GMC Hosts First Eco League Scholar in Residence
John Anderson, W.H. Drury Professor of ecology and natural history at the College of the Atlantic, will speak on Tuesday, November 29 at 5 p.m. in the East Room. The title of his talk is "In this Broken Archipelago: Birds and Humans among the Maine Islands."

The discussion will cover his research on seabird ecology and human/wildlife interactions in the Gulf of Maine.

Anderson's appearance is part of a new faculty exchange program sponsored by the Eco League, and Anderson is GMC's first Eco League Scholar in Residence. He will spend the day on campus visiting classes and meeting with students and faculty prior to his public lecture.

The Eco League is a consortium of five small liberal arts colleges that share a mission of environmental stewardship, social change, and educating students to build a sustainable future. The member schools are College of the Atlantic, Green Mountain College, Northland College, Prescott College, and Alaska Pacific University. The Eco League Scholar in Residence Program provides an opportunity for Green Mountain College faculty, staff, students, and community members to meet professors from one of the other four colleges.



Robert Holloway Named
NAC Rookie of the Week

Green Mountain College men’s basketball freshman Robert Holloway has been named the NAC rookie of the week.

Holloway led GMC to a season opening win over visiting Albany College of Pharmacy 83-80. Holloway scored 21 points on 6-10 shooting, including 4-6 from 3 point territory and 5-7 from the free throw line.

He was the team’s second leading rebounder in the contest with 7, also adding 4 assists. Holloway scored 13 of his points in the second half, including two three pointers late in the game to hold off an ACP rally.



A Green Mountain College Christmas
The Green Mountain College Choirs, Festival Brass, and guest musicians will present their annual public holiday concert on Saturday, December 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Ackley Hall.

This event offers lively music for the season and will provide opportunities for the audience to join in the singing of favorite carols. Under the direction of James Cassarino, highlights will include Provencal and Besancon carols, early American anthems and holiday music from Ireland and Wales.

A festive reception follows the concert. Admission is $5 for adults and free for seniors and children.



Energy Dashboard Online
In October the College unveiled its new energy dashboard in Withey lobby. Now, real-time dashboard data can be accessed online at http://sagetcv.greenmtn.edu. (To view all the features of the site, be sure your web browser is updated).

The dashboard is a valuable tool to track energy use and identify ways to conserve and save energy on campus. If you have comments or questions about the information, contact sustainability coordinator Beth Clarke at clarkeb@greenmtn.edu.



ANNOUNCEMENTS

Seminars in Nutrition
Would you like to know more about healthy food choices? Join students in Basil Tangredi’s Nutrition and Health class for presentations on health and nutrition. All presentations will take place in Terrace 124.

Monday, November 28 – Macrobiotics, isogenics, ayurvedic yoga, calorie intake of athletes, winter diet.

Wednesday, November 30 – Weight loss programs, vegetarian deficiencies, stress and health, stress and weight gain.

Friday, December 2 – Food survey, college food comparison, GPA and food choice, processed food, food additives.

Rabbi Michael Cohen Presentation
On Monday, November 28 at 1 p.m. in Ackley Chapel, Rabbi Michael Cohen of the Israel Congregation of Manchester, Vt., will join the Mysticism class to discuss Kabbalism, or Jewish mysticism. This event is open to the GMC community.

Student Bioinformatics Presentations
On Monday, November 28 and December 5 from 4 – 6 p.m. in the Gorge atrium, students in Natalie Coe’s Bioinformatics class will be presenting research on a variety of genetic disorders. Format will include both oral talks and poster presentations. Light, delicious fare such as appetizers, quiche, soup, and warm drinks will also be offered.


Annual GMC Community Craft and Bake Sale
On Friday, December 2 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Withey Lobby, join the second annual GMC community craft and bake sale. Tackle your holiday shopping list early and buy locally made items, such as knit goods, maple syrup, honey, candles plants, jewelry, framed art and photography, and home-baked items, crafted by faculty, staff, and students of Green Mountain College.

