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Writing and Lit. department hopes to fill White’s position

Writing and Lit. department hopes to fill White’s position

Kayla Friedrich

September 11, 2013

The Writing and Literature department hopes to launch a nation-wide search for a new creative writing professor later this fall, in the wake of Assistant Professor of Writing and Literature Jacob White’s resignation and Professor Andrea Perham’s retirement at the end of last semester. White sai...

Arthur Hall lays down a royal flush

Arthur Hall lays down a royal flush

Mariah Howland

September 11, 2013

Renovations of the suite bathrooms in Arthur Hall were completed over the summer, marking the end of a 10-year project to upgrade bathrooms in each residence hall. The new bathrooms, painted in peach tones, feature larger toilet stalls and more private showers, with two curtains to provide a changing...

Staff union, VSC negotiations stalled

Lindsay Brown

September 11, 2013

Vermont State Colleges (VSC) and the Vermont State Employees Association (VSEA), representing about 250 administrative and service employees at four Vermont State Colleges, have reached impasse over negotiations for a new contract. According to VSEA organizer Tim Boyle, "The reason the impasse is being...

Humans vs. Zombies: Fight of the living dead

Humans vs. Zombies: Fight of the living dead

Mariah Howland

September 11, 2013

Johnson State College is about to be the scene of an apocalypse—a zombie apocalypse. Four students have organized several games of Humans vs. Zombies, a campus-wide event in which players must either survive an onslaught of zombies or join them. The semester-long event, featuring multiple games across the term...

Long Trail Tavern open for business

Long Trail Tavern open for business

Victoria Greenia

September 11, 2013

Garth Cross is one of the few bar owners who enjoys hearing new customers describe his recently-renovated bar with expletives. In fact, he sits by the front door just to hear them. "Most people who have been here before can’t believe how different it is," he said. "The first thing they do is say, ...

TRiO dodges major sequestration effects

TRiO dodges major sequestration effects

Kayla Friedrich

September 11, 2013

This semester, Johnson State College’s TRiO Program will not feel any major effects of the congressionally mandated across-the-board cuts known as sequestration that began with a 3 percent budget cut for the 2012-2013 academic year, and a 5.23 percent cut for the 2013-2014 academic year. Beginning in...

Hooked: a portrait of addiction in Lamoille County

Hooked: a portrait of addiction in Lamoille County

Emma Post

June 6, 2013

Editor's note: This is the first in a series on opiate addiction in Vermont. Some names have been changed to protect the anonymity of the sources. Carly sits across the counter, peeling bright pink polish from her nails. Her green eyes accented by intense eye makeup are watering, but she isn’t cry...

“Detroit: An American Autopsy” chosen as fall common book

“Detroit: An American Autopsy” chosen as fall common book

Kayla Friedrich

May 24, 2013

In its seventh year, the Common Book program will give JSC’s incoming freshman an inside look at life in Detroit through the eyes of a journalist native to Detroit. “Detroit: An American Autopsy” by Charlie LeDuff was selected by a committee of staff, faculty, and a few students. The proce...

New Johnson market set for late summer opening

New Johnson market set for late summer opening

Lindsay Brown

May 24, 2013

It has been a long wait for residents of Johnson, but the lease has been signed, and work has begun on a new grocery store in the downtown shopping plaza. “I am delighted,” said Town Manager Duncan Hastings. “I’m getting my shopping list ready as we speak.” The lease agreement between ...

Verderber teaching Natural History Photography course in the fall

Verderber teaching Natural History Photography course in the fall

Tom Benton

May 18, 2013

Gustav Verderber knows the difference between a wood frog and a green frog. "You hear a sound like a taut rubber band, that’s a green frog," he said. "A wood frog sounds like a duck quacking." He also knows the difference between a snapshot and a well-taken photograph. "You exhibit it," he said. "Yo...

Student faces multiple charges

Tom Benton

May 17, 2013

A Johnson State College student has been ordered to appear in Vermont Superior Court in connection with charges of cultivation and possession of hallucinogenic drugs following a search of his Fairfax home on May 10. David L. Bodette III, 20, is scheduled for a court appearance in St. Albans June 24. Vermont...

JSC Confessions raises anonymity concerns

KC Cousineau, Don Eaton & Kayla Friedrich

May 6, 2013

JSC Confessions joined the Facebook world April 4, over Spring Break. The page has captured the attention of 629 Facebook users as of April 25 and is past 1200 posts in just four weeks. According to the page, students, parents, alum ni, professors and anyone who has access to Facebook can anonymously post an...

Abdel-Fatah elected new SGA president

Abdel-Fatah elected new SGA president

Michelle Sawyers

May 4, 2013

Johnson State College sophomore Nasser Abdel-Fatah, the newly elected SGA president, intends to focus his efforts next year on higher-ed funding, fixing the snowboard park and cleaning the frolf course. Abdel-Fatah won the election by 68 percent against Adam Nowak. He joined the SGA last fall as s...

Afghanistan experiences inspire Warzone Medicine class

Afghanistan experiences inspire Warzone Medicine class

Kayla Friedrich

May 4, 2013

Warzone Medicine, a course which has been taught for four semesters, emerged from challenges that one Johnson State faculty member was working with in Afghanistan. While overseas, part-time instructor of Environmental and Health Sciences Sawyer Alberi began looking at allopathic medicines. Accordin...

