Kevin Rockey '10

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All My Relations

Aho Mitakuye Oyasin is a sacred Lakota phrase that carries the weight of a prayer. Meaning “All My Relations,” the phrase is a blessing to, and an invocation of, the collective society of spirit from which an individual arises. “It pays tribute to all of the people who have contributed to who you are today,” says senior Kevin Rockey of the phrase he recently learned. The 22-year old see this phrase as an illustration of life. “I have a lot of friends here, some of them very close,” he says. “You start to incorporate them into who you are.”

The behavior people exhibit and choices they make piqued Kevin’s interest early. What also grabbed the psychology major’s attention were the adventures to be had outdoors. Growing up in urban Rochester, NY, Kevin was disappointed with the limits of his Eagle Scout experience. He was hungry for more boundary breaking and more outdoor challenges, saying, “that started my environmental mindset.”

GMC and its GreenMAP program have been a perfect fit. Kevin has been a GreenMAP expedition leader and has taken courses that have shaped him permanently, like the Leave No Trace certification course, which gave him “the know-how and awareness of environmental practices. It has definitely incorporated itself in my actions, in who I am.”

Though a part of the GMC choir, mentoring club, and honors club, Kevin’s recent focus has been applying his outdoor skills in a therapy environment. Working over the summer with the SUWS wilderness therapy program for troubled youth, Kevin has laid the foundation for a future career helping others explore their psyches and face their demons through wilderness exploration. “It’s hard. Sometimes you get those very rewarding moments, where you can see breakthroughs.”

After graduation, Kevin plans to work with SUWS and travel. At the top of his list is biking through Ireland. “I have always had an adventurous spirit,” he says.

By Ryan Dixon '11

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Women's Soccer
Saturday, 10/3
at University of Maine -
Farmington, 1 p.m.

Sunday, 10/4
at Thomas College, 11 a.m.

Men's Soccer
Wednesday, 9/30
vs. Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, 4 p.m.

Saturday, 10/3
at University of Maine - Farmington, 3 p.m.

Sunday, 10/4
at Thomas College, 1 p.m.

Women's Volleyball
Wednesday, 9/30
vs. Castleton State College, 7 p.m.

Saturday, 10/3
vs. University of Maine - Farmington, 5 p.m.

vs. Thomas College, 7 p.m.

Cross-Country
Saturday, 10/3
Vermont State Meet
at Johnson State College, 11 a.m.

Golf
Saturday, 10/3
GMC Invitational
at Lake St. Catherine Country Club

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WEEK AT A GLANCE


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
Kelly Services Campus Visit
11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Withey Lobby

Wellness Initiatives Week:
Energy Healing

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Withey Lobby

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

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

Belly Dancing
6 - 7 p.m., Bogue Movement Studio

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

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

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
Fitness Swim
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Waldron Pool

Wellness Initiatives Week: Tai Chi
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Withey Lobby

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

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

Meditation
6:30 - 6:30 p.m., Chapel

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

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
GreenMAP Road Bike Ride
Meet at 5 p.m., Brennan Circle

Massage Therapy & Reflexology
11 a.m. - 8 p.m., Wellness Center

Fall Graduate School Fair
11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Withey Hall

Wellness Initiatives Week:
Chair Massage

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Withey Lobby

Fitness Swim
11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Waldron Pool

Academic Skills Workshop:
Reading

3 - 4 p.m., Griswold Library Room 2

GRE Study Session
4 - 5 p.m., Griswold Library Room 2

Watershed Alliance Open House
5 - 6 p.m., Terrace 122

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

Shakti Tribal Belly Dance (advanced)
6:30 - 7:30 p.m., Bogue Movement Studio

Dirty Word Spelling Bee
7 p.m., The Gorge

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

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

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1
Fitness Swim
7:30 - 9 a.m., Waldron Pool

Academic Skills Workshop:
Note Taking

10 - 11 a.m. Special Collections Reading Room, Griswold Library

Yoga
12:15 - 1 p.m., Bogue Movement Studio

Massage Therapy & Reflexology
1:30 - 8 p.m., Wellness Center

Education Advising Plenary
5:30 - 7 p.m.

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

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2
Fitness Swim
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Waldron Pool

Wellness Initiatives Week:
Belly Dancing

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Withey Lobby

Meditation
2:15 - 2:45 p.m., Chapel

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

Veggie Club Potluck
7 p.m., Ames Hall Hub, 4th Floor

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3
Yoga
1 - 2 p.m., Bogue Movement Studio

CALF Floor Cookout
5 p.m., Behind Cree Hall

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4
Community Swim
6 - 8 p.m., Waldron Pool



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