Feick Fine Arts Center Opens New Exhibit Today
“Field Notes,” an exhibit opening at the Feick Fine Arts Center December 1, features paintings and prints that draw on the energy of the earth as inspiration.

A reception with artist Lily Hinrichsen will be held Thursday, December 4, from 4 - 6 p.m. It is free and open to the public. more...



GMC to Host 175th Anniversary
Methodist Heritage Symposium

Today, Green Mountain College hosts the 175th Anniversary Methodist Heritage Symposium, the first of several events celebrating the College's 175th anniversary year. A highlight of the evening is a 7 p.m. address by Jim Winkler, general secretary of the United Methodist General Board of Church and Society (GBCS), titled “Climate Change: The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse.” more...



Two Nights of Jazz and Blues in Ackley Theater
This week, two concerts featuring local music talent will be held in the College’s refurbished Clara Hitchcock Fitzpatrick Jones ’09 Concert Hall in Ackley Theater. At 8 p.m. today, the Jazz Ensembles of Green Mountain College and Castleton State College will present a concert of swing, Latin and funk compositions.

The Green Mountain Jazz Ensemble is directed by Don Goodman and will feature arrangements by jazz composers Wayne Shorter, Eddie Harris and Freddie Hubbard. Directed by Glenn Giles, the Castleton State College Jazz Ensemble will feature a number of classic swing arrangements. In addition to students, local professional musicians Dave McKenzie, Todd Jonz and Harry Drum will perform with both bands.

On Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., the Green Mountain College Old-Time String Band and blues singer Paul Geremia of Providence, R.I. will share the stage in concert. Directed by GMC music faculty member Gus Bloch, the college string band will perform dance tunes and ballads from the mountains of Appalachia and the northeast United States. Special guest Paul Geremia has performed in every capacity from street singing to club and concert bookings throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe.

Both concerts are free and open to the public.



“Food Hub Hubbub” the Theme for
Annual Farmers Gathering

On Tuesday, December 2, the fourth annual Farmers Gathering comes to Green Mountain College. Titled “Food Hub Hubbub: An Open Forum on a Proposed Food Hub for the Rutland Region,” the gathering is co-hosted by the Rutland Area Farm & Food Link and the Green Mountain College Family Farm Forum. All events will be in the Gorge. The farmers gathering is free and open to the public.

The schedule is as follows:

5:00-5:30 p.m.
Registration & local appetizers

5:30-6:30 p.m.
Dinner, featuring local stews for all persuasions

6:30-6:45 p.m.
Presentation: "RAFFL’s Proposal for a Local Food Hub in the Rutland Region"

6:45-8:30 p.m.
Moderated panel discussion on food hub models, challenges, and questions, including audience interaction

These discussions will help revise current considerations for a food hub in the Rutland region, with a follow-up open forum to be held in winter 2009.



International Awareness Club Partners with UNICEF
This semester, in order to raise funds toward its mission of saving children’s lives worldwide, UNICEF has partnered with the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) and the George Harrison Fund for UNICEF for a fundraising challenge on campuses from September 5, 2008 to February 28, 2009.

GMC's International Awareness Club has joined the challenge and is seeking help to make this competition a major topic on campus this year. Meetings are held every Sunday at 4 p.m. in the Intercultural Center. The club is planning a number of events, and students are invited to help out as well as propose ideas.



Alum & NYS Treasurer to Visit GMC
for Career Conversation

Green Mountain College hosts alum Aida Brewer ’74 for a Career Conversation on Tuesday, December 2 at 3 p.m. in Booth Lounge.

Aida Brewer is the New York State Treasurer. After graduating from Green Mountain College in 1974, Treasurer Brewer continued her degree in business at LeMoyne College, Syracuse, N.Y., graduating in 1976. Upon joining Key Bank that same year, Brewer entered the management trainee program and held a number of positions throughout the bank until leaving for state service in November 1983.

