Brendan McGuire '13 shovels snow off of the nearly-toppled chicken coop at Cerridwen Farm last Friday

Staron and Park Receive Second
Place in Carnegie Council Essay Contest

The Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is delighted to announce the winners of its 2010 International Student/Teacher Essay Competition, "Making a Difference."

Prof. Jacob Park (business strategy and sustainability) and Ashley Staron '11 received second place in the Carnegie Council "Making a Difference" essay contest of 2010, responding to the question, "How would you improve your school so that it prepares future leaders to protect the planet?" The Council received 56 entries from 17 countries.

Read the essay and view Jacob and Ashley's profiles on the Carnegie Council website.

This contest was part of the Council's second annual September Sustainability Month which kicked off a year of events and resources on sustainability. The Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs ( is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing understanding of the relationship between ethics and international affairs.

Paul Hancock Featured on PEG-TV
Professor Paul Hancock (economics) was featured on PEG-TV’s “Access” news magazine in late January for his work with the Tiny Theatre on Main Street in downtown Poultney.

“Here, you get to meet people who are in the community who you may never have had the chance to talk to, and talk with them for five, ten, fifteen minutes before and after the movie, and so there a community that gets created… we think of it as more of a community center rather than simply a theater,” states Hancock on the show.

The non-profit, 42-seat theatre shows at least two films a week. It’s licensing allows them to show anything currently available on DVD.

“We’re doing okay, we’re covering our costs, and we know that the success of the theatre depends upon this continual building up of our memberships, and if we get to three or four-hundred, we’ll be fine,” says Hancock. “There are people, still, who don’t know that this place exists, or how to get a membership.”

For more information on the Tiny Theatre, visit their website at

To hear this story on PEG-TV, visit their website, click on ‘”Access” News Magazine,’ and select episode 19 from January 27. Paul is featured at 7:08.

Summer Farm Intensive Accepting Applications
The summer farm-life ecology intensive program is now accepting applications (due March 15th) for the summer 2011 semester. The summer farm intensive is not just for sustainable agriculture majors, but for any interested student. The 12-credit program based on Cerridwen Farm is in its third year, and provides a select group of 16 students with an incomparable opportunity for experiential learning at the peak of Vermont's food production season.

During GMC's Field and Table Intensive program, students plow the fields, milk the cows, plant the crops, manage the community supported agriculture program, prepare meals, and learn about the regional food system. There are some changes to the program, including a fully renovated kitchen facility in the Solar Harvest House.

Come learn more about the changes and details at an informational meeting on Tuesday, February 15th, 7-8pm in Ackley 102.

Sexual Responsibility Week at GMC
Sexual Responsibility Week offers the Wellness Center and members of the GMC community an opportunity to increase awareness around healthy relationships and sexual consent.

The notion of sexual responsibility goes beyond simply protecting oneself from situations such as date rape, and encourages contemplation of how and why we engage in healthy sexual relationships with others.

The majority of people who experience rape are raped by someone they know. In any situation, if one of the people involved did not or could not consent to having sex, any sexual encounter is considered rape. Consent can be defined as actual words and or conduct indicating a freely given agreement to engage in sexual behavior.

Everyone has the right to decide if they want to engage in sex. It is that individual’s decision, even if they’ve willingly had sex with the person before. This means that consent applies at the time of the act.

Every Monday from 6 – 7 p.m., join James Lenfesty and Wendy Belanger at the Wellness Center for a discussion on healthy relationships.

Free confidential counseling services are available at the Wellness Center along with additional resources. Please call x8376 if you are in need of services or resources.


Meat Available for Sale at Cerridwen Farm
Cerridwen Farm now has fresh lamb chorizo, breakfast sausage, and cuts available for sale. The prices are:

Chorizo: $6 per pack
Breakfast Sausage: $7 per pack
Ham: $6 per pound
½ a Lamb: $5 per pound

Those interested in making an order should call assistant farm manager Baylee Drown at x2944 to make an appointment.

Battle of the Bands at GMC
The College Programming Board will be hosting a battle of the bands on Saturday, February 26. Prizes for winning bands include opening for the spring concert band, and a paid gig at the Back to Vermont Pub.

