The next exhibit at the Feick Fine Arts Center is "Something Old/Something New," from artist Ken Morgan. An opening reception will be held December 3 from 4 - 6 p.m. More...

South Korean Scholar to Host Public Talk Today
Green Mountain College will host Prof. Chae Young Kim of Sogang University, South Korea, from November 27 – December 1. Today, from 4-5:30 p.m., he will give a public presentation on the topic of "Korea's New Shamanism." During his stay he will also be visiting classes including Images of Natures, Asian Philosophies and World Religions. Prof. Chae Young Kim is among the most highly regarded religious scholars in South Korea today. He is a Christian pluralist deeply respected by Christians, Buddhists, and New Shamanists in Korea, and is the translator of William James’s Varieties of Religious Experience into Korean. He’s also well connected with Fulbright Korea, both as a host and a grant recipient.

Music Concerts to Feature Jazz Standards & Holiday Favorites
Two music performances in the coming weeks promise to help get the campus community in the holiday spirit. The GMC Jazz Ensemble and the choir and brass ensemble host concerts. The schedule is as follows:
  • Green Mountain Jazz Ensemble
    November 30, 7:30 p.m.
    Clara Hitchcock Fitzpatrick Jones Concert Hall

    Under the direction of Don Goodman, the ensemble will perform jazz standards by Miles Davis, Art Blakey, Arturo Sandoval and Dizzy Gillespie. The band features Green Mountain College students and professional musicians from the community.

  • The GMC Choir, Festival Brass Ensemble
    and Guest Musicians
    December 5, 7:30 p.m.
    Clara Hitchcock Fitzpatrick Jones Concert Hall

    Under the direction of Prof. James Cassarino (music), this year’s annual holiday concert will include seasonal music by Bach, Handel, Vivaldi and other holiday favorites. There will be plenty of audience participation, including an old-fashioned sing-a-long. A festive reception will follow. Admission is $5 for adults and free for seniors and students.

Debunking Junk: Fashion with a Message
A December 5 presentation put together by three Delicate Balance students will have all the trappings of a fashion show - a parade of models showing showing off original designs on a runway. But this is not your typical fashion show. "Our goal was to make each garment from donated, found or recycled material," said Amanda Elder '10.


GMC Highlighted in Sustainability: The Journal of Record
The October 2009 issue of Sustainability: The Journal of Record featured Green Mountain College’s focus on sustainability, the Environmental Liberal Arts Program, and GMC’s strides in reaching climate neutrality by 2011. The article also chronicles recent initiatives including the Renewable Energy and EcoDesign (REED) certificate for undergraduates and the College’s MBA and MS in environmental studies programs. Read the story here.

Business & Environmental Management
Presentations on Tap

On December 2, students in the business and environmental management programs host presentations on their summer and fall internships. Presentations begin at noon in Griswold Library Room 2. The schedule is as follows:
  • Noon: Kyle Costanzo
    “Unlimited Miles Inc.”
  • 12:20 p.m: Jeff Davis
    "Gardener’s Supply"
  • 12:40 p.m: Christin Louras
    "Replicarz Inc."
  • 1 p.m: Pat Mahoney
    "Black Diamond Media"
  • 1:20 p.m: Jill Irish
    "Irish Family Farms"

Tribal Dance Performance to Benefit Women’s Shelter
On December 4, Shakti Tribal Dance presents “Maiden, Mother, Crone: Exalting the Feminine in her Many Guises.” The tribal belly dance performance begins at 7 p.m. in the Gorge. The Sahidi Sisters, a professional dance troupe from Bennington, will perform during the event. The evening also includes performances from GMC’s advanced and beginner classes. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. The event is to benefit the Rutland Women’s Shelter.

