January was an active month across the CCV landscape, with publishings and degrees and all sorts of news happening. As always, we’re looking for your notables to include in next month’s edition, so send them along to firstname.lastname@example.org!
- Glennie Sewell, instructor at CCV-Winooski, St Albans and Montpelier, graduated with an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College. He is searching for agents to have his new paranormal fiction novel, Guardians of Forever: Earth Gone, published within the next few years. Sewell teaches English comp and Reading & Writing for College.
- CCV-Winooski instructor Ryan Joy defended his Master’s thesis for his Master of Science in Developmental Biochemistry from the laboratory of Dr. Bryan A. Ballif at the University of Vermont. Joy is teaching BIO-1211 Introductory Biology: Ecology and Evolution online this Spring and will be teaching BIO-1210, Introduction to Biology, in Winooski this summer.
- CCV-St. Johnsbury Coordinator of Academic Services Jenny Gundy performed in a Madrigal dinner with the North Country Chorus in Monroe, NH in January. Gundy played Christopher Columbus’ real-life partner, Beatrice.
- Five students have started working on their Leadership Endorsement and portfolio to be submitted at the end of this semester.
- Longtime CCV-Winooski instructor Alexis Latham has had a collection of her poems published by Wind Ridge Books. Alphabet of Bones is a collection of poems born out of the poet’s long engagement with the natural world—as a gardener, shepherd, activist, and as a mortal human being whose bones will one day return to dust.
- CCV-Winooski instructor Donovan Davidson has had a collection of his poems published by Empty City Press. Everything is Conditional Love Poems is a collection of related poems that interweave the mundane and the surreal. An amalgam of deeply worn and deliberately manipulated cliches roil and interweave to create unsettling, eerily apt reflections of the human experience; Davidson’s work does more than transform the familiar, it transcends it.
- Veteran Resource Advisors Kyle Aines and Marty McMahon attended and helped organize the inaugural Education Fair for Veterans held at the VFW post in Burlington. The event was a collaborative effort between CCV, University of Vermont, St. Michael’s College, and Champlain College.
- On Friday, February 26, Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) will be sending a membership invitation to 540 eligible students. Students had to have met the following criteria to be offered a membership invite:
- students must be In a degree program
- students must have earned at least 12 credits at CCV
- students must have at least a 3.7 cumulative GPA
- students must be enrolled for the spring 2016 semester
Congratulations to the 540 who have been invited!
- A new set of Career Services pages and Experiential Learning pages have launched on ccv.edu to give users quick access to CCV’s new career consultants and tools for finding a job and getting work experience while at CCV.
- Members of the English Language Learners response team attended a refugee service providers network meeting last week, which featured CCV’s orientation program to help refugees understand the college and university system in America and how CCV can help them get started on their higher education path.
- For the second year in a row CCV is sponsoring UX Burlington, a conference focused on exploring what it takes to provide solid user experiences on the web. Local gamer legend Marguerite Dibble will be one of the keynote speakers.
- CCV-Morrisville is incorporating the theme of “finding the superhero in you” into their community events this spring, including a Comic Con community event and the 4th of July parade. The team took time out for a photoshoot, but will reserve the use of their costumes for special events.