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Chef Michael stresses local sourcing

Chef Michael stresses local sourcing

Kylie Brown

September 18, 2018

Among many other changes occurring on the Johnson campus, Northern Vermont University welcomes new chef, Michael Klein. Klein began his career working for a restaurant associated with the CIA (Culinary Institute of America), located in New York. He then furthered his craft by working with a certified...

Merger brings IT improvements

Merger brings IT improvements

Rebecca Flieder

September 18, 2018

Since the NVU merger in July, IT has worked to unify the two campuses digitally. According to Michael Dente, chief technology officer for both NVU campuses, not only does this mean a more cohesive system for Johnson and Lyndon, but new alignments between the two campuses’ IT policies. Four years...

About each other

About each other

Jessica Malskis, President of the Student Government Association

May 11, 2018

Note: This article is from the SGA Seniors Shavonna Bent and Katharine Abdel-Fatah have been two of the hardest working, intelligent, dedicated, and inspiring students Johnson’s campus has seen. When speaking to either of them, you would never know just how much they do considering how humble, swee...

Public Safety officer receives Freda Hebb award

Adriana Eldred

May 10, 2018

Freda Hebb is a JSC alum from the class of 1925 who worked at the college for almost 40 years as the president’s secretary, as well as a one-person registrar, bookkeeper, personal and business manager, taking on more than fit in her job description. Her legacy lives on today, in the Freda Hebb Room...

BFA exhibits up through May 12

BFA exhibits up through May 12

Story and photo by Agathe Fredette

May 10, 2018

On Thursday, May 3, Johnson State College seniors Kali Covell, Mikayla Messier and Forest Mattern presented their senior Bachelor of Fine Arts thesis exhibitions and accompanying artist talks. On the rainy spring afternoon, the Julian Scott Memorial Gallery was packed with students, teachers, faculty,...

Symposium highlights multiple disciplines

Symposium highlights multiple disciplines

Story and photo by Phil O'Neil

May 10, 2018

Johnson State College’s second annual student symposium went off without a hitch, prefacing several full-length performances and presentations that will close out the semester for a few dozen seniors. The symposium provides a unique opportunity for students to learn and practice professional etiquette...

SERVE increasing community service events

Patrick Bell

May 10, 2018

Another year is in the books for SERVE as they continue to work with groups in the Johnson area to better life here in this small community. Andie Flavel, graduate assistant for leadership and service, took over SERVE at the beginning of the school year and hasn’t looked back, organizing and planning...

Drag show stays abreast of spring fashions

Drag show stays abreast of spring fashions

Story and photo by Adriana Eldred

May 10, 2018

Johnson State College hosted their second annual Drag Show Competition in the Stearns Performance Space on Friday, April 27. Hosted by professional drag queens Emoji Nightmare and Nikki Champagne, this competition features a drag make up tutorial a few hours before show time, several hilarious performances...

On the alternative edge: CBD offers hope

On the alternative edge: CBD  offers hope

Story and photo by Phil O'Neil

May 10, 2018

While some Vermonters are gearing up for the legalization of recreational marijuana use that kicks into effect on July 1, others may have already noticed a sharp increase in the number of “green” products around the state. Cannabidiol, or CBD, products have been legal in Vermont since 2013 when...

NVU Cuba trip planned for February break 2019

NVU Cuba trip planned for February break 2019

Agathe Fredette

May 10, 2018

Over the 2019 February break at Northern Vermont University, students will have the chance to travel to Cuba for an immersive arts and cultural experience like no other. Professor Tyrone Shaw, associate professor of the Writing and Journalism department, and Professor Ken Leslie, professor and chair...

Delightfully devoted to Diatoms: Genter to retire from teaching after fall 2018 semester

Delightfully devoted to Diatoms: Genter to retire from teaching after fall 2018 semester

Story and photo by Adriana Eldred

May 10, 2018

A diatom is a microorganism that lives within water, from oceans to rivers to lakes and canals. Scientists can measure water quality based on how diverse in diatoms a stream or river is and if the ecosystem is healthy or not. If Johnson State’s Environmental and Health Sciences department were a...

Malskiks and Prouty to head SGA

Malskiks and Prouty to head SGA

Phil O'Neil

May 10, 2018

Voting for the annual Student Government Association elections has come to a close and the results are in. Jessica Malskis was elected as student body president, replacing this year’s president Shavonna Bent. Dana Prouty won the election for student body vice president, replacing Kate Abdel-Fatah,...

Doyle honored with emeritus status

Doyle honored with emeritus status

Tom O'Leary

May 10, 2018

More than 60 people gathered on May 7 at Johnson State College in the Stearns Dining Hall to celebrate the retirement of former state senator and JSC professor Bill Doyle. The event was attended by state legislators, a supreme court justice, former governors, a former VSC chancellor, JSC alumni, current...

Blood Drive yields 58 units

Blood Drive yields 58 units

Phil O'Neil

April 26, 2018

The biannual blood drive at Johnson State went off without a hitch this spring, bringing in 58 total units from 63 presenting donors. Coordinating with the American Red Cross, JSC’s SERVE office organizes two blood drives on campus each year, one at the end of October and the other at the end of...

JSC rock climbing club offers an alternative form of fitness

JSC rock climbing club offers an alternative form of fitness

Agathe Fredette

April 26, 2018

Isaac Bernstein, a freshman and outdoor education major at Johnson State College, has been rock climbing for only about a year and a half. In his senior year of high school, Bernstein was peer pressured into trying out rock climbing by his friends, which, he says, is probably one of the best things to...

