CCV-St. Johnsbury is the latest feature in our series of academic center videos. Check it out, along with some exciting fall news from students, faculty, and staff, and please share your own Notables by emailing email@example.com!
- Faculty member Jay Dubberly’s literary magazine Zig Zag Lit Mag celebrated the release of its fifth issue on September 24. The magazine features art and creative writing from Addison County. Dubberly teaches film and English courses in Middlebury and Rutland.
- Coordinator of Academic Services Phil Crossman was invited to deliver two lectures this fall in Rutland through the University of Vermont’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. His first lecture, “Getting it Right: Essentials of Ethical Living” was presented on September 28, and he will present “Can-do vs. Should-do: Bioethics in Contemporary Perspective” on October 12.
- Faculty member Alexis Lathem was chosen as a fellow with the Black Earth Institute, a community of writers and scholars dedicated to serving environmental and social justice through their art. The three-year fellowship will provide a stipend to support Lathem’s work, as well as an opportunity to meet with other fellows for an annual retreat in Black Earth, Wisconsin. Fellows also take turns editing the institute’s journal, About Place. Lathem has essays forthcoming in About Place and Terrain.
- Newport graduate DeCarann Speaks is headed to the Association of Community College Trustees’ 2018 Leadership Congress in New York City on October 24th to receive a $1,250 New Century Workforce Pathway Scholarship from the Phi Theta Kappa national honor society. Speaks graduated in 2018 with a degree in medical assisting.
- Five Bennington students were awarded scholarships from the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Jennifer Davis, Wendy Lyons, Desiree Walizer, Caitlyn Stanley, and Dana McCormick received AAUW Scholarships and Marge Carter Book Awards for the fall 2018 semester. Since 2007, the Bennington branch of AAUW has awarded 84 scholarships to CCV students, totaling more than $40,000.
- Over 130 CCV staff members gathered at the Winooski academic center on October 5th for Staff Development Day. Dr. Evelyn Waiwaiole, executive director of the Center for Community College Student Engagement, and Tina Hart, vice president of enrollment and student services at Indian River State College, engaged staff in a discussion about utilizing guided pathways to facilitate students’ academic and career success.
- Faculty member Jen Berger and artist Gabrielle Senza will present an interactive installation at the Feverish World Symposium in Burlington October 20-22. “Navigating and Rerouting: A Walk Unafraid Project” is an immersive experience within an 8’x8’x8’ tent. Berger writes, “In an era where media is as much a part of our days as eating and breathing, using an intimate platform, such as audio and handwritten texts, can give participants an opportunity to contemplate some questions that are on our minds.” Berger teaches in Winooski.