Andrew Bullard '14 and Catherine Jockell '14 rehearse a scene from The Glass Managerie.

GMC’s Glass Menagerie Pulls out all the Stops
The GMC theater department presents the Tennessee Williams classic The Glass Menagerie at the Clara Hitchcock Fitzpatrick Jones Concert Hall in Ackley Friday, November 12 and Saturday, November 13 at 7 p.m. Matinees are Saturday and Sunday, November 13 and 14 at 2 p.m. The production is free for students and GMC faculty and staff, and $10 for the general public. Eric Peterson, artistic director for Oldcastle Theatre Company in Bennington, Vt., is directing the play and the set design is by Bill Aupperlee. GMC professor Paula Mann (theater) plays Amanda Wingfield. Other lead roles are double cast: Tom Wingfield is played by Chad Skiles ‘10 and Michael Shulman ’12, Laura is played by Lisa Much ’11 and Catherine Jockell ‘14, and Jim O’Conner is played by Alex Ervin ’10 and Andrew Bullard ’14.



GMC Hosts Conservation Agency Anniversaries
Green Mountain College played host last week for two organizations—one local and one national—that have long played leadership roles in conservation. The National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), a federal agency in the U.S. Department of Agriculture, held its 75th anniversary at the College last Thursday and Friday. Among the guests were NRCS chief Dave White who gave a keynote speech to 175 state and federal agency representatives gathered in the Gorge. Concurrently, the Poultney-Mettowee Natural Resource Conservation District (PMNRCD) celebrated its 75th anniversary. The first of 14 districts in the Vermont Association of Conservation Districts, PMNRCD works with local agricultural producers, landowners, and communities on issues related to water quality and natural resource conservation in the Poultney and Mettowee River watersheds. The occasion also served as the Vermont Association of Conservation Districts annual meeting. District manager Marli Rupe MSES '09 works closely with GMC to employ interns from environmental studies and natural resources management programs as well as the GMC Watershed Alliance.



GMC Athletes Land NAC Honors
Congratulations to the Green Mountain College women’s and men's soccer teams for winning the 2010 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Team Sportsmanship Awards. Eagle soccer players cited for outstanding individual play over the 2010 season include Erin Burch '12(first team All-NAC), and Bryanna Astor '13 and Karen Davidson '12 (both second team All-NAC). In men’s soccer, midfielder Chris Gaskin '13 was named to the NAC All-Conference second team. He tallied three goals and a pair of assists on the season. Outside hitter Olesea Cojohari '11 was named to the NAC women’s volleyball second team. Olesea, who hails from Balti, Moldova, had 182 digs, 49 aces, and 1.44 kills/game.



November Music at GMC
On Friday, November 19, the annual College/Community Concert Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Ackley. Selections include music by Haydn, Schumann, Bizet, Granger and Duke Ellington. On Sunday, November 21 the GMC Cantorion Madrigal Concert and Tea will be held at 3:30 p.m. in the Feick. This concert features English madrigals and harpsichord works by Thomas Morley, John Hilton, Thomas Ford and Henry Purcell. Both concerts are directed by GMC music director  James P. Cassarino. Then, on Monday, November 29, relax and groove as the Jazz Band performs at 7 p.m. in Withey lobby. Works by Sonny Rollins, Thelonius Monk, Benny Golson, Stanley Turrentine and others, covering an array of swing and Latin music. The performance is directed by Don Goodman. All events free and open to the public.



Janice Lathen Visit Hosted by Black Culture Club
Janice Lathen is the founder and executive director for the New York City-based Powering Potential. This small nonprofit organization brings computer technology to village schools in Tanzania while respecting and incorporating the values of the local culture. Join us for Lathen’s presentation sponsored by the College’s Black Culture Club Wednesday, November 17 from 3-4:30 p.m. There will be refreshments and a question and answer session after her 50-minute presentation. Lathen’s visit kicks off BCC’s event “Bless the Roots We Came From.”



ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ikebana on display November 15
Five students in Masako Gibeault’s ikebana class (the art of Japanese flower arranging) will do a demonstration and display Monday, November 15 from 4:30-6 p.m. in Surdam. There will be a Japanese tea ceremony and traditional Japanese snacks. Also, shamisen (Japanese music) will be presented by the instructor from 5-5:15 p.m. All are invited.

Fall Wellness Fair November 18
The annual Fall Wellness Fair will be held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thursday, November 18 in Withey Lobby. This is an event that focuses on the holistic approach to health and well-being. The fair is held in conjunction with the Great American Smokeout and will offer smoking cessation information and “quit tips.” Additional highlights of the fair will be chair massage, herbal products, chiropractic information, Reiki, spiritual guidance and information on a variety of wellness topics. Participants will also enjoy a performance by GMC’s Shakti Tribal Dancers. Free and open to all!

Senior Social November 30
Seniors, save the date for the second annual Senior Social scheduled for Tuesday, November 30, from 6-8 p.m. at Richardson Alumni House. Join your classmates for a relaxed event with great desserts and conversation.

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.



STUDENT NOTES

Robert Lees attended the annual Feedforth Conference on November 4th and 5th in Nagoya, Japan.  The Feedforth Conference is an international conference organized by Nagoya University graduate students, created to explore opportunities for academic dialogue among researchers operating in diverse fields. He presented a research paper on biomass energy and sourcing using GMC as a case study.  Also included in Rob’s presentation will be an overview of his Delicate Balance project where he researched the feasibility of GMC buying land in order to grow its own supply of biomass.

IN THIS ISSUE:
The Glass Managerie
Conservation Celebrations
Athletes Land Honors
November Music Events
Student Notes






WEEK AT A GLANCE

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8
Lap Swim Session
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.,
Waldron Pool

Biomass Facility Tour
4 p.m., Biomass Facility

Study Abroad Info Session
6 p.m., Terrace 122

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

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9
Wellness Walkers
6 - 7:15 a.m.,
Waldron Gymnasium

Staff Assembly
12:30 p.m., East Room

Shakti Tribal Dance:
Advanced I

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

Biomass Facility Tour
4 p.m., Biomass Facility

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, NOVEMBER 10
Wellness Walkers
6 - 7:15 a.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

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

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

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: Intuition
6 p.m., Chapel

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

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11
Wellness Walkers
6 - 7:15 a.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

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

Intermediate Vinyasa
Flow Yoga

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

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

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12
Open Gym Session
11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Waldron Gymnasium

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

HIV Testing
2 - 5 p.m., Wellness Center

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

Creative Arts &
Living Floor Art Show

6:30 - 9 p.m., Coffee House

Theater: The Glass Managerie
7 p.m., Ackley Hall

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13
Theater: The Glass Managerie
2 & 7 p.m., Ackley Hall

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14
Theater: The Glass Managerie
2 p.m., Ackley Hall

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

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