Art Exhibit Opening
Green Mountain College invites the public to an opening reception for an exhibit by Vermont artist, Jane Horner, on Thursday, March 8 from 4-6 p.m. at the Feick Arts Center. Horner's sculptural exhibit features pieces crafted from found objects in the natural and man-made realms. Vines, seed pods, palm grasses, hemp, copper and steel filament, tools and toys all recombine in new and beautiful ways in the assembly of her work. The exhibit will be open through March 31. The Feick Center is open weekdays from 1-5 p.m. and by appointment. For more information, call 802-287-8398.
Visual Writer Marjorie Ryerson
to Give Reading
Photographer, poet, journalist, and author Marjorie Ryerson will give a reading from her works on Thursday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the East Room of Withey Hall. Ryerson, who will be a visiting writer at Green Mountain College in 2007-08, is the author of Water Music and Companions for the Passage: Stories of the Intimate Privilege of Accompanying the Dying. Marjorie Ryerson is an award-winning professor, photographer, poet and journalist. Her photographs have appeared in such diverse publications as Vermont Life, The Boston Globe, Yankee, Country Living, and the photography books, The Vermont Experience, Vermont for Every Season and Water Music. As an art photographer, Ryerson has had numerous one-woman shows of her work. Her feature stories, news stories, photography and poetry have been published by magazines and newspapers across the Northeast for the past 25 years.
Ryerson taught writing and photography at Castleton State College from 1991 until 2005. She was selected as the Vermont State Colleges Faculty Fellow for the academic year 2000-2001, the highest honor awarded to a professor in the Vermont State College system.
GMC Featured in University Business Magazine
Green Mountain College is included in an article by James Martin and James Samels describing American colleges and universities that offer their students outdoor learning experiences. The article mentions GMC’s accreditation by the National Recreation and Park Association as well as membership in the Eco League. The article also mentions the College’s niche programs in Resort Management and Adventure Recreation. Click here for the full article online.
Model UN at Harvard
This past weekend a delegation of 9 GMC students attended the Harvard National Model United Nations (HNMUN) representing the country of Suriname. Celebrating its 53rd year, brings together approximately 2500 students from around the world for 4 days at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel. HNMUN serves as a forum in which students can meet to discuss the greatest challenges facing the world today, in fields ranging from international peace and security to economic and social progress and human rights. GMC was represented by a group of students that included with advisor, Prof. Joel Shapiro. The model UN group is hoping the project will become a permanent activity at GMC and invites more participation from students in the coming years. For more information, contact GMC student Laura Restrepo.
GMC Earns EPA Recognition for Cow Power
Green Mountain College has been recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Partnership program for its commitment to purchase more than half of its electricity from Central Vermont Public Service’s Cow Power program. This is a voluntary program intended to increase awareness and use of green power among leading U.S. organizations. Because GMC's renewable energy purchase accounts for such a high percentage of its overall electricity consumption the College has been listed as a member of the Green Power Leadership Club, a designation reserved for those Partners who significantly exceed minimum enrollment requirements.
Prof. Jim Harding (Natural Resources Management) has been elected Secretary of the Green Mountain Division of the Society of American Foresters (term began 1/1/07). As a result Harding serves on this organization's Executive Committee. On Friday 2/2/07 the group held a legislative breakfast in Montpelier for assorted Senators and House Members. Governor Douglas was also in attendance. This organization is devoted to advancing the business of forestry in the state of Vermont. They hold quarterly meetings and organize technical sessions dealing with topics such as Forest Tent Caterpillers, Silviculture Treatments, Managing Forests for Wildlife, etc.
Harding has also been appointed the Forest Science Coordinator for the New England Society of American Foresters (two-year term began 1/1/07). This is also an Executive Committee appointment. Harding’s role in this organization is to disseminate science in the formation of policy and to develop themes for a quarterly newsletter. Harding has taken a leadership role in organizing the Annual Winter Meeting to be held this March in Fairlee, Vermont.
Harding was also elected to a 2-year term as Chair of the Society of American Forester's Working Group on Recreation. He'll be responsible for organizing technical sessions related to forest recreation and public lands management for the 2007 National Convention in Portland, Oregon in October.
Prof. Jennifer Baker (Arts & Sciences) will spend a week at the University of Oklahoma beginning March 19 to participate in a workshop for Facial Reconstruction Sculpture. Often referred to as "Forensic Sculpture," this process employs facial reconstruction on a skull for forensic identification, but facial reconstruction also has museum, portrait sculpture and law enforcement applications.