Friday, January 30, 2009

Sharon Webster: Picture that Poem

Sharon Webster, a Vermont artist and member of the CCV Burlington art faculty, currently has several art pieces on display in a show in central Vermont called "Picture That Poem." The exhibit is being held at the Studio Place Arts Gallery (199 North Main Street, downtown Barre).

This exhibit is on display now through February 28. In addition, a special event titled "Who was Robert Frost and Who are We?" will be presented by Geof A Hewitt on Sunday January 25, from 2 - 4 PM. For more information in this exhibit, visit You can also check out the review of the exhibit from this week's Seven Days newspaper at

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Construction Crew Hard at Work

The image below was taken at the construction site of CCV's new building in Winooski during yesterday's snow storm and was posted on the Burlington Free Press website this morning. The entire staff at CCV would like to offer our warmest thanks to all the men and women working to build our new building... especially during these cold winter months! Keep up the great work!
Want to see more of what's going on at the construction site? Check out our web cam! (Web cam image updates every half hour.)

Caption: Construction workers brave the heavy snow to work on Community College of Vermont's new building in Winooski on Wednesday January 28, 2009. (EMILY NELSON, Free Press)

Spring 2009 Learning Labs & Peer Tutoring Schedule

The spring 2009 schedule for peer tutoring, math labs, and writing labs at CCV Burlington is now available. Additional lab times may be added in the upcoming weeks so check back if you don't find times that work for you. All of these services are included with the cost of attending CCV and are a great way to get the extra support you might need to be successful in your classes.

To view the schedule, click here or visit the CCV Burlington front desk or Learning Center to pick up a copy. For more information on academic resources at CCV Burlington, click here.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Resources for Burlington Students

CCV Burlington has recently compiled a list of transportation, textbook, and housing handouts for students. We hope to add more resources in the future, but for now, you can view these documents here:

DISCLAIMER: Please note that these resources have been compiled as a service to students attending CCV. Any utilization of this list is the sole responsibility of the participant. CCV does not endorse or support the referenced organizations/individuals; makes no representations, express or implied, as to the accuracy/currency of the information supplied; and holds no responsibility for any outcomes stemming from this information. Use of this information is voluntary and at your own risk. If you believe any of the information listed to be inaccurate or in violation of CCV policies, please contact a CCV staff member.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Mica DeAngelis: Notes from the Road

Mica DeAngelis, a CCV staff and faculty member, is currently in Fellsmere, Florida volunteering with Habitat for Humanity. In the image below, Mica and future homeowner, Adrianna Nunos, are nailing plywood onto a shed in the back of Adrianna's two bedroom home. In early March, Adrianna and her 18 month old toddler, Ethan, will move into the home Mica, her husband Barry, and 18 other volunteers are building.

Mica is also teaching Social Problems (SOC-1030) this semester which will bring students to the New Orleans area, where they will not only experience the culture and beauty of the city, but also learn about social problems there and provide 30 hours of hands-on community service. Space is still available in the course and if you'd like to learn more about it, visit

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Reminder: Classes Begin Tomorrow!

Tomorrow (Monday, January 26, 2009) is the start of the spring semester at CCV Burlington. Most classes will begin this week. To view a listing of room numbers for courses, click here.

Have a great semester!

Friday, January 23, 2009

New Student Oreintation, In Pictures

CCV Burlington held its annual spring semester New Student Orientation on Wednesday, January 21. The event was a big success and the largest spring orientation we've ever had with nearly 100 students in attendance. Below, are a few images from the event. To all new CCV Burlington students... Good luck and have a great semester!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Spring 2009 Classroom Assignments

CCV Burlington spring 2009 classroom assignments are now available online. These classroom assignments are tentative and are subject to change. We recommend that all students stop in at the CCV Burlington lobby before each class to confirm their class location.

Click here to view CCV Burlington spring 2009 classroom assignments.

CCV Burlington Closed on Friday

CCV Burlington will be closed to the public on Friday, January 23 in order to prepare our facilities for the start of the spring semester on Monday, January 26.

We will reopen at 8:00 AM on Monday (on-call academic advising will begin at 9 AM). Thank you for your cooperation.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Happy MLK Day!

