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New Gen. Ed. program delayed until fall 2014

New Gen. Ed. program delayed until fall 2014

Kayla Friedrich

March 14, 2013

The new general education program, originally scheduled to be launched in the fall 2013, has been delayed until the fall of 2014. After years of requiring the same general education courses, the faculty decided four years ago to initiate a total overhaul of the JSC General Education program. "After...

Sequestration to affect TRiO funding

Sequestration to affect TRiO funding

Kayla Friedrich

March 14, 2013

Johnson State College’s TRiO Program is facing a shortage of funds due to across-the-board cuts known as sequestration, imposed on Mar.1 by Congress. The TRiO and GEAR Up programs provide a set of federally funded support services for low-income, first-generation, and disabled students. With the 5.1 percent...

Indian Point gets some love and sweat

Indian Point gets some love and sweat

Kayla Friedrich

March 14, 2013

Manual labor in the heat of the Mississippi bogs, mud up to your knees and pervasive poison ivy one day, and rain the next doesn’t sound like a way to spend your vacation, but that is what 10 participants of Break Away volunteered to do. After nearly 30 hours in a van, the Break Away group on their way t...

Break Away fights mold and cares for rescued animals in the Big Easy

Break Away fights mold and cares for rescued animals in the Big Easy

Lindsay Brown

March 14, 2013

When one thinks of "winter break," typical associations might be catching some sun on a beach or just kicking back at home. For some JSC students, however, it was an opportunity to don dust masks, work-gloves and overalls and help some folks out. On Feb. 22, a group of 12 students ranging from freshman to seni...

West Virginia trip offers a glimpse of poverty

West Virginia trip offers a glimpse of poverty

Michelle Sawyers

March 14, 2013

Twelve members of Break Away, including 10 students and two leaders, traveled to West Virginia over February break to help work with the Southern Appalachian Labor School (SALS). Kelsey Magee and Kaylie Hale led the trip to West Virginia, where they focused on renovating and revamping apartments for...

New Ed. search continues

Don Eaton

March 14, 2013

JSC’s Education Department, whose faculty complement has seen significant reductions over the past 10 years, is seeking to bolster its ranks with the hiring of a new professor. The new hire would need to be qualified to fill certain niche requirements so as to plug small gaps in the department’s c...

Q&A with Kunin

Q&A with Kunin

Anna Maria Liccione

March 14, 2013

Former Governor Madeleine Kunin spoke to a group of students, faculty and community members on Tuesday, Mar. 5. Kunin was invited to campus by Director of Academic Support Services and head of the Women’s Center Karen Madden to discuss her new book, “The New Feminist Agenda: Defining the Next Revolution...

Budgets, honors and exporting crime at Johnson town meeting

Budgets, honors and exporting crime at Johnson town meeting

Dylan Archbold

March 14, 2013

There was a full turnout at this year’s Johnson’s Town Meeting, with the entirety of the seating setup filled as well as every table set aside for the PTA-provided lunch, full with citizens of the town. On top of the seating arrangement, there were a few people standing during the several-hour proc...

JSC’s literary mag is Poet Laureate pick

JSC’s literary mag is Poet Laureate pick

Deb Bouton

March 14, 2013

Sporting a new logo, a brash cover image and a squarer, slightly smaller shape, the JSC-produced literary journal Green Mountains Review is turning heads, garnering praise and proving more popular than ever. Now in its 25th year, the long-revered journal has been chosen by Natasha Trethewey, the new U.S. po...

Grant sends JSC professor to Latvia

Grant sends JSC professor to Latvia

Deb Bouton

March 14, 2013

Associate Professor Tyrone Shaw of Johnson State College has received a Fulbright Specialist grant to teach at Riga Stradins University in Latvia for two weeks this April. In his first week as a Fulbright specialist, Shaw will deliver a 35-hour seminar on media ethics to undergraduates; the second week, h...

Eckman replaces Russo as financial aid officer

Eckman replaces Russo as financial aid officer

Mariah Howland

March 14, 2013

Johnson State College Women’s Basketball Coach Greg Eckman has replaced Tim Russo as a financial aid officer. Eckman moved to Vermont to work for IBM in 2001 after graduating from Michigan Tech University in 2000 with a business degree in management and marketing. After nine and a half years at I...

Schutt and Brown to finish series

Schutt and Brown to finish series

Tom Benton

March 14, 2013

The Spring Author Series has two more to go: novelist Christine Schutt and poet Jericho Brown. Schutt has three novels and two short story collections to her name. Her novel "Florida" was a finalist for the National Book Award; her novel "All Souls" was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. Schutt visits Mar. 2...

New ideas and old problems at SGA Town Meeting

Justin Little

March 14, 2013

There was a Student Government Association meeting on Tuesday, Mar. 5 in the Stearns 24-hour study room at 7 pm, led by SGA Vice President Colin Santee. As a parallel to the Town Meeting Day going on in the rest of Vermont, this meeting was meant to gather ideas to propose to JSC’s senators. There ...

Writing Proficiency Exam coming up Mar. 17, 21

Staff

March 13, 2013

This semester’s Writing Proficiency Exam will take place Sunday, Mar. 17, at 9 a.m. and Thursday, Mar.21, at 7 p.m. Those using the computer will test in WLLC 216/217. Those taking it by hand will go to WLLC 212/213. The exam itself was posted to the portal on Mar. 7 and emailed to all students as w...

Murphy, Donovan endorse Shumlin’s higher ed. proposals

Murphy, Donovan endorse Shumlin’s higher ed. proposals

Lindsay Brown

February 22, 2013

Part II in a series Johnson State College President Barbara Murphy and Vermont State Colleges Chancellor Tim Donovan have both welcomed Gov. Peter Shumlin’s inaugural address proposals for increasing higher education funding at the five state colleges and UVM. Among Shumlin’s proposals was a ...

SERVE Local expands opportunities for volunteers in Lamoille County

Kayla Friedrich

February 22, 2013

SERVE Local, previously called SERVE Fri, has changed its model this semester to allow more students the opportunity to volunteer in the community. SERVE Local has replaced SERVE Fri in an attempt to reach out to more volunteers who may not have previously been able to attend events because of the...

Phone-a-thon encourages alumni to answer the call

Dylan Archbold

February 22, 2013

Johnson State College’s phone-a-thon, the formerly annual event that takes place over eight nights when students call alumni trying to encourage donations, is back after a year’s hiatus. Raising money of course is the goal, and according to phone-a-thon coordinator Anna Maria Liccione, donations...

WJSC kicks it up

WJSC kicks it up

Dylan Archbold

February 22, 2013

WJSC, 90.7 FM, based at Johnson State College, is a community-operated radio station, meaning that not only do students run and deejay the station, but members of the community can and are welcome to contribute, from producing content like music or other audio media, to hosting talk shows. Recently,...

No place for nuts: allergies go airborne

No place for nuts: allergies go airborne

Michelle Sawyers

February 22, 2013

JSC student Julie Desautels was rushed to the Copley emergency room late Sunday, Feb. 17 -- when a student brought an open peanut package on to Arthur Hall’s nut-free floor. This is the second time in three weeks that this happened to Desautels. Desautels has recently acquired a lawyer and said...

CERT trains for emergency relief

CERT trains for emergency relief

Justin Little

February 22, 2013

What could ordinary civilians do in the face of a disaster such as the flooding caused by Tropical Storm Irene in 2011? That is the conundrum that Vermont’s Community Emergency Response Team came to Johnson State College to solve. On Jan. 26 and 27, CERT members Fred Messer and Carla Straight-Messer...

Kunin to speak March 5

Kunin to speak March 5

Anna Maria Liccione

February 22, 2013

In her new book, “The New Feminist Agenda, Defining the Next Revolution for Women, Work, and Family” former Vermont Governor Madeleine Kunin revisits feminism. How far have we come since the 1950s and 1960s? Not far enough, believes Kunin, who will speak at Johnson State College on March 5. Although...

Film highlights key civil rights leader

Film highlights key civil rights leader

Kayla Friedrich

February 22, 2013

Whitney Young was an influential figure in the civil rights movement whose talents and achievements are rarely recognized today. Young worked closely with the white elite, and used his connections to improve education, employment, housing, and the general welfare of African-Americans. “The Powerbroker,”...

Bradfield flenses nature and man

Bradfield flenses nature and man

Don Eaton

February 22, 2013

Poet Elizabeth Bradfield braved the applause following her introduction, took the podium, encouraged no sympathy, and made no amends. She’d come to read some poems. The first was entitled “Of Seasonality.” Thursday, Feb 7 in The Stearns Space, Bradfield gave backdrop for each poem. She peeled...

New nurse practicioner’s long road to Johnson

New nurse practicioner’s long road to Johnson

Lindsay Brown

February 22, 2013

Tucked away on the back side of Senators Hall is a little-known gem of JSC: The Health Center. This is where the new Nurse Practitioner, Lori Koshowski, now spends a lot of her time. That is, when she is not instructing yoga classes at her studio, Kingdom Yoga, cooking up her latest creation with her...

Community Meals hungry for volunteers

Community Meals hungry for volunteers

Dylan Archbold

February 22, 2013

SERVE is looking for more volunteers for Johnson Community Meals, a bimonthly gathering at the United Church in the village center. Johnson Community Meals’ mission statement states its purpose as providing aid for those in poverty, or who do not have a steady source of food, as well as to build...

Kaiser goes nuts for Badgers

Kaiser goes nuts for Badgers

Don Eaton

February 22, 2013

Johnson State College and Vermont Peanut Butter hoisted high into the rafters of the Carter Gymnasium the new banner emblazoned with each other’s logos Tues. Feb. 12. The half-time ceremony, coming during a Badger men’s basketball loss, 84-67 to Castleton State College, celebrates not only JSC’s...

DREAM pairs college students with JES

Kayla Friedrich

February 22, 2013

The DREAM program pairs college students with mentees from affordable housing neighborhoods. It was established in 1999 by Dartmouth College, became a nonprofit organization in 2001, and has since grown to involve 13 colleges across New England. As of last year, this partnership also includes Johnson...

C-store booms under new supplier

C-store booms under new supplier

Mariah Howland

February 22, 2013

The Mountaintop Market, also known as the C-store, located in Dewey Hall, has switched suppliers. Milton, Vt.–based Dowling’s Inc. replaces J. Polep, enabling the store to provide JSC students, faculty and staff more local products at affordable prices. The college had used J. Polep since before...

A straight-shooting sex talk

Lindsay Brown

February 22, 2013

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Bob Hall visited JSC to give a talk entitled “Non Violent Sexuality; Making Peace with Passion.” The event was held Tuesday Feb. 12, in Bentley 207. Speaking out for nonviolent sexuality, Hall has visited over 900 college campuses in the U.S. and Canada. Hall...

Minter to speak at commencement

Minter to speak at commencement

Michelle Sawyers

February 7, 2013

Vermont Deputy Secretary of Transportation Sue Minter has been chosen to be Johnson State College’s 2013 Commencement speaker. According to Johnson State College President Barbara Murphy, Minter was chosen following a strong recommendation by JSC Professor of Behavioral Sciences Gina Mireault. "Minte...

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