'Promises Kept,' art by Liza Myers will be on display in the Feick March 18 - April 15. See story

Left to right: Dick Gray, Kimberly Crank, Courtney Perry, and Sarah Gastler install a new roof.
On a Mission
by Joe Petrick
A group of 24 volunteers from Green Mountain College, Poultney, and nearby Wells traveled in close company to Kentucky and spent spring break at the Red Bird Mission in Clay County doing community service.

Eleven GMC students raised a portion of the $600 per person needed for the trip and the GMC Student Senate, parishioners from area churches, and individuals from the community contributed the rest. Half of the money raised went to supplies for fixing up the homes of people the students came to help.

Joining in the effort was President Paul Fonteyn and his wife, Marsha, GMC trustee Rene Wilbur, and Joe Petrick, Vice President of Student Life. Dick Gray and Earl Adams--skilled carpenters from the area—and individuals from several local churches joined in the mission to help roof a home, rebuild a bathroom, install new windows and doors, build a stoop, and more. Pastor Dave Adams of the Poultney United Methodist Church was the “hidden hand” who regularly reached out to volunteers and did yeomen’s work in planning the trip. His wife, Lynn, a registered nurse, also made the trip and helped keep the group safe and healthy. more...

Faculty Colloquium Series:
Jacob Park

Prof. Jacob Park (business, economics) will be discussing his sabbatical research sojourns at Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla., INSEAD Business School, and the Oxford University Smith School of Enterprise and Environment.

Park’s colloquium will be this Wednesday, March 23 from 12 – 1 p.m. in Terrace 124.

Brandon Artist Liza Myers Opens
New Exhibition at Feick Center

"Promises Kept," a multimedia exhibition by Brandon artist Liza Myers, is now on display at Green Mountain College's Feick Fine Arts Center. A reception for the artist will be held at the Feick on Friday, March 25 from 5-7 p.m.

Myers refers to herself as a citizen of the western hemisphere, having lived, studied and traveled on both continents and beyond. "Visionary realism" is the term she uses to describe her paintings, using information from acute examination of the natural world to create a personal reality.

"Promises Kept" features lushly colorful acrylic paintings and ceramic sculpture.

Feick hours are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and Tuesday and Thursday from 12-6 p.m. The Feick is open to the public and there is no admission charge. "Promises Kept" will be on display from March 18-April 15. more...

Stephen Kiernan: Authentic Patriotism
Vermont author Stephen Kiernan will present a public talk titled Authentic Patriotism in Ackley Hall on March 24 at 7 p.m.

Author of Last Rights: Rescuing the End of Life from the Medical System and a new book Authentic Patriotism: Restoring America's Founding Ideals Through Selfless Action, Kiernan will visit classes throughout the day at the College before the public lecture.

In his latest book, Kiernan urges Americans to take on the challenges facing our society by telling the stories of everyday heroes who are reshaping society. Patriotism, Kiernan argues, transcends flag waving and political posturing, and lies instead in our service to each other and our willingness to sacrifice for the sake of our country and its people.

"Authentic Patriotism is the story of those people whom you have never heard of, but who are most responsible for the greatness of America," wrote former Vermont governor Howard Dean. more...

CVPS Receives Engaged Community Partner Award
CVPS’s Cow Power Program has been selected as Green Mountain College’s recipient of the Vermont Campus Compact 2011 Engaged Community Partner Award.

This award is given to one community partner (individual or organization) per VCC member campus that has worked to support the civic mission of their partnering campus. Community partners are vital links for engaging campuses and students with communities to meet critical needs. This award is intended to recognize a community partner’s involvement with the campus community.

Vermont Campus Compact will be honoring GMC and CVPS in a ceremony, which will be attended by Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin, and will applaud the efforts and impact of Vermont students and institutions of higher education on improving the lives of Vermonters and citizens worldwide.


SAAC ‘Bowl-A-Thon’
The Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is holding a 'bowl-a-thon' at the Fair Haven Lanes to benefit the Special Olympics. It is $10 for shoes and 2 or 3 games. Half the money goes to Special Olympics. Contact Jen Heath at heathj@greenmtn.edu for more information.