Survey says JSC students comfortable with smoking, mostly

Survey says JSC students comfortable with smoking, mostly

Don Eaton

May 3, 2013

Burlington last year flirted with banning smoking in some outdoor areas like city parks and Church Street. New York City already has bans in certain outdoor areas. The culture of cigarette smoking has been in a nearly constant state of flux in the U.S. for decades, and the battle lines, once demarcate...

Higher ed rally shows VSC funding affects whole state

Lindsay Brown

May 3, 2013

Around 75 students from Vermont colleges and high schools, legislators, state officials and involved citizens recently participated in a press conference at the Vermont State House concerning the funding of higher education. The press conference, advertised as a rally, was held in the Cedar Creek Room at th...

Hospitality get sun and experience in Barbados

Hospitality get sun and experience in Barbados

Kayla Friedrich

May 3, 2013

Over spring break, five Johnson State students and three CCV students took a seven-hour flight to tour the hotels and the sights of Barbados. The trip was led by Professor of Business and Hospitality Management Todd Comen who said the trip was very educational for the participants, five of whom are h...

Survey studies career paths for business majors

Survey studies career paths for business majors

Michelle Sawyers

May 3, 2013

Professor James Black and his students have been working with the Vermont Department of Labor this semester to put together a survey and explore the career paths that await Johnson State College students majoring in Business. JSC students enrolled in the Quantitative Analysis class, BUS-4140, this s...

JSC grieves over death of student

JSC grieves over death of student

By Lindsay Brown, Tom Benton & Kayla Friedrich

May 3, 2013

The JSC community said goodbye to Karleigh Baumann in a moving ceremony by Lower Pond Thursday afternoon , May 2, sending commemorative candles floating away from the water’s edge. Baumann, a Johnson State College junior, died Saturday, April 27, as the result of a two-car accident in Fairfax, Vt. Ba...

JSC opts out of illicit discharge survey

Don Eaton

May 3, 2013

An interim report updating Johnson town officials on the status of an ongoing project, Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (IDDE) in the Lamoille River, notes that JSC chose not to participate in the program, which is widely regarded as instrumental in eliminating sources of pollution from en...

Phone-a-thon’s a success

Phone-a-thon’s a success

April 18, 2013

After a 1-year hiatus due to a change in director and a lack of staff, the annual phone-a-thon to contact alumni was back in full swing Mar. 10-17. Over the course of eight nights, 14 students worked with Phone-a-thon Coordinator Anna Liccione to offer news about the Johnson State campus to alumni as wel...

First Relay for Life at JSC

First Relay for Life at JSC

Kayla Friedrich

April 18, 2013

Community support has allowed the American Cancer Society to bring a Relay for Life event to the Johnson State College campus May 3-4. Relay for Life is a walk in honor of cancer survivors, to remember loved ones lost, and to simply fight back against the disease that, according to the American Canc...

Students receive BFA Fellowships

Kayla Friedrich

April 18, 2013

  Every year two students in the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program for creative writing and two students in the B.F.A program for studio art are awarded a fellowship with the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson. This year, Jasmine Yuris and Taylor Shaw were chosen on their merit in writing, w...

Alumni Dinner serves up good food and better advice

Kayla Friedrich

April 18, 2013

JSC recently hosted its first Alumni Dinner for students, which incorporated learning proper dinner etiquette, networking, and tips and tricks to get ahead after graduating college. JSC hopes to make this an annual event. Guests arrived dressed to the nines in suits, ties, dresses and heels, ready f...

JSC senior to receive 2013 Engaged Student Award

JSC senior to receive 2013 Engaged Student Award

April 18, 2013

Kristina "Tina" Gorden has been named as Johnson State College's recipient of the Vermont Campus Compact's 2013 Engaged Student Award for her steadfast commitment to service and her dynamic leadership in creating and sustaining several volunteer programs at JSC. "Tina's service within many programs at Johns...

Perham ends prolific JSC career

Perham ends prolific JSC career

Lindsay Brown

April 18, 2013

Professor Andrea Perham has played essential roles in both the Writing and Literature Department and the larger JSC community for 35 years. At the end of this semester, she will begin the next chapter of her life after retiring from JSC. Andrea started at JSC in 1977, in academic support services dealing ...

Survey to gauge VSC’s future: $160,000 – 10,000 responses – 1 year

Survey to gauge VSC’s future: $160,000 – 10,000 responses – 1 year

Lindsay Brown

April 18, 2013

The Vermont State Colleges Board of Trustees has recently embarked on a strategic inquiry as a way to better understand and gauge the future of the VSC. The board voted Dec. 2012 to embark on this inquiry, and more recently Fifth Element Associates of New England was selected to conduct the study. ...

Documentary takes new look at autism

Documentary takes new look at autism

Dylan Archbold and Lindsay Brown

April 18, 2013

  By Dylan Archbold   Johnson State College students were confronted with a new way to look at autism April 1, as the documentary "Wretches & Jabberers" took the audience on a journey with two men with autism. The movie follows Larry Bissonnette and Tracy Thresher on their multi-country journe...

JSC now offers veterans’ services

Deb Bouton

April 18, 2013

Through a partnership with the South Burlington Vet Center, Johnson State College is now offering counseling services to area veterans on Fridays. "Although there are many services available to help veterans make a successful post-war adjustment, one of the main barriers is accessibility to those services,"...

Psych students attend conference in NYC

Psych students attend conference in NYC

Kayla Friedrich

March 28, 2013

Working with Professor of Psychology & Counseling Gina Mireault, four students shared a rewarding opportunity, presenting a research project at the annual Eastern Psychological Association (EPA) conference in NYC. The conference took place Mar.1-4, and hosted students presenting over 300 poster...

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