Spring and Summer 2020 registration has begun and the holiday season is in full swing! 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!
- Annual Veterans Town Hall events took place on November 3 in Rutland, Colchester, and St. Johnsbury. These events are a chance for veterans to share with the community what their service means to them to establish a greater understanding between local veterans and those that they fought for. This year’s Veterans Town Halls featured many veteran speakers as well as a large community audience.
- CCV-Winooski hosted an arts event on November 14 featuring “The Essay Exhibits: Beneath A Sky of Gunmetal Grey,” an art and essay exhibit curated by writer and CCV faculty member Emily Casey. The exhibit was meant to engage both visual arts and text from a lyric essay in Casey’s recently published collection Made Holy. Other Vermont artists’ work was also featured.
- Faculty member Nancy Thompson recently published the book Touching The Elephant: Values the World’s Religions Share and How They Can Transform Us. Thompson’s book addresses the confusion that can result from hypocrisy in the church.
- CCV-Winooski held their first annual Community Chili Cook-Off on November 6. Seven people entered the contest, including a retired employee, staff members, and one student. Chilis were tasted and voted on by over 50 students and staff. An assortment of prizes were awarded for four categories: traditional, most unique, spiciest, and vegetarian. Winners include: Katlyn Lapell (student) for best traditional chili, Marie Frietze for best vegetarian chili, Karrie Demers for most unique, and Kate Maynard for spiciest.
- CCV-Upper Valley participated in the Harvest for Hunger initiative during the month of November. Students, faculty, and staff collected over 100 lbs. of food and toiletries to be donated to the food shelf at the Upper Valley Haven. Last year the Haven provided food for 3,885 households, serving 12,040 members of the local community.
- CCV-Middlebury hosted its inaugural Bake-Off fundraiser on November 19. Planned by the Student Advisory Leadership Council (SALC), the fundraiser benefitted the Charter House Coalition, a non-profit in Middlebury that provides basic food and housing. Entries for the bake-off came from students, staff, and faculty, and top-three prizes were awarded. Guests paid for their ballot to taste and vote for their favorite baked good by giving a donation of any amount. The SALC collected more than $300 for the Charter House Coalition.
- CCV student Dakoda Carter was selected as the recipient of CCV’s 2019 Legacy Scholarship. The Legacy Scholarship, in the amount of $1,000, is given annually in honor of a current or former CCV faculty or staff member whose work has positively impacted students and colleagues. This year the scholarship was given in honor of Pamela Chisholm, former dean of enrollment services, who retired in May 2019 after 17 years at CCV.