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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...

HTM program hosts trip to Italy in May

HTM program hosts trip to Italy in May

Shannon Edmonds, Copy Editor/Staff Reporter

March 8, 2012

From May 13 to May 25, Business and Economics Professor Norm McElvany will take 14 students to Italy as part of an ongoing series of upper-level Hospitality and Tourism Management elective classes. “Normally we have one to Europe and one to somewhere south, Costa Rica, Brazil, Central America or...

New events coordinator named

New events coordinator named

Donny Eaton, Staff Reporter, Copy Editor

March 8, 2012

Johnson State College has a new coordinator of first-year events, Emily Neilsen, who fills the position that had been vacant since the departure of Sherlock Terry last August. Neilsen started her new job at the end of February. Neilsen grew up in Burlington and graduated from Burlington High School....

Welcome to the VAC Mary Grace Parizo Good Time Lounge

Welcome to the VAC Mary Grace Parizo Good Time Lounge

Leisa Kelsey, Staff Reporter, Copy Editor

March 8, 2012

The ceremony to name the common area and lounge of the Visual Arts Center the “Mary Grace Parizo Good Time Lounge” will be part of the Grand Opening for the VAC, planned for Thursday, April 19. Donations are being accepted from students, staff, and alumni to be a part of this remembrance. Parizo...

WPE set for mid-March

Ben Algar, Sports Editor/ Staff Reporter

March 8, 2012

The spring Writing Proficiency Exam is scheduled for Sunday, March 18, from 9 a.m. until noon and for Thursday, March 22, from 7 to 10 p.m. The exam is a graduation requirement for all JSC students except those in the EDP program. The exam administrator, Assistant Professor of Writing and Literature...

Sodexo gets food service contract

Mariah Howland, Photo Editor/Staff Reporter

March 8, 2012

Sodexo will replace ARAMARK as the food service provider for the campus-based Vermont State Colleges in a 5-year, $5 million per year contract that will begin serving students next semester. According to VSC Director of Community Relations and Public Policy Daniel Smith, the VSC council of presidents...

Keppler appointed new SGA treasurer

Shannon Edmonds, Staff Reporter/Copy Editor

February 16, 2012

On Feb. 1, the Student Government Association voted to appoint sophmore Kyle Keppler as treasurer. The position had previously been vacant since the beginning of the spring semester. According to the official meeting minutes, Senator Jessica Pafumi questioned Keppler about his diligence and his responsibility...

Assistant chief tech officer looks toward retirement

Assistant chief tech officer looks toward retirement

Leisa Kelsey, Staff Reporter/Copy Editor

February 16, 2012

Anyone who knows Assistant Chief Technology Officer Sally Searles knows she would like to quietly retire from Johnson State College after 34 years of service, with as little fanfare as possible. Given her long years of service to the college, however, that wish may not be possible. Her friends and...

Philie replaces retired Sally Laughlin

Anna Maria Liccione, Staff Reporter

February 16, 2012

When Lauren Philie came to JSC a few months ago as the associate director of development and alumni relations, she worked closely with Director Sally Laughlin to learn the ins and outs of the office. With Laughlin’s retirement on the immediate horizon, Philie felt prepared to apply for the position,...

Pageant raises funds for Katrina Relief Urban Plunge

Pageant raises funds for Katrina Relief Urban Plunge

Leisa Kelsey, Staff Reporter

February 16, 2012

Laughs were a top priority at the Mr. and Ms. Johnson State Pageant held Jan. 31 and hosted by the JSC Intervarsity Christian Fellowship. The honor of Mr. Johnson was awarded to Todd Loskutoff and Elisabeth Beatty-Owens became Ms. Johnson State of 2012. Though billed as a fun time, the pageant raised...

Leaks still plague campus buildings

Leaks still plague campus buildings

Mariah Howland, Photo Editor/Staff Reporter

February 16, 2012

Clear plastic lies draped over bookcases in the Willey Library and Learning Center, and buckets wait ready to be set out. In the SHAPE fitness facility, ceiling tiles cover a leak that could resume with warmer weather. It often seems that when it rains it pours, at least in the two buildings that...

Mann to retire after 40 years at JSC

Mann to retire after 40 years at JSC

Shannon Edmonds, Staff Reporter/Copy Editor

February 16, 2012

Susan Mann, an Administrative Assistant for the Environmental and Health Science as well as the Math Department, will be retiring March 1 to mark the 40th anniversary of her arrival at Johnson State College. A retirement party will be held for her on Feb. 27 in the Stearns Performance Space from...

The flu is back

Donny Eaton, Staff Reporter

February 16, 2012

Flu season got off to a slow start, perhaps due to mild weather this winter, but it’s making a late season charge that health officials have been predicting. “The next couple of weeks is when we tend to peak,” said Johnson State College Nurse Practitioner Jeanie Cass. “I hadn’t seen any...

Tuition hiked by 4 percent

Tom Benton, Editor in Chief

February 16, 2012

In a 9-4 vote on Thursday, Feb. 2, the Vermont State Colleges board of trustees voted to increase the in-state tuition rate by 4 percent for the next two academic years, amidst ongoing debate regarding legislative funding for Vermont state colleges. Out-of-state tuition will increase 5 percent. The...

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