Over 50 Green Mountain College students, alumni and employees attended the American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” walk this past weekend. The GMC team raised over $1,000 for the American Cancer Society. See story below.

GMC Hosts Dr. Rebecca Robinson
On Thursday, October 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the East Room, GMC will host distinguished lecturer Dr. Rebecca Robinson of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership. She will be giving a talk titled “Expanding Pleistocene Oxygen Minimum Zones: Implications for Climate Forecasts.”

Dr. Robinson’s research focuses on the grand chemical cycles of nitrogen and carbon in the ocean and through her lab at the University of Rhode Island, seeks to recreate the distributions of various fixed nitrogen species and understand the role of feedbacks within the oceanic nitrogen and carbon cycles on geologic timescales.

GMC is “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer”
This past Sunday, members of the Green Mountain College community came together in Rutland to take part in the American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” walk.

The event is a powerful and inspiring opportunity to unite as a community to honor breast cancer survivors, raise awareness about steps individuals can take to reduce the risk of getting breast cancer and to raise money to help the American Cancer fight the disease through research, information and services.

Over 50 Green Mountain College students, alumni and employees were in attendance to support the effort thanks in part to the hard work of student, Lara Baxter. The teams involved connected to the College raised over $1,000 which contributed to the total event generating close to $50,000 for the American Cancer Society. Congratulations to everyone involved and excellent job.

Film Showing - Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home
On Thursday, October 25 at 7 p.m., the award winning documentary “Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home” will be shown at the Tiny Theatre on Main Street in Poultney.

The film, sent to GMC by an animal advocate on behalf of Bill and Lou, tells the story of several farmers who come, by various paths, to the conclusion that their work was betraying their innate love of animals.

"Peaceable Kingdom" has won several awards, including “Best Feature Documentary” at the Moondance Film Festival, “Audience Award” ad the Environmental Film Festival at Yale as well as at the Berkshire International Film Festival, and “Grand Jury Prize” at the Canada International Film Festival.

The showing is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a discussion about this issue and media/communications issues that have emerged in response to the announcement of Bill and Lou’s impending processing.

For more information about the film, visit peaceablekingdomfilm.org.

Do It In The Dark Energy Conservation Challenge
In the interest of reducing Green Mountain College's energy use in a fun and exciting way, the Sustainability Office is reintroducing an energy conservation challenge called “Do It In The Dark.”

Do It In The Dark is a week long challenge starting Monday, October 29 at 8 p.m. and ending Monday, November 5 at 8 p.m. Students will be encouraged to reduce their energy usage by turning out the lights when they leave their rooms, unplugging items when they aren't is use, and studying in the library instead of their rooms. Every student that pledges to participate will receive an “I Pledge To Do It In The Dark!” sticker. The energy use reduction will be measured by comparing the energy use from the week before to the energy use during the week of the challenge.

The residence hall that reduces its energy use the most (for instance a 40% electricity use reduction) will receive a local food party with pizza, Vermont Bean Crafters burgers, and Wilcox ice cream. The money saved by the school from the overall energy reduction will be put into the Green Revolving Loan Fund. The Green Revolving Loan Fund is a new fund totaling $30,000 that the college has set aside for energy efficiency improvements on campus. Money that is saved through energy efficiency projects gets funneled back into the fund and is then available for more efficiency projects.

To kick off the challenge, there will be an Earth Hour event at 8 p.m. on Monday, October 29. All students will be encouraged to turn off and unplug everything in their dorm rooms, go onto the green in front of Withey bringing instruments and anything that makes noise, and participate in an impromptu flash mob song event.

GMC encourages you to participate in the challenge to reduce your energy use, contribute to the Green Revolving Loan Fund, and do it in the dark!


Career Corner
As a GMC student, you are already fortunate to be able to interact so closely with your professors. Campus events, the dining hall, and even the pub are all great opportunities for you to gain personal insight on who your professors are and how their experiences have shaped them.

And here’s another way! Please join the Office of Career Services this Tuesday, October 23 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. in the East Room (Withey hall) for the Fall "Stories out of School: The Graduate School Experience. This fun and lively event is sure to provide you with a new perspective on the many different paths graduate schools have to offer.

Panelists include: Karen Fleming—MBA, Mark Dailey—Ph.D. in Anthropology, Meghana Karnik-Henry—Ph.D. in Neuroscience.

