David Dunn, Cow Power project manager for Central Vermont Public Service, received one of the Engaged Community Partner awards, and Robbie Leeds ’11 received the Commitment to Service and Engagement award.

Young Alum Farm and Food Panel
Green Mountain College’s Fifth Annual Young Alumni Weekend begins Friday, April 15, which is just about the time the College’s Cerridwen Farm is preparing for another planting season.

Many GMC graduates have gone into sustainable farming for a living—and as a way of life. Some of these entrepreneurs will be returning to the College to discuss their perspectives on the slow food movement and the importance of growing food safely and sustainably at a panel discussion Friday, April 15 from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Gorge, Withey Hall. The public is invited to attend. more...

Kerry Woods to Speak at GMC
Kerry Woods has taught ecology, evolution, and environmental studies at Bennington since 1986. He has studied the ecology of forests and forested landscapes of the Great Lakes region and the northeast for over 35 years.

On Tuesday, April 12 at 6:30 in Ackley Hall, Woods will be giving a lecture titled “Imagined Forests: Concepts, Preconceptions, and Realities of Old-Growth.” This talk will be drawn particularly on long-term research on permanent study plots in old-growth forests in northern Michigan.

Woods has published in a wide array of ecological journals and serves as an editor for journals of the Ecological Society of America and the International Association for Vegetation Science.

He chaired the Professional Ethics Committee of the ESA, and was Program Chair for the joint annual meetings of the ESA and the International Society for Ecological Restoration in 2007. He has been a Bullard Fellow at Harvard Forest, Visiting Sabbatical Fellow at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, and a visiting Professor with the Central European University.

Currently, he is the director of science for the field station of the Huron Mountain Wildlife Foundation in Big Bay, Mich.

The presentation is part of Green Mountain College’s Spring Science Series developed by the biology and chemistry departments. Future programs include:

History of Vermont Forests: Lessons to be Learned for the Future Presented by Lauren D. Howard, Ph.D. Professor of biology, Norwich University April 15, 3 p.m., Terrace Hall, Room 121

Does Climate Change Favor Invasive Species?
Cascade Sorte, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts-Boston, Environmental Earth and Ocean Sciences Department April 26, 4 p.m., Ackley Hall, Room 334

Bubriski Publishes New Photo Book
Professor Kevin Bubriski came to Nepal at the age of 20 as a Peace Corps volunteer and stayed for five years, working in remote regions of the country. The experience left an indelible impression. "I love Nepali food, going to Swayambhu, walking through the old cities of Kathmandu,” he said. “My most-formative years were spent there, so it’s very much a part of who I am.”

Nepal has also been a big source of inspiration for his work as a photographer. Earlier collections including Portrait of Nepal, consisting of images taken in the 1990s, include panoramic views of the natural and built landscape. "Perhaps the most extraordinary photos, however, are the seemingly simple portraits," writes Toby Alice Volkman, Program Officer of the Education, Media, Arts and Culture Program of The Ford Foundation. more...

Storyteller Series:
Manitonquat (Medicine Story)

Manitonquat (Medicine Story), a storyteller, an elder, and a keeper of the lore of the Assonet Band of the Wampanoag Nation of Massachusetts will be speaking at GMC on Monday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Gorge.

He is the author of eight published books, and is a former columnist and poetry editor for the internationally acclaimed journal Akwesasne Notes. He has also edited Heritage, a journal of Native American liberation. He directs a program for Native prisoners in 7 prisons, is advisor to The Nature School in Greenville, NH, and leads international family tribal living summer camps in 5 European countries with his wife Ellika.

The Disc Stops Here
By Darryl Bray
It's spring time again, which means everyone emerging from their dorms after what seemed to be a never-ending winter. Spring also means it is time for the Flying Squirrels Ultimate Frisbee Team's Tournament, ‘The Disc Stops Here.’ A great time for everyone involved, giving members of the GMC community a chance to stretch their legs, get some fresh air and enjoy some friendly, semi competitive sports.

