Monday, March 31, 2008

From Rwanda to Vermont: The Journey of a Refugee

Jean Luc Dushime, a former CCV student and Champlain College transfer student was recently featured in an article titled “From Rwanda to Vermont: The Journey of a Refugee.” The article appeared in The Christian Science Monitor.

To view a web slideshow narrated by Jean-Luc, click here or on the image below. To view the full article, click here.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

8th Annual International Food Festival: Share a Dish, Share a Culture

krempita, jambalaya, kimchi rice, pakoras, pupusas...

Curious?? Ask your classmates from Bosnia, Louisianna, Korea, India and El Salvador (or skip to descriptions below.)

Adventurous?? Prepare a cultural dish to share at the 8th International Food Festival, Wednesday, April 16th from 5:00 - 7:00 pm in the Overlook Cafe on the 2nd floor of the CCV Burlington Pearl Street building. Consider your own cultural or ethnic heritage or one you know little about. Then research the foods of the region and prepare something you've always loved eating or something you've never tasted before.

Hungry?? Join us for our most popular springtime event and taste some amazing home cooked foods prepared by CCV students from nearly every continent on earth!

Questions?? Please call Amy E. Stuart, 865-4422 or email her at

Krempita is a Bosnian cake prepared with brasna (flour) secer (sugar) jaja (eggs) and vanilla pudding
Jambalaya is a thick hardy stew often prepared by the Cajun and Creole people whose cuisine is influenced by West Indian, African, Native American, French and Spanish cultures.
Kimchi rice is a popular Korean dish of rice flavored with pickled cabbage and spicy red pepper
Pakoras are a common Indian food of seasoned mixed vegetables dipped in homemade garbanzo batter sauce and deep fried
Pupusas are corn tortillas filled with beans and cheese, a staple in El Salvador

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


Marianne DiMascio, a CCV academic advisor, has coauthored and is performing in a new play that will soon debut here in Burlington! Presented by Heat & Hot Water Productions, SEEKING… is “a romantic comedy about missed connections, true love, and discreet encounters that explores the funny, outrageous, sometimes heart-breaking ways people reach out to each other through the personal ads.” Break a leg Marianne!

Tickets on sale now at the Flynn Regional Box Office, or charge by phone at 802-86-Flynn (802-863-5966). On sale night of the performance at The Waterfront Theatre box office by cash or check only. All tickets $12

Waterfront Theatre

  • Wednesday April 23 at 8:00 (Benefit performance for NOFA VT)
  • Thursday April 24 at 8:00 pm
  • Friday April 25 at 8:00 pm
  • Saturday April 26 at 8:00 pm

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Nominate an Excellent Teacher

This June CCV is holding its first Summer Institute for faculty. The Institute will be a time to celebrate teaching excellence and to provide new learning opportunities for faculty members.During the Institute, 10 faculty members will be honored for their work in CCV classrooms. These are people whose teaching best supports learning. They will be chosen by the faculty members who currently serve on the College's Academic Council.

If you would like to nominate a CCV teacher, click here.

CCV in the news

Two recent articles appeared in the Burlington Free Press regarding members of the CCV community.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Upcoming Workshops @ CCV Burlington

As CCV plans for its 3rd Annual Associate Degree Career Fair (April 10, 9 am - 1 pm), several career related workshops are being offered to students. Consider attending one of the following FREE workshops presented by the Vermont Department of Labor to help you prepare for the Career Fair!

  • Resume Writing
    Tuesday, March 18, 3 – 4 PM or 5 – 6 PM
    Location: CCV Burlington, 110 Cherry Street, Room 305

  • Interview Skills
    Thursday, March 20, 3 – 4 PM or 5 – 6 PM
    Location: CCV Burlington, 110 Cherry Street, Room LL6

  • Navigating a Career Fair
    Wednesday, March 26, 3 – 4 PM 
    Location: CCV Burlington, 110 Cherry Street, Room LL6

  • Navigating a Career Fair
    Tuesday, April 8, 3 – 4 PM
    Location: CCV Burlington, 110 Cherry Street, Room LL6

Thursday, March 13, 2008

CCV Burlington welcomes new work-study employees!

