Artichoke and her newborn, a female Milking Shorthorn calf who was born early Monday morning.



Faculty Colloquium Series: Nate Furman & Bruce Saxman
Bruce Saxman and Nate Furman will examine the role of mentorship in higher education through the lens of working with students in the field. Combining ideas drawn from contemporary literature and research with personal observations and practices, Bruce and Nate will provide a broad overview of what effective mentorship looks like with lessons learned from the field. Content will be shared via lecture, discussion, audience participation, and brief case study analysis.

The title of their presentation is “Mentoring Strategies in Outdoor Programs and Beyond.”

This presentation is open to the campus community, and will take place Wednesday, February 23 from 12-1 in Terrace 124.



Leadership Speaker Dan Doyle
to Visit GMC

Dan Doyle, the founder and executive director of the Institute for International Sport as well as the president and CEO of the World Youth Peace Summit, will be speaking at GMC this Wednesday, February 23, addressing the topic of student leadership and the responsibility it carries.

Mr. Doyle graduated from Bates College where he was co-captain of the men’s varsity basketball team. Mr. Doyle also served as a trustee at Bates College. He is a graduate of the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University. Mr. Doyle holds two honorary doctorates for his work in sports education.

Dr. Richard Lapchick, one our nation’s leading sports educators, has remarked, “Dan Doyle continues to do the most amazing work I know of in the world of sport. The sheer magnitude and depth of the programs Dan has put out and the writings he has produced have made a greater contribution to the world of sport than anybody I can think of.” General Colin Powell recently made the statement: “Dan Doyle and his team are on an historic mission toward world peace.”

This event will be taking place in the Gorge at 7:30 p.m. this Wednesday, February 23. Read more about Mr. Doyle here.



Storyteller Series at GMC
In a powerful blend of technique and soul, Tim Jennings and Leanne Ponder present traditional world folktales as duo narrative performance, interwoven with traditional Celtic music on harp and concertina. Popular in schools, colleges, and resorts around New England, Jennings and Ponder have been featured on VPR and have performed at major festivals across the U.S., including the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tenn.

Jennings earned wide acclaim as a modern master of traditional storytelling. Part old-time showman, part bard, part goofy uncle, he's made his whole living performing in front of all kinds of audiences since 1979. Sing Out! magazine once said of his work, "You cannot resist. From the first word, Jennings grabs you by the scruff of your imagination and throws you into his world.... He doesn't make the mistake of pretending to be a storyteller, he simply is one."

Ponder is an award-winning writer and poet whose works have appeared in Esquire, Story, The Transatlantic Review, and other magazines. She became a vibrant interpreter of Celtic harp music and world folktales, with a performance history that includes years of performing through the Shelburne Museum and the Vermont Department of the Humanities.

Jennings and Ponder will appear at GMC on Monday, February 28 at 7:30 in the Gorge. Check Jennings and Ponder out online at http://www.folktale.net



Celebrating 50 Years of the Peace Corps
Alumni, faculty and staff of Green Mountain College who are past volunteers in the Peace Corps, and those who are interested in learning more about the organization, will gather for a celebration at the Two Editors Inn in Poultney on March 1 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Founded by the late president John F. Kennedy in 1961, the Peace Corps is observing its 50th anniversary this year.

"The Peace Corps volunteer experience has influenced the lives of many people in Vermont, and we plan to celebrate this anniversary by recognizing volunteers connected to Green Mountain College," said Prof. Keith McDade (natural resource management). McDade was a volunteer in The Gambia, West Africa from 1993-1995. Current students and community members interested in learning more about the Peace Corps are invited.

There will be refreshments and informal talks about how experiences in the Peace Corps have impacted the lives of volunteers. Since 1961, over 200,000 Americans have joined the Peace Corps, serving in 139 countries.



ANNOUNCEMENTS

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 broccoloa@greenmtn.edu or Ryan Ihrke at ihrker@greenmtn.edu.

Healthy Relationships Group at Wellness Center
Relationships can be great, but can also be confusing at times. Students who wonder what exactly a healthy relationship is, how to communicate better in a relationship, or are confused about a relationship or even how to start one now have the opportunity to discuss, explore, and learn about relationships.

This group, which meets on Wednesdays from 4 – 5 p.m. over in the wellness center, is open to females only, and is completely confidential. Contact Wendy Belanger for more information at belangerw@greenmtn.edu

Staff and Faculty Appreciation Event
Join GMC for breakfast as we celebrate our faculty and staff. This year's annual Staff/Faculty Appreciation event is scheduled from 8:45 - 11 a.m. in the Dining Room of Withey Hall on Wednesday, February 23.

Please join us as we acknowledge the combined 245 years of service to our community.

Tiny Theatre Short Films
This Wednesday, February 23 at 7 p.m., Transition Poultney will be screening a series of brief videos that uncover the hidden inner workings of the mass consumer culture, exposes the drivers of the system, and makes it clear how we can help change the world by making small changes in our lives.

