The rain cleared up just in time for the Welsh Harvest Festival on Saturday. The event featured traditional Welsh food, apple cider pressing, a "haunted barn" tour, horse-drawn wagon rides and lots of live music.



Silent Voices Heard at GMC
When migrant farm worker José Obeth Santiz Cruz was killed in an accident at a Vermont dairy farm in 2009, the Vermont Migrant Farmworker Solidarity Project (VMFSP) organized a delegation to return his remains to his home in Mexico. They brought back the story of his family coming to terms with his death.

The resulting film “Silenced Voices” shows that Cruz’s small village in Chiapas, Mexico is deeply interconnected with Vermont and highlights the hardships and challenges of this largely invisible community as they work to sustain Vermont’s struggling dairy farms. The film, followed by a presentation by activist Kiado Cruz, will be shown at Green Mountain College October 19 at 7 p.m. in the East Room in Withey.

Cruz, a community organizer from Oaxaca, Mexico working with RASA (the Autonomous Network for Food Sovereignty), will speak about sustainable agriculture and the community organizations instrumental in the current autonomous movements in Chiapas. The program is also sponsored by the Migrant Farmworker Solidarity Project and Witness for Peace New England.


Language Expert to Explore Language and Values
Linguistic variety is the product of historical changes, some of which are in progress at a given point in any language's development. Join us for an evening with Michael Shapiro, professor emeritus of Slavic and semiotic studies at Brown University, for this examination of how language “innovations” are motivated not only by linguistic reasons but by value systems that apply to many other aspects of human behavior. His talk "Language and Value: An Example from Contemporary American English” is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 21 at 4 p.m. in the East Room.

Shapiro was born in Yokohama and grew up speaking Russian, Japanese, and English. He spent the war years in Japan before immigrating to Los Angeles in 1952. In 1965-66 he was a postdoctoral fellow in linguistics at Tokyo University and spent the next forty years in the United States as a university professor of Slavic languages and literatures.


Dr. David Yemba Comes to GMC
Green Mountain College is pleased to host a visit from Dr. David Yemba, United Methodist Bishop of the Congo and Chancellor of Africa University, Wednesday, Oct. 27-Saturday, Oct. 30. Bishop Yemba has a bachelor of divinity degree from the Protestant School of Theology of the Congo Free University at Kisangani and a doctorate in systematic theology from the University of Strasbourg, France. He was a professor and founding dean of the faculty of theology at Africa University in Zimbabwe.  

Bishop Yemba will give two public lectures, one on Thursday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. in the Withey East Room entitled “Traditional Religious Practices and Contemporary Christianity on the African Continent,” and the other on Friday, Oct. 29 at 1 p.m. in the Withey East room entitled “Issues of Life in the Congo.” Both talks are open to all members of the GMC community and the general public.



ANNOUNCEMENTS

Progressive Program Meeting
Interested in the Progressive Program? There will be an informational meeting in Moses Writer's Lounge on Tuesday, October 19 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. For more information, contact Jen Baker at: bakerj@greenmtn.edu.

Muslim Chaplain Visits GMC
On Tuesday, Oct. 19, Imam Djafer Sebkhaouie, the Muslim chaplain for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y. will be speaking in the chapel from 1-2:15 p.m. on the Qur’an and Shari’ah (Muslim law). Open to all who are interested!

Food Drive for Local Children
GMC is collecting non-perishable foods, toiletries, and school supplies to help local families in need! Please bring donations to the following locations: Dunton, Withey (Residence Life office), Moses (basement), Pollock, Ames (1st floor), and the Waldron Athletics Center (athletics office). Bring in items from October 7-November 15. For further information: Caroline Cesaria at: cesariac@greenmtn.edu

Local Food Cook Off
The Sustainability Floor is hosting a Local Food Cookoff in the Gorge on Wednesday, Oct. 20 from 5-7 p.m. The event is open to the entire GMC community. For questions, contact Kyla Jaquish at: jaquishk@greenmtn.edu.



