Students in Lucas Brown's Design/Build class work on the tiny house they're building for their semester-long project. See story in Announcements section below.


Storyteller Joseph Bruchac to Visit GMC
On Tuesday, December 7, storyteller Joseph Bruchac will be coming to Green Mountain College. For over 30 years, Joseph Bruchac has been creating poetry, short stories, novels, anthologies, and music that reflect his Abenaki Indian heritage and Native American traditions. He is the author of more than 70 books for children and adults. The best selling Keepers of the Earth: Native American Stories and Environmental Activities for Children and others of his "Keepers" series, with its remarkable integration of science and folklore, continue to receive critical acclaim and to be used in classrooms throughout the country. This event will be taking place at 7 p.m. in the Gorge.



REED Club Presents Yestermorrow Design & Build Director Kate Stephenson
On Tuesday, December 7, Yestermorrow director Kate Stephenson will be discussing hands-on education integrating design and craft for a sustainable future. Yestermorrow is a design and build school based in Waitsfield, Vermont, teaching over 150 courses a year in design, construction, woodworking, and architectural craft, and offers a variety of courses concentrating in sustainable design. This event will be held in the Gorge at 6 p.m.



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).



Forest Policy & Management Students Present Sourcing Recommendations for Biomass Facility
On Monday, December 6, students in the forest policy & management class will be presenting their recommendations to the College about how we should procure our biomass. Students will be addressing issues in sustainable forestry and comparing what other institutions and states are doing to protect ecosystems while also promoting biomass as a form of renewable energy. This will be taking place in Ackley 334 from 1 – 2:15 p.m.



Paper Week to be Hosted in Withey Lobby
The recycling crew and sustainability office have decided to show campus residents how much paper they consume in a week. From Monday, December 6 to Friday, December 10, paper from all campus paper recycling bins will be displayed in the Withey lobby. The amount of paper will grow each day as recycling is collected from each building. Signage will describe how many pounds of paper are consumed on campus in one week. Paper week is designed to encourage the GMC community to use only the amount of paper we need, and to conserve when possible. For more information on this event, contact Kyla Jaquish in the sustainability office.



ANNOUNCEMENTS

Winners of the Zipcar
Holiday Special Giveaway Announced

During the week of November 16-23, students who signed up for a Zipcar membership sponsored by Zipcar and the GMC business office were entered into a drawing for driving coupons and cash. The winners are:

Frank Segro - $250 cash.
Kayla Biggs - $75 in free driving.
Michael Jacob Shulman - $75 in free driving.

Don't forget! Students with a Zipcard receive a 10% discount in the Buttery. Help GMC stay green by car-sharing whenever possible.

Tiny House Presentation
Students in Prof. Lucas Brown's (environmental studies and REED program director) design & build class will unveil their semester long project -- a "tiny house" constructed behind the REED workshop -- at 1 p.m. on Monday, December 13. (The workshop adjoins the Brass Butterfly at 169 Main St., just behind the Trolley Stop restaurant). All are welcome to hear students make a presentation on the tiny house project.

Midnight Breakfast
Sunday, December 12 at 11 p.m. marks the annual midnight breakfast, complete with karaoke! Get ready for final exams with a bellyful of breakfast goods while watching your friends perform their favorite karaoke songs. Being a longtime favorite event among GMC students, this year will not disappoint! This is a free event.



FACULTY/STUDENT NOTES
Pottery by Karen Swyler was on display in the 6x6 Ceramics Invitational at the New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester, N.H. The show ran from November 8 until December 3. Swyler's newest work is currently featured in an exhibition at the Metlem Birey Gallery in Philadelphia, Penn. More information about this event can be found here.

Prof. Jacob Park and GMC student Nicholas Ravotti '13 co-facilitated a workshop on triple bottom line business planning and marketing at the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture's third annual Young Farmers Conference: Reviving the Culture of Agriculture on December 2 - 3, which attracted more than 200 participants from across the country. A copy of the conference program and workshop description can be found here.

Caroline Cesaria ’11 organized a food drive for Poultney children as a project for Delicate Balance. Through the generous donations of the GMC community, she was able to collect three large boxes of food that was donated to the Poultney Food Shelf just in time for Thanksgiving. She thanks all students, staff and faculty who helped with the project.
IN THIS ISSUE:
Storyteller Joseph Bruchac
Yestermorrow Presentation
Artist Reception at the Feick
Faculty/Student Notes





Women's Basketball
12/9, 8 p.m. at Bay Path
12/10, 7 p.m. at St. Josephs (VT)

Men's Basketball

12/12, 6 p.m. at New England College

WEEK AT A GLANCE

MONDAY, DECEMBER
6
Lap Swim Session
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.,
Waldron Pool

Forest Policy &
Management Presentations

1 - 2:15 p.m.
Ackley 334

Biomass Facility Tour
4 p.m., Biomass Facility

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

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

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7
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

Holiday Dinner
4:30 p.m., Dining Hall

Shakti Tribal Dance: Intermediate
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

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

Yestermorrow Presentation
6 p.m., East Room

Spirituality Club Meeting
6 - 7 p.m., Chapel

Storyteller: Joseph Bruchac
7 p.m., Gorge

Applied Music Recital
7 p.m., Ackley Hall

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

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8
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

Faculty Colloquium:
Tom Stuessy
12 - 1 p.m., Terrace 124

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

Academic Skills Workshop: Managing Stress
3 - 4 p.m.,
Special Collections Reading Room, Griswold Library

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

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 9
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

Applied Music Recital
7 p.m., Campus Coffeehouse

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10
Lap Swim Session
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Waldron Pool

Book & Bake Swap
12 - 2 p.m., Booth Lounge

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

Feick Artist Reception:
Joan Curtis

5 - 7 p.m., Feick Arts Center

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

SUNDAY, DECEMBER
12
Open Swim Session
6 - 8 p.m., Waldron Pool

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

Midnight Breakfast
11 p.m., Dining Hall