GMC Faculty and Staff Garner Awards
Nineteen members of the faculty and staff were recognized at the November 15 appreciation breakfast for their years of service at Green Mountain College. The following faculty and staff were congratulated on five years at GMC: Prof. Natalie Coe, Prof. Mark Dailey, Wendy Ellis, Rhonda Petty, Tammy Petty, Prof. Steve Fesmire, Prof. Jacob Park, Prof. Paul Stuewe, Becky Eno, Deborah Stone, Greg Manchester, Michael LaBate and President John Brennan. Prof. Tom Mauhs-Pugh and Prof. Steve Letendre were recognized for ten years at Green Mountain College. Prof. Thayer Raines earned a 15-year recognition award. Two professors, Prof. Alan Marwine and Prof. Mike Blust, and one long-time staff member, Renee Beaupre-White, were recognized for 20 years at the College.
GMC Student on Serbian National Television
Dusan Vuksanovic, a GMC sophomore, recently spoke about Green Mountain College and his experience studying in America during an interview aired on a Serbian national television network (B92). The television coverage centered on the institution Dusan worked with to arrange his study abroad: The International Academic Center (IAC). IAC is an advising center that informs students about the opportunities offered at American colleges and universities, and prepares them for the necessary tests, such as TOEFL, SAT, GRE, and GMAT.
Killington Rail Jam a Success
Organizers report that this year’s Tricks and Treats Rail Jam was a hit for both Green Mountain College and the Killington campus, with over 150 people in attendance. The event featured live music, a pig roast and several different sponsors. For the competition, skiers and riders went long into the night displaying their talent on the lodge’s three-feature stair set. Winners were Bryan Kreischer for the snowboarder division and Travis Ambrose for the skier division. A special thanks to Basin Ski Shop as well as Terence Lernihan for making this event possible.
Second Fall Open House Sets New Record
Over 150 prospective students visited campus November 10 for the second fall open house. Students represented 14 different states, including California, Illinois, Virginia, Maryland and Ohio. Between the October 20 and November 10 events, the College hosted 265 prospective students, an 84 percent increase in attendance compared to last fall. The admissions office asks that faculty, staff and students who participated in the November 10 open house to return their surveys by Monday, November 19.
Welsh Artifacts on Display
Selected highlights from the Griswold Library Welsh Collection, including books and slate artifacts, will be on display on the second floor of the library until January 18.
New Student Section for GMC Journal
A new section in the GMC Journal, titled "Student Notes," will be added to feature student activities and achievements. Similar to the “Faculty Notes” section of the journal, the goal is to promote student activities and achievements and to make students aware of opportunities to get involved.
FACULTY & STAFF NOTES
Prof. Sue Sutheimer (chemistry), Dawn Sarli (Americorps*VISTA), and Prof. Heather Keith (philosophy) presented a workshop titled "Putting Feminist and Environmental Education to Work: Empowering Natural and Social Communities Through Service-Learning" at the Vermont Women in Higher Education's annual conference at Lake Morey, Vermont on Friday, November 9th.
Provost Bill Throop (philosophy and environmental studies), Prof. Meriel Brooks (biology) and Prof. Rebecca Purdom (environmental studies) presented papers at the 15th International Conference of the Society for Human Ecology held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, October 4 to 7. The conference focused on the theme Local Populations and Diversity in a Changing World. Provost Throop's talk was on "Ecological Restoration amid Climate Change: The Case for Historical Fidelity.” Purdom spoke about "The Vulnerability of Stakeholder Participation in Water Resources Management amid Climate Change: Considerations and Solutions for Local Control", and Brooks presented her work entitled "Of Alewife, Trout and Lamprey: Puzzles for Sustainable Recreational Fisheries in the Northeastern United States.”