Today, celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, CCV Burlington is organizing a group of students, staff and faculty to volunteer in the Burlington community. For more information on this opportunity, as well as a link to CCV's statewide MLK 2009 events calendar, visit

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

MLK 2009: A day ON, not a day OFF

Dr. Martin Lugher King, Jr. Day (Monday, January 19, 2009) offers us time to contemplate, celebrate and continue the work for equal rights for all. There are many ways to be involved on MLK day, including volunteering around Burlinton with other members of the CCV community. There are also a variety of other events taking place around Vermont. If you'd like to visit CCV's statewide listing of MLK 2009 events, visit

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

CCV Students Visit Mexico City

The following photo and message is a guest post from Marianne DiMascio. Marianne is an Academic Advisor at the Community College of Vermont in Burlington and is currently leading a CCV study abroad trip in Mexico City.

Hello from CCV in Mexico City! Students in the History and Traditions of Mexico class arrived in Mexico City Friday evening, January 9. Here they are at Frida Kahlo’s home, Casa de los Azulejos. At one point both Frida Kahlo and Diego Riviera lived here.

Monday, January 12, 2009

CCV Welcomes Dana Lee

Academic Coordinator & Advisor Dana Lee is settling into his new role overseeing the areas of fine arts, graphic design, and multi media communication in the Burlington site. Dana moved to Vermont from Montreal in November with his wife, Stephanie, and baby son, Desmond. An artist himself, Dana has worked as a teacher, an art academy librarian, and a gallery curator since graduating with his MFA from the New York Academy of Art in 2003.

As he learns the ropes of his new job, Dana will be burning the midnight oil at the easel, as he has been accepted into a group show tentatively titled, "Mother, Mother", scheduled for Fall 2009 at A.I.R. Gallery in New York City. The exhibit will feature the work of four artists whose muse has included the transformational experience of parenthood. While not technically a mother, Dana insists that he's spent enough sleepless nights with a baby and a bottle to qualify for honorary status, and thus a place among his female peers in the NYC show.

It is a joy to welcome Dana-along with his many artistic and technological talents-to Burlington and to CCV. To learn more about Dana and see some of his work, here's a link to his website:

Thursday, January 8, 2009

CCV Burlington Celebrates MLK Day!

In commemoration of MLK Day, CCV Burlington’s Student Advisory Board is organizing its second annual service event on January 19, 2009. Working with the Americorps program and local non-profits throughout Chittenden County, CCV students will have the opportunity to honor MLK’s legacy through volunteer work. We will be meeting in our 119 Pearl St. building at 12:00 PM to talk about King’s life and commitment to community service before heading down to City Hall at 12:45 PM. Students will be able to choose from a number of volunteer opportunities addressing many social issues. The day will conclude with a free community dinner with live music and entertainment at 5:00 PM in Contois Auditorium at City Hall. Please join us to meet some new folks and commemorate the life of one of America’s greatest human rights leaders the way he would have wanted you too, as a “Day On, Not a Day Off.” For more information, contact Ian Boyd at

Monday, January 5, 2009

Open Course Registration at CCV Burlington

Now through Friday, January 16 is open registration at CCV Burlington. On these days, new and returning students can apply, take assessments, register for classes, make payments, and meet with counselors without an appointment at our 119 Pearl Street location in Burlington.

Open registration takes place Monday through Friday from 10 AM – 4 PM. We will also be open until 6 PM on Tuesday, January 6 and 13. For more information, visit

Friday, January 2, 2009

Steel is in the Ground in Winooski

As of December 31, the steel for CCV's new building in Winooski has been placed in the ground and a composite image is posted below! The new building, located at 1 Abenaki Way in Winooski, is scheduled to open in May of 2010 and will be the new home for all of CCV Burlington's current operations.

For more information on this construction project, visit

Program helps busy adults earn degree

Last Sunday's Burlington Free Press featured a story on the Vermont State Colleges' Assessment of Prior Learning (APL) program that awards college credit to adults for college-level learning acquired through experience. To read the article, click here.

If you are interested in learning more about how the Assessment of Prior Learning program works, visit