CCV Burlington recently hired two new work study students named Ben and Mary and we would like to officially recognize their joining the staff. Below is a short bio for both of these great student leaders. Welcome to the staff Ben and Mary!

Ben Rutter is currently enjoying his second semester studying at CCV and his first working in the administrative offices. He loves living in the city of Burlington, having moved here from his home state of Virginia. He is looking forward to his remaining time at CCV, as well as the further education that he will receive after obtaining his associate degree. At present, he is a Liberal Studies major at CCV and he hopes to achieve a B.A. in history in the not-too-distant future.

Mary Brothers is 25 year old student attending CCV. Her long-term goal is to achieve her PHD in Criminal Psychology. She is also currently a part of the CCV work-study program here in Burlington. She says that “This job has provided me with wonderful opportunities. The site I work at has a great atmosphere with a sense of comfort and acceptance, not to mention the rest of the staff is both friendly and helpful.” In her time off, she enjoys reading, listening to music, watching movies and spending time with family and friends.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Movie Night @ CCV

Come join the Student Advisory Board (SAB) for a viewing of Sophie Scholl, a film following the last six days of Scholl’s life and her involvement with the White Rose, a student resistance group against the Nazi regime. Film will be followed with a brief discussion. Refreshments will be provided!

When: Wednesday, March 19th from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Where: Pearl Street, Room 100

Who: Event is open to all CCV students and faculty. Bring a friend!

For more information, contact Kelsi Powers at

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Sustainability goals for new CCV location in Winooski

Cx Associates is working with CCV in offering sustainability consulting services and helping the college reach sustainability goals for the new facility planned for Winooskis. One such goal is to earn a silver rating under the LEED Certification Process. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and is overseen by the U.S. Green Building Council.

On February 27, representatives from Cx Associates, met with several CCV Burlington students, staff, and faculty to discuss and brainstorm goals for CCV as it plans the new site (opening in 2010). The primary focus of this meeting was the theme of sustainability.

For more information on this meeting, check out the links below:

Download Meeting Minutes

Download Meeting Flip Chart Transcription

Karen Geiger featured at Kasini Gallery

Congratulations today go out to Karen Geiger, CCV graduate, CCV staff member, and local artist, who is currently being featured at the Kasini House Gallery (located at 64 North Street in Burlington)!

"Karen lives and works in Burlington, Vermont, and has shown at a number of venues and festivals since 2002. Geiger is also an active curator. This dual role, artist and curator, gives her a broad perspective on the practice of contemporary art and its roots in art history. Trained at the University of Vermont in studio art and art history, Geiger works in multiple media: acrylic painting, photography, installation, sculpture, and drawing. She is, essentially, a maker of art." (click here for Karen's complete Kasini House bio.)

Monday, March 3, 2008

Open Space Forums for Students and Faculty

A great deal of activity has been taking place at CCV Burlington regarding the design of our new site in Winooski (scheduled to open in 2010). Check out the pictures below from some of the events. Additionally, the following open forums inviting all interested CCV students and faculty have been scheduled:

Monday, March 10, 3 - 5:30pm in Cherry LL14

Tuesday, March 11, 9:30 - 11:30am Cherry LL7

Thursday, March 13, 10:30am – 12:30 pm Cherry LL7

Thursday, March 13, 5 - 7pm, Pearl conference room 2A

Please consider attending and sharing your ideas for how our new space in Winooski and best serve the current and future CCV community. Please RSVP to Dawn Tetrault by either calling 865-3043 or sending an email to We hope to see you there!

Art Faculty Discuss New Winooski Site

Last week, several CCV Burlington art instructors gathered to discuss facilities needs and ideas for the planned CCV site in Winooski. Click here to read an article from the Burlington Free Press regarding the event. Below, are pictures from the meeting.