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Self-stigma: adding insult to injury

Self-stigma: adding insult to injury

Seana Rowell
April 27, 2017
Filed under Campus & Community

She stands motionless at the kitchen sink. Her head is down, freckled cheeks tear-stained. One hand holds up a small orange bottle and she studies the label mutely. Every drooping line of her body signifies her defeat. Behind her, babbling a steady stream of delighted incoherence, a baby plays happily...

Food for the body and soul

Food for the body and soul

Avery Bliss
April 27, 2017
Filed under Campus & Community

Historically, the churches, in their various denominations, have been a source of refuge and aid for those seeking help.   They have since branched out into providing food and meal aids to the food insecure among us, and the services provided can be as varied as the denominations that provide...

Hidden in plain sight: WJSC free-form radio seeks staff and audience

Hidden in plain sight:  WJSC free-form radio  seeks staff and audience

Emily Mullaney
April 27, 2017
Filed under Campus & Community

Students walk by it every day and don’t give it a second thought: Johnson State’s radio studio. Opposite Common Grounds in Stearns, DJs sit in the WJSC studio and broadcast anything from American roots music to sports talk shows to two-hour shows dedicated only to ’90s music. For some, it’s an...

Badger Dash will raise money for Special Olympics

Mary Fafard
April 27, 2017
Filed under Campus & Community

The Athletic Facility Management class has spent the semester planning a race fundraiser for the Lamoille County Special Olympics. The Badger Dash, which will be on Saturday, May 6, will include a competitive color-run 5k and fun run for children.   As the class has learned event planning procedures...

Davis and Hope to depart JSC

Davis and Hope to depart JSC

Jacob Greenia
April 27, 2017
Filed under Campus & Community

Will Davis, Dibden Technical Director, and his partner, Kacy Hope, JSC’s Campus Visit and Outreach Coordinator, are leaving their respective positions in May after two years at JSC for new opportunities further south.   Before coming to JSC, Davis and Hope first met in Kentucky where they...

Tagaban speaks of Tlingit culture and art in Ellsworth Lecture

Emily Mullaney
April 27, 2017
Filed under Campus & Community

Ricky Tagaban is an Alaskan Native American from the Tlingit culture. He is also an artist, a weaver of traditional and contemporary Northwest Coast textiles, and he gave the 33rd annual Ellsworth Lecture on April 21 in a nearly-full Bentley 207 during Pride Week.   At first glance, Tagaban’s...

Career fair brings employers to JSC

Mary Fafard
April 27, 2017
Filed under Campus & Community

On Wednesday, April 12, the Career and Internship Center hosted their annual Spring Career and Internship Fair. Fifty employers filled the multi-purpose gym in the SHAPE facility, ready to speak with Johnson State College students who were looking to further their careers.   Employers included...

Heather Irvine knows her herbs

Seana Rowell
April 14, 2017
Filed under Campus & Community

Modern medicine has developed a reputation for being an invasive and overly procedural standard of care. Whether this reputation is deserved or not is a matter of personal debate. Pharmaceutical drugs, the mainstay of doctor’s offices across America, are known both anecdotally and statistically for...

Wilkinson’s perfect cocktail: science and poetry

Wilkinson’s perfect cocktail:  science and poetry

Emily Mullaney
April 14, 2017
Filed under Campus & Community

Dan Wilkinson is not unlike a bear in appearance. Tall, broad-shouldered and bearded, at 28 he is planning on graduating from JSC in December 2017 with a degree in biology with secondary education licensure. He’s a man with many interests, from the science he studies to card and board games to poetry....

A look into transitional resources in Vermont

A look into transitional resources in Vermont

Jacob Greenia
April 14, 2017
Filed under Campus & Community

Free time is hard to find for Marcus, Penny and Chuck Pizer these days.   Since cofounding the nonprofit organization Safe Harbor for Trans Teens from their South Burlington home two years ago, Marcus and his mother Penny have poured their time into bringing in transgender and questioning LGBTQ...

SGA petitions for more VSC funding

Shavonna Bent
April 14, 2017
Filed under Campus & Community

At the recent board of trustee’s dinner, I had the chance to sit down with President Collins and Chancellor Spaulding and talk about many things the state legislature is considering for this session. Of course, the hot topic was increased funding for the Vermont state college system (VSCS).   To...

VSAC lends a helping hand

VSAC lends a helping hand

Briana Morin
April 14, 2017
Filed under Campus & Community

“It is still true that you are better positioned if you go to college, but you are not as much better positioned if you have to go to college with debt,” said Melinda Lewis, associate professor at the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare, in an interview with CNBC.   This quote...

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