The sun is out, the snow is melting, and daylight saving time is here! Here’s the latest roundup of news and announcements from students, faculty, and staff. Happy reading, and don’t forget to share your own Notables with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org!
- CCV-Middlebury hosted a guest artist on February 12 who painted portraits for anyone interested. Artist Rebecca Kinkead painted 13 portraits of students, staff, and community members during her visit, and plans to include them in her exhibit at the Shelburne Museum in April.
- Faculty member Teague O’Connor was featured in Seven Days for his work studying crows in Vermont. O’Connor periodically goes on “crow safaris,” counting crows in urban roosting areas during the winter months and following them throughout the day. He is studying the behavior and patterns of their migrations between where they roost for the night and where their food source is. O’Connor teaches wildlife ecology at CCV.
- Faculty member Phil Crossman will be teaching a class on Robert Frost at Bethel University in March. These are community classes held in Bethel, VT that are open to anyone who wishes to attend. Crossman has taught philosophy and history classes at CCV for 25 years.
- CCV continued to celebrate its 50th anniversary with birthday parties across the state during the first week of March. CCV centers each hosted gatherings for faculty, staff, students, and alumni to enjoy cake and celebrate CCV’s 50 years of connecting Vermonters to opportunity.
- CCV-Bennington and The Lightning Jar co-hosted a Startup 802 pitch event on February 19. The event allowed for students to pitch their small business ideas for others to see. New business ideas presented included: eCommerce, parking lot maintenance, a day care center, aromatherapy, and more.
- CCV students were named to President’s, Dean’s, and Student Honors Lists for the fall 2019 semester. See the full list of academic honors students here.
- Associate Academic Dean Nicole Otte Stetson appeared on WDEV’s Dave Gram show on February 27 to talk about opportunities for CCV students to continue their education at UVM. CCV is presented as an accessible, affordable pathway for students to start their associate degree and then transfer to a bachelor degree at UVM.