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NVU marches in Gay Pride parade

NVU marches in Gay Pride parade

Caroline Loftus

October 2, 2017


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Flamboyant, bright, colorful and energetic could aptly describe the Sept. 10 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride March on Church Street in Burlington.   The parade proceeded throughout the entirety of Church Street and ended up in Battery Park to finish off with a...

SERVE looks forward to volunteering opportunities in the coming semester

Ryan Thompson

October 2, 2017


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SERVE has embarked on what promises to be a busy semester. According to Graduate Assistant of Student and Leadership Services Andie Flavel, more community service volunteers are needed and welcome.   SERVE, which coordinates volunteering events for students, works with clubs on campus, student...

Lyndon students, faculty and alumni offer their thoughts on the upcoming unification

Emma Quinn

October 2, 2017


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Editor’s Note: Emma is an Electronic Journalism Arts student at Lyndon State College. This article is part of a collaboration with Basement Medicine to better represent our unified community. In the fall of 2016, the Vermont State College Board of Trustees officially voted to merge Lyndon State Co...

Model UN club seeks additional funding methods

Model UN club seeks additional  funding  methods

Patrick Bell

October 2, 2017


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JSC’s Model UN club is turning to individual fundraising for additional income to finance this year’s trip to Cambridge, Massachusetts.   Every year, the club takes eight students to Harvard to participate in a four-day conference where each of the visiting schools from around the world...

Eckenroth hopes to expand Dibden’s profile in the arts

Eckenroth hopes to  expand Dibden’s profile  in the arts

Richard Ahlgrim

October 2, 2017


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As the new semester begins, a new Dibden director steps in to replace departing director Will Davis who, along with his wife Casey, has relocated to Florida.   Hailing from Providence, Rhode Island, Jason Eckenroth aims to bring a new era of performances to Dibden during his time as director.   Eckenroth’s...

JSC class to explore Cuba once again

Jacob Greenia

October 2, 2017


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The fourth Art and Culture of Cuba study tour is set to run in February of JSC’s spring 2018 semester, offering an interdisciplinary format for all participants.   Led by Associate Professor of Writing and Literature Tyrone Shaw and Professor of Fine Arts Ken Leslie, the course will introduce...

On-campus food pantry will serve students

On-campus food pantry will serve students

Joseph Kifner

October 2, 2017


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The JSC food pantry is ready for those who need it.   Beginning in the fourth week of classes, the pantry will be open to Johnson students between the hours of 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday, according to Krista Swahn, the director of student activities and community service.   “We’re...

Hayes departs from Office of First-Year Experience

Madison Doucette

October 2, 2017


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The fall of 2017 brought about many changes at JSC, including the smoking ban, the ongoing merger with Lyndon State, and new faculty and staff hires. The college also lost some as well, including Coordinator of First-Year Events Matt Hayes.   Hayes’ last day at JSC was the day before new...

Acclaimed author to be honored at alumni reunion weekend

Acclaimed author to be honored at alumni reunion weekend

Nellie Tamboe

September 14, 2017


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Sept. 16 will be an exciting day for any fans of hard-boiled detective mysteries. Famous novelist and JSC alumnus Walter Mosely will be visiting JSC to receive the Distinguished Career Award.   “Walter will be the second ever recipient of that award. It’s kind of a special one,” said...

Partnership with Vermont Woodworking School produces new B.F.A. program

Partnership with Vermont Woodworking School produces new B.F.A. program

Cayla Fronhofer

September 14, 2017


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When Burlington College announced its closure last spring, it left current and prospective students in the lurch. JSC stepped in to help where possible, accepting many of Burlington College’s students, and acquired an entirely new degree program in the form of a B.F.A. and an A.A. in Fine Woodworking...

Jochnowitz to head Criminal Justice program

Jochnowitz to head Criminal Justice program

Patrick Bell

September 14, 2017


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If you take a walk down the hill to McClellan Hall, you will find JSC’s newest assistant professor in the behavioral services department — Dr. Leona Jochnowitz, also known as Libby.   She comes to Johnson with an impressively varied resumé related to the field of criminal justice. “She...

Core library staff return to full-time hours

Patrick Bell

September 14, 2017


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After three years of working reduced hours, the core library staff in the Willey Library and Learning Center have returned to full-time schedules.   Raymond Brior, the library’s interim director and technical services librarian notes that while the restoration of a full-time schedule is...

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