Janice Lathen Visit Hosted by Black Culture Club
Janice Lathen (above center) is the founding 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. in the East Room. 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.”



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.



Community Meeting on Facilities Tomorrow
In September the College announced a wide-ranging assessment of facilities operations on campus, with the intent of providing services as efficiently as possible. President Fonteyn, Vice President for Finance & Administration Joe Manning and representatives of UGL Services invite the College community to a meeting tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. in the Gorge to provide an update on plans for administering maintenance, physical plant and housekeeping operations at GMC.



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.” Other highlights include 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.



ANNOUNCEMENTS

Environmental Education Presentations Tonight
Come to the Gorge this evening from 6-7:30 p.m. to enjoy home cooked food, meet others interested in environmental education and communications, and enjoy two practicum presentations by Jamie Cunningham, intern at the Lackawanna Environmental Institute and the Monroe County Environmental Education Center, and Christine DeVito, intern for US Fish and Wildlife Service at Chincoteague Island.

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

Business Internship Presentations
Business majors give internship presentations on Wednesday, November 17 at 9:30 a.m. in the East Room. Students will share their experiences working at private, non-profit and/or government organizations.

Fair Trade Burlington Presentation
The three founders from Fair Trade Burlington will be here to speak on Thursday, November 18 at 4 p.m. in the East Room. They'll discuss Fair Trade, their own personal experiences in fair trade organizations, and the Fair Trade Burlington initiative. This is a talk open to the public and all are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Karen Fleming at: flemingk@greenmtn.edu.

Celebrate “Being Green” at the Bookstore
Come to the campus bookstore on Thursday, November 18 and help celebrate GMC’s designation by Sierra magazine as the greenest school in the U.S.! Stop by between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for a slice of cake and sign up for excellent giveaways including a drawing for an RCA digital camcorder and $10 gift cards to the campus store. Winner of the camcorder drawing will be announced at 2 p.m.

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.

Club Activism Supports GMC Staff
Club Activism and other student organizations are initiating Staff Appreciation Week from November 15-19. “Over the course of the week, we will do our best to ensure that you are recognized and appreciated for all of the amazing and hard work that you do,” explain student organizers Elana Israel, Jurassica McClusky and Arielle Antosca. To cap off the week, GMC staff members and their families are invited to a Staff Appreciation Thanksgiving Feast November 19 in the East Room from 5 - 7 p.m.



FACULTY, STAFF & STUDENT NOTES
Students in Prof. Steven Letendre (management & environmental studies) course Renewable Energy: Technology & Applications recently visited a wind farm in Altona, N.Y. to observe first-hand what a large wind farm looks like and discuss with local residents their feelings about having wind projects in their community. The Altona wind farm represents just under 10% of the total installed wind capacity in New York State. In Altona, turbines must be at least 1,200 feet from homes, and 500 feet from roads.

Svea Miller, Learning Center Associate, presented at the annual Learning Assistance Association of New England conference on October 29th, in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Her presentation, “Developing a Successful College Peer Tutoring Program”, engaged the audience in an overview of GMC’s own peer tutoring program and examined the policies, procedures, training methods, and tutoring techniques that make a peer program run efficiently.

IN THIS ISSUE:
BCC Hosts Speaker
November Music Events
Community Meeting
Wellness Fair
Faculty/Staff/Student Notes



Women's Basketball
11/16, 7 p.m.,
GMC at Southern Vt.,

St. Joseph's Tournament
11/19, 8 p.m.,
GMC vs. St. Joe's
11/20 GMC vs. TBA

Men's Basketball
Mitchell Tournament
11/19, 6 p.m,
GMC vs. Mitchell
11/20 GMC vs. TBA

WEEK AT A GLANCE

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15
Lap Swim Session
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.,
Waldron Pool

Biomass Facility Tour
4 p.m., Biomass Facility

Japanese Flower Arranging Exhibition
4:30 - 6 p.m., Surdam

Enviro Education Presentations
6 - 7:30 p.m., Gorge Atrium

Model UN Info Meeting
6 p.m., East Room

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

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16
Wellness Walkers
6 - 7:15 a.m.,
Waldron Gymnasium

Community Meeting on Facilities
12:30 p.m., Gorge

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 17
Wellness Walkers
6 - 7:15 a.m.,
Waldron Gymnasium

Business Internship Presentations
9:30 a.m., East Room

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:
Rommy Fuller

12 p.m., Terrace 124

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

Academic Skills: Excel
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: Resumes & Cover Letters
9 p.m., Bogue, Room 9

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 18
Wellness Walkers
6 - 7:15 a.m.,
Waldron Gymnasium

Wellness Fair
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.,
Withey Lobby

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

Fair Trade Presentation
4 p.m, East Room

Intermediate Vinyasa
Flow Yoga

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

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

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19
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

GMC/Community Concert
Band Performance

7:30 p.m., Ackley Hall

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21
Cantorion Madrigal
Concert & Tea

3:30 p.m., Feick Arts Center

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

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