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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...

Task force addresses higher ed. funding

Task force addresses higher ed. funding

Lindsay Brown

March 28, 2013

  "Education is not an item to be bought and sold," said Shane Bouthillette, president of JSC’s Student Government Association, at a press conference at the state house Friday March 15. "It is an investment in our aspirations, our ingenuity and the prosperity of all. At a time of budget cuts and tight...

Long Trail reopening

Long Trail reopening

Anna Maria Liccione

March 28, 2013

The familiar landmark on Route 15 just west of Johnson village has stood empty for nearly three years, but roofers, carpenters and other tradespeople have begun to resurrect the Long Trail Tavern. The tavern’s new Facebook page pictures are now posted, chronicling the extensive amount of work bein...

SERVE sponsors blood drive

Lindsay Brown

March 28, 2013

  The blood flowed freely as a steady stream of students, faculty and community members participated in a Red Cross Blood Drive at SHAPE Thursday Mar.21. The drive was sponsored by SERVE and held in the multi-cultural gym. "I try to donate every chance I can," said Tara Robinson, who is a SERVE g...

Don’t end the journey

Don’t end the journey

Kayla Friedrich

March 28, 2013

  Vermont may not have an ocean view, but it has no shortage of swimming holes to cool off in. There are a number of swimming holes around the state, but the one that is up for sale hits close to home for the Johnson community, including the college. Nestled in the woods of Johnson, not far from J...

LED light switch

Don Eaton

March 28, 2013

  Outdoor lighting. John Steinbeck once called it "perpetual moonlight," and Johnson State College will for the foreseeable future be bathed beneath the artificial glow of a new brand of perpetual moonlight shed from LED lighting fixtures, the result of a campus-wide retrofit to all the pole-mounted ...

Creative Audience film examines autism without borders

Dylan Archbold

March 28, 2013

"Wretches & Jabberers," a film that came out in limited release in 2010, will be shown as a Creative Audience event on Apr. 1. The official synopsis: "In ‘Wretches & Jabberers,’ two men with autism embark on a global quest to change attitudes about disability and intelligence. Determine...

Trace contaminants found in village discharge

Don Eaton

March 28, 2013

  Two outfall pipes that discharge into the Gihon River in the town of Johnson, having tested positive for the presence of low concentrations of contaminants, have been flagged for follow-up testing. At one outfall, the discharge from a smooth, plastic, 10 in. pipe tested positive for very low le...

Observing the Legislative Process: a class by itself

Observing the Legislative Process: a class by itself

Lindsay Brown

March 28, 2013

Three inches of glass separated me from the serene and sprawling front lawn of the Vermont State House and the pandemonium unfolding within. It was my second day of the class, Observation of the Legislative Process, and the first day of the 2013 Legislative session. "Access is key," said lobbyist and ...

Casino Night: “Royale” with cheese

Casino Night: “Royale” with cheese

Dylan Archbold

March 28, 2013

  Tuxedo-clad gentlemen and cocktail-dressed ladies filled out rows of gaming tables on Mar. 15, ready to dance with Lady Luck. As the old saying goes, "Never bet against the house," but in this case the big winner was a local charity. Once again, Johnson State College hosted its annual Casino Night, re...

Virtual Sanders in Bentley Town Meeting

Virtual Sanders in Bentley Town Meeting

Anna Maria Liccione

March 28, 2013

Despite technical and logistical difficulties, about 55 people convened in Bentley 207 for a Student Town Meeting, hosted by the social solutions class and Harper Gay, Bernie Sanders’ outreach assistant. Sanders’ original plan was to be at JSC for the meeting, but he was held up in Washington due...

Scholarship established for Lisa Korth

Scholarship established for Lisa Korth

Lindsay Brown

March 19, 2013

A Johnson State College graduate of the class of 2012 died Monday night, Mar. 11, in Raymond, N.H. as the result of a car accident. Lisa M. Korth, 23, graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in English and Secondary Education and was very active in campus life, serving as a resident assistant and working...

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