Thank you to everyone who helped make the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the founding of Goddard College so special!
As we near Thanksgiving and the Holiday Season, we give thanks to our many supporters, staff and faculty who help make Goddard a unique place for students to achieve their academic dreams.
Please enjoy this eNewsletter with 150th Anniversary photographs, a 1970s photography slideshow, and news about our alumni, faculty, academic programs, concerts, events, and residency sites.
Goddard's 150th Celebration!
Images from the 150th Anniversary Homecoming Weekend Oct. 18-20, 2013
From October 18-20, 2013, over 250 alumni, faculty, students, staff and community members came together to celebrate Goddard College's 150th Anniversary in Plainfield, Vermont. The weekend was full of activities including alumni art exhibits, campus tours, farm to table dinners, faculty workshops and presentations, award ceremonies, musical and theatrical performances and much more. All photographs taken by David Hale´, Stefan Hard, Marcy Shaffer, and Georges Drouin.
To view the Photo Album from the weekend, click the picture above or
Clockhouse Writers' Conference Launches New National Literary Magazine, CLOCKHOUSE
In partnership with the Clockhouse Writers' Conference, an annual, alumni-run conference and retreat for graduates of Goddard's MFA in Creative Writing Program, Goddard is proud to announce the launch of CLOCKHOUSE, a new, annual, literary magazine featuring short stories, interviews, essays, plays and poems by both award-winning writers and exciting, new literary voices.
Says MFA in Creative Writing Program Director Paul Selig: "A national literary magazine is a natural offspring of a thriving MFA program, so we're especially pleased that Goddard's MFA alumni are at the helm."
The magazine's mission: Dare. Risk. Dream. Share. Ruminate. How do we understand our place in the world, our responsibility to it and our responsibility to each other? CLOCKHOUSE is an eclectic conversation about the work-in-progress of life--a soul arousal, a testing ground, a new community, a call for change. Join in.
The debut issue is now for sale on their website, and submissions are currently open till Dec. 15th.
Announcing the Goddard College Sustainability Entrepreneurs' Grant (GCSEG)
Sponsored by Jerry Greenfield and Elizabeth Skarie Foundation along with Concept 2, the new GCSEG offers grant opportunities to Goddard students from any program who are starting or developing businesses or non-profits that offer solutions to local or global sustainability issues.
The goal of the program is to cultivate responsible action towards nature, society, and future generations by supporting the start-up or growth of a business or non-profit that promotes sustainable living, social equity, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and ecological protection and restoration. Each year, a $2500 grant will be awarded to the student entrepreneur whose business promises to most successfully address these concerns, as judged by the Goddard Sustainability Review Team.
Are you a current student with a sustainable business plan in need of a little start-up capital? This grant is open to all Goddard students, regardless of program. Apply by January 15, 2014.
New Dual Language Concentration for the BA & MA in Education
The Dual Language Early Childhood Education concentration is now offered in both the BA and MA in Education degree programs at either the Plainfield, Vermont Campus or the Seattle Community Campus.
The program uses the Soy Bilingüe Adult Dual Language (ADL) model developed by the Center for Linguistic and Cultural Democracy. This means that during the residency, Spanish is used for half the time and English is used half the time. Translation equipment is used initially to stimulate deep level thinking and rigorous academic exchange between the two language groups. Bilinguals of other languages are also welcome.
Olympian and Alumnus Tommie Smith Visited Goddard College on Oct. 6th
On October 6th, Goddard College bestowed the third annual Presidential Award for Activism to Olympic gold medalist, educator and activist Dr. Tommie Smith (MA '74). Smith traveled from Georgia to the Plainfield, Vermont campus to receive his award and was interviewed by WPTZ news. He also gave an inspiring speech to the fall 2013 graduating class of our Bachelor of Arts students.
"No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings," he said, quoting the poet William Blake (1757-1827).
To view an album of photos from his award ceremony, click the picture above or click here.
1970s Photography Slideshow
"Rural Revolution:" Slideshow of 70s Era Student and Faculty Photography
Thank you Peg and all the photography contributors! We hope you will enjoy this slideshow...click the image above or click here.
Successful Fall Pledge Drive!
WGDR Director Kris Gruen reports: "We had another really positive fundraiser this fall, meeting our $2,500 challenge to bring on 25 new Sustaining donors! We've raised over $15,000 so far, and gifts are still coming in.
Thanks to everyone who continues to help Goddard College Community Radio grow as a thriving community media resource!"
Held over by popular demand, this show features 27 photography students and faculty from the 1970s, curated by alumna Peg Tassey (RUP '79-81). The exhibit is open daily M-F, 10am-4pm. Closing Reception is Dec.7, 6pm. Free!
Sounds of the Indian tabla and Middle Eastern oud - "Pure sonic sorcery!" (Seven Days). With Goddard alumnus Gabe Halberg (BA '95). Tickets:
$15 advanced online
or $20 day-of at the door. Buy tickets...
VT Vaudeville, 1/25
"Laugh Locally" with this local band of circus, comedy, magic, puppetry, music and more! All ages show. Tickets:
A conference on the theme "Language, Culture, and Identity," and a scholarship banquet dinner & dance to benefit Goddard Education students. Workshops, performances, vendors, and more! Register by Jan. 15.
Alex is currently pursuing a BA degree in Education with a concentration in Community Education, with plans to transition to the MA program and Teacher Certification.
He recently presented and lead a "Poverty in Education" workshop at the Fall 2013 Seattle Residency with a focus on raising awareness to current progressive strategies that are undoing the negative systemic practices that
perpetuate poverty in the nation.
"Poverty is not an accident. Like slavery and apartheid it was created by man and can be eliminated by the actions of human beings." - Nelson Mandela, as quoted in Alex's presentation.
Gabe Halberg received his BA from Goddard in 1995, after a two-year immersion studying the tabla -- the classical hand-drums of North India. Gabe is a disciple of tabla master Pandit Samir Chatterjee and a member of the musical groups 35th Parallel, the Saturn People's Sound Collective, and the Big Bang Bhangra Brass Band.
In 2005, he moved back to Plainfield, VT (much to his surprise), where he lives with his wife and daughter. He continues to grow his web design company Dadra Design.
Gabe comes back to Goddard College on December 7, 2013, to play a concert with the 35th Parallel MediterrAsian Jazz Ensemble at the Haybarn Theatre.Get tickets now!
Thew new Fall/Winter 2013 issue has arrived! We hope you received a copy in your mailbox but we are happy to report that Clockworks is now online.
This issue is the 150th Anniversary Commemorative Issue and features articles on the history of Goddard College, a photo retrospective and a "Then and Now" section, as well as the usual Class Notes and Alumni Portfolio.
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MA in Psychology & Counseling Program Director Steve James has been named to the editorial board of a new journal of the American Psychological Association, "Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity," as a Consulting Editor.