 p.m, PC Lab, Griswold Library

Kripalu Yoga (gentle)
3 - 4 p.m, Wellness Center

Guest Speaker:
Victor Sogen Hori

4 p.m, East Room

UNICEF Halloween Party
5 - 8 p.m, The Gorge

Intermediate Vinyasa
Flow Yoga

5:30 - 6:30 p.m., Bogue Movement Studio

Open Swim Session
6 - 8 p.m., Waldron Pool

Guest Speaker:
Bishop David Yemba

7 p.m, East Room

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29
Open Gym Session
11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Waldron Gymnasium

Lap Swim Session
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Waldron Pool

Trick or Treat Lunch
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.,
Withey Dining Hall

Guest Speaker:
Bishop David Yemba

1 p.m, East Room

Open Swim Session
6 - 8 p.m., Waldron Pool

Film: Work It Out
7 p.m., Ackely Hall

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31
Open Swim Session
6 - 8 p.m., Waldron Pool

Open Chapel
7 - 10:30 p.m., Chapel

The War of the Worlds:
Featuring Orson Welles

7 p.m., The Gorge