Senior Exhibition: Melissa Miller
A public reception for Melissa Miller’s senior photography exhibition Noun: People, Places, and Things will be held this Friday, December 2 from 5 – 7 p.m. in Surdam Art Gallery. The exhibition will be on display through December 16.

CPB Movie: Our Idiot Brother
The College Programming Board will be showing Our Idiot Brother this Friday, December 2 for two showings at 7:30 and 10 p.m. in the Gorge.

Our Idiot Brother is a comedy/drama film by Jesse Peretz starring Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, and Emily Mortimer.

Plot:
Ned lived a happy life growing organic vegetables on a farm with his hippie girlfriend and his dog named Willie Nelson, but an unadvised incident selling pot at a farmer's market lands him in jail. When he gets out of jail, he is off to live with his sisters. While Ned is still happy, his sisters are much less so after he manages to screw up one marriage, one job opportunity, one budding relationship and one domestic partnership. He sees those problems as breakdowns in communication, but his sisters see him as an idiot.

Animal Studies Photography Contest
The animal studies program is sponsoring a photography contest. Want to make a GMC person and an animal famous? Send your favorite photo of at least one GMC person (student, staff, or faculty) and at least one animal. The best photos will be featured on the new animal studies webpage.

Submissions must be by email to Sam Edwards at edwardss@greenmtn.edu or Tim Donaghy at donaghyt@greenmtn.edu. Please put “Animal Studies Contest” in the subject line. Please submit all photos by December 10 at 5 p.m.

The winner gets 1.) Your photograph on the front page of the animal studies webpage with credit to you. 2.) Bragging rights. 3.) Making your subject famous to the web.
IN THIS ISSUE:
Eco League Scholar at GMC
Holloway is Rookie of the Week
Energy Dashboard is Online
GMC Christmas Concert





Men's Basketball
11/28, 7:30 p.m. vs. Westfield St.
12/2, 5:30 p.m. at Thomas
12/3, 1 p.m. at Maine-Farmington

Women's Basketball
11/29, 6 p.m. vs. Fisher
12/2, 7:30 p.m. at Thomas
12/3, 3 p.m. at Maine-Farmington

WEEK AT A GLANCE

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28
Seminar in Nutrition
9 - 9:50 a.m., Terrace 124

Acupuncture
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.,
Wellness Center

Horray for Play
12 - 12:45 p.m.,
Withey Lobby

Rabbi Cohen Presentation
1 p.m., Ackley Chapel

Senior History
Thesis Presentations

4 - 5:15 p.m., Terrace 121

Bioinformatics Presentations
4 - 6 p.m., Gorge Atrium

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

Jazz Band
6 p.m., Ackley Stage

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
7 - 8:30 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29
Choir Rehearsal
4 - 5:30 p.m., Ackley 330

John Anderson Presentation
5 p.m., East Room

Pilates
7 - 8 p.m., Ackley Chapel

Open Chapel
8 - 10 p.m., Ackley Chapel

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30
Seminar in Nutrition
9 - 9:50 a.m., Terrace 124

Academic Skills Workshop:
Managing Academic Stress

1 - 2 p.m., Ackley Chapel

Power Yoga
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

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

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

Shakti Tribal Dance -
Beginners

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

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

Shakti Tribal Dance -
Advanced

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

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1
Tea and Brown Bag Lunch
12 - 1 p.m., Ackley Chapel

Horray for Play
12 - 12:45 p.m., Withey Lobby

Senior History
Thesis Presentations

4 - 5:15 p.m., Terrace 121

Relaxing Yoga
7 - 8 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

Open Chapel
8 - 10 p.m., Ackley Chapel

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2
Seminar in Nutrition
9 - 9:50 a.m., Terrace 124

Community Craft
and Bake Sale

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.,
Withey Lobby

Chiropractic Services
1 - 5 p.m., Wellness Center

Pilates
2 - 3 p.m., Ackley Chapel

Senior Exhibition:
Melissa Miller

5 - 7 p.m., Surdam Art Gallery

"Our Idiot Brother" Movie
7:30 & 10 p.m., Gorge

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3
Holiday Concert
7:30 p.m., Ackley Hall