The Flying Squirrels have invited 6 teams to come participate in the event, with some coming from Vermont and New York, but others coming from as far as North Carolina. Also, GMC's own Fallen Squirrels alumni team will be fielding a team in efforts to teach our current players how Ultimate is really played.

The Tournament is and has always been open to any and all GMC students who wish to play in it. The games will be held on the practice fields near the farm and will run from 9:30 a.m. till 12:45 p.m., and then from 3 p.m. till 5:30 p.m. Come on down to play, watch, cheer, heckle, or just see what ridiculous costumes the teams come up with. Email Darryl Bray at ultimate@greenmtn.edu for more details and to sign up for a team.

Green Job Corps Attend
Leadership Session

The Green Job Corps managers attended a peer leadership training session led by Justin Garritt of Castleton State College on March 30.

The training covered strategies to address the challenges of managing peers in a supervisory role. Green Job Corps Managers have been working throughout the year to emphasize the work their departments do to enhance the triple bottom line at GMC, and to create opportunities to work collaboratively to increase the effectiveness of work study positions.

Learn more about the Green Job Corps here.

GMC Receives
'Heart of Green' Award

TheDailyGreen.com has announced that Green Mountain College has won a 2011 'Heart of Green' Award as America's greenest small college. TheDailyGreen.com, part of Hearst Magazine's Digital Media, celebrates Earth Month every year with its Heart of Green awards in 18 categories.

"Our winners represent some of the breakthrough people, places, products and ideas that are making a real difference in real people's lives," said Dan Shapley, senior editor of TheDailyGreen.com. A hearty congratulations to all our nominees, and our very deserving winners."

The complete list of Editor's and People's Choice winners for each category can be found here.

GMC at Vermont Campus
Sustainability Network Meeting

On Monday, March 28, representatives from Sustainability Offices state-wide gathered at GMC for the bi-annual Vermont Campus Sustainability Network Meeting.

The event, which focused on "Building Local Partnerships" was sponsored by Efficiency Vermont. Sustainability staff and faculty members from UVM, Vermont Tech, Bennington College, Saint Michael's College, Champlain College, Middlebury, Lyndon State, and GMC participated.


Slate Valley Community Coalition Service Day
The Slate Valley Community Coalition is organizing its annual spring service day on Saturday, April 16 from 12 – 4 p.m.

The coalition is made of members from GMC and Castleton State College, along with several other local organizations.

Projects include painting the Poultney Senior Center, preparing the Poultney community garden, cleaning up the Lake St. Catherine state park, spring cleanup at Hubbardton Battlefield, and several other projects.

Signups will be from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. in Withey Lobby. For more information, email Sue Sutheimer at sutheimers@greenmtn.edu.

Community Dinner
On Tuesday, April 12, the Food, Society, and Environment class will be sponsoring a community dinner in cooperation with Chartwells. They are asking for student assistance to make this happen.

Students on meal plans are asked to give up their dinner for Tuesday, April 12 at Chartwells. Dinners given up will be served to deserving guests from the Poultney community.

Contact Vangie Blust at blustv@greenmtn.edu for more information.

Tires, Tubes, and Patches Clinic
On Wednesday, April 13 from 4:30 – 6 p.m. in front of Withey Hall, the GMC bike shop will be holding a clinic on tires, tubes, and patches. They will teach the basics of one of the most frequent trailside problems – flat tires.

Drop-ins are welcome. Weather location will be in the GMC bike shop located in the basement of Dunton.

Wellness Fair at GMC
This year's Wellness Fair will be held in Withey Lobby from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. this Thursday, April 14.

The Wellness Fair provides an opportunity for area practitioners and vendors to showcase alternative approaches to health and well-being.

At the fair, students will find valuable information on a variety of wellness topics, including chiropractic care, spiritual guidance, earth medicine, crystal and gem therapy, and natural food and beauty products. Trial treatments, chair massage, samples and demonstrations will be available along with natural remedies, beeswax products, and healthy snacks.

The Wellness Fair is free of charge and open to the public. For more information or to reserve a table, contact Jane Allen at 287-8376 or email at allenj@greenmtn.edu.

