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Malskiks and Prouty to head SGA

Malskiks and Prouty to head SGA

Phil O'Neil

May 10, 2018


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

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