Tuesday, April 29, 2008

CCV Burlington’s Annual Student Art Show

CCV Burlington's Annual Student Art Show begins next week. Work will be on display from various art classes including Drawing I, Life Drawing, Printmaking, Ceramics, Introduction to Studio Art, 2 D Design, Graphic Design, Photography, Color Theory and Stained Glass. Stop by to check out some of the great work created by CCV students this year!

When? May 9 - 23

Where? Hallways of CCV Burlington's 119 Pearl Street building

Opening Reception: May 9th, 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Friday, April 25, 2008

Geiger selected for Art's Alive Festival of Fine Art

Karen Geiger, a CCV staff member and alumna, has been selected to exhibit her work at the upcoming 2008 Art’s Alive Festival of Fine Art. This juried show has long been a highlight of the Burlington artistic community and Karen is one of only fifty-six artists chosen to participate.

The images included with this post are of two of the paintings that Karen will be submitting to the festival. Both are from her False Memory series and are acrylic on canvas (24X18”). The first is titled One Block to the Left and the second is Only the Light.

Congratulations on this fine achievement Karen! For more information on the 2008 Art’s Alive Festival of Fine Art, click here.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

International Food Festival a BIG Success

tamales con pollo from Honduras
picadillo from Cuba
palm butter soup from Liberia
egg fried rice from China
challah bread from the United States
green salsa from Mexico
molikia from Sudan
vegetable dumplings from China
samosas from India
pizelles from Italy

More than 200 people enjoyed the tastes, sights and sounds of last week’s International Food Festival, a multi-cultural event at the Community College of Vermont in Burlington. CCV students prepared most of the food and their classmates, families, friends, neighbors and teachers ate it all. A newly arrived Iraqi family escorted to the event by a CCV student from Peru enjoyed dinner together. A couple from Texas read about the event in 7 Days and decided to check it out.

The CCV Burlington Community Choir sang songs of national transition (South Africa) and Sergio Torres, a CCV graduate this June, sang Latin American favorites. A couple of students from James Blynt’s Comparative Religions class baked challah bread and described its significance on posters nearby. And, most playfully, children colored people pins and students marveled at Mendhi art designed impromptu by a professional artist right on their very own hands.

Thank you to everyone who helped make this event possible. We hope to see you there next year!

Looking for Love

Today’s Burlington Free Press features and article about the new play Seeking... which was coauthored by CCV’s own Marianne Dimascio. To view the article, click here.

Tonight is the show’s opening night. For more information, including show times and ticket info, check out last week’s post.

Spring Performance Nights

This week and next, CCV students in various performing arts classes will be showcasing their work to the community. All are invited to attend. Come out to support our CCV students!

Burlington Community Choir and the Queen City Larks
Friday, April 25, 7:00 pm
First Congregational Church Chapel, 38 South Winooski Ave., Burlington
Director: Amity Baker

Jazz Dance
Monday, April 28, 7:00 PM
CCV, 110 Cherry Street, Room LL 7
Instructor: Karen Amirault

Guitar I & II, Acting I

Friday, May 2, 7:00 PM
CCV, 110 Cherry Street, Room LL 7
Instrictors: Greg Matses (Guitar I & II), Ronni Lopez (Acting I)

Thursday, April 17, 2008

SEEKING... Opens Next Week!

SEEKING…, a play coauthored by CCV’s own Marianne DiMascio, opens next week at the Waterfront Theatre (60 Lake Street, Burlington).

To read more about the show and how it came to be, check out the following articles from Seven Days.

Tickets are 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
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

SEEKING… is presented by Heat & Hot Water Productions.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The War Behind the Wars: Information Security and Exploitation and the Formation of Nations

Historical record often attributes the most pivotal events in warfare to victories on the battlefield, in the naval theater or skies. As military documents become declassified, evidence is revealed of the critical role of clandestine information gathering missions that led directly to military victory. In this lecture Jonathan Habif will discuss the nature of the warfare of informatics, as well as describe several of the most intriguing and daring intelligence missions in modern warfare. The lecture will conclude with an assessment of modern information security capabilities and key weaknesses that are likely to shape the future of warfare.

