Nick Rushford ’14 climbs Frosted Mug (5.9) near Chapel Pond in New York State’s Adirondack Mountains as part of the adventure education fall block course.

Adventure Ed Students Explore the Region’s Mountains
Every sophomore in the adventure education program will participate in either the fall or spring block course, though the course is far from your typical class. This semester, students will spend 45 days in the backcountry of the Adirondacks, the Green Mountains, and the White Mountains.

So far, students have completed an 11-day rock climbing camp in the Adirondacks, and a five-day whitewater rafting section on the North Hudson River. Today, they leave for a five-day mountain biking section on the Kingdom Trails of Northeast Vermont.

Students participate in and learn how to facilitate rock climbing, whitewater rafting, mountain biking, whitewater kayaking, and backpacking, which in turn prepares them for a professional career guiding trips or running their own business.

In addition, students participate in a three-day diversity and inclusion seminar taught by Aparna Rajagopal-Durbin, the diversity and inclusion coordinator for the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), which is a highly-respected institution in the outdoor education field. When not in the field, students take classes on a normal schedule, such as Foundations of Adventure Education and Group Processing and Facilitation.

Bread and Puppet Theater coming to GMC
Bread & Puppet is a politically radical, ‘cheap art’ puppet theater, active since the 1960’s during protests against the Vietnam War. The name is derived from the group’s practice of giving out free bread during performances. An exciting and often controversial show, this isn’t an ordinary puppet performance. With figures standing almost six feet tall, this local theater troupe has been exciting crowds for more than 50 years.

According to the Bread & Puppet website, the Cheap Art movement was launched in 1982 by the theater in direct response to the business of art and its growing appropriation by the corporate sector.

Cheap Art hopes to reestablish the appreciation of artistic creation by making it available to a wider audience and inspire anyone to revel in an art making process that is not subject to academic approval or curatorial acceptance.

On Friday, September 30 at 7:30 p.m. in Ackley Theater, Bread & Puppet will be performing “Man = Carrot Circus”. Make sure to stop by for a one-of-a-kind show.

GMC to Host Graduate School Fair & Peace Corp Visit
Representatives of 16 colleges and universities will be at Green Mountain College Tuesday, September 27 from 11 a.m-1:30 p.m. in the College’s Withey Hall Lobby to speak with those interested in finding out more about graduate degree programs in the region. That same evening, representatives from the Peace Corps will hold a discussion at 6 p.m. in the East Room, Withey Hall. Adults interested in discovering more about service in the Peace Corp are invited.

Schools attending the fair include Antioch University of New England, Goddard College, Green Mountain College, Massachusetts School of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, New England College, Pace Law School, Peace Corps, Prescott College, Ross University, SIT Graduate School, SUNY Oneonta, SUNY Plattsburgh, Union Institute and University, University of New Haven, Utica College, Vermont Law School and Wheelock College.

For more information, please contact Renee Beaupre-White.

Career Services Fall Open House Helps Parents and Students
By Bruna Lobato '15
Last Friday, September 23, students and parents stopped by the Career Services Fall Open House in Griswold Library. Renee Beaupre-White, director of Career Services, said that many students who have asked for assistance in career exploration through online assignments provided by Career Services ended up being more certain of the career path they wanted to follow.

Career services resources include individual counseling, alumni career network, job and internship postings, information on how to apply to graduate school, job search engines by area, résumé and cover letter assistance, and workshops on how to do well in job interviews.

During the open house, students were asked ‘what is the best career advice you’ve ever received?’ Most students responded with “follow your passion” or “what you love and do well.” Senior student Tori Knoss said, “The best career advice I’ve ever received was ‘go to Career Services to talk to Renee!’”

In the career services office, a quote by poet Mary Oliver is written as inspiration. It reads, “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” Starting to plan a career in college can be very fruitful and make a huge difference in the future. For more information on how you can start planning your career now, visit the career services website.

Members of the College's DREAM club offer up a spicy variety at the Poultney Chili Cook-off.
Family and Friends a Big Weekend for GMC
Over the weekend, GMC was well represented at the 22nd annual Poultney Rotary Club Chili Cookoff held Saturday, September 24 in downtown Poultney. Always a popular event, the Rotary Club sells around 850 cups of chili for its annual fundraiser. This year, eighteen contestants served up a variety of chili, ranging from vegetarian to meat and spice. Various clubs on campus joined the fun and friendly competition, serving up their secret recipes in hopes of winning first in one of the chili prize categories.

The GMC Eagles also had a busy schedule, with the men's soccer team defeating the visiting Colby-Sawyer College Chargers in their NAC home opener 2-0. Junior Chris Gaskin put the Eagles in front in the 11th minute when he fired a ball past Chargers keeper Nick Austin from twenty-two yards out on the right side.

In the second half, Charly Thevenau took a well placed ball from Matt Porter at the edge of the box and lashed a ball past Austin to put the Eagles in front 2-0. Nate Kishbaugh picked up the victory in the net for the Eagles picking up five saves.

The Eagles are off until Saturday October 1st when they travel to Castleton State College to face the Spartans at 1 p.m.