Visual Arts Internship Presentations
Internship presentations for visual arts students will be held this Thursday, April 14 at 6:30 p.m. in Griswold 002. Presenters are Kellen Buckley, Brenton Dupee, Siobhan Peters, Allison Sasso, and Maggie Sherer.

Lauren D. Howard to Speak at GMC
Lauren D. Howard, professor of biology with a specialization in plant taxonomy and forest ecology at Norwich University will be holding a lecture titled “History of Vermont Forests: Lessons to be Learned for the Future" on Friday, April 15 at 3 p.m. in Terrace 121.

Richardson Conference Room Renovations
Alumni Board members will be on campus April 11-17 to renovate the Richardson House conference room. Improvements will include new ceiling lights and fresh paint. Stop by to see the changes and say hello to these devoted volunteers.

Brunnenburg Information Session
The GMC at Brunnenburg, Italy information session for the March 1-May 31, 2012 semester will be held on Wednesday, April 20, at 4 p.m. in Terrace 124. Philosophy professor Steven Fesmire will lead the 2012 semester.

For more information on GMC’s biennial semester at Brunnenberg Castle in the Italian Alps, contact Professor Mitch LesCarbeau (leader of the 2010 semester), Professor Philip Ackerman-Leist, or any student who has lived at the castle in 2008 or 2010. Admission is selective, by application. The application period will be early fall 2011. For a short video of the 2008 semester led by Professor John Van Hoesen, click here.

Feick Brunch Event
This Saturday, April 16 at 10 a.m., there will be a brunch at the Feick to help fund the Gallery Curating and Management class. The brunch is a by-donation event open to all, and children under 3 eat for free. There will be beverages and local foods including baked goods, eggs, quiche, and more. Fun activities will be held throughout the morning for all kids who attend.

Arty Soup Event
On Saturday, April 16 from 1 – 3 p.m. on Cerridwen Farm, students will be holding a fundraiser for the Poultney High School art department, and will be selling ceramic bowls with soup, bread, and drinks. For more information, contact Frank Riley at rileyf@greenmtn.edu.

Jon Chrystal at the Tiny Theatre
On Wednesday, April 13 at 3 p.m. in the Tiny Theatre, the Business & Economics Society Club will be hosting Jon Crystal, the executive director of the Vermont Employee Ownership Center.

Chrystal will be discussing the question of ‘is employee-ownership the future of business?

This event is free and open to the public.


The education department took six students to a conference in Williamstown, Mass. on April 6. The conference, titled Effectively Teaching Arithmetic to Elementary Children, was lead by Mahesh Sharma, an expert in the field of teaching mathematics to elementary age children. Jim Wright and Rommy Fuller accompanied the students who are all enrolled in the six credit linked course block for elementary education majors.

Students Arielle Antosca, Jamie Cunningham, Jennifer Heumann, Alaina Killion, and Calvin Linder completed two service-learning workshops for at-risk teens from Eckerd Youth Alternatives Camp E-Wan-Akee on March 31. The workshops were developed as part of the REC 3072: Practical Applications of Therapeutic Adventure course taught by Dr. Thayer Raines.

Prof. Thayer Raines (youth development & camp management) presented a workshop entitled "Kids, Camps, and College: Making Connections through Service Learning" at the 90th Annual Conference of the New England Section of the American Camp Association held at the Manchester Convention & Expo Center of New Hampshire, March 25 & 26. The workshop described the one-week residential service learning project where GMC students served as volunteer Outdoor Educators for the Greater Albany YMCA Camp Chingachgook on Lake George, New York.

Prof. Jacob Park presented a paper titled “Responsible Investing 3.0: Understanding the Environmental, Social, and Governance Context of Emerging Markets” at the Country Management: Strategy, Operations and Leadership in Emerging and Frontier Economies Conference at Tufts University’s Fletcher School Center for Emerging Market Enterprises. The conference agenda and the list of speakers can be found here

Adjunct professor Cairn Cross, who is teaching a new venture creation and entrepreneurship class in the RHM program this semester, will be honored by the U.S. Small Business Administration as the National Financial Services Champion at Small Business Week ceremonies in Washington, DC, May 18-20. Read more here.

