Students in GMC's Student Athlete Advisory Committee brought some festive cheer to Wednesday's holiday dinner sponsored by the office of student involvement. The group sang Christmas carols in the dining hall and in Withey Lobby.



Students Host Presentation at NYU on Sexual Violence
GMC students Mark Thiong’o ’12 and Orlane Monga ’11 (at right) hosted a presentation for the International Education Forum at New York University November 30. Their talk was titled “Combating Sexual Violence: The Story of Kenya and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).”

Mark, a Kenyan native, and DRC native Orlane discussed issues of rape and violence against women in their home countries. Their talk focused on the reasons these atrocities occur, internal perceptions of the issues, steps being taken to address the issues as well as challenges still being overcome.



GMC’s Intercultural Center Recaps the Fall Semester
It's been a busy few months for GMC's Intercultural Center - they've sponsored a food drive, an LGBT Celebration Night, several film screenings, a panel discussion on race and many other events throughout the fall. The ICC is an organization that aims to enrich the diverse campus community at GMC. Membership is open to “all students interested in fostering multicultural communication.” Read a press release from the ICC.




Tour Design/Build Projects at Cerridwen Farm
A root cellar using hay bale construction, a photovoltaic system on the greenhouse, a new biolung to filter carbon dioxide-saturated air from the chicken coop: These are just some of the projects GMC’s environmental design/build class has underway at Cerridwen Farm. The campus community is invited to learn more December 15 during a tour hosted by Prof. Lucas Brown (environmental studies) and his class. The presentation begins at 1 p.m. in the lower barn. The two-hour tour ends at the greenhouse, and will take place rain, snow or shine. Contact Elliott Shor for more information.



Time Magazine Features Photo from GMC Graduate Student
It's common for graduate students to send updates on their thesis research. But in Barbara Fraser's case, the update came in the form of a photo in Time magazine. Fraser (at left) was photographing and researching alongside her practicum supervisor, Lucien Chauvin, when she took a photograph of a botanical research team exploring Peru. The photo was featured with an article in the November 26 issue of Time. Barbara's research for the Masters of Science in Environmental Studies program is focused on sustainable development in the Amazon, primarily in Peru, where she works as a freelance journalist.

View the Time Magazine article.
Read more of Barbara's freelance work.



GMC Alum Publishes Book of Poetry
Ampersand Books recently went to press with Ryan Davidson's ’04 first poetry collection Under What Stars. "At the moment I'm working on my Ph.D. in English literature at the University of Glasgow in Scotland after having completed an MFA in poetry at the City College of the City University of New York," Ryan said.



Vuksanovic ’10 Featured on Voice of America
GMC student Dusan Vuksanovic ’10 discussed his experience coming to GMC from Serbia in a Voice of America interview December 7. Dusan, a Make A Difference Scholar, said earning the scholarship was key to being able to come to the United States for college, and GMC has been a good fit. “The atmosphere on campus is extremely relaxed, people are unbelievably friendly…the classes are student-driven and student-motivated and it is a very productive and very friendly environment," he said. Read the story transcript.



ANNOUNCEMENTS

Griswold Library Announces Extended Hours
The Griswold Library schedule for this week is as follows:
Monday, December 14
8 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Tuesday, December 15
8 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Wednesday, December 16
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday, December 17
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday, December 18
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.



FACULTY NOTES
Prof. Jacob Park (business strategy and sustainability) delivered a presentation on “Sustainable Business Strategies in China, Japan, and South Korea: Responding to Global Climate Governance, Public Policy and Regulation” at the International Conference on Responsible Management Education: Sustainable Leadership in the Era of Climate Change. The conference was organized by and held at the Copenhagen Business School and co-sponsored by the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education. View Jacob's presentation.

Adjunct instructor Romy Scheroder (art) has sculptures in several upcoming juried group shows: The White Show at the Signs of Life Gallery in Lawrence, Kan., the 24th International Juried Show at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey by MOMA curator Susan Kismaric, and the Mills Pond House Gallery by Guggenheim curator Joan Young.








WEEK AT A GLANCE


MONDAY, DECEMBER 14
Fitness Consulting & Training
8 a.m. - 12 p.m., Waldron Athletic Center

Fins to Feathers & Natural Science Illustration Display
11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., Withey Lobby

Energy Healing
1 - 4 p.m., Wellness Center

Community Swim
6 - 8 p.m., Waldron Pool

Laughing Yoga
6:30 p.m., Chapel

Guerilla Street Review
7:30 p.m., The Gorge

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15
Fitness Consulting & Training
8 a.m. - 12 p.m., Waldron Athletic Center

Fitness Swim
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Waldron Pool

Environmental Design/Build Tour
1 - 3 p.m., Cerridwen Farm

Community Swim
6 - 8 p.m., Waldron Pool

Meditation
6 - 6:30 p.m., Chapel

Spirituality Club
6:30 - 7:30 p.m., Chapel

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16
Fitness Consulting & Training
8 a.m. - 5 p.m, Waldron Athletic Center

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

Fitness Swim
11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Waldron Pool

Community Swim
6 - 8 p.m., Waldron Pool

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17
Fitness Swim
7:30 - 9 a.m., Waldron Pool

Massage Therapy & Reflexology
1:30 - 8 p.m., Wellness Center

Community Swim
6 - 8 p.m., Waldron Pool

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18
Fitness Consulting & Training
8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Waldron Athletic Center

Fitness Swim
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Waldron Pool

Community Swim
6 - 8 p.m., Waldron Pool

RESIDENCE HALLS CLOSE



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