Faculty Service-Learning Stipends Announced
The Service-Learning Office recently awarded stipends to four GMC faculty members, including Profs. Will Hobbs (Recreation and Leisure Studies), Karen Swyler (Visual and Performing Arts), Mark D’Amico (Education), and Eleanor Tison (Environmental Studies).

Students in Swyler’s ceramics classes will create handmade bowls to be donated to an upcoming hunger awareness fundraiser. Proceeds from this event, cosponsored by Poultney High School students, will benefit local food charities. D’Amico’s Elementary Math Methods students are each facilitating 10-15 hours of math instruction this semester for Kindergarten, Grade 4, and Grade 6 students at Poultney Elementary School. Students will work closely with host teachers and more than 30 children. Hobbs has required each of his 61 Introduction to Recreation & Leisure Services students to complete six volunteer hours with multiple area recreation providers. Student reflections in this course will focus on volunteer management in the recreation industry. Tison’s Food Systems in the Northeast block course students have already helped out with local food events at GMC and in Rutland. They are currently planning food-related activities for the Welsh Harvest Festival, and will spend a significant amount of time as consultants to GMC on sustainable food purchasing guidelines.

The $400 service-learning stipends are given each semester and are funded by a grant from Vermont Campus Compact. Awards are based on proposals submitted by faculty and are intended to recognize the extra effort often required by service-learning courses. Proposals must describe the course, identify the community partner(s), outline the need being met, and explain how reflection will take place. Information on spring semester service-learning courses can be found in upcoming registration materials or in the Service-Learning Office on the lower level of Withey.

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GMC student Christina-Alexa Liakos, left, is interning with Greenpeace, San Francisco office, this semester. She and fellow intern (Bard College student Ali Stahl) are working to get politicians in Colorado to take a public stance on global warming.

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Mon., 10/26
At Word of Life, 3:30 p.m.

Sat., 10/28
Vs. Lyndon State, 3 p.m.

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Tues., 10/24
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