With Daylight Saving just around the corner, we’ll soon be welcoming early winter. At CCV, we’re happy to report that autumn was a season full of literary and musical accomplishments, election preparations, and a few Halloween festivities, among other interesting notes:
Staff Development Day was a big success! On October 7, over 120 staff members spent the morning volunteering at four locations around Montpelier. The focus on service was a way to emphasize systems thinking and community-building. It was a gorgeous fall day and much was accomplished to improve our natural surroundings and foster teamwork among staff. Check out the photos from the day!
Faculty member Jericho Parms celebrated the release of her book Lost Wax, a collection of personal and lyric essays, published by the University of Georgia Press last month, and was recently featured in a Sunday Interview at The Rumpus. For more information on the book, read a recent review at Seven Days.
Voter registration is underway at many CCV centers, including Winooski, Montpelier, Newport, Rutland, Upper Valley, St. Johnsbury, St. Albans, and Brattleboro. If you need to register to vote, there’s still time! You can register by mail, online, or in person by 5 p.m. on November 2. Check out Vermont’s voter page for more information.
The Community of Student Representatives hosted Fall Into Wellness Week in Montpelier from October 24-28. The week included yoga classes, community walks, CSR’s Healthy Harvest cookbook, a stress relief workshop, and disability awareness presentations.
Faculty member Ann Aspell’s poem “The Offer is Accepted” was included in the anthology The Traveler’s Vade Mecum, which was published in October by Red Hen Press.
Montpelier Coordinator of Academic Services Ted Pappadopoulos and his band the New Siberians have a new vinyl record out. Black Blue + White was pressed at the Burlington Record Plant, which is owned by CCV grad Justin Crowther. Read what Seven Days had to say about the album here.
Dean of Administration Barbara Martin was elected board chair of the Visiting Nurse Association of Chittenden and Grand Isle counties. She formerly served on the board as Secretary.
Halloween events around the state saw big turnouts: Rutland staff handed out cookies and hot chocolate at the Rutland Halloween Parade, one of the city’s largest annual gatherings; Newport’s Haunted Halls drew over 700 community members; Morrisville hosted Haunting for Hunger to benefit the Lamoille Community Food Share.
Check out these photos of a very horrific holiday at CCV!