Basement Medicine

Plasma physicist Carrie Black’s unlikely journey from a log cabin in Wolcott

Dr. Carrie Black

Patrick Bell

September 20, 2019

Dr. Carrie Black, Geospace Facilities program director at the National Science Foundation (NSF) visited the NVU-Johnson campus on Sept. 4 to talk about her career and some discoveries in science in the first of the fall’s science lecture series. She was born and raised in North Wolcott, Vermont...

Call me by my name: Policy 315 instituted throughout the Vermont State Colleges System

NVU Dean of Students Jonathan Davis has been in constant contact with the travelers who returned from Italy.

Thomas Streeter, Staff Reporter

September 20, 2019

VSC Policy 315, a new Vermont State College System policy known as the Chosen Name policy, is providing a remedy for individuals who no longer identify with their birth name. “The origin is from within the Vermont State College System, and several groups within the system over the last few years...

Summer Bridge helps students succeed in higher education

Addison White

Thomas Streeter

September 20, 2019

During the week of Aug. 18 through Aug. 23, the Summer Bridge program was held on the NVU-Johnson campus, providing an opportunity for incoming freshman who met the criteria for the TRiO program to get a jump on the college experience through a variety of workshops spread throughout the week. To be...

Crackers, candy and condoms

September 20, 2019

The new vending machines around campus are stocked with chips, candy bars, dried fruit trail mix, and, for the first time on the Johnson campus, condoms. In April, Prestige Vending notified NVU-Johnson that they would be taking away their machines. It was too far out of the way for their route drivers....

Welcome back, you’re fired! Work-study positions slashed

Going, going, gone

Adriana Eldred

September 19, 2019

In the Advising office in Dewey Hall, a desk sits empty. The chair is pushed in, the computer powered off. No personal items lie on the desk’s surface- no pictures, no paperwork scattered, no sign of use. And yet, the office remains busy – students amble in and out of the entrance, various office...

Four new professors join NVU-J faculty

Emily Tarleton

Ari Erlbaum, Patrick Bell, and Adriana Eldred

September 19, 2019

Two new tenure-track professors and two visiting professors have joined the NVU-J faculty ranks this fall, filling existing vacancies. Emily Tarleton, an assistant professor in the Environmental and Health Sciences department, has been busy in her first few weeks at NVU-Johnson. She has primarily...

Writer’s club: an informal workshop for one and all

Writer’s club: an informal workshop for one and all

Ciarra Annis

May 9, 2019

It is Wednesday at 7 p.m. and one by one, students shuffle into Wiley Library and Learning Center room 214. As more and more people enter, the mood lightens and soon jokes are flying. It is a slow day and they have nothing to read. Someone mentions a Reddit and it is pulled up on the projector to share...

Welch heading to Norwich University

Welch heading to Norwich University

Magnificent Schmidl

May 9, 2019

Chair of Environmental and Health Sciences department Amy Welch will be leaving at the end of the semester for a position at Norwich University. Welch came to the US from England in 2006 after completing her Ph.D. in exercise science, with an emphasis on exercise and health psychology, at the Univers...

$3 Million budget increase passes House, stalls in Senate

$3 Million budget increase passes House, stalls in Senate

Rebecca Repeta

May 9, 2019

After years of fighting for additional state funding, a substantial budget increase to the Vermont State College System (VSCS) seemed likely after the House passed a $3 million increase, only to be rejected by the Senate Appropriations committee on Friday, May 3. The committee reduced the increase ...

Environmental, Health Sciences Dept to change direction

Environmental, Health Sciences Dept to change direction

Rebecca Flieder, Editor-In-Chief

May 9, 2019

The NVU-Johnson Environmental and Health Sciences department is quickly losing professors left and right. Dr. Bob Genter retired after the 2018 Fall semester, followed by Professors Karen Uhlendorf and Susan Green. Prof. Amy Welch is resigning at the end of the spring semester, and Tania Bacchus will be re...

Outdoor Ed. program undergoes major overhaul

Outdoor Ed. program undergoes major overhaul

Magnificent Schmidl

May 9, 2019

Next semester, there will be some big changes coming to the Outdoor Education department on both NVU Johnson and Lyndon campuses. The new program will be called "Outdoor Education Leadership and Tourism." "Essentially what we’ve done, is when we merged and became NVU, we began examining what progra...

John Miller retires to focus on personal projects

John Miller retires to focus on personal projects

May 9, 2019

John Miller is ending his time at NVU-Johnson this semester, halfway through what was originally planned to be a two-year phase-out into retirement after 16 years at NVU. Miller is a professor of photography and digital imaging in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts. "I wanted to spend more time workin...

Confusion surrounds “resource deselection” process at Willey

Confusion surrounds “resource deselection” process at Willey

Rebecca Flieder

May 9, 2019

Weeding is a long-held practice of gardeners and librarians alike. Out with the unwanted and in with the blooms. In libraries, weeding is the process of vetting books for eventual discard or disuse. Normally, this process at Willey is like maintaining a garden. Every once in a while, a gardener will ...

A walk on the wild side: drag show closes out Pride week at NVU-Johnson

A walk on the wild side: drag show closes out Pride week at NVU-Johnson

Fallon Repeta

April 24, 2019

This year’s NVU-Johnson Drag Show and Competition was just as wild and crowded as the last two. The Pride Week finale took place in the Stearns Performance Space at 8:00 p.m. and was hosted by Emoji Nightmare and Nikki Champagne. The Burlington-based Queens led the night through a series of performances,...

Chamber on Tour

Chamber on Tour

Fallon Repeta

April 24, 2019

The NVU-Johnson Chamber Singers started their annual recruitment tour on April 3. The 12-person group started the tour with a workshop at McGill University in Montreal, courtesy of Dr. Jean-Sebastian Vallee. Since then, they have visited high school music departments, singing and recruiting students...

SHAPE partners with Rise VT to offer free swim lessons

Magnificent Schmidl

April 24, 2019

Free swim lessons will be available courtesy of a partnership between NVU-Johnson’s SHAPE facility and RiseVT, which offers mini grants to Lamoille county programs whose objectives align with USDA missions for fitness and wellness. RiseVT is an advocate for healthy living in the state of Vermont,...

I Dressed for Dinner

Rebecca Flieder

April 24, 2019

I Dressed for Success and had Dinner with the Boss, and I survived! Just kidding. In case you missed them, Dressed for Success and Dinner with the Boss are two professional training events that the Career and Internship Center runs every year. These, along with the Spring Career and Internship Fair...

Sharon Twigg moves on

Sharon Twigg moves on

Rebecca Flieder

April 24, 2019

Sharon Twigg, chair of the Writing and Literature department and beloved professor, is moving on to greener pastures, much to the sadness of the department as a whole. After 10 years, Twigg is leaving NVU-J. “I’m moving to Colorado,” she said, “where my husband has taken a new job as a political...

Drag Queens talk activism

Drag Queens talk activism

Fallon Repeta

April 24, 2019

The “Queens & Activism” Panel was a massive success, drawing more attendance that nearly any other Pride Week event. Education Professor and NVUnity Club Advisor, Hannah Miller, opened the event by thanking NVUnity for running Pride Week and introducing Drag Queens, Emoji Nightmare (Justin Marsh)...

Uhlendorf retires after 29 years

Uhlendorf retires after 29 years

Magnificent Schmidl

April 24, 2019

This year NVU Johnson will be saying goodbye to Karen Uhlendorf, professor of Environmental and Health sciences, as she retires after the spring semester. She has been teaching at NVU Johnson for 29 years and hopes to stay a part of the community after she leaves. The long relationship with Johnson...

Ally dinner honors LGBTQ+ community

Ally dinner honors LGBTQ+ community

Ciarra Annis

April 24, 2019

The 25th annual Ally Dinner was held on April 17 and staff, faculty, students and community members gathered in the Stearns Performance Space to honor members of the LGBTQ+ community and its allies. It was two hours of acceptance, friendship and food. The night featured keynote speaker, Jane Langner,...

A Cuban journey of discovery

A Cuban journey of discovery

Rebecca Flieder

April 4, 2019

I spent the best week of my life in Cuba. Professors Tyrone Shaw and Ken Leslie bring a group of students every few years. Due to the merger, they were able to bring students from the Johnson and Lyndon campuses. This class, INT-3035, is known as Art and Culture of Cuba. I didn’t think it was...

It was a good night for United Way

It was a good night for United Way

Fallon Repeta

April 4, 2019

This year the Ides of March bode well for a major local charity. On March 15, NVU-Johnson campus held their annual Casino Night in the Stearns Dining Hall. This year’s theme was revealed earlier in the semester to be “A Royal Affair.” This theme rang true as most of the guests donned crowns,...

“Downstream”: a bleak picture about Vermont parental incarceration

“Downstream”: a bleak picture about Vermont parental incarceration

Fallon Repeta

April 4, 2019

On March 20, NVU-Johnson hosted the premiere showing of “Downstream: The Effects of Parental Incarceration.” The Bearnotch production was produced by Brad Salon in association with Resilience Beyond Incarceration (RBI), a program of the Lamoille Restorative Center (LRC). Members of the LRC were...

NVU-J comes together against anonymous hate speech

NVU-J comes together against anonymous hate speech

Rebecca Flieder

April 4, 2019

The NVU-Johnson community has banded together in support of students who had been targeted by hate speech in two separate incidents in the residence halls. Over a hundred students, staff and faculty members gathered under the flagpoles on the quad on Thursday, Mar 28 to celebrate diversity and inclusion...

Dewey’s doin’ the dance

Dewey’s doin’ the dance

Ciarra Annis

April 4, 2019

It’s not exactly musical chairs, but it’s close. A Dewey shuffle is underway, but music has nothing to do with it. The changes seem to be determined by evolving program needs. The Office of First Year Experience moved down the hall on March 18, making room for the new positions that the Title...

Acclaimed artist and activist to deliver commencement address

Acclaimed artist and activist to deliver commencement address

April 4, 2019

The Vermont State Colleges Board of Trustees approved on March 23 NVU President Elaine Collins’ selection for this year’s commencement ceremony. Famed singer, songwriter and social activist Cyndi Lauper will deliver the keynote address on May 19. According to Collins, Lauper’s remarkable career...

NVU-J hires new sophomore advisor

NVU-J hires new sophomore advisor

Ciarra Annis

April 4, 2019

Northern Vermont University-Johnson has filled an advising position that was created with the funds from a Title III grant awarded to the university. This new position focuses on increasing support for those past their first year and gives sophomores with undeclared majors an additional resource. “What...

Anonymous sticky notes appear across campus; students continue the positivity

Anonymous sticky notes appear across campus; students continue the positivity

Rebecca Flieder

April 4, 2019

Seemingly without warning, variously colored sticky notes with scrawled positive affirmations in different handwritings started popping up around campus. Some had general messages, like “You look great in that shirt,” “I care” and “Loving is a good look on you.” The notes appeared mostly...

How to get rid of your roommate: the ultimate guide

The author can neither confirm nor deny that this is actual ram’s blood in a jar

Rebecca Flieder

March 21, 2019

Ever wake up to your roommate’s screeching alarm way too early in the morning, or been kept up by their Skype calls late into the night? Maybe you’ve come home to the smell of fish coming from the microwave! Or maybe, worst of all, you’ve come home with the intent of going to sleep, only to find...

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