GMC Hosts Focus the Nation Event
On Thursday, January 31, Green Mountain College joins colleges and universities across the country for a day dedicated to raising awareness about global climate change.
The event, called “Focus the Nation,” has been organized to “link students and citizens with political leaders, and create a serious, sustained discussion about clean energy solutions.” Thousands of colleges and universities are staging similar events.
At GMC, the day includes dozens of faculty speakers as well as a roundtable discussion and a performance from the Bread and Puppet Theater. Topics of Thursday’s faculty talks include the “Moral Politics of Climate Change,” “Cow Power: Is This Crap an Energy Solution,” “Making Change with Media: A Five Minute Guide to Eco-Publishing,” and more. continue...
Alum Hosts Artist Reception at Feick Arts Center
The College community is invited to an artist reception at the Feick Arts Center for an exhibit from alumna Phyllis Gosling Greenway ’54 on Wednesday, January 30, from 1 to 3 p.m.
Greenway is an award-winning artist member of the Virginia Watercolor Society whose work ranges from abstract compositions and drawings to plein air paintings and portraits. Her exhibit, “Finding the Form: Paintings and Drawings by Phyllis Gosling Greenway ’54,” will be on display at the Feick until February 23.
Greenway graduated from Green Mountain College in 1954 with an associate’s degree in art before going on to Saint Mary College in Kansas to earn a bachelor’s degree in art. Greenway has also studied at the University of Kansas, George Washington University and the University of Maryland.
The artist reception is free and open to the public.
GMC to Participate in RecyleMania
Green Mountain College has once again enrolled in RecycleMania. This year nearly 400 other colleges and universities are participating in the 8th annual RecycleMania competition that runs for 10 weeks, through April 6. The competition pits colleges against one another in several categories of waste reduction, including largest amount of recycling per capita, least amount of trash per capita, and highest recycling rate. During last year's competition, GMC recycled nearly two tons of paper, glass, metal, and plastic. You can keep up with GMC's progress in the competition at the RecycleMania webpage. For more information on how you can support the College's effort this year, contact Jesse Pyles.
Boston-based Band Performs in Gorge
On Wednesday, January 30, The Ryan Montbleau Band comes to Green Mountain College for a performance in the Gorge. The 9 p.m. concert is free and open to the public.
The Boston-based Ryan Montbleau Band is described as having a “fresh sound full of firmly-rooted ingredients, including Americana, folk, blues, ragtime and ‘70s R&B and soul.” Their most recent album, Patience on Friday, was released in 2007.
The event is sponsored by the College Programming Board. If you need special accommodations to fully participate in this event, contact Annie Laurie Cadmus at 287-8371.
GMC Student & Professor
Featured in Scientific Journal
GMC biology major Kait Petros ’08 was featured in a photo on the cover of the February 2008 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education. The photo accompanies an article by Prof. Sue Sutheimer (chemistry) on service-learning programs in the science field.
The following introduction accompanies the online edition of the journal:
Chemists Celebrate Earth Day 2008: Water—Streaming Chemistry. Stream sampling at Green Mountain College combines community service with an environmentally focused general chemistry laboratory. The cover illustrates students participating in a service-learning project that benefits the local conservation district by collecting samples at locations along a nearby river. As described in the article by Sutheimer, service-learning programs in chemistry often incorporate environmental projects, although many topics are suitable for these programs. Successful incorporation of service-learning projects in the chemistry curriculum requires creativity and flexibility on behalf of all who are involved in these efforts.
Click here to view the photo and article.
Professors Thayer & Candice Raines competed in the World Master's Championship of Ski-Orienteering in S-Champf, Switzerland, January 14-19. The event was held in conjunction with the European Championship and World Cup Event for Ski-Orienteering. S-Champf is located in eastern Switzerland approximately 20 kilometers south of St. Moritz. Nine other Americans attended the event. They competed in five races in six days including demonstration, sprint, long, and relay races. The courses ranged in length from three to 10 kilometers taking 30 minutes to an hour and a half to complete. Winning participants came from Russia, Norway, Sweden, and Finland. The next World Master's Championship of Ski-O will be held in Austria in 2009.