Moderator: William Throop—Ph.D. in Philosophy.

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

  • Grant Writing Workshop with President Paul Fonteyn
    Monday, November 5
    6 - 7 p.m.
    Terrace 124.

  • 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 22, for a number of GreenMAP trips coming up in the next few weeks. The trips are:

Rappel and Basic Rescue Clinic
This workshop will focus on efficient rappelling and rescue situations. This is a great opportunity for any climber to increase their margin of safety.
Leaders: Nick R., Dave G.
Trip Date: November 3 (Meet in GreenMAP at 8 a.m.)

Autumn Ecology Backpacking
Learn more about the ecology of our Green Mountains on this late fall trip.
Leaders: Anna Saco, Emma
Trip Date: November 3-4 (Trip departs Friday evening)

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 Tuesday 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 Tuesday, October 23 at 7 p.m., the Tiny Theatre will be showing Black Wave , a film about the Exxon-Valdez spill, Riki Ott, and the fishermen of the little town of Cordova, Alaska that have waged the longest legal battle in U.S. history against the world’s most powerful oil company – ExxonMobil. In the film, they tell about the environmental, social and economic consequences of the black wave that changed their lives forever. Learn more about the film here.

Pizza Party for Education Students
Students who are education majors, or those considering majoring in education, should attend the fun and informative education advising and pizza party on Wednesday, October 24 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the East Room (Withey Hall). Come and get important information about next semester’s education courses, our program’s course rotation, and meet all the members of the education faculty while sharing a great meal.

Know Your Issues: Election 2012
The College is showing three documentaries on topics relevant to the upcoming elections. Next in the series is “Koch Brothers Exposed,” a hard-hitting documentary film on Charles and David Koch—two of the world’s richest and most powerful men—is the latest from acclaimed director Robert Greenwald (Wal-Mart: the High Cost of Low Price, Outfoxed, Rethink Afghanistan).

The billionaire brothers bankroll a vast network of organizations that work to undermine the interests of the 99% on issues ranging from Social Security to the environment to civil rights. This points the way to how Americans can reclaim their democracy.

This film will be shown on Wednesday, October 24 at 6 p.m. in the Moses Coffeehouse.

Shakti Tribal Dance “Terpsichore” Performance
This Friday, October 26 at 7 p.m. in the Gorge, Shakti Tribal Dance will be performing “Terpsichore.” At this once-per-semester event, students create and present their own performance art and dance.

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.


  • On October 14, fifteen GMC students from Dr. Thayer Raines’ (YDCM, Recreation) REC1000 Introduction to Recreation & Outdoor Studies class helped to clear trail for the Catamount Trail Association (CTA). Since 2006 GMC has been responsible for clearing a section of Vermont's 300 mile ski trail near Shrewsbury, VT (Section 11 - Ninevah Four Courners to Tin Shanty). To find out more about the Catamount Ski Trail you may contact Dr. Raines at rainest@greenmtn.edu. There is currently a need for a faculty or staff member willing to take on responsibility for coordinating this annual event.
Rebecca Robinson Presentation
GMC is "Making Strides"
"Do It In The Dark" Challenge
Faculty/Student Notes

Women's Soccer
10/23, 12:30 p.m. vs. New England Col.

Men's Soccer
10/23, 3 p.m. vs. New England Col.

Women's Volleyball
10/27, TBA at Castleton

Men & Women's XC
10/27, 11 a.m./12 p.m. at New England Col.


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

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

Stories Out of School:
The Graduate School Experience

6 - 7:30 p.m.,
East Room

Film Showing: Black Wave
7 p.m.,
Tiny Theatre

Faculty Colloquium:
Matt Osborn

12 - 1 p.m.,
Terrace 124

Networking Workshop
12 - 1 p.m.,
Graphics Lab (2nd floor Griswold)

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

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

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

Education Major Pizza Party
5:30 - 7 p.m.,
East Room

Shakti Tribal Dance:

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

Film Showing: Koch Brothers Exposed
6 p.m.,
Moses Coffeehouse

Shakti Tribal Dance:

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

Rebecca Robinson Presentation
6:30 p.m.,
East Room

Film Showing: Peaceable Kingdom
7 p.m.,
Tiny Theatre

Shakti Tribal Dance:

7 p.m.,

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