Assigned to the Investment and Cash Management Unit of the NYS Division of the Treasury, Brewer has served her entire state career in treasury. She became the deputy treasurer in 2000 and has served as treasurer since 2002.

Brewer's visit is sponsored by the GMC Business Program and Career Services.



GMC Choir to Ring in the Holidays with Concert
The Green Mountain College Choirs and guest musicians, under the direction of Prof. Jim Cassarino, will present their annual spirited holiday concert on Saturday, December 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Ackley Theater.

This year’s seasonal music will include selections from the United States, Wales, Germany, Poland, Puerto Rico and Russia. There will be plenty of audience participation, including an old-fashioned Christmas carol sing-a-long. A festive reception will follow. Admission is $5.00 for adults and free for seniors and students.



Voice of America Radio Features Prof. Weis
Thanksgiving break means most college campuses empty for several days - in some cases an entire week. Where does this leave international students? Many Green Mountain College students who live too far away to join their own families shared the traditional American holiday at the homes of GMC students, faculty or staff.

Prof. Dick Weis (fine art) hosted several students at his home, and his perspectives on the holiday were included in a Voice of America special report that aired Wednesday, November 26.

Listen to the interview.



ANNOUNCEMENTS
Griswold Library will be open for extended hours through December 17. The schedule is as follows:

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

Bonus Hours:
Friday, December 12: 8 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Saturday, December 13: 10 a.m. - 12 a.m.

On Thursday, December 18 and Friday, December 19, the library will be open from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.



FACULTY & STAFF NOTES
Prof. Jen Powers (education) recently attended the 2008 annual NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English) Convention in San Antonio, Tex. where she helped facilitate the yearly film festival as a member of the Assembly on Media Arts. As a member of NCTE's Commission on Media she attended a two-day meeting focused on organizing the 2009 Philadelphia convention's Media Room, Film Festival, and Media Literacy Award.

Prof. Tom Stuessy (outdoor studies) contributed a chapter focused on ice climbing instructional techniques in a new book, Technical Skills for Adventure Programming, published by Human Kinetics. The book is due to be distributed this winter and is expected to be used by a number of colleges, universities and full time programmers. The book features contributions from authors from across the country and covers over 20 different outdoor skill disciplines.

Renee Beaupre White, Director of Career Services, participated in the Colleges of Worcester Consortium Professional Development Day November 21. The event focused on green careers. Renee was one of 70 attendees from career services departments in the New England area. Kevin Doyle, an independent consultant and co-author of three books about environmental careers, served as keynote speaker.






WEEK AT A GLANCE


MONDAY, DECEMBER 1
Tai Chi
4 - 5 p.m., Bogue Movement Studio

175th Anniversary Methodist Heritage Symposium
6 p.m., East Room

GreenMAP Kayak Pool Session
8 - 9:30 p.m., Waldron Pool

GMC & Castleton State Jazz Ensemble Concert
8 p.m., Ackley Theater

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2
Meditation
3 - 3:30 p.m., Chapel

Women's Circle
3:30 - 4:30 p.m., Chapel

Career Conversation:
Aida Brewer '74

3 p.m., Booth Lounge

Annual Holiday Dinner
4:30 p.m., Withey Dining Hall

Annual Farmers Gathering
5 p.m., The Gorge

GMC Old Time String Band Concert
7:30 p.m., Ackley Theater

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3
Faculty Colloquium
12 p.m., Terrace 124

Massage Therapy & Reflexology
1 - 8 p.m., Bozen Wellness Center

Interviewing Success Strategies Workshop
2 - 4 p.m., Griswold Library Room 2

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

Belly Dancing
7 - 8 p.m., Bogue Movement Studio

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4
Massage Therapy & Reflexology
1 - 8 p.m., Bozen Wellness Center

Tae Kwon Do
7 - 8 p.m., Bogue Movement Studio

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5
Meditation
2 p.m., Chapel

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6
Yoga
4 - 5 p.m., Bogue Movement Studio

Annual Holiday GMC Choir Concert
7:30 p.m., Ackley Theater



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