GMC Theatre Presents One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
The weekend of November 13-15, the Green Mountain College Theatre Program will present the powerful and captivating drama One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest written by Dale Wasserman, based on the bestselling 1962 novel by Ken Kesey.
The show features a cast of 17, including professional actor and Broadway veteran Richard Council in the role of Chief Bromden. Directed by GMC Prof. Paula Mann (theatre), the show features students Alexandra Cadete and Alexander Ervin in the lead roles of Nurse Ratched and Randle P. McMurphy. More…
Brinley-Buckley Named to
NAC First Team
Green Mountain College senior middle-hitter Emma Brinley-Buckley has been named to the North Atlantic Conference women’s volleyball first team. Buckley, a 2008 first team all-conference honoree, was joined on the first team by Castleton’s Jamie Lemieux and Ashley Keppa, Kaitlyn McKay (Husson), Chelsea Ward (MMA), and Amy Young (MMA).
Emma finished third in the conference in hitting percentage (.350), fourth in kills (104, 4.33/g) and third in blocks with 18. On the season, Buckley lead the Eagle’s with 244 kills in 67 games and totaled 44 blocks while averaging 3.34 digs per game.
Buckley was also named NAC Player of the Week on October 19 after leading the Eagles to a pair of 3-0 conference victories.
Fifth Annual Farmers' Gathering Slated for Gorge
“Dairy, Diversification and the Demand for Local: A Shifting Economic Landscape” is the theme for the fifth annual Farmers’ Gathering to be held November 12 in the Gorge. A local food dinner begins at 6 p.m. A panel discussion is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Panelists include Tom Berry, a staff member for U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT); Patricia Coates, a staff member for U.S. Representative Peter Welch (D-VT); Representative John Malcolm, a member of the Vermont House Agriculture Committee; Helen Labun Jordan from the Vermont Agency of Agriculture and Jon-Michael Muise from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by GMC, the Rutland Area Farm & Food Link (RAFFL) and the Poultney-Mettowee Conservation District.
Visiting Artist to Speak to
Images of Nature Classes
Artist J. Henry Fair will be visiting GMC November 10 - 17. Fair, whose work has received international recognition, works in artistic and commercial genres of photography including documentary, portraiture, fashion, wildlife, and landscape. He has received critical acclaim for his “Industrial Scars” series, which explores our relationship with our environment by using beauty to create compelling images that address disturbing subject matter. Fair will present a lecture to Images of Nature classes November 12 from 9:30-10:45 a.m. in the Clara Hitchcock Fitzpatrick Jones Concert Hall in Ackley. The lecture is open to all GMC community members. Fair’s visit is sponsored by a grant from the Clive Foundation.
A Forum on the Future of Energy in Vermont
How will the state of Vermont supply energy to its residents in the years ahead? Are alternative energy sources – like wind and solar – viable options? On November 17, at 6 p.m. in the East Room, GMC hosts a public forum on "The Future of Energy in Vermont." Panelists include David Dunn from Central Vermont Power Service Cow Power program; Jeffrey Wennberg representing the Ira Wind Project; Amber Garrard, GMC Sustainability Coordinator; GMC Prof. Steven Letendre (management & environmental studies) and Dan Brown from Foxfire Solar Energy Company. All are welcome to attend.
Marsha Fonteyn Gives Health Lecture in Bennington
President Fonteyn and his wife, Dr. Marsha Fonteyn, recently spent two days at Southern Vermont College in Bennington, Vt. Dr. Fonteyn was invited there to give the James Fitzpatrick, M.D. Annual Health Services Lecture on October 29. She presented findings from her research on women with metastatic breast cancer that she conducted with a team of nurse scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. During her visit, Dr. Fonteyn met with students from the College of Nursing to share stories from her 40 years in nursing practice, and she gave a lecture to students in a health psychology class on strategies for promoting empathy and preventing compassion fatigue among healthcare providers. While there, President Fonteyn had meetings with the SVC president, provost, and dean of advancement.
Ashes for Cash: Moore Presents Lecture on 1820s Poultney
Did you ever think of making some much needed cash by selling ashes from your fireplace or recently burned field? That’s what people in Poultney did in the early 1820s when barter was the primary means of exchange. On November 15 at 2 p.m. in the Poultney United Methodist Church, historian and GMC adjunct professor Patricia Moore presents a talk titled “Ashes for Cash: 1820s Poultney as Seen Through the Northern Spectator Newspaper.” The talk investigates advertisements in the Northern Spectator to explore how Poultney citizens gradually entered the cash economy during the market revolution. Pat’s talk is sponsored by the Poultney Historical Society.
Consultant to Host Planning Workshop
Lani Lott, President of LL Consulting from Phoenix, Ariz., will be giving a presentation in Booth Lounge (across from the bookstore) on November 9 from 1 – 3 p.m. Her topic will be "Taking Programs to the Next Level," which includes defining what the next level means for programs or organizations. The final outcome will be using your plan to strategic leadership by focusing resources and engaging the community. This presentation is open to faculty, staff, students and the Poultney community.
José Gálvez-Contreras '11 has been invited to present his film Uncertain Future at FeedForth, an international conference organized by Nagoya University created to explore opportunities for academic dialogue among researchers operating in diverse fields. Jose will travel to Japan November 19-20. Most participants in the highly competitive program are graduate students—Jose will be one of the few undergraduate students presenting.
Uncertain Future is a documentary Jose produced in his home country of Honduras illuminating widespread childhood poverty and lack of educational opportunities for young people. As part of his presentation, Jose will also represent research conducted by faculty advisor Prof. Paul Hancock (economics).
Nagoya University is a partner institution of Green Mountain College. In a relationship forged by Prof. Sam Edwards (environmental studies), GMC supports a one semester or one year exchange for students with an interest in law and policy at Nagoya.
FACULTY & STUDENT NOTES
GMC Research Associate Prof. Greg Brown was invited by the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) to do a keynote presentation in Ottawa, Ontario on the use of public participation using GIS for planning and managing marine and coastal areas. The presentation was given to more than 40 academics and planning professionals. An academic research team in Canada, with support from DFO, have initiated a successful pilot study in the maritime provinces using Brown's research methodology.
Prof. Lucas Brown (environmental studies) and Prof. Steven Letendre (management & environmental studies) accompanied three students, Julia Marcusa, Jeffrey Davis, and Elliott Shor, to the 8th Annual Renewable Energy Conference & Expo October 29. The conference is hosted by Renewable Energy Vermont (REV), Vermont’s renewable energy industry association. Steve, REV board member, presented at the conference in a session on transportation. The title of his talk was “Plugging Transportation into the Sun.” Julia Marcusa won a scholarship to attend the conference from the Women of Wind Industry. Julia wrote an essay indicating why she wanted to attend the conference. She was one of just five women selected in Vermont to receive a scholarship to attend the conference.