GMC students pictured with graduates of the Leadership Summit are Megan Lumnah, Chris Anca, Natasha Cosgrove, Amanda Yates, Jon Arena, Christine DeVito, Arielle Antosca, Matt Heitmeyer, and James Robertson.

GMC Class Hosts Leadership Summit for Poultney Students
Students in the REC2026 Program Planning & Leadership class recently led a two-day Leadership Summit for Poultney Elementary School fourth, fifth, and sixth grade elected student representatives. The summit trained students to become effective members of the school's first student council, and included workshops on topics including goal setting, brain storming, self-awareness, communication, decision making and personal responsibility. Prof. Thayer Raines (youth development & camp management) coordinated the event with Dawn Sarli, Poultney School District Challenge Teacher.

Wild Buffalo the Focus of Upcoming Talk from Author Steven Rinella
In 2005, author Steve Rinella won one of only 24 permits issued that year to hunt wild buffalo in the Alaskan wilderness. Despite the odds, he “managed to kill an animal and raft the meat back to civilization while being trailed by grizzly bears and suffering from hypothermia.” American Buffalo: In Search of a Lost Icon chronicles his adventure and tells the story of “the many ways in which the buffalo has shaped our national identity.”

GMC welcomes Rinella for a public lecture November 4 at 7 p.m. in the East Room. He will discuss American Buffalo: In Search of a Lost Icon, which has been called “a fascinating piece of outdoor writing and a gonzo meditation on the history of the mighty beast in our national life.” His previous book is titled A Scavenger’s Guide to Haute Cuisine. Rinella is a correspondent for Outside magazine and has written for publications including The New Yorker, the New York Times, and Glamour. More…

GMC Co-Sponsor for New Farmer Mixer in Rutland
Calling all new and aspiring farmers - folks getting into dairy, livestock, veggie, fruit and grain, farm workers and new agriculture-based business owners. Come out and meet others who are pursuing farming as a career, enjoy local beer and snacks prepared by Table 24 and watch a new film, Fresh, about the future of sustainable agriculture.

The New Farmer Mixer and Fresh film screening, co-sponsored by the Rutland Area Farm and Food Link (RAFFL) and Green Mountain College, is on November 4 from 6 – 10 p.m. at the Brick Box Theater in Rutland. Fresh celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model, and confronted the consequences: food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources, and morbid obesity. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for a future of our food and our planet.

RSVP to India Burnett Farmer (not necessary, but appreciated). This is a free event (cash bar). Donations are welcomed. Email India or call 802-417-7331 for more info.

GMC Theatre Presents One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
The weekend of November 13-15, the Green Mountain College Theatre Program will present the powerful and captivating drama One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest written by Dale Wasserman, based on the bestselling 1962 novel by Ken Kesey.

The show features a cast of 17, including professional actor and Broadway veteran Richard Council in the role of Chief Bromden. Directed by GMC Prof. Paula Mann (theatre), the show features students Alexandra Cadete and Alexander Ervin in the lead roles of Nurse Ratched and Randle P. McMurphy. More…


Gorge to Host Whole Community Conversation
Faculty, staff and students are invited to a Whole Community Conversation on November 4 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. in the Gorge. The conversation will focus on ways the GMC community can further strengthen social, economic and environmental dimensions of campus sustainability. Recent sustainability successes will also be discussed.

Poultney Students to Visit GMC November 6
On November 6, from 8:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. in the Gorge, Green Mountain College hosts a career conference for students from Poultney Middle School. GMC President Paul Fonteyn plans to give the welcome at 8:45 a.m. Make-A-Difference Scholars will host sessions throughout the morning. Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

Neida Soto '11 of Marietta, Ga., was awarded a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation scholarship to attend Green Mountain College. Soto's award comes from the foundation's Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Program, which awards scholarships each year to 30 of the nation's best community college students, helping them transfer to four-year colleges and universities to complete their bachelor's degree. This year, 30 students were selected from a pool of 485 applicants.