Please join Jonathan on Thursday, May 1st, at 11:45 in Cherry Room 301 as he discusses the relationship between national security and modern warfare.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Montreal Art Trip

All CCV students and faculty are invited to join our art students on Friday, April 25th for a trip to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. We will travel by bus to visit this world class museum and view the special exhibition titled "¡Cuba! Art and History from 1868 to Today"

Cost: $35 (includes admission to Cuba exhibit)

Time: 8:30 am -5:30 pm

IMPORTANT: To cross the border you must have a passport or original copy of your birth certificate and a photo ID. For more information, call Mica DeAngelis at CCV Burlington (802-865-4422).

International Food Festival: Share a Dish, Share a Culture

This week marks an important tradition here at CCV Burlington as this Wednesday is our 8th Annual International Food Festival. This event gathers CCV students and families from more than 20 different countries of origin in order to share ethnic foods and music showcasing culturally influenced tastes and sounds. All members of the CCV community are invited to attend and bring a dish to share at this wonderful event. The International Food Festival is a yearly highlight and a definite sign of spring. We hope to see you there!

When? Wednesday, April 16, 2008, 5 – 7 pm

Where? Overlook Café, Pearl Street Building, 2nd Floor

Cost? FREE.

For more information, or if you are interested in cooking for the event, contact Amy E. Stuart, Coordinator of Academic Services at (802) 865-4422 or amy.stuart@ccv.edu.

Friday, April 11, 2008

3rd Annual Associate Degree Career Fair a Success

On Thursday, April 10th, 80+ job seekers (a third of them CCV students or graduates) attended the 3rd Annual Associate Degree Career Fair. Representatives from businesses ranged from AllScripts and Americorps to the State of Vermont and V-Tech Solutions. (You will find a full list of businesses represented on our website http://www.ccv.edu/careerfair.) For Lisa Yaeger, Human Resource Director for the Community College of Vermont the Career Fair one highlight was "...meeting some excited CCV graduates who want to become staff members someday!"

CCV Business Management student Jesse Lawyer explained, "This is the first time I've attended an event like this. Now I have a much better idea of the opportunities out there."

Jesse, along with other CCV students Sara Maginn and Cecil Lushima prepared winning resumes to distribute to interested employers or mail in along with applications for employment.

We look forward to working together with the State Department of Labor and the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation for the 4th Annual Associate Degree Career Fair. Stay tuned.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Associate Degree Career Fair, 4/10/08

CCV is proud to announce our 3rd Annual Associate Degree Career Fair! At this free event, 20+ Vermont employers will be available to discuss your career opportunities after completing your associate degree. For more information, including a current list of employers that will be in attendance, visit http://www.ccv.edu/careerfair.

Thursday, April 10, 2008
Drop in any time from 9 am to 1 pm

Vermont Department of Labor
Burlington Resource Center,
63 Pearl Street
Burlington, VT 05401

Employers in Attendance (updated: 4/2/08)
The following companies will be in attendance at the Associate Degree Career Fair. The links provided will take you to the company’s career opportunities webpage or homepage.

The Associate Degree Career Fair is presented in collaboration by the Vermont Department of Labor, the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation, and the Community College of Vermont.

CCV Burlington in the News

An article appeared today in the Burlington Free Press regarding CCV Burlington's upcoming 8th Annual International Food Festival. To read the article, click here.

The International Food Festival will be held on Wednesday, April 16 from 5 – 7 pm at the Overlook Café (119 Pearl Street, 2nd Floor). We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Salzman featured in ARTworksHERE exhibit

Gail Salzman, a CCV faculty member teaching a variety of art courses in Burlington and St. Albans, will soon have her work featured in the upcoming ARTworksHERE exhibit at the Firehouse Gallery (135 Church Street, Burlington). The exhibit features 15 Vermont artists and will run from April 4 – 24. An opening reception will be held on Friday April 4, from 5-8pm. For more information on this exhibit, click here.

Salzman also has a solo exhibit being featured now through June 29 at the Fletcher Allen Hospital (Main Street Corridor). Great work Gail!