Prof. Heather Keith (philosophy) presented her paper "Pragmatist-Feminists Gone Wild: Addams, Noddings, and a Relational Approach to Environmental Ethics" at the annual meeting of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy in Spokane, Wash., March 10-12.

Prof. Steven Fesmire (philosophy, environmental studies) presented his paper "Ecological Imagination in Moral Education, East and West" at the annual meeting of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy in Spokane, Wash., March 10-12. Fesmire also presented a paper as part of a panel discussion with psychologist Roger Fouts, director of the Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institute at Central Washington University.

Svea Miller, Learning Center Associate, had an article published in the Winter 2011 Learning Assistance Association of New England (LAANE) newsletter. The title of the article was “Developing a Successful College Peer Tutoring Program.” The article was based on a presentation Svea did in October of 2010 at the annual LAANE conference. The article can be found on the LAANE website.

Prof. Sam Edwards (environmental studies, law and policy) presented his paper, "Protecting Environmental and Cultural Property: Legal Theories for Valuation of Environmental and Cultural Property in Micronesia", at the 65th annual New York Political Science Association annual conference at Niagara University on April 8.
Young Alum Farm & Food Panel
Kerry Woods at GMC
Bubriski Publishes New Book
Faculty/Staff/Student Notes

Women's Softball
4/13, 3:30 & 5:30 p.m. at Johnson State
4/14, 3:30 & 5:30 p.m. at Fisher
4/16, 2 & 4 p.m. at Thomas
4/17, 12 & 2 p.m. at Maine-Farmington

Mixed Tennis
4/16, 1 p.m. at Lyndon State
4/17, 1 p.m. at RPI

Men's Lacrosse
4/16, 1 p.m. vs. Maine-Farmington
4/17, 12 p.m. vs. Thomas

Women's Lacrosse
4/16, 12 p.m. at Thomas
4/17, 12 p.m. at Maine-Farmington


Jazz Band
6 p.m., Ackley Stage

7 - 8 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

Manitonquat (Medicine Story)
7:30 p.m., Gorge

Shakti Tribal Dance:
Open Practice

4 - 6 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

Community Dinner
4:30 p.m., Withey Dining Hall

Kerry D. Woods:
Imagined Forests

6:30 p.m., Ackley Hall

Faculty Colloquium:
Sue Sutheimer
12 - 1 p.m., Terrace 124

Academic Skills Workshop:
College Substance Use 101

1 - 2 p.m., Learning Center
Griswold Library

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

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

Jon Chrystal
3 p.m., Tiny Theatre

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

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

Bike Clinic:
Tires, Tubes, and Patches

4:30 – 6 p.m., Withey Hall

Shakti Tribal Dance:

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

SOAR Workshop:
Personal Money Matters

6 p.m., Dickgeisser Classroom

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

Shakti Tribal Dance:

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

Wellness Fair
10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Withey Hall

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

Vinyasa Flow Yoga

5:15 - 6:15 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

Visual Arts Internship

6:30 p.m., Griswold 002

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

Progressive Program
Information Meeting

7 p.m., Writers Lounge

New Folks Beginner
Improvisational Contact Dance

8:30 - 9:30 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

Young Alum Event
12 – 9 p.m., GMC Campus

Lauren D. Howard
3 p.m., Terrace 121

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

Young Alum Farm Panel
3:30 – 5 p.m., Gorge

Shakti Tribal Dance:
Open Practice

4 - 6 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

6 - 8 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

Senior Exhibition:
Scott Preavy

6 - 8 p.m., Surdam

Feick Brunch
10 a.m., Feick Center

Young Alum Event
10 a.m. – 10 p.m., GMC Campus

SVCC Service Day
10 – 4 p.m., Withey Hall

Arty Soup
1 – 3 p.m., Cerridwen Farm

Spring Concert: RJD2
7 p.m., Moses Lawn

Young Alum Event
11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.,
GMC Campus