GMC Signs Deal with Vermont Law School
Green Mountain College has signed an articulation agreement with Vermont Law School, which specializes in environmental law, guaranteeing a spot for GMC graduates who meet the school’s entrance requirements. “This is a great fit for our current class of pre-law students,” said Provost Bill Throop. “Many of these students chose GMC for both its environmental mission and its proximity to Vermont Law. We have several exciting collaborations with VLS and this agreement is an excellent addition.” For more information and a copy of the articulation agreement, contact Prof. Rebecca Purdom at ext. 8301.
Philosophy Speaker Presents "Killing Kenny: Our Daily Dose
The GMC philosophy club, Agora, and the philosophy department present Dr. Randall Auxier in a special talk on Tuesday, February 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the campus Coffee House (lower level of Moses Hall). Auxier is Professor of Philosophy at Southern Illinois University and editor of Library of Living Philosophers. His article, “Killing Kenny: Our Daily Dose of Death” will be featured in the forthcoming book, South Park and Philosophy (2007 Open Court, Edited by Richard Hanley). The talk is free and open to all.
Students Fare Well in Business Competition
Green Mountain’s Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) team returned to Boston for another strong showing in a competition the weekend of January 26-28. Teammates Laura Restrepo, Joseph Bossen, Corinna Lowe, and Nicolas Bourges (from left), entered this year’s New England competition, taking third place in field of six that included Boston University, Franklin Pierce, U-Mass Dartmouth, Bryan College, and University of Southern Maine. The contest required each team to come up with a “business plan” to manage the finances of a hypothetical newlywed couple. Teams had the weekend to prepare their plan, then present it before the judges. The GMC team was coached by Prof. Jacob Park (business & economics).
GMC to Participate in RecyleMania
Green Mountain College has jumped in the waste reduction fray with 200 other colleges and universities in the 7th annual RecycleMania competition that runs for 10 weeks, through April 7. 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. GMC is one of three Vermont colleges participating, including Middlebury College and University of Vermont. GMC Sustainability Coordinator, Jesse Pyles, who enrolled the College in the program, encourages everyone on campus to help crush the competition “like a Diet Coke can on its way to the shredder.” For more information, contact Jesse Pyles at ext. 8379.
Honors Club Hosts Sierra Club Film Festival
On Wednesday evening, February 7 from 7-9 p.m. the Honors Club of Green Mountain College will host a Sierra Club Film Festival. The Sierra Club Chronicles will be shown. The Chronicles capture seven snap shots of ordinary people fighting extraordinary environmental circumstances. Films to be shown include: 9/11 Forgotten Heroes, The Day the Water Died, Dioxin, Duplicity & Dupont, Range Wars Rage On, Breathless in LA, Storm In The Gulf, Rats to Roses. Admission is free and open to all. For more information, contact Honors advisor, Rebecca Purdom at ext. 8301.
Introductory Meeting for the
Student Peace Alliance of Rutland County
The Student Peace Alliance of Rutland County will be holding an introductory meeting on Tuesday, February 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the Gorge (Withey) at Green Mountain College to bring together students from schools in Rutland County. Please come share your ideas and concerns regarding peace and justice issues. The group will be discussing ideas and planning events and projects to create positive social change in the community. Come help plan open mic nights, documentary showings, concerts, art projects, teach-ins, discussions, etc. Free pizza for all who attend. Contact Beth Donovan for more information.
Prof. Karen Swyler (fine arts) has an image of one of her ceramic pieces on the cover of the February/March issue of American Craft magazine. The magazine includes a review of her work from a show at Dubhe Carreno Gallery titled "Overture: Three Young Voices". The review is written by Margaret Hawkins. In the review Hawkins states,"... the piece looks like a gathering of human figures marked by some telltale family resemblance. It could be a chorus line of graceful swaying women or a class photo of young graduates that reveals the color and life seeping into them from below, an apt and subtle metaphor for the reserved sensuality hinted at in all of Swyler's work. They also make us think of still lifes by Giorgio Morandi or Alberto Giacometti, compositions in which the slices of space between objects or their visually intense points of contact are as important as the objects themselves..." (American Craft p.96 February/March 2007).
Prof. Jacob Park (business & public policy) recently gave a guest lecture titled, “Search for a New Strategy: Business, Globalization, and Sustainable Development” at the University of South Carolina’s Moore School of Business. Park talked about the major factors that are driving the issues of environmental sustainability into boardroom conversations and onto the covers of mainstream magazines: global ecological deterioration and rapid international demand for energy. Businesses are faced with the challenge of meeting increased demand without further harm to the planet. Park’s talk was co-sponsored by The International MBA Program at the Moore School of Business, the USC Honors College, and the School of the Environment.