Wilkins hired as new freshman academic advisor

Wilkins hired as new freshman academic advisor

Story and photo by Agathe Fredette

April 26, 2018

As the newly hired freshman academic advisor at Johnson State College, Cait Wilkins will be one of the first people welcoming the newly enrolled students of the first class of Northern Vermont University in the fall. The role of the freshman academic advisors is to help freshman students transition...

Textbook market is complicated

Textbook market is complicated

Phil O'Neil

April 26, 2018

The start of any semester is a hectic time for everyone on campus. This is especially true for JSC’s Summit Bookstore, which has to stock merchandise, materials and, most importantly, textbooks for every course the college offers. In the midst of such chaos, it’s easy for things to fall through...

The Senator talks baseball

The Senator talks baseball

Tom O'Leary

April 26, 2018

For 50 years, Senator and Professor William Doyle has played a remarkable role at Johnson State College, bringing government to generations of students and many of those students to government, and at the Vermont Statehouse. On May 7, the college will honor him with a celebration of his leadership...

Gov. Scott to speak at commencement

Gov. Scott to speak at commencement

Phil O'Neil

April 26, 2018

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott will speak at the 151st Johnson State College commencement. Scott is in his first term as governor and previously served three terms as lieutenant governor. Before that he was a senator for Washington County. Scott grew up in Barre, graduating from Spaulding High School. While...

First-generation graduates tell their stories

First-generation graduates tell their stories

Adriana Eldred

April 26, 2018

As a first generation student, I can attest that the challenges I face being first in my family are also the biggest reasons why I feel I am succeeding beyond what is expected of me today. It’s important to understand that being first-gen doesn’t mean an individual can’t be successful; it simply...

Full-time faculty hiring suspended temporarily

Full-time faculty hiring suspended temporarily

Phil O'Neil

April 26, 2018

A dip in enrollment during the NVU transition has translated to the suspension of searches for two full-time, tenure-track faculty positions. One is for a 3D sculpture position in Johnson’s Fine Arts department, while the other is for a mental health counseling position at Lyndon. According to...

Gervais moves on

Gervais moves on

Story and photo by Adriana Eldred

April 26, 2018

Robert Gervais, director of integrative technologies and women’s softball coach, has been involved in the Johnson State community since he first arrived as a first-year student in college. Gervais returned to JSC in 2013 with a master’s degree in educational technology. By the end of this semester,...

Youth exposure a main concern following cannabis legalization

Youth exposure a main concern following cannabis legalization

Phil O'Neil

March 29, 2018

For VSC students, the start of the spring semester was accompanied by a letter from chancellor Jeb Spaulding. In that letter, Spaulding explained that, despite Vermont’s landmark legislation legalizing recreational possession and use of up to one ounce of marijuana, the VSCS would not be changing its...

NVU hires interim dean of enrollment

NVU hires interim dean of enrollment

Adriana Eldred

March 29, 2018

Students, faculty, staff and administration will be returning to a new institution in the fall. However, while the NVU change may seem sudden, many preparations have been underway including changes in the admissions offices of Johnson and Lyndon. Salvadore Liberto, the interim dean of enrollment,...

The crave to cave; JSC Outing Club traveling to West Virginia for April recess expedition

The crave to cave; JSC Outing Club traveling to West Virginia for April recess expedition

Agathe Fredette

March 29, 2018

On your hands and knees, with only a headlamp illuminating the path ahead, you slowly crawl through a narrow passage of damp rocks, struggling to continue on when the passage narrows to the point where you are belly crawling. The only sounds are the tiny drops of moisture dripping from the ceiling and...

Miller unveils a project many years in the making

Miller unveils a project many years in the making

Nellie Tamboe

March 29, 2018

On March 15 in the Julian Scott Memorial Gallery at JSC, beloved Professor of Fine Arts John Miller spoke about his gallery exhibition, one that was over 12 years in the making. “Dialogue with Resonance” features Miller’s collages of the various colors, textures and litter of Rome, Italy. The...

Sanders speaks at VSAC conference

Sanders speaks at VSAC conference

Phil O'Neil

March 29, 2018

Options. That’s what Sen. Bernie Sanders repeatedly stressed in his keynote speech at VSAC’s College and Career Pathways day at Johnson State College on Saturday. The event featured 15 different workshops, geared towards high school students and their families to help guide them through the...

Post-pot legalization prospects hazy as Legislature grapples with next steps

Post-pot legalization prospects hazy as Legislature grapples with next steps

Phil O'Neil

March 29, 2018

When Vermont legislators reconvened in January for the start of the new legislative session, they wasted no time, taking up marijuana legalization bill H.511 on the very first day. While their haste left some Vermonters wondering what the big hurry was, the road to legalization was anything but short...

Badgers build schoolroom in Managua

Badgers build schoolroom in Managua

Agathe Fredette

March 29, 2018

Over February break, a group of 12 volunteers from the Badger Alternative Breaks service experience program at Johnson State College traveled to Nicaragua to commit their time to sustainable service work in the small village of Managua. There, they worked alongside the local community to work directly...

Three JSC students spearhead March for Our Lives in Montpelier

Three JSC students spearhead March for Our Lives in Montpelier

Adriana Eldred

March 29, 2018

“Saying you’re working with March for Our Lives does not mean you’re antigun, and it does not mean that you are for taking away guns,” says Mackenzie Murdoch, a JSC student. “I’m not trying to take away guns, I’m just trying to regulate them and make places safer. This is not me hating...

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