"Mostly Madrigals" Concert on Tap
The Green Mountain College chamber vocal ensemble Cantorion will present “Mostly Madrigals” on Sunday, November 11, at 3:30 p.m. in the East Room of Withey Hall. In addition to madrigals, the ensemble will sing from their Welsh repertoire. Due to the popularity of the recent CD release of John Dowland lute songs by the rock singer Sting, the Cantorion also plans to perform music by Dowland and his contemporaries. Additional selections will include music for classical guitar and harpsichord. Tea and refreshments will be provided. The concert is free and open to the public.
Faculty Colloquium This Week
This fall’s faculty colloquium series continues on Wednesday, November 7, with a talk from Prof. Paul Stuewe (English). The presentation begins at noon in Terrace 124. Stuewe plans to discuss his recently published edition of Sir Gilbert Parker's novel The Seats of the Mighty, a classic Canadian work of literature written in 1896. Prior to Stuewe’s edition, the only readily available contemporary edition was an abridged paperback version issued in 1971 that deleted 25 percent of the text and as a result radically changed the character of the novel. The new edition was published by the Battered Silicon Dispatch Box press of Shelburne, Ontario and Sauk City, Wisconsin. The colloquium will also feature surprise Canadian treats provided by Prof. Jen Powers. The public is invited to attend.
PANTS Present the Film "Shortbus"
The People are Not Their Gender (PANTS) Club presents GMC’s first ever ‘Sexpo’ with a showing of the film "Shortbus" on Thursday, November 8. The event takes place from 7:30 to 10 p.m. in the Gorge of Withey Hall. The first 50 people will be entered into a raffle to receive prizes. T-shirts and buttons will be on sale, and sex resources and free condoms will be available. Bring a blanket and pillow and stay for the film.
Students Attend Governor’s Conference
On October 24, 12 GMC students from the Management of Outdoor and Adventure Programs class attended the 64th Annual Vermont Governor's Conference on Recreation at the Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, Vermont. The conference was sponsored by the Vermont Recreation and Parks Association. The following students attended the conference: Claire Davis, Josh Brill, Doug Johnson, David Godfrey, Timm Phillips, Kristina Biondi, Emma Putnam, Jessica Lutrus, Erika Cowley, Andrew Farris, Christina Dinovo, and Ian Branyan.
GMC Students Get Catamount Trail Ready for Winter
A group of GMC faculty and students spent the day October 26 sprucing up a section of the Catamount Trail. Students trimmed brush, removed downed trees and created ski bridges as part of a service learning project. They focused on 4.7 miles of the 10.9 mile-long section of trail adopted by the College. The Catamount Trail is a 300 mile-long ski trail managed by the Catamount Trail Association. This is the third year that GMC has been involved in this volunteer effort. Pictured are Bob Brody, Elizabeth Roma, Professor Thayer Raines of the Recreation and Outdoor Studies Department, Jessica Lutrus, Chris Ricker, Heather Richland, Timm Phillips, David Godfrey, and Professor Sue Sutheimer, Director of Service Learning.
GMC Student Receives Grant for Local Harvest
Junior Irene Holak has received a $1,000 grant from the Hills and Hollow Fund for the Local Harvest series. The grant will be used to assist “in promotion of the relationship of local farmers in the area with GMC’s dining hall,” Holak said. The Hills and Hollows Fund, established through the Vermont Community Foundation, serves Poultney and surrounding communities. The purpose of the fund, according to the Vermont Community Foundation, is to promote educational opportunities, to support children and families, and to foster the future sustainability of the community as a whole.
Diversity Activities at Library this Week
The Griswold Library staff invites community members to explore issues related to respect, diversity, and pluralism throughout the week. A book display on the first floor is full of titles concerning civil rights, sexual identity, discrimination, and more. A quotation board provides words of wisdom and inspiration from past and present leaders. Movies and documentaries are continuously playing from 8 a.m. to midnight in the library lobby. A community discussion board is available to add comments about diversity and respect.
GMC Hosts Second Fall Open House
On Saturday, November 10, the Green Mountain College Office of Admissions hosts an Open House, the second one to be held this fall. 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.
Prof. Jacob Park (business strategy & sustainability) gave a presentation (“Socially Responsible Investing and Emerging Markets: Uneven Distribution of a Sustainable Future”) as part of a Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) and Emerging Markets Panel at the annual SRI in the Rockies Conference in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico on November 3. SRI in the Rockies Conference is an annual gathering of investment specialists, academics, and financial service professionals who work on finance and sustainability issues.