FACULTY & STAFF NOTES

The AASHE 2010 Conference “Campus Initiatives to Catalyze a Just and Sustainable World” was held in Denver October 10-12. The Green Mountain College delegation included president Paul Fonteyn, provost Bill Throop, environmental studies faculty member Lucas Brown, sustainability coordinator Amber Garrard, director of student involvement Ryan Ihrke and Kyla Jaquish ‘11. GMC representatives shared best practices in campus sustainability through the following presentations: “How Much Have Students Learned? Outcomes Assessments for Sustainability Education” (Dr. Throop); “Solar High Tunnels: Food Production & Renewable Energy” (prof. Brown); “Earth Day and Beyond: Sustainability and Campus Programming” and “Energy Competitions: Challenges and Opportunities” (Ryan Ihrke) and “Putting it All Together: The Push for Renewable Energy Inside & Outside the Classroom” and “Student Green Fees” (Amber Garrard).

IN THIS ISSUE:
Silent Voices
Language & Values
Bishop Visits GMC
Faculty Notes





Women's Volleyball
10/20, 4/5:30/7:30 p.m.,
at GMC (5:30 & 7:30)
vs Paul Smith's & ACC

10/23, 10 a.m. / 2 p.m.,
at Maine-Farmington
vs Me-Farm. & Castleton

Women's Soccer
10/23, 1 p.m., at Johnson St.

Men's Soccer
10/20, 3:30 p.m., at MCLA
10/23, 3 p.m., at Johnson St.

WEEK AT A GLANCE

MONDAY, OCTOBER 18
Ayurveda Consultation
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.,
Wellness Center

Open Gym Session
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.,
Waldron Gymnasium

Lap Swim Session
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.,
Waldron Pool

Zumba
7 - 8 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19
Wellness Walkers
6 - 7:15 a.m.,
Waldron Gymnasium

Open Gym Session
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.,
Waldron Gymnasium

Shakti Tribal Dance:
Advanced I

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

Shakti Tribal Dance: Intermediate
5:30 - 6:30 p.m., Bogue Movement Studio

Open Swim Session
6 - 8 p.m., Waldron Pool

Spirituality Club Meeting
6 - 7 p.m., Chapel

Progressive Program Mtg.
6:30 p.m.,
Moses Writer's Lounge

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

Film & Presentation
by: Kiado Cruz

7 p.m., East Room

Live Music: Revision
9 p.m., The Gorge

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20
Wellness Walkers
6 - 7:15 a.m.,
Waldron Gymnasium

GreenMAP:
Whitewater Day Trip

10 a.m., Meet at GreenMAP

Academic Skills
Workshop: Making the Grade

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Special Collections Reading Room, Griswold Library

Lap Swim Session
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.,
Waldron Pool

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

Kripalu Yoga (vigorous)
1 - 2:30 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

Academic Skills
Workshop: Inspiration

3 - 4 p.m., Learning Center

Academic Skills
Workshop: Making the Grade

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Special Collections Reading Room, Griswold Library

Women's Circle Discussion
4 - 5 p.m., Chapel

Local Food Cook-Off
5 - 7 p.m., The Gorge

Shakti Tribal Dance:
Advanced II

5:30 - 7 p.m., Bogue Movement Studio

Lap Swim Session
6 - 8 p.m.,
Waldron Pool

SOAR Workshop: SWOT
6 p.m., Library, Rm 3

Shakti Tribal Dance: Beginner
7 - 8 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

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

Shakti Tribal Dance:
Advanced III

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

Open Chapel
8 - 10:30 p.m., Chapel

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21
Wellness Walkers
6 - 7:15 a.m.,
Waldron Gymnasium

Cerridwen Farm Stand
10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Withey Hall Lobby

Open Gym Session
11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Waldron Gymnasium

Lap Swim Session
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.,
Waldron Pool

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

Academic Skills Workshop: Balanced Lifestyles
3 - 4 p.m, Special Collections Reading Room, Griswold Library

Kripalu Yoga (gentle)
3 - 4 p.m, Wellness Center

Guest Speaker: Michael Shapiro
4 p.m, East Room

Intermediate Vinyasa
Flow Yoga

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

Open Swim Session
6 - 8 p.m., Waldron Pool

Eco League Info Meeting
7 p.m., Terrace 124

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22
GreenMAP:
Adirondack Backpacking

See GreenMAP for details.

Open Gym Session
11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Waldron Gymnasium

Lap Swim Session
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Waldron Pool

Open Swim Session
6 - 8 p.m., Waldron Pool

Talent Show
9 p.m., The Gorge

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23
Dark Goddess Circle
7 p.m., The Gorge

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24
Open Swim Session
6 - 8 p.m., Waldron Pool

Open Chapel
7 - 10:30 p.m., Chapel