Brandon Artist at William Feick Arts Center
The College welcomes artist Joan Curtis for her second solo show at the William Feick Arts Center today. Curtis’ latest show “At One with Nature’s Wiles: Recent Paintings and Sculptures” is a collection of acrylics and mixed-media constructions, much of them executed in the past nine months. An artists’ reception -- open to the public -- is scheduled for Friday, December 10, at 5 - 7 p.m. “At One with Nature’s Wiles” is on view from November 29-February 11 (closed for winter break December 17-through January 16).



Music at GMC
Relax and groove to the Jazz Band performance this evening at 7 p.m. in Withey lobby. Works by Sonny Rollins, Thelonius Monk, Benny Golson, Stanley Turrentine and others cover a wide array of swing and Latin music. The performance is directed by Don Goodman and is free and open to the public. On Saturday evening December 4, don’t miss the annual Holiday Concert in the Clara Hitchcock Fitzpatrick Jones Concert Hall in Ackley directed by Prof. James Cassarino. The GMC choirs, festival brass and chamber ensemble will perform a variety of music including Welsh and Celtic tunes and traditional carols. Join us after the concert in Withey Lobby for a reception and more singing and merry making!



Faculty Colloquium Focuses on Service Learning
A faculty colloquium on service learning at GMC titled “Connecting Academics and Community Engagement” happens on Wednesday, December 1 in Terrace 124 at 12 p.m. The Service Learning at GMC panel will feature faculty members (Prof. Sue Sutheimer, chemistry, and Sam Edwards, environmental studies and law and policy) and students (Ashley Staron, Mindy Blank) in a panel discussion on current and future service learning activities on campus. The event will be facilitated by Prof. Jacob Park (business and economics) and is open to the entire campus community.



Program Focuses on Beech Bark Disease in VT
Join us Wednesday, December 1 at 1-2:30 p.m. in Ackley 334 for the presentation and talk titled “Beech Bark Disease in Our Vermont Forests: A Proteomics Approach to Understanding Resistant Trees in Our Local Population,” which highlights an on-going student and faculty collaborative research project. Attendees will learn about what proteomics is, how it can be applied to real-world questions, and get a brief look at our most recent results. Equipment and "real data" will also be on hand for viewing and continued discussion. There will be light refreshments and snacks to share. The presentation is open to all—biology, natural resource management, adventure education and ES (natural science track) majors are all strongly encouraged to attend. Email Natalie Coe with any questions.



Student Production "RUN" Plays Friday
Blake Kyler ‘12 and Chad Skiles ‘12 have written a short, powerful one-act play titled Run about a Hispanic immigrant family struggling to make it in America. The performance on Friday, December 3 at 7 p.m. in the Clara Hitchcock Fitzpatrick Jones Concert Hall in Ackley. The performance is free, but donations are encouraged to benefit the Boston-based nonprofit FUEL, Families United in Educational Leadership. FUEL encourages families and communities to get involved in the education of their students. The stage performance was developed in partnership with Jose Galvez-Contreras ’11 as part of his Delicate Balance Project.



ANNOUNCEMENTS

Senior Social November 30
Seniors, save the date for the second annual Senior Social scheduled for Tuesday, November 30, from 6-8 p.m. at Richardson Alumni House. Join your classmates for a relaxed event with great desserts and conversation.

Shakti Tribal Dance holds Benefit
The Shakti Tribal Dance group presents “Exalting the Feminine in Her Many Guises,” a performance featuring guest dancers from around New England including: Zahra Al Baida, Sahidi Sisters, Sekhmet, Sisterhood of the Silk Road, Scarlett, Cyndal Ellis, Troupe Zuhoor, Dunyana, and Sisters of the Shawl. The event is Friday, December 3 at 7 p.m. in the Gorge. Admission is free—your donations to the Rutland County Women’s Network and Shelter are gratefully accepted.

Learn How to Give a Great Interview
Do you know the one question that you should always ask during an interview? Don't miss your opportunity to find out the answer to this question and more in this SOAR workshop Wednesday, December 1 at 6 p.m. in the Rare Books Room in Griswold. The presenter is Tammy Bender, GMC’s assistant director of career services. Student Opportunities & Resources (SOAR) is a series of fun and educational workshops that allow students, faculty, and staff to learn new skills, enjoy a hobby, or gain experience in a potential career field. Workshops will focus on: Leadership (L), Career (C), Academic (A), Wellness (W) and Personal (P). Students attending 12 or more sessions during the 2010-2011 academic year are eligible to attend an etiquette dinner during spring semester.

GMC Faculty/Staff Craft & Bake Sale
Did you know Green Mountain College’s “elves” have been hard at work this fall? Join us for the GMC Faculty & Staff Craft & Bake Sale Wednesday, December 1 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in Withey Lobby. Tackle that Christmas shopping list early by buying local from the faculty, staff and students of Green Mountain College! If you’d like a table of your own contact Shelby Phillips: 287-8392 or email: phillipsslf@greenmtn.edu. Sponsored by the GMC Staff Assembly.



FACULTY NOTES
Assistant professor Nate Furman (adventure education) and Monash University assistant professor Wynn Shooter presented a workshop at this year's International Conference of the Association of Experiential Education in Las Vegas. The workshop was entitled “Controlled or Automated: Dual Process Decision-Making for Outdoor Leaders.” The focus of the workshop centered around the cognitive bias work of Kahnemann & Tversky, the heuristic work of Gerg Gigerenzer, and the naturalistic decision-making work of Gary Klein. Click here for the presentation.

IN THIS ISSUE:
Art Reception at Feick
Upcoming Music Events
Faculty Colloquium
Play "RUN" Set for Friday
Faculty Notes





Women's Basketball
At Norwich Univ. Tournament
12/3, 6 p.m. vs Norwich
12/4, TBA

WEEK AT A GLANCE

MONDAY, NOVEMBER
29
Lap Swim Session
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.,
Waldron Pool

Biomass Facility Tour
4 p.m., Biomass Facility

Jazz Band Concert
7 p.m., Withey Lobby

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

Kayak Pool Session
8:30 - 10 p.m.,
Waldron Pool

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30
Wellness Walkers
6 - 7:15 a.m.,
Waldron Gymnasium

Shakti Tribal Dance:
Advanced I

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

Biomass Facility Tour
4 p.m., Biomass Facility

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

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

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1
Wellness Walkers
6 - 7:15 a.m.,
Waldron Gymnasium

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

Staff/Faculty Bake Sale
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.,
Withey Lobby

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

Faculty Colloquium:
Service Learning at GMC
12 p.m., Terrace 124

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

Presentation: Beech Bark Disease in VT Forests
1 - 2:30 p.m., Ackley 334

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

Shakti Tribal Dance:
Advanced II

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

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

SOAR Workshop: Interviewing
6 p.m., Rare Books Room, Griswold Library

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, DECEMBER 2
Wellness Walkers
6 - 7:15 a.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

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

Intermediate Vinyasa
Flow Yoga

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

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

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3
Lap Swim Session
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Waldron Pool

HIV Testing
2 - 5 p.m., Wellness Center

Senior Exhibition Reception:
Nicole Horvath

5 - 7 p.m., Feick Arts Center

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

Belly Dance
Benefit Performance

7 p.m., The Gorge

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4
Holiday Concert
7:30 p.m., Ackley Hall

SUNDAY, DECEMBER
5
Open Swim Session
6 - 8 p.m., Waldron Pool

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