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Fried chicken with Julia, Taylor, and Stephen

Fried chicken with Julia, Taylor, and Stephen

Alli McLaughlin November 14, 2022

Brady Rainville is a staff advisor in Dewey Hall.   How did you end up in advising? I went to grad school at Stony Brook University in Long Island. When I was there, I was in a psychology...

O’Shea joins business dept.

O’Shea joins business dept.

Alli McLaughlin November 14, 2022

This fall semester, NVU-Johnson welcomed Anna O’Shea as the new assistant professor in the Business Administration Department. This makes O’Shea the only full-time business faculty designated for the...

The first-gen journey of  Parwinder Grewal

The first-gen journey of Parwinder Grewal

Deanna Oakes November 14, 2022

College is a difficult experience for many, but those whose parents attended college themselves often have an advantage, whether they are aware of it or not. First-generation students inevitably enter...

Democrats dominate local house elections

Democrats dominate local house elections

Aaron Calvin November 14, 2022

(Courtesy News and Citizen) Lamoille County came out mostly for Democrats in races to serve in the Vermont House, save for a notable independent candidate in Stowe. Despite a fresh set of newly reapportioned...

New cafe opening soon in Johnson

New cafe opening soon in Johnson

Kyle Gagnon November 14, 2022

The cafe on route 15 in downtown Johnson finally has a new owner and is poised to open before the end of November. The cafe will be owned and operated by Two Sons Bakehouse, which already has locations...

Dorm to house Smugglers’ Notch Employees

Dorm to house Smugglers’ Notch Employees

Deanna Oakes November 14, 2022

Skiing is an important piece of Vermont’s tourism industry, and Smugglers’ Notch is a popular tourist destination for just that. Smugglers’ Notch often recruits employees from around the world to...

The windows of the Willey Library building near the Bentley parking lot

Research librarian hired

Alli McLaughlin November 14, 2022

Circulation Coordinator Jeff Angione and Interlibrary Loan Supervisor Alice Godin have been the backbone of the NVU Johnson library thus far this semester, working closely with work study students to ensure...

Whitmore named executive director of VTSU-Johnson campus

Whitmore named executive director of VTSU-Johnson campus

Alexis Martin November 14, 2022

With the ongoing creation of Vermont State University, the one constant for NVU, formerly Lyndon and Johnson State Colleges, seems to be still more change.  Newly appointed Executive Director of the VTSU/NVU-Johnson...

Library hours expanded

Library hours expanded

Alli McLaughlin October 25, 2022

For many universities and grade schools alike, the library is the heart of the campus; this is where students gather to study, read, meet friends, and explore resources that would otherwise be unavailable...

Sophie Zdatny

Tuition freeze/reductions should bring some relief

Kyle Gagnon October 25, 2022

On Sept. 23, Vermont State University’s Inaugural President, Dr. Parwinder Grewal, announced a decrease of 15 percent in tuition fees for new VTSU students along with a continuation of the tuition freeze...

It’s the Norm!

It’s the Norm!

Alli McLaughlin October 25, 2022

John “Norm” Peterson is an academic advisor and head coach for NVU-Johnson’s women’s soccer team. Why do you go by Norm? In the TV show “Cheers,” there was a guy named Norm Peterson,...

Johnson Beautification Committee and NVU-J BFA grad join forces

Johnson Beautification Committee and NVU-J BFA grad join forces

Hannah McMahon October 25, 2022

For the past month, strollers on the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail in Johnson have had an excellent view of a 12 by 16-foot mural on the side of the Town of Johnson public works garage.  Painted by recent...

Sustaining a safe place

Sustaining a safe place

Deanna Oakes October 25, 2022

The NVUnity club was brought back to the Johnson campus in 2020 by Emerson Bemis after a short disappearance following the graduation of previous club members. Bemis is the current NVUnity club president...

No hard felines here

No hard felines here

Alexis Martin October 25, 2022

An orange blur races around the room, circle after circle after circle, making me almost dizzy just watching it. Suddenly it jumps on top of chairs and flies across the room to land on another one....

New turf field an antidote to  Vermont’s wild weather whims

New turf field an antidote to Vermont’s wild weather whims

Alexis Martin October 25, 2022

A much-anticipated turf field was finally installed during mid- to late August of this year and has certainly come in handy. “It allows our fall and spring athletes to not only work on their craft during...

