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A night of food and networking

A night of food and networking

Victoria Greenia

March 27, 2014


Filed under Campus & Community

Once a year, Johnson State College administration hosts a night of food and networking, inviting successful alumni to share insight and advice with soon-to-be graduates. The Stearns Performance Space was full Thursday evening, March 21, housing a crowd that included 12 guest speakers and about 35 students....

The Act of Killing

The Act of Killing

Travis LeClair

February 18, 2014


Filed under Movies

Imagine living in a reality where war criminals are celebrated as heroes for mass murder. Imagine that genocide goes unpunished and untried after 50 years. Now imagine befriending one of these executioners and making a film documenting the reenactment of torture and murder committed by his hands. ...

JSC leadership conference helps students prepare for future

JSC leadership conference helps students prepare for future

Victoria Greenia

February 15, 2014


Filed under Campus & Community

The Johnson State College –sponsored student leadership conference, “Preparing for your Future,” covered a variety of professional-development topics by JSC staff, students, and special guests.  The Feb. 7 event, which ran from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., was attended by 34 students. That’s up...

Watching you, Watching Them: Scott Ketcham brings “Beauty and Darkness” onto Johnson State Campus

Watching you, Watching Them: Scott Ketcham brings “Beauty and Darkness” onto Johnson State Campus

Tamra Williams

February 15, 2014


Filed under Art, Arts & Entertainment

The female form sprawled, mostly nude, and composed of broad paint strokes of bright color on paper are features that depict Scott Ketcham’s work. These forms are provocative upon first glance. When studying the curved strokes of the brush and placement of bold yellows, reds, blues, and oranges for...

Sit and Breathe

Sit and Breathe

Victoria Greenia

February 15, 2014


Filed under Campus & Community

A year of slogging through a backlog of homework, research papers, and presentations for four or more classes while also trying to hold down a job and still spend time with friends and family can overwhelm even a hearty person. Toss pressure from parents to excel or friends to socialize into the mix...

Business and Economics dept. redesigning major

Business and Economics dept. redesigning major

Josh Lemay

February 15, 2014


Filed under Campus & Community

The Business and Economics Department at Johnson State College is undergoing an overhaul that will take effect sometime in the next few academic semesters. The new model will allow for a more dynamic program of study for students and faculty, as well as creating a core program that all business students...

Salvation Farms founder wages battle against hunger in Vermont

Salvation Farms founder wages battle against hunger in Vermont

Travis LeClair

December 5, 2013


Filed under Campus & Community

The issue of global hunger and poverty was brought to the Johnson State College campus on Thursday Nov. 14 with an Oxfam Hunger Banquet hosted by the SERVE office in coordination with Arthur Hall Advisor Allie O'Hara. Oxfam (Oxford Committee for Famine Relief) is an international confederation of...

Darn Tough Socks: Loyal, local and lucrative

Darn Tough Socks: Loyal, local and lucrative

Donny Eaton, Staff Reporter, Copy Editor

March 22, 2012


Filed under Features

Rick Cabot is a third-generation sock maker. Cabot, the owner of Darn Tough Vermont, visited JSC on Thursday, March 15, to speak about the brand which saved his family’s mill in Northfield, Vermont. About 70 people were seated in the auditorium in Bentley for the talk. Cabot began by describing...

JSC Phone-a-thon put on hold

Leisa Kelsey, Staff Reporter, Copy Editor

March 22, 2012


Filed under Campus & Community

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


Filed under Campus & Community

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


Filed under Campus & Community

  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...

Students bring “Two Rooms” to Dibden

Students bring “Two Rooms” to Dibden

Anna Maria Liccione, Arts and Entertainment Editor/Senior Copy Editor

March 8, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Stage

“Two Rooms,” a senior project shared by Performing Arts majors Claire Demarais and Taryn Glasser, will be performed in Dibden Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, March 17.“Two Rooms” gets its name from the setting of the play, written by Lee Blessing. One room is a windowless cubicle...

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


Filed under Campus & Community

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


Filed under Campus & Community

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...

“Slave Girl” makes fantasy real

Whitney Nellé, Contributor

March 8, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Stage

Have you ever wanted to have a conversation with a slave from the 1800s? That fantasy became a reality Wednesday, Feb. 29 for those who attended The American Place Theatre’s Literature to Life presentation of Harriet Jacobs’ “Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl” at Dibden. This show took...

Deborah Siegel to visit JSC

Deborah Siegel to visit JSC

Shannon Edmonds, Staff Reporter, Copy Editor

March 8, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

On Mar. 12, feminist author Deborah Siegel will come to Johnson State College campus to discuss her book, “Sisterhood, Interrupted: From Radical Women to Grrls Gone Wild.” The talk will be held in the Stearns Performance Space from 7 to 9 p.m. Karen Madden, the director of Academic Support Services,...

New events coordinator named

New events coordinator named

Donny Eaton, Staff Reporter, Copy Editor

March 8, 2012


Filed under Campus & Community

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....

WPE set for mid-March

Ben Algar, Sports Editor/ Staff Reporter

March 8, 2012


Filed under Campus & Community

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


Filed under Campus & Community

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...

Philie replaces retired Sally Laughlin

Anna Maria Liccione, Staff Reporter

February 16, 2012


Filed under Campus & Community

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,...

Leaks still plague campus buildings

Leaks still plague campus buildings

Mariah Howland, Photo Editor/Staff Reporter

February 16, 2012


Filed under Campus & Community

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


Filed under Campus & Community

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


Filed under Campus & Community

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...

Student death linked to controversial YAZ contraceptive

Tom Benton, Editor in Chief

February 2, 2012


Filed under Campus & Community

A Johnson State College student’s death has been linked to a controversial contraceptive pill. Rebecca Bapp, a member of JSC’s External Degree Program, died Nov. 12 from a blood clot in her heart. She was 21 years old. Bapp, a resident of Brownington, began suffering from breathing problems while w...

Home at last: new VAC opens

Home at last: new VAC opens

Mariah Howland, Photo Editor/Staff Reporter

February 2, 2012


Filed under Campus & Community

It didn’t really take that much. Just a lot of patience, planning and $2.75 million to essentially dismantle the old Visual Arts Center and build a new home for the college’s studio artists.  The much-anticipated return of the Fine Arts classes to an essentially new facility marks a milestone...

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