The aim of the transition movement is to equip communities for the dual challenges of climate change and peak oil. For more information, email Garnet Morgan at garnieman@gmail.com.

Stone Valley Community Market Benefit Evening
The Stone Valley Community Market is holding a re-skilling workshop, along with a potluck dinner and community discussion to raise funds for the soon-to-open food co-op.

There is no door charge, and donations will be accepted throughout the evening. Participants will also have the opportunity to join the co-op.

4pm - Re-Skilling Workshop: Make your own Herbal Salve for lips, hands, feet, or any part of your body that needs some natural care. The dry air of winter can be very damaging to your skin and with this salve you can treat yourself naturally and cheaply. Email morgang@greenmtn.edu to register, there is a $2 fee to cover materials.

5pm - Potluck Dinner: Show off your culinary creativity and bring a dish to share! If possible, bring your own dish/utensils to save disposable ones. A specially mixed hot tea will be provided by Herbal Tribe.

6pm - Community Discussion: How can Poultney strengthen its local food system?

7pm - Contra Dance: to the music of Atlantic Crossing, no experience necessary!

This event is brought to you by The New Folks traditional dance club and Transition Poultney. Contact Garnet Morgan at morgang@greenmtn.edu for more information.

Contra Dance at GMC
On Sunday, February 27, there will be a contra dance in the East Room featuring the Vermont band Atlantic Crossing.

Atlantic Crossing is a ‘New England roots music’ band, and has been playing traditional songs and acoustic instrumental music with deep Celtic roots for over 15 years.

There will be a beginner lesson from 7:30 – 8 p.m., and the dance will be from 8 – 11 p.m. Listen to Atlantic Crossing at http://www.atlanticcrossingvt.com

Museum of Natural History Trip
The Bio/Enviro club will be sponsoring a trip to the Museum of Natural History in New York City. The American Museum of Natural History is one of the largest and most celebrated museums in the world. Their collection contains over 32 million specimens, and the museum campus is located across from Central Park, spanning 25 interconnected buildings.

The informational meeting for this trip will be this Thursday, February 24 at 7 p.m. in the Gorge. Email Cassandra Joseph at josephc@greenmtn.edu with any questions.

Honors Tea Leadership Award Nominations
Nominations for the Honors Tea Leadership Award are now being accepted. With over eight categories for leadership awards, faculty and staff are invited to submit nominations for students and student groups. The 2011 Honors Tea Student Leadership Awards nomination form and a document describing leadership award categories can be found on MyGMC under ‘student involvement.’

Nominations will be accepted until Monday, March 21. Completed nominations can be dropped off at the student life office in Withey basement, or sent to Ryan Ihrke at ihrker@greenmtn.edu or Lisa Perry at perryl@greenmtn.edu.

Summer Farm Intensive Accepting Applications
The summer farm-life ecology intensive program is 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.

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 edwardss@greenmtn.edu, the director of the pre-law program for more information and to reserve a spot.



STAFF NOTES
Chris Marquart, director of student life, has been invited to attend the 2011 Mid-Level Institute conference. “Making the Most of the Middle” is scheduled for four days, one day in each of the months of March through June. The Mid Level Institute curriculum includes topics on budget management, navigating campus politics, strategic planning and assessment, legal issues and risk management, and current trends in higher education.

IN THIS ISSUE:
Dan Doyle to Visit GMC
Storyteller Series
50 Years of the Peace Corps
Staff Notes






WEEK AT A GLANCE

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21
Jazz Band
6 p.m., Ackley Stage

Poultney River Forum
6 p.m., East Room

Zumba
7 - 8 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22
Shakti Tribal Dance:
Open Practice

4 - 6 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

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

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23
Staff and Faculty Appreciation
8:45 - 11 a.m., Withey Dining Hall

Faculty Colloquium:
Nate Furman & Bruce Saxman

12 - 1 p.m., Terrace 124

Academic Skills Workshop
Effective College Writing with
Dr. Mary Pernal
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

Healthy Relationships
4 - 5 p.m.,
Wellness Center

Shakti Tribal Dance:
Beginners

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

The Story of Stuff”
(and other shorts)

7 p.m., Tiny Theatre

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

Dan Doyle
7:30 p.m., Gorge

Shakti Tribal Dance:
Advanced

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

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24
Massage Therapy & Reflexology
1 p.m. - 8 p.m.,
Wellness Center

Museum of Natural History Trip
Informational Meeting

7 p.m., Gorge

Relaxing Yoga
7 - 8 p.m.,
Wellness Center

FRIDAY, FEBRURARY 25
Shakti Tribal Dance:
Open Practice

4 - 6 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26
Battle of the Bands
8 p.m., Gorge

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27
Contra Dance
7:30 - 11 p.m., East Room