Eco League Informational Meeting
Are you interested in going on an Eco League exchange to one of our four partner schools (Northland College, College of the Atlantic, Alaska Pacific University, or Prescott College)? Did you know you could study abroad through the Eco League? Find out more about exciting Eco League opportunities at an informational meeting Wednesday, March 23 at 7:00 p.m. in Terrace 122.

This meeting will be of interest to all students, not just those planning an exchange for next fall. If you do want to go on an exchange next semester, please come to the meeting to get your application. For more information, contact Mark Jordan at jordanm@greenmtn.edu.

Red Cross Blood Drive in the Gorge
On Monday, March 21 from 12-5 p.m., the Red Cross will be holding a blood drive in the Gorge. Winter has impacted the Red Cross’ blood supply, and there is a critical need for donors.

R.A. Interest Meeting
There will be an R.A. interest meeting this Wednesday, March 23 at 7 p.m. in the Moses Writers Lounge for students interested in becoming Resident Assistants.

GreenMAP Trip Registrations
Registration opens Monday, March 21 for the following GreenMAP trip:

White Mountains Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding
Access some of the best backcountry terrain in the east! Participants must be able to ski black diamond trails with confidence.

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

Adventure Recreation Floor Gear Sale
The Adventure Recreation Floor will be holding their annual gear sale this weekend in Withey Lobby as part of open house weekend. The gear sale is a great place to find skis, boots, clothing, and other outdoor gear at a decent price, and is an opportunity for students who have unwanted gear to make some money.

Students who are interested in selling gear at the sale should contact Summer Reed at reeds@greenmtn.edu for more information.

Cerridwen Farm CSA Memberships Now Available
Cerridwen Farm is now signing up members for its CSA for the 2011 season. CSA members will receive 20 weeks of sustainably produced fresh veggies grown by Bill, Lou, and hard-working GMC students. Tomatoes from the new solar-heated high tunnels will be available by early July. Also, raw milk is back and available for $4, plus a $2 jar deposit.

Joining the CSA helps support research and education in small-scale, sustainable farming. Semester-only shares are also available. To become a member, simply fill out a small brochure here.


Prof. Jacob Park (business, economics), along with academic scholars based in Norway, South Africa, Brazil, India, and other countries, co-authored an article “When not every response to climate change is a good one: Identifying principles for sustainable adaptation” in Climate and Development, journal 3 (2011) 7–20. This article as well as the editorial that accompanies the special issue of the journal can be read here.
Red Bird Mission Trip
'Promises Kept' in the Feick
Author Stephen Kiernan at GMC
Faculty Notes

Women's Softball
3/24, 3 & 5 p.m. at Sage
3/27, 1 & 3 p.m. vs. Becker

Mixed Tennis
3/25, 5 p.m. vs. Castleton
3/26, 1 p.m. vs. Lyndon State

Men's Lacrosse
3/26, 1 p.m. at Daniel Webster
3/27, 2:30 p.m. at Rivier

Women's Lacrosse
3/26, 11 a.m. at Husson
3/27, 12 p.m. at Rivier


Red Cross Blood Drive
12 - 5 p.m., Gorge

Jazz Band
6 p.m., Ackley Stage

7 - 8 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

Shakti Tribal Dance:
Open Practice

4 - 6 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.,
Fair Haven Lanes

Faculty Colloquium:
Jacob Park

12 - 1 p.m., Terrace 124

Academic Skills Workshop
Computer Applications:
1 - 2 p.m., PC Lab
Griswold Library

Academic Skills Workshop
Managing Academic Stress
1 - 2 p.m., Chapel

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:

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

SOAR Workshop:
Managing Academic Stress

6 p.m.,
Special Collections Room
Griswold Library

Eco League Meeting
7 p.m., Terrace 122

R.A. Interest Meeting
7 p.m., Writers Lounge

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

Intermediate Vinyasa Flow Yoga
5:15 - 6:15 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

Stephen Kiernan:
Authentic Patriotism

7 p.m., Ackley Hall

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

Fem Fair
11 - 2 p.m., Withey Lobby

Guided Meditation
3:30 - 4 p.m., Chapel

Shakti Tribal Dance:
Open Practice

4 - 6 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

Feick Artist Reception
5 - 7 p.m., Feick Art Center

6 - 8 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

Spring Open House
8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.,

LSAT Study Workshop
10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Ackley 102