Happy Spring! Er, we hope? Fickle weather aside, it’s certainly shaping up to be a prolific season full of great ideas, inspiring stories, and exemplary work from all corners of our CCV landscape. Happy reading, and don’t forget to share your Notables at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Snow has turned our Green Mountains white, and the fall semester is quickly coming to a close. This month we recognize several of the writers, artists, entrepreneurs, and activists who are enriching the CCV community!
On Tuesday night students from CCV’s Springfield academic center were on hand at the town’s Great Hall for a meet the artists reception and the opening of the Photovoice exhibit.
Depending on your aesthetic sensibilities, a trip to Springfield, Vermont can leave you feeling emotionally numb, astounded, or a myriad of other feelings, both positive and negative. The hulking brick remains of Jones & Lamson Machine Company’s lower factory greet you as you head into town from from I-91. Vacant storefronts dot Main Street. Long-abandoned factories stand watch over Black River Falls, depositing themselves brick by brick into the rushing waters.
February brought in some good news for lots of members of the CCV community; projects have gotten underway, certifications were received, art shows opened and travels undertaken. Read on to learn more about what’s been happening in the CCV universe lately.
Attending a big school doesn’t mean you give up the benefits of going to a small school, at least not for CCV-Springfield students.
“We put a lot of thinking into creating good community at CCV through activities and ways that students can connect,” said Deb Grant, an academic coordinator at the College’s Springfield academic center. “So we came up with this great idea to gather, campus-wide, and do a story sharing activity.”
It took years to come to fruition, and in just 12 short weeks it was over.
“I wish it could have lasted longer,” said Olivia Tarmey. “I just wish I could spend more time here with these people; I’m sad to see it come to an end.”
In a world in which many of us navigate via Google Maps, CCV-Springfield instructor Brad Houk has taken a different route, and his students are more than happy follow him.
“I like to create maps that make a difference concerning social issues,” Houk says.