Wednesday, August 27, 2008

CCV Burlington Closed on Friday and Monday

CCV Burlington will be closed from Friday, August 29 until Monday September 1 as we prepare for the start of the fall semester and celebrate Labor Day . Thursday, August 28 will be our final business day prior to the first day of fall classes (September 2).

Friday, August 22, 2008

VSC & the Harpoon Point to Point

The 7th annual Harpoon Point to Point was held on August 16th, and this year two riders from CCV joined up with a group from Johnson and a rider from Lyndon to create a pedaling superpower. At last count, Team VSC has raised over $1300 to support the efforts of the Vermont Foodbank.

The day began with sunshine, temperatures in the 60’s -70’s, and only a 30% chance of scattered showers. Riders hit their saddles anticipating a beautiful ride for a good cause. There were a few surprises along the way, but the torrential rain, hail storms, thunder and lightning could not deter these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rides. Rides were 114, 50, and 25 miles long. Darlene Murphy and Angie Albeck from CCV each completed the 50 mile leg.

Did you know?

  • Each year, 10% of Vermont citizens visit a food shelf at some point.
  • 28% of Vermont FoodBank clients choose between paying for food and buying medicine.
  • 38% of Vermont Foodbank clients have to choose between food and paying for heat.
  • Over the past 10 years, the number of families accessing food shelves has increased by 50%.
  • Vermont FoodBank has been serving Vermont communities since 1986.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

CCV Burlington Blog Wordle

Check out the CCV Burlington Blog's "Wordle" by clicking on the image below.

What's a Wordle? "Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends." Create your own Worlde for free at

CCV Groundbreaking Ceremony

Please join us as we break ground for the Community College of Vermont's NEW Chittenden County facility.

When? Tuesday, September 9, 2008, 9:30 AM

Please RSVP to Karen Geiger at 802-652-2081 or

Parking: We suggest parking in the Winooski public garage off Cascade Way (accessed vie Winooski Falls Way). Free parking places for one, two, and four hours are available on level one. Please use the unrestricted public vehicle entrance.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Save the Date: Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Social!

3rd Annual Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Social

Tuesday, September 9, 2008,
5:00 – 6:30 PM (or until we run out of ice cream)
Overlook Café (2nd Floor), 119 Pearl Street, Burlington

This fall semester kick-off event is quickly becoming a CCV tradition! Open to all CCV students, staff, alumni and faculty only. Featuring free ice cream from Ben and Jerry’s!. For more information contact Adam at

Monday, August 11, 2008

CCV Graduation on RETN

Check out CCV graduates on TV! RETN Channel 16 (Greater Burlington-Area Educational Access) will air a recording of CCV's 2008 graduation ceremony on Sunday, August 24 at 3:00 pm and Sunday, August 31 at 5:00!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Update on CCV's Move to Winooski

The following is a guest posting from CCV's President Tim Donovan regarding CCV Burlington's upcoming move to downtown Winooski in 2010 as well as the construction project supporting that move.

Good morning. We’ve reached a few milestones with the building project in Winooski so I’d like to bring you up to date.

1. Our Act 250 Permit has been issued. We anticipate we will commence construction around the first of September. The first phase will be driving the piles that will support the building.

2. As of August 1, we have taken possession of the 1.8 acre leased parcel. All existing structures have been removed and the parcel is ready for construction. This has gone very smoothly with excellent collaboration among the land owner, City of Winooski, and CCV staff and design team.

3. Building design is on schedule and you will find a sketch of the building below. As construction costs become firmer in this volatile market, we may have to make some adjustments.

4. With a start of construction now firm, we can schedule a ceremonial groundbreaking. To accommodate the very busy demands of fall registration and the first week of the semester, we will hold the groundbreaking on Tuesday, September 9 at 9:30 am.

Thank you to all who have contributed to getting this project this far. All with an eye toward starting our Summer 2010 semester at 1 Abenaki Way in Winooski.