50% of band members must be GMC students. To register, contact Andrew Broccolo at or Ryan Ihrke at

Sierra Club Offers 'Best Internship on Earth'
This year, the Sierra Club is announcing the second year of the ‘Best Internship on Earth’ program. One lucky intern will get to spend the summer traveling around the country, hiking, rafting, and camping with the Sierra Club's youth programs - making a video blog about their experience.

The Sierra Club will pay for all travel and provide a stipend, and the intern will also get a $2,000 gift certificate from The North Face to outfit them with all the gear they need.

The Sierra Club is looking for students who love the outdoors and travel, are interested in environmental issues, and want to spend the summer interning with the country's largest grassroots environmental group. The Sierra Club helps tens of thousands of young people experience the outdoors each year, and wants to find the perfect intern to help tell those students' stories.

Find out more at

First Annual “Mr. and Ms. GMC” Competition on Campus
The International Awareness Club is hosting the first annual “Mr. and Ms. GMC” competition as a fundraiser for UNICEF next Monday, February 14. The event will take place in the dining hall during dinner from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

The participants will have a chance to show their creativity, talent, charisma, and fashion. The audience is invited to bring spate change to support their favorite contestants.

All proceedings will be going towards UNICEF. Students interested in participating, donating, or helping out can contact Olesea Cojohari at or Romina Ramos at

GreenMAP Trip Registrations
Registration opens Monday, February 14 for the following GreenMAP trip:

Telemark Ski Clinic
Join GreenMAP's PSIA telemark instructors at Pico on Saturday, February 26 and learn the joy of the telemark turn. Participants must have a ski pass or buy a lift ticket. Meet in GreenMAP at 8:30 a.m.

GreenMAP trips are open to the College’s campus community. Sign up today in the GreenMAP office in the basement of Withey Hall.

Pre-Law Program Sponsors Free LSAT Study Workshop
Students interested in going to law school are encouraged to attend a free LSAT study workshop sponsored by the pre-law certificate program. Seats are limited, and priority goes to pre-law program students.

The workshop is on Saturday, March 26 from 10 – 2 p.m. There will be a follow-up session at a time that meets the schedules of the participants. Those interested can contact Sam Edwards at, the director of the pre-law program for more information and to reserve a spot.

Prof. Kevin Bubriski (photography) attended the College Art Association conference last week in NYC. He co-presented with electrical engineering professor Palma Catravas of Union College in the forum “Into Focus: Art & Science in the University Classroom.” Bubriski presented a powerpoint slide lecture on the aesthetic side of photography and microscopy illustrated with master landscape images of Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, and Emmet Gowin, students’ SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope) images as well as SEM imagery of a honey bee, and black and white images from the Deane preserve.

Staron and Parks Win Second
Prof. Hancock on PEG-TV
Farm Intensive Applications
Faculty Notes

Women's Basketball
2/15, 7:30 p.m. at Lyndon
2/19, 4 p.m. at Johnson

Men's Basketball
2/15, 5:30 p.m. at Lyndon
2/17, 7 p.m. at Middlebury
2/19, 2 p.m. at Johnson


Ms. and Mr. GMC
5 p.m., Withey Dining Hall

Jazz Band
6 p.m., Ackley Stage

Poultney River Forum
6 p.m., East Room

Co-Ed Relationship Group
6 - 7 p.m.,
Wellness Center

7 - 8 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

Shakti Tribal Dance:
Open Practice

4 - 6 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

Zazen Meditation
7 - 7:30 p.m., Chapel

Summer Farm Intensive
Informational Meeting

7 - 8 p.m., Ackley 102

Faculty Colloquium:
Mark Dailey

12 - 1 p.m., Terrace 124

Academic Skills Workshop
Test Taking & Study Skills:
How to Show What You Know
1 - 2 p.m.,
Special Collections Room
Griswold Library

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

Power Yoga
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

Residence Life Coffee Hour
3 - 4 p.m.,
Blue Moon Racoon Coffehouse

Shakti Tribal Dance:

6 - 7:30 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

Zazen Meditation
7 - 7:30 p.m., Chapel

Shakti Tribal Dance:

7:30 - 9:30 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

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

Shakti Tribal Dance:
Open Practice

4 - 6 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio