Athletes on GMC's Welsh Dragons rugby team face off against Champlain College. GMC's women won 5-2 over Champlain College this weekend.


Nationally Renowned Cob Builder & Artist to Speak at GMC
Kiko Denzer, a nationally-renowned cob builder, artist, and author will be at GMC from Friday, October 12 through Sunday, October 21.

He will be teaching two farm skills intensive classes over the course of the next two weekends, and will be giving a public presentation titled Earth, Art, and Fire: Reviving Traditions in a Post-Industrial Society in the Gorge this Thursday, October 18 at 7 p.m.

Students in the cob oven building class will construct the foundation for the cob oven on the south side of the Solar Harvest Center, which will be used for baking bread and pizza. Additionally, they will be building a “bike-trailer oven” offering a mobile solution to baking, similar to NOFA VT’s well-known pizza oven trailer.

“I’ve been working with earth as a building material since 1994, including working with kids and communities to make low-cost, low-impact structures for schools, playgrounds, gardens, and community events, from wood-fired ovens to murals, benches, inhabitable structures and other sculpture,” says Denzer.

His talk on Thursday is free and open to the public.



GMC Trio Provides Election Commentary
Move over, CNN and FOX. Have a seat, PBS and MSNBC. Three newcomers to the political pundit class are contributing their thoughtful opinions on the race for the White House—and they are right here on the GMC campus.

Luke Carey ’14, Mark Perry ‘13, and Nicholas Ravotti ’14, students in prof. Heather Keith’s Delicate Balance class, are recording podcasts on the Obama/Romney contest as the race enters its final weeks. Who won the first presidential debate? What does each candidate need to do to solidify his base and win over undecided voters? Find out from our campus interpreters.

You can listen to this week's podcast here.



Community-based Learning and Education
On Wednesday, October 17 from 12 – 1 p.m. in Terrace 124, join faculty, staff and students in a panel discussion to highlight recent service learning and community-based education and learning activities of GMC.

The panel discussion will feature brief remarks from Eleanor Tison, Teresa Coker, Katie Emerson ’13, and Zachary Killian ’14, and will be facilitated by Jacob Park.



Discussion: Maintaining Green Mountain College's Uniqueness in Undergraduate Distance Education Programs (Part II)
Come join us in a discussion tomorrow at noon about the exciting new degree completion program initiative and about maintaining Green Mountain College's uniqueness in undergraduate distance education programs for nontraditional students. The meeting will be in Terrace 124. A light lunch will be available.

We'll start with an overview of program features, followed by Q&A (including questions/concerns that have been shared by faculty members and committees). If you are unable to attend the session but have a question or concern, please email or call Bill Prado at pradow@greenmtn.edu so it too can be included in the discussion!

Although there have already been several completion program discussions dating to last year and to the strategic plan, forums like this one support efforts to build the best program possible by taking advantage of the creativity of all in the community. We hope to see you there!



ANNOUNCEMENTS

Career Corner
Connect Yourself!

Ever play the game, six degrees of Kevin Bacon? It’s based on the “six degrees of separation” concept which theorizes that any two people on earth are merely separated by six acquaintances. If you figure out who those acquaintances are, then you can ultimately connect yourself to anyone!

The same concept can be applied when networking for a job, looking for a place to live, finding a reliable mechanic, and so on. The real issue is how to make those connections. If you are unsure about where to start, make sure you check out the Office of Career Services upcoming Networking Workshop on Thursday, October 18 from 6-7 p.m. in the Griswold Library, 2nd floor Graphics Lab.

Other upcoming events:
  • Stories out of School:
    Tuesday, October 23
    6-7:30 p.m.
    East Room, Withey Lobby
    Come hear personal narratives from faculty about their graduate school experiences!

  • Networking Workshop:
    Wednesday, October 24
    12-1 p.m.
    Griswold 2nd floor Graphics Lab

  • Resume and Cover Letter Building:
    Tuesday, November 6
    6 - 7 p.m.
    Wednesday, November 7,
    12 - 1 p.m.,
    Griswold 2nd floor Graphics Lab.


