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Cambridge Music Festival set for July 21 at Boyden

Cambridge Music Festival set for July 21 at Boyden

Anna Maria Liccione

May 3, 2012

Last May, something besides coffee was brewing at the Mix Café in Jeffersonville. Justin Marsh was chatting with a regular customer on the back deck about their mutual love for Grace Potter. Potter’s “Grand Point North Tour” had just been announced, and they were lamenting the fact that there...

Farm Store moves to Jeffersonville village

Farm Store moves to Jeffersonville village

Leisa Kelsey

May 3, 2012

For those seeking to buy local, organic, healthy foods, Jennifer Bishop’s Farm Store, which opened in March, offers a local option. Bishop originally created a farm stand at Waiora Farm in 2010 and soon started adding on different products from local farms in the area. It soon evolved into more...

ECE celebrates innovative learning

ECE celebrates innovative learning

Mariah Howland

May 3, 2012

The 6th annual Extended Classroom Experience event showcased JSC’s student involvement and innovative learning environments to throngs of prospective students on April 13. The event featured presentations by individual classes, student projects, teams, and clubs all together in the SHAPE Center’s...

Witte-Townsend retires

Witte-Townsend retires

Leisa Kelsey

May 3, 2012

Teaching teachers to teach is what Professor of Education Darlene Witte-Townsend does and has done for much of her life, but after 38 years in teaching, 19 of which have been at JSC, she has decided to retire. By any standard, Witte-Townsend has been very busy. New articles are being published and...

Community meals to continue with Sodexo

Leisa Kelsey

May 3, 2012

The Community Meals program at the Johnson United Church will continue with its regular bi-weekly schedule despite worries of its termination when the Vermont State College system announced it had signed a contract with a new food service provider, Sedexo. Uncertainty over the program was never an...

Reeve, Reynolds and Griswold retire

Reeve, Reynolds and Griswold retire

Leisa Kelsey

May 3, 2012

“Are you going to print this?” That is the first response given by those interviewed about the soon-to-be-retiring Walter Reeve, circulation coordinator at the Willey Library and Learning Center. All agreed on his propensity to talk and that he is always in a good mood. “He makes me laugh,”...

Convocation honors excellence

Mariah Howland

May 3, 2012

At least 300 students, alumni, donors and family members filled Dibden Center for the Arts April 26 for the annual JSC Honors Convocation award ceremony. For over two hours, the college celebrated achievements across the community, including students, faculty, staff, and alumni. First on the roster...

Faculty Assembly approves new Gen.Ed.

Leisa Kelsey

May 3, 2012

At its April meeting, The JSC Faculty Assembly gave final approval to a new general education program, which will take effect in fall 2013. Designers of the program hope that it will strengthen the college’s emphasis on a liberal arts education. Those working on the new model wanted it to be more...

Poster Girl: Bearing witness to the horrors of war and its aftermath

Poster Girl: Bearing witness to the horrors of war and its aftermath

Donny Eaton

April 12, 2012

  A packed house at JSC’s Bentley 207 on Tuesday, Mar. 27, sat stunned and appalled, both during the documentary “Poster Girl” and afterwards, listening to the director and the star answer questions from the crowd. A palpable tension enveloped the room as the documentary rolled. While...

Talent show raises funds with fun

Talent show raises funds with fun

Anna Maria Liccione

April 12, 2012

On Wednesday March 28, the Break Away group, “Food, Justice and Youth,” held a Talent Show fundraiser in Stearns Performance space to raise money for their Spring Breakaway trip to Washington D.C. A relatively informal event, guests were asked for a $3 donation at the door. There was also a 50/50...

Dolci, Mireault and Haverkamp awarded new round of research grants

Dolci, Mireault and  Haverkamp awarded new round of research grants

Donny Eaton

April 12, 2012

Three professors at JSC have just been awarded another year’s worth of grant money to continue their ongoing research projects. The money comes from The National Institute of Health (NIH) through the Vermont Genetics Network (VGN) in the form of INBRE (Idea Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence)...

Fall book chosen

Fall book chosen

Shannon Edmonds

April 12, 2012

The Common Book for JSC’s next batch of freshman will be “420 Characters,” written by Lou Beach. The book was selected by committee, which included Director of First-Year Experience Margo Warden, Assistant Professor of Writing and Literature Jacob White, Assistant Professor of Education Kathleen...

Learning beyond the walls

Learning beyond the walls

Donny Eaton, Staff Reporter, Copy Editor

April 12, 2012

The sixth annual showcase for the Extended Classroom Experience, JSC 101, happens this Friday, April 13, in the SHAPE Center, and both gymnasiums are expected to be packed with students, families, faculty, staff, community partners, guests, donors, and, perhaps most importantly, prospective students....

BFA students attend Chicago conference

Ben Algar, Sports Editor/ Staff Reporter

April 12, 2012

On Feb. 27, BFA students John McDonough, Olivia Lawrance, and Taylor Shaw, former editors of the student-run Gihon River Review, met Assistant Professors of Writing and Literature Jacob White and Elizabeth Powell in Chicago for the Annual Association of Writers and Writing programs (AWP) convention. The...

April 19 community panel to focus on sexual violence

April 19 community panel to focus on sexual violence

Leisa Kelsey, Copy Editor/Staff Reporter

April 12, 2012

A Community panel, “Sexual Violence and Feminism” hosted by the Clarina Howard Nichols Center is scheduled for Thursday, April 19, from 7-8:00 p.m. at the Stoweflake Mountain Resort in Stowe. The panel will focus on sexual violence – including its prevalence and resources available to deal with...

Blood drive breaks 22-year record

April 12, 2012

JSC’s blood drive on March 22 yielded 133 pints of blood, the most for a spring semester drive since 1990. The impressive turnout belied the warm, sunny day that was competition for people’s attention. “With a 60-degree day in March, I think everyone who had free time was outside,” said blood...

Two new faculty to join JSC in fall

Shannon Edmonds, Staff Reporter, Copy Editor

April 12, 2012

Two new full-time faculty members will join the Johnson State College family in the fall semester of 2012. Dr. Amy Welch will be the new Associate Professor of Health Science, and Dr. David Plazek will be the new associate professor of political science. Professor of Enviornmental and Health Sciences...

Res Life adds fall options

Mariah Howland, Photo Editor/Staff Reporter

April 12, 2012

Residence Life is revamping JSC’s housing for next year, implementing several new living arrangements in an effort to improve students’ residential options. The new housing programs include several changes to Martinetti Hall, such as a section for students passionate about wellness and alternative...

Ed. Department initiates major overhaul

Leisa Kelsey, Staff Reporter, Copy Editor

April 12, 2012

Johnson State College’s Education Department is in the midst of an extensive curricular overhaul that will radically transform its teacher training program. Those changes will affect every student enrolled in teacher education at the college, including all EDP and graduate students. The new curriculum...

Giggling gals with glittery gams go gambling with gregarious gangsters for the 35th Annual Casino Night

Giggling gals with glittery gams go gambling with gregarious gangsters for the 35th Annual Casino Night

Shannon Edmonds, Staff Reporter, Copy Editor

March 23, 2012

The cold, misty night outside could do nothing to dampen the spirits of the gamblers present at Johnson State College’s 35th Annual Casino Night, held this year on March 16 from 8 p.m. to midnight. A crowded Stearns dining hall was beautifully lit by the Dibden crew with blue and reddish-orange...

Career fair set for March 27

Heidi Wrighton, Coordinator of Career Services

March 22, 2012

Johnson State College will host its 2012 Career Fair on Tuesday, March 27, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. in the JSC SHAPE Center. Participating businesses and organizations include: ArborTrek Canopy Adventures; Camp Nashoba North; Clarina Howard Nichols Center; Copley Hospital; Edward Jones Investments; ENPRO...

Studio Store moves

Studio Store moves

Donny Eaton, Staff Reporter, Copy Editor

March 22, 2012

The Studio Store has moved. The long-time fixture on Pearl St. by the bridge moved to its new location on Main St, March 1. This is the business’s third site. Owner Andrea Pearlman says the original site was in a tiny room in the old Red Mill Building 27 years ago. “It was the year after the Vermont...

HTM sponsors Portugal trip in May

HTM sponsors Portugal trip in May

s, Staff Reporter, Copy Editor

March 22, 2012

Business professors Todd Comen and Henrique Cezar will be taking 13 students to visit Portugal from May 15 to May 30. This trip is another international trip similar to the class that Professor Norm McElvany will be leading to Italy at the same time this May. The students will travel in vans between...

Feminist author Deborah Siegel speaks at JSC

Feminist author Deborah Siegel speaks at JSC

Shannon Edmonds, Staff Reporter, Copy Editor

March 22, 2012

The Stearns Performance Space buzzed quietly as Karen Madden, director of Academic Support Services, took to the podium and introduced guest speaker Deborah Siegel, author of the book “Sisterhood, Interrupted: From Radicals to Grrls Gone Wild.” Previously, Siegel and eight students, faculty and...

JSC Phone-a-thon put on hold

Leisa Kelsey, Staff Reporter, Copy Editor

March 22, 2012

The yearly phone-a-thon contacting alumni, which is normally scheduled in March, is being postponed or permanently mothballed. The new Director of Development and Alumni Relations Lauren Philie is going forward with a new strategy. “The phone-a-thon has been in March in the past, but that is when...

Urban Plunge builds homes and hope in New Orleans

Urban Plunge builds homes and hope in New Orleans

Leisa Kelsey, Staff Reporter, Copy Editor

March 22, 2012

The Katrina Relief Urban Plunge bus trip to New Orleans organized by the New England branch of the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at JSC helped rebuild the city devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Of the 52 students who went, 12 were from JSC. Rachel Oakes, Elizabeth Bennett, Nikolaus Holm, Justin...

Lamoille Valley Chamber of Commerce honors Stone and Consentino

Mariah Howland, Photo Editor/Staff Reporter

March 22, 2012

  JSC Food Service Director Tadd Stone and Assistant Director James Consentino received the award for Workplace Development Leader of the Year from the Lamoille Valley Chamber of Congress at a presentation ceremony in February. The award was presented to them in recognition of the program...

Sweet Hollow herbs closes

Leisa Kelsey, Staff Reporter, Copy Editor

March 22, 2012

A local wellness center, Sweet Hollow Herbs, closed its doors Feb. 29 after more than three years in business. The store was a community resource not only for customers, but for new, local product introductions, herbal formulations, classes and presentations, workshops, and therapy appointments. It also...

WJSC: Sitting here in limbo

WJSC: Sitting here in limbo

Shannon Edmonds, Staff Reporter, Copy Editor

March 22, 2012

Radio Johnson, or WJSC, sits mostly unoccupied in the entrance of Stearns Student Center. Plagued by delayed technological updates and a lack of consistent student and staff support, the station endlessly plays one playlist, repeatedly cycling through the offerings. The problems have been daunting....

JSC Break Away group brings water to remote village in Nicaragua

JSC Break Away group brings water to remote village in Nicaragua

Donny Eaton, Staff Reporter, Copy Editor

March 8, 2012

From Feb. 17 through Feb. 25, 11 Johnson students and one staff adviser forewent the usual college tradition of traveling to a sunspot for a spring break bacchanal to take part in JSC’s Clean Water Solutions Trip to Nicaragua. On the trip were JSC students Kailie Gulino, Rueben Dandurand, Shane...

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