No bear clause in rental agreement

No bear clause in rental agreement

Kyle Gagnon October 25, 2022

Raccoons and Cats and Bears, Oh My! The campus apartment’s dumpster is no stranger to racoons and feral cats. Residents have become accustomed to their residence and most appreciate their scrappy knack...

Dibden offers an eclectic mix

Dibden offers an eclectic mix

Hannah McMahon October 25, 2022

A new season is underway at Dibden Center for the Arts on the NVU-Johnson campus. With the fall semester half over, students have had the opportunity to attend performances for free. Timothy Mikovitz,...

A man with a plan

A man with a plan

Kyle Gagnon October 25, 2022

Last week, Basement Medicine interviewed Dr. Parwinder Grewal, the inaugural president of Vermont State University, regarding a wide range of issues facing the nascent university.  This is a transcript...

Fate of some VTSU properties to be determined in longterm study

Fate of some VTSU properties to be determined in longterm study

Deanna Oakes October 25, 2022

The consternation began on Tuesday, Sept. 27, when Perry Ragouzis, the student representative from the Vermont State Colleges Board of Trustees, attended the NVU-Johnson Student Government (SGA) Senate...

Dr. Mary Martin

Framed!

Alli McLaughlin May 4, 2022

Mary Martin is a professor of art history at Northern Vermont University - Johnson What is your first vivid memory of experiencing art as something bigger than just a picture? When I was a small...

John Pellerin

Longtime chemistry professor retires

Alli McLaughlin May 4, 2022

This year, NVU-Johnson says goodbye to t John Pellerin, associate professor of environmental and health sciences Pellerin joined the faculty at Lyndon State College in 1989 before moving to Johnson...

Stearns Hall

Chancellor reassures Johnson selectboard on the viability of Vermont State University’s Johnson campus moving forward

Aaron Calvin May 4, 2022

Come July, Northern Vermont University will be known as Vermont State University-Johnson Campus, a single node among five bearing the same name in a unification process that reflects the state’s effort...

Interim President John Mills

It’s been an honor

John Mills May 4, 2022

As we approach the end of the semester—and for those graduating—I wanted to post one last message. First, it has been very rewarding to be able to serve you as the NVU President. Every day I am reminded...

Transformation efforts proceed along multiple fronts

Transformation efforts proceed along multiple fronts

Sophie Zdatny May 4, 2022

Ed. Note: This is the latest transformation update from Vermont State Colleges System Chancellor Sophie Zdatny. It has been edited for concision. Visit to NECHE On April 21, Chief Academic Officer...

Karen Madden

Falling short of optimal enrollment, TRiO continues outreach efforts

Alli McLaughlin May 4, 2022

TRiO on NVU-Johnson is a branch of academic support services that supports students who have overcome socio-economic hurdles to attend college. They are funded by federal grants to assist students in acclimating...

Trustees appoint Dr. Parwinder Grewal to helm Vermont State University

Trustees appoint Dr. Parwinder Grewal to helm Vermont State University

Kyle Gagnon May 4, 2022

The Vermont State Colleges Board of Trustees has appointed Dr. Parwinder Grewal, an internationally reknowned entomologist and administrator at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, as president of...

In-person graduation scheduled for May 14

NVU Marketing April 14, 2022

Former Vermont Secretary of Education Rebecca Holcombe will deliver this year’s 155th Commencement address, the first in-person ceremony since the advent of COVID. Holcombe earned her certification...

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Art and geology faculty searches suspended for the moment

Alli McLaughlin April 14, 2022

As Northern Vermont University scrambles to fill vacancies while working around a difficult budget, some road bumps have come up. “We’re trying to address a challenging budget,” says Nolan Atkins,...

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If you can’t stand the heat: Lamoille County deemed safest from climate change

Tommy Gardner April 14, 2022

There are 329.5 million people in the United States, spread out over 3,000 counties in distributions running the gamut from the 64 people calling Loving County, Texas home, to the 10 million souls clamoring...

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Four finalists for the Vermont State University presidency tour Johnson, Lyndon, Castleton, and Vermont Tech campuses

Alli McLaughlin and Kyle Gagnon April 14, 2022

The end of March saw the much-anticipated Vermont State University presidential tour arrive at the NVU, Castleton, and Vermont Tech campuses. Four unique candidates with an array of different experiences...

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