GreenMAP Trips and Sign-ups
Registration opens today, October 15, for a number of GreenMAP trips coming up in the next few weeks. The trips are:

Lake Bomoseen Kayak Tour
Get one last paddle in before winter! Enjoy the scenic view of the Taconic Mountains from the waters of Lake Bomoseen.
Leaders: Eyliese, Nick R., Cassie
Trip Date: October 24 (Meet in GreenMAP at 10 a.m.)

Sign up today in the GreenMAP office located next to the Student Life office in Withey basement.

Food, Energy & the Environment Film Series
Films will be shown every week through December at the Tiny Theatre on Main St. as part of the Food, Energy, and the Environment film series.

There is a $2 suggested donation for those who are not yet members of the Tiny Theatre.

This Thursday, October 18 at 7 p.m., the Tiny Theatre will be showing Burning in the Sun, a film about 26-year-old Daniel who returns to his homeland in Mali to start a small business building solar panels. Learn more about the film here.

Know Your Issues: Election 2012
The College is showing three documentaries on topics relevant to the upcoming elections. Next in the series is “Tapped,” a 2009 documentary filmed by Stephanie Soechtig which exposes the dangers of the $11 billion bottled drinking water industry. Come and see “Tapped” Wednesday, October 17 at 6 p.m. in the Coffeehouse. The final film in the series on October 24 is “The Koch Brothers Exposed.” Following the showing on the 24th, there will be a panel discussion about the election and issues relevant to it.

The Bus is Waiting for You
If you’re looking to go shopping, make a medical appointment, or just take a needed study break, your student ID is your passport. Marble Valley Regional Transit District (MVRTD), generally known as "The Bus,” stops five times a day at the College, seven days a week. Pickup and dropoff times are 6:22 a.m., 8:24 a.m., 12:24 p.m., 4:37 p.m. and 6:37 p.m.

The buses are clean and service is dependable! Just show your Green Mountain College ID and you can ride for free to the Castleton Family Health Clinic, Rutland, Center Rutland, West Rutland and Fair Haven. To see the full schedule for other local connections on The Bus, visit thebus.com.

FACULTY NOTES

  • Prof. Teresa Coker (environmental studies) presented a workshop on October 11th at the North American Association of Environmental Education’s annual conference program with six other educators on the standards for environmental education. The conference is the largest gathering of environmental educators in North America.
IN THIS ISSUE:
Kiko Denzer Presentation
Political Commentary Podcast
Alternative Learning Panel
Faculty Notes





Women's Soccer
10/17, 3 p.m. at Lyndon State

Men's Soccer
10/18, 3 p.m. at Lyndon State

Women's Volleyball
10/20, 4 p.m. vs. Me.-Farmington @ Colby-Sawyer
10/20, 6 p.m. at Colby-Sawyer


WEEK AT A GLANCE

MONDAY, OCTOBER 15
Name the Eagle: Voting
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.,
Withey Lobby

Gentle Yoga
2 - 3 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

Vinyasa Yoga
5:15 - 6:30 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

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

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16
Name the Eagle: Voting
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.,
Withey Lobby

Discussion: Maintaining GMC's Uniqueness in Undergraduate Distance Education Programs (Part II)
12 - 1 p.m.,
Terrace 124

Meditation
4 - 4:30 p.m.,
Ackley Chapel

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17
Name the Eagle: Voting
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.,
Withey Lobby

Faculty Colloquium:
Jacob Park

12 - 1 p.m.,
Terrace 124

Massage Therapy
3 - 8 p.m.,
Wellness Center

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

Vinyasa Yoga
5:15 - 6:30 p.m.,
Ackley Chapel

Shakti Tribal Dance:
Beginners

6 - 7:15 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

Shakti Tribal Dance:
Advanced

7:30 - 9:15 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18
Kiko Denzer Presentation
7 p.m.,
Gorge

Film Series: Burning the Sun
7 p.m.,
Tiny Theater

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20
Tae Kwon Do
12 - 1 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio