The Green Mountain College Choirs, GMC Festival Brass and guest musicians will present their annual spirited holiday concert in the Clara Hitchcock Fitzpatrick Jones Concert Hall (Ackley) this Saturday, December 7, at 7 p.m. This popular event will offer lively music for the season and will provide opportunities for the audience to join in the singing of favorite carols. A festive reception with snacks and refreshments in Withey Lobby follows the performance. The event is free and open to the public.

Sue Sutheimer Presents Faculty Colloquium
The last colloquium of the fall semester will take place this Wednesday, December 4, at noon in Terrace 124. Sue Sutheimer will be speaking on: "Climate Change and Active Learning: a NSF Funded Project." As always, a delicious and nutritious lunch will be served.

Sustainability Office To Conduct Waste-Sort
On Wednesday, Dec. 4 from noon-2 p.m., the Sustainability Office is hosting a waste-sort outside Withey Hall. The idea behind this event is to assess whether or not we are properly utilizing our current waste-diversion resources. Randomly selected garbage bags from each residence hall will be inspected and sorted into the categories of zero-sort recycling, e-waste, compost and trash. This is a wonderful opportunity to track our progress in waste-diversion as a campus and to see what more can be done for improvement. We are hopeful that this event will make clear the appropriate avenues to use when disposing of any waste. All are welcome to join in and sort the trash! Also welcome are ideas, suggestions, and comments about our current system. The results from this event will be used toward the Sustainability 2020 metrics.

GMC Theater Presents “Reasons to be Pretty”
Go to the Gorge on Friday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. to see the theater department’s staged reading of Neil Lebute's hilarious 2008 play “Reasons to be Pretty,” directed by Nora Alexander ‘14. In the play, Greg’s tight-knit social circle is thrown into turmoil when his offhand remarks about a female coworker’s pretty face and his own girlfriend Steph’s lack thereof get back to Steph. But that’s just the beginning. Greg’s best buddy, Kent, and Kent’s wife, Carly, also enter into the picture, and the emotional equation becomes exponentially more complicated. As their relationships crumble, the four friends are forced to confront a sea of deceit, infidelity, and betrayed trust in their journey to answer that oh-so-American question: How much is pretty worth?

Annual GMC Holiday Craft Fair Dec. 11
Tackle your holiday shopping list early and buy locally-made items from GMC faculty, staff and students! The annual Holiday Craft Fair is Wednesday December 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Withey Lobby. Shop for jewelry, knitted goods, pottery, maple syrup, candles, plants, framed art, photography, home baked goods and more! To reserve a table to sell your items please email Svea Miller.


Delicate Balance Poster Symposium Dec. 10
Stop by Withey Lobby Tuesday, Dec. 10 and see student posters depicting the various Delicate Balance Projects completed this semester. Students will be on hand from 10-11 a.m. to discuss their projects and posters.

History Seminar Presentations Begin This Week
History seminar presentations begin today with Matthias Baudinet '14 presenting "Through the Eyes of an Infantryman: Andre Etienne Baudinet and the Battle of Verdun" in Griswold 2 at 4 p.m. On Thursday, Dec. 5, Alex Cumings presents "Around the Horn: An In-Depth Look at the Dynamics of Maritime Journeys around South America from 1849-1854." Also on Thursday, Luke Carey presents "Union Draft Resistance in the American Civil War: A Vermont Case Study." On Monday, Dec. 9th, Dana Vocht '14 will present her findings titled "Temperance: The Men's Phase in Addison County." On Thursday, Dec. 12th, Michael Magnotta '14 will present "Interpreting Archives." All presentations will be at 4 p.m. in Griswold 2.

Griswold Library Schedule
The library will be open for extended hours Monday, Dec. 2 through Saturday, Dec. 14. Hours for the final exam period (Sunday, Dec. 15 through Saturday, Dec. 21) are also listed below.

Extended Schedule
Monday 12/2: 8 a.m. to midnight
Tuesday 12/3: 8 a.m. to midnight
Wednesday 12/4: 8 a.m. to midnight
Thursday 12/5: 8 a.m.- 1 a.m.
Friday 12/6: 8 a.m.- 10 p.m.
Saturday 12/7: 10 a.m.- to 10 p.m.
Sunday 12/8: 10 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Monday 12/9: 8 a.m.- 1 a.m.
Tuesday 12/10: 8 a.m.- 1 a.m.
Wednesday 12/11: 8 a.m.- 1 a.m.
Thursday 12/12: 8 a.m.- 1 a.m.
Friday 12/13: 8 a.m.- 10 p.m.
Saturday 12/14: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Finals Week Schedule
Sunday 12/15/13 10 a.m.-1 a.m.
Monday 12/16/13 8 a.m.-1 a.m.
Tuesday 12/17/13 8 a.m.-1 a.m.
Wednesday 12/18/13 8 a.m.-1 a.m.
Thursday 12/19/13 8 a.m.-1 a.m.
Friday 12/20/13 8 a.m.-1 a.m.
Saturday 12/21/13 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Sunday 12/22/13 CLOSED

Shuttle Service Provides Winter Break Transport
Students leaving Poultney for winter break can take advantage of the College's shuttle service to Albany Airport and the Castleton Train Station from Friday, Dec 20-Sunday, Dec. 22. The cost for Albany Airport is $20 one way and $30 round trip. Trips to Castleton Train Station and the Rutland Airport are free. Students should sign up in Withey 155 as seats are limited. To view the schedule and more information click Here.


Prof. Kevin Bubriski (fine arts) has several photos in the "A Democracy of Images" exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC. The exhibition opened June 28, 2013 and closes January 5, 2014. The exhibit's title refers to Walt Whitman’s belief that photography was a quintessentially American activity, rooted in everyday people and ordinary things and presented in a straightforward way. Kevin is in very good company: the showcase of 113 photographs includes the work of Ansel Adams, Diane Arbus, Mathew Brady, Walker Evans and many other American photographers. See more about the exhibit here.

Adjunct prof. Gary Meitrott (theater) is directing “A Christmas Carol,” presented in dramatically intimate Reader’s Theatre Style at several local venues. Five talented local actors, in full Victorian dress, play multiple roles and bring that miserly misanthrope, Ebeneezer Scrooge, vividly to life. Dickens’ beloved classic reminds us that there’s a second chance to love and be loved. Performances are Sat., Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. at Poultney High School; Fri., Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Maple Street School, Manchester; Sat., Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. at Wallingford Town Hall; Fri., Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Inn at Willow Pond, Manchester; and Sat. Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Stratton Mountain School. Tickets at the door: adults $7, and students/children (12 and under) $4. For more information call 802-366-0110.

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Men's Basketball
12/4, at Johnson St.
   5:30 p.m.
12/7, Colby-Sawyer at GMC
   1 p.m.
12/8, at Unity 2 p.m.

Women's Basketball
12/4, at Johnson St.
   7:30 p.m.
12/7, Colby-Sawyer at GMC
   3 p.m.
12/8, at Unity 4 p.m.