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Two new members join Vermont State Colleges System board of trustees

Two new members join Vermont State Colleges System board of trustees

Phil O'Neil-St. Pierre

March 15, 2018


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`Last month, two Johnson State College alumni were elected to four-year terms on the Vermont State Colleges System Board of Trustees. David Silverman, president and CEO of Union Bank, was approved by the board to take the place of former chair Martha O’Connor. Vermont State Representative Dylan...

Be-longing for Justice Initiative still here after a year

Be-longing for Justice Initiative still here after a year

Adriana Eldred

February 20, 2018


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Johnson’s demonstrators have become a familiar sight, at least for anyone passing through Main Street on Tuesday afternoons between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. Feb. 6 was a crisp evening with friendly snowflakes falling like cotton balls from the dimming sky, only highlighted in the soft light pooling from...

Legal pot poses potential public safety problems for police

Legal pot poses potential public safety problems for police

Phil O'Neil-St. Pierre

February 20, 2018


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While Governor Phil Scott’s signing of marijuana legalization bill H.511 was the culmination of years of hard work and cause of celebration for many, it presents an entirely new set of challenges for law enforcement agencies throughout the state. Law enforcement officials remained steadfast in their...

Beach guiding JSC’s summer Portugal trip

Beach guiding JSC’s summer Portugal trip

Richard Ahlgrim

February 20, 2018


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Have you ever dreamed of taking a long stroll along Lisbon’s magnificent waterfront bathed in the famous Iberian sunlight with the one and only Jensen Beach? For some students, this dream could come true on this summer’s Portugal trip. From July 1-14, Assistant Professor of Writing and Literature...

Maple Syrup Club seeks tapping approval

Maple Syrup Club seeks tapping approval

Adriana Eldred

February 20, 2018


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According to Vermont.gov, Vermont produces 47 percent of the country’s maple syrup products. This may be why the Maple Syrup Club is the newest addition to the campus’s club selection. Junior Heidi Serrano initially conceived this club. “We were all sitting around, having breakfast like always,”...

NVU solidifies new class schedule

NVU solidifies new class schedule

Richard Ahlgrim

February 20, 2018


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As the college gets closer to its last graduation as Johnson State College, preparations are accelerating for a new era as Northern Vermont University. Administration, faculty and staff are working through a variety of challenges ranging from creating a shared general education program to significant...

JSC awarded distance learning grant

JSC awarded distance learning grant

Phil O'Neil-St. Pierre

February 20, 2018


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Last month, Johnson State College (JSC) was awarded a grant by the USDA’s Rural Utility Services division for the expansion of its distance learning programs. The approximately $389,000 will be used to purchase video and desktop conferencing equipment that will enable students to participate in...

Sterling Market sold to Associated Grocers of New England

Sterling Market sold to Associated Grocers of New England

Phil O'Neil-St. Pierre

February 20, 2018


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Last month, Mike Comeau finalized the sale of his five Vermont grocery stores to the Associated Grocers of New England (AGNE), which included Johnson’s Sterling Market, Village Market in Waterbury, Shelburne Market, Jericho Market and Comeau’s first store, the Richmond Market. AGNE is a New Hampshire-based...

Jumping for recovery

Jumping for recovery

Adriana Eldred

February 20, 2018


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The Polar Splash took place on Lake Elmore on Saturday, Feb. 10 on a clear, chilly day. Spectators gathered around the six-foot-long triangular hole in the ice, where people clad in Hawaiian shirts, wigs, face paint and other costumes took the leap to raise money for the Northern Central Recovery Center. NCRC...

Creative Audience programming offers a wide range of options

Creative Audience programming offers a wide range of options

Adriana Eldred

February 8, 2018


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Emily Neilson, director of Creative Audience, and Margo Warden, director of the first-year experience office, have prepared a new line-up of Creative Audience events, providing what they both hope will be explorative and inspirational experiences. These events will include presentations, dance and stage...

Pot legalization raises questions

Pot legalization raises questions

Phil O'Neil-St.Pierre

February 8, 2018


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January was an exciting and historic month for the Vermont Legislature as they made nationwide headlines, becoming the first state to legalize recreational marijuana through legislation. Lawmakers wasted no time, taking up the bill on the first day of the 2018 session, passing it with surprising haste. The...

Mr. and Miss JSC pageant set for March 16: no experience necessary

Mr. and Miss JSC pageant set for March 16: no experience necessary

February 8, 2018


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JSC undergraduate student Amber Dutkiewicz is hoping to put together a Mr. and Miss JSC pageant to take place in Dibden on March 16. Dutkiewicz says she is excited to put together something for the campus that it hasn’t seen much of. When she chose to do this pageant as her senior project, she chose...

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