MSES Grad Publishes Book on Flathead Watershed
Green Mountain College master of science environmental studies graduate Lori Curtis has published her thesis project, the Flathead Watershed Sourcebook: A Guide to an Extraordinary Place. The colorful, 460-page book serves as a primer to the Flathead Watershed in Montana. Viewed from a bioregional perspective, it discusses the many people and systems that make up one of the most biologically intact ecosystems in North America. The book was developed for the Flathead Community of Resource Educators Watershed Education Committee. It describes the Flathead Watershed including its natural history, climate, biodiversity, cultural history, water bodies, water usage and quality, influences and protections, land ownership and management, agricultural production, economics, and conservation and education resources. The book also includes over 50 “Watershed Perspectives,” short individually contributed vignettes that help tell the story of the watershed from a variety of viewpoints. Curtis’ book was also developed into a website: www.flatheadwatershed.org.



Brandon Artist at William Feick Arts Center
The College welcomes artist Joan Curtis for her second solo show at GMC. The show opens November 29 as the Feick expands its hours to six days a week (details below). Curtis’ latest show “At One with Nature’s Wiles: Recent Paintings and Sculptures” is a collection of acrylics and mixed-media constructions, much of them executed in the past nine months. The artist’s inspirational methods are known to be based on intuition and whim. However, as Curtis points out, “The self-indulgent creating of art with no project plan is rewarded when an underlying theme is detected.” In this case, we see paintings and three-dimensional artwork showing human figures at ease or in slumber and meditation while upheavals of nature take place.

An artists’ reception—open to the public— is scheduled for Friday December 10, 5-7 p.m. “At One with Nature’s Wiles” is on view from November 29-February 11 (closed for winter break December 17-through January 16). Feick hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday 12 p.m.-6 p.m. For more information, call 802-287-8398.



GMC Seen & Heard
The Chronicle of Higher Education featured GMC in a story by Scott Carlson highlighting how some colleges are raising their national profile.

Green Mountain College is cited in a recent Nashua Telegraph article in a story on an admissions fair for prospective students held at Nashua High School South.

Green Mountain’s Quiddich team is included in a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel story about the phenomenal growth of the sport on college campuses across the country.

The College’s M.B.A. program was named one of the nation’s best online MBA green programs in sustainable management by the website Best Online MBA Degree Programs.

The Rutland Herald previewed the College Theater Department’s recent fall performance of Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie.” Stories on the performance also appeared in the Bennington Banner, the Lakes Region Free Press and the North Adams (Mass.) Transcript.



ANNOUNCEMENTS

GMC Faculty & Staff Craft & Bake Sale
Did you know Green Mountain College’s “elves” have been hard at work this fall? Join us for the GMC Faculty & Staff Craft & Bake Sale Wednesday, December 1 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in Withey Lobby. Tackle that Christmas shopping list early by buying local from the faculty, staff and students of Green Mountain College! If you’d like a table of your own contact Shelby Phillips: ext. 8392 or phillipsslf@greenmtn.edu. Sponsored by the GMC Staff Assembly.

Jazz at GMC
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 cover a wide array of swing and Latin music. The performance is directed by Don Goodman and is free and open to the public.

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.

Waldron Athletic Center Holiday Hours
The Eagle Fitness Center will be closed beginning at 9 p.m. on Monday, November 22 and reopen at 8 a.m. on Monday, November 29. The Pool will close at 8 p.m. on Sunday, November 21 and will reopen at 11 a.m. on Monday, November 29. Wellness Walkers: the gym will be open on Tuesday November 23 and 24. The gym will be closed on Thanksgiving.



FACULTY & STAFF NOTES
Prof. Nate Furman (adventure education), Bruce Saxman (GreenMAP Coordinator) and GreenMAP trip leaders Jamie Bernstein, Tyler Randolph, Mariano Sastre, Sam Grist, Giancarlo Lopes and Tom Colgan recently attended the Association of Outdoor Recreation & Education Conference in Keystone, Colo. Bruce was also awarded a $450 scholarship from the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education for an Instructor Training Course. Jamie was awarded an AORE Conference Student Scholarship. Nate and Bruce co-presented the workshop "Mentoring Strategies in Outdoor Education” with Scott Jordan from Oklahoma State University. Bruce discussed the administrative and institutional perspectives of mentoring and Nate talked about mentoring techniques in a field setting. The workshop powerpoint can be viewed here.

Prof. Jacob Park (business strategy and sustainability) has two forthcoming publications. The first one is an article “Responsible Investing: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Strategic Management in the Global Context” which will appear in the International Journal of Sustainable Strategic Management. The second is a co-authored chapter “Investing in Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Business Ventures in the Developing World: Key Lessons and Experiences of the EcoEnterprises Fund” which appears as part of the book Global Sustainability as a Business Imperative co-edited by James Stoner and Charles Wankel.
IN THIS ISSUE:
MSES Grad Publishes Book
Upcoming Feick Exhibit
GMC in the Media
Faculty & Staff Notes



Women's Basketball
11/22, 6 p.m.,
GMC vs New England College

11/28, 2 p.m.,
GMC vs Becker College

WEEK AT A GLANCE

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22
Biomass Facility Tour
4 p.m., Biomass Facility

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

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23
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