History Majors to Host Senior Presentations
Today at 4 p.m., history senior seminar presentations are scheduled for 4 p.m. in Ackley 224. The schedule is as follows:
  • Wayne King
    “The New York Factory Investigation Commission of 1911: An Instrument of Progressive Philosophy”
    The New York State Archives, Albany, N.Y.
  • Jake Musial
    "Propagating the Myth of Heritage: Reasons for the Prevalence of Scottish Identity in the United States, 1850-1916"
    New York Historical Society Collections, New York
  • Joshua Mathews
    "The Blackstone Canal: Water Use and Technological Change in the 19th Century, 1822-1848"
    Worcester Historical Museum, Worcester, Mass.


Faculty & Staff Event at the GMC Bookstore
On December 4, the GMC Bookstore hosts the annual Faculty and Staff Event celebrating partnership. During the event the bookstore offers a 20 percent total discount to faculty and staff on select merchandise. Refreshments will be served.

Senior Social to be Held in Richardson Alumni House
On December 2, GMC's Office of Alumni Affairs, career services and the GMC Student Senate host a Senior Social in Richardson Alumni House. Enjoy conversation, dessert and refreshments. Please RSVP to Jan Tower by November 30.

Griswold Library Announces Extended Hours
Griswold Library will be open for extended hours through December 15. The schedule is as follows:

Sunday: 10 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Griswold Library will close at 5 p.m. December 16.
The library will be open December 17 and 18 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

GMC Research Associate Greg Brown and MSES graduate Trevor Squirrell have had two peer-reviewed manuscripts accepted for publication in the Journal of Forestry. The first article, “Growing Organizational Challenges for the U.S. Forest Service: Results of a Longitudinal Study in a Period of Major Environmental Change,” chronicles the changes in the agency over the last two decades. The second article, “Organizational Learning and the Fate of Adaptive Management in the U.S. Forest Service,” assesses the learning capacity of the agency as a condition for successful implementation of adaptive management.

Prof. Keith McDade (natural resource management) is one of 40 individuals nationwide selected as a 2009 TogetherGreen Fellow. The $10,000 fellowships fund community-focused projects to engage local residents in conserving land, water and energy, and in contributing to greater environmental health. Keith plans to develop a peer learning network and resources to facilitate the sharing of information among landowners and land managers in Vermont. Since private landowners and land managers play such a critical role in land management decisions, Keith “wants to help them connect and share information so that Vermont’s ecosystems can continue to provide habitat and protect water quality in the face of fragmentation,” according to a press release from Audubon. Audubon and Toyota launched the TogetherGreen initiative in 2008.

Prof. Karen Swyler's (art) work is featured in a solo exhibition titled "Still" at Dubhe Carreno Gallery from November 20 through December 23. The opening reception will take place December 11 from 5-8 p.m. Works are available for purchase.

Women's Basketball
Tuesday, 12/1
vs. Fisher College,
6 p.m.

Friday, 12/4
at the Merry Monk Tournament,
St. Joseph's College
5:30 p.m.

Saturday, 12/5
at the Merry Monk Tournament
St. Joseph's College
Time TBA

Men's Basketball
Saturday, 12/5
at Norwich University Tournament
8 p.m.

Sunday, 12/6
at Norwich University Tournament
Time TBA

More on GMC Athletics


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

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

Prof. Chae Young Kim
4 p.m., East Room

History Senior Seminar Presentations
4 p.m., Ackley 224

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

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

Jazz Ensemble
7:30 p.m., Clara Hitchcock Fitzpatrick Jones Concert Hall

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

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

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

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

6 - 6:30 p.m., Chapel

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

Acoustic Open Stage
7 p.m., YES! Coffee House

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

Business & Environmental Management Internship Presentations
12 p.m., Griswold Library Room 2

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

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

GMC Senior Social
7 p.m., Richardson Alumni House

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

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

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

Artist Reception: "Something Old/Something New"
4 - 6 p.m., Feick Fine Arts 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

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

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

Senior Art Reception:
Zach Behney

6 - 8 p.m., Surdam Gallery

Maiden, Mother, Crone
7 p.m., The Gorge

Debunking Junk
7 p.m., The Gorge

A Green Mountain College Christmas
7:30 p.m., Clara Hitchcock Fitzpatrick Jones Concert Hall

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

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

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