Prof. Meriel Brooks, Brenda Nsambu and Lauren Selonke
Prof. Meriel Brooks (biology) traveled to Portland, Ore. in July to present her work on larval fish “Do only dead fish go with the flow?” at the 89th annual meeting of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. This work is the culmination of the last four field seasons collecting data on larval fish drift in the Poultney River, and included some of the data collected this summer with the help of students Lauren Selonke and Brenda Nsambu. The two students, supported for the summer by an EPSCoR grant (NSF), worked with Brooks collecting fish and larvae and analyzing samples in the lab. The latter project is a collaborative effort with Brad Coupe, Assistant Professor of Biology at Castleton State College and involved eight undergraduate students from both institutions.

Prof. Steve Fesmire (philosophy) travels to Beijing in December to participate in an international conference at Beijing University of Foreign Studies that will kick off an eight-volume Chinese translation series with Peking University Press. Steve's book, John Dewey and Moral Imagination (Indiana University Press, 2003) is among the eight volumes selected for translation in the American Philosophy Translation Series. The translation will appear later this year, and the conference will include an “author meets translator” discussion as well as paper presentations on current research by the eight authors. The conference is funded by a grant from the Rockefeller Brothers Foundation.

GMC Athletic Director Mary Beth Lennox co-facilitated a workshop titled “How to Hold Your Own with the Big Boys and Girls” at the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletic Administrators (NACWAA) National Convention in Broomfield, Col., from October 11 – 14. The workshop focused on challenges people face early in their careers, challenges people face in networking situations, appropriate networking techniques, appropriate follow-up to networking activities, methods for effective communication with veterans in the industry and methods for effective communication with a campus community.


Fitness Consulting & Training
8 a.m. - 12 p.m., Waldron Athletic Center

Energy Healing
1 - 4 p.m., Wellness Center

African Dance
5 - 6 p.m., Bogue Movement Studio

Belly Dancing
6 - 7 p.m., Bogue Movement Studio

Community Swim
6 - 8 p.m., Waldron Pool

GreenMAP Kayak Pool Session
8 - 9:30 p.m., Waldron Pool

Fitness Consulting & Training
8 a.m. - 12 p.m., Waldron Athletic Center

Fitness Swim
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Waldron Pool

Tai Chi
5:15 - 6 p.m., Bogue Movement Studio

Community Swim
6 - 8 p.m., Waldron Pool

6:00 - 6:30 p.m., Chapel

Spirituality Club
6:30 - 7:30 p.m., Chapel

All Saints Labyrinth Walk
6:30 p.m., Meet in Chapel

Acoustic Open Stage
7 p.m., Yes! Coffeehouse

GreenMAP Road Bike Ride
Meet at 5 p.m., Brennan Circle

Fitness Consulting & Training
8 a.m. - 5 p.m, Waldron Athletic Center

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

Fitness Swim
11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Waldron Pool

Whole Community Conversation
11 a.m. - 12 p.m., The Gorge

1 - 2:30 p.m., Bogue Movement Studio

GRE Study Session
4 - 5 p.m., Griswold Library Room 2

Ecology Study Group
5 - 6 p.m., Calhoun Learning Center

Pre-Law Informational Meeting
5:30 p.m., Terrace 123

Community Swim
6 - 8 p.m., Waldron Pool

Shakti Tribal Belly Dance (advanced)
6:30 - 7:30 p.m., Bogue Movement Studio

Spanish Study Group
6:30 - 7 p.m., Calhoun Learning Center

Steve Rinella
7 p.m., East Room

Tribal Dance (beginners)
7:30 - 8:30 p.m., Bogue Movement Studio

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

Spiritual Rez
9 p.m., The Gorge

Fitness Swim
7:30 - 9 a.m., Waldron Pool

Fitness Consulting & Training
8 a.m. - 12 p.m., Waldron Athletic Center

12:15 - 1:15 p.m., Bogue Movement Studio

Massage Therapy & Reflexology
1:30 - 8 p.m., Wellness Center

Community Swim
6 - 8 p.m., Waldron Pool

Intro to Geology Study Group
7 p.m., Calhoun Learning Center

Fitness Consulting & Training
8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Waldron Athletic Center

Career Conference with Poultney Middle School
8:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., The Gorge

Fitness Swim
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Waldron Pool

2:15 - 2:45 p.m., Chapel

Community Swim
6 - 8 p.m., Waldron Pool

Fall Open House
All day, various locations

1 - 2 p.m., Bogue Movement Studio

Community Swim
6 - 8 p.m., Waldron Pool

Spanish Study Group
9 - 10 p.m., Calhoun Learning Center

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