Welsh Printmakers Exhibit Opens at Feick Arts Center
The opening reception for the Aberystwyth Printmakers Exhibit is slated for Thursday, October 18, from 4 - 6 p.m. in the Feick Arts Center. Refreshments will be served. The Aberystwyth Printmakers is a group of about 35 artists who employ a range of techniques in their work, including etching, lithography, screen printing, wood engraving, woodcut and linocut. The group was formed in 2004, and its members promote the art of printmaking through lectures, demonstrations and exhibitions. The exhibit visits GMC from Wales in conjunction with the Welsh Harvest Festival. It will be on display from October 17 to November 8.
Presentation on Trip to Philippines
GMC students who traveled to the Philippines this summer with Prof. Vangie Blust are hosting a presentation and photo exhibit on their research project on Thursday, October 18, at 4:30 p.m. in the East Room of Withey Hall. Through a grant from the ASIANetwork Freeman Foundation program, Blust and students Matthew Bower, Paula Maciel, Svea Miller and Ashley Potter researched the impact overseas Filipino employment had on families left behind. Visit www.asianetwork.org and click on Freeman Student-Faculty Fellows Program to view excerpts of the preliminary research report and photos. The report is under the 2007 program listing.
GMC to Host Welsh Harvest Festival
The campus community and the public are invited to the annual Welsh Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 20. Festivities take place from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Cerridwen Farm. This year’s festival features a performance from the GMC Choir, as well as bluegrass music and a host of activities such as field games, cider making, story telling, scarecrow making and a bonfire. Visitors will have the chance to tour a haunted barn, sample Welsh food or take a hay ride. From 1 - 6 p.m., the Feick Arts Center hosts an exhibit of Welsh printmaking. The Welsh Harvest Festival annually pays tribute to the unique Welsh culture of Poultney and its surrounding communities. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, email GMC Farm Director Kenneth Mulder or call 287- 8277.
Inauguration of X-Country Course Set for Saturday
The Green Mountain College men’s and women’s cross-country teams celebrate their first-ever home meet on Saturday, October 20. President Jack Brennan is slated to be at the start line to sound the ‘inaugural horn’ for the GMC Invitational, which pits the Eagles against runners from Southern Vermont College in Bennington. The 5 K women’s race begins at 11 a.m.; the men’s 8 K race kicks off at 11:45 a.m. The new course winds over existing trails behind the school, said GMC interim athletic director Ray Campanile. Spectators can get a good view of the race from several locations, including near the ropes course or along the back side of the soccer field. All are invited to cheer on GMC’s runners competing for the first time on their home turf.
Admissions Open House October 20
Green Mountain College will host an Admissions Open House on Saturday, October 20. Prospective students and their families are invited to meet faculty, staff, and students and learn about the academic programs at Green Mountain. The morning will be devoted to sessions on academics, admissions, financial aid, and other student programs while the afternoon will feature campus tours, an athletics open house and an information session at Killington Resort for students interested in the resort and hospitality management major. There will also be a community fair in the Gorge. Student clubs are invited to set up displays and speak with prospective students. To register for the open house, call the Green Mountain College Admissions Office at 802-287-8000 or register on-line at www.greenmtn.edu.
"Mad Sheep" Author to Speak at GMC
Linda Faillace, author of Mad Sheep: The True Story of the USDA’s War on a Family Farm, is slated to speak at Green Mountain College on Thursday, October 25, at 7 p.m. in the East Room of Withey Hall. Linda is visiting the college along with her husband, Larry, as part of the Family Farm Forum speaker series. Faillace’s book details the family’s attempt to save their flock of sheep from destruction at the hands of the U.S. Department of Agriculture after it was alleged the animals carried a disease similar to Mad Cow Disease. After months of surveillance, government agents seized the flock. Publisher Chelsea Green calls Mad Sheep an "account of one family’s struggle against a bullying and corrupt government agency that long ago abandoned the family farmer to serve the needs of corporate agriculture and the industrialization of our food supply." The Faillaces live in East Warren, Vermont. The event is co-sponsored by GMC’s Family Farm Forum and Chelsea Green Publishing.
LEANRING CENTER WORKSHOPS
Strategic College Reading
Wednesday, October 17, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Special Collections Reading Room, Griswold Library
Effective Research Skills
Friday, October 19, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Special Collections Reading Room, Griswold Library