Despite iffy weather on Saturday, the annual Family and Friends weekend again proved to be a fun, popular weekend for both GMC and downtown Poultney.

To see other events in Poultney during the town's 250th celebration, visit


GreenMAP Fall Break Signups this Week
Green Mountain College Adventure Programming (GreenMAP) is the door to adventure and outdoor education for the Green Mountain College Community.

Signup begins today at 11 a.m. for the following 'Acadia National Park Spectacular' trip(s):
  • Rock climbing Otter Cliffs
    Dates: October 7 - 11
    Climb the rocky outcrops over the Atlantic Ocean. All skill levels welcome!
    Leaders: Jamie, Tyler, Summer
    Registration opens: September 26
    Pre-trip Meeting: October 5

  • Sea Kayaking Deer Isle
    Dates: October 7 - 11
    We’ll be exploring the craggy shorelines and islands that make Maine one of the nation’s top sea kayak destinations.
    Leaders: Bruce, Chuck, & Eyliese
    Registration opens: September 26
    Pre-trip Meeting: October 5
High Holiday Services in Rutland
Rosh Hashanah begins on Wednesday evening, September 28. Jewish students who would like to attend Holiday services at the Rutland Jewish Center are welcome as guests by presenting a current college ID. The Center also offers home hospitality to students for holiday meals. For a complete schedule of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services, please visit For home hospitality, please contact Rabbi Doug Weber, an adjunct professor at Castleton State College at

Mixed Tennis General Interest Meeting
Do you have a competitive spirit and experience and interest in playing tennis? The Intercollegiate Athletic Department will be holding a general interest meeting for Mixed Intercollegiate Tennis. If you would like to learn more about what it would take to be a part of this program for the 2011-12 year, please join us on Wednesday, September 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the Two Editors Inn.

Seasonal Flu Immunization Clinic
The Wellness Center and Rutland Pharmacy will provide a seasonal flu immunization clinic in Withey Lobby on Thursday, September 29 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Immunization cost is $25 (cash, check or charge). To reserve your immunization, please call the Wellness Center at 287-8376.

Cerridwen Farm Stand
Every Friday, Cerridwen Farm sets up a farmstand in Withey Lobby. Students, faculty, and staff who want lots of great veggies from GMC's own animal-powered, organic farm should stop by from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.


Provost Dr. William Throop has written a chapter that will be included in the book Re-imagining Higher Education: Stories and Strategies for Sustainability published by MIT Press. The volume includes over 20 chapters on sustainability topics in higher education. Dr. Throop's contribution is "From Environmental Advocates to Sustainability Entrepreneurs: Rethinking General Education." The chapter describes how the Green Mountain community initiated a re-visioning of the 37-credit ELA program. Writers from Yale, Unity College, Warren Wilson College, Arizona State University, the University of Michigan, The Evergreen State College, Pennsylvania State University and Emory University also contributed to the book.
Adventure Ed. Fall Block
Bread & Puppet Theater at GMC
Grad School & Peace Corp Fair
Faculty Notes

Men's & Women's XC
10/1, 10 a.m., Vermont State Meet

Men's Golf
10/1, 11:30 a.m. Green Mountain Inv.

Men's Soccer
10/1, 1 p.m. at Castleton

Women's Soccer
10/1, 1 p.m. vs. Me.-Fort Kent

Women's Volleyball
9/27, 7 p.m. at Lyndon State
10/1, 12:30 p.m. vs. Husson @ Maine Maritime
10/1, 3:30 p.m. at Maine Maritime


GreenMAP Signups
11 a.m., GMAP Office

Breath of Life
12:15 p.m., Withey Lobby

Jazz Band
6 p.m.
Ackley Stage

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
7 - 8:30 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

Graduate School Fair
11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.,
Withey Lobby

Horray for Play
11:45 - 12:45 p.m.,
Withey Lobby

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

Shakti Tribal Dance Practice
4 - 5:30 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

Choir Rehearsal
4 - 5:30 p.m.,
Ackley 330

Peace Corps Campus Visit
6 p.m., East Room

Academic Skills Workshop:
Test Taking and Study Skills - How to Show What You Know

1 - 2 p.m.,
Special Collections Room

Power Yoga
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

Massage Therapy
and Reflexology

3 - 8 p.m., Wellness Center

Japan Information Session
3:45 p.m., Ames Lounge

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

Shakti Tribal Dance - Beginners
6 - 7:15 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

Mixed Tennis
General Interest Meeting

6:30 p.m., Two Editors Inn

Shakti Tribal Dance - Advanced
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Bogue Movement Studio

Seasonal Flu
Immunization Clinic

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.,
Withey Lobby

Study Across the Pond
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.,
Withey Lobby

Relaxing Yoga
7 - 8 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

Open Chapel
8 - 10 p.m., Ackley Chapel

Cerridwen Farm Stand
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.,
Withey Lobby

Horray for Play
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.,
Withey Lobby

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

Shakti Tribal Dance Practice
4 - 5:30 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

Bread & Puppet Theater
7:30 p.m., Ackley Theatre

12 - 3 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio