West African Culture Featured in New Feick Exhibit
The West African country of Niger serves as inspiration for a new exhibit opening at Green Mountain College’s Feick Fine Arts Center this week.
“Balepate” features mixed media imagery from artist Gretchen Beck, chair of the art department at Concordia University in Irvine, Cal. An artist reception will be held March 5 from 4 – 6 p.m. in the Feick Fine Arts Center. Beck will host a lecture from 3 - 4 p.m. Both the reception and lecture are free and open to the public. more...
Basketball Teams End Season in NAC Semi Final Round
The men's and women's basketball teams made the trek to Maine last weekend for NAC post-season play but came up short against top-seeded teams, ending their seasons in the semifinal round. Two Eagles earned spots on the all-tournament teams.
The men dropped a 84-90 decision to top-ranked Thomas College. Rui Carmo had a team high 21 points and 11 rebounds. Fabian Ferreira contributed 20 points and Gerard Johnson chipped in with 18 points and five rebounds. Rich Bailey earned a spot on the all-tournament team.
On the women's side, the number one-seeded Husson University team used their depth to notch a 79-60 win in their home gym in Bangor, Maine. Green Mountain College was led by Brittany Holden who scored 15 points while playing all 40 minutes. Molly Harper added 13 while Natalie Clark and Christina Chamberlin each had 11. Brittany represented GMC on the all-tournament team.
Trio of Events to Focus on Gender & Sexuality
On March 19 and 20, the topics of women, gender and sexuality take center stage for several events and performances.
Dale Allen, a veteran actress and playwright who has earned acclaim for her ability to connect with her audiences through character portrayals, song, comedy, history, myth, art and artifacts, will present her one-woman show “In Our Right Minds” in Ackley Theater on March 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Her performance guides women to their strength as leaders and men to “strength without armor,” restoring in both men and women the validity of right-brain intelligence. She has presented it to scores of receptive audiences nationwide at universities, conferences, corporations, theaters and holistic learning centers.
Also on Thursday, the annual Green Mountain College Feminist Fair will be held in Withey Hall. Clubs, classes and individuals are slated to host booths and tables from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. with displays centered on topics related to women, gender and sexuality.
On the evening of Friday, March 20, the coffee house hosts an art exhibit focused on gender and sexuality. Submissions in all media will be accepted until March 14.
Green Mountain Named to Community Service Honor Roll
The Corporation for National and Community Service recently honored Green Mountain College with a place on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts and service to America’s communities.
“Green Mountain College has always believed service learning is an integral part of its curriculum,” said Green Mountain College President Paul J. Fonteyn. “We’re pleased to receive this national recognition for our efforts in connecting students and faculty to Poultney and surrounding communities here in Rutland County.” more…
GMC's Forestry Club recently visited Merck Forest and Farmland Center in Rupert, Vt., to help tap trees and set lines for the upcoming maple sugaring season. Jesse Pyles, co-director of Merck's stewardship field program and GMC's former service learning and sustainability coordinator, hosted a tapping and sugaring workshop.
Club members who made the trip include Aja Ewing, Erin Hardy, Luca Neugebauer, Elissa Fiore, Chuck Domenie, Sam Steria, Mary Beth Dewey, Micaiah Wronkoski, Steve Braunius, Rose Robitaille, Elana Israel, and Ian Foertsch.
Central Vermont Outdoor Job Fair Comes to GMC
GMC’s Withey Hall is slated to host the Central Vermont Outdoor Job Fair on March 18, allowing students the opportunity to learn about job opportunities and meet professionals in the field. From 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., potential employers will be available to talk with students about internships, summer jobs and full-time work. Represented markets include ski resorts, outfitter/guide services, wilderness therapy, summer camps, environmental education centers, retail shops, clubs and national organizations.
The fair is sponsored by GMC's Office of Career Services, Academic Adventure Program and Adventure Programming Office (GreenMAP).
GMC Skiers Earn Spots on All Conference Team
Two GMC skiers - senior Michael Weinberg and sophomore Amanda Malkin - have been named to the ECSC All-Thompson Division Team.
Weinberg, a Stamford, N.Y. native, earned the fifth spot on the all conference team. He led the Eagles squad to fifth and ninth place finishes at Bromley Mountain in January, and finished in the top ten in several races including two seventh place finishes at the Dartmouth Skiway. Malkin recorded her best finish this season in the Thompson Division giant slalom at Dartmouth Skiway, coming in 5th place. She was named to 15th place on the All-Thompson Division Team.
Writers the Focus for Upcoming Film Fest
The Writers Over the Edge Film Fest begins on Wednesday, March 18 with a screening of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas at 7 p.m. in the Coffee House. The fest, sponsored by the GMC English, Writing and Communication Program, continues on Wednesdays through the spring semester. Additional screenings include:
April 1: Naked Lunch
April 15: Henry and June
May 6: Basketball Diaries
FACULTY & STUDENT NOTES
Prof. Sam Edwards (environmental science) recently had a chapter he authored republished in a four volume set titled Electronic Business: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications. The chapter is titled “Doing International Business Online for the Small and Medium Enterprise.” Click here to read the publication.
Eleven GMC students and Prof. Thayer Raines (recreation and outdoor studies) recently visited Smuggler's Notch to complete the requirements for the Avalanche Level 1 Certification Course. Because GMC is an affiliate institution of the National Ski Patrol (NSP), students enrolled in the REC3007 Essentials of Mountain Travel course are able to obtain this certification after completion of snow pit stability analysis, transceiver search, and a simulated mock rescue scenario in avalanche terrain. Smuggler's Notch is one of only three locations in the Northeast that have avalanche conditions suitable to meet the requirements of the NSP for the conduct of certification courses. Two GMC students plan to attend the Level II certification course March 19-22 at Whiteface Mountain, N.Y. Thayer will be presenting at the Level 2 course on the topic of human factors that contribute to avalanche hazard.
Prof. Karen Swyler (fine arts) has her work featured in an exhibit titled "Abstraction" at Santa Fe Clay in Santa Fe, N